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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. A visit to Mickve Israel Temple represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Savannah holiday planner to plot your vacation.
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  • A beautiful place of worship with guides full of Southern Hospitality. Docents were very friendly and made this southern catholic guy feel at home as they shared their history here in Savannah and how...  more »
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of this synagogue. The sanctuary itself is beautiful, but we also enjoyed learning more about how the Jewish refugees ended up settling here and establishing this synago...  more »
  • There are guided tours all during the day, with all of the history of the Jews in Savannah. The museum upstairs has the oldest Torah in the United States, written on deer skin. There are many other hi...  more »
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  • While walking in the old section of Savannah we stumbled upon the tour of the synagogue. We had a great docent who shared with us the history of the Jews in Savannah. This is the third oldest congregation in the United States and was founded primarily by Sephardic Jews from England. It is now a reform synagogue. The small upstairs museum houses beautifully preserved Torahs. The short tour was definitely a worthwhile stop.
  • They were so nice, I am a better person for having met them
  • Great architecture
  • The Rabbi is really funny, but he also says some pretty racy things, which keeps the service quite interesting,