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The Montefiore Synagogue and Mausoleum

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the annual Montefiore concert.

I was there this week with a friend for the concert. Local worshippers were there and made us very... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
A gem of a place

Sir Moses and his wife Judith are buried in a Mausoleum that is a replica of Rachel's Tomb. The... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2017
Marion S
Jerusalem, Israel
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Honeysuckle Road, Ramsgate CT11 8AA, England
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

I was there this week with a friend for the concert. Local worshippers were there and made us very welcome. The interior was beautifully lit and has rich warm colours. We could see two lovely windows. It is a rare experience to be able to...More

Thank Lomeer
Reviewed 4 May 2018

Very sad to see that this is neither signposted and nor was it open. For members of the Jewish persuasion, this is a great shame as Sir Moses Montefiore was a Jewish great.

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Reviewed 21 July 2017

Sir Moses and his wife Judith are buried in a Mausoleum that is a replica of Rachel's Tomb. The synagogue was his own private synagogue in the grounds of Eastclff Manor ,his home. Unfortunately Ramsgate Council thought it necessary to demolish a heritage building.

Thank Marion S
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We pre-arranged our visit with Benedict who looks after the site. Easy to find with the instructions supplied although down a short stony path. The synagogue and mausoleum are well-worth visiting if you have an interest in Sir Moses and the Sephardim of England. We...More

1  Thank Stephen L
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Visited on a recent open day. A lovely, calm oasis in the maelstrom of Thanet. The history is surprising and the legacy of the Montefiore Family lives on. Set in a green woodland section of a park that once was part of the great house....More

Thank JimDriver
Reviewed 26 August 2016

beautiful resting place for the montefiore's, in the middle of a small woods with traces of the original park wall, unable to see inside on this visit but still worth seeing even if you cant get inside

Thank Ann V
Reviewed 20 April 2016

As a small boy, growing up in Penshurst Road, one of my earliest memories was of lying in my bed, and hearing the synagogue clock chime. It always puzzled me as to why a Jewish synagogue should have a clock with a Latin motto surrounding...More

2  Thank RichardG-L
Reviewed 18 April 2016

The Shul was built by Victorian Jewish philanthropist Sir Moses Montefiore in gratitude to God for a safe return during a dangerous ship journey to the Holy Land. The architect was his cousin, David Mocatta, It is now a Grade II Listed Building. The Mausoleum...More

1  Thank rm1003
Reviewed 11 February 2016

definitely worth a look if you are in the areq, gated off to the public though, unless it is a day when Hasidic Jews come from London, once or twice a year. real shame for locals it was fenced off with high walls built- used...More

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