Jack J Steinberg, August 7, 1930 - July 26, 2019


Augusta Jewish Museum Chairman of the Board passed away on July 26, 2019.


In lieu of flowers, the family wishes for donations to be made in Jack Steinberg’s memory to the Augusta Jewish Museum to preserve the

Oldest Standing Synagogue in Georgia. Donations may be mailed to Augusta Jewish Museum PO Box 14279 Augusta GA 30919 or by clicking the Donate button below (by PayPal or other card).  Continued

Welcome to the Future

Augusta Jewish Museum

The Work to Save the Oldest Standing 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 and Center for Education. The adjacent historic Court of the Ordinary (first fireproof building in Georgia) is also part of the project. 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 GA, Aiken SC and the rest of the Central Savannah River Area.

  • 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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