This is a must see for anyone. The history and condition of the sanctuary are amazing.
You ring the bell and are invited in after paying a 5 dollar donation. Our docent,Norman, was a lovely man with so much information to pass on to us. You don't have to be Jewish to enjoy a visit. My two friends are not and they enjoyed the visit as much if not more than I did. The history is... More
All tours depend a lot on the guide and the group doing the touring. Get a great guide and a knowledgeable group that asks pertinent questions and it all adds up to an entertaining learning experience. This is a very unusual temple with a storied past. The sactuary is amazing and the upstairs museum is filled with historic objects of... More
I was in Savannah on business and needed to get away from it all for a bit. So I took a drive around and started looking for some old buildings, when I came upon this building I stop immediately. I didn't do the tour as most other posters have done, but I'm an Architect, and just being there was so... More
So much history in this beautiful Temple. It's the only Gothic synagogue in the U.S. with a letter welcoming the congregation from every President starting with George Washington. It's beautiful sanctuary with pre-Civil war stained glass and a great museum about the earliest Sephardic settlers upstairs. A unique experience! Marcia F Scottsdale AZ
We stopped there because we are not Jewish and thought we could learn something about the Jewish religion. It took about 1 hour. The others there were Jewish so the guide did not explain too much about the religion. But it was interesting to see the Torah and some of the others artifacts they had.
Would not have thought of going here except for Trip Advisor. We spent an hour touring the sanctuary, the permanant exhibition, and the temporary Girl Scouts exhibition. We were made most welcome. We are not Jews. The synagogue is very much like a traditional English Church, but all is explained by the guides! Not to be missed!
Most travelers will stop and see historic churches. Some of the old synagogues around the world are magnificient. THis one although built in the late 19th century is definitely worth seeing. The tour lasts 45 minutes or so and tells the history of the Jews in Savannah. After the explanation of the worship hall you go to the museum which... More
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