Congregation Mickve Israel is the third oldest synagogue in the U.S. and the only Gothic-style synagogue in this country.
Our tour guide, Annette, was AMAZING and so knowledgeable. She walked us through Jewish history starting in the 1400s. It brought so many questions we had about our Jewish heritage together. We also enjoyed the second-floor museum and seeing the deerskin Torah from the 1400s.
The sanctuary itself is gorgeous. It is hard to believe you are in a temple and not a church. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND taking an hour out of your day and taking the tour. Tours are offered Monday thru Friday 10 am through 12:30 pm, and again from 2 pm through 3:30 pm.
For the $5 donation, it was so well worth it!