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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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Historic synagogue; great guided tour!

This synagogue is right on a lovely square in Savannah's historic district, and they have very worthwhile guided tours.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Long Beach
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This synagogue is right on a lovely square in Savannah's historic district, and they have very worthwhile guided tours.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Too much talk about religious activities and not enough about the building and it's history. It's free but the request (read demand) a $6 per person "contribution."

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chicago, il
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Be sure to call for hours, be sure to see the remaining cemetery - liked the history and knowing the Jewish presence

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Amsterdam, Nederland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

As a writer about Jewish history in the Netherlands I am interested in Jewish buildings elsewhere and this synagogue is one of the most special ones I have ever seen. At the old side of the building it is so similar to a church one can easily mistake it for it, if one would no see the great Magen David... More 

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atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We were walking by decided to do tour. It was great and connected to everything else we did in Savannah

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Very knowledgeable tour guide. Quite an experience to see all the artifacts they have on display in the museum.

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Augusta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

It is always interesting to hear bits and pieces of history that little known minorities play in the shaping of our American heritage. In this case, the Jewish population and their role in the history of Savannah , from the American Revolution, through the Civil War, to modern times. Our docent recounted Mikvah Israel, the oldest Reform Jewish congregation in... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Wonderfully interesting synagogue steeped in history. The docent is very knowledgeable and friendly. Well worth the trip.

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

not really designed as a tour destination, but amazing none the less...the stories these walls can tell....the gift shop was well appointed and the stories of the history will stay with you for years to come....a stunning landmark....

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The short tour of Mickve Israel was very informative and personal. The history of the 3rd Synagogue in the US was fascinating and we loved the beauty of the Temple.

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Address: Monterey Square, 20 East Gordon Street, Savannah, GA 31402-0816
Phone Number: +1 912-233-1547
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Savannah

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