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“1400's torah”

Mickve Israel Temple
Ranked #6 of 217 things to do in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Kensington, Maryland
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134 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“1400's torah”
Reviewed September 29, 2011

One of the oldest temples in the UnitedStates. Looks like a church because it was designed by an architect of churches. take the $5.00 tour and see the wonderful collections in the new building.

Visited September 2011
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Savannah, Georgia
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“Temple Savannah”
Reviewed September 1, 2011

This is the third time I have visited this Temple. And, I learn something new every time. Very interesting. Today, our guide Bubba Rosenthal, "quintesentinel Southern Jew". His words not mine, gave a personal and interpretive view of the history and the Temple. Worth a visit by everyone. It is enlightening about the history of Jews in Savannah and some historical surprises.

Visited September 2011
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Syracuse, New York
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“A fantastic tour!!”
Reviewed March 6, 2009

I'm glad to see Mickve Israel has a place for a review. My sisters and I stopped into this temple while visiting Savannah (two years ago now) and we had a great tour of the temple and their small museum. The docent who gave us the tour was very knowledgable and friendly. After a tour of the sanctuary, the docent accompanied us to their small museum and provided explanation on many relative artifacts. In all, I believe we were with our guide for over an hour and this was all for just $3.00 pp. The history of the Jewish immigrants and their contribution to the state of Georgia and city of Savannah is very interesting. The docent encouraged us to return the next day for service but, unfortunately, we were leaving on that day. The temple is kitty-corner from the Mercer house. Check it out.

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