“Kugels & Collards”
Exploring South Carolina’s Jewish History through the Lens of Food and Memory
October 6 – 8, 2023
University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina

Where people go, so goes their food. The JHSSC fall meeting will explore the food history, traditions, and memories of many of South Carolina’s Jewish families. Join us in Columbia for a weekend centered around the southern Jewish table. Join your friends and family for a weekend of great conversation, delicious food, and history!

Kugels & Collards Stories of Food, Family, and Tradition in Jewish South Carolina

University of South Carolina Press

Book on sale August 29

Schedule of Events

Friday, October 6

6-8 PM
Launch Party and Book Signing

Seibels House
1601 Richland Street, Columbia, SC

Tickets $75/person
(this is a separate ticket from the JHSSC conference fees)

Join the Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina and Historic Columbia for an evening to celebrate the launch of Kugels & Collards, a lively collection of South Carolina Jewish stories and special family recipes. In this book, authors Rachel Gordin Barnett and Lyssa Kligman Harvey explore the food history, traditions, and memories of the Jewish community in South Carolina, building on their blog of the same title. 

Guests will be treated to reception using recipes from the book and will enjoy a meet and greet with the authors and book contributors. 

Pre-ordered books will be available for pickup at event check-in and will also be available for purchase at the event while supplies last. Kugels & Collards is published by University of South Carolina Press.

Proceeds from the sale of the book go to support the mission of the Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina and Historic Columbia.

Saturday, October 7

Campus Room at Capstone House

11:30 AM
Registration opens and lunch

12:15 PM

Alex Cohen, President, JHSSC and Saskia Coenen Snyder, Director of Jewish Studies, USC

12:30 – 1:45 PM
The Language and Legacy of Southern Jewish Foodways

Marcie Cohen Ferris, author, Matzo Ball Gumbo

2:00 – 3:15 PM
Around the Table Panel

Terri Wolff Kaufman, Kim Cliett Long, Rhetta Aronson Mendelsohn, Faye Goldberg Miller, Bruce Miller, and Anita Rosefield Rosenberg

Moderator: John Sherrer

3:30 – 4:45 PM
Jewish Life and Cake

Anne Byrn and Arnold Wengrow

5:00 – 6:00 PM
Reception Spigner House

Dinner on your own.

Sunday, October 8

9:00 -10:00 AM
JHSSC Board meeting

10:00 – 11:00 AM
Bagel Brunch and overview of tours

Doyle Stevick and Eric Friendly

Anne Frank House tours accommodate 17 and Hebrew Benevolent can accommodate 20

Anne Frank House
1731 College Street
(each group accommodates 17)
11:00–12:00 (tour 1)
12:30–1:30 (tour 2)

Hebrew Benevolent Society Cemetery
720 Blanding Street
(each group accommodates 20;
sign up for this tour by Sept 1)
11:15–12:15 (tour 1)
12:30–1:30 (tour 2)

For more information about Kugels & Collards go to www.kugelsandcollards.org

Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina



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