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Porthcawl Hebrew Congregation

Porthcawl, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, Wales



Page created: 25 October 2005
Latest revision or update: 31 January 2016

Town of Porthcawl

Porthcawl is a seaside town in South Wales, with a population of about 16,000, and is situated on the northern shore of the Bristol Channel between Cardiff (29 miles to the east) and Swansea (about 20 miles to the west).

Porthcawl was an an urban district in the then county of Glamorganshire until 1974, when it was merged with a number of other local authorities in Glamorganshire (including the urban districts of Bridgend), to form the  district of Ogwr, in the then new county of Mid Glamorgan. In 1996, most of the former district of Ogwr (including Porthcawl and Bridgend) was formed into the county borough of Bridgend, a unitary authority (in the ceremonial, or preserved, county of Mid Glamorgan).

Porthcawl Jewish Community

The following are details of the only Jewish congregation known to have existed in Porthcawl, although the town of Bridgend also had a Jewish congregation, the Bridgend Synagogue.


Congregation Data


Porthcawl Hebrew Congregation

Date Founded:


Current Status:



Ashkenazi Orthodox


Portcawl did not have its own Jewish cemetery. Burials would have taken place in Swansea or Cardiff or possibly Pontypridd.


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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