Brynmawr Hebrew Congregation

and Jewish Community

Brynmawr, Blaneau Gwent, South Wales



Page created: 25 May 2003
Latest revision or update: 30 November 2015

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). A new synagogue building was opened by Mr. O. E. d'Avigdor Goldsmid on 20 June 1900 and consecrated by the Chief Rabbi.

Former Address:

Heathcock House, Brynmawr.

Town Location:

Brynmawr is a town in the Valleys of South Wales.

Date Founded:


Current Status:

Closed -1965


Ashkenazi Orthodox

Membership Data:

1897  -  23 seatholders (The Jewish Year Book 1898/99)
1900  -  about 50 seatholders (The Jewish Year Book 1901)
1905  -  about 50 seatholders (The Jewish Year Book 1906)

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).

Other Jewish Institutions:

Hebrew School (source)

Brynmawr & District Burial Board - Chevra Kadisha (source)

Brynmawr and Abertillery Zionist Society (source)

Choverei Zion Society (source)

Literary and Social Society (source)

On-Line Articles

Press Reports relating to the Brynmawr Jewish Community 1889 - 1986

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

Reference to Brynmaw in papers on Provincial Jewry in Victorian Britain,
compiled by Prof. Aubrey Newman

Other Communal or Congregation Information

Jewish Population Data:









12 families

18 families

30 families

30 families


30 families



(The Jewish Year Book 1896)

(The Jewish Year Book 1898/99)

(The Jewish Year Book 1901)

(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 Congregations in Wales, according to current unitary authorities

Jewish Communities & Congregations in Wales home page

Explanation of Terms Used



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