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Address: Monterey Square, 20 East Gordon Street, Savannah, GA 31401
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+1 912-233-1547
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10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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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Early Colonial history included

Was walking by while touring Savannah. Stopped in and 45 minutes later left with a wealth of information on early Savannah history. Beautiful temple and ancient scrolls, well a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Perry R
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Was walking by while touring Savannah. Stopped in and 45 minutes later left with a wealth of information on early Savannah history. Beautiful temple and ancient scrolls, well a few hundred years old anyway...letters from early Presidents and a truly wonderful museum. Tours are provided by volunteers from the congregation and entry is well worth the $8 fee. Highly recommended... More 

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Long Island, NY
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tour given by the Rabbi's wife. Very informative. Interesting artifacts in the museum upstairs from the sanctuary.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I found the tour very informative and well put together. We're not Jewish so we learned a lot about the faith and the synagogue. It's very impressive and you can tell they love showing it off. Tour took about 45 minutes a cost $8. Well worth it!

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Lafayette, Colorado
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was just long enough and informative enough to feel spiritual and significant. The staff is friendly. I would feel comfortable attending services as a reform Jew visiting Savannah after taking the tour. You learn the history of Jews settling in Georgia and get to see religious items of great significance and antiquity.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our visit to The Mickve Israel Temple immersed us not only in the diaspora of the Jewish experience in the south but also exposed us to the role that Jews played in the birth of our Nation, Our visit was led by a very dynamic docent who not only showed us the intricacies of the structure and its beautiful relics... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Marvelous history of the congregation. There's a display of a letter from George Washington. All part of a great American and Jewish community.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fascinating tour led by tour guid Kerry Rosen. She really knows the history of not just the Jews in Savannah but the diaspora and it's effects on Jewish immigration to the early colonies. I can't rate this tour highly enough. There is a Torah that was brought to the US by these early Jewish settlers. The Torah... More 

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New York, NY
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This synagogue has an incredible history and is definitely worth a visit. It was rebuilt after a fire in the mid to late 1800s and resembles a gothic style church far more than a classic synagogue. It has gorgeous stained glass windows, a huge organ and a small museum on the top floor that contains its most precious possession --... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our tour guide was thorough and patient and gave us an easily understood history. I would highly recommend it.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Who knew Savannah was a hub of Jewish life so long ago? This tour was unexpectedly robust, and our guide was a very friendly congregant whose pride in the Temple was infectious. The actual synagogue in particular was impressive, and it was cool to understand how these original Georgian Jews made their way to Savannah. Definitely worth a visit!

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