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listed alphabetically according to current unitary authorities

(since 1 April 1996 Wales has been divided into 22 unitary authorities)

Map of Wales, showing unitary authority borders and the name of every town
that ever had a Jewish community and congregation.

List of Jewish Communities and Congregations
listed according to unitary authority
(see below for listings alphabetically or by county)

The following are the Jewish communities and congregations that exist, or existed, in Wales:

Blaenau Gwent Communities

Abertillery Hebrew Congregation(3)
Brynmawr Hebrew Congregation(3,5,6)
Ebbw Vale Hebrew Congregation(3,5)
Llanhilloth (see Newbridge Hebrew Congregation)
Tredegar - Montefiore Centenary Synagogue(3,5)


Bridgend Synagogue(3)
Porthcawl Hebrew Congregation

Caerphilly Communities

Abercarn (see Newbridge Hebrew Congregation)
Bargoed Hebrew Congregation(3)
Blackwood & District Hebrew Congregation
Crosskeys (see Newbridge Hebrew Congregation)
Crumlin (see Newbridge Hebrew Congregation)
Newbridge Hebrew Congregation(3,5)
New Tredegar Hebrew Congregation(3)

Cardiff Community(1,5,6)

Beth Hamedresh
Cardiff Hebrew Congregation
Cardiff New Hebrew Congregation
Cardiff Reform Synagogue*(4)
Cardiff United Synagogue*(4)
Marlborough Road Synagogue
Talmud Torah Congregation

Carmarthenshire Communities

Ammanford Hebrew Congregation(3)
Carmarthen Jewish Community(1)
Llanelli Synagogue(1,3,4)

Conwy Communities

Colwyn Bay Hebrew Congregation

Llandudno & Colwyn Bay Hebrew Congregation*(3,4,5)


Rhyl Hebrew Congregation(3)


Bangor Hebrew Congregation(1,3)

Merthyr Tydfil

Merthyr Tydfil Hebrew Congregation(1,3,4,5,6)


Abertgavenny Jewish Community(1)

Neath Port Talbot Communities

Aberavon and Port Talbot Synagogue(3)
Neath Synagogue(1,5)
Ystalyfera Synagogue


Newport Synagogue(1,3)


Haverfordwest Jewish Community(1)


Welshpool Jewish Group*

Rhondda Cynon Taf Communities

Aberdare Synagogue(3)
Penrhiwceiber Synagogue
Pontypridd Synagogue(3,5)
Tonypandy Synagogue(5)
Treorchy Jewish Community

Swansea Community(1,2,3,5)

Swansea Beth Hamedrash
Swansea Hebrew Congregation*(2)


Pontypool Synagogue(1,5)

Vale of Glamorgan

Barry Dock Hebrew Congregation(3)

Wrexham Community(3,5)

Wrexham Old Congregation
Wrexham Synagogue(3,5)

*   Denotes active Congregation

(1) Community records (as listed) in All-UK Database.

(2) Pages with their own searchable databases.

(3) Pages with press reports on the community.

(4) Pages with photographs.

(5) Pages with articles and other contributed material.

(6) Pages with browsable lists.



Alternative Listings

Click below to view the following lists of congregations:


Jewish Communities & Congregation of Wales home page

Page created by David Shulman: 12 May 2005
Page redesigned by Louise Messik: 9 November 2011

Latest revision or update: 16 December 2019



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