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The third oldest Jewish congregation and the only neo-gothic Jewish sanctuary in the U. S. We offer tours that include our historic sanctuary and museum with many historic artifacts including two Torahs written in the 1400's (probably the oldest in...more
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Monterey Square, 20 East Gordon Street, Savannah, GA 31401
The doors open at 10 and if you are lucky, Jules, the head docent will tell his stories. Born and raised in Savannah, Jules relates the origins of the synagogue, beginning in 1492. He traces the development of this synagogue to present day. Along with...More
Dont miss an opportunity to uncover the oldest Torah’s in the country, the 3rd oldest synnagogue, with first-hand historical artifacts and a brilliant guide. The sanctuary is beautiful and the history is priceless, including letters from Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Alexander Hamilton.
Joel was our tour guide and this simple, cheap, and informational tour provided my wife and I an awesome 1.5-2 hours of fun. Although I am jewish, my wife is not and it was just as informative and interesting for her as it was for...More
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Debber61, Finance Director at Mickve Israel Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
Thank you for your review, Although our average tour/visit is around 45 minutes, we are more than willing (time permitting) to accommodate visitors who want to stay a little longer to really appreciate our sharing of the story of not only this historic congregation but...More
I wasn't able to take the tour because of a flight, but the receptionist invited me to look around and she showed me the 500 year old Torah scrolls. Again, many tourists may overlook this opportunity to hear the stories of Savannah (and America's) Jewish...More
We took the tour of the synagogue which is one of the oldest in the US. Our tour guide was so informative and really explained the history. So much history to this building and congregation. Truly an enjoyable experience.
I went to visit this magnificent temple, so rich in history. I went on a tour and saw bibles written on deer skin, among other items dating back hundreds of years. This is a must see on your visit to Savannah.
Very interesting historical synagogue. Founded in 1733. There is a very interesting museum there as well as a docent lead tour telling the story of arrival of the Jewish immigrants at the newly founded colony of Georgia
Going to visit the Congregation Michve Israel was one of the highlights of our vacation! Our tour guide was clearly passionate about his faith as well as the history of this first Jewish congregation in the colonies - fascinating and inspiring! He spent an additional...More