Category Archives: Summerville & North Area Jewish Community

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Kosher Karavan to South Florida for Hurricane Irma Relief

Kosher Karavan was a success!! Resident John Kauth donated his car to a family in need and we filled up two vehicles with needed supplies for Hurricane Irma victims. Thank you to the Charleston Jewish Federation and Jewish Family Services plus Crews Chevrolet for your support!

Read more about Kosher Karavan on WCBD News 2 here.

You can also read about Kosher Karavan on The Summerville Journal Scene by clicking here.


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Summerville Tashlich

Summerville Tashlich at Gilligans at the dock in Moncks Corner South Carolina. See images from the event in the gallery below!


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Hurricane Harvey Relief Collection

See the article in the Summerville Journal Scene newspaper about our Hurricane Harvey Relief Collection. Please help as you can with the relief efforts for the Houston Harvey victims and pray that the effects from hurricane Irma won’t be too bad.


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Summerville Jewish CommUNITY contributes to very successful 2017 Back to School event on August 20

Families turned out for the Summerville CommUNITY Back to School Bash on Sunday August 20, 2017 for food, haircuts, school supplies, sports demonstrations, jump castles and more.

The bash was sponsored by Build-A-Brother, the Distinguished Gentlemen’s Club, We-R1, Community Resource Center,  the Summerville North Area Jewish Community, and the Charleston Jewish Community Center Without Walls.

A highlight of the event was the delightful reading fun that Sharyn Bluestein from PJ Library gave to the children as well as helping them make bookmarks. Many non profit service agencies and afterschool programs exhibited along with Food Trucks, the Bookmobile, and much more! The planning for the 2018 Back to School CommUNITY event is now underway with co-chair Amy Tabak from the Summerville Jewish Community as one of the co-leaders.

For the whole story, click here:

http://www.journalscene.com/news/celebrating-the-end-of-summer/article_e72aff9e-85cc-11e7-8806-bb2dcb077332.html

http://counton2.com/2017/08/13/summerville-community-back-to-school-bash/amp/

 


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Summerville CommUNITY Shared Struggles Interfaith Program prompts meaningful discussion

Click here to read the article about how the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim communities addressed issues and concerns of our local and world community on Sunday July 30,2017

http://www.journalscene.com/news/breaking-barriers-through-faith/article_1c79864a-75ef-11e7-97bd-f3402519eb6c.html


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Unity Vigil in Memory of Charlottesville Massacre

Summerville had a unity vigil on August 17 right after the Charlottesville, VA massacre and donated funds to the REMEMBER program of the Charleston Jewish Federation. Our own Patrick Labbe spoke at this Unity vigil for the Charlottesville victims.

Read more about the Unity Village on the Charleston Jewish Federation’s website here.


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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 from The Netherlands had almost 50 people mesmerized listening to her tragic story and looking at her colorful hair and piercings.  Ms. Adkins visited the monthly gathering of the Summerville CommUNITY Artists Heritage Series sponsored by the Summerville/North Area Jewish Community and the Community Resource Center. Held last Sunday at the Saul Alexander Masonic Lodge, for over an hour, the audience listened to Diny Adkins described the horrors she and her family faced during the Holocaust as she was hidden by nuns and told her parents were dead. Adkins lost 85 relatives during WWII. After the liberation, her parents who were also hiding, came to claim her. Diny then came to the United States and has spent much of her life telling her story to all but most especially the youth who she educates about the ups and downs of life, about tolerance, about bullying, suicide, love, and peace. Proceeds from sales of her book “Can Forgive, But Cannot Forget” are donated to Homeless and Wounded Veterans and the Holocaust Museum in DC.  To hear Diny Adkins’ story, go to https://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/irn505530.
For information about ongoing Summerville CommUNITY activities, go to http://summervillejewishcommunity.org.
To find out more about Ulyana Machneva, go to http://www.charlestonmusic.org/ulyana-machneva

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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 a child survivor of the Holocaust. She has devoted her life to Holocaust education and activism for peace and conflict resolution.

Prior to Ms. Adkins presentation she was presented with the  2017 Jewish Hero Award.  Ms. Adkins was the first recipient of this award presented by the Summerville/North Area Jewish Community and the Jewish Community Center Without Walls. Patrick C. Labbe, Founder of the Summerville/North Area Jewish Community and Daniel Stern, Executive Director of the Jewish Community Center Without Walls presented the plaque which read:

Jewish Hero Award 2017
Diny K. Adkins
In Recognition of Service for Holocaust Awareness
presented by the Summerville North Area Jewish Community and the Jewish Community Center Without Walls

The event was sponsored by the Summerville/North Area Jewish Community, the Jewish Community Without Walls and the Summerville Community Resource Center.

The event attracted about 50 people including former State Senator Mike Rose; Louis Smith, founder of the Community Resource Center and people from Summerville, Goose Creek, Moncks Corner and West Ashley.

The group will be sponsoring an Interfaith panel discussion on July 30th featuring speakers from the Jewish, Christian and Muslim Faith Communities. The event will be held at the historic Saul Alexander Masonic Hall on Main St. in Summerville.


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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, said Summerville is an excellent example of Jewish businesses in small Southern towns.

The historic marker notes that descendants of these Jewish merchants moved to larger cities in the latter part of the 20th century, but that their legacy endures.

“The Saul Alexander Foundation has funded parks in the town as well as cultural and educational organizations in the Lowcountry,” it notes.

The Summerville/North Area Jewish Community, founded in 2009 by Patrick Labbe, is revitalizing Jewish life in this area. said he wanted to unite the Jewish community. The group also celebrates the diversity of the Lowcountry and in June will host a panel discussion featuring two pastors, two rabbis and an imam.


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Upcoming Events

Mar
8
Thu
2:00 pm Jewish Heritage Afternoon Tea @ Bakers Garden
Jewish Heritage Afternoon Tea @ Bakers Garden
Mar 8 @ 2:00 pm
Jewish heritage themed afternoon tea at Bakers Garden, complete with Jewish delicacies and Summerville Jewish history. $15 per person includes tea service and talk to benefit the Summerville Dorchester museum.
Mar
11
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7:00 am Doughnut Dash 5k 2018 #Race4Wanza @ South Windermere Shopping Center
Doughnut Dash 5k 2018 #Race4Wanza @ South Windermere Shopping Center
Mar 11 @ 7:00 am
Doughnut Dash 5k 2018 #Race4Wanza @ South Windermere Shopping Center | Charleston | South Carolina | United States
Date: March 11th, 2018 Race Start Time: 7:00am Where: South Windermere Center Join the community for the 3rd Annual Doughnut Dash in honor of TyWanza Sanders! The community supported, family friendly run/walk is held each year
Mar
15
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all-day 9th Annual Terrace Charleston Fi... @ Terrace Theater
9th Annual Terrace Charleston Fi... @ Terrace Theater
Mar 15 – Mar 18 all-day
9th Annual Terrace Charleston Film Festival @ Terrace Theater | Charleston | South Carolina | United States
The JCC Filmfest features incredible Jewish films at the 9th Annual Terrace Charleston Film Festival from March 15th to March 18th. PLUS on Sunday, March 18th, A DAY OF JEWISH FILMS, speakers, treats, passes and
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31
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all-day Pesach
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4:00 pm Summerville CommUNITY Seder @ Saul Alexander masonic lodge
Summerville CommUNITY Seder @ Saul Alexander masonic lodge
Mar 31 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Summerville CommUNITY Seder @ Saul Alexander masonic lodge | Summerville | South Carolina | United States
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