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Mickve Israel Temple

Monterey Square, 20 East Gordon Street, Savannah, GA 31401
+1 912-233-1547
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Well worth our time

We really enjoyed our tour of this incredibly unique and beautiful synagogue that houses two 700... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
dbostrovsky
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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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Historic Synagogue in Savannah's historic district

Beautiful and historic highlight of Savannah. Very well informed, entertaining, and patient guides... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
Larry M
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Monterey Square, 20 East Gordon Street, Savannah, GA 31401
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our tour of this incredibly unique and beautiful synagogue that houses two 700 year old deerskin Torah scrolls and other treasures.

Thank dbostrovsky
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Beautiful and historic highlight of Savannah. Very well informed, entertaining, and patient guides make this a special experience. Our guide, Tony, was especially interesting. Many opportunities for photos and additional questions.

Thank Larry M
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

This Temple is almost worth the trip it has been there since the early part of American history. They have a guide that is excellent. It is beautiful in its self but the tour bring so much to life don't miss it

Thank travism776
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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Allow at least 45 minutes for a guided tour and visit to the museum. The docent is well-informed and a great story teller.

Thank Terry M
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

I really enjoyed the tour of this temple. The tours are run by temple members, who are really dedicated to the history of this congregation.The temple itself is historically and architecturally a mash-up of different influences that really shows of how much time and social...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

A very unique architecture for a synagogue. Volunteer host was very informative. Worth it even just to peak in for a quick look..

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

The Temple offers very interesting guided tours which start with a recorded history of the building followed by a guide taking you through the museum. The original 42 Jewish settlers arrived the same year Savannah was founded - 1733. They were particularly welcome because the...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

This landmark is simply beautiful! The care that is devoted to keeping this sanctuary in top-notch shape, both outside and in, is simply exemplary. Worth taking the our as well.....and definitely worth a visit.

Thank Bruce W
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Two members of our group are Jewish and were interested to see the extremely old torah scrolls. We were a bit dismayed that they charged for the tour whereas the churches we visited did not. The tour itself was very interesting if a bit longwinded....More

Thank Vickistravels2013
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Our tour guide was great. Saw some interesting artifacts from the Jewish faith. History of Jewish community arriving in Savannah, and beautiful synagogue. You'll enjoy this tour even if you are not Jewish like us.

Thank Lena S
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Carla D
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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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