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Mickve Israel Temple

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Address: Monterey Square, 20 East Gordon Street, Savannah, GA 31402-0816
Phone Number: +1 912-233-1547
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Description: Third oldest congregation and only neo-gothic Jewish sanctuary in the U...
Third oldest congregation and only neo-gothic Jewish sanctuary in the U. S.
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History alive

visiting the 3rd oldest Synagogue in the U.S. Docent was knowledgable and gave great information. Interesting item was a torah on deer skin

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Plano, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

visiting the 3rd oldest Synagogue in the U.S. Docent was knowledgable and gave great information. Interesting item was a torah on deer skin

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

From the outside one would think that with the beautiful Gothic Revival Architecture, you would be entering a Church. However, this original Sephardic Synagogue was found be immigrant's from London in the early 1700 hundreds. In the late 1800 hundreds, it was built and has been a staple of the Jewish community. It is listed in the National Register of... More 

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New York
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The story of how Jews were accepted in both Georgia and South Carolina (Charleston) is surprising. The tour is worth taking,

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Campbellford, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We stopped by here while my wife and I were walking the historic district. As we reached for the door to enter, it was opened for us by the friendly folk inside. We had missed the tour but told we could look at the sanctuary, what an impressive work of art and architecture, magnificent. One of the ladies invited us... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Savannah is just a quick side trip off I-95. It doesn't even qualify as a detour. Take the time to visit this very historic site. The docents are well well schooled, really pleasant and proud to discuss their community's history in the deep South

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South Florida, Florida
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337 helpful votes 337 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A $4 donation gets you a WONDERFUL tour of this beautiful, historic Temple. The guy giving the tour was fantastic. I loved the explanation of how certain things were original, and how certain things were after a fire many years ago. The inside, especially the amazing stained glass, was positively beautiful - a must-see when in Savannah. The outside is... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

My husband and I just happened to stop by right as a tour was beginning. The docent was very knowledgeable. We learned quite a bit about the synagogue and also the history of Jews in Savannah.

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chicago
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This temple is the third oldest in the United States. It was built by an architect who had built cathedrals and it shows. Its grandeur inside is awe inspiring.

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coventry
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Did not come looking for this place but being jewish we found it fascinating to find such a place in Savannah, very interesting

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HENDERSON
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We found the synagogue quite impressive-- both inside and outside. Their possessing an ancient Torah was also fascinating. We put it on our must visit list.

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