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The Charleston Jewish Community Center Without Walls offers diverse, inclusive and vibrant programming centered on the goal of building relationships through a Jewish lens for the entire community and fostering lifelong engagement for all.

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Heritage Series features local guitarist Ulyana Machneva

“Can Forgive, But Cannot Forget” As local guitarist, Ulyana Machneva, played, the diverse and inclusive group introduced themselves and asked Diny Adkins questions. Diny K. Adkins will be 80 years old next year and is memorable. After being presented a plaque entitled “Jewish Hero Award” for recognition of service for Holocaust awareness, the Holocaust survivor and educator

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CommUNITY Heritage Series Event: Diny Adkins, Holocaust Survivor/Educator

On June 25th the Summerville/North Area Jewish Community, the Jewish Community Center Without Walls and the Community Resource Center presented a very special program on the Holocaust with speaker Diny K. Adkins who gave an inspiring and heart wrenching talk about her experiences in the Holocaust in Holland. Ms. Adkins a retired Music Therapist was

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Summerville Jewish Heritage Historic Marker unveiling was Sunday May 21, 2017

The Summerville Dorchester Museum and the Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina unveiled a historic marker on Short Central on Sunday celebrating Jewish heritage in Summerville. The historical society spent the day in Summerville learning about Jewish life and merchants in Summerville and touring downtown heritage sites and homes. Ernie Marcus, president of the society,

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April 24th Holocaust Program

REMEMBERING THE HOLOCAUST Remembering the Victims and Survivors Through Visual Art, Spoken Word, Music and More The event was a great sucess with participants from all around the local Jewish Community, Excerpts of the play “The Life of Anne Frank” played to a packed house. Many speakers were included in the program including musical performances,

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Passover 2017

The first Seder held by the Summerville/North Area Jewish Community since 2012. (A Seder was held in 2011 in Ladson by the community and another in 2012 in West Ashley by the community as well. ) The 2017 Seder was held in the historic Saul Alexander Masonic Hall on Main St. in Summerville. Joe Robertucci

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Holocaust Proclamation April 13th

The six candle memorial Candlelighting, which commemorated the six million Jews who perished, was held at the Summerville Dorchester Museum Garden. The candles were lit by representatives of the Summerville Community Resource Center (Louis Smith), the Summerville North Area Jewish Community (Patrick Labbe), several local descendants of Holocaust victims (Benjamin Tufendrajch pictured), the Summerville Ministerial

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Heritage Series March 27th

WHO’S THAT LADY? March 27th Celebrating Women’s Contributions to Arts and Culture Women’s creative expression and cultural achievements helped to fashion the American cultural landscape. Women musicians, artists, dancers, and writers created works of beauty and intellect that continue to profoundly influence our country. Their achievements in fields of creative endeavor and popular culture enriched

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Purim 2017!

Purim get together was on Sunday, March 12 at 5 PM for Summerville at Sushi 201 at 5 pm. Very nice place with much more than sushi. We had a great time with a fantastic turnout!

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Shared Dreams

Shared Dreams: Jews and African Americans and Civil Rights Monday February 27th 6:30 PM Coastal Coffee Roasters The Summerville/North Area Jewish Community’sSummerville #commUNITY Artists Heritage Series was held on Monday, Feb 27th at 6:30pm at Coastal Coffee Roasters. SHARED DREAMS: Jews and African Americans and Civil Rights is A FREE program spotlighting talented youth and

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February 25th Program at Allston Bailey Elementary School

The Summerville Dorchester Museum and the Summerville area ministerial Association had displays at the black history program at Alston Bailey elementary school sponsored by the Summerville community resource center. Robyn Wittenberg Dudley, a volunteer with the Summerville Dorchester museum and a member of the Summerville North Area Jewish Ccommunity, addressed the group discussing the topic

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January Summerville CommUNITY Artists Heritage Series

The Summerville CommUNITY Artists Heritage Series, sponsored by the Jewish Community Center without Walls and the Summerville Community Resource Center, was held Monday January 30 at Coastal Coffee Roasters 108 E. 3rd N. St. in Summerville. It was a great success with many presenters and over 70 people in attendance!

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A Celebration of Holiday Diversity!

Unity Gathering December 26th The Unity Gathering was a great success! There were over 100 people in attendance to hear speakers: Patrick C. Labbe of the Summerville/North Area Jewish Community, Rev. John Scott of St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Louis Smith of the Community Resource Center and Horace Mungin author and community activist! The multi-holiday theme

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Heritage Night – Red Cedar Review

On November 28th Red Cedar Review was great! A great time was had by all!

