Swansea Hebrew Congregation Records

Scope and Content

Records of the Swansea Hebrew Congregation, West Glamorgan, all booklets, 1980-1992.

Administrative / Biographical History

The records are relating to the Swansea Hebrew Congregation which is also known as Goat Street Synagogue or Ffynone Synagogue is situated in Ffynone, Swansea. It used to be in Goat Street but the synagogue there was destroyed in a German air raid in February 1941. In 1768, a plot for the congregation was granted. 1780 the building of the first synagogue took place. The Swansea Hebrew Congregation also incorporates the Former Swansea Beth Hemedrash, and former Llanelli and Port Talbot congregations. The ritual is Ashkenazi Orthodox. The number of worshippers lies at 64800.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

It is the policy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service to withhold the names of depositors.


Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Swansea Hebrew Congregation Records, catalogue; and Jewish Communities & Records website (www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/Community/swans), viewed 7 September 2005.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at West Glamorgan Archive Service.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


Accruals are not expected

Geographical Names