the former

Blackwood & District Hebrew Congregation

& Jewish Community

Blackwood, Caerphilly, South Wales



Page created: 2 June 2013
Latest revision or update: 13 March 2016

Town of Blackwood

Blackwood (Welsh: Y Coed Duon) is a small town situated on the river Sirhowy in the valleys of South East Wales. It lies approximately 17 miles north of Cardiff and 16 miles north-west of Newport, about half way between Newbridge (about 4 miles to the south-east) and Bargoed (about 3 miles to the north-west).

Until 1974, Blackwood formed part of the urban district of Bedwellty in the old county of Monmouthshire (which in many instances was then considered part of England and not Wales). From 1974 until 1996, it was part of the district (and borough) of Islwyn in the new county of Gwent. In 1996, Gwent was abolished as an administrative county, and the district became part of the county borough of Caerphilly - a unitary authority (within the purely ceremonial, or preserved, county of Gwent).

Blackwood Jewish Community

A small, short-lived, Jewish community existed in Blackwood in the 1920s.

Congregation Data


Blackwood & District Hebrew Congregation

Date Founded:

Probably in 1920s

Current Status:

Closed, after 1923 (source)


Ashkenazi Orthodox

Cemetery Information:

There is no Jewish cemetery in Blackwood, the closest was probably in Newport and Cardiff


Former Jewish Communities in the county borough of Caerphilly

Jewish Congregations in the former county of Monmouthshire

Jewish Congregations in Wales, listed according to current unitary authorities

Jewish Communities & Congregations in Wales home page


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