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Address: Monterey Square, 20 East Gordon Street, Savannah, GA 31401
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+1 912-233-1547
10:00 - 15:30
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 15:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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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Lots of history - impressive Temple

Who knew Savannah was a hub of Jewish life so long ago? This tour was unexpectedly robust, and our guide was a very friendly congregant whose pride in the Temple was infectious... read more

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Erica C
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Who knew Savannah was a hub of Jewish life so long ago? This tour was unexpectedly robust, and our guide was a very friendly congregant whose pride in the Temple was infectious. The actual synagogue in particular was impressive, and it was cool to understand how these original Georgian Jews made their way to Savannah. Definitely worth a visit!

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San Jose, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed seeing the temple and learning its history. The guide was very warm and informative.

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Newburgh, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this synagogue, the 3rd oldest in the united states, is simply wonderful. the tour, given by one of the members, was a highlight of our savannah trip. he shared the lengthy history and encouraged us to explore the artifacts including the original torah. the warmth and connectedness i felt there was incredible. the whole experience was far beyond simply educational,... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Met Jews and non Jews here. Great history of the synagogue, Jews in America and more. Our guide was so knowledgeable!Highly recommend

1 Thank goldyml
Darien, Illinois, United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful temple. The guide was very informative. There is so much historic value. Worth seeing no matter your religion.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped by to see the Temple and was invited to join them for services and lunch as there was a guest speaker. The building is beautiful and the congregation welcoming.

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Louisville, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent over an hour here and took the tour for $8 per person. A very beautiful and unusual Jewish Synagogue. The tour was given by a very knowledgeable member of this Synagogue. Should not be missed.

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Springboro Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the first Jewish congregations in the United States and such great stories! Do not miss the deerskin Torah!

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This temple, with its guided tour and museum, was a pleasant surprise. I've visited temples all over the world, but was unaware of this one, which dates to 1733, when small groups came from Portugal (via England) and to create the congregation. The architecture of the temple is church-like, unlike most temples, with pews, a nave, and transept. The exhibits,... More 

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Somerset, New Jersey
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had never been to Savannah, GA before - it was the third city we visited on our Inter-coastal river cruise. We had heard about Congregation Mickve Israel during our morning city tour, and decided to go back and visit it in the afternoon. The Congregation has a wonderful and important history. It is the third oldest Congregation in the... More 

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