Upcoming Event

Save the Date: JHSSC Meets May 2-3 in Columbia

JHSSC’s spring meeting, scheduled for May 2–3 in Columbia, South Carolina, will highlight the lives and achievements of the state’s Jewish women. In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of 19th Amendment, the Society will pay tribute to women who campaigned for the right to vote, worked behind the counter in family stores, and fought their way onto the bimah and into the board room.

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Held on the campus of the University of South Carolina, the conference will feature a keynote by Joyce Antler, author of You Never Call! You Never Write!: A History of the Jewish Mother, followed by a panel discussion, a driving tour of Columbia’s City of Women (columbiacityofwomen.com) project, and a festive reception. Sunday morning’s program, “Sisterhood: South Carolina Suffragists,” includes a sneak preview of an SCETV documentary presented by its directors Betsy Newman and Beryl Dakers.

The JHSSC’s Spring 2020 Meeting is proudly produced in partnership with Historic Columbia and Jewish Studies at USC.

Our Partner’s Events

Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program

The Pearlstine/Lipov Center for Southern Jewish Culture

Historic Columbia

Ongoing Events

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 rwaites@historiccolumbia.org

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Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina


JHSSC Office
96 Wentworth Street
Charleston, SC 29424
Phone: 843 953 3918
Email: jhssc@cofc.edu