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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 Historical Site

A friend and I, both Catholic, visited this synagogue to learn its history. We were not disappointed. The hosts were all very welcoming to guests, the docent was very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A friend and I, both Catholic, visited this synagogue to learn its history. We were not disappointed. The hosts were all very welcoming to guests, the docent was very knowledgeable and friendly, and the site itself is beautiful. I loved seeing the two ancient Torahs on display as well as those kept in the ark. Fascinating to learn the Jewish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We totally enjoyed our visit to this synagogue, where a very friendly docent explained the history of Jews in Savannah and the history of the congregation itself. The building is lovely, and includes a very nice little museum. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A brief yet entertaining and educating tour of temple and jewish history in Savannah. The tour guide Docent Goodman was key.

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Newnan, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see in Savannah whether you are Jewish or not. My family really enjoyed Kerry's knowledge and enthusiasm for the temple and it's history. She is amazing!!! The second floor history center gives you a very detailed look at Savannah's history from 1733. If you love history, it is well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting tour and history of Jews in Savannah. Found the sanctuary interesting as it looked far more like a church (Catholic?), than any shul I've ever been in. Docent was knowledgeable and friendly. We were happy to make the requested donation and, at least for us, found it to be a worthwhile experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were greeted by a friendly volunteer docent who gave us a non scripted enthusiastic tour. We learned so much about the history of the Synagogue and Savannah. The museum was very interesting including letters from George Washington on. It's a must stop on your visit to Savannah.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is full of interesting artifacts. The docents are friendly and informative. We attended the services on Saturday and we felt very welcomed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was surprised to learn that Savannah had any Jewish population but then I watched Bizzare Foods with Andrew Zimmerman and was proven wrong. What is more interesting is the history of the congregation and the Gothic church-style architecture of the temple. For history buffs, Jewish or not, this is a great place to visit. Also, I learned they have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A historic temple in the heart of Savannah's historic district. There is a very informative tour and a lovely gift shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Historic building filled with history beginning prior to the revolutionary war. The docents are great with special emphasis on the people that made the site what it is. Very nice museum on the second floor.

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