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Plymouth Synagogue

Catherine Street, Plymouth PL1 2AD, England
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Fasinating insite into the place of this Synagogue in the Plymouth community

I visited the Synagogue with a group from my local CofE Church in Plymouth. We were met by the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Plymouth, United Kingdom
A fantastic tour. I learnt so much

I visited the Synagogue with my WI. It was a fantastic day, I learned so much about the Jewish... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Totnes, England, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Catherine Street, Plymouth PL1 2AD, England

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I visited the Synagogue with a group from my local CofE Church in Plymouth. We were met by the Custodian, who gave us an introduction to the history of this part of Plymouth, explaining how the buildings of the Jewish community had been established. We...More

1  Thank paulcY843XR
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Synagogue with my WI. It was a fantastic day, I learned so much about the Jewish Religion, the history of the building and the local area.Jerry was a top rate guide, The cup of tea and cake on arrival was a lovely...More

1  Thank PensionerTraveller2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Jerry puts life into this very old synagogue, peopling it with the forebears of present members and explaining intricacies of place and time.

1  Thank marilyn531
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wasn't sure what to expect but came away impressed and wanting to know much more. Allow plenty of time 2-3 hours. So much to see and do would thoroughly recommend! Will be going back another day to learn more. Fascinating to see and hear, please...More

1  Thank Sandra T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very informative tour of the Synagogue. Jerry and his cat kept adults and children entertained for a good couple of hours. We were made to feel very welcome. Thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Synagogue and would like to arrange a return visit soon,

1  Thank family92017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Plymouth Synagogue for a history tour yesterday with Caretaker Jerry, aided and abetted by his giant cat Dexter. Jerry has a huge knowledge of Plymouth's Jewish heritage, he and Dexter kept the audience spellbound with their tales, or tails. At one point we...More

1  Thank manywaters55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friday night in Plymouth, and what better time to look for the oldest Ashkenazi synagogue in the English speaking world? Google Maps took us to a narrow street lined with Christian houses of worship- but where was the shul? Fortunately, Jerry the caretaker was there...More

1  Thank Len S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic tour of the English speaking worlds oldest Ashkenaz synagogue. Jerry was interesting & informative. He also engaged with our 2 girls (5&2) who had great fun getting in the mikveh & dressing up while listening to Jerry's stories. They also loved the biscuits....More

1  Thank Claire R
Reviewed 2 August 2017

A fabulous gem of a Synagogue. A tour of the building and a history was given by Jerry. It was interesting informative and entertaining. Strongly recommended.

1  Thank robthedoc447
Reviewed 26 July 2017

This is our history groups third visit. Something a little different this time.. We met Jerry at the Jewish Cemetery. As a Plymothian I and my group had no idea where it was or that it even existed. With Jerry as a guide it made...More

1  Thank genie41
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Dianne M
24 September 2016|
Response from Jacandhow | Reviewed this property |
If you go onto the Shul's website by googling it. you will find Jerry's email address or mobile. He will answer you more or less straight away via email and make arrangements to give you a tour. I hope you enjoy it as much... More
Robert H
27 September 2015|
Response from Jerry S | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Visiting the Synagogue for a tour is arranged by appointment with Jerry. This can be done by; Phone, Text or Email (via the web site) which you will find at the top right of the trip advisor page or look for the review of... More
22 August 2015|
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Response from Jerry S | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Dwindling congregation and the reasons for it doesn't really have a bearing on visiting the Synagogue. The Synagogue is open for visitors and worshippers alike, If you would like to visit and know more about the building... More