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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. We offer tours, food festival (last Sunday in October), destination weddings and services every Fri/Sat and holidays. See our website for calendar of events.
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Very interesting, we missed the tour time by five minutes, but it was still worth seeing the place. So glad we got to see inside!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Very interesting, we missed the tour time by five minutes, but it was still worth seeing the place. So glad we got to see inside!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Happened upon the Temple by accident and so happy we did! If you have any interest in Jewish life in Savannah, the South or the history of Jewish life in the US definitely make time to come here. They give a great tour and a have a little museum with some very interesting pieces including the to oldest Torah scrolls... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The gothic building is absolutely beautiful, the stained glass windows gorgeous, the moldings palatial, and their museum with wonderful artifacts and historical Torahs just thrilling! But what is most striking is the warmth of the people we met - transplants from outside Georgia like Australia and New York; how proud they are to be part of such an amazing community!... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Stopped in for the tour, very informative. The history of the Jew's in Savannah is compelling. From George Washington's letter of greeting, to the contributions in building a city. Uplifting.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

There is sooo much history here. Did you know that the original "Driving Miss Daisy" woman was a congregant at this temple?? The temple is beautiful - each window has a story which the guide will tell you about. They also have a wonderful gift shop with some very creative items. It also has a 1400 Torah..

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

You have to check this place out. Sits across from Mercer Williams house i decided to wonder over. Glad i did. This synagogue is pretty cool.

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Fairfax, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Beautiful and interesting history of Jewish America. Our family enjoyed the tour of this beautiful, historic synagogue. Really interesting artifacts and information about some of the first American Jews.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Beautiful building with lots of history. The letters from President Washington to President Obama, that hang on the walls, attest to the importance of this congregation to the American story. A must see for people of all faiths.

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Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The synagogue is beautiful and has incredible history about the founders and building of the synagogue and Jewish Community in Savannah. We arrived too early to take the tour which is available from 10am. We were let in despite this and taken into the sanctuary and told the history. Wonderful experience. Thank you Mikve Israel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Historical value and historical status is immeasurable in terms of survival from the time the Sephardim( Portugese ) along with a few Askensay were sent from England to Savannah. This was during the yellow fever crisis. The original dr sent by the British died from the yellow fever. Building was erected on land and parcel granted to the the Jews... More 

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