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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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Magnificent

Totally enjoyable. The temple is exquisite very simple but elegant. Our guide Joel was full of history. Where the ark storing the torahs were was the most amazing part of the... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Totally enjoyable. The temple is exquisite very simple but elegant. Our guide Joel was full of history. Where the ark storing the torahs were was the most amazing part of the tour. To add to the tour we had a Jewish couple who were there visiting and were able to add input and read the Torah. Which was in Hebrew.

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1 Thank Wayne W
Marlboro, New Jersey
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful building and great tour. My wife was very happy to experience the tour and building. Highly recommend.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing architecture inside and out. The staff are very friendly and tours are available. If you like to see beautiful places of worship then this is a must. The history is so interesting. From the outside it looks like a Church but once inside there is no mistaking the Jewish history and artifacts.

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Ramat Hasharon, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was one of the highlights of our trip. Beautiful stained glass windows, beautiful arc. The museum was very well done accompanied with informative guided tour. It was Interesting to view Torah scrolls from the 1400. This place of worship is very important historically too. It was built in 1748. The 3 rd oldest synagogue in the country.

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Davis, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited and took the tour of this stunningly beautiful synagogue this morning, fantastic docent, beautiful building (it looks like a Christian church from the outside), well worth a visit.

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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A little more than a block from the (in)famous house where Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil took place is the centuries-old Jewish congregation Mickve Israel Temple. Jews were welcomed to Savannah in the 1600s, and not long after that, they founded this synagogue, one of the few Gothic synagogues in existence. The sanctuary is a jewel, punctuated... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We almost missed visiting this temple, but decide to make a last minute stop before leaving Savannah. Our guide Ken was extremely knowledgable and gave a detailed history of the temple and the Jewish population in the south. The new museum on the second floor was definitely something to visit, as the 2 oldest Torah's are stored there. The architecture... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Congregation dates back to 1733. Wonderful, warm, docent led tour. Great care taken for the display of items, which includes a Holocaust Torah.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our tour guide was so knowledgeable. The building itself was beautiful. You could feel the warm feeling of hospitality and history just being there.

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New City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful neo-gothic structure, perhaps more consistent with church than synagogue architecture. The sanctuary is spacious and beautiful, with a hand carved arc, a significant pipe organ and choir loft, and superb acoustics. Our tour guide was knowledgeable about the building, the congregation and this history of Jews in Savannah. Visiting is a most worthwhile experience.

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