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Mickve Israel Temple

Monterey Square, 20 East Gordon Street, Savannah, GA 31401
+1 912-233-1547
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Excellent historical place

One week ago, my family and I spent an hour touring in this historical place. The lady who gave us... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
norbertokrivoy
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Haifa, Israel
Very interesting and moving

I was able to take a tour of the temple for the first time after many decades living in Savannah... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
HHHannah
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Savannah
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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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  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“jewish history” (73 reviews)
“gothic style” (32 reviews)
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Monterey Square, 20 East Gordon Street, Savannah, GA 31401
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"jewish history"
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"oldest synagogue"
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"gothic style"
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"beautiful synagogue"
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"museum upstairs"
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"interesting artifacts"
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"small museum"
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"spanish inquisition"
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"non jews"
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"stained glass windows"
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"on display"
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"guided tour"
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"amazing history"
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"gift shop"
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"great tour"
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"visiting savannah"
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"historic district"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

One week ago, my family and I spent an hour touring in this historical place. The lady who gave us an historical secuence was outstanding and gentle. We visit Savannah coming from Israel. The sinagogue is an beatiful place considering that they have several Toras...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was able to take a tour of the temple for the first time after many decades living in Savannah, and it was a wonderful experience. The building is absolutely beautiful, especially the stained glass windows. We sat in the pews and listened to a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

So enjoyed seeing this beautiful edifice in downtown Savannah. Had not known about it but glad to learn the history.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very informative. We learned so much about the history of the Jewish community in Savannah. Well worth a visit.

Thank Dave8816
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great visit and the docent Joel was perfect. He was informative funny engaging and very people oriented Thanks for a great visit Claude (the Pres) and Sherri Gelbard

1  Thank Claude G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful building. Great tour given by the docent. Amazing history of the historic congregation. A must for everyone.

1  Thank Vortmax36
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was very interesting and beautiful. Our tour guide was extremely informative and answered all questions with great knowledge.

1  Thank Vphb2014
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mickve Israel is the third oldest Jewish congregation in the US dating from 1733. (NYC and Newport have the ranking distinction.) As a result of the Spanish Inquisition, Jews fled first to Portugal, then England and 34 followed James Oglethorpe to the colony he established...More

1  Thank SUSAN M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Extremely interesting tour. Amazingly different architecture for a synagogue than you would expect. Volunteer docents are very knowledgeable and add great individual stories to the audio tour .

1  Thank kboatman2003
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Docents offer guided tours of the active synagogue that dates back to the earlies days of the city. Its Sepharidc traditions mixed with the Gothic architecture and influence of Catholic structures helped the small Jewish population mingle successfully then and now, while maintaining their identify...More

1  Thank Nutmeg2003
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Carla D
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Response from lhglenn | Reviewed this property |
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
7 February 2017|
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Yes, she is.
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