Upcoming Event

JHSSC Fall Meeting & Partner Events

Save the date for the JHSSC’s Fall 2018 meeting in Sumter and Camden, SC, October 20-21, 2018. The meeting will focus on the realities of Southern Jewish communities in decline and will include a visit to Sumter’s Temple Sinai Jewish History Center.  

To sign up for the Fall 2018 Meeting, please *CLICK HERE TO REGISTER*

A block of rooms has been reserved for meeting attendees at the Hyatt Place Sumter/Downtown, for $124/night on Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th. To reserve a room please visit the hotel website, or call 803.774.8100 and use the group code G-JHSC.   

Should rooms at Hyatt Place become unavailable, the JHSSC recommends the Hampton Inn Sumter, or Tru by Hilton, which have rooms at a similar price point and are a 10-minute drive from the Temple Sinai Jewish History Center. A number of other hotels are located in the same area.  

Our Partners Events

Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program

The Pearlstine/Lipov Center for Southern Jewish Culture

Ongoing Events

Historic Columbia and Columbia Jewish Heritage Initiative

College of Charleston Jewish Heritage Collection (JHC), The Jewish Community Center (JCC), Columbia Jewish Federation (CJF), The Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina (JHSSC), and Richland County Library.


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 or Contact: Robin Waites, Executive Director Historic Columbia 803.252.7742 ext. 14 or


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Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina


JHSSC Office
Sylvia Vlosky Yaschik Jewish Studies Center
96 Wentworth Street
Charleston, SC 29424
Phone: 843 953 3918