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Mickve Israel Temple

Monterey Square, 20 East Gordon Street, Savannah, GA 31402-0816
+1 912-233-1547
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Ranked #4 of 121 Attractions in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Description: Third oldest congregation and only neo-gothic Jewish sanctuary in the U. S.
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Really excellent tour of the gothic style synagogue. Our guide (whose name I can't remember) was so thorough and knowledgeable.

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New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The template is located on one if Savannah's many park squares. It is definitely worth seeing as the tour was informative and interesting. The entire building had a very spiritual feel to it, you could almost "feel" our countries history inside the synagogue! Don't miss this .

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Paris, France
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We got there at 10am and took the tour right away. The synagogue is more than well kept, its story goes back to the 17th century and our guide was great. A small museum on the top floor completes the visit, there is also a small store. We had a very nice time, feeling very welcomed. The whole visit took... More

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88 reviews 88 reviews
47 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

If you are a student of Jewish history this is a must see. As soon as you enter you get the greeting "shalom, you all." Great tour knowledgeable docent. Beautiful temple.

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North Augusta, South Carolina
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This was a wonderful temple to visit. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable, and showed us fascinating glimpses of history. I highly recommend a visit here. Only $6, and well worth it.

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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

We were warmly greeted at the door. We got there just in time for a very informative tour of the synagogue and learned quite a lot about the roots of Judaism in this country. The building is magnificent in architecture. The docent told us about the significance of the windows and embellishments. Upstairs is a museum which you can walk... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The temple is beautiful and the tour offers a lot of history. The museum, while very small, has some amazing items in it. I was especially impressed by the original Torah brought over hundreds of years ago that is still used once a year. "Suggested donation" is basically an admission fee but being a religious place, they probably can't call... More

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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful building, great bits of history during tour. Docent was Norman, did a great job. Talked about the early settlers of Savannah, many of whom were Jewish. Gave good background on the building and its history. A small museum onsite displays a handwritten letter from George Washington, oldest Torah in U.S.and is a time capsule of the impact the Jewish... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This was the first time we took the docent tour. The congregation is the 3rd oldest Jewish one in the U.S. going back to 1733. We have their historical book, but seeing items that are almost 300 years old is just incredible. The oldest continually used Torah in the country is there, written on deerskin and opened once a year... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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51 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The docent was excellent and she told us about the amazing story of the arrival of the Jews in the early days of Savannah and the vital role that they have played in the development of the city for more than 250 years.

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