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Mickve Israel Temple

Monterey Square, 20 East Gordon Street, Savannah, GA 31401
+1 912-233-1547
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Unusual Gothic Jewish Temple

An unusual gothic style Jewish temple with a history going back to the first English settlers to... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2016
Toronto, Canada
Incredible bit of Savannah's history

We went to visit the Temple on a Saturday, when they don't normally give tours because of services... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2016
New York City, New York
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Third oldest congregation and only neo-gothic Jewish sanctuary in the U. S. We offer tours, food festival (last Sunday in October), destination weddings and services every Fri/Sat and holidays. See our website for calendar of events.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Monterey Square, 20 East Gordon Street, Savannah, GA 31401
+1 912-233-1547
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

An unusual gothic style Jewish temple with a history going back to the first English settlers to Savannah Georgia. Our guide through the building was fantastic, almost reliving the history of the time and people. There is a museum in the Temple with letters from...More

Thank gerryf1217
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We went to visit the Temple on a Saturday, when they don't normally give tours because of services. After services, the rabbi and president warmly welcomed us and even offered to show us around the museum. It was an incredible slice of Jewish history -...More

Thank Arjayz76
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

A beautiful altar, an informative museum, a fascinating history and a wonderful guide. Our guide (Jules) told us the history in an entertaining way, spoke from a local perspective and knew all the answers to all our questions. Would highly recommend Congregation Mickve Israel to...More

Thank Rotwang21
Reviewed 30 October 2016

A group of 30+ Sephardic Jews fled persecution in Portugal and sought refuge in England. When Ogelthorpe said the new colony of Georgia welcomed members of all faiths, they went there. Among the group was a doctor, who was especially welcomed, along with some Ashkenazic...More

1  Thank Janet F
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Very lovely lady allowed us to get in even on a day they where closed and answered our questions with a big smile. Very interesting temple.

Thank erezc27
Reviewed 24 October 2016

My husband and I had the pleasure of visiting Mickve Israel Temple this October and I still can't get it out of my mind. The woman that guided us through was incredible. She not only gave us the history of the Temple but also of...More

2  Thank Deb100000
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon the Mickey Israel Temple while walking around and decided to do the tour. It was great, very informative and the building was beautiful. Ken was our tour guide and was fantastic, very welcoming to everyone and entertaining.

Thank David C
Reviewed 21 October 2016

This temple is magnificent. The sanctuary is beautiful. The tour starts upstairs in a small museum. They docent is very knowledgeable about the history of the temple and the people who arrived in Savannah to start this building. Next you go into the sanctuary. The...More

Thank robann52
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We attended services and could not have felt more accepted and welcomed into the community. After services we were invited for lunch. After first saying no, they persisted in asking so my friend decided to stay for lunch. The lunch was chicken salad, potato salad,...More

Thank Barbara K
Reviewed 18 October 2016

My wife and I attend a Methodist church, but this was a great tour, a great docent, and a wonderful learning experience. It was $7, very reasonable, and we enjoyed it.

Thank James B
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Carla D
22 May 2017|
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Response from lhglenn | Reviewed this property |
Pictures are allowed.
2 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.
Loretta M
6 February 2017|
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Response from Debber61 | Property representative |
Yes, she is.