Happy New Year/Shana Tova from the AJM
In this Issue:
Rosh Hashanah and the Days of Awe

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year

The High Holy Days, which include the Ten Days of Awe, comprise:

Rosh Hashanah - Jewish New Year
Yom Kippur - Day of Atonement
Sukkot - Feast of the Tabernacles
Simchat Torah -  Rejoicing of the Torah

In 2020 the High Holy Days will take place between September 18 and October 12. They will end with the joyous holiday of Simchat Torah. The Shofar (ram's horn) is blown during the High Holy Days as a spiritual battle cry and is a reminder for us to look inward and repent for the sins of the past year. During the High Holy Days, there is a ten-day period of Penitence or "Awe" as well as prayer and acts of charity.

Repentance - Teshuvah is the primary activity performed during this time. Charity and prayer are also important to celebrate this period.

Charity - Tzedakah, or acts of righteousness is a time to look at the needs of others. Who can we help financially or in other ways? Not only now but in our everyday lives in general.

Prayer - a further way for introspection and change of character. The daily prayers and the special Sabbath, Shabbat Shuvah, between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur intensify the usual services in a special way.

Download a Rosh Hashanah coloring book Here
To learn more about Jewish Traditions and Holidays,
visit the Augusta Jewish Museum in the spring of 2021

AJM Court of Ordinary Construction
The Dream Becomes a Reality

The transformation of the Court of Ordinary into Phase One of the Augusta Jewish Museum continues and will be completed by the end of the year. Then begins the task of taking a renovated, historic building and turning it into the Augusta Jewish Museum at 525 Telfair St. which will open in the spring of 2021. 
The Portico was removed, rebuilt, and has been reinstalled.
The original, beautiful marble floor has been revealed under years of new flooring put on top of it. The marble tiles are almost 1" thick!

See more renovation photos Here

The AJM Virtual Museum will be online soon
The Virtual Museum will be unveiled online by the High Holidays.

Links of Interest from the Four AJM Pillars

Jewish Contributions to the CSRA
Coming Spring 2021 - A Source of Light: Celebrating Congregation, Commerce & Community (Aiken, SC)
View the Centennial Video
Remembering the Holocaust
A tribute to Aiken resident and Holocaust survivor Judith Evans OBM.  (1932-2020)
View her Memorial Service
Israel - The Land of Milk and Honey
The Volunteers for Israel organization produces many interesting videos about Israel.
View Playlist
Subscribe to future videos
Showcasing Jewish Heritage
and Traditions
Here are nine things you may not know about Rosh Hashanah.
Find Out Here

Ways for you to get involved with the
Augusta Jewish Museum


The Augusta Jewish Museum is looking for Volunteer educators to work with the various schools to incorporate AJM's pillars of learning into the Curriculum. Please let us know if you are interested.

As we all cope with the new normal because of the Pandemic crisis, please connect with your family and friends however you can so we can help each other out. A Mitzvah or Good Deed is that, if you can, help the elders and/or disabled get access and feel comfortable with Technology.  Not just for worship services, but to have access to awesome programming.  Another is to use your freedom to Vote in upcoming elections. 

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