Swansea Hebrew Congregation

Ffynone, Swansea

Former Address: Goat Street, Swansea (rebuilt 1859; destroyed in a German air raid in February 1941)

Status: Closed

Date Founded: 1780 (building of first synagogue) Also Incorporates: Former Swansea Beth Hemedrash, and former Llanelli and Port Talbot congregations.

Swansea Hebrew Congregation was the oldest Jewish community in Wales

Swansea HC history

Ritual: Ashkenazi Orthodox

One Comment

  1. Gadiel Schatz

    My name is Gadiel Schatz (or Shatz). I live in Israel and am a distant relative of the following people who lived in South Wales, presumably in Swansea, at the turn of the 20th century. I refer to Israel Benjamin Shatz who later emigrated to San Francisco and to Meyer (or Meir) Schatz (or Shatz) who was the brother of Prof. Boris Schatz, founder of the Bezalel Art academy in Jerusalem.
    I would be very thankful for any information, documents or pictures related to these persons and/or their relatives as far as you may have.
    Best regards,
    Gadiel Schatz.

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