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Mickve Israel Temple

Monterey Square, 20 East Gordon Street, Savannah, GA 31402-0816
+1 912-233-1547
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Ranked #5 of 121 Attractions in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Description: Third oldest congregation and only neo-gothic Jewish sanctuary in the U. S.
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Located on one of the prettiest squares in Savannah, this synagogue has an interesting history and our tour guide was warm and informative. A great little museum inside has some very interesting historical artifacts. Well worth a visit.

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Hinesville, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The history is interesting! Call ahead to schedule a guided tour. (You are still welcome to come in and see the temple without the guide). There is a small gift shop at the entrance of the temple and a donation box.

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Winter Haven, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This was interesting and nice to see and visit. Lovely location and building. Tour was very informative and enjoyable.

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Boynton beach
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Great tour- well worth the time and money. Wasn't sure of the schedule- we did tour at 2pm. Got a shalom y'all shirt which is great for living in the south

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

WOW, a gothic style synagogue. Take the tour, and learn about the history of Savannah's Jews. You will see a Torah scroll written in the 15th or 16th century on deer skin. You will learn about the roles played by early Jewish-Americans in Georgia. This tour is not only for Jews. In our tour group, we met a couple and... More

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Macon, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This well designed museum offers a true history lesson in both this building and the Jewish faith. A real eye-opener to many.

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New Canaan, Connecticut
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Very well maintained and proud of its heritage. This congregation was formed in 1735.and has continued since then

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The outside style of the building screams church, the inside is magnificent with stained glass, a raised Bima and large organ on the second level. Tours are available.

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Brooklyn, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Beautiful inside !! The stained windows are gorgeous. We took a tour of the temple and the museum that was upstairs. This is a reform temple that was renovated because of a fire, but it is intact and there are some pictures of the before and after. The temple dates back to the 1800s and some of the original artifacts... More

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Really excellent tour of the gothic style synagogue. Our guide (whose name I can't remember) was so thorough and knowledgeable.

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