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Plymouth Synagogue

Synagogue Chambers Catherine Street, Plymouth PL1 2AD, England
+44 7753 267616
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Educational visit

Excellent tour arranged through U3A, caretaker although not Jewish was very knowledgeable. Very... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2018
lindylou317
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Awesome historical building

I loved the last tour so much, I have been 2 times. We had an amazing tour of the synagogue, even... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Corsara V
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Synagogue Chambers Catherine Street, Plymouth PL1 2AD, England
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Excellent tour arranged through U3A, caretaker although not Jewish was very knowledgeable. Very interesting. Worth a visit.

1  Thank lindylou317
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

I loved the last tour so much, I have been 2 times. We had an amazing tour of the synagogue, even with the freezing cold! Jerry's knowledge of the synagogue and Plymouth is inspiring, and so are all the maps and books.

3  Thank Corsara V
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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

The Plymouth synagogue has a very rich history behind it. Jerry gave us a very thorough and informative tour, would definitely recommend.

3  Thank Jasper E
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Lovely tour! Jerry, was a wealth of knowledge, both religious and historical significance of the Synagogue. It is most definitely a beautiful and special place. Victoria From U.S.A

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

The custodian Jerry Sibley is a font of knowledge, not only about this amazing little synagogue but also about the history of the Jewish community in Plymouth from the mid eighteenth century and indeed before. The stained glass windows are stunning and Jerry explains the...More

3  Thank maggie_liz_t
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

An extremely interesting morning at Plymouth Synagogue. We were greeted by Jerry Sibley the custodian, and Hector the delightful cat, with tea and kosher cake-delicious. Tucked away on Catherine Street, the Synagogue was built in 1762 and has borne witness to many changes in a...More

4  Thank jilliep544
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

Spent the morning at Plymouth Synagogue, it was very interesting and an amazing history talk. It is a must place to visit.

2  Thank Patriciann F
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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

An amazing, informative visit including local history as well as the Synagogue history. Even if you have lived in Plymouth for ever- please visit- you won’t be disappointed

2  Thank Jenny M
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

I cannot begin to describe what a wonderful visit I had to the Jewish Synagogue in Plymouth yesterday as part of an organised group. Jerry Sibley, the custodian, although C of E, has a great love for the building and its traditions and this shines...More

2  Thank HartleyDi
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

This visit was a delight, throughout three hours custodian Jerry kept us entertained with his wide ranging knowledge on the history of Jews in Plymouth. He explain what all the various artefacts in the synagogue were used for, he explained the history of the building...More

1  Thank 415andy123
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Dianne M
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
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
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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