CONTACT US

DONATE

Sites of
Interest

American Jewish Historical Society – ajhs.org

Article written in Post and Courier July 22, 2012. Fee may be charged if in archives – KKBE Coming Street Cemetery Restoration

College of Charleston Digital Library Includes Photographs and information relating to Jewish History – website

Goldring-Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life – isjl.org

Jewish Network – shamash.org

Jewish Virtual Library – website

Walking Tour of Congregation Beth Yam

Kosher Delight Jewish Online Magazine – kosherdelight.com

Museum of Family History – website

National Museum of American Jewish History – nmajh.org

South Carolina Information Highway – sciway.net

Southern Israelite Digitized Archive – website

Southern Jewish Historical Society – jewishsouth.org

American Jewish Archives – americanjewisharchives.org

360 Panoramic Photos of Synagogues Around the World – synagogues360.org

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Washington, DC – ushmm.org

Sunset: The decline of the rural Jewish Community in the South – Article written in Post and Courier August 26, 2012. Fee may be charged if in archives. – Read Article

Shalom South Carolina: A Jewish Culture Guide – Shalom Life

The College of Charleston Special Collections The William A. Rosenthall Judaica collection consists of over 100 linear feet of rare books, fine art, postcards, illustrated journals, greeting cards, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers, cartoons, caricatures, etchings, chromolithographs, watercolors, medallions, stamps, and textiles. The materials document the Jewish people: their lives, history, religious ceremonies, dress, and customs. A particular collecting focus of Rosenthall was images of synagogues located around the globe, including European synagogues destroyed by the Nazis or converted to stables and warehouses. Many items are one-of-a-kind and therefore represent a unique and valuable source for scholars. – William A. Rosenthall Judaica Collection and Papers

Images from the William A. Rosenthall Judaica Collection at The College of Charleston Special Collections – A Synagogue a Day

Collections of Archival Holocaust Data – Czestochowa-Radomsko Area Research Group

Columbia Hewish Heritage Initiative –  historiccolumbia.org/CJHI

Genealogy Research Sites

One-Step Webpages helps in searching other genealogy web sites – stevemorse.org 

Site includes: Family Finder, Jewish Worldwide Burial Database, Family Tree of the Jewish People. Registration – free – registration required – jewishgen.org

Essential to19th Century American research for census and immigration records. Membership required – ancestry.com

International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies – IAJGS.org

American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, OH – website

Center for Jewish History, New York, NY – cjh.org 

Jewish Heritage Collection Charleston and S.C. resources – jhc.cofc.edu

Jewish Genealogy Links Page – website

International Jewish Cemetery Project International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies – iajgs.org/cemetery/

Indexes many cemeteries throguhout the country. Some even have pictures of gravestones. – Find-A-Grave

Five databases that include records of the Jewish people – Knowles Collection

Products of Interest for Researching Jewish Genealogy. Also emails weekly news letter. – Avotaynu

A collection of Newspaers. Membership required. – GenealogyBank

NewsLibrary Newspaper collection . Membership required – NewsLibrary

A searchable collection of newspapers from many cities. – Google Newspapers

More than 3000 Hebrew and Israeli names that are used in Israel. – All Hebrew Names

List of many searchable sites – Trace Your Family Tree

Additional Sources – Genealogy Research Online

Jewish Genealogy sites (some free)- Jewish Genealogy Data

Resource on Jewish Gravestone History & Meaning – Jewish Heritage Europe

Giving Credit to Your Past: A Guide to Genealogy for the Entire Family – Credit and Critics

Vital Records Online by State – Vital Records

100 Genealogy Websites – Genealogy in Time

Fold 3 Historical Military Records – Membership Required – Fold 3

Family Search – website

 

Historical Markers at Jewish Sites

Adath Yeshurun Aiken SC
Erected by the Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina

Israelite Sunday School / Columbia’s First Synagogue Columbia, SC
Erected by the Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina, Beth Shalom Synagogue, and Tree of Life Temple

B’Nai Israel Anderson, SC
Erected by the Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina

Temple Sinai Sumter, SC 
Erected by the Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina

Orangeburg Jewish Community Orangeburg SC
Erected by the Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina

Beth Israel Congregation Greenville SC
Erected by the Jewish Historical Society of Soutn Carolina and Beth Israel Congregation

Tree of Life Columbia SC
Erected by Historic Columbia, Columbia Jewish Heritage Initiative, 
and Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina, 2016

Beth Shalom Whaley Street Cemetery Columbia SC
Erected by Historic Columbia, Columbia Jewish Heritage Initiative, 
and Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina, 2016

Summerville Jewish Community  Summerville SC
Erected by the Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina 2017

Visanska-Starks House Columbia, SC

Cemetery of the Columbia Hebrew Benevolent Society Columbia, SC

Darlington Grove Hill Cemetery Darlington, SC

Francis Salvador Charleston, SC

St. Andrew’s Hall Charleston, SC

Hebrew Orphan Society Charleston, SC 

Beth Elohim Cemetery Georgetown, SC

The Big Apple Columbia, SC

The Jewish Merchants of Edgefield Edgefield, SC

Max Heller Legacy Plaza Greenville, SC

Solomon Blatt, Sr. Barnwell, SC

Congregation Beth El Beaufort, SC Detailing the History of the Jews in Beaufort

Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina

CONNECT

Site Map | copyright © 2015

CONTACT

JHSSC Office
Sylvia Vlosky Yaschik Jewish Studies Center
96 Wentworth Street
Charleston, SC 29424
Phone: 843 953 3918
Email: jhssc@cofc.edu