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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...more
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Monterey Square, 20 East Gordon Street, Savannah, GA 31401
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While strolling the historical squares of Savannah, you will certainly notice the iconic structure of Mickve Israel Temple. It is an extraordinary example of classic gothic architecture; so grand in stature. Tours of the Temple are offered by friendly and knowledgable docents. We found our...More
A rare Gothic-style Synagogue. The building is un terrific shape and interesting architecture. The museum is well curated and has much information about the bldg. and the congregation. The docents are excellent as is the staff I met. Highly recommended
....arrived in Savannah from London on the ship, "William and Sarah," in 1733. Their successful journey culminated in the creation of the Kahal Kadosh Mikve Israel Synagogue, the first Jewish Synagogue in the south.
Some time later (1876) construction started on this breath-taking Victorian Masterpiece,...More
I'm not Jewish and have never been in a synagogue so the difference was lost on me, but this place was gorgeous with tons of details that made it easy to be reverent. The Torahs upstairs were a profound treasure and the story of the...More
This is quite a unique synagogue, as it looks more like a church than a synagogue. We had a great tour of the synagogue and museum with Tony. The tour was very informative and included a history of the Jewish people in Savannah. The museum...More
This place is fascinating. I’m Protestant, and my wife is Jewish, and we both had the same reaction—we’d never seen a temple look more like a church! With a large pipe organ, beautiful stained glass gothic windows, nave, etc, it is unlike any temple we’d...More