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Jewish Organizations in Charleston

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Charleston Jewish Federation
The mission of the Charleston Jewish Federation is to build, strengthen, and preserve Jewish identity and the needs of the community through partnerships that enable us to serve the needs of our local Jewish community, Israel, and worldwide.  |  843-614-6600

Christian-Jewish Council of Greater Charleston
An organization that seeks to build bridges of understanding to promote sensitivity, tolerance, respect, and fellowship among faith groups.  |  843-718-5111

Charleston Jewish Community Center Without Walls
The Charleston JCC Without Walls exists to nurture and enrich our Jewish community as we respect diversity by focusing on culture, education, social and physical development, service and needs. The center will serve to enhance the quality of Jewish life for individuals, families and the community.  |  843-571-6565

Hebrew Benevolent Society of Charleston, SC
Founded in 1784, it is the oldest Jewish charitable society in the United states. Its membership is open to all Jewish males over the age of 18.


Hebrew Orphan Society
The Hewbrew Orphan Society dates back to 1801. The Society is comprised of 36 elected members with past qualifications of leadership in the Jewish and secular community. The Society, in addition to its charitable gifts annually, administers the N. Edgar Miles Scholarship for needy students in South Carolina.


Jewish Heritage Collection at College of Charleston Addlestone Library
The Jewish Heritage Collection documents the Jewish experience in South Carolina from colonial times to present day. Located in Special Collections on the third floor of the College of Charleston’s Addlestone Library, the Jewish Heritage Collection is open to the public. Content includes oral histories, manuscripts, artifacts, photographs, genealogies, memoirs, home movies, and other primary sources.  |  843-953-8016

Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina
The Historical Society was organized to encourage the study and interpretation of South Carolina Jewish history and to increase awareness of that heritage among Jews and non-Jews.  |  843-953-3918

Jewish Student Union/Hillel
JSU/Hillel serves as the center for Jewish life at the College of Charleston (CofC), the Citadel and the greater Charleston community. It provides programs and activities for the larger campus community by hosting events throughout the year. We offer a laid back atmosphere and welcome anyone with an interest in Judaism. JSU/Hillel promotes awareness of Judaism around both the CofC campus and the greater Charleston community.


YAD (Young Adult Division of the Charleston Jewish Federation)
YAD provides young Jewish singles, couples and new area residents (ages 22 – 40 something) a broad range of social and educational, volunteer, philanthropic and leadership development opportunities. Our events connect young professionals and empower them to become active participants in our Jewish community.  |  843-571-6565

Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program at the College of Charleston
The College offers a program that passes the Jewish legacy from one generation to the next in an academic, non-denominational setting, providing a major and minor in Jewish Studies and Hebrew instruction through three years, as well as conducting extensive community outreach programs.  |  843-953-3918

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