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Plum Street Temple

Address: 726 Plum St, Cincinnati, OH 45236 (Central Business District)
Phone Number: 513-793-2556
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Ranked #32 of 63 Attractions in Cincinnati
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 attraction reviews
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.

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Cincinnati, OH
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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.

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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 

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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!

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Owings Mills, MD
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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 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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11 attraction reviews
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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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

Spectacular architecture; an historic landmark. Interior space is truly inspirational. A must see for anyone interested in 19th century architecture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

This is a gorgeous synagogue. The history speaks, but so does the present.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2011

Built in 1866 in the Byzantine - Moorish style, this sanctuary is maintained by the Isaac M. Wise congregation through bequests, and a non-profit building foundation committed to its maintenance, and continued religious and civic functions. Plum Street Temple, a majestic exterior and interior historic building is in continued use for weekly Prayer Services (Friday evening, and Saturday mornings), and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

The previous poster said "you can visit most of the time". That may be true, but they won't let you into the building. We went yesterday (on a saturday at noon) and it was very apparent that this place is NOT open to the public. Actually, there were signs stating that (call for appointment, or something like that). So unless... More 

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