Welcome to the Future

Augusta Jewish Museum

The Work to Save the Oldest Synagogue

in Georgia Begins Here

Our Mission

The mission of the Augusta Jewish Museum is to reclaim and restore the original Congregation Children of Israel synagogue, which was built in 1869 and destined for demolition, and re-purpose it as a museum. The new museum will collect, preserve and interpret the rich evidence of the Jewish experience in Augusta 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.

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

  • RECOGNIZE the important role of Jews in Georgia and Augusta's history. 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.

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