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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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Great Synagogue

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Davis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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 2 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 4 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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

The staff that was present during our visit were kind and warm. They allowed us to view the beauty of this charming Temple. There were lovely gifts in the Gift Shop that we bought to bring home to family. A nice way to support this lovely institution. Be sure to read President George Washington's warm letter to the Congregation.

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thought the visit was fantastic, so engrossing and fascinating... a personal glimpse into history. Didnt want it to end!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful building and fascinating history. Small but well designed museum exhibits. Take this tour!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am not Jewish but my wife is. Our tour guide Pat Goodman gave us a wonderful tour. Pat's tour was very informative, even for my wife, and her enthusiam was infectious. The tour lasted about one and a half hours. There are lots of historical artifacts and the temple design is rather unique. The proce of the tour is... More 

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