the former

Abertillery Hebrew Congregation

and Jewish Community

Abertillery, Blaneau Gwent, South Wales



Page created: 25 August 2005
Latest revision or update: 13 March 2016

Town of Abbertillery

Abbertillery is a town in the Welsh Valleys with a population of about 18,000. It is located at the junction of the river Tillery and the river Ebbw Fach, approximately 40 miles north of Cardiff and 8 miles south of Brywmawr.

Until 1974, Abbertillery formed the urban district of Abertillery in the then county of Monmouthshire (which in many instances was then considered part of England and not Wales). From 1974 until 1996, it was part of the district of Blaenau Gwent in the new county of Gwent. In 1996, Gwent was abolished as an administrative county, and the district became the county borough of Blaenau Gwent - a unitary authority (within the ceremonial, or preserved, county of Gwent).

Abbertillery Jewish Community

There was a Jewish community in Abbertillery during the first half of the twentieth century.

Congregation Data


Abertillery Hebrew Congregation

(There is a solitary reference, in 1916, to the Abertillery and Newbridge United Hebrew Congregation)


Newall Street, Abertillery

Date Founded:

Before 1909

Current Status:

Closed (became a furniture depository)


Ashkenazi Orthodox

Membership Data:

1909  -   80 (The Jewish Year Book 1910)

1934  - 100  (The Jewish Year Book 1935)

Cemetery Information:

There is no Jewish cemetery in Abertillery, the closest being in Brynmawr.


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


Former Jewish Communities in the county borough of Blaenau Gwent home page

Jewish Congregations in the former county of Monmouthshire

Jewish Congregations in Wales, listed according to current unitary authorities

Jewish Communities & Congregations in Wales home page


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