Welcome to Congregation Mickve Israel

Located in the Historic District of Savannah, Georgia on beautiful Monterey Square, Congregation Mickve Israel, founded in 1733, is the third oldest Jewish congregation in America. Our first synagogue, constructed in 1820, was the first synagogue built in Georgia. Our magnificent sanctuary, completed in 1878, features unique gothic style architecture and led Condé Nast Traveler to name Congregation Mickve Israel one of the 15 Most Beautiful Synagogues in the World. Being so deeply rooted in Savannah’s history, Congregation Mickve Israel is a captivating historical site for both the Jewish community and visitors from across the globe.

As concerns regarding the Coronavirus (Covid-19) increase in Savannah, throughout the U.S. and the world, Congregation Mickve Israel has decided to temporarily close our Museum and Gift Shop effective immediately. Please check back for updates. We appreciate your understanding and collective efforts to keep all communities safe.

Who We Are

Congregation Mickve Israel is a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive historic Reform Jewish congregation practicing both contemporary/mainstream and classical Judaism. We are a vibrant, growing congregation of over 400 families that takes great pride in honoring our rich history and traditions while pursuing our vision for the future. We offer religious, social and educational programs that are stimulating and meaningful not only to our diverse membership, but also to the over 10,000 people from all over the world who come to visit us every year to take the tour of our sanctuary and award-winning museum, and to worship with us. We invite you to come and experience this very special place and be greeted with a heartfelt, “Shalom Y’All!”