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Congregation Mickve Israel, Savannah

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Consecrated in 1878, Congregation Mickve Israel 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 Congregation Mickve Israel and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Savannah trip itinerary builder website.
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  • I can't say enough positive things about Congregation Mickve Israel! The history is overwhelming and very moving, the architecture is beautiful and our guide (Marc) was warm, welcoming and... 
    I can't say enough positive things about Congregation Mickve Israel! The history is overwhelming and very moving, the architecture is beautiful and our guide (Marc) was warm, welcoming and...  more »
  • We just walked past the beautiful building and noted that a tour had just started. We were lucky to get in. We are not jewish but have a deep appreciation for their faith and heritage and have... 
    We just walked past the beautiful building and noted that a tour had just started. We were lucky to get in. We are not jewish but have a deep appreciation for their faith and heritage and have...  more »
  • A beautiful synagogue with interesting features that I’ve not seen in other synagogues around the world. Tour guide did a great job. It’s worth it to attend a worship service in addition to tour, if.....  more
    A beautiful synagogue with interesting features that I’ve not seen in other synagogues around the world. Tour guide did a great job. It’s worth it to attend a worship service in addition to tour, if.....  more »
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  • We were lucky to stumble upon a Rosh Hashana family service full of songs, prayers and apple cake :) feeling grateful.
  • Beautiful tour, everyone we met was so lovely and knowledgeable about the Synagogue and the long history of the congregation. Highly recommend!
  • Glad I stopped by to see this in person. Gorgeous. I wish I could’ve seen the inside. Maybe next time!
  • Great visit. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the synagogue and the early settlers of Georgia. Impressive architecture of the building and artifacts preserved from the original congregants. If you're in the Savannah area, please visit Congregation Mickve Isreal, support the Jews and support Isreal. 💙🕎✡
  • Really sad we were unable to visit and tour as they require a Covid passport to enter. More people are dying from Covid vaccines when they get Covid then unvaccinated people. It’s ok. I will visit others that do not require vaccines to enter God’s temple.

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