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Plymouth Synagogue

Catherine Street, Plymouth PL1 2AD, England
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This is our history groups third visit. Something a little different this time.. We met Jerry at... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
Plymouth, United Kingdom
You don't have to be Jewish

to enjoy this gem of Plymouth's heritage. Tucked away and surrounded by Churches is the oldest... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Catherine Street, Plymouth PL1 2AD, England

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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
Reviewed 14 July 2017

to enjoy this gem of Plymouth's heritage. Tucked away and surrounded by Churches is the oldest Ashkenazi synagogue in England,First opened in 1762 it's still in use. It s a beautiful elegant building and the interior reflects the skills of the local shipyard carpenters. The...More

1  Thank drollthing
Reviewed 2 July 2017

The oldest still active Ashkenazi synagogue in the English speaking world is excellent to visit but without the knowledge and enthusiasm of the custodian, Jerry Sibley, the experience would not have been so good. I could have listened to him for much longer as he...More

2  Thank Ventnorish
Reviewed 28 June 2017

I visited this old synagogue, the oldest still active in the English speaking world, to learn more about the Jewish faith and particularly their records for family history research. The synagogue is slightly tucked away, but very close to the city centre and Barbican, but...More

1  Thank Devonb_1957
Reviewed 23 June 2017 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

1  Thank Chloé G
Reviewed 23 June 2017 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

1  Thank Barbara G
Reviewed 2 June 2017

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 27 May 2017

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

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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
26 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