the former

Wrexham Jewish Community

and Synagogue

Wrexham, North Wales



Page created: 22 May 2005
Latest revision or update: 7 April 2017

Town of Wrexham

The town of Wrexham (in Welsh: Wrecsam), with a population of about 60,000, is in the in north-east Wales, close to the English border. It is situated about 40 miles south of Linerpool.

Until 1974, Wrexham was a municipal borough in the old county of Denbighshire. From 1974 to 1996, it was part of the Wrexhan Maelor district in then new county of Clwyd. In 1996, Clwyd was abolished as an administrative county and Wrexham became the county borough of Wrexham, a unitary authority (within the ceremonial, or preserved, county of Clwyd).

Wrexham Jewish Community

The Jewish community in Wrexham was established towards the end of the nineteenth century. At one stage there were two rival congregations, which merged in about 1899.

The Jewish Congregations

The following are the Jewish congregations that existed in Wrexham:

  • Wrexham Old Congregation

  • Wrexham Synagogue - this was the principal Jewish congregation in Wrexham. (Information specific to this congregation is included on this page together with any general information on the Wrexham Jewish community, as frequently such informatiion relates to both.)


Congregation Data (Wrexham's pricipal congregation)


Wrexham Synagogue


37 Rhosddu Road, Wrexham

Former Address:

84 Bradley Road, Wrexham (previously Old Guild Hall, 10 Hill Street, Wrexham)

Date Founded:


Incorporated Congregation:

Wrexham Old Congregation in August 1899

Current Status:

Closed post-1947


Ashkenazi Orthodox

Membership Data:

1898 - 18 seatholders  (The Jewish Year Book 1898/9)

1900 - 20 seatholders  (The Jewish Year Book 1900/01)


On-line Articles relating to Wrexham Jewish Community



Jewish Cemetery Information

There were no Jewish cemeteries in Wrexham or elsewhere in North Wales, burials generally taking place in Liverpool and Manchester. However, in 2010, a Jewish cemetery (along Liberal lines) was established in Llandudno.


Wrexham Jewish Population Data



The Jewish Year Book 1896)



(The Jewish Year Book 1898)



(The Jewish Year Book 1901)



(The Jewish Year Book 1935)



(The Jewish Year Book 1947)


Jewish Congregations in the former county of Denbighshire

Jewish Congregations in Wales, listed according to current unitary authorities

Jewish Communities & Congregations in Wales home page


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