Important Announcement

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 Note: Date and Time Tuesday 27th January 11am. The Orangery Mount Edgcumbe

Lord Mayor, Councillor Michael Fox, will attend the annual civic ceremony of remembrance at Mount Edgcumbe The Lord Mayor and speakers from three faiths will each offer a short reflection. Silences between will provide time for reflection. At the conclusion, those who are able are invited to process with the Lord Mayor to the English Garden where the Lady Mayoress will lay flowers at the foot of the Memorial Tree.

The Cremyll ferry leaves Plymouth at quarter past and quarter to the hour and returns from Mount Edgcumbe on the hour and half hour. Allow time to park as parking at Cremyll is limited. Try Devil's Point and walk back.

Holocaust Memorial Day events in Plymouth are organised by The Plymouth Hebrew Congregation, Plymouth City Council, Plymouth SACRE and Plymouth Centre for Faiths and Cultural Diversity. For further information about all the above events contact the Centre on: 01752 254438 or email: Or Visit: Also visit the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust’s website: Week beginning Monday 12th January.

Solly Irving – a Jewish Holocaust survivor from London, will spend four days sharing his testimony in Plymouth, visiting secondary schools and Plymouth University. This will be Solly’s 14th annual visit to us and we estimate that he has now spoken to over 20,000 students in Plymouth. These talks are not open to the public but there will be an opportunity to hear Solly on: Wednesday 14th January in Lecture Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University at 7pm. The title of his talk will be “Destined to Survive”

The Centre will be offering assemblies for Plymouth schools related to Holocaust Memorial Day in the days leading up to 27th January. Contact the Centre for further information. on: 01752 254438 or email:

Tuesday 27th January Plymouth University - Roland Levinsky Building 11am - 5pm followed by seminars and Closing Reflection at 6 to 6.30pm A public exhibition will be held at the University’s Cross-Point, in the Roland Levinsky Building. Representatives from local schools and colleges will be invited to share their own responses through art work, poetry, reflection, music and dance performances.

Between 1.30pm and 2.30pm the Lord Mayor, Cllr Michael Fox will join us for a more formal period of reflection, through words and music, provided by the young people and others. 5pm Seminar programme. 6pm Closing Reflection.

Honorary Secretary Anna Kelly's fall on June 12th resulted in a badly broken femur, Anna is still in rehab and cannot get around with any speed. So she is only able to respond to email communications on for the time being. There are other committee members available on contacts page.

Many thanks for your cooperation in this matter.


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 History

The following have shared their personal thoughts making for a fascinating insight into Jewish history in and around Plymouth.

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 if you would like to book a visit to our Synagogue.

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....