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“Fascinating Historic Synagogue”

Mickve Israel Temple
Ranked #6 of 220 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 September 3, 2013

The tour, museum and gift shop are well worth a visit for anyone interested in US history and especially for the history of Jews in the US.

1  Thank Rick K
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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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"on display"
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

My husband and I were recently in Savannah for the first time. One of the best and most interesting attractions in the city was Temple Mickve Israel. Our guide, Arnold, was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. In addition to showing us around the beautiful Temple and small museum, he provided colorful detailed history of the Savannah Jewish community and how it impacted Savannah history. The tour is worthwhile for Jewish and non-Jewish visitors alike.

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Fascinating journey into the evolution of the Savannah Jewish community. Beautiful interior superbly maintained.

1  Thank Greenford8
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

This is an extremely old Jewish congregation and temple. The tour was very interesting and the beauty of the historic building was incredible. Well worth the time to visit and tour.

2  Thank Caribbeandan
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

My wife and I really enjoyed listening to the history of this exceptional synagogue - it really gives a personal and unique sense of how the colony of Savannah was built. The impact of the first group of jewish settlers on the community and their various stories throughout the history of Savannah brings out a real connection to the early inhabitants of Savannah and the various challenges they faced. The deerskin Torah from the 1400's was another highlight. A gothic style synagogue with an organ...who'd a thunk it? I definitely recommend taking an hour from your walking tour of Savannah to visit with the friendly and knowledgable members of this congregation.

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