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.
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
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
We were happy to find this synagogue on one of the stops of our hop-on-hop-off trolly tour. As luck would have it, we made it in time to catch one of their tours. It was interesting and informative, and a stop we are happy we made. You will notice how the building really looks like a church, but no, it... More
Our house tour schedule did not correspond to tours of the temple so we were offered a shorter private viewing. The building is quite unusual (a temple in the gothic style?) and beautiful and the history of the congregation is very interesting. A unique part of the city of Savannah and certainly worth a visit.
We were visiting from Jacksonville. This was the first site on our list of things to do. We showed up towards the end of services on Saturday (11:30am). The congregants were very welcoming and the service was engaging. They invited all visitors to have lunch with them after services. The Temple is BEAUTIFUL, one of a kind with stain glass... More
This is one of the oldest houses of whorship in Savannah. The Gothic architecture was a breath of fresh air after touring all Roman/Greek designs all day. You have to walk all the way down to the southern part of the historic district. But, it was worth the walk.
Went in to see the sanctuary which is simply beautiful we were treated to a mini tour by a wonderful guide. So interesting to learn the history and to see the beautiful Torah from the 1400s.definitely a place to see while visiting Savannah.
My partner and I were just walking by on a Saturday and wanted to peak in....normally they did not do tours then, as it was Shabbat...although they made a little exception. Interesting architecture for a synagogue...reminded me more of a church. I recommened going in for a little 30 minute tour!
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