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

We welcome all Jewish people wanting to worship, regardless of orthodoxy. Please attend the services, especially males, to make a minyan. For Service Times see 'Service Times'. However, this Erev Shabbat Friday 11th August and next Friday August 18th the service will begin at 7pm instead of the usual 6pm. The reason is because we have Dayan Steiner staying in the Minister's flat with his wife and children, (although not all are still children). In fact on Shabbat August 19th there will be an uff ruff for one of his sons who is getting married in London on the 20th. This is quite exciting so do come and join us.

See 'Contact Us' for names and phone numbers for specific purposes; eg for ADULT VISITS; GROUP VISITS AND HOME EDUCATORS - PLEASE PHONE Jerry Sibley 07753 267616. For Schools wanting to visit please phone 01752 254438. For Synagogue Visits (except schools) Phone Jerry Sibley 07753 267616. For information about our beautiful synagogue see '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. Honorary Secretary Anna Kelly can be contacted on 01822614203 or 07818094894, between 10am and 8pm or email communications on imannahi@hotmail.com.


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....