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Address: Plymouth Hebrew Congregation | Synagogue Chambers, Catherine Street,, Plymouth PL1 2AD, England
Phone Number: 07753267616
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BEAUTIFUL BUILDING AND INTERESTING INFORMATION

As I am Jewish I always like to visit places of Jewish cultural interest whilst I am on holiday. So whilst in Devon I decided to visit this Shul and I was not disappointed. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

As I am Jewish I always like to visit places of Jewish cultural interest whilst I am on holiday. So whilst in Devon I decided to visit this Shul and I was not disappointed. The building was beautiful and I learnt so much about the history of Jews in Plymouth from Jerry, the guide. I learnt that Sir Francis Drake's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I visited this building with the U3A group yesterday, having missed the opportunity during Plymouth's history festival. It really is a revelation. Jerry the caretaker and guide is a real enthusiast about both the history of the Jews in Plymouth and Plymouth itself and his enthusiasm is infectious. It is the oldest Ashkenazi synagogue in the English speaking world and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

One of the most compelling historical interiors in the city. I wish it were open and more accessible frequently but can completely understand how difficult that must be with a shrinking congregation and resources. Like many other contributors we were given a very helpful a and invaluable tour and historical description by a volunteer who was better and more engagingly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Not enough people get to take a look inside this interesting and atmospheric very old little synagogue. And that despite the excellent efforts of the ex-caretaker to conduct very well informed and presented group tours. We really enjoyed ourselves and learnt a lot earlier this year. I do not think it would ruin the mystery of what is behind those... More 

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Liskeard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Went with my aunt and I was unsure of how it would be but I was open minded, and I happily surprised with how informative and engaging even the abridged (90 minute) tour was. Jerry the guy who does them has some great historical knowledge of the local area too so feel free to ask about the Plymouth area too.... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Hard to find without directions but it is close to the Minster Church of St Andrews and, in its own way,is a remarkable survivor. What am I writing about? One of the oldest Ashkenazi synagogues in this country which has survived wars and vandalism. It is a listed Grade 2 building. To visit ring the caretaker first who will show... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

This is one of Plymouths secret gems and well worth a visit. We telephoned the caretaker in advance and he let us in and showed us around. We were immensely impressed and stayed for about 45 minutes. There is a website which tells you all about it and that is helpful to read beforehand.There is metered car parking on the... More 

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Brixham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Our U3A group visited today this wonderful Georgian building that houses the Ashkenazi synagogue, which is a visual and architectural delight. Not easy to spot without directions, but this has probably contributed to its integrity, survival, and lack of being vandalised in any century. A Grade 2 listed building (see Wikipedia). We were shown around by the enthusiastic and helpful... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Not much survives in Plymouth. I am not a Jew and would hesitate even to call myself a lapsed Christian but I hope I have a healthy interest in world faiths and history. I was lucky enough to go on an organised tour last year and it was very well worth the time and the information. This synagogue is older... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

As Custodian and caretaker of this unique building I have had the privilege of being able to show visitors around from all over the world, for the last 5 years and recently I was told to have a look on trip advisor as a visitor had tried to book via the given telephone number without any success. For all would... More 

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