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Mickve Israel Temple

Monterey Square, 20 East Gordon Street, Savannah, GA 31401
+1 912-233-1547
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Beautiful place to visit

This was one of the highlights of our trip. Beautiful stained glass windows, beautiful arc. The... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2016
Shoshana H
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Great Synagogue

My wife and I visited and took the tour of this stunningly beautiful synagogue this morning... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2016
Mmrhone
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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
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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This was one of the highlights of our trip. Beautiful stained glass windows, beautiful arc. The museum was very well done accompanied with informative guided tour. It was Interesting to view Torah scrolls from the 1400. This place of worship is very important historically too....More

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Reviewed 27 September 2016

My wife and I visited and took the tour of this stunningly beautiful synagogue this morning, fantastic docent, beautiful building (it looks like a Christian church from the outside), well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 26 September 2016

A little more than a block from the (in)famous house where Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil took place is the centuries-old Jewish congregation Mickve Israel Temple. Jews were welcomed to Savannah in the 1600s, and not long after that, they founded this...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2016

We almost missed visiting this temple, but decide to make a last minute stop before leaving Savannah. Our guide Ken was extremely knowledgable and gave a detailed history of the temple and the Jewish population in the south. The new museum on the second floor...More

1  Thank Lindsay V
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

Congregation dates back to 1733. Wonderful, warm, docent led tour. Great care taken for the display of items, which includes a Holocaust Torah.

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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Our tour guide was so knowledgeable. The building itself was beautiful. You could feel the warm feeling of hospitality and history just being there.

1  Thank Mindy B
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

This is a beautiful neo-gothic structure, perhaps more consistent with church than synagogue architecture. The sanctuary is spacious and beautiful, with a hand carved arc, a significant pipe organ and choir loft, and superb acoustics. Our tour guide was knowledgeable about the building, the congregation...More

1  Thank stuarts865
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

The staff that was present during our visit were kind and warm. They allowed us to view the beauty of this charming Temple. There were lovely gifts in the Gift Shop that we bought to bring home to family. A nice way to support this...More

1  Thank Stephen B
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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We thought the visit was fantastic, so engrossing and fascinating... a personal glimpse into history. Didnt want it to end!

1  Thank Suzanne H
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

Beautiful building and fascinating history. Small but well designed museum exhibits. Take this tour!

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Carla D
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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
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