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Rhyl Hebrew Congregation

Rhyl, Denbighshire, North Wales



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Latest revision or update: 18 February 2015

Town of Rhyl

Rhyl (in Welsh: Y Rhyl) is a seaside town with a population of about 25,000. It lies on the northern coast of Wales facing the Irish Sea, close to the mouth of the river Clwyd and abot 45 miles west of Liverpool.

Until 1974, it formed the urban district of Rhyl in the county of Flintshire. From 1974 until 1996, it was part of the district of Rhuddlan in the then newly-formed county of Clwyd. In 1996, Clwyd was abolished as an administrative county and the district of Rhuddlan became part of the newly re-formed county of Denbighshire, a unitary authority, though somewhat smaller than the original county of Denbighshire (within the ceremonial, or preserved, county of Clwyd).

Rhyl Jewish Community

There are reports of Jewish residents in Bangor from at least the 1890s until the 1950s, the town only synagogue having been established in the 1890s.

Congregation Data


Rhyl Hebrew Congregation


Lloyds Bank Chambers, Queen Street, Rhyl (from 1941)

Former Address:

Wellington Road, Rhyl
Magnet Buildings, High Street, Rhyl

Date Founded:

1897 (The Jewish Chronicle report, 29 October 1897)

Current Status:

Closed post-1947. The synagogue at Llandudno (the Llandudno and Conwyn Bay Hebrew Congregation) now serves as the centre for Rhyl and the other dwindling Jewish communities of North Wales.


Ashkenazi Orthodox

Membership Data:

1898 - 14 seatholders (Board of Deputies return)

1900 - 12 seatholders (Board of Deputies return)



There were no Jewish cemeteries in north Wales, the closest being in Liverpool and Manchester. However, in 2010, a Jewish cemetery (along Liberal lines) was established in Llandudno.


On-line Articles relating to the Rhyl Jewish Community



Rhyl Jewish Population Data



(The Jewish Year Book 1935)

Jewish Congregations in the former county of Flintshire

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