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Mickve Israel Temple

Monterey Square, 20 East Gordon Street, Savannah, GA 31401
+1 912-233-1547
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remarkable visit

An amazing piece in the great puzzle of American History. Jews and other minorities were welcome in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
agrant1942
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Los Angeles, California
Interesting Tour

Worth stopping by, M-F, to tour the temple's small museum. On view are the Torah and circumcision... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
LivingHistory2018
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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Monterey Square, 20 East Gordon Street, Savannah, GA 31401
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An amazing piece in the great puzzle of American History. Jews and other minorities were welcome in Savannah from its very founding and flourished there. This synagogue is unique, both in its architecture, its history and the active community who worships there for over two...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth stopping by, M-F, to tour the temple's small museum. On view are the Torah and circumcision kit the first Jewish settlers brought with them in 1733 to Savannah. The guide was knowledgeable and handled questions beautifully. It's not possible, at present, to view the...More

Thank LivingHistory2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s not expensive and they have a nice small museum. We only got to peek into the sanctuary since they were under renovation, but I would like to go back to see the finished project.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately we paid for the tour and then found we could not see inside the synagogue. Renovations closed it. The museum upstairs has two amazing Torahs. The museum has a lot of history from 1733.

Thank Localgirl252
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The synagogue is still open for tours, and you can see the sanctuary and a museum. A guided tour is also included, along with a movie. Be aware though that the sanctuary is being renovated. You can go inside but there is a lot of...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not only is this synagogue stunning, there is a lot of history here to be learned. Peggy was our tour guide, and she did a wonderful job explaining the history of the synagogue and its congregants. Amongst the many things to see, there is a...More

1  Thank JaneRph
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

We only saw this from the outside. It is a very nice Temple with good architecture to observe. It is on a very nice square where you can sit and see many beautiful homes and buildings.

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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Really knowledgeable tour guide helped inform us of the early Jewish history of Savannah. Would recommend to anyone interested in Jewish history.

Thank Aaron B
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

It really is a very special thing to learn the history of this historic synagogue and see the two oldest torahs in the US and other relics. Tony gave us a wonderful tour and made us feel welcome. We returned a week later to enjoy...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

The Temple tour was wonderful. There was so much more to learn than I realized! It was a great stop and I do recommend it. The reason for the 4 star rating was that the Temple Sanctuary itself is currently under construction and inaccessible. You...More

1  Thank Hannah R
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Carla D
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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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