Welshpool Jewish Group

Welshpool, Powys, Wales



Page created: 9 October 2005
Latest revision or update: 28 June 2017

Town of Welshpool

Welshpool (Welsh: Y Trailwng), a town with a population of about 6,000, is in eastern mid-Wales, just four miles from the English border and about 65 miles due west from Birmingham. Until 1974, it formed the municipal borough of Welshpool in the county of Montgomeryshire. From 1974 until 1996, it was part of the district of Montgomery in the then newly-formed county of Powys. In 1974, the county of Powys became a unitary authority.

Welshpool Jewish Community

The few Jewish families in Welshpool and the surrounding area have established a loose group (no chairman or secretary) who meet every other month starting with a service, after which food is served (all those attending bring some food). Similarly, the group organises an annual Seder.

Congregation (Group) Data


Welshpool Jewish Group


No Formal Address - meetings are at peoples houses, which can either be in Welshpool or in the wider surrounding district.

Current Status:

Active.  Meetings are held about every 2 months.

Date Formed:



Liberal / Progressive


The group was an associate community of Liberal Judaism (formerly Union of Liberal and Progressive Synagogues), although this formal relationship appears to have come to an end in about 2008.


Welshpool does not have a Jewish cemetery.

List of Liberal Judaism Congregations

Jewish Congregations in the former county of Montgomeryshire

Jewish Congregations in Wales, listed according to current unitary authorities

Jewish Communities & Congregations in Wales home page


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