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Plymouth Synagogue

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

An excellent visit during which we learnt more about Plymouth, its history and Jewish community... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Nikki D
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Do not miss this one

To visit the synagogue, you need to book a slot in advance with Jerry either by email or... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anthony N
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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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+44 7753 267616
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An excellent visit during which we learnt more about Plymouth, its history and Jewish community. Jerry is extremely knowledgeable and maintained a teenager's attention throughout the visit.

Thank Nikki D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To visit the synagogue, you need to book a slot in advance with Jerry either by email or phone. This one is not only about the synagogue itself but rather about the history Plymouth and the area around the synagogue. Jerry, the caretaker, has done...More

Thank Anthony N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had pre-booked a synagogue tour with Jerry the caretaker (custodian) of the synagogue and this for us was a very memorable visit. Jerry has an incredible knowledge of Judaism, Jewish customs, practices and architecture and is able to present detailed local...More

Thank Ken A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a small group of just three yet Jerry took just as much time and offered just as much enthusiasm as if we'd been part of a large group. Jerry's passion for this beautiful and fascinating building and for the local history of Plymouth...More

Thank Fiona C
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

A U3A trip to places of religion turned up this gem. Tucked away in a side street off Royal Parade is this small synagogue, packed with history. Jerry the custodian (promoted from caretaker) was very knowledgeable and set the building in the context of Plymouth's...More

2  Thank Sandra M
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

The tour shows how history and changes in Plymouth across the ages impacts their community and what it means going forward in the 21st Century AD. I love the stain glass and wish I had more time to look closely at it. The variety of...More

2  Thank Eleanor P
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

Another fantastic visit to Plymouth's Jewish Synagogue for me but this time with our Plymouth Postcard Collectors Club. Many members had been before, even more than once, and even they wanted to go again! Jerry is so knowledgeable and enthusiastic, not only about this beautiful...More

2  Thank HartleyDi
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

I visited with our U3A Group and how visits have changed! Jerry the caretaker/guide makes this visit as he is knowledgeable about all aspects of the Synagogue and the faith but isn’t Jewish. He also gave a good insight into Plymouth’s history and the Jewish...More

1  Thank Shirley61281
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

Had reservations as to how this trip would turn out. Have no worries as it was over 3 hours of very entertaining, informative, and thoroughly enjoyable of our time that we have ever spent. From the time we arrived and throughout, Jerry, (Or could be...More

1  Thank Mike A
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Jerry S, Synagogue Custodian at Plymouth Synagogue, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Thank you for your kind review, I am glad you all enjoy your visit, Really sorry you missed your bus, its not easy to keep to a strict schedule, you can wonder off into so many different areas, 300 years of history and religion is...More

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Reviewed 20 June 2018

Friend of mine is custodian of the synagogue and leads a very informative tour of the synagogue.This place is well worth a visit even if your not JewishMore

1  Thank Scott G
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Jerry S, Synagogue Custodian at Plymouth Synagogue, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Thankyou for your positive review and I am glad you enjoyed the tour, During the Plymouth History Festival next May there will be a talk and display on about the Jewish Battalions in Plymouth in WW1 which you may find interesting. Dates will be available...More

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Dianne M
23 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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