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JEWISH COMMUNITIES AND CONGREGATIONS IN WALES
listed alphabetically according to current unitary authorities

(since 1 April 1996 Wales has been divided into 22 unitary authorities)
 

Map of Wales, showing unitary authority borders and the name of every town
that ever had a Jewish community and congregation.

 

Blaenau Gwent Communities

Abertillery Hebrew Congregation(3)
Brynmawr Hebrew Congregation(3,5,6)
Ebbw Vale Hebrew Congregation
Llanhilloth (see Newbridge Hebrew Congregation(3))
Tredegar - Montefiore Centenary Synagogue(3,5)

Bridgend Communities

Bridgend Synagogue(3)
Porthcawl Hebrew Congregation

Caerphilly Communities

Abercarn (see Newbridge Hebrew Congregation(3))
Bargoed Hebrew Congregation(3)
Blackwood & District Hebrew Congregation
Crosskeys (see Newbridge Hebrew Congregation(3))
Crumlin (see Newbridge Hebrew Congregation(3))
Newbridge Hebrew Congregation
New Tredegar Hebrew Congregation(3)

Cardiff Community(1,5,6)

Beth Hamedresh
Cardiff Reform Synagogue
Cardiff United Synagogue
Marlborough Road Synagogue
New Congregation (Orthodox)
Talmud Torah Congregation
Windsor Place Synagogue

Carmarthenshire Communities

Ammanford Hebrew Congregation(3)
Llanelli Synagogue(3)

Conwy Communities

Colwyn Bay Hebrew Congregation

Llandudno & Colwyn Bay Hebrew Congregation

Denbighshire

Rhyl Hebrew Congregation(3)

Gwynedd

Bangor Hebrew Congregation(1,3)

Merthyr Tydfil

Merthyr Tydfil Hebrew Congregation(1,3,4,5,6)

Neath Port Talbot Communities

Aberavon and Port Talbot Synagogue(3)
Neath Synagogue(5)
Ystalyfera Synagogue

Newport

Newport Synagogue(3)

Powys

Welshpool Jewish Group

Rhondda Cynon Taf Communities

Aberdare Synagogue(3)
Penrhiwceiber Synagogue
Pontypridd Synagogue(3,5)
Tonypandy Synagogue(5)

Swansea Community(1,3,5)

Swansea Beth Hamedrash
Swansea Hebrew Congregation

Torfaen

Pontypool Synagogue(5)

Vale of Glamorgan

Barry Dock Hebrew Congregation(3)

Wrexham Community

Wrexham Old Congregation
Wrexham Synagogue
 

(1) Community records (as listed) in All-UK Database.

(2) Pages with their own searchable databases.

(3) Pages with press reports on the community.

(4) Pages with photographs.

(5) Pages with articles and other contributed material.

(6) Pages with browsable lists.

 

 


Search the All-UK Database

The records in the database specifically associated with Wales include:

Burials

Merthyr Tydfil Cemetery, JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Register (624 records)

Census

Welsh Census Return 1851 and 1891 (1,800 records), with introduction and explanation.

1851 Anglo Jewry Database

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in cities or towns in Wales during the 1770s (1 record), 1780s (1 record), 1790s (3 records), 1800s (13 records), 1810s (29 records); 1820s (30 records), 1830s (98 records), 1840s (199 records), 1850s (329 records), 1860s (172 records), 1870s (139 records), 1880s (84 records), 1890s (43 records), 1900s (22 records) and 1910s (1 record).
 

Articles on the Welsh Jewish Community

How 'Greeners' Came to the Valley by Michael Wallach, Jewish Chronicle Colour Magazine, 1975 (posted on JCR-UK).


Other Wales Information

        JOWBR (JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial), searching under "Wales"

Bibliography and other sources

Welsh Jewish Cemeteries - IAJGS Cemetery Project

Medieval (Pre-1290) Jewish Communities in Wales
 

 

 


Click below to view the following lists of congregations:

  • click here to view the above communities and congregations alphabetically according to town.

  • click here to view the above communities and congregations according to county.

  • Click Here for congregations destroyed by German air raids during World War II.

  • Click Here for congregations listed by Affiliation to Synagogue Organisations.
     

 

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