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Address: Monterey Square, 20 East Gordon Street, Savannah, GA 31401
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+1 912-233-1547
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Third oldest congregation and only neo-gothic Jewish sanctuary in the U. S....

Third oldest congregation and only neo-gothic Jewish sanctuary in the U. S. We offer tours, food festival (last Sunday in October), destination weddings and services every Fri/Sat and holidays. See our website for calendar of events.

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We spent 45+ minutes with Mr. Goodman who was very informative, engaging and enjoys presenting the history of Savannah J

We were shown the beautiful sanctuary and given many facts about the architecture and founders of the first true congregation to arrive in the colonies. A tour of the museum... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were shown the beautiful sanctuary and given many facts about the architecture and founders of the first true congregation to arrive in the colonies. A tour of the museum included the oldest Torah in North Americaand many artifacts and Judaica.

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Thank Rose H
Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was so interesting to learn about this synagogue with beautiful stained glass windows designed at a time when gothic revival was popular. They own an ancient Torah that was brought over by the Sephardic Jews 400 years ago. Fascinating history.

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This active congregation shares a history with Savannah. It is one of the three oldest continuing Jewish congregations in America. The architecture is unusual and stunning. The docent was informative and easy to understand. Definitely worth a visit. There is a modest fee for the tour.

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful temple tour with Norman Hirsch. A must see whether you are Jewish or not as there is so much history at this Temple. The artifacts were wonderful. Seeing how well integrated the Jewish people were so early in our country's history was remarkable. I believe you still feel that in Savannah today. Mr. Hirsch was lovely and well versed... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have posted onTrip Advisor many times and this is the first time you decided not to publish it. I really don’t care but I think that you should know why I think that you are mistaken. We were walking down the main walking street in the historic district of Savannah when we sat down at a bench in one... More 

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Debber61, Manager at Mickve Israel Temple, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am sorry that I didn't see your first review or the NON management response you received. We welcome all reviews and I thank you for taking the time to submit a second one. It sounds like you stopped by on a Sunday when we are closed to tours. You obviously have a great eye... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting presentation Beautiful interior Gret history told by members who care about their House of Worship

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was how we were greeted as we entered this beautiful structure. Our guide, Pat, made us feel welcomed and began a most informative tour. We were truly impressed.

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Raleigh, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This synagogue is beautiful and has a very interesting history dating back to the 1700s. Docent was very well-informed and tour was very well-organized. Nice gift shop too!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Informative, welcoming and well worth the time spent. The tour guide was knowledgeable and personable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our tour and our very informative tour guide. The history of this temple is so poignant and it was such a pleasure to be able to experience its beauty as well

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