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Mickve Israel Temple

Monterey Square, 20 East Gordon Street, Savannah, GA 31401
+1 912-233-1547
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Stumbled upon this the first day and made a point to go tour! So glad we did! The guide was very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LisaandMike D
Jackson, Michigan
facinating place

This is one of he most interesting place I have ever visited it is beautiful and the guides are so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Travis M
Nashville, Tennessee
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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.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“jewish history” (69 reviews)
“gothic style” (32 reviews)
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Monterey Square, 20 East Gordon Street, Savannah, GA 31401
+1 912-233-1547
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stumbled upon this the first day and made a point to go tour! So glad we did! The guide was very good, handled all kinds of people well. Toured the santuary and a museum, with an over 600 year old Torah that they still use!...More

1  Thank LisaandMike D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of he most interesting place I have ever visited it is beautiful and the guides are so incredibly well schooled on the history of their temple. If you see nothing else see this.

1  Thank Travis M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the tour of the synagogue, which was very informative and allowed us to see the beautiful sanctuary and museum. We also attended their Jewish Food Festival, which was great! I was very surprised at the Jewish history in the South. Always nice to...More

1  Thank Jhn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would never have found this on my own, but the visit to Mickve Israel was fascinating. Our excellent guide told us about the second ship to arrive in the newly-founded colony of Georgia in 1733 (just months after Oglethorpe). The passengers were primarily Portuguese...More

1  Thank Judy J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this place about a month ago. I am very happy about it as I learned a lot about Jewish history in the south. Everyone was very friendly and made the visit interesting and educational. Next time I am going back with my kids.

Thank Alex S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You do not have to be Jewish to appreciate the history of America’s third oldest synagogue. Treat yourself to a visit to this historical site. You not only get a history of the temple and its congregation, you also get a brief history of Colonial...More

1  Thank Andrea B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful experience learning about the origins of the Jewish community in Savannah. The building is fantastic, and the museum has wonderful relics from the very origins of this congretation. The fact that there are documents telling the story is wonderful. A member of...More

Thank Barbara K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting look into the 3rd oldest Temple in the US. Tour guides were helpful at showing the Torah and explaining why it is built in a style of a Christian church. Worth the stop!

Thank Marilyn A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Temple is worth the trip just to learn the history of Jews in this area. To my disappointment I just missed the big festival they apparently hold each October "Shalom y'all" So sorry I missed the food.

Thank Elaine K
Debber61, Finance Director at Mickve Israel Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I am sorry you missed The Shalom Y'all Jewish Food Festival, please make a note on your calendar for next year, last Sunday in October for 28 years and counting. I hope to see you then!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great tour and talk about the Jewish community in Savannah. There seems to be some question as to which congregation is older -- Savannah or Charleston -- but the discussion of the creation and history of the congregation was wonderful. As I...More

Thank bbwex
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Carla D
23 May 2017|
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Response from lhglenn | Reviewed this property |
Pictures are allowed.
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.
Loretta M
7 February 2017|
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Response from Debber61 | Property representative |
Yes, she is.