Many links to past and present Jewish communities, resources, publications, sites
Established in January 2018 with the aim to uncover, document, preserve, and share the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of the Jewish communities of south Wales.
A Tumbler about Jewish history and heritage in Wales
Abandoned neo-Gothic synagogue and Jewish cemetery.
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. In September 2019 it was obtained by the Foundation for Jewish Heritage for this purpose.
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.