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Plymouth Synagogue

Synagogue Chambers Catherine Street, Plymouth PL1 2AD, England
+44 7753 267616
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A really excellent visit whether you are a visitor to Plymouth or have lived here all your life.

The custodian Jerry Sibley is a font of knowledge, not only about this amazing little synagogue but... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
maggie_liz_t
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Plymouth Synagogue: Hidden gem

An extremely interesting morning at Plymouth Synagogue. We were greeted by Jerry Sibley the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jilliep544
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Synagogue Chambers Catherine Street, Plymouth PL1 2AD, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The custodian Jerry Sibley is a font of knowledge, not only about this amazing little synagogue but also about the history of the Jewish community in Plymouth from the mid eighteenth century and indeed before. The stained glass windows are stunning and Jerry explains the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An extremely interesting morning at Plymouth Synagogue. We were greeted by Jerry Sibley the custodian, and Hector the delightful cat, with tea and kosher cake-delicious. Tucked away on Catherine Street, the Synagogue was built in 1762 and has borne witness to many changes in a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent the morning at Plymouth Synagogue, it was very interesting and an amazing history talk. It is a must place to visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing, informative visit including local history as well as the Synagogue history. Even if you have lived in Plymouth for ever- please visit- you won’t be disappointed

Thank Jenny M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot begin to describe what a wonderful visit I had to the Jewish Synagogue in Plymouth yesterday as part of an organised group. Jerry Sibley, the custodian, although C of E, has a great love for the building and its traditions and this shines...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This visit was a delight, throughout three hours custodian Jerry kept us entertained with his wide ranging knowledge on the history of Jews in Plymouth. He explain what all the various artefacts in the synagogue were used for, he explained the history of the building...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful 3 hour visit. Superb custodian. Informative, entertaining, completely unmissable. Jill and Derek Mitchell

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such an interesting visit. An insight into the history of Plymouth combined with an overview of Judaism and the history of the Plymouth synagogue. A wealth of information well presented over 2 hours-I could enjoy a return visit as i felt there was more information...More

Thank Liz H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fascinating visit! Nestled behind St Andrews church and the Guildhall, for over 200 years has stood this unassuming building which is the synagogue. It’s beautiful inside and Jerry the Custodian does a wonderful job of bringing it all to life. We were there...More

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Jerry S, Synagogue Custodian at Plymouth Synagogue, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review, so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and will visit again soon. The 2018 Plymouth History Festival is nearly upon us and the web site for all the up coming events goes live on 20th February and the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ( child minder group) recently visited this synagogue as an educational visit for the children. The caretaker Jerry made us feel very welcome and engaged both the adults and very young children extremely well. He explained the sight and allowed the children to dress...More

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Jerry S, Synagogue Custodian at Plymouth Synagogue, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review, so glad to hear you and the little ones enjoyed your visit and will visit again later in the year. The 2018 Plymouth History Festival is nearly upon us and the web site for all the up coming events...More

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Dianne M
24 September 2016|
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Response from Jacandhow | Reviewed this property |
If you go onto the Shul's website by googling it. you will find Jerry's email address or mobile. He will answer you more or less straight away via email and make arrangements to give you a tour. I hope you enjoy it as much... More
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Robert H
26 September 2015|
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Response from Jerry S | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Visiting the Synagogue for a tour is arranged by appointment with Jerry. This can be done by; Phone, Text or Email (via the web site) which you will find at the top right of the trip advisor page or look for the review of... More
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ChasC_12
22 August 2015|
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Response from Jerry S | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Dwindling congregation and the reasons for it doesn't really have a bearing on visiting the Synagogue. The Synagogue is open for visitors and worshippers alike, If you would like to visit and know more about the building... More
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