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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 structure and fascinating history

This beautiful temple is the oldest reform congregation. The building itself is gorgeous and it houses torahs from the 1500's as well as many other religious items. The guide was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Plymouth, Minnesota

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This beautiful temple is the oldest reform congregation. The building itself is gorgeous and it houses torahs from the 1500's as well as many other religious items. The guide was excellent and we learned a great deal about the journeys taken from other countries to avoid suppression. It was my favorite site.

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Arlington, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great little stop as you stroll the streets of Savannah. Read about the history of the synagogue - very nice stop.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a warm working Reform Jewish Temple dating back to the 1700's and the first settlers of Savannah. We were greeted by the lovely warm staff and treated to an enjoyable tour by our knowledgeable guide Jeff. I highly recommend this. Just note that the hours are limited. 10 - 12.30 am and 2 - 3.30 pm

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Towson, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Learned that settled there. many fascinating facts about the history of the City of Savannah, and the origin of the Jewish community

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Elmsford, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the oldest congregations in America, this Temple is a fascinating look back at the role of early Jewish settlers in our country. Our docent was enormously informative and hugely personable as he took us through the centuries. The Temple proudly holds. And preserves several centuries old Torah scrolls. Well worth the hour or so his trip through history... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us were delighted to listen to docent "Arnold" on the morning tour of the temple. Arnold was VERY knowledged on the history of the Jewish community in Savannah. You will sit in the sanctuary and also here an audio presentation. First hand info about the torahs, altars, and the upstairs museum are WELL worth the $7.00 donation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Friday night services. The Temple is gorgeous and the congregation is so nice. They gave us all types of tips on restaurants to go to and sights to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Were it not for the Star of David on the outside, it would be easy to mistake this for a church. Beautiful architecture of a by-gone era, and stained glass windows to boot. Small, but interesting museum upstairs with history of Savannah Jewish community.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist is beautiful and a must, but Temple Micke Israel is the best. The tour is well worth your time and money. First of all the docent on our tour was excellent. She was very informative, interesting, funny, had personal anecdotes, and wanted us to ask questions. All you could ask for in a... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I are recent transplants to Savannah. My husband is Jewish so naturally, we set out to find a congregation . Mickve Israel Temple is it! Our very first involvement was at a Seder. We attended the service and found a new place to worship. We are not regular attendees through a myriad of reasons but none of... More 

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