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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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Beautiful Architecture, Fascinating History!

This historic Temple is located on a beautiful square. Upon entering, you are led to and seated in the synagogue where there is an audio presentation of about ten minutes. After... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Brooklyn, New York
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This historic Temple is located on a beautiful square. Upon entering, you are led to and seated in the synagogue where there is an audio presentation of about ten minutes. After the presentation, the guide gave a tour of the main sanctuary, including the historic Torahs. The tour also included a visit to the museum upstairs where the guide explained... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Any Jewish visitors to Savannah should not miss Mickve Israel. Hospitality of our hostess was excellent and the Temple is beautiful.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An unusual gothic style Jewish temple with a history going back to the first English settlers to Savannah Georgia. Our guide through the building was fantastic, almost reliving the history of the time and people. There is a museum in the Temple with letters from almost every sitting President of their day. This is one of the longest continuous running... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to visit the Temple on a Saturday, when they don't normally give tours because of services. After services, the rabbi and president warmly welcomed us and even offered to show us around the museum. It was an incredible slice of Jewish history - they have some of the most fascinating (and oldest) pieces of Jewish communal life in... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful altar, an informative museum, a fascinating history and a wonderful guide. Our guide (Jules) told us the history in an entertaining way, spoke from a local perspective and knew all the answers to all our questions. Would highly recommend Congregation Mickve Israel to anyone visiting Savannah!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A group of 30+ Sephardic Jews fled persecution in Portugal and sought refuge in England. When Ogelthorpe said the new colony of Georgia welcomed members of all faiths, they went there. Among the group was a doctor, who was especially welcomed, along with some Ashkenazic (German) Jews. Their community grew over time. Many of the Sephardic Jews feared capture by... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Very lovely lady allowed us to get in even on a day they where closed and answered our questions with a big smile. Very interesting temple.

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West Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

My husband and I had the pleasure of visiting Mickve Israel Temple this October and I still can't get it out of my mind. The woman that guided us through was incredible. She not only gave us the history of the Temple but also of Jews in the U.S. in general. The Torahs the Temple houses, the history behind them,... More 

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Avon, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon the Mickey Israel Temple while walking around and decided to do the tour. It was great, very informative and the building was beautiful. Ken was our tour guide and was fantastic, very welcoming to everyone and entertaining.

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Marco Island, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This temple is magnificent. The sanctuary is beautiful. The tour starts upstairs in a small museum. They docent is very knowledgeable about the history of the temple and the people who arrived in Savannah to start this building. Next you go into the sanctuary. The docent talks about some of the early members of the congregation and their place in... More 

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