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Mickve Israel Temple

Monterey Square, Savannah, GA 31402-0816
912.233.1547
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Ranked #4 of 110 attractions in Savannah
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Los Angeles
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We got there late and the tours had ended, but Pepi (a docent) gave us one to the mail hall. She was very knowledgeable and had a wonderful sense of humor. The Congregation dates back to the 1600's. The stained glass windows are beautiful.

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Hod Hasharon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Mickve Israel Temple was pointed out to us by our excellent guide on the Oglethorpe Trolley tour (reviewed by me separately). We made a note and returned on foot the following day. The temple is beautiful. Because it belongs to the Reform Jewish Congregation, it is much more ornate than orthodox synagogues, with Gothic architecture, stained glass windows, ceiling paintings... More

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New Jersey
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful temple with unusual architecture. Our docent was excellent and gave us a colorful history of Jews in Savannah and their early contributions to the settlement of the US. The temple museum is rich in history. They have on display what is believed to be the oldest Torah in the US.

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Denver, Colorado
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We took the tour given by an excellent docent - I think his name is Norm. The synagogue is the 3rd oldest in the USA and Jews have been in Savannah since 1733 - you will hear quite a bit of history on the tours the synagogue requests a small donation ($6?).

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Florida
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

How Jews wound up in Savannah Georgia so early in our history, and how they came to build this Temple, is a great story told by loving, dedicated, volunteer docents. The building is beautiful inside, but it sure doesn't resemble a synagogue! Except, of course, no figures, no crosses, and a magnificent ark and sets of stained glass windows. Allow... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

The tour of the temple by our exceptional docen was so much more than a tour. The history and understanding the items in the museum made the hour so worthwhile and inspiring. The passion of our docen from New.jersey and a congregant of the temple , is what made it so exceptional, Although it is a Gordon street address, the... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We attended a Friday night dinner, service, and lecture. Afterwards, we stayed for the"Oneg." The highlight of the evening was the generous welcome we received. We met so man lovely people and learned about the city and the history of the Jewish community in Georgia. The food was delicious. The service included music and wonderful singing. Everyone participated. We felt... More

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Long Island City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

My husband is Jewish and had no interest in visiting, but I insisted we go. He was so happy I made him go! This place is beautiful. A gothic temple - how odd! Our tour guide, Annette, was very engaging and entertaining. She encouraged questions and had all the answers - but beware - she also asks YOU questions :)... More

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Titusville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

If you like Catholic Cathedrals, you should also visit Mickve Temple. The temple is beautiful and the docent excellent. Donation was $6 per person for a visit. We (17 people) really enjoyed the museum and Torahs on deerskin. Excellent history lesson for all ages. A must see in Savannah.

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Marshall, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I was fascinated by the "Christian" style of architecture for the Mickve Israel Temple. Neither my wife or I are Jewish but we were intrigued enough to learn more about the building, as well as, the congregation. With an entry fee of only $5, it was an easy decision to take a tour. It was also money well spent! The... More

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