Conwy Jewish Community

North Wales




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County Borough of Conwy

The county borough of Conwy, in North Wales, was formed as a unitary authority in 1996 by the merger of most of the Colwyn district of the county of Clwyd with the Aberconwy district of the county of the Gwynedd. The principal towns are Colwyn Bay and Llandudno. Until 1974, Colwyn Bay was a municipal borough in the old county of Denbighshire and Llandudno was an urban district in the old county of Caernarvonshire (Welsh: Caernarfonshire).

Jewish Communities in Conwy

There were small Jewish communities in a number of towns in North Wales. Organised Jewish communities no longer exist except for Llandudno, which now serves as the centre for Colwyn Bay and the other dwindling Jewish communities of North Wales.

The Jewish Congregations

The following are the Jewish congregations that exist or existed in what is now the county borough of Conwy:

* An active congregation.


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The records in the database associated with Conwy include:


Bibliography, Online Articles and Other Material
relating to the Conwy Jewish Communities


Notable Jewish Connections with Conwy

  • Gwrych Castle (Tan-Y-Gopa Road, Abergele LL22 8ET, Conwy), situated about 13 miles east of Colwyn Bay, is a nineteenth century former country house used during World War II to house some 200 Jewish Kindertransport refugee children, and was run by the Bnei Akiva movement. It is a Grade I Listed Building (reference number 231) designated on 27 October 1950 (amended 12 November 1997). View listing on the website of Cadw (Welsh Government’s historic environment service).


Community Records

  • Register Office (for BMD): Registers currently held by Conwy Register Office in Llandudno.

    • Any registers from previous register offices would now be held by current register office.

    • Register Office website


Jewish Cemetery Information

Until recently, there are no Jewish cemeteries in Conry. However, in 2010, the first and only Jewish Cemetery in North Wales was established by the inaugaration of a Liberal Jewish Section of the Llanrhos Lawn Cemetery, Llandudno. For additional information, see the webpage for the Llandudno congregation and IAJGS International Jewish Cemeteries Project - Llandudno

For other Conwy Jewish Information
see under individual congregation pages

Jewish Congregations in the former county of Caernarfonshire

Jewish Congregations in the former county of Denbighshire

Jewish Congregations in Wales, according to current unitary authorities

Jewish Communities & Congregations in Wales home page

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Latest revision or update: 24 July 2023

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