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The Plymouth Jewish Community dates from the eighteenth century and Plymouth Synagogue (founded in 1761) is the oldest extant Askkanazi synagogue in the English-speaking world.
Plymouth has two Jewish Cemeteries:
Plymouth Hoe Old Jews Burial Ground, Lambhay Hill, The Hoe Plymouth PL1
The earliest known burial dates from 1744, when permission was granted for the burial of a Jew on what was then a private plot of land on the historic Hoe, owned by a local Jewish women, Sarah Sherrenbeck.Subsequent burials took place within this original garden. It was shortly thereafter extended, in 1758, by the purchase adjoining land and the grounds were further extended in 1811 and 1815. The cemetery is no longer in use but is still maintained by the community. [David Shulman, Webmaster JCR-UK, June 2016]
Gifford Place Jewish Cemetery, rear of 49 Gifford Place, Mutley Plymouth PL3
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