Congregation Mickve Israel – Savannah, GA

Congregation Mickve Israel is home to the 3rd oldest Jewish congregation in the USA. It’s a Gothic style synagogue and has a churchy kind of feel. Savannah was originally created as a buffer between the Spanish south and English north, meaning it was mainly created for defense. Olgethorpe, the founder didn’t plan on taking in more colonists but they needed a doctor. On July 11 1733, the William and Sarah ship carrying 40 or so Jewish passengers and Dr. Samuel Nunez landed. They were allowed to stay against the wishes of the London Trustees. Continue reading

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Sweet Savannah, GA

These Yankees have been charmed by sweet Savannah. There’s so much history buried and thriving in that city. Southern hospitality gives it that extra special something. Food is amazing. The preservationists worked hard at keeping their history intact and it shows. That’s what Victor and I loved. NYC has a lot of history but our real estate is so valuable that very little gets saved and becomes more commercial by the day. We’re finding that we have to go to other places to find what we’re missing. Continue reading