Brynmawr Hebrew Congregation

Brynmawr, Blaneau Gwent, South Wales




Page created: 25 May 2003
Latest revision or update: 21 October 2013

Congregation Data

Community at one time had a rival congregation


Brynmawr Hebrew Congregation


Bailey Street, Brynmawr (part of the street was actually known as Jew Street.)

Former Address:

Heathcock House, Brynmawr.

Town Location:

Brynmawr is a town in the Valleys of South Wales.

Local Government:

From 1996 - the county borough of Blaenau Gwent- a unitary authority
1974 to 1996 - the district of Blaenau Gwent in the county of Gwent
Until 1974 - the urban district of Brynmawr  in the county of Brecknockshire (aka Breconshire)

Date Founded:


Current Status:

Closed -1965


Ashkenazi Orthodox

Membership Data:

1897  -  23 seatholders (The Jewish Year Book 1898/99)
1905  -  about 50 seatholders (The Jewish Year Book 1906)


Press Reports relating to the Brynmawr Jewish Community 1889 - 1986

Jewish Chronicle Articles on the Opening and Consecration of the Synagogue, 1901

Other  Information

Other Jewish Institutions
(with sources)

  • Hebrew School (Jewish Year Books)
  • Brynmawr & District Burial Board - Chevra Kadisha  (Jewish Year Books)
  • Brynmawr and Abertillery Zionist Society (Jewish Chronicle,18 September 1903, p.34
  • Choverei Zion Society C,10 May 1901, p.19
  • Literary and Social Society (Jewish Chronicle,23 January 1903, p.31

Jewish Population Data:


12 families
18 families
30 families
30 families

(The Jewish Year Book 1896)
(The Jewish Year Book 1898/99)
(The Jewish Year Book 1906)
(The Jewish Year Book 1935)
(The Jewish Year Book 1939)
(The Jewish Year Book 1947)
(The Jewish Year Book 1966)
Blaenau Gwent Jewish Communities home page

Jewish Congregations in the former county of Brecknockshire

Jewish Communities & Congregations in Wales home page

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