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Plymouth Synagogue

Catherine Street, Plymouth PL1 2AD, England
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Guided tour of Plymouth Synagogue

Highly recommended tour for those wanting to know about this fascinating and beautiful gem in the... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2017
Deborah I
Fascinating

A brilliantly-led, fascinating guided tour of a unique building. Jerry is an enthousiastic... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2017
fozanne72
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Catherine Street, Plymouth PL1 2AD, England
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

Highly recommended tour for those wanting to know about this fascinating and beautiful gem in the heart of Plymouth city centre. Jerry, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable and very patient when answering questions from our group. Information given is both informative and highly interesting as...More

1  Thank Deborah I
Jerry S, Synagogue Custodian at Plymouth Synagogue, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Thankyou for your review and I am glad you enjoyed your visit. It is encouraging for me to see you are booked in for another visit next month and I look forward to welcoming you back. All tours are slightly different as they are designed...More

Reviewed 1 February 2017

A brilliantly-led, fascinating guided tour of a unique building. Jerry is an enthousiastic, knowledgeable and generous guide. Our visit focussed on the history of the building (history of Plymouth) and an introduction to Judaism. Perfect for children, very engaging.

1  Thank fozanne72
Jerry S, Synagogue Custodian at Plymouth Synagogue, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Thankyou for your review and I am glad you enjoyed your visit. Children are always welcome to visit and usually become the stars of the tour. Best wishes Jerry

Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Jerry the guide was a knowledgeable and engaging host. Highly recommended - this memorable and enjoyable visit

2  Thank Richard S
Reviewed 15 December 2016

We came for an educational trip and were blown away by the knowledge and understanding the host managed to impart. The building itself is stunning, so much history and meaning...and so interesting! The adults were as engaged as the children :) We're going to book...More

1  Thank 1979JessH
Jerry S, Synagogue Custodian at Plymouth Synagogue, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Thankyou for your review and I am really glad you enjoyed your visit, I shall look forward to seeing you again in the coming months. Tours are tailored to suit you, however all will have an overview of everything as well as focusing on your...More

Reviewed 9 December 2016

Members all told me that they had thoroughly enjoyed the visit. All was explained clearly and most entertainingly.

1  Thank biggles2015
Reviewed 20 November 2016

An excellent and informative tour of the Synagogue and it's place in the history of Plymouth. Opportunities to ask questions of the very knowledgable guide and a real insight into the Synagogue worship and traditions

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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Jerry gave an excellent talk about the history of Plymouth from many years ago. Showing maps of the old city and how it has changed over the years. Jerry explained all about the Synagogue and the Jewish history attached to the building.

1  Thank SuzieSarahD
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Jerry was very welcoming, entertaining and knowledgeable about this historic and beautiful building and about Judaism in general. His enthusiasm shone through. Great tea and cake too!

1  Thank AngelaVHy
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

There is something special about this old synagogue The Staibed glass windows are a soft pink and soft blue and the imagery is glorious The small wooden interior has a very calming aura I was there to say Kaddish memorial prayers for my late brother...More

1  Thank Lee B
Reviewed 6 October 2016

I enjoyed my recent visit to Plymouth Synagogue as part of a group from Compton Methodist Church. Jerry, the tour guide, was able to provide a wealth of information setting the synagogue in its historic context and providing information on the customs and practices of...More

1  Thank southwest2016
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Dianne M
My husband and I are visiting family in Exmouth and would like to day trip to Plymouth. This tour has great reviews and we are very interested. We are from the US and are Jewish. Our available dates are 17 or 18 October. Any chance we could do this tour? We are taking the train from Exmouth to Plymouth. Thanks
24 September 2016|
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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
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Robert H
My wife would like to visit how can this be arranged. I live in Plymouth. Regards Robert
27 September 2015|
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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
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ChasC_12
Is the congregation dwindling because of age and migration as suggested by a recent reviewer or is it because of intermarriage with non observant Jews and Gentiles and a general lack of commitment to attending synagogue, just as with Christians and church?
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
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