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Address: Plymouth Hebrew Congregation | Synagogue Chambers, Catherine Street,, Plymouth PL1 2AD, England
Phone Number: 07753267616
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Excellent new (2015) Synagogue website, useful for potential visitors or just the curious.

Jerry is the popular and enormously helpful and articulate leader of group visits. He answers questions and responds to reviews here on Tripadvisor. This year the Plymouth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Jerry is the popular and enormously helpful and articulate leader of group visits. He answers questions and responds to reviews here on Tripadvisor. This year the Plymouth Orthodox online presence was vastly improved by a first rate, simple, accessible and well constructed new website. There are all the contact details you could need, including Jerry and also many useful links... More 

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3 Thank Jannerbloke
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Last week we visited Plymouth synagogue, one of the oldest in England (C18) but which has been much restored, as was desperately needed, since my last visit some 50 years ago. We were given a fascinating account of the building and of the Jewish community in Plymouth by Jerry the caretaker, who also took us to the well cared for... More 

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5 Thank Fran H
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

An unexpectedly beautiful and bright interior, tucked away in a corner. One of very few buildings in the centre of Plymouth to have survived the bombs. Wonderful bimah, resembling the quarter-deck of an eighteenth-century frigate. Great tour from the friendly and knowledgeable curator. Must see.

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5 Thank growltiger2015
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

My husband and I were shown this beautiful synagogue in the heart of Plymouth city centre by the curator/caretaker Jerry. As a non-Jew his knowledge of the Jewish religion, its rituals and the history of Jews of Plymouth was outstanding. This softly spoken modest man is responsible for this beautiful synagogue's continued survival and a visit is made meaningful and... More 

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7 Thank Speechy2015
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This beautiful synagogue has been in place for over 250 years, coming into existence and flourishing with the port and the naval dockyards through the era of the Napoleonic wars. Sadly, decline set in, in step with the economic fortunes of the city, a decline that has accelerated as the community has aged and migrated. It seems all but inevitable... More 

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5 Thank Jeremy S
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

we went on an arranged visit with a U3A group. It is a fascinating place. Although we were not a Judaic group, the curator was a fount of knowledge. Visit and leave a few quid for the maintenance.

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5 Thank biggles2015
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is, without a doubt, the most interesting thing there was to see in Plymouth. The synagogue itself was beautiful, but what made it a truly special experience was Jerry the caretaker's tour and explanation of the synagogue's history. I don't think I have ever had such a knowledgeable, likeable, or genuinely interested guide before in my life. Thank you,... More 

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7 Thank Nico S
Dartington, UK
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Yesterday, my mother and I had the pleasure of visiting the oldest synagogue in the english speaking world. We were greeted and hosted by a wonderful human being, namely Jerry, the caretaker of the synagogue. His knowledge is wide and varied and his own story is intimately linked with the story of this exceptional place. We strongly recommend a visit... More 

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7 Thank yaacovdk
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Hidden away from view. Tour very informative and interesting. If visiting Plymouth it is a must to visit

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7 Thank Jennifer L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This is a wonderful little synagogue. Inside is delightful and it has some wonderful features - beautiful stained glass, plainly decorated apart from the amazing lighting, historically important, as it is Georgian, and has a stunning Baroque Ark and is full of light. It has a thriving community and is the oldest Ashkenazi synagogue in the English speaking world. Don't... More 

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