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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 4 days ago

We do visit synagogues in the places we go to but this synagogue is quite special. Besides the beautiful space, it’s history is fascinating. There are also artifacts dating back to the 1400’s here that were brought over and somehow survived. Docent Jeff was interesting...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rochelleforster
Reviewed 1 week ago

Found Mickve Israel Temple on TripAdvisor. We love that this historic synagogue is open for tours and has a small museum. The docents were very friendly and knowledgeable on the history of the Jewish community in Savannah. The synagogue itself is beautiful, this place is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I highly recommend the tour of this unique synagogue; it is unlike any synagogue I have ever seen! Tours seem to run fairly regularly.

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

My partner and I stopped in to check out Mickve Israel during our trip to Savannah last week and are so glad that we did (he is Jewish, I am not, and we both found the visit to be captivating)! While we only planned to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank GCM87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by on a short visit of Savannah and happened on a tour of the synagogue starting just then. The congregant/tour guide knew all the history of this functioning synagogue. After the tour we could read up on additional historical facts and see the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank zinc2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This congregation was founded along with the colony of Georgia; it's that old! And its history is fascinating. I took this tour with my husband and two daughters - 19 and 11 - and everyone enjoyed it. The building is beautiful and architecturally significant and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Jespi71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was an interesting, inspirational and worthwhile experience. So proud of our Jewish heritage and having to learn that our presence in North America has been prior to the formation of the a United States of America. As always, Jews through generations have helped with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank miribim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The building is unique for a synagogue, but more importantly it reflects a vibrant and interesting Savannah Jewish population. The docent tour was very reasonable and historically eye opening. The museum is not to be missed.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank K6430YUkeng
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mickve Israel Temple is not only revered architecturally but the third oldest synagogue. The founding congregation held true to both King George & Oglethorpes’ nobel intention of ‘religious’ tolerance for the immigrants. Our tour of the temple and museum was lead by a volunteer parishioner...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank lbgo4th
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I learned so much about the importance of Jews in settling Georgia. Even though I taught Georgia history to third graders, I learned so much from a grown up perspective that I didn't know. The artifacts upstairs dating back to the 1400s (yes, scrolls from...More

Date of experience: December 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.