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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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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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History tour with a personal pride

Everyone should take time out while walking around Savannah to visit this place, for another Southern perspective. Diversity and community spirit are intertwined in this city, and... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
Melissa R
Canton, Georgia
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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

The sign outside the building states that this is the oldest active reform Jewish synagogue/temple in the United States. The temple is very nice inside with a nice but small underground historical section and a pleasant and rather Christian church-shaped temple that was erected in 1876 if I read the sign right. There is very pretty stained glass windows and... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We had a really wonderful experience here. The docent was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the history of the Temple and Savannah. It really was the highlight of our trip. The museum on the second floor was really interesting, also.

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Canton, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Everyone should take time out while walking around Savannah to visit this place, for another Southern perspective. Diversity and community spirit are intertwined in this city, and its explained here. From the pre-colonial times, to arriving immigrants, to establishing a heritage as a new America------ there are artifacts here to see and read, in the second floor museum. The architecture... More 

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north venice, florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Georgia's oldest Jewish congregation. Only Gothic-style synagogue in the U.S. Walked by it the first time as I thought it was a church. Interesting history dating back to the 1700's and interesting museum.

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I was blown away by the neo Gothic architecture of this synagogue! I had never seen a temple that looked like a church. The sanctuary was stunning. There was a Torah from the 1400s! This temple is rich with history. I had no idea that several dozen Jews, Sephardic and ashkenazi, immigrated to Savannah in 1733. Highly recommend visiting. Docents... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

My husband and I stumbled upon Congregation Mickve Israel on a walk to Forsyth Park during our honeymoon, and while we didn't have any intention of taking a formal tour, we can't recommend it enough! The history of the congregation is absolutely fascinating - docent Norman Hirsch is phenomenal! - and the architecture is gorgeous. Definitely drop by on your... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

It was Saturday and Sabbath services were in session so all we could do was observe the beautiful structure. Well done.

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Murrysville PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

A wonderful place to understand the role of Jews in the development of the US. GREAT MUSEUM. Beautiful functioning and involved community.

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Maidstone, Uk
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

We just made the last tour of the day - and how pleased we were. The story of the building blends with the story of the congregation and both are fascinating. Highly recommended.

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Edison, New Jersey
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

We just returned From vacationing down south. Among the interesting sites that we visited was Mickey Israel. It's Gothic architecture was beautiful and unique especially for a synagogue. It's stained glass windows were awe inspiring. It is certainly a must see n your trip to savannah. We especially want to note the warm and knowledgeable museum and sanctuary guide Mr.... More 

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