Pearlstine / Lipov Center for Southern Jewish Culture brings together the resources of the Jewish Studies Program, the Jewish Heritage Collection, and the Jewish Historical Society of Southern Carolina. Activities include speakers, film screenings, online exhibitions, and a research fellowship program.


The Jewish Heritage Collection at the College of Charleston 
Located in Special Collections at the College of Charleston’s Addlestone Library, documents the experience of Jewish southerners from colonial times to the present day. The archives includes recorded interviews, photographs, correspondence, documents, business, organizational, and congregation records, genealogies, memoirs, and other primary sources. Researchers can access inventories and descriptions of archival materials through the College of Charleston library catalog or the Special Collections homepage. A growing number of collection items and oral histories have been digitized and are available for viewing online at the Lowcountry Digital Library.
Addlestone Library
205 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401


The Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program was founded at the College of Charleston in 1984 and has enjoyed wide community support, including major gifts from Henry and Sylvia Yaschik, Norman and Gerry Sue Arnold, Jerry and Anita Zucker, Samuel and Regina Shapiro, and Sam Greene. The Program currently has four faculty positions, two endowed chairs, an academic major and minor, Jewish Student Union/Hillel, the recently added Zucker/Goldberg Center for Holocaust Studies, an ambitious schedule of community events, and a vegan/vegetarian kosher dining hall scheduled to open in January 2016.
96 Wentworth Street
Charleston, SC 29401


Columbia Jewish Heritage Initiative
A multi-discipline project, which will document as well as provide access to and awareness of local Jewish history.  The Initiative will identify and fill gaps in documentation of Columbia’s Jewish History 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, and record stories of elders of Columbia’s Jewish community.
1601 Richland Street 
Columbia, SC 29201


Community Centers & Day Schools


Addlestone Hebrew Academy
1639 Wallenberg Blvd
Charleston, SC 29407
843 571 1105

Jewish Community Center
1645 Wallenberg Blvd.
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 571-6565

The Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program
College of Charleston
Charleston, SC 29424
(843) 953-5682


Columbia Jewish Community Center
306 Flora Drive
Columbia, SC 29223
(803) 787-2023

Columbia Jewish Day School
5827 North Trenholm Rd 
Columbia, SC 29260
(803) 782-1831


Myrtle Beach

Chabad Academy
2803 North Oak Street
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 448-0035
Chabad Academy


Synagogues & Cemeteries


Congregation Adath Yeshurun
Reform Synagogue
154 Greenville Street NW
Aiken, SC
(803) 649-6301
Adath Yeshurun 
Aiken History
Adath Yeshurun Memorial Plaques
Adath Yeshurun Historical Marker

Sons of Israel Cemetery
Corner of Hampton Ave. and Laurens Street; 
Behind Bethany Cemetery
Aiken, SC
Sons Of Israel Cemetery



Temple B’Nai Israel
Reform Synagogue
Oakland Avenue
P O Box 491
Anderson, SC 29622
(864) 226-0310
The congregation, founded about 100 years ago, originally met over a department store. The current temple on Oakland Avenue was constructed in 1948 because of the driving force of Max Siegel so that his grandson, Ronnie Berns could have his Bar Mitzvah in an actual synagogue.
Temple B’Nai Israel
Temple B’nai Israel History – Windows
Temple B’nai Israel Historical Marker
Temple B’Nai Israel Memorial Plaques

Anderson Cemeteries
Forest Lawn Cemetery
Old Silverbrook Cemetery



Congregation Beth Israel
Conservative Synagogue
401 Scott Street
Beaufort, SC
A group calling itself Beth Israel Congregation applied for incorporation, and on October 16, 1905, the Congregation was granted a charter by the State of South Carolina.
Beth Israel

Beth Israel Cemetery
Jewish Cemetery
Old Sheldon
St. Peter’s Church Graveyard
Beth Israel Cemetery

Beaufort National Cemetery
1601 Boundary St.,
Beaufort National Cemetery



Temple Oseh Shalom
P.O. Box 3935
Bluffton, SC 29910 
Meet on the third Friday of each month at 8:00 PM at the Lowcountry Presbyterian Church on Route 278 at Simmonsville Road
Oseh Shalom
Oseh Shalom Cemetery



Temple Beth El
Reform Synagogue
1500 Block Lyttleton St.
Camden, SC
Temple Beth El History

Camden Cemetery
Cambell Street near Meeting Street
Camden, SC
Camden Cemetery
Camden Memorial Plaques



Brith Sholom Beth Israel Synagogue (BSBI)
Orthodox Synagogue
182 Rutledge Ave
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 577-6599
One of the oldest Orthodox Shuls in the South and one of the oldest Ashekenazic congregations in America.
BSBI History
BSBI Memorial Plaques

