Congregation Mickve Israel
The Congregation Mickve Israel Synagogue was founded by 42 Jewish settlers who arrived in Savannah, in the new colony of Georgia, on July 11, 1733. Having left London, England, five months earlier, the brave band of mostly Portuguese Jews and two German Jewish families sought freedom and opportunity in the New World.
In 1790 the congregation was granted a Charter from the state of Georgia, confirming the legal status of the third oldest Jewish congregation in the United States. Savannah Jews have been prominent in all aspects of the commercial, cultural and political life of the community.
In 1789 the Congregation received a letter from President George Washington which stated in part: "May the same wonder-working Deity who long since delivering 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". The present Synagogue was consecrated on April 11, 1878.
The Torah Scroll brought to Savannah in 1733, and other cherished possessions of the congregation, including letters from George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and several other presidents, are on display in the on site archives/museum of this striking Gothic structure. Mickve Israel remains today an active spiritual community, affiliated with the Reform movement in Judaism.
Very curious about how the name of the island came to be. My last name is Shutes. I heard the Indians named it. If so what tribe and where did they go from there? Any information would be great i am planning a trip there in June.
Wow! I didnt know that there were people that had nothing else better to do.... FYI: Thats where I felt the picture should be... MYOB
Nice picture but.... this is the first time I have ever seen the sun set in the EAST. Perhapse you are mistaken re the actual location of this picture. Or.. maybe it's actually a picture of the sunrise?
This shelter had sleeping lofts at either end for visiting Boy scouts and visiting Girl Scouts
Thanks. I stayed up, outside in 25 degree weather, all night to photograph this eclipse. It was well worth it!
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Castle Williams, is a circular casemated work completed in 1811. During the Civil War, Castle Williams held Confederate prisoners of war.
Old First Church is a historic Presbyterian church building at 125 Main Street in Huntington, Suffolk County, New York. It was built in 1658 but was torn down by the British to provide timbers for Fort Golgotha during the Revolutionary War. The current structure was built in 1794.
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