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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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Fascinating history

We found it quite educating to step inside, learn about the history of the third-oldest Jewish community in North America, and see the exhibits in the little museum.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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267 reviews 267 reviews
185 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We found it quite educating to step inside, learn about the history of the third-oldest Jewish community in North America, and see the exhibits in the little museum.

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New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Excellent tour of the reform temple Mikve Israel including a history of the congregation , a description of the sanctuary and a visit to their museum. The docent was very engaging and was excited to share her knowledge.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Mickvie Isael is a beautiful synagogue. As we drove near I noticed a 'church like' structure and never thought that this was the historic Mickv Israel. A member of the congregation sat us down in the sanctuary where it was serenely cool. He explained thoroughly the histor of this Georgia congregation. The stained glass windows and the bimah were unusual.... More 

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Buna, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Let me start off saying that Norman was the BEST tour guide - he was so proud of his heritage and religion. I just wished I had a teacher like Norman when I was in school. I spotted the Synagogue while on the trolley ride and told my girlfriends that I would love to go if we had the chance.... More 

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Plano, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

visiting the 3rd oldest Synagogue in the U.S. Docent was knowledgable and gave great information. Interesting item was a torah on deer skin

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

From the outside one would think that with the beautiful Gothic Revival Architecture, you would be entering a Church. However, this original Sephardic Synagogue was found be immigrant's from London in the early 1700 hundreds. In the late 1800 hundreds, it was built and has been a staple of the Jewish community. It is listed in the National Register of... More 

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New York
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The story of how Jews were accepted in both Georgia and South Carolina (Charleston) is surprising. The tour is worth taking,

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Campbellford, Canada
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We stopped by here while my wife and I were walking the historic district. As we reached for the door to enter, it was opened for us by the friendly folk inside. We had missed the tour but told we could look at the sanctuary, what an impressive work of art and architecture, magnificent. One of the ladies invited us... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Savannah is just a quick side trip off I-95. It doesn't even qualify as a detour. Take the time to visit this very historic site. The docents are well well schooled, really pleasant and proud to discuss their community's history in the deep South

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South Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A $4 donation gets you a WONDERFUL tour of this beautiful, historic Temple. The guy giving the tour was fantastic. I loved the explanation of how certain things were original, and how certain things were after a fire many years ago. The inside, especially the amazing stained glass, was positively beautiful - a must-see when in Savannah. The outside is... More 

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