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Ystalyfera Synagogue

Ystalyfera, Neath Port Talbot, South Wales



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Latest revision or update: 21 February 2016

Village of Ystalyfera

Ystalyfera is a village, with a population of about 3,000, about 8 miles north of Neath and 13 miles north-east of Swansea. It is located on the river Twrch and the Swansea Canal, close the the border with the county of Powys. 

Until 1974, Ystalyfera was part of the rural district of Pontardawe in the county of Glamorganshire. From 1974 until 1996, it was part of the Lliw Valley in the county of Mid Glamorgan. Since 1996, it has been within the county borough of Neath Port Talbot - a unitary authority (in the ceremonial, or preserved, county of West Glamorgan).

Ystalyfera Jewish Community

There was small Jewish community in the village in the early 1900s.

Congregation Data


Ystalyfera Synagogue

Date Founded:

Prior to 1910

Current Status:



Ashkenazi Orthodox


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


Former Jewish Communities in the county borough of Neath Port Talbot

Jewish Congregations in the former county of Glamorganshire

Jewish Congregations in Wales, listed according to current unitary authorities

Jewish Communities & Congregations in Wales home page



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