We are stronger together in many ways so let’s use this break to check on family and neighbors, help when needed and appropriate while staying safe, and pray for the health of our world. Tikkun Olam.

Jack Weinstein and the Augusta Jewish Museum Board
In this Issue:

This AJM Enewsletter celebrates Jerusalem Day starting May 21. One of the AJM Pillars of education is Israel the Homeland.

From May 22 to May 30, join the world in showing gratitude and kindness by signing up for daily videos and activities that promote resilience and togetherness around the World. Learn about the Modeh Ani Blessing that Jews say every day.

Shavuot, known as the Feast of Weeks, celebrates the five books of the Torah. Begins on Thursday, May 28 and ends on May 30, 2020

Finally, the good news that the Augusta Commissioners have approved Phase One Construction for the AJM with the renovation of the Court of Ordinary scheduled to open to the Public by December 2020.

In the meantime, visit for updates. 

Jerusalem Day 2020

Yom Yerushalayim — Jerusalem Day — is the most recent addition to the Hebrew calendar. It commemorates the reunification of Jerusalem under Jewish sovereignty in 1967. It is celebrated on the 28th day of Iyar (six weeks after the Passover seder, one week before the eve of Shavuot). In 2020, Yom Yerushalayim falls on May 22nd.

Days of Gratitude, May 22-30, 2020

Days of Gratitude is an invitation to partake in an international, week-long,
daily expression of gratitude. 

The Augusta Jewish Museum is proud to be a partner along with 240 other organizations supporting the Days of Gratitude..

From May 22-30, culminating on the Festival of Shavuot, the website at will be updated daily and will feature a rotating menu of activities and prompts designed to help you and those around you share gratitude. You can do this on your own, among family and friends, within communities and organizations, and across the broader, global community. Each day we will focus our gratitude on a different question and explore ways to express it.

More Information and to Sign Up

Shavuot, known as the Feast of Weeks

"Shavuot (May 28-30, 2020), the holiday of “weeks”, commemorates Israel's receiving the Torah at Sinai. After the 49-day, 7-week countdown since Passover, we, at last, reach Shavuot on the 50th day. In the synagogue we read the story of the Revelation at Sinai, in which God descended upon Mount Sinai and communicated directly with Israel, giving the nation the Ten Commandments and its unique mission to God and mankind. We also read the Book of Ruth."
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The Augusta Commissioners have approved Phase One Construction for the AJM with the renovation of the Court of Ordinary. Renovation of the building begins in early June 2020 and is scheduled to open to the Public by December 2020. Watch for the announcement sign at the site of the Augusta Jewish Museum on Telfair Street. In the meantime, visit for updates and coming soon, our Virtual Online Museum. 
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