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Plum Street Temple

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Address: 726 Plum St, Cincinnati, OH 45236
Phone Number: 513-793-2556
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Well maintained historic temple of the Jewish faith in downtown Cincinnati

Restored Historic Jewish Temple in downtown Cincinnati. Located on a corner across from Cincinnati City Hall, and a Catholic Cathedral. Tours are available upon advanced... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Restored Historic Jewish Temple in downtown Cincinnati. Located on a corner across from Cincinnati City Hall, and a Catholic Cathedral. Tours are available upon advanced reservations, parking available on surface lots and garages nearby. Some street metered parking. Temple is principally used for religious services, graduations, Hebrew Union College rabbinic ordinations.

Cincinnati, Ohio
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103 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Absolutely gorgeous, recently restored interior. However, this is an active religious temple and generally only open for some Friday night, Saturday morning and special holiday/event services. It is not a tourist attraction so don't expect to be able to stop by and find it open. I'm sure there are limited opportunities for tours but that is something that would require... More 

1 Thank CuriousTraveler8048
Miami, Florida
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487 reviews
194 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Although I missed seeing the inside, this is one of the many surprising for me buildings in downtown Cincinnati with a very cool architectural design.

1 Thank DMBTraveler
Greater Cincinnati
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34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Home of Reform Judaism in the heart of downtown Cincy. Absolutely a spectacular building in both the European and Moorish style. On a tiny site and parking not always the best. Check the hours ahead of time.

1 Thank Linda T
Cincinnati, Ohio
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25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The birthplace of Reform Judaism. On the list of National Historic Landmarks. Definitely worth a visit. Need to coordinate ahead.

1 Thank VRT900
Cincinnati, OH
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

I love the building and the inside was very interesting. Very European, like walking through the Marais in Paris.

1 Thank selewis
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273 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Nestled in modern downtown Cincinnati is this European gem of functional architecture place of worship. In the moorish style. Nicely renovated in the original style. excellent acoustics.The parking in the area is a bit difficult, however, but if you are touring the region and it is open, it is worth the stop. Religious services are not always held here but... More 

2 Thank CintiKidCincinnati
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20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

I am a wedding designer, and every time I have a wedding ceremony I am amazed at the beautiful restored temple, one of the first west of the Appalachian Mountains I believe!

1 Thank SkylineCincinnati
Owings Mills, MD
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123 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

The architecture was beyond great. Words really cannot bring this historic place to life. Search google images to see why it is something that can must be seen to appreciate. We were at the Temple for the ordination of our niece. Being inside only made this event even more special. There was a historic and emotional connection that we were... More 

2 Thank BronxG
Cincinnati, Ohio
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14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

Cincinnati is the birthplace of reformed Judaism and this is the main Temple directly across the street from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati St. Peter in Chains Cathedral so you can get a two for of beautiful Church buildings and directly aross the street (so these three buildings sit on three of the four corners on a city block)... More 

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