After months of planning and fundraising Phase One of the Augusta Jewish Museum

has begun! Several months ago architectural firm Studio 3 Design Group completed the plans for the renovation of the Court of Ordinary next to the Telfair Street Synagogue which will be Phase Two. The plans were put out for bid and Duckworth Contractors was chosen for the renovation. Phase One renovation has started and will be completed by early 2021. We plan to open to the public by Summer 2021. The effort continues to Save our Synagogue as Phase Two, a beautiful event venue and additional display space.

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Welcome to the Augusta Jewish Museum

Augusta Commission has Approved the AJM Historic Court of Ordinary Renovation

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.