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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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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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A beautiful place of worship with guides full of Southern Hospitality. Docents were very friendly and made this southern catholic guy feel at home as they shared their history... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Davenport, Florida
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Davenport, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful place of worship with guides full of Southern Hospitality. Docents were very friendly and made this southern catholic guy feel at home as they shared their history here in Savannah and how the members of this congregation were integral in the birth of our country. After all, they have been worshiping here since before we were a nation.

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Grapeview, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of this synagogue. The sanctuary itself is beautiful, but we also enjoyed learning more about how the Jewish refugees ended up settling here and establishing this synagogue. Found it interesting that they were so well accepted by the English settlers and added much to the community here after being turned away in other locations. The... More 

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Athens AL, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are guided tours all during the day, with all of the history of the Jews in Savannah. The museum upstairs has the oldest Torah in the United States, written on deer skin. There are many other historical artifacts as well.

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Thank Diane H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must stop on your visit to Savannah. Great tour with Joel. Beautiful synagogue with fascinating history. Still amazed that they have on display a deerskin Torah scroll from the Spanish Inquisition. Lots of other interesting artifacts in the museum.

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Mountain View, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Happened to wander by here - looks like a church but it's actually a synagogue. Took the tour that was about 40 minutes - encouraging to learn about religious acceptance in our early colonies.

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new york
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful! The history is fascinating for everyone. Our tour guide, Norman was so informative, friendly and knowledgeable!! So glad we went. Thanks

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We felt warmly welcomed by everyone. It was a classical Reform service on Shabbat morning. The sanctuary is amazing itself and there was a museum upstairs with all sorts of history of the Jewish community of Savannah.

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Oyster Bay Cove, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful experience to see how America welcomed all religions and people to this country from the beginning.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Learning about this historic synagogue was fascinating. Don't miss the museum upstairs with more information about the Savannah Jewish community, which has been around since the city was founded. There is also an interesting collection of items for Jewish holidays and life-cycle events.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Neat to see the history of this temple in the deep south. The tour is only about 30 minutes, but gives you a different perspective of Savannah.

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