Welcome to Plymouth Synagogue, the oldest Ashkenazi Synagogue still in regular use in the English speaking world.

You need to contact Jerry first to arrange to come. Register your name and details with Jerry, by Law. Please attend the services, especially Jewish males, to make a minyan. For Service Times see 'Service Times at top of page.  We welcome all Jewish people wanting to worship. 

However please wear a mask, keep 2 metres apart outside and 1 metre apart in shul. Sit where cushions are placed. Use the prayer books on the cushions and leave them there after the service to be cleaned for reuse.

Contacts - for all contacts for specific purposes click on Contacts Tab for names and phone numbers


  • Schools - if you want a visit please phone PCFCD - Plymouth Centre For Faith And Cultural Diversity on 01752 254438.
  • For Synagogue Visits (except schools) Phone Jerry Sibley 07753 267616 mobile or 01752 263162 voicemail and leave your details on the voicemail but PLEASE SPEAK CLEARLY.
  • For information about our beautiful synagogue see the tabs 'Our Beautiful Building' and also 'History'.
Unfortunately we are unable to hold Cheder classes or Hebrew classes as there isn't anyone available to take them. If you would like to offer your services this will be extremely welcome. 
Honorary Secretary Anna Kelly can be contacted on 01822614203 or 07818094894, between 10am and 8pm or email communications on imannahi@hotmail.com.

Jerry Sibley can be contacted on phccaretaker@yahoo.co.uk or phccaretaker@gmail.com

For details of where we are, click on the Contacts tab then on Find us for a map of where we are.



Our Building

Around 1745 regular services were held in people's homes in Plymouth, then in rented rooms. We were granted our lease in 1762 when our Synagogue was established.

Our Services

Plymouth Hebrew Congregation regularly holds services for Shabbat: every Friday evening at 6 pm and every Saturday morning at 10am. For other services see events calendar.

Synagogue Visits

We would welcome you or your School to see our Synagogue, However for Adults it's a different number to Schools. If you would like to book a visit to our Synagogue. See below.

Visiting Officiants

We will publish the information about visiting Ministers when they are coming. If possible we try to combine their visit with an event ie a Shabbaton.


A Cheder class is held when a festival is due if there is a demand for it. We are organising Hebrew classes, if there is the demand for them. Contact Anna for more details on 077094894 between 11am and 8pm


Additional information about access to the cemetery.


A full list of Synagogue contacts and other useful information can be found here....