4) Temple Mickve Israel

Temple Mickve Israel in Savannah, GA.

20 East Gordon Street

The Temple Mickve Israel has the oldest congregation who now practice Reform Judaism in the United States. The present Synagogue was consecrated on April 11, 1878 and is the only Gothic synagogue in America.

Temple Mickve Israel, in Savannah, is America's third-oldest Jewish congregation, and the oldest Jewish congregation in the South. In 1820, the congregation built their first synagogue in Georgia at the corner of Liberty and Whitaker Streets. The small wooden structure was the first synagogue built in Georgia but in 1829 the temple was destroyed by fire. On the same site a new brick building was built and consecrated in 1841.

Time to spend: 1 hour

Tours:  Monday - Friday: 10:00a - 12:00p & 2:00p - 4:00p
Duration: 30 to 45 minutes
Closed Jewish & Federal Holidays

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