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October 2016 Meeting

Our October Meeting was great! The Turnout was fantastic! Fleming Moore and friends played as part of the Summerville community artists heritage series sponsored by the Jewish Community Center Without Walls and Funded by the Charleston Jewish Federation! AT Oscar’s Restaurant 207 W 5th North St Summerville, South Carolina 29483

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Summerville Jewish History Day

The group met Saturday afternoon at the Summerville Dorchester Museum to hear about the Jewish Heritage in Summerville. Museum Board member Rev. John Scott talked about the general history of Summerville and group member Robyn Wittenberg Dudley told about prominent Jewish proprietors such as Lynch’s (Seymour’s), the Barshay’s, the Kramer’s, the Wolper’s, the Deitch’s (Oscars

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September Meeting 2016

The September Meeting was a Jewish Cultural Experience with Jewish Music! at Oscar’s on Highway 78 in Summerville featuring Ben Zion Bronshtein SPONSORED by the JCCWOW and funded by the Charleston Jewish Federation Also Mazel Tov! Grand Opening of the Center for Jewish Life in Mount Pleasant!

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Coming St. Cemetery Tour

We all gathered at Five Loafs and had a wonderful lunch followed by an erxceptional tour of the historic Coming St. Cemetery. The cemetary is one of the oldest Jewish cemetary in the country!

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April Havdallah Service

A Wonderful Havdallah Service was held on April 30th!

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Purim Party

We had a great Purim Party…thanks to Amy and Gabe for hosting it, Judy Carle for her wonderful telling of the Purim story and to everyone that attended!

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January Meeting: The Abayudaya Experience

Our meeting on Sunday January 24th was a great sucess! We screened he highly acclaimed film, Shaky Camera, Shaky Tooth: The Abayudaya Experience. This film relates the story of a team of medical volunteers who venture into the remote rain forests of eastern Uganda, offering their services to the Christian and Muslim communities near the

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Chanukah 2015

The Chanukkah party was a great success!Thanks to Robin Dudley for organizing the food and RSVPs and to Amy and Gabe Taback for opening their home to all of us. Chanukkah on the Square: December 6th! Chanukkah Party in North Charleston: December 13th!

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Marylyn Haspel’s kitchen is the perfect classroom for Hanukkah 101

Original Article from Charleston City Paper – http://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/charleston/marylyn-haspels-kitchen-is-the-perfect-classroom-for-hanukkah-101/Content?oid=5609722 Learning a Latke By Jessie Hazard I’ll admit, for a long time everything I knew about Hanukkah, I learned from an Adam Sandler song. Well, from the Sandler song and from this one day back in kindergarten when we made cardboard dreidels and ate latkes to “experience another

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Unbound JCC hosts Hanukkah Gospel Brunch

Original Article from the Post and Courier: http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20151203/PC0301/151209998/1017 Ever since 1969, when a group called Jews for Urban Justice commemorated the first anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination with a Freedom Seder, African-Americans and American Jews have shared Passover meals. But interfaith events are much rarer at Christmastime, when there’s very little free time for

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November 2015 Meeting

We had a great meeting yesterday that featured Daniel Stern and Alan Goldkin from the JCC Without Walls. We are planning to work together to bring Jewish community together in this area. Our next meeting is tentatively scheduled for December 13th in North Charleston…a Hanukkah Party and Potluck. More info to follow! Also December 6th

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September 2015 Meeting

Our meeting of the Summerville/North Area Jewish Community was held at Perkins Restaurant on Old Trolley Road in Summerville on September 27th. We showed the film “Voyage of the Damned” about the SS St. Louis and the Jewish Refugees from Nazi Germany in 1939.

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Charleston Jewish Community Center Without Walls

On September 1st the JCC launched its newest endeavor, becoming a Jewish Community Center Without Walls. The shifting demographics of the Jewish population in Charleston prompted this change in how the we offer our programming, changing from a one stop shop to a mobile programming organization that brings Jewish content both cultural and community oriented

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July 2015 Meeting

What a wonderful meeting! We had 15 people at the meeting and we discussed a wide range of Jewish topics and simply enjoyed each other’s fellowship! Our next meeting will be August 22nd and will be a Havdallah Service led by Tim Carle. It will be at COASTAL COFFEE GRINDERS in Summereville SC. It’s right

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June 2015 Meeting

We had our June Meeting at 5:30 on June 14th at Pekins Resturant in Summerville. The meeting was the organiztion meeting to revive the group. There were 8 people in attendance. Our next meeting will be on July 19th at Perkins Resturant at 5:30 PM.

