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Address: Synagogue Chambers Catherine Street | Synagogue Chambers, Catherine Street,, Plymouth PL1 2AD, England
Phone Number: +44 7753 267616
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Fascinating and full of history

An excellent and informative tour of the Synagogue and it's place in the history of Plymouth. Opportunities to ask questions of the very knowledgable guide and a real insight into... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
janetdobinson
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Plymouth, United Kingdom

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent and informative tour of the Synagogue and it's place in the history of Plymouth. Opportunities to ask questions of the very knowledgable guide and a real insight into the Synagogue worship and traditions

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jerry gave an excellent talk about the history of Plymouth from many years ago. Showing maps of the old city and how it has changed over the years. Jerry explained all about the Synagogue and the Jewish history attached to the building.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

Jerry was very welcoming, entertaining and knowledgeable about this historic and beautiful building and about Judaism in general. His enthusiasm shone through. Great tea and cake too!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

There is something special about this old synagogue The Staibed glass windows are a soft pink and soft blue and the imagery is glorious The small wooden interior has a very calming aura I was there to say Kaddish memorial prayers for my late brother The members were the most accommodating and kind people and I was made to feel... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

I enjoyed my recent visit to Plymouth Synagogue as part of a group from Compton Methodist Church. Jerry, the tour guide, was able to provide a wealth of information setting the synagogue in its historic context and providing information on the customs and practices of the Jewish faith. Jerry has a light hearted and witty style and has a huge... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Moor's Edge U3A had a visit arranged to the Synagogue; Jerry the custodian had a group of around 20 of us totally engaged listening to him. He is passionate about keeping the building and its history alive and was a font of knowledge. We heard about the history of early Plymouth and why a Jewish community was set up in... More 

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Saltash, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

We visited this very old Synagogue with a group from our Church and found it very interesting. Beautiful inside and even tasted some kosher biscuits with a cup of tea. Apparently it's the oldest Ashkenazy Synagogue in Europe.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

In the centre of Plymouth and only a few hundred metres from the old docks and shops this was truely a hidden gem to find. For anyone wishing to know about a faith, a culture of the jewish society you should not miss a trip to this place. (approx 3hrs) However the scope of the tour also takes into account... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

I took the tour of the Synagogue on Sept. 7th. The tour was given by Jerry, a retired Army Veteran who now is the caretaker of the synagogue. It was by far one of the best tours I have ever taken anywhere. Jerry's passion for the history and importance of the place comes through in every word he spoke. Jerry... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

From the moment I sent Jerry an email till the minute we left all I can say is that Jerry is a delight. So knowledgeable not only in Jewish history and traditions but a vast knowledge in the history of Plymouth. You do not have to be of the faith to enjoy this very informative your which lasts about 2... More 

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