Mickve Israel Temple, Savannah

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Consecrated in 1878, Mickve Israel Temple was built in an unusual Neo-Gothic style that echoes the elaborate architecture of the Victorian period--the only synagogue in the United States like it. Home to the third-oldest Jewish congregation in the United States, the temple and adjacent museum tell the tale of Judaism in the South. See the temple's Sefer Torah, a 15th-century Torah brought from London with the founding congregational members in 1733. Examine the letters written to the congregation by Presidents Washington, Jefferson, and Madison. Be aware that the synagogue may not be open during Jewish and federal holidays. Plan your visit to Mickve Israel Temple and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Savannah trip itinerary builder website .
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  • What a gorgeous and historic temple hidden amongst the history in Savannah. While we did not have an opportunity to view or photograph the outside, we did stop to photograph the outside and learn abou...  more »
  • This is one of the oldest synagogues in the country. It was founded in 1733 as Jews seeked religious freedom from the Inquisition. Listening to the docent talk about the history of the synagogue as we...  more »
  • Our tour guide Bill was pleasant, well spoken and knowledgeable. We enjoyed seeing and learning about the history of the temple and it’s many artifacts. The Torahs and the letters from former US Presi...  more »
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  • Had a very nice docent named Rhonda who gave us the history of this synagogue. Very interesting and also a small museum upstairs tracing their history in Savannah.
  • This is the 1st time I see an 18th century Portuguese-Spanish style Synagogue. Beautiful structure in the heart of historic Savannah!
  • Best value tour in the city! Great history of Georgia and the first settlers
  • Beautiful, historic synagogue in the heart of Savannah. Open for guided tours too!
  • The guides do a wonderful job of explaining the history of the synagogue.

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