Plymouth Synagogue Plymouth
- Address: Synagogue Chambers, Catherine Street, Plymouth, Devon PL1 2AD, United Kingdom, PL1 2AD
- Phone: +44-1752263162
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Community And Government, Religious, Synagogues
The oldest Ashkenazi Jew synagogue in the English world, this is a grade II listed building dating back to 1762. The whitewashed building in brick and stone with a Cornish slate roof continues to be a praying spot for Jews since the 18th century. The baroque Tohark Ark rising two stories in height and featuring fluted Corinthian columns, broken pediment, carved finials and urns in gold leaf are worth observing.
The building appears like a structure belonging to the nonconformist protestant and is believed to be designed in such a way to avoid the destruction from the riots that happened against the non-Anglican houses of worship in 18th century.
- Keep your head covered at all times.
- Maintain peace.
- Do not photograph without permission.
- Modest dressing is recommended.
- Ladies are requested to go on the level 2 and Men are requested to stay at the ground level during the service.
- Ladies who cannot climb the stairs can attend the service from ground level.
- Pre-booking is recommended for guided group visits.
- Disabled access available, call ahead for guidance.
- Entry is free.
- Prayer and candle lighting timings can be obtained locally.
- Bus no 10, 10A, 50, 51, 51A
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Jerry gave us an incredible and fascinating guided tour. His passion and knowledge is quite inspiring. Highly recommended.
Jewish Synagogue tucked away behind the Treasury Bar. Amazing interior if you can get in.
Fascinating and atmospheric. We learnt so much. If possible contact Jerry the custodian to book in advance.
I was part of a group who were given a tour today by the custodian, Jerry Sibley. It was a fascinating experience and well worth the visit. Jerry gave us a warm welcome with tea, coffee and kosher cake and, over the next couple of hours, gave us a very informative insight into the history of the synagogue, its surroundings and the Jewish community.
Aaah the wisdom of old!