the former

Jewish Communities in Caerphilly

South Wales




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County Borough of Caerphilly

The Welsh county borough of Caerphilly (Welsh: Caerffili), a unitary authority in south Wales, was created in 1996 from the Rhymney Valley district of the county of Mid Glamorgan and the Islwyn district of the county of Gwent. Initially, its constituent parts continued to form part of the ceremonial, or preserved , counties of Mid-Glamorgan and Gwent, respectively, but in 2003, the entire county borough was placed within the ceremonial county of Gwent. Until 1974, the area had straddled the old counties of Glamorganshire and Monmouthshire (the latter, which in many instances, was then considered part of England and not Wales).

Jewish Communities in Caerphilly

From the 1870's, new Jewish communities sprung up across the valleys of south Wales, those in the central sector being situated in a number of towns that are now located in the county borough of Caerphilly. There are now very few Jews left in the region.

The Jewish Congregations

The following are the Jewish congregations that existed in what is now Caerphilly:


On-line Articles relating to the Welsh Valleys Jewish Communities


  • How 'Greeners' Came to the Valley' - an article by Michael Wallach, which appeared in the Jewish Chronicle Colour Magazine in 1975 and makes reference to many of the Communities in the Welsh Valley.


Community Records

  • Register Office (for BMD): Registers currently held by Caephilly Register Office in Hengoed.

    • Any registers from previous register offices would now be held by current register office.

    • Register Office website


Jewish Cemetery Information

There are no Jewish cemeteries in the county borough of Caerphilly.

For other Caerphilly Jewish Information
see under individual congregation pages

Jewish Congregations in the former county of Glamorganshire

Jewish Congregations in the former county of Monmouthshire

Jewish Congregations in Wales, according to current unitary authorities

Jewish Communities & Congregations in Wales home page

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Latest revision or update: 8 December 2019

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