Mickve Israel Temple

Wondering what to do in Savannah GA during your stay? One of the advantages to living in one of the oldest cities in the nation is the open access to all the history that accompanies age. From civil war battle spots to plantation homes to religious sites that have stood the test of time, you can view it all during your stay in historic Savannah. One of our favorite places to visit is the Mickve Israel Temple. Bearing the distinctive honor of being one of the oldest temples in the nation, it is located at 20 East Gordon Street. Finding it should be no problem; its Gothic Revival architectural style stands out in a sea of Antebellum structures that dot the landscape of Savannah.

The Mickve Israel Temple Was Constructed in 1878

Tours are held of the Mickve Israel Temple Monday through Friday from 10AM until 4 PM (Jewish and major holidays excluded) at 20 Wayne Street, which is where the entrance for the tours are located. As you explore the beauty of the structure, you’ll learn the history of the Jewish pioneers that landed on America’s virgin shores in 1733, 43 years before we became a nation. The sacrifices made in those early years are evident in the displays, exhibits, and artifacts found throughout Mickve Israel Temple, just as their strength and determination can be spied in the structure you will be exploring.

Containing two of the oldest Torah scrolls in America, a Holocaust Torah, and even some letters from many of our early presidents, including George Washington, the museum is a shining example of not just Jewish history, but of American history. A gift shop is located on the premises, allowing guests to purchase a memorial of their visit. For those looking for traditional gifts, this is the perfect place to shop.

If you are planning on visiting Savannah on the 28th of October, the Shalom Y’all Food Festival is scheduled to be held in Monterey Square from 11 AM until 3 PM. Admission is free, and food tickets can be purchased at that time. For 30 years this festive feast has been a popular attraction in the Savannah area. We can’t wait to sink our teeth into the homemade blintzes, sizzling Sephardic Lamb and all the other delicious treats served here!

For Those Who are Unaware

Shalom isn’t just a greeting; it means peace, and peace is what you will find when you stay in one of our Savannah vacation rentals. Bright, spacious, and designed with an innate peace and tranquility, your stay in Savannah will be a memorable one. Reserve yours today!

Posted October 23, 2018 | Author : | Category : Savannah Attractions