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Savannah, GA

About This Community

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

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Our Community Amenities

Yeshiva Elementary Day School
Educational Resources
School Programs Funding Assistance Tuition Vouchers Rebates
Extra Curricular Programs
Sports Leagues NCSY Jewish Club in public and sectarian HS; Parent-Child Learning ; Torah & Chill, NCSY with Rabbi Eli Lob
Religious Life
Chessed Organizations
Bikur Cholim
Kosher Food Availability
Kosher Store Kosher food widely available in local supermarket Kosher food is shipped in by order regularly Chalav Yisroel
Shabbos Mikvah within walking distance Mikvah within close driving distance
Daily Minyanim (Shacharis/Mincha/Maariv) Available
Other Resources
Eruv Vaad Harabonim Yoetzet Halacha
Chofetz Chaim Lakewood
Jobs Assistance Network Mass Transit Available
State Income Tax for Highest Bracket 1-6%
Low Property Tax Rate Low Corporate Tax
Retiree Amenities
Senior Housing (55+ / Assisted Living) Retiree Programs Retiree Kollel
Fair Participation
2013 Fair 2013
2015 Fair 2015
2022 Fair 2022
2024 Fair 2024
Bnai Brith Jacob Congregation GA, Savannah, 5444 Abercorn Street

Our Community Contacts

Jerald Gottlieb, PhD (912) 224-5841
Rav Avigdor Slatus
NCSY Southern 866-887-5788