the former

Ammanford Hebrew Congregation

& Jewish Community

Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, Wales



Page created: 13 May 2005
Latest revision or update: 31 March 2016

Town of Ammanford

Ammanford (in Welsh: Rhydaman), a town on the river Amman in south Wales, has a population of about 5,000.  It lies about 17 miles north of Swansea.

Until 1974, it formed the urban district of Ammanford in the county of Carmarthenshire. From 1974 until 1996, it was part of the district of Dinefwr in the newly-formed county of Dyfed. In 1996,  Dinefwr was merged with neighbouring authorities to form the reconstituted county of Carmarthenshire, a unitary authority (within  the ceremonial, or preserved, county of Dyfed)).

Ammanford Jewish Community

There are reports of Jewish residents in the town from, at least, 1916 until the late 1950s, although, accordoring to G. Alderman "Into the Vortex" (p.2) a synagogue was never built.

Congregation Data


Ammanford Hebrew Congregation

Date Founded:

Before 1916 (source)

Current Status:

Congregation ceased after 1920 (source)


Ashkenazi Orthodox


Ammanford did not have a Jewish cemetery, the nearest was in Swansea.


On-line Articles relating to the Ammanford Jewish Community



Former Jewish Communities in the county of Carmarthenshire

Jewish Congregations in Wales, listed according to former counties

Jewish Congregations in Wales, listed according to current unitary authorities

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