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Welcome to the Augusta Jewish Museum

Come for a fun afternoon. 

Join us to meet local author Cathy Goldberg Fishman, who will sign her children's books.

In addition, have a great time playing games.

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Please help us finish Phase Two! After months of planning and fundraising, Phase One of the Augusta Jewish Museum is completed, and display design and installation by HW Exhibits of Mt. Pleasant SC, are in process! Studio 3 Design Group and Duckworth Contractors completed the renovation of the Court of Ordinary. Tours by appointment. Phase One preview and the proclamation were in late July 2021 and AJM's Phase One Opening Celebration is proposed for 2023. The Telfair Street Synagogue renovation is underway as Phase Two. The funding effort continues to Save our Synagogue as Phase Two, which will be a beautiful event venue, collection management area, community room, and additional display space.

Please view our Photo Gallery.

 

As the construction proceeds, please revisit us for updates and subscribe to our newsletter.

The Work to Save the Oldest Standing Synagogue in Georgia Continues Here

Our Mission

The mission of the Augusta Jewish Museum is to reclaim and restore the original Congregation Children of Israel Synagogue, the oldest standing synagogue in Georgia, and re-purpose it as a Museum and Center for Education. The adjacent historic Court of  Ordinary which is an early fireproof building in GA once preserved Richmond County’s records. Now, as part of the new Augusta Jewish Museum, it will collect, preserve and interpret the rich evidence of the Jewish experience in Augusta, GA, Aiken, SC and the rest of the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) and will educate, challenge and inspire audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

Your Support Will

  • RESTORE this classic Greek Revival-style architectural gem to its former glory.

  • ENHANCE the Telfair Street Cultural strip. 

  • PROVIDE a new tourist attraction to the ever-increasing number of visitors to Augusta, GA, Aiken, SC, and the rest of the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA).

  • CREATE a fine venue for all types of social and cultural events.

  • RECOGNIZE the important role of Jews in Georgia, South Carolina and Augusta Area’s history which is a story long ignored and suppressed in our history books.

  • GIVE EVIDENCE of our personal thanks for the bedrock of Judaism in other religions and cultures. 

  • REMEMBER the six million innocent victims who perished in the Holocaust because of discrimination and acknowledge the establishment of the State of Israel.

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