Our area is referred to as “The Coastal Empire” for its beautiful waterways, but it is also considered a “City of Festivals.” Some include the Savannah Jewish Film Festival, Jewish Food Festival, Scottish Games Festival, Asian Festival, and Black Heritage Festival. In early winter we feature one of the country’s largest MLK Parades, and weeks later, we feature the second largest St Patrick’s Day parade in the country. Other important festivals include the Savannah Music Festival (featuring three weeks of local, national and international artists), Seafood and Music Festival and many others.
We have a very active and diverse community that caters to the needs of longtime Savannahians, as well as newcomers. The Savannah Jewish community has been actively attracting residents since 1733! Each wave of citizens enriches our population and keeps us strong and vibrant. Our efforts to attract new families are aimed at keeping the programming and Jewish life at the apex that we have come to expect. It is often said, “The Savannah Jewish community is a small one that acts like a large city.” Even those with “big city” roots will find professional, religious and cultural opportunities in our community.
We have wonderful weather, magnificent homes, elegant apartments, senior facilities, gated communities - whatever your style of life, we have affordable choices for everyone. Savannah provides a wonderful place to raise children, is a great place to work and is a fun, stimulating place to retire. What a combination!
By clicking on some of the links enclosed you can delve into some of the past editions of the Savannah Jewish News to get a real flavor of our Jewish community, explore our synagogue websites to see the diversity of observance, consider all the educational, fitness and social programs offered by the JEA (Savannah’s JCC), picture yourself attending the many Senior programs run by our Jewish Family Services, and read about Rambam Day School and Shalom School to see the many opportunities for your children.
We are happy to assist you with a smooth transition and have organized an informal network of businesses and individuals who can assist you with real estate inquiries, career opportunities and a general welcome to Savannah. Click here to submit your contact information and we’ll give you a dose of hamish Southern hospitality.
Read recent stories about the Savannah Jewish Community in the Press: