Newport Synagogue

Newport Synagogue

Address: 45 St. Marks Crescent, Risca Road, Newport NP20 4HY

Former Address: 3 Queens Hill Crescent, Newport (previously Francis Street, Newport)

Current Status: There are only 6 members of the synagogue (updated 2014), no services are held.

Date Founded: 1871 (Synagogue opened)

Ritual: Ashkenazi Orthodox

NEWPORT’S Jewish community is among the smallest in the UK, now counting just six members.

Members of the synagogue in Newport have said they have not been able to hold a service in over a year because of the low figures.

The community, which celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2012, used to meet in a synagogue in Queen’s Hill but moved after they could no longer afford to run it.

3 Comments

  1. John Barnett

    Good Day,

    I hope this email finds you well.

    The purpose of my writing is to ask whether you have any archive photographs available of the plaque commemorating the war dead of the First World War.

    I am a great nephew of two brothers, who I believe may have been commemorated on such a memorial, namely Sergeant Ruben Orman and Zephaniah Orman (aka Harry Normand).

    Wishing you well, & Chanuka Sameach in advance,

    John Barnett

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