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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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10:00 - 15:30
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 15:30
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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Fascinating history

Located right in the heart of the historic downtown, this third oldest synagogue in the U.S. has a wonderful small museum with two original Torahs from the 1400s among many other... read more

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Westchester, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Located right in the heart of the historic downtown, this third oldest synagogue in the U.S. has a wonderful small museum with two original Torahs from the 1400s among many other fascinating artifacts. We had a private tour guide who took us around and explained the architecture and history. Not to be missed!

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Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had the most awesome tour with our guide, Mr. Arnie Ram! He was incredibly knowledgable, answered all of our questions and gave us a better tour than either of us could have asked for! This temple is unique in that it has gothic architecture. Truly a gem of Savannah!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a surprise! A place of worship with a fascinating social history with its roots in our home town, London, in 1733. The guide, Norman, was knowledgeable and witty, and made this tour a most entertaining and enjoyable look at the building, its artifacts, their history and the social and communal development of Jews in Savannah and America. Highly recommended.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the third oldest synagogue in the USA. VBery intersting story of its creation and continuing history. A small but good museum and docents are available to tell this story.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are into Jewish history, or church like architecture, or beautiful cathedrals, take the tour and see this great old history-filled sanctuary and the museum. Docent led tour was very informative. The stained glass windows are beautiful. The museum is small but well done. This is One of the three oldest synagogues in America. Tons of 1700s-1800s history. I'd... More 

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to Savannah early to tour the Mikve Israel Temple before it closed for St. Patrick's Day and were not disappointed. The Museum is small but very interesting, with two very historic torahs, dating to the 1600s. The sanctuary is beautiful, with gothic arches and stained glass windows more like a cathedral than a typical synagogue. Tony was our... More 

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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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