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Plymouth Synagogue

Catherine Street, Plymouth PL1 2AD, England
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Fantastic!

I wrote by history dissertation on the Synagogue, 'The Jews of Plymouth 1930 - 1950', and the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Chloé G
via mobile
The amazing Jerry Sibley at Plymouth Synagogue

Jerry, the custodian of Plymouth Synagogue, gave us an amazing tour. He is enthusiastic and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Barbara G
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Catherine Street, Plymouth PL1 2AD, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I wrote by history dissertation on the Synagogue, 'The Jews of Plymouth 1930 - 1950', and the congregation members and Jerry Sibley were the biggest help! Jerry allowed me to interview him in order to learn from his knowledge of the Synagogue which helped to...More

Thank Chloé G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Jerry, the custodian of Plymouth Synagogue, gave us an amazing tour. He is enthusiastic and knowledgeable and an inspiring speaker. He made the history of Plymouth, the Synagogue and the Jewish connection to Plymouth come alive and two hours just flew by. The fact that...More

Thank Barbara G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a mixed group of scouts, cubs and beavers from the 1st Stonehouse group here as part of their faith badge. Jerry was an absolutely amazing host and kept the children entertained and engaged throughout the tour. We wanted to say a huge thank...More

1  Thank Lara M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my second visit to the synagogue for Plymouth History Month and both times have been a wonderful experience. The history of the building and the congregation was fascinating and Jerry presented it with vast knowledge and enthusiasm. It was lovely to have the...More

1  Thank hjlb2017
Reviewed 15 May 2017

This is my second time on the tour of the synagogue. The custodian, Jerry, knows so much, he is a mine of information! He is witty, informative, helpful, and never speaks "at"the audience. The hour and half literally flies by. He tells you all about...More

1  Thank riac817
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Fascinating - the custodian really knows his stuff and is very enthusiastic! I had to leave before he'd finished - I think you probably need at least 2hours to do it justice.More

1  Thank 10Sah10
Jerry S, Synagogue Custodian at Plymouth Synagogue, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Thanks for the review and comments Yes its true you do need a couple of hours at least The History festival does however give you a good solid taster and if you would like to return for a more in depth tour at some point...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017

A group of us spent the morning at the Synagogue today.....what an interesting day. We were met by Jerry who initially gave us a talk on old Plymouth, learnt so much and what a fascinating place it is, so much history I never knew about....More

1  Thank The D
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Jerry provided a real in-depth talk which covered the history of the Synagogue, its location in the centre of Plymouth and the story of the Jewish community in the city. He is a great communicator, full of passion and humour. The building has a beautiful...More

2  Thank ChrisMichael2017
Jerry S, Synagogue Custodian at Plymouth Synagogue, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Thankyou for your review, I am pleased you enjoyed your visit and left with a greater understanding, I like so many people when I came here for the first time asked the question "why are the Jewish traditions different from ours?" What I should have...More

Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Twelve of us visited the Synagogue with our local U3A group. We were treated to refreshments when we arrived and given an overview of the history of this synagogue which we were told is the oldest Ashkenasi Synagogue in use in the English speaking world....More

1  Thank JackG71
Jerry S, Synagogue Custodian at Plymouth Synagogue, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2017

Thankyou for your review and I am pleased to hear you enjoyed the visit. The other tours available during this year's Plymouth History Festival are below, your U3A are welcome to attend or collect a booklet from me on all the History events across the...More

Reviewed 26 February 2017

My visit was far more than I could ever have imagined, Jerry our guide was full of information and fun, yet done with respect. I came away from the tour feeling very enlightened. I knew virtually nothing of the Jewish faith when I entered and...More

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

Thankyou for the review and I am glad you enjoyed your visit. It is a huge topic to convey in just a short time and with almost 300 years of history woven around the tour most visitors come back for a second visit to grasp...More

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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
26 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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