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Judy Goldman, Author of “Together”

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 marylynh@charlestonjcc.org


Marion Usher, author of “One Family, Two Religions”

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 marylynh@charlestonjcc.org


The Incomparable Charles Busch Drag Cabaret

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: https://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/23/arts/music/charles-buschs-cabaret-show-at-54-below.html

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 marylynh@charlestonjcc.org


Stephen Flatow, author of “A Father’s Story: My Fight for Justice Against Iranian Terror”

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 marylynh@charlestonjcc.org


Jamie Bernstein, author of “Famous Father Girl-A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein”

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 marylynh@charlestonjcc.org


Danny Siegel, Author

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 marylynh@charlestonjcc.org


Film Screening, “My Dear Children”

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.


StandUp For Peace Comedy Night

Comics Scott Blakeman (Jewish) and Dean Obeidallah (Muslim) build bridges, promote tolerance and encourage conflict resolution with a disarmingly funny comedy show that’s been a hit at JCC’s, college campuses and theaters throughout the country and breaks new ground by finding common ground.

Don’t miss this incredible evening of laughter!

Contact Marylyn Haspel, Bookfest Director, with any questions at marylynh@charlestonjcc.org

This program sponsored in part by a generous allocation from the Charleston Jewish Federation


JCC Filmfest presents “Heading Home”

The JCC Filmfest, KKBE, and the Terrace Theater present:
Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel

When: Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 @ 7 PM
Where: Terrace Theater @ 1956 Maybank Highway, Charleston SC
Cost: General Admission – $12.50 | Student – $8.00 | Patron – $18.00

Proceeds benefit KKBE Sanctuary Restoration Fund

The JCC Filmfest, KKBE, and the Terrace Theater present Heading Home, the stirring underdog journey of Israel’s national baseball team at the 2017 World Baseball Classic. The line-up included several Jewish American Major League players who discovered the pride of representing Israel on the world stage. Heading Home is a grand slam, even if you don’t know a home run from an infield fly!

Program following the screening features Ben Abzug, Assistant General Manager of the Charleston RiverDogs.


JCC Filmfest presents “Disobedience”

Join us for a special screening at the Terrace Theater:
DISOBEDIENCE

Thursday, May 17th, 2018 @ 7:15 PM
Terrace Theater @ 1956 Maybank Highway, Charleston SC
General Seating Tickets $12.50
This film is Rated R

JCC Filmfest and Alliance for Full Acceptance(AFFA) present an advance screening and discussion of DISOBEDIENCE. Photographer Ronit Krushka returns to the community that shunned her decades earlier for her childhood attraction to a female friend. Their reunion soon reignites their passion as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality. Starring Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz. R rating–adults only, please! All tickets $12.50. A discussion featuring Chase Glenn, Executive Director of AFFA and Sara Chesley, Director of Charleston Jewish Family Service, follows the screening.

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7:00 pm Film Screening, “My Dear Children” @ College of Charleston
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
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2:00 pm Danny Siegel, Author @ Sangaree Library
Danny Siegel, Author @ Sangaree Library
Nov 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Danny Siegel, Author @ Sangaree Library | Summerville | South Carolina | United States
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
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7:00 pm Jamie Bernstein, author of “Famo... @ The Schoolhouse
Jamie Bernstein, author of “Famo... @ The Schoolhouse
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm
Jamie Bernstein, author of “Famous Father Girl-A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein” @ The Schoolhouse | Charleston | South Carolina | United States
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
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7:00 pm Stephen Flatow, author of “A Fat... @ The Schoolhouse
Stephen Flatow, author of “A Fat... @ The Schoolhouse
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm
Stephen Flatow, author of “A Father's Story: My Fight for Justice Against Iranian Terror” @ The Schoolhouse | Charleston | South Carolina | United States
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
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8:00 pm The Incomparable Charles Busch D... @ Midtown Theater
The Incomparable Charles Busch D... @ Midtown Theater
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm
The Incomparable Charles Busch Drag Cabaret @ Midtown Theater | North Charleston | South Carolina | United States
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

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