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Mickve Israel Temple

Monterey Square, Savannah, GA 31402-0816
912.233.1547
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Ranked #5 of 110 attractions in Savannah
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Denver, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We took the tour given by an excellent docent - I think his name is Norm. The synagogue is the 3rd oldest in the USA and Jews have been in Savannah since 1733 - you will hear quite a bit of history on the tours the synagogue requests a small donation ($6?).

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Florida
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

How Jews wound up in Savannah Georgia so early in our history, and how they came to build this Temple, is a great story told by loving, dedicated, volunteer docents. The building is beautiful inside, but it sure doesn't resemble a synagogue! Except, of course, no figures, no crosses, and a magnificent ark and sets of stained glass windows. Allow... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

The tour of the temple by our exceptional docen was so much more than a tour. The history and understanding the items in the museum made the hour so worthwhile and inspiring. The passion of our docen from New.jersey and a congregant of the temple , is what made it so exceptional, Although it is a Gordon street address, the... More

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We attended a Friday night dinner, service, and lecture. Afterwards, we stayed for the"Oneg." The highlight of the evening was the generous welcome we received. We met so man lovely people and learned about the city and the history of the Jewish community in Georgia. The food was delicious. The service included music and wonderful singing. Everyone participated. We felt... More

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Long Island City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

My husband is Jewish and had no interest in visiting, but I insisted we go. He was so happy I made him go! This place is beautiful. A gothic temple - how odd! Our tour guide, Annette, was very engaging and entertaining. She encouraged questions and had all the answers - but beware - she also asks YOU questions :)... More

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Titusville, Florida
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69 reviews 69 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

If you like Catholic Cathedrals, you should also visit Mickve Temple. The temple is beautiful and the docent excellent. Donation was $6 per person for a visit. We (17 people) really enjoyed the museum and Torahs on deerskin. Excellent history lesson for all ages. A must see in Savannah.

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Marshall, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I was fascinated by the "Christian" style of architecture for the Mickve Israel Temple. Neither my wife or I are Jewish but we were intrigued enough to learn more about the building, as well as, the congregation. With an entry fee of only $5, it was an easy decision to take a tour. It was also money well spent! The... More

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This Temple is georgeous. The story of the Jews and the part they played in the settling of the south and even Monticello is very interesting. An unlikely story brought to light here.

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White Plains, NY
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Arrived at Mickve Israel at 3:30 Friday hoping to catch a tour of the sanctuary and the little museum. We were taken around by a volunteer congregant, heard a taped intro in the sanctuary, visited the little museum and heard some of the history of the congregation. Interesting to know that Jews have been part of Savannah's history since 1733.... More

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boston
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19 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This is the third-oldest Jewish temple in the US. You sit in the main sanctuary and listen to a recorded history of the temple. It is fascinating to learn of the temple and the Jewish history in Savannah. From the main sanctuary, the dosun takes you upstairs to the temple museum. Included is a torah that was brought here in... More

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