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Review of Plum Street Temple

Plum Street Temple
Reviewed 14 December 2011

Built in 1866 in the Byzantine - Moorish style, this sanctuary is maintained by the Isaac M. Wise congregation through bequests, and a non-profit building foundation committed to its maintenance, and continued religious and civic functions.

Plum Street Temple, a majestic exterior and interior historic building is in continued use for weekly Prayer Services (Friday evening, and Saturday mornings), and life cycle and civic events.

The street level (first floor) is devoted to worship, lectures, and public organ concerts. The lower level is used for dinners and receptions. The building has been updated with elevator service and is handicapped accesible.

Hebrew Union College (HUC) holds its public ordination ceremony of the Cincinnati Campus, every year at Plum Street Temple, with guest coming from all over the world.

There is pay parking on the street or in nearby surface lots or multi level enclosed garages. It is easy walking, from most downtown Cincinnati hotels, restaurants, and other attractions.

When not in use, the Plum Strret Temple is locked and secured. However, free guided tours by volunteers are available upon advance request. Large groups can be easily accomodated.

At the intersection of Seventh and Plum, on two opposite corners from Plum Strret Temple are two other significant architectural historical buildings: the Cincinnati City Hall and St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, both available for quided tours upon advance request.

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Reviewed 13 November 2011

The previous poster said "you can visit most of the time". That may be true, but they won't let you into the building. We went yesterday (on a saturday at noon) and it was very apparent that this place is NOT open to the public. Actually, there were signs stating that (call for appointment, or something like that). So unless you are going there for a service, it appears that you aren't going to get in. The outside of the building is not that impressive. I've seen pictures of the inside, and it looked impresive, but.....

5  Thank CinciJim
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Reviewed 24 April 2011

In an otherwise ordinary city, PST is something different and special. It is one of the oldest synagogues in the country and is a stunning piece of construction. Now semi-lost among other buildings it has been preserved and remains a used and useful facility for events. You can visit most of the time and everyone should see it at least once.

2  Thank JakeCincinnati99
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