Congregation of B'nai Israel Synagogue

Congregation of B'nai Israel Synagogue in Augusta, Georgia, is the oldest standing synagogue in Georgia.[1] Dedicated in 1869, it is a rare example of a Greek-style synagogue.[2] The synagogue is a contributing property of the Augusta Downtown Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places.[3] Today, the synagogue is being renovated to house the Augusta Jewish Museum to provide educational opportunities on the history of Judaism in the region.[4]

Congregation of B'nai Israel Synagogue
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The Historic Congregation of B'nai Israel Synagogue in Augusta, Georgia
Religion
AffiliationReform Judaism
Location
Location525 Telfair Street,
Augusta, Georgia,
United States
Architecture
StyleGreek Revival
Completed1869
Designated as NHL
Congregation of B'nai Israel Synagogue is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Congregation of B'nai Israel Synagogue
Location in Georgia
Congregation of B'nai Israel Synagogue is located in the United States
Congregation of B'nai Israel Synagogue
Location in United States
Coordinates33°28′14″N 81°57′41″W / 33.47043°N 81.96136°W / 33.47043; -81.96136Coordinates: 33°28′14″N 81°57′41″W / 33.47043°N 81.96136°W / 33.47043; -81.96136
Part ofAugusta Downtown Historic District (ID04000515)
Designated CPJune 11, 2004
Website
augustajewishmuseum.org

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ McCord, Susan (June 2, 2015). "Augusta Commission votes to save two historic buildings". The Augusta Chronicle. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  2. ^ "2014 — Congregation Children of Israel Synagogue". Historic Augusta, Inc. Historic Augusta, Inc. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Riverwalk and Historic Downtown District". Historic Augusta, Inc. Historic Augusta, Inc. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  4. ^ McCord, Susan (May 26, 2015). "Costs Down in plan to save historic Augusta buildings". The Augusta Chronicle. Retrieved 20 June 2019.

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