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Mickve Israel Temple

Monterey Square, 20 East Gordon Street, Savannah, GA 31401
+1 912-233-1547
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Very interesting synagogue, but it is being renovated currently

The synagogue is still open for tours, and you can see the sanctuary and a museum. A guided tour is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Davigeta
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Beautiful synagogue with a rich history

Not only is this synagogue stunning, there is a lot of history here to be learned. Peggy was our... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
JaneRph
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Needham, Massachusetts
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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.
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  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Monterey Square, 20 East Gordon Street, Savannah, GA 31401
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The synagogue is still open for tours, and you can see the sanctuary and a museum. A guided tour is also included, along with a movie. Be aware though that the sanctuary is being renovated. You can go inside but there is a lot of...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Not only is this synagogue stunning, there is a lot of history here to be learned. Peggy was our tour guide, and she did a wonderful job explaining the history of the synagogue and its congregants. Amongst the many things to see, there is a...More

1  Thank JaneRph
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We only saw this from the outside. It is a very nice Temple with good architecture to observe. It is on a very nice square where you can sit and see many beautiful homes and buildings.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really knowledgeable tour guide helped inform us of the early Jewish history of Savannah. Would recommend to anyone interested in Jewish history.

Thank Aaron B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It really is a very special thing to learn the history of this historic synagogue and see the two oldest torahs in the US and other relics. Tony gave us a wonderful tour and made us feel welcome. We returned a week later to enjoy...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Temple tour was wonderful. There was so much more to learn than I realized! It was a great stop and I do recommend it. The reason for the 4 star rating was that the Temple Sanctuary itself is currently under construction and inaccessible. You...More

1  Thank Hannah R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was excited to go this temple during our one-day visit to Savannah because I'd always heard that about a great, great, great grandmother whose family lived in Savannah and were members. I thought i'd take a quick look with my husband and three kids,...More

1  Thank LisaAF212
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the oldest synagogues in the south. It is built in a style not normally seen. But we enjoyed the visit and the museum, especially the very old Torah. When we were there the sanctuary was under renovation, so we could not...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the sanctuary architecture to the history of Jewish settlement in Savannah, to a wonderful Museum-quality collection of artifacts including two of the oldest Torah scrolls in North America and historic letters, this is a worthwhile site to see in Savannah’s Historic District. A knowledgeable...More

3  Thank HappyTravelerFromNYC
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building is impressive, but the volunteer tour guide needs some polish. I found it more interesting to browse in the museum than to listen to his dull presentation.

Thank Lora B
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Carla D
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Response from lhglenn | Reviewed this property |
Pictures are allowed.
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mmettlinger
3 April 2017|
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Response from Debber61 | Property representative |
We are not open on Sundays for tours, please call the office 912-233-1547 for more information.
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Loretta M
7 February 2017|
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