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

Our docent was very knowledgeable about the Jewish history of Savannah which dates from 1733, the beginning of the colony. Terrific anecdotes about the people, places, and events... read more

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our docent was very knowledgeable about the Jewish history of Savannah which dates from 1733, the beginning of the colony. Terrific anecdotes about the people, places, and events dating back to that time. The synagogue is a beautiful example of Victorian architecture. This is a not-to-be-missed place to visit whether you are Jewish or not. However The history of the... More 

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The guided tour was superb. Do not miss this very interesting synagogue and their museum was extremely well done

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The tour guides did a great job of sharing the history of the Michve Israel! It has been preserved wonderfully and the upstairs museum was a treat. You get a great deal of history that doesn't always get covered on the large tours. Such a gem.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were shown the beautiful sanctuary and given many facts about the architecture and founders of the first true congregation to arrive in the colonies. A tour of the museum included the oldest Torah in North Americaand many artifacts and Judaica.

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was so interesting to learn about this synagogue with beautiful stained glass windows designed at a time when gothic revival was popular. They own an ancient Torah that was brought over by the Sephardic Jews 400 years ago. Fascinating history.

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This active congregation shares a history with Savannah. It is one of the three oldest continuing Jewish congregations in America. The architecture is unusual and stunning. The docent was informative and easy to understand. Definitely worth a visit. There is a modest fee for the tour.

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful temple tour with Norman Hirsch. A must see whether you are Jewish or not as there is so much history at this Temple. The artifacts were wonderful. Seeing how well integrated the Jewish people were so early in our country's history was remarkable. I believe you still feel that in Savannah today. Mr. Hirsch was lovely and well versed... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have posted onTrip Advisor many times and this is the first time you decided not to publish it. I really don’t care but I think that you should know why I think that you are mistaken. We were walking down the main walking street in the historic district of Savannah when we sat down at a bench in one... More 

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Debber61, Manager at Mickve Israel Temple, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am sorry that I didn't see your first review or the NON management response you received. We welcome all reviews and I thank you for taking the time to submit a second one. It sounds like you stopped by on a Sunday when we are closed to tours. You obviously have a great eye... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting presentation Beautiful interior Gret history told by members who care about their House of Worship

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was how we were greeted as we entered this beautiful structure. Our guide, Pat, made us feel welcomed and began a most informative tour. We were truly impressed.

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