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Congregation Mickve Israel

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 5 March 2020 in Architecture and Portfolio.

The oldest Congregation now practicing Reform Judaism in the United States, Mickve Israel was founded by a group of Jews, mainly of Spanish-Portuguese extraction, which landed at Savannah, July 11, 1733, five months after the establishment of the Colony of Georgia.

The Congregation was incorporated in perpetuity by a special Act of the Georgia Legislature on November 20, 1790. After having worshipped in various temporary quarters for almost a century, in 1820 the Congregation built its own Synagogue - the first in Georgia - at the northeast corner of Liberty and Whitaker Streets. The Synagogue pictured here was consecrated on April 11, 1878.

In 1789, the Congregation received a letter from President George Washington which stated in part: "May the same wonderworking Deity who long since delivered the Hebrews from their Egyptian oppressors, planted them in the promised land - whose providential agency has lately been conspicuous in establishing these United States as an independent nation - still continue to water them with the dews of Heaven, and to make the inhabitants of every denomination participate in the temporal and spiritual blessings of that people whose God is Jehovah."

Photo captured October 8, 2019.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 200 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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By Marie from Entre By Marie et Montagnes, France

Beautiful building and interesting note. We learn a lot about your country thanks to your pictures and the explanations you give.

5 Mar 2020 5:29am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Stunning church

5 Mar 2020 5:51am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Intersting history about this nice old synagoge.

5 Mar 2020 7:12am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Joli partage

5 Mar 2020 7:20am

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful frame, colors & lights!
Lovely church.

5 Mar 2020 7:24am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Wow, interesting architecture going on here.

5 Mar 2020 7:27am

Joëlle from France

Très belle église parfaitement rendue ici, bonne journée à toi.

5 Mar 2020 7:37am

omar from Hamburg, Germany

Monumental building, I love this kind of architecture.

5 Mar 2020 8:06am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Très belle bâtisse et belle composition.
Merci pour les informations.
Bonne journée

5 Mar 2020 9:02am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


5 Mar 2020 9:26am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Beautifully captured building with an interesting combination of architectural styles

5 Mar 2020 10:13am

mauro brando from Maurania, Mauritius

Nice building, kind of old school, brilliant

5 Mar 2020 10:46am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Lovely church

5 Mar 2020 12:39pm

jean pierre from Paris, France

bel immeuble!! amts

5 Mar 2020 12:57pm

Rose from Clinton, United States

This is just beyond words...so beautiful. And I love the letter from George Washington.

5 Mar 2020 1:28pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

so gorgeous !

5 Mar 2020 1:31pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine picture of this famous place and even more interesting history.

5 Mar 2020 1:33pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Gorgeous clarity and detail

5 Mar 2020 3:29pm

Sam from Chennai, India

A great capture of this famous place. Excellent presentation. And interesting information. :)

5 Mar 2020 5:13pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

This is very majestic looking. Beautiful shot.

5 Mar 2020 5:40pm

Martine Girard from Brest, France

C'est magnifique, j'aime beaucoup.

5 Mar 2020 6:00pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Architecture attrayante. C'est magnifique.
Et toujours des explications enrichissantes. merci Steven.

5 Mar 2020 8:17pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

a beautiful church with nice hdr processing. i can appreciate how you must have bent and stretched to exclude most of those cars parked in your line of sight

6 Mar 2020 12:52am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Superbe image avec la végétation dans le cadrage quelle architecture et ensemble soigné
Belle journée

6 Mar 2020 3:41am

Ginnie Hart from Suwanee, Netherlands

OMG, Steven. I had no idea about ANY of this. Thank you so much for sharing this. I'm really getting my education today!

6 Mar 2020 6:11am

yo from Ile de France, France

Magnifique synagogue de style gothique !
Merci beaucoup pour les informations !

6 Mar 2020 8:32am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Un fameux bâtiment que cette synagogue !

6 Mar 2020 9:22am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Les arbres semblent l'admirer !

6 Mar 2020 11:36am

Remus from Portugal

It's a building that is reminiscent of gothic churches, but in this case much more refined.
Great capture.

6 Mar 2020 2:21pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wonderful composition !

6 Mar 2020 3:23pm

Nadine from Le Sud......, France

très belles couleurs et bon traitement…..

6 Mar 2020 4:27pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is a magnificent Synagogue. The architecture is gorgeous. It looks nothing like the Synagogues that I see in my area. Beautifully photographed.

6 Mar 2020 7:01pm

willy from Belgium

superbe priseq uel bel édifice

6 Mar 2020 7:08pm

willy from Belgium


une très belle prise de cet édifice...

et tes explications sont vraiment intéressantes Steven


6 Mar 2020 7:11pm

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Beautiful result!

6 Mar 2020 9:39pm

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

What a really great church building

6 Mar 2020 9:50pm

yoshimiparis from France

Hello Steven,
This Church is truly impressive. Thank you for sharing with us each time beautiful images with explanations

7 Mar 2020 8:38am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

the palm trees always surprise me

7 Mar 2020 5:00pm

Jean-Louis Guianvarc'h from Valence d'Albigeois, France

Superbe bâtiment! Les couleurs sont très belles.

7 Mar 2020 5:38pm

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

Thais is a beautiful building! I love your angle and color!

8 Mar 2020 2:59am

fereshteh. from Iran

Beautiful building .

8 Mar 2020 7:33pm

Urspo from Phoenix, United States

what a majestic building; you captured it well.

9 Mar 2020 1:35am