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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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An interesting place to visit

This is third oldest synagogue in the country. It is beautiful from outside and inside. Little tour inside was fun. You learn more about this town's diversity.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Odessa, Ukraine
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Odessa, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

This is third oldest synagogue in the country. It is beautiful from outside and inside. Little tour inside was fun. You learn more about this town's diversity.

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Very interesting history and archive museum anyone that lives or visits Savannah should definitely take time to visit this beautiful temple and hear the fascinating history.

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Blairsville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

It was remarkably hard to get the tour as while I kept showing up at the correct time, one tour left 10 minutes early, then when I came back they stopped giving tours for an hour (and the lady was rude about it), finally on the third attempt, I was able to catch a tour. I would have hoped they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Nestled in the heart of Savannah's historic district, Mickve Israel is a synagogue not to be missed. The synagogue is beautiful and the tour was well organized. The tour consisted of a short audio presentation, followed by a question and answer session and then the look at the torahs - about 30 min in all. A great way to learn... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We were on our own walking tour and happened in just before the Saturday service. The members of the congregation were warm, friendly and inviting. We are not Jewish but must say this was one of the most spiritual and memorable religious services we have had the privilege to attend.

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Medford, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We took the short but instructive tour of the temple. Architecture fascining, strained glass windows beautiful and scrolls beautifully adorned. It was a worthwhile. Is it if only to hear and see the history of the reformed Jewish settlement in Savannah. One disappointment was the inability to see the deer skin torahs as they were in an upstairs gallery that... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

A beautiful place where you will meet the nicest people on earth! A real historical treasure in a magical city.

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Verona, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The docent had wonderful history and stories to share with us. This Congregation is part of Savannah history. it was inspiring. Lovely gift shop as well.

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Philadelphia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Right in the heart of Savannah's Historic district, on one of Savannah's lovely squares, sits Mikve Israel. Founded in the 1700's it is a real gem. The Sanctuary is breathtaking and they have a Torah written on deer skin on display. Only sorry that their museum was closed for construction. (Read "Rebel of Savannah" a great historical novel about the... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Place is beautiful. Learned so much about Georgia as a colony through the history of a congregation housed in an incredible building. Nice stop!

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