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Review of Mickve Israel Temple

Mickve Israel Temple
Ranked #6 of 210 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.
mims florida
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“a top attraction”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2012

Would not have thought of going here except for Trip Advisor. We spent an hour touring the sanctuary, the permanant exhibition, and the temporary Girl Scouts exhibition. We were made most welcome. We are not Jews. The synagogue is very much like a traditional English Church, but all is explained by the guides! Not to be missed!

Visited April 2012
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Washington Depot
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“worth seeing just for the torahs!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2012

Most travelers will stop and see historic churches. Some of the old synagogues around the world are magnificient. THis one
although built in the late 19th century is definitely worth seeing.

The tour lasts 45 minutes or so and tells the history of the Jews in Savannah. After the explanation of the worship hall you go to the museum which goes back to the founders. The old torahs (the old testament hand written in scroll form) written on deerskin are magnificient. The decendants of the founders still worship here. Also, two of the members are depicted on US postage stamps. Impressive.

Worth a stop.

Visited March 2012
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Duluth, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2012

Went inside to see the beautiful glass windows and beauty of the architecture. You feel peace around you as you enter

Visited February 2012
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Arlington
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“An education in Southern Judaism”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

We had a wonderful docent to show and tell us about the temple and its collections. Savannah's Jews, both Sephardic and Ashkenazi, were among the first Europeans in Georgia; in fact, their arrival saved Oglethorpe's colony. They were slaveholders and Confederates, business people and socialites, even Girl Scout leaders. The building and its Torah scrolls complete the tour. Well worth a stop.

Visited March 2012
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savannah, ga
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“Great Historic Sight!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

Wonderful tour and great museum with very interesting artifacts!

Visited March 2012
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