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Bridgend Synagogue

Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, Wales




Page created: 21 August 2005
Latest revision or update: 19 February 2016

Borough and Town of Bridgend

The town of Bridgend (in Welsh: Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr) in South Wales, with a population of about 40,000, lies on both banks of the river Ogmore and is about half way between Cardiff (20 miles to the east) and Swansea (24 miles to the west).

Until 1974, Bridgend formed the urban district of  Bridgend in the then county of Glamorganshire. In 1974, it merged with a number of other local authorities (including Porthcawl) to form the district of Ogwr in the county of Mid Glamorgan. In 1996, most of the former district of Ogwr (including Bridgend and Porthcawl) was formed into the county borough of Bridgend, a unitary authority (in the ceremonial, or preserved, county of Mid Glamorgan). The county borough had a population of about 135,000.

Bridgend Jewish Community

The following are details of the only Jewish congregation known to have existed in the town of Bridgend, although Porthcawl (which is now part of the present county borough of of Bridgend) also had a Jewish congregation, the Porthcawl Hebrew Congregation.


Congregation Data


Bridgend Synagogue


Adare Street, Bridgend

Date Founded:


Current Status:

Closed (became a shop)


Ashkenazi Orthodox


Bridgend did not have its own Jewish cemetery. Burials could have taken place in Swansea, Cardiff or Pontypridd, all of which are approximately the same distance from the town.


On-line Articles and Other Material
relating to the Bridgend Jewish Community



Bridgend Jewish Population Data



(The Jewish Year Book 1947)

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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