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Address: Monterey Square, 20 East Gordon Street, Savannah, GA 31401
Phone Number: +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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interesting temple with lots of history

We enjoyed our visit to one of the oldest temples in the United States . Our tour guide was very informative and passionate about this place. The building style is modeled after a... read more

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

We enjoyed our visit to one of the oldest temples in the United States . Our tour guide was very informative and passionate about this place. The building style is modeled after a church but given the times not unexpected The religious freedom in the original colony was surprising

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We forgot to get his name, but the tour guide was great! He's a fairly new transplant to Savannah and the synagogue, but captured the spirit of Mikvah Israel's history as the third-oldest synagogue in the United States. Our Segway tour guide, who is not Jewish, said she liked the tour a lot herself. The sanctuary, with its beautiful soaring... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were going to the Mercer House and had to wait for a tour. We decided to go down the block and visit the synagogue. We had an outstanding, personalized tour that very much surprised us with the history of the Jewish people in the new colonies. I am very happy we made this choice and went there. This synagogue... More 

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Regina, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was our first ever synagogue tour. Volunteer guides were ready when we arrived. Our guide explained the history of the congregation, the church and artifacts in their museum. They have a Torah from the 14 the century and one from the Holocaust. Definitely recommend the tour.

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Sioux City, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Decided to take a guided tour of the Temple and it was well worth the time and the donation. A rich Jewish history in Savannah and the building is unique. Great historical artifacts on the top floor and the stained glass window are stunning. A side of Savannah that many will never see but worth the time to do so.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our tour guide was full of excellent information and I truly learned a great deal. You can visit many places and never learn anything, not here. Very nice folks and a pleasurable experience!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We paid our $7.00 entry fee and enjoyed an hour and a half history lesson on Judaism in Savannah. We toured the synagogue and the museum. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly.

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1 Thank Carol L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The second oldest house of worship in Savannah is a treasure of history as well as both architectural and religious interest. The beautiful sanctuary is unusual for a synagogue, with many details more typically found in churches, but reflective of the neo-Gothic architectural style so popular at the time. This is the third building, as the first was lost to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested in religion, history, people or interesting stories, visit the Mickve Israel Temple. They have a Torah (The Old Testament) that goes back to about 400 years prior to bringing it to Savannah. These people mingled with their neighbors and were helpful to their community. Their story will inspire everyone and it is worth a trip to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very unusual temple style and sanctuary design not common to Jewish synagogues. Tour provided interesting information about the early history of the jewish community in Savannah and also some fun facts - for example - girl scout cookies have always been kosher since the first bakery to bake them was the kosher bakery in Savannah.

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