the former

Barry Dock Hebrew Congregation

& Barry Jewish Community

Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales




Page created: 21 August 2005
Latest update or revision: 4 April 2016

Town of Barry

Barry, a coastal town amd resort in South Wales, is situated on northern shore of the Bristol Channel, approximately 7 miles south-west of Cardiff.

Untul 1974 Barry formed the municipal borough of Barry in the county of Glamorganshire. From 1974 until 1996, it was part of the the district of Barry in the new county of South Glamorgann. Since 1996, it has formed part of the county borough of Vale of Glamorgan - a unitary authority (within the ceremonial, or preserved, county of South Glamorgan).

Barry Jewish Community

Barry had a small Jewish community in the first half of the twentieth century.

Congregation Data


Barry Dock Hebrew Congregation

Date Founded:

1909, but shortly thereafter ceased to have sufficient members to hold services. Services recommenced on Rosh Hashana 1939. (According to G. Alderman, Into the Vortex, quoting a 1952 article by M. Dennis, High Holy Days services were first held in Barry Dock in 1904)

Current Status:

Closed, after 1940 (source)


Ashkenazi Orthodox

Cemetery Information:

Barry did not have its own Jewish cemetery, the closest being in Cardiff.


On-line Articles and Other Material
relating to the Barry Jewish Community



Barry Jewish Population Data



(The Jewish Year Book 1935)


Jewish Congregations in the former county of Glamorganshire

Jewish Congregations in Wales, listed according to current unitary authorities

Jewish Communities & Congregations of Wales home page


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