Film Screening, “My Dear Children” @ College of Charleston
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Film Screening, "My Dear Children" @ College of Charleston | Charleston | South Carolina | United States

The JCC Filmfest, College of Charleston Jewish Studies Program, and Charleston Jewish Federation’s REMEMBER Program for Holocaust and Genocide Awareness proudly present a screening of “MY DEAR CHILDREN.” Nearly 100 years ago, Feiga Shamis sent her two young children to an orphanage a continent away. Twenty years later, she hand-wrote a 174-page letter to her children explaining her decision. The moving, eye-opening documentary based on this letter describes the anti-Jewish massacres in Eastern Europe following WWI — a tragedy that remains little known.

Co-producer/Director LeeAnn Dance will offer a talkback following the screening. An award winning television producer and groundbreaking investigative reporter, Dance has worked as a freelancer in East Africa and as a producer with CNN’s investigative and documentary unit. She now has her own boutique production company outside of Washington, D.C. “My Dear Children” is her first independent documentary.

Event is free and open to the public.

Danny Siegel, Author @ Sangaree Library
Nov 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Danny is a renowned author, lecturer and poet on Tzedakah and Jewish values. Danny will speak on “Jewish Heroines – Ancient and Modern.”

When: Thursday, November 1, 2018 | 2-3 PM
Cost: Free
Where: Sangaree Library – 595 Sangaree Pkwy, Summerville, SC 29486

For more information contact Marylyn Haspel at 843.580.8564 or

Dec 24 – Dec 25 all-day

Our offices will be closed for the Christmas Holiday

Jamie Bernstein, author of “Famous Father Girl-A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein” @ The Schoolhouse
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm

The oldest daughter of revered composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein offers a rare look at her father on the centennial of his birth in a deeply intimate and broadly evocative memoir. Bernstein mines the emotional depths of her childhood and invites us into her family’s private world. A fantastic set of characters populates the Bernsteins’ lives, including: the Kennedys, Mike Nichols, John Lennon, Richard Avedon, Stephen Sondheim, Jerome Robbins, and Betty (Lauren) Bacall. An intoxicating tale and an intimate meditation on a complex and sometimes troubled man, the family he raised, and the music he composed that became the soundtrack to their entwined lives

When: Thursday, January 17, 2019 | 7 PM
Cost: $10
Where: The Schoolhouse – 720 Magnolia Street, Charleston (West Ashley), SC 29407

For more information contact Marylyn Haspel at 843.580.8564 or

Stephen Flatow, author of “A Father’s Story: My Fight for Justice Against Iranian Terror” @ The Schoolhouse
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm

The story of one brave father’s determination to bring his daughter’s murderers to justice through the American justice system. Stephen M. Flatow says he was “just a real estate lawyer in New Jersey” until April 9, 1995. Flatow’s life changed that day when he learned his daughter Alisa, a twenty-year-old college student traveling in Israel, had been the victim of a terrorist bus-bombing. After he discovered the Iranian government had directly sponsored the bomber, Flatow decided to sue the terror state.

His book recalls the events surrounding his successful lawsuit.

When: Thursday, February 7, 2019 | 7 PM
Cost: $10
Where: The Schoolhouse – 720 Magnolia Street, Charleston (West Ashley), SC 29407

For more information contact Marylyn Haspel at 843.580.8564 or

The Incomparable Charles Busch Drag Cabaret @ Midtown Theater
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm

A nice Jewish boy who is an actor, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, director, drag legend, star of the film Die Mommie Die and author of the Tony-nominated The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, Charles Busch makes his first Charleston appearance with his one-person drag cabaret act that’s received rave reviews. You won’t want to miss this!

Here’s what the New York Times said about Charles Busch:

When: Saturday, March 2, 2019 | 8 PM
Cost: $35.00 | Group/student rates available
Where: Midtown Theater – 2816 Azalea Drive, North Charleston, SC 29405

For more information contact Marylyn Haspel at 843.580.8564 or

Marion Usher, author of “One Family, Two Religions” @ KKBE Synagogue
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm

In partnership with KKBE Adult Education Program

What happens when things get serious between a couple when one partner is Jewish and one is not? This book is for them–for interfaith couples who are dating, engaged, newly married, already established and for their families. The book enables them to navigate the complexities of an interfaith relationship and create a relationship rich in respect, understanding and a life grounded in Jewish identity. Dr. Marion Usher, creator of “Love and Religion: An Interfaith Workshop for Jews and Their Partners,” draws on her experience working with 700 interfaith couples over 25 years. It follows the struggle and success of couples who have made the journey.

When: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | 7 PM
Where: KKBE Synagogue – 90 Hasell Street, Charleston, SC 29401

For more information contact Marylyn Haspel at 843.580.8564 or

Judy Goldman, Author of “Together” @ Charleston Library Society
Apr 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Judy will be talking about her remarkable new book “Together”: a remarkable memoir of marriage and medical mishap, just published by Nan Talese/Doubleday New York.

When: Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 2-3PM
Cost: $10
: Charleston Library Society – 164 King St, Charleston, SC 29401

For more information contact Marylyn Haspel at 843.580.8564 or

Independence Day
Jul 4 all-day

Our office will be closed for the Fourth of July holiday