Plymouth Hebrew Congregation

(Plymouth Synagogue)

Plymouth, Devon




Page created: 2 March 2004
Latest revision or update: 10 July 2014

Congregation Data


Plymouth Hebrew Congregation


Catherine Street (adjoining Guild Hall), Plymouth PL1 2AD

The Plymouth Synagogue is the oldest Ashkenazi synagogue still standing in the English speaking world, built 1762

Current Status:


Date Founded:



Ashkenazi Orthodox

Marriage Certification:

Group: Board of Deputies
Appears in 1998 General Registrar Official List: Yes;
Worship Number: 21598
Registration District: Plymouth

Membership Data:

1898 -   70 seat holders (Jewish Year Book 1898/9)
1899 -   66 seat holders (Jewish Year Book 1900/1)
1905 -   70 seat holders (Jewish Year Book 1906)
1919 -   80 seat holders (Jewish Year Book 1920)
1946 - 115 members (Jewish Year Book 1947)
1999 -   72 members (Board of Deputies)


Other Congregation Information

Congregation Plymouth Congregation Births Register, 1829-1837. Available on JCR-UK as part of the Susser Archive.

Plymouth Synagogue. A short history by Rabbi Bernard Susser. Available on JCR-UK as part of the Susser Archive

For other on-line articles and other material relating to this congregation, see the Plymouth Community home page


Plymouth Jewish Community home page

Jewish Congregations in Devon

Jewish Communities of England home page

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