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1866 Building that is wonderful inside and out

James Keys Wilson, a prominent American architect and first president of the Cincinnati Chapter of... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
Marguerite a
Unbelievably Lovely

We were fortunate to get a tour from the rabbi. We learned about the history of this synagogue and... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2018
Barbara K
Los Angeles, California
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726 Plum St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2358
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Reviewed 14 August 2018

James Keys Wilson, a prominent American architect and first president of the Cincinnati Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, designed the Temple when Isaac Meyer Wise was the Rabbi. (He founded the institutions of Reform Judaism.) The 14 bands of Hebrew texts surrounding the...More

1  Thank Marguerite a
Reviewed 31 January 2018

We were fortunate to get a tour from the rabbi. We learned about the history of this synagogue and Jewish community of Cincinnati. The architecture and interior of the synagogue is ornate and beautiful. Highly recommend a visit.

1  Thank Barbara K
Reviewed 9 September 2017

The Plum Street Temple is the home of Reform Judaism and is located in a Moorish-styled building at 8th & Plum Streets in Cincinnati. You have to have scheduled tours (only on Thursday between 10 AM and 2 PM) and arrangements can be made over...More

2  Thank Qedavis
Reviewed 28 August 2017

A few months ago the Plum Street Template had a open house and organ concert that we attended. This is an almost unique global architectural gym. The "Moorish-Byzantine" style it embodies was common in central and eastern Europe in the 19th century, but we know...More

1  Thank Dale J
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We are members of this temple and went to hear the Rabbi tell us a brief version of the history of the temple and Rabbi Isaac Wise who was the main driving force responsible for its construction. It is based on Moorish/Bezzantize architecture and was...More

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Reviewed 1 December 2016

I took a tour of the building i thought when i walked into the main room it was breath taking if you get a chance it is worth your time.

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Reviewed 28 November 2016

We attended Reformed Services because this is were we initially attended when attending the University of Cincinnati Graduate School.

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Reviewed 18 November 2016

This temple is just beautiful, built in the late 1800s and inspired by the Alhambra in Granada, Spain.

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Reviewed 24 August 2016

A group of us sat in the pews of this magnificent synagogue and listened to our tour guide. She was excellent, relating to us the history of the Jewish people, beginning with Abraham down to the first rabbi of this temple. The rites and customs...More

1  Thank SudieQue
Reviewed 29 April 2016

the external architecture of the temple is awesome, but nothing compared to the warmth and beauty of the interior. If you can't in, do.

Thank Peter S
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