About us

Shalom y’all and welcome to the gift shop of the third oldest Jewish Congregation in America!

Congregation Mickve Israel is an active synagogue affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism, located in the Historic District of Savannah, Georgia.

Congregation Mickve Israel has a long and storied history, dating back to 1733, just a few months after the founding of the City of Savannah. 42 intrepid Jews set sail from England aboard The William and Sarah, with little more than their beloved Torah and a special kit for circumcision. They arrived in Savannah, a border colony town with an innovative vision for religious tolerance, to start their lives anew in a land of religious freedom.

These brave settlers went on to found Kahal Kadosh Mickva Israel: Holy Congregation, the Hope of Israel. Through war, plagues, and struggles, the Congregation survived, even thrived. Today, we have over 400 member families, an active schedule of services and activities, and a place of involvement in our community and in the world at large. We like to think that our ancestors would be extremely proud of the remarkable legacy they started in Savannah over 280 years ago. 

Find Us at 20 E Gordon St. Savannah, GA 31401

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