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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. 

We have re-opened our doors to guests! Please see our Museum & Tours page to plan your visit.

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 to our diverse membership and guests. Mickve Israel also welcomes people from all over the world and from every background who visit us to take a tour of our historic sanctuary and award-winning museum.

We invite you to come and experience this very special place to worship with us and/or for a tour and be greeted with a heartfelt, “Shalom Y’All!”


Want to give back ?

Make a donation to our historic synagogue in someone’s honor! You will be preserving a Congregation that has been active for 288 years and ensure it will be around for many many more. Also you can shop AmazonSmile and .5% of your purchase will be donated to Congregation Mickve Israel.