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Wrexham Jewish Community

Town of Wrexham

The town of Wrexham (in Welsh - Wrecsam), with a population of about 40,000, is in the county borough of Wrexham, a unitary authority in north-east Wales, close to the English border. From 1974 to 1996, it was in the Wrexhan Maelor district in the county of Clwyd and, prior thereto, it was a municipal borough in the old county of Denbighshire.

Wrexham Jewish Community

The Jewish community in Wrexham was established towards the end of the nineteenth century. At one stage there were two rival congregations, which merged in about 1899.
 

The Jewish Congregations

The following are the Jewish congregations that existed in Wrexham:

 

Jewish Population Data

1896

40   

(The Jewish Year Book 1896)

1898

34   

(The Jewish Year Book 1898)

1900

66   

(The Jewish Year Book 1901)

1934

69   

(The Jewish Year Book 1935)

1946

69   

(The Jewish Year Book 1947)


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

 

Jewish Congregations in the former county of Denbighshire

Jewish Congregations in Wales, according to current unitary authorities

Jewish Communities in Wales home page


Explanations of Terms Used

 

 

 

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