Savannah, GA, “The Hostess City”, is one of the oldest cities (and Jewish communities) in the USA—located between Charleston and Jacksonville on the US East Coast and a 4-hour drive from Atlanta. Consistently named one of the “world’s friendliest cities”, this coastal town has a world-class reputation for hospitality and grace. Savannah boasts the largest National Historic Landmark District in the country and sits atop many “best-of” travel lists. While Savannah is missing things like snow, traffic, and long commutes, it is full of parks, squares, islands, and beaches.
Savannah’s median home value is $325,000-$375,000, and within the eruv, home prices range from under $200,000—over $1 million. Jobs are available in a wide range of fields: medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, logistics, Georgia Port, engineering, design, film, music and more. Area universities include Georgia Southern University, South University : School of Pharmacy, Physicians Assistant Program, Counseling Program, ;Savannah State University, Mercer University School of Medicine, and Savannah College of Art and Design.
The Jewish community of Savannah was established in 1733. The orthodox shul (Bnai Brith Jacob–BBJ) was established in 1854 and boasts a membership of 300 families and is home to the Savannah Kollel and an award-winning NCSY chapter. The Rambam Day School (pre-k—8th grade) is highly accredited and caters to the full spectrum of Jewish students. Kosher catering and everyday take-out are provided through the BBJ Food Service with an expansive menu including freshly baked Challah, cakes, and cookies. Kosher groceries are available at the local grocery stores (Kroger, Publix, Food Lion) as well as through Kosher co-ops making regular orders/deliveries. There are 2 Mikvaot, one existing and one newly constructed, on the Bbj property. There is a Chabad in downtown Savannah, and a well-programmed and well-equipped Jewish Community Center not far from the BBJ. There is a Kosher Assisted Living Center adjacent to the BBJ.
We invite and encourage prospective members relocates to spend a Shabbos with us. We'll set up housing and meals and arrange for meetings with Rambam Day School Principal Morah Ester Rabhan, Kollel Rabbis and their wives and families, and Rabbi Avigdor Slatus and Rebbetzin Ruchi Slatus, BBJ Rabbi, in addition to other members of the community. We'll also talk with you about prospective employment. You can view a number of prospective job websites. at BBJSynagogue.com