Welcome to Congregation Children of Israel, Augusta's Reform Synagogue! We have been serving the needs of the Augusta Jewish Community since 1845. Augusta has grown into Georgia's largest metropolitan area outside of Atlanta. Our Synagogue has also grown and moved several times since 1849. Augusta, Georgia is a great place to live and our Synagogue is a great place to worship, learn, and celebrate as part of an active and caring Jewish community.
Steinberg's History of Congregation Children of Israel Now Available On-LineIn 1982, Jack Steinberg, long-time member of Congregation Children of Israel, completed work on his comprehensive history of the Temple titled "United for Worship and Charity, A History of Congregation Children of Israel". This 114 page book was the culmination of more than 10 years of research and traces the history of Jews in Georgia and in Augusta. The congregational history goes back to 1846 and follows the various locations of the synogogue as well as the establishment of religious school and cemetaries. Many photographs also adorn this work.
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You can now make contributions to Brotherhood funds or pay your Brotherhood dues securely on-line from the Brotherhood donation page.
Rabbi Robert Klensin joined our Synagogue family in July, 2004. His personality, knowledge, and especially his warmth have made a deep impression on the congregation. Rabbi Klensin brings over 35 years of Rabbinic experience in the warm tradition of Reform Judaism. He enjoys teaching, and sharing his excitement about Judaism with others.
Rabbi Klensin would be pleased to talk personally with you about our synagogue, Jewish community, or religious practices. You can reach him through the temple office. You are welcome to visit Congregation Children of Israel and meet Rabbi Klensin. Join us any Friday evening for Shabbat services or call the rabbi in the synagogue office to make an appointment.
Usual Friday evening Shabbat services times:
Saturday Morning Services are generally at 9:30 AM followed by Torah Study at 10 AM. Watch the Temple calendar for specific information
Been meaning to join the Temple? There's never been a better time! It's so easy. What are you waiting for?
The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) has created a web site devoted to the low rate of synagogue affiliation. Please visit to review various resources as well as to provide feedback to the URJ.
This space for rent!!! That's right. You can now buy advertising in the Temple bulletin or on this very web page. Contact the Temple for more information
Click here to see photographs of the June, 2009 congregational trip to Israel.
This Week at the Temple