Beth Israel Magnolia Cemetery
Pershing Street Off of 
Huguenin Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Beth Israel Cemetery

Brith Sholom Magnolia Cemetery
Pershing Street Off of 
Huguenin Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Brith Sholom Cemetery

BS-BI Cemetery
Sycamore Street
Charleton, SC 29407
BSBI Cemetery

Congregation Dor Tikvah
Orthodox Synagogue
P.O. Box 80301
Charleston, SC 29416-0301
Daily religious services on the Charleston JCC Campus at 
1645 Raoul Wallenberg Boulevard Charleston, SC 29407
Dor Tikvah

Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (KKBE)
Reform Synagogue
90 Hasell Street
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 723-1090
Established in 1749, Congregation K.K. Beth Elohim became the first Reform Jewish congregation in the United States in 1841. The sesquicentennial of the majestic synagogue was recently celebrated. It is the oldest surviving Reform synagogue in the world.
KKBE History
KKBE Memorial Plaques

KKBE Cemeteries
Coming Street
Charleston, SC
KKBE Coming Street Cemetery

Huguenin Street
Charleston, SC
KKBE Huguenin Ave. Cemetery

Charleston Cemeteries No Longer in Existence
Information a part of KKBE
DaCosta, Harby, and Tobias Family Cemeteries

Synagogue Emanu-El
Conservative Synagogue
5 Windsor Drive
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 571-3264
Emanu-El was the first Conservative congregation in South Carolina. Our synagogue celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2007.
Emanu-El History
Emanu-El Memorial Plaques

Emanu-El Cemetery
Sycamore Street
Charleston, SC 29407
Emanu-El Cemetery



Chabad of South Carolina
Lubavitch Synagogue
6338 Goldbranch Rd
Columbia, SC 29206
(803) 782-1831
Chabad Memorial Plaques

Congregation Beit Midrash
Orthodox Synagogue
Chabad-Aleph House
2509 Decker Blvd 
Columbia, SC 29206
(803) 782-1831 
Beith Midrash

Synagogue Beth Shalom
Conservative Synagogue
5827 North Trenholm Road
Columbia, SC
(803) 782-2500
Celebrated the 100th Anniversary September 2005
Beth Shalom Memorial Plaques

Tree of Life Congregation
Reform Synagogue
6719 North Trenholm Road
Columbia, SC
(803) 787-2182
On January 15, 1896, a group of eighteen members of the Jewish community met in city hall chambers and organized the Tree of Life Congregation.
Tree of Life Memorial Plaques

Columbia Cemeteries
Arcadia Lakes Cemetery
1401 Arcadia Lakes
Columbia, SC 29206
Arcadia Lakes Cemetery

Hebrew Benevolent Society Cemetery
720 Blanding Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Hebrew Benevolent Cemetery

Whaley Street Cemetery
1300 Whaley Street
Columbia, SC 29205
House of Peace Cemetery



Darlington Hebrew Congregation Section
Grove Hill Cemetery
405 South Whaley Street
Darlington, SC 29532
Darlington Hebrew Cemetery



Ohav Shalom Memorial Plaques
Housed at Beth Israel Congregation 
Florence, SC
Memorial Plaques

Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery 
Hwy 57
Dillon, SC
Hebrew Garden Section



Beth Israel
Reform Synagogue
316 Park Avenue
Florence, SC
(843) 669-9724
Started as the Florence Hebrew Benevolent Association in1887, this fraternal and benevolent association is still in existence under the name of Beth Israel Congregation.
Celebrated 100th Anniversary Nov 2-4, 2012
Beth Israel Congregation
Beth Israel History
Beth Israel Memorial Tablets

Florence Cemetery
Hebrew Benevolent Society
900 Church Street, 
Florence, SC 29501
Hebrew Benevolent Cemetery

Fort Mill

Temple Kol Ami
2879 Hwy 160 West #4677 
Fort Mill, SC 29708
(803) 701-0149

Temple Solel 
Reform Synagogue
P.O. Box 1765
Fort Mill, SC 29716
(803) 547-3043



Temple Beth Elohim
Reform Synagogue
Corner Screven and Highmarket Streets 
Georgetown, SC 
(843) 527-7545
Temple Beth Elohim was incorporated in 1921 and the present temple was built in 1949.

