People of all backgrounds will find a home in our congregation. Some of our members come from traditionally observant homes, while others have lead a more secular lifestyle. Many of our most active members are Jews by choice and we welcome the participation of parents and partners who continue in their own faith as they raise a family in ours. Those who have felt cut off from religious life for a variety of reasons have a found a spiritual home at Congregation Children of Israel. Our temple family reaches out to everyone – including you.
Judaism teaches us that everyone is created b’tzelem elohim – in the image of God. At Congregation Children of Israel we welcome people of all sexual orientations and gender identities to become involved in the religious, social, and educational life in our congregation. We also actively work for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) rights, not only in Augusta, but on a state and national level.