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Address: Monterey Square, 20 East Gordon Street, Savannah, GA 31401
Phone Number: +1 912-233-1547
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Third oldest congregation and only neo-gothic Jewish sanctuary in the U. S....

Third oldest congregation and only neo-gothic Jewish sanctuary in the U. S. We offer tours, food festival (last Sunday in October), destination weddings and services every Fri/Sat and holidays. See our website for calendar of events.

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Jewish history

Interesting site which documents Jewish history in Savannah Georgia. A must for anyone interested in the part Jews played in the history of this city.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Fogelsville, Pennsylvania
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Fogelsville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting site which documents Jewish history in Savannah Georgia. A must for anyone interested in the part Jews played in the history of this city.

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A must for anyone who is interested in Jewish history. The sanctuary is beautiful and they have a very interesting museum.

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Northern NJ and Henderson NV
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Magnificent and unique building. It's not your usual Jewish synagogue. Tours are offered for $7.50 pp, given by volunteer congregants. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and was happy to answer off the cuff questions. There is an amazing museum on the premises with objects going back to the time of the Spanish Inquisition. It was a bunch of wow moments... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thoroughly enjoyed the short guided tour and opportunity to learn more about the congregation and history of Jewish immigration to Savannah. The friendly guide perhaps relied too much on people knowing more about Judaism than might be the case, though, so a bit more explanation for the layperson would probably be well-received.

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Chachoengsao Province, Thailand
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Regardless of your religious beliefs or background, this place is well worth the price of admission AND your time. Highlights: Small group, private tour, History you most likely didn't know (especially about the Girl Scouts), Great T-shirts.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great experience! We enjoyed visiting such a beautiful, historic site. Our tour guide was friendly, wonderful, and very knowledgable about the history of Mickve Israel. Great for both Jews & non-Jews.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This stately synagogue is the third oldest in the US and is a gem to see. Though it started out orthodox, it is now reform. Well worth seeing; stunning stained glass. The museum is fascinating housing Torah scrolls and artifacts of early residents. Glenda McNew is an excellent guide.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am amazed by the history of this building and of the Jewish people in GA discussed during the tour. It is well worth the $7 admission. Hearing of how Christians and Jews have lived together without hate since 1733 in Savannah is inspiring and gives hope for the rest of the country and especially the South.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful historic Temple. Small but wonderful museum. Amazing architecture. Knowledgeable staff and guide.

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Merritt Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this temple while exploring Savannah. We took the tour and learned some great Savannah history.

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