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Mickve Israel Temple

Address: Monterey Square, 20 East Gordon Street, Savannah, GA 31402-0816
Phone Number: +1 912-233-1547
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Ranked #4 of 107 Attractions in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Third oldest congregation and only neo-gothic Jewish sanctuary in the U. S.
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Third oldest congregation and only neo-gothic Jewish sanctuary in the U. S.

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Syracuse, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We attended Friday night services. The interior is beautiful. You really feel a sense of history there. The people are very friendly. We did not get to take a tour, since it was Shabbat, but there was a brochure to tell us about the synagogue and the members were more than happy to tell us anything we wanted to know.

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Springfield, IL
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful temple with a Reform congregation. Tours are given daily except on the Sabbath (Friday sundown through Saturday sundown) even if you're not Jewish. If you are Jewish, attend an erev Shabbat service. The rest of the week will go better!

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new york
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Brief, but nice tour. Interesting that this shul still has services every week. Old+ present mixed together. nice shop in the shul as well. Museum party was closed when we went ;(. Friendly tour guide who let our kids walk all over the shul and bima and touch everything

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New York, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Beautiful tour of the third oldest temple in the States. Our docent Ray provided an outstanding history, with a kind smile. The Deerskin Torah from the 1400's is nothing short of a miracle. The building itself is neo Gothic, making it look almost church like. But as Ray pointed out, there weren't many temple architects back then, and the thought... More 

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New York
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146 reviews 146 reviews
80 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Upstairs being revonated so couldn't see all the artifacts they have. They discounted entrance fee but would have like to see everyting. Sit in sanctuary and given history of synagogue. Has gift shop and a few block away there is a memorial to visit.

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Seattle, Washington
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92 reviews 92 reviews
56 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We really enjoyed visiting Mickve Israel Temple and learning about the Jewish history in the area. The Temple is very beautiful and it was amazing to view the oldest Tora in the US.

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Deerfield, IL
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The history is impressive. The building is beautiful and the tour was extremely interesting. The oldest Torah in America is here.

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Savannah, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I like this part of history. I think this has a lot of history that has been left out of common history books. So many museum are the same this one is different and keeps your interests. I am a Christian and this is a Jewish temple but I think anyone will find it interesting.

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Katy
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Although the synagogue museum was currently under renovations, a stop in for a chance to see the sanctuary and a few of the relics as well as learning about the history of the Jews coming into Savannah and the construction of the synagogue, was well worth our time. The synagogue, the only one in the United States built in Gothic... More 

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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The temple was beautiful. Our guide was informative and patiently answered all questions. We loved seeing the old torahs. It is well worth the visit. We would visit again on our next trip to Savannah.

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