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Plymouth Synagogue

Catherine Street, Plymouth PL1 2AD, England
07753-26-76-16
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Fascinating tour with first class guide

Jerry provided a real in-depth talk which covered the history of the Synagogue, its location in the... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
ChrisMichael2017
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Fascinating

Twelve of us visited the Synagogue with our local U3A group. We were treated to refreshments when... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2017
JackG71
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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Catherine Street, Plymouth PL1 2AD, England
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07753-26-76-16

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Reviewed 19 March 2017

Jerry provided a real in-depth talk which covered the history of the Synagogue, its location in the centre of Plymouth and the story of the Jewish community in the city. He is a great communicator, full of passion and humour. The building has a beautiful...More

2  Thank ChrisMichael2017
Jerry S, Synagogue Custodian at Plymouth Synagogue, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Thankyou for your review, I am pleased you enjoyed your visit and left with a greater understanding, I like so many people when I came here for the first time asked the question "why are the Jewish traditions different from ours?" What I should have...More

Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Twelve of us visited the Synagogue with our local U3A group. We were treated to refreshments when we arrived and given an overview of the history of this synagogue which we were told is the oldest Ashkenasi Synagogue in use in the English speaking world....More

1  Thank JackG71
Jerry S, Synagogue Custodian at Plymouth Synagogue, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2017

Thankyou for your review and I am pleased to hear you enjoyed the visit. The other tours available during this year's Plymouth History Festival are below, your U3A are welcome to attend or collect a booklet from me on all the History events across the...More

Reviewed 26 February 2017

My visit was far more than I could ever have imagined, Jerry our guide was full of information and fun, yet done with respect. I came away from the tour feeling very enlightened. I knew virtually nothing of the Jewish faith when I entered and...More

1  Thank David B
Jerry S, Synagogue Custodian at Plymouth Synagogue, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Thankyou for the review and I am glad you enjoyed your visit. It is a huge topic to convey in just a short time and with almost 300 years of history woven around the tour most visitors come back for a second visit to grasp...More

Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

This afternoon went on a history walk and visited the oldest Ashkenazi Synagogue still in use. A really beautiful building and jerry Sibley our guide was extremely knowledgable. I did not know that there were so many Jews in Plymouth pre WW2 and why they...More

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Jerry S, Synagogue Custodian at Plymouth Synagogue, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Thankyou for your review and I am pleased you enjoyed your visit. It is a lot to take in all at once hence so many visitors come back for another go. You were almost there with Wallis Simpson it was her grandfather (in law) Ernest...More

Reviewed 25 February 2017

I went with friends to visit this beautiful little Synagogue and we had the most enlightening and riviting history lesson that I can remember. Jerry our guide was very informed about the history of the Synagogue and Judaism in Plymouth, and also inspirationally enthusiastic about...More

1  Thank Liz H
Jerry S, Synagogue Custodian at Plymouth Synagogue, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Thankyou for your review and I am glad you enjoyed your visit. 3 hours in one session is not uncommon, however when you book up for your tour you are more than welcome to have it tailor made to suit your groups needs. I have...More

Reviewed 9 February 2017

Highly recommended tour for those wanting to know about this fascinating and beautiful gem in the heart of Plymouth city centre. Jerry, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable and very patient when answering questions from our group. Information given is both informative and highly interesting as...More

1  Thank Deborah I
Jerry S, Synagogue Custodian at Plymouth Synagogue, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Thankyou for your review and I am glad you enjoyed your visit. It is encouraging for me to see you are booked in for another visit next month and I look forward to welcoming you back. All tours are slightly different as they are designed...More

Reviewed 31 January 2017

A brilliantly-led, fascinating guided tour of a unique building. Jerry is an enthousiastic, knowledgeable and generous guide. Our visit focussed on the history of the building (history of Plymouth) and an introduction to Judaism. Perfect for children, very engaging.

1  Thank fozanne72
Jerry S, Synagogue Custodian at Plymouth Synagogue, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Thankyou for your review and I am glad you enjoyed your visit. Children are always welcome to visit and usually become the stars of the tour. Best wishes Jerry

Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Jerry the guide was a knowledgeable and engaging host. Highly recommended - this memorable and enjoyable visit

2  Thank Richard S
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We came for an educational trip and were blown away by the knowledge and understanding the host managed to impart. The building itself is stunning, so much history and meaning...and so interesting! The adults were as engaged as the children :) We're going to book...More

1  Thank 1979JessH
Jerry S, Synagogue Custodian at Plymouth Synagogue, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Thankyou for your review and I am really glad you enjoyed your visit, I shall look forward to seeing you again in the coming months. Tours are tailored to suit you, however all will have an overview of everything as well as focusing on your...More

Reviewed 9 December 2016

Members all told me that they had thoroughly enjoyed the visit. All was explained clearly and most entertainingly.

1  Thank biggles2015
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Dianne M
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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
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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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