The Historic Beth Elohim Cemetery
Corner of Broad and Duke Street
Georgetown, SC
Beth Elohim Cemetery



Congregation Beth Israel
Conservative Synagogue
425 Summit Dr
Greenville, SC 29609
(864) 232-9031
Beth Israel Memorial Plaques

Beth Israel Jewish Cemetery 
(1937-1980 listings) 
Highway 250 & Highway 124
Adjoins Graceland Cemetery
Greenville, SC
Beth Israel Cemetery

Temple of Israel
Reform Synagogue
400 Spring Forest Road 
Greenville, SC
(864) 292-1782
The first history known of the Temple of Israel was 1913 when the six Jewish families of Greenville began regularly meeting for discussion and observance in their homes.
Temple of Israel Memorial Plaques



Chabad of the Upstate
Rabbi Adam Goodfriend
561 E Suber Road
Greer, SC 29650
(864) 201-9521


Hilton Head

Congregation Beth Yam
Reform Synagogue
4501 Meeting Street
Hilton Head, SC 29926
843 689 2178
In 1981 a handful of island families incorporated The Jewish Community Association of Hilton Head. By 1985 the congregation became known as Congregation Beth Yam. On January 14, 1990, the building was dedicated and became the first Jewish house of worship on Hilton Head Island.
Beth Yam History
Beth Yam Walking Tour
Beth Yam Brochure

Congregation Beth Yam Cemetery
Sea Pines Plantation
Hilton Head Island, SC
Beth Yam / Six Oaks Cemetery



Beth Or
Temple Beth Or was closed in February of 2005 after being in the community since the mid 1940’s.

Beth Or Cemetery
(Old Lake City Highway) Eastland Ave.; Half-block from Pepsi Warehouse
Beth Or Cemetery


Mount Pleasant

Chabad of the Low Country
Lubavitch Synagogue
734 York Street
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464-2614 
(843) 884-2323

Mt Pleasant Memorial Gardens
1308 Mathis Ferry Road
J Henry Stuhr Funeral Home Facility
Jewish Section
Mt Pleasant Cemetery


Myrtle Beach

Beth El 
Orthodox Synagogue
North Kings Highway and Calhoun Drive
404 Calhoun Rd 
Myrtle Beach, SC 
Open on Special Occasions & Holidays, 
Please call in advance 
(843) 449-7178

Chabad House
Lubavitch Synagogue
2803 North Oak St
Myrtle Beach, SC
(843) 448-0035

Temple Emanu-El
Conservative Synagogue
406 65th Avenue N
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
(843) 449-5552
Temple Emanu-El was founded in 1963 in the small coastal town of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Temple Emanu-El Memorial Gardens 
Within Ocean Woods Memorial Park
2408 South Kings Highway
Myrtle Beach, SC
Temple Emanuel Cemetery

Temple Shalom
Reform Synagogue
767 Oxbow Drive
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Grand Strand Senior Center
1268 21st Ave. 
N, Myrtle Beach, SC
(843) 903-6634



Temple Sinai
808 Ellis Avenue
Orangeburg, SC 29115
Hebrew Cemetery
Historical Marker


Rock Hill

Forest Hills Cemetery
Jewish Section 
Highway 161 – West of the airport
Rock Hill, SC
Rock Hill Jewish Cemetery


Various Cities

South Carolina National Cemeteries
Anderson, SC
Beaufort, SC
Columbia, SC
Florence, SC
Cemetery Listings



Congregation B’Nai Israel
Reform Synagogue
146 Heywood Avenue
Spartanburg, SC
(864) 582-2001
Was it 1905 or 1912?. . . In 1905 they held the possibility of a minyon, the required quorum of 10, for traditional prayers. Those who say it was 1912 are also right, because that is the year in which our first President, Abraham Levin, was appointed.
B’Nai Israel History
B’Nai Israel Memorial Plaques

Floyd Greenlawn Cemetery
1300 Fernwood Glendale Road  
Jewish Section 

Oakwood Cemetery
Oakwood Drive and Avant Street
West Oakwood Jewish Section



Temple Sinai
Reform Synagogue
11 Church St
Sumter SC
(803) 773-2122
The first Jewish citizens of the Sumter community came from Charleston about 1815. In April, 1895, the official merger occurred between The Sumter Hebrew Benevolent Society and The Hebrew Cemetery Society, with the surviving organization becoming The Sumter Society of Israelites, the official name of present-day Congregation Sinai.
Temple Sinai Pictures 2006
Temple Sinai Pictures 2008
Temple Sinai History
Temple Sinai Memorial Plaques

Temple Sinai Cemetery
700 W Oakland Ave 
Sumter, SC 29150 
Temple Sinai Cemetery



Temple Mount Sinai
Reform Synagogue
Po Box 516 
Walterboro, SC 29488
(843) 549-5770

Live Oak Cemetery
Jewish Section
Jefferies Boulevard at Corner of Detreville Street
Walterboro, SC 29488
Temple Mount Sinai Cemetery

Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina


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