As the third oldest Jewish congregation in America and the first synagogue built in Georgia, Congregation Mickve Israel has a rich history. In our award-winning Lawrence & Nancy Gutstein Museum, visitors can find unique artifacts dating back to when the congregation was founded in 1733, including the oldest Torah in North America, letters to our congregation from presidents, and much more.
Congregation Mickve Israel was named one of the “15 Most Beautiful Synagogues in the World” by Condé Nast Traveler and rated among the “15 BEST Things to Do in Savannah” by Trip Advisor. Each year, our congregation welcomes over 12,000 visitors to take a tour of our gothic-style synagogue and worship with us. Our docent-guided tours last approximately 45 minutes, and we host both individual visitors and groups.