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“Stop in and Check Out a Piece of History”

Mickve Israel Temple
Ranked #6 of 218 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 August 14, 2013

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!

4  Thank Cynderella43
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

The Temple was simply magnificent. The tour guide was wonderful, she really knew her facts and was able to answer any questions we had. When we heard that Savannah had the oldest synagogue built, my husband and son replied with "We have to go their" I higher recommend going,

1  Thank hhheart
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Enjoyed the tour...the nation's second oldest synagogue. I also went to services and found the service quite liberal and the congregation very friendly.

3  Thank womanpilot
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

English architects designed this lovely temple so it is quite unique in style.It is one of the oldest in the USA.

2  Thank savannahsue
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Interesting short tour of one of America's oldest temples of the Jewish faith. Museum with interesting artifacts. Entrance fee is required ($5 - odd for a place of worship but they have guides I guess they have to pay). Beautiful gothic interior. Well worth a visit.

3  Thank jimjade3
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