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THEJ EWISHH ISTORICALS OCIETYo fS OUTH C AROLINAS UMMER 2003 VOLUME VIII - NUMBER 2From the President:Robert Rosenpage 2Remembering our Founder,Isadore Louriepage 3Jewish Life inCamden, SCpage 4—5Charlotte, NCUpcoming MeetingSeptember 13-14, 2003Schedule & Registrationpage 6—7A Jewish Revival(at Georgetown’sTemple Beth Elohim)page 8Books of Interestpage 9JHSSC Speakers’ BureauHanna Pearlstine Turns 100!page 10Pillars:Establishing a Strong Foundationpage 11


P AGE 4J EWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF SOUTH CAROLINAA Short History of Camden’s Early JewsCamden was one of the first places in South Carolina,after Charleston and Georgetown, to attract Jewishsettlers. As evidence of this early presence historians cite awill that Camden’s founder Joseph Kershaw wrote in 1788providing for a lot for a burial ground and place of worshipfor “God’s ancient people, the Jew.” While the lot wasnever claimed, the town’s first residents included severalprominent Jewish families, notably the DeLeons and theLevys. There were three Levy families in Camden in theearly 19 th century, connected by marriage but apparentlyof separate stock.Born in Camden on the 4 th of July 1787, ChapmanLevy studied law and was admitted to the bar in Columbiain 1806. His career epitomizes the extraordinary socialacceptance and acculturation experienced by Jews in theMidlands town. As elsewhere in South Carolina, Jews inCamden were elected to office, rose to high rank in militiaunits and Masonic lodges, and upheld local mores when itcame to slavery and states’ rights.A militia captain during the War of 1812, ChapmanLevy served afterwards in both the state house and senatefrom Kershaw County. While remaining Jewish, he is listedin 1808 as an “incorporator” of the Camden ProtestantEpiscopal Church. Attorney and legislator, Levy also operateda brickyard, where 20 of his 31 slaves were employed.In the late 1820s he returned to his hometown and formed alaw partnership with his lifelong friend, William McWillie.He was active in the Masons, an authority on dueling, andargued vigorously against the right of a state to disobeyfederal law in the Nullification Convention of 1832.He served as a state representative from 1834 to 1838, ranfor Congress in 1836, and was county sheriff in 1844.At least four members of the DeLeon family madetheir homes in Camden: Dr. Abraham DeLeon, who onApril 3, 1816 advertised his professional services in TheCamden Gazette; his sisters Henrietta and Almeira (Mrs.Hayman Levy); and briefly his brother Dr. Mordecai H.DeLeon.Worshipful Master of Kershaw Masonic Lodge No.29, Abraham DeLeon was the recipient of a Grand Master’sJewel from General Marquis de Lafayette. Visiting Americain 1825, Lafayette went to Camden to help lay the cornerstoneof a monument, designed by South Carolina architectRobert Mills, to honor Revolutionary War hero MajorGeneral Baron DeKalb. The Marquis was so delighted to beaddressed by Brother DeLeon in French, he impetuouslyremoved the jewel and placed it around DeLeon’s neck.After DeLeon’s death, his son, Harmon Hendricks, gave thejewel to Charleston’s Scottish Rite Friendship Lodge No. 9,which retains it to this day.Simon Baruch came to Camden in 1855 at thebehest of the Baum brothers, landsmen from Schwersenz,near Posen, Prussia, who had arrived five years before andopened a small general store (see cover photo and page 2 ofnewsletter). Baruch went to work for Mannes Baum as abookkeeper. Mrs. Baum – an aunt of Isabelle Wolfe, whomSimon later married – persuaded Mannes to send the promisingyoung man to South Carolina Medical College inCharleston, and later to the Medical College of Virginia inRichmond. Fresh out of medical school, “without even havSarah Moses LevyChapman Levy as a