Jewish Heritage Europe

Wales

GENERAL

Jewish Community Records – UK page for Wales

Many links to past and present Jewish communities, resources, publications, sites

Welsh Jewish History Website 

A Tumbler about Jewish history and heritage in Wales

MERTHYR TYDFIL

Abandoned neo-Gothic synagogue and Jewish cemetery.

Synagogue

Bryntirion Road
Thomastown
Merthyr Tydfil

The oldest synagogue building in Wales, and a Grade II listed building. A neo-Gothic style style building constructed in the 1870s, it has not been used as a synagogue since the 1980s and now stands empty, with a bare, deteriorating interior.  Already in 2009 planning permission had been granted to convert it into flats. There have been recent calls (2017) to turn it into a Welsh Jewish history museum.

Jewish Cemetery

Brecon Road
Cefn Coed, Merthyr Tydfil

Established 1865 and  extended in 1935, it has more than 620 burials. The ceremonial hall  includes plaques taken from the now closed synagogue.

Cemetery Scribes page with photographs of many of the gravestones