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Mickve Israel Temple

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Monterey Square, 20 East Gordon Street, Savannah, GA 31401
+1 912-233-1547
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Visit to an extraordinary synagogue

Bubba was our guide. He provided fabulous insights with excellent communication. The history alone... read more

Reviewed June 6, 2017
sheldon g
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This has always been on our bucket list when we visit Savannah and we made it happen last week. So... read more

Reviewed June 5, 2017
Faye L
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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
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Monterey Square, 20 East Gordon Street, Savannah, GA 31401
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Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

Bubba was our guide. He provided fabulous insights with excellent communication. The history alone makes this a very special stop.

Thank sheldon g
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Reviewed June 5, 2017 via mobile

This has always been on our bucket list when we visit Savannah and we made it happen last week. So glad we did. Call first and make sure they are giving tours -- an added plus. Beautiful building with a history that is so much...More

Thank Faye L
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Reviewed June 2, 2017 via mobile

A definite must while visiting Savannah is a tour of the synagogue Mickve Israel. Built like a church in 1780 it's a fascinating place to see. The original 1780 chairs are there and still in use. The stain glass windows are fabulous. Members of the...More

3  Thank Bonnie E
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Reviewed June 2, 2017

I walked by this beautiful building frequently, and decided to go in with a friend today to take their tour. So glad I did. It's a beautiful synagogue that contains a treasure trove of historical information about the Jewish community's arrival and success in Savannah,...More

Thank Leafield44
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Reviewed June 2, 2017

This is a beautiful temple. The history of this synagogue and the Torahs within is amazing. Our guide, Norman Hirsch, did a great job of informing us of the history of this congregation. The architecture and stained glass windows are beautiful. This is definitely one...More

1  Thank Park-Ziff
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Reviewed June 1, 2017

This was a fascinating oversight of an interesting part of Savannah's history. The Synagogue is beautiful and they have a ton of background information that they have maintained. A really interesting view into the history of the city and how its Jewish population survived and...More

Thank Ron M
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Reviewed May 31, 2017

It was a pretty temple. It had an old tora in the sanctuary. The only problem is you had to pay for a tour to see it.

Thank Don K
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Reviewed May 30, 2017

This is a must tour not just for Jews, but those who want to see a beautiful architectural treasure as well as historical artifacts. This is, they say, the third oldest synagogue in the U.S. The inside is striking as an architectural treasure with beautiful...More

Thank Leonard H
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Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

Such a beautiful synagogue with amazing architecture and history! The tour guide was very informative and knowledgeable. The only thing I will complain of is the lady at the front desk. She was incredibly rude and impatient. When I tried to look in the gift...More

2  Thank Canarons
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Debber61, Finance Director at Mickve Israel Temple, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2017

Thank you for your review. We have built a reputation of and take pride in being very welcoming to all who enter our “house” so I am sorry that your visit did not end that way and I thank you for bringing your experience to...More

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Reviewed May 27, 2017 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...More

1  Thank Jagfanz7
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Carla D
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Pictures are allowed.
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mmettlinger
April 2, 2017|
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Response from Debber61 | Property representative |
We are not open on Sundays for tours, please call the office 912-233-1547 for more information.
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February 6, 2017|
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