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The caretaker has such great knowledge not only about the building and Jewish customs, but also... read more

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vivienneoxley
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
History of Plymouth Synagogue

The caretaker does an excellent and informative tour with much history of Jewish life in old... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
chrisA8558EC
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The caretaker has such great knowledge not only about the building and Jewish customs, but also about Plymouth. Although not Jewish himself,he gave a wonderful insight into a culture not well known. Together with a lot of humour he is a great speaker,and before we...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The caretaker does an excellent and informative tour with much history of Jewish life in old Plymouth before it was a city. Really not to be missed! We look forward to doing another tour in a year or so!

1  Thank chrisA8558EC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well recommended . Join a guided tour by the caretaker of the premises. His knowledge of all aspects of the synagogue and the Jewish faith is amazing. Such an interesting building and so much history. Also try to visit the Jewish cemetery ... another fascinating...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to the synagogue with a group of ladies and was not sure what to expect. We had a very interesting afternoon with a guide who was very informative about the building and its place in Plymouth's history. Whilst not Jewish himself he was...More

1  Thank wjarma
Reviewed 1 week ago

The guide is very knowledgeable and made the tour fascinating and informative, i have lived in Plymouth all my 65 years and i didn't know this place existed.

1  Thank Snowman1953
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fascinating and entertaining trip round an interesting building, learning snippets of Plymouth and Jewish history too

1  Thank SusanL1279
Reviewed 9 October 2018

This is not just the most amazingly preserved and still used place of religious assembly in Plymouth, but also a microcosm of the history of Plymouth , its growth as a town and its people. Jerry will give you the most wonderful educational and human...More

1  Thank Jaslek
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Although a visit to this synagogue was recommended, we were totally unprepared for Jerry's in-depth knowledge of the Jewish history of Plymouth and its place in history and, especially, for his enthusiastic presentation with so much fascinating detailed information. It is so obviously a labour...More

2  Thank maznbaz2018
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

What a great tour led by Gerry. So much knowledge about both Plymouth and then synagogues history. Probably one of the best tours I’ve been on. Fun, informative and easy to understand! Thank you

1  Thank Beachfan09
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Jerry is amazing in how much he has researched not only the history of the Jews of Plymouth and its Synagogue but the whole of Plymouth history from the beginning. I particularly wanted to visit the old Jewish Cemetery on the Hoe as after my...More

2  Thank Marian C
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Dianne M
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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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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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Chas C
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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