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High Holy Days 2020

The services throughout the High Holy Days will offer you a mixture of traditional liturgical prayers; music from Cantor Portnoy, Kelly Blackmarr, and I-Cantori; and Torah and Haftarah readings. We have worked diligently to prepare services that will have a deep sense of spirituality and meaning as we progress through this important period. It is our hope that the richness of our tradition will be conveyed through these virtual and thoughtful worship services.

All services will be streamed on our CMI YouTube channel found at youtube.com/mickveisraelsavannah


Due to Covid19, our building is currently closed to the public.

The following virtual tour of our sanctuary and museum was created to help you discover our incredible story. We hope you will come back when we re-open and can enjoy our beautiful sanctuary and museum in person.

We appreciate your understanding and collective efforts to keep all communities safe. In the meantime, have a great tour!

Click here to begin your virtual tour:

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.

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!”