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Mickve Israel Temple

Monterey Square, 20 East Gordon Street, Savannah, GA 31401
+1 912-233-1547
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Fascinating picture of the Jewish community in the South

We had a great tour and talk about the Jewish community in Savannah. There seems to be some... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Historic synagogue

To hear the history of Jewish people in Savannah, and to see Torah scrolls brought over in 1733 was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
St. Paul, Minnesota
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The third oldest Jewish congregation and the only neo-gothic Jewish sanctuary in the U. S. We offer tours that include our historic sanctuary and museum with many historic artifacts including two Torahs written in the 1400's (probably the oldest in the U.S.), a Jewish food festival (last Sunday in October), destination weddings and services every Friday, Saturday and holidays. See our website for calendar of events.
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“jewish history” (68 reviews)
“gothic style” (32 reviews)
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Monterey Square, 20 East Gordon Street, Savannah, GA 31401
+1 912-233-1547
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a great tour and talk about the Jewish community in Savannah. There seems to be some question as to which congregation is older -- Savannah or Charleston -- but the discussion of the creation and history of the congregation was wonderful. As I...More

Thank bbwex
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

To hear the history of Jewish people in Savannah, and to see Torah scrolls brought over in 1733 was plain amazing. A tour that is worthwhile for Jews and non Jews. An important lesson to hear how Oglethorpe established the colony emphasizing religious tolerance. Both...More

Thank lkamman
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful members of the temple took us inside and upstairs to view the remarkable building and amazing artifacts. Very appreciative!

Thank TravelersTwoPeople
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting history, comparable to the beautiful Charleston synagogue. We also attended a Friday night service. Very friendly, welcoming to visitors. A beautiful woman cantor.

Thank 364eliev
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a terrific docent who clearly loved her congregation and brought the history of her temple and the story of the Jew's of Savannah come to life. Mickve Israel has two Torah's that date back before the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in...More

Thank Bruce S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fascinating tour of their synagogue. The docent was very knowledgeable and lovely with children. The synagogue is quite unique in its design. Lovely stain glass windows. The upstairs museum was worth a look to see the original deerskin Torahs.

Thank Anne B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great looking church from the outside. We did not have a tour & the lady at the front door said it was closed so I can only talk about the outside. Great landscaping. Sorry I couldn’t give more, but I have heard it’s great inside...More

Thank Scott V
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a gorgeous and historic temple hidden amongst the history in Savannah. While we did not have an opportunity to view or photograph the outside, we did stop to photograph the outside and learn about the history of the temple. It's recommended if you appreciate...More

Thank Kristen H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the oldest synagogues in the country. It was founded in 1733 as Jews seeked religious freedom from the Inquisition. Listening to the docent talk about the history of the synagogue as well as the history of America was fascinating. There were...More

Thank michaelm20152015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour guide Bill was pleasant, well spoken and knowledgeable. We enjoyed seeing and learning about the history of the temple and it’s many artifacts. The Torahs and the letters from former US Presidents were interesting, as well. I highly recommend a visit to this...More

Thank Ronnie712
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Carla D
23 May 2017|
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Response from lhglenn | Reviewed this property |
Pictures are allowed.
3 April 2017|
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Response from Debber61 | Property representative |
We are not open on Sundays for tours, please call the office 912-233-1547 for more information.
Loretta M
7 February 2017|
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Response from Debber61 | Property representative |
Yes, she is.