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Mickve Israel Temple

Monterey Square, 20 East Gordon Street, Savannah, GA 31401
+1 912-233-1547
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Do not miss this wonderful experience!

Take and hour and see this unique and beautiful synagogue. We had a private tour, the guides start... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Easton, Pennsylvania
Early American Synagogue With Fascinating History

One of the oldest Jewish temples in the New World, in a structure built in the fashion of the... read more

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Danville, CA
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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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Monterey Square, 20 East Gordon Street, Savannah, GA 31401
+1 912-233-1547
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Take and hour and see this unique and beautiful synagogue. We had a private tour, the guides start the tours as people arrive so there is no waiting, Our guide, Norman Hirsch, told us not only the the history of the temple but also shared...More

1  Thank bigred2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the oldest Jewish temples in the New World, in a structure built in the fashion of the times... like a church! Nice guided tour and a small museum showing several of their treasures including two very old torahs. A must-see for Jews and...More

1  Thank Gary1968
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the third oldest synagogue in the US and definitely worth a visit. Excellent guide showing us the beautiful sanctuary and taking us through the small but magnificent museum. Don't miss it. Lots of history here.

1  Thank Joel K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife & I greatly enjoyed touring and learning about the history of this congregation, which is a microcosm of the Jewish community of the deep south. Through the religious artifacts contained in the synagogue you can feel what it must have been like to...More

1  Thank Alan S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's one of the oldest Jewish congregations in North America--with a ton of history! And the building is gorgeous and dramatic! I do wish they had more regular hours for tours and visitors. But a must see in Savannah!

Thank Aaron G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the temple after completing a walking tour of the historic district. We sat in the sanctuary and listened to a volunteer tell us about the history of Jewish people in Savannah as well as the history of the colony. Our guide invited us...More

Thank teraob
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I arrived too late for the tour. I hadn't realized the last one began at 3:30 I got there at 4:00 There were some people in the gift shop and I was bold enough to knock. One woman was kind enough to let me take...More

1  Thank ellynvb
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Tour took about an hour and was very informative. It's a beautiful building and the tour guide who is a member of the congregation was fantastic. The upstairs museum had some very interesting exhibits.

Thank raincheck10
Reviewed 14 August 2017

The long history of the Jews in Savannah was interesting and previously unknown to me. The Temple is on one of the prettiest squares we saw in Savannah.

Thank sjlm
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We enjoyed the audio, tour of the church and museum upstairs. Many original scrolls and artifacts are preserved and encased upstairs. Beautiful quilt and historical memorabilia which showed their cultural heritage . I was impressed by their community spirit. It is well worth your visit....More

Thank Kare2Bme
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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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Response from Debber61 | Property representative |
Yes, she is.