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“Very worthwhile visit”

Mickve Israel Temple
Ranked #6 of 221 things to do in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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 the U.S.), a Jewish food festival (last Sunday in October), destination weddings and services every Friday, Saturday and holidays. See our website for calendar of events.
Reviewed December 22, 2012

Very friendly knowledgeable guide. Beautiful building whose history involves general American history as well as American Jews. Who would have guessed that the first girl scouts were mostly Jewish?

1  Thank Martin K
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"jewish history"
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"oldest synagogue"
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"beautiful synagogue"
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"museum upstairs"
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"interesting artifacts"
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"small museum"
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"spanish inquisition"
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"non jews"
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"stained glass windows"
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"on display"
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"guided tour"
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"amazing history"
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"great tour"
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"visiting savannah"
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

This is a great way to see how a congregation can be a part of not only local history but history in general. The sanctuary is beautiful and well maintained. The volunteer tour guide is very knowledgable and you can tell he enjoys being a part if this community. This synagogue also has a wonderful museum upstairs. It looks small but is packed with history, and a Torah from the 1400s. It is worth seeing if you are in the area. If you are driving down I-95 just going north or south with no intention of stopping in Savannah, it is only a few minutes off the 102 exit and worth the few minutes.

1  Thank M H
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Reviewed December 10, 2012

The tour guide was very knowledgable. Very beautiful ...actually stunning. 3rd oldest in the country

1  Thank Larrysd
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

This was not only a beautiful place to see but the information we learned was very interesting. It was only $5. each and that included a guide. The guide was very knowledgable and patient, as we had a lot of questions.

1  Thank LShafer
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Reviewed November 23, 2012

Lovely place for a visit the staff were very nice and knowledgeable.The tour is very interesting with a history lesson thrown in of how the jewish people arrived from Bevis Mark in Spitalfields London
Also many items of interest to study in the museum.

1  Thank derek888
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