Mickve Israel Temple, Savannah

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#9 of 19 in Historic Sites in Savannah
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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  • Beautiful building. Great tour given by the docent. Amazing history of the historic congregation. A must for everyone.  more »
  • This place was very interesting and beautiful. Our tour guide was extremely informative and answered all questions with great knowledge.  more »
  • Mickve Israel is the third oldest Jewish congregation in the US dating from 1733. (NYC and Newport have the ranking distinction.) As a result of the Spanish Inquisition, Jews fled first to Portugal, t...  more »
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  • Amazing experience. Take the tour, it's worth the $8 and the guides are great. So much to see and learn.
  • Everybudi wellcome, if you have money! The staff is lier, but can not lie( no have I.Q). This people not belive the good, just steal your money!
  • 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!
  • The docent that guided our tour was fantastic!

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