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Mickve Israel Temple

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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
+1 912-233-1547
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was almost closing time but they let us in. The grandeur of the architecture was amazing. Gothic Revival architecture.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mindalah
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank susan33181
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SteveDelroy
Reviewed 1 week ago

....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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank OceanPotion1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Consumer72212
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We attended a wedding held here. It is one of the oldest in the United States but is beautifully maintained. Lovely windows and art abound.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank YankeeJeff
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely and historic temple with beautiful architecture and a beautiful sanctuary. Worth visiting when in the historic district.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Navigator63868276575
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gattara3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are interested in synagogues, this is a fabulous place, most unusual. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and we enjoyed our visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Marsha F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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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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Yes, she is.