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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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Very Historic

Do the tour if you come here. The hustory of this building and the items they have on dispaly are intriguing to any history buff

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Michael H
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do the tour if you come here. The hustory of this building and the items they have on dispaly are intriguing to any history buff

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Thank Michael H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Phoebe was an excellent and interesting tour guide. We got so much rich and important history of the Synagogue I felt that I really learned something. It told me how important this place and the Jewish people were for the history of early Savannah as well as today and how the congregation leads a weekend food program for school children... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting since it is styled like a church rather than a synagogue. Well worth the visit. Very knowledgeable guides.

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Davenport, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful place of worship with guides full of Southern Hospitality. Docents were very friendly and made this southern catholic guy feel at home as they shared their history here in Savannah and how the members of this congregation were integral in the birth of our country. After all, they have been worshiping here since before we were a nation.

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Grapeview, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of this synagogue. The sanctuary itself is beautiful, but we also enjoyed learning more about how the Jewish refugees ended up settling here and establishing this synagogue. Found it interesting that they were so well accepted by the English settlers and added much to the community here after being turned away in other locations. The... More 

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Athens AL, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

There are guided tours all during the day, with all of the history of the Jews in Savannah. The museum upstairs has the oldest Torah in the United States, written on deer skin. There are many other historical artifacts as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

This is a must stop on your visit to Savannah. Great tour with Joel. Beautiful synagogue with fascinating history. Still amazed that they have on display a deerskin Torah scroll from the Spanish Inquisition. Lots of other interesting artifacts in the museum.

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Mountain View, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Happened to wander by here - looks like a church but it's actually a synagogue. Took the tour that was about 40 minutes - encouraging to learn about religious acceptance in our early colonies.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderful! The history is fascinating for everyone. Our tour guide, Norman was so informative, friendly and knowledgeable!! So glad we went. Thanks

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We felt warmly welcomed by everyone. It was a classical Reform service on Shabbat morning. The sanctuary is amazing itself and there was a museum upstairs with all sorts of history of the Jewish community of Savannah.

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