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Pontypridd Synagogue

and Jewish Community

Pontypridd, Rhondda-Cynon-Taf, South Wales

 

              

         
 
 
Page created: 23 August 2005
Latest revision or update: 21 October 2013

Congregation Data

Name:

Pontypridd Synagogue

Address:

Wood Road, Pontypridd

Town Location:

Pontypridd is a town situated on the river Taff at the junction with the river Rhondda in South Wales.

Founded:

1867 (Synagogue consecrated 1895 - Article from The Jewish Chronicle of 25 October 1895)

Current Status:

Closed 1978. According to The Jewish Chronicle, 27 January 1978, page 8:
"Pontypridd Hebrew Congregation, founded 1867, has been dissolved and the synagogue premises sold. Torah scrolls have been sent to Birmingham and Israel. The few remaining families have joined the Cardiff community or retired to other areas."

Ritual:

Ashkenazi Orthodox

Membership Data:

1895 - 23 seatholders  (The Jewish Year Book 1896/7)

Local Government:

From 1996 - the county borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf - a unitary authority.

1974 to 1996 - the district of Taff-Ely in the county of Mid Glamorgan.

Until 1974 - the urban district of Pontypridd in the county of Glamorganshire.

On-Line Articles

Press Reports about the Jewish Community of Pontypridd and Surrounding Areas 1852 - 2006

Some Thoughts on the Rhondda Valley Communities by Harold Pollins


Jewish Population Data

1895 - 150 (The Jewish Year Book 1896)

 1934 - 150 (The Jewish Year Book 1935)

 

Rhondda Cynon Taf Jewish Communities home page

Bibliography

IAJGS Cemetery Project - Pontypridd Cemetery

 

Jewish Congregations in the former county of Glamorganshire

Jewish Congregations in Wales, according to current unitary authorities

Jewish Communities & Congregations in Wales home page


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