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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  • A tour of this beautiful building tells the story of the first Jewish congregation in the newly established colony of Georgia in 1733. The current synagogue building was built about 150 years later.....  more
    A tour of this beautiful building tells the story of the first Jewish congregation in the newly established colony of Georgia in 1733. The current synagogue building was built about 150 years later.....  more »
  • Took the tour. Had no idea about the history of Jews in Savannah. It was eye opening. I felt a real sense of connection. 
    Took the tour. Had no idea about the history of Jews in Savannah. It was eye opening. I felt a real sense of connection.  more »
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  • Beautiful tour, everyone we met was so lovely and knowledgeable about the Synagogue and the long history of the congregation. Highly recommend!
  • We were lucky to stumble upon a Rosh Hashana family service full of songs, prayers and apple cake :) feeling grateful.

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