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Mickve Israel Temple

Monterey Square, 20 East Gordon Street, Savannah, GA 31401
+1 912-233-1547
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A Marvel

This is the third oldest synagogue in the US and definitely worth a visit. Excellent guide showing... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Joel K
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A most historical, beautiful & interesting synagogue

My wife & I greatly enjoyed touring and learning about the history of this congregation, which is a... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
Alan S
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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” (67 reviews)
“gothic style” (31 reviews)
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Monterey Square, 20 East Gordon Street, Savannah, GA 31401
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This is the third oldest synagogue in the US and definitely worth a visit. Excellent guide showing us the beautiful sanctuary and taking us through the small but magnificent museum. Don't miss it. Lots of history here.

1  Thank Joel K
Reviewed 3 September 2017

My wife & I greatly enjoyed touring and learning about the history of this congregation, which is a microcosm of the Jewish community of the deep south. Through the religious artifacts contained in the synagogue you can feel what it must have been like to...More

1  Thank Alan S
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

It's one of the oldest Jewish congregations in North America--with a ton of history! And the building is gorgeous and dramatic! I do wish they had more regular hours for tours and visitors. But a must see in Savannah!

Thank Aaron G
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We visited the temple after completing a walking tour of the historic district. We sat in the sanctuary and listened to a volunteer tell us about the history of Jewish people in Savannah as well as the history of the colony. Our guide invited us...More

Thank teraob
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

I arrived too late for the tour. I hadn't realized the last one began at 3:30 I got there at 4:00 There were some people in the gift shop and I was bold enough to knock. One woman was kind enough to let me take...More

1  Thank ellynvb
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Tour took about an hour and was very informative. It's a beautiful building and the tour guide who is a member of the congregation was fantastic. The upstairs museum had some very interesting exhibits.

Thank raincheck10
Reviewed 14 August 2017

The long history of the Jews in Savannah was interesting and previously unknown to me. The Temple is on one of the prettiest squares we saw in Savannah.

Thank sjlm
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We enjoyed the audio, tour of the church and museum upstairs. Many original scrolls and artifacts are preserved and encased upstairs. Beautiful quilt and historical memorabilia which showed their cultural heritage . I was impressed by their community spirit. It is well worth your visit....More

Thank Kare2Bme
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We were exploring the area. Although we only stopped in for a quick looks see. The people were incredibly kind and helpful. It is a beautiful temple with great history. Wish we had time for a tour.

Thank SashaGRose
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Takes about 2hrs, a lot to see. Didn't know much about Jews in America but the guide made it very interesting

Thank Nicandra
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Carla D
23 May 2017|
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Response from lhglenn | Reviewed this property |
Pictures are allowed.
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mmettlinger
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.
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Loretta M
7 February 2017|
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Yes, she is.
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