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Chanukkah

The 2011 Chanukkah Party was held on December 21st at the Knights of Pythias Castle Hall in West Ashley. Forty-one people were in attendance. Great food and fellowship were had by all! Many toys were doinated by attendees for the MUSC Children’s Hospital as well. A surprise visit by SANTA (of all people, we think

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Pesach 2011

On April 20th, the Summerville/North Area Chavurah held a Community wide Seder at the Knights of Pythias Hall in West Ashley. Sponsored by the Chavurah, the facility was donated by the Knight of Pythias Stonewall-Jasper #6 Lodge. The Seder was led by Tim Carle. Thanks go to Marlene Williamon, Judy Carle and Catherine Abrams for

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March Post Purim Party and Havdallah

Post Purim Party & Havdallah led by Tim Carle of KKBE March 26, 2011 in Summerville Our post Purim Party and Havdallah service was a great event with a great turnout. We saw some new faces and old friends! The service which preceded the meal was led by Tim Carle and included participation of most

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January Bowling Outing

On January 23rd, the community got together for a bowling outing. Turnout was small but a great time was had by all. There were several teenagers and adults that bowled.

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Occupy Chanukkah

December 23, 2011 Occupy Chanukkah at the Shapiros in Summerville

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Post Chanukah Recovery Getogether

On December 19th, the Summerville/North Area group gathered to fellowship and share each other’s company. The ages ranged from 15 years old to 95 years old. We were pleased to have 95 year old Harry Barnett MD participate from North Charleston.

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Chanukah Party at the Shapiro’s

Chanukah Party at Arnold and Susen Shapiro’s Home The Meaning of Jewish Holidays… They tried to kill us. We won. Let’s eat!

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Chanukah in the Square

December 5th, 2010 Charleston SC

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November 2010: 1st Anniversary of our group!

On November 13th, we came together to celebrate the 1st Anniversary of the Summerville & North Area Chavurah. The event began with a Havdallah Service led by Tim Carle and Patrick Labbe and then we socialized, fellowshipped and had various discussions. It is always good when we gather as a community. We thank Dr. David

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October Havdallah

October 16, 2010, the community had a get together at Perkins family Restaurant for a fellowship and Havdallah Service.

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September Activity

September 12th, The Summerville & North Area Jewish Community came together for a wonderful evening of fellowship. We met at Perkins Restaurant on Main St. in Summerville. Our special guest speaker was Christine Jackson, an environmental analysis (formerly with NOAA) and candidate for SC House District 98. Many of us shared our hopes and dreams

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July Dinner

On July 17th, the Summerville/North area Jewish group met once again at the Chinatown for fellowship, food and a great discussion led by Tim Carle on Jewish conversion. The discussion and talk was called “On Becoming Jewish”. As usual the turnout was great and it was both an informative and pleasurable time as we combined

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June Cookout

On June 27th, the Summerville/North area Jewish group held a cookout at Givhans State Park in Givhans, SC. Special thanks go to Lynnn Ginn for spearheading the event. The day included eating, eating and more eating. We also played games and went to the beach where several people went swimming in the Edisto River. A

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May Activities

Bowling Day: May 16th We all had a great time. There were 22 participants: 3 adults and 9 teenagers. Everyone had a great time and the top bowler was Tim Carle. May Dinner Meeting: May 22nd The May dinner meeting was held at Ryan’s Restaurant in Summerville, there were 17 people in attendance (if you

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Passover Family Seder

The Summerville/North area Jewish Community held a Family Passover Seder on March 28th. We had 29 people at our Seder. The Seder was held at Fastrack Kids in Ladson SC. We had many new faces (8 new people including a visitor from Israel) as well as old friends. The Seder was organized by Diane Fluery

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Purim 2010

The Purim party was held on February 28th at 2 PM at the home of Dr. David Abramowitz in Summerville. The tunout was spectacular with 36 people in attendance, including many new faces. There were many children from 3 years old to 16 years old. the children and adults all had a great time. Dr.

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January Activities

Chinatown Dinner: January 30th The Community gathered on January 30th for an informal get together. The evening was enjoyed by all. Twenty-four people attended the dinner at Chinatown Resturant in Summerville. We had several people that had previously not attended an activity. We also welcomed Congressional candidate Robert Dobbs who attended and informally mixed with

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Chanukah Party

The Chanukah Party was a great success! It was held on December 12th and began with a Havdalah Service led by Donna Spencer. It once again was held at the home of Roy and Doris Myers in Summerville. There were 29 Jewish people from Summerville and the surrounding area. The meeting included lighting of the

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November Meeting

November 21st was the first meeting of the Summerville/North Area Jewish Community group.  It was held at the home of Roy and Doris Myers in Summerville. There were 22 Jewish people from Summerville and the surrounding area. The meeting started with a Havdalah Service led by Donna Spencer, who was aided by Kayla Carle and Sergz

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Yom HaShoah 2009

Yom HaShoah Holocaust Remembrance Day Sunday, April 19th Charleston SC The Holocaust has become a metaphor for our century. -Aharon Appelfeld

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