Spartanburg’s Jewish history will take center stage on Saturday, with a talk and panel discussion, a site visit to the old synagogue, and dinner at Temple B’Nai Israel with entertainment by “Cap and Collar.” On Sunday we will commemorate the 81st anniversary of Kristallnacht, the Nazis’ “Night of Broken Glass,” with a tribute to the Teszler family, refugees from Budapest, Hungry, who developed double-knit textile manufacturing in Spartanburg.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Spartanburg Marriott, 299 North Church Street. Click here to book your room with the group rate or call 1-800-327-6465 and mention group code JHSSC2019. Rooms must be booked by October 17th to guarantee the group rate.Program-page-without-boxes-at-bottom
Historic Columbia and Columbia Jewish Heritage Initiative
Purpose: Identify and fill gaps in the documentation of Columbia’s Jewish History; Document stories of Holocaust survivors who settled in Columbia; Encourage dialogue by collecting and sharing stories, images, and documents; Broadcast information to diverse audiences through print and web-based media and public programs; Create an ongoing coalition to sustain the effort in the future; Record stories of elders of Columbia’s Jewish community. To read the entire article about the Columbia Jewish Heritage Initiative go to Page 11 of the Fall 2015 Magazine.
To learn more about or participate in the Columbia Jewish Heritage Initiate, go to www.historiccolumbia.org/CJHI or Contact: Robin Waites, Executive Director Historic Columbia 803.252.7742 ext. 14 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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