the former

Jewish Communities in Carmarthenshire

South Wales




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County of Carmarthenshire

Carmarthenshire (in Welsh: Sir Gaerfyrddin), in south-west Wales, was formed as a unitary authority in 1996 from three former districts of the county of Dyfed - Llanelli, Carmarthen and Dinefwr. However, prior to 1974, the territory covered by these three districts had formed the historic county of Carmarthenshire.

Jewish Communities in Carmarthenshire

From the 1870's, new Jewish communities sprung up in the small towns across south Wales, a number of which are now located in the county of Carmarthenshire, in particular Llanelli. 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 Carmarthenshire:


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 South Wales.


Community Records

  • Register Office (for BMD): Registers currently held by Carmarthenshire Register Office in Carmarthen.

    • 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 Carmarthenshire.

For other Carmarthenshire Jewish Information
see under individual congregation pages

Jewish Congregations in Wales, listed according to former counties

Jewish Congregations in Wales, according to current unitary authorities

Jewish Communities & Congregations in Wales home page

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Latest revision or update: 9 December 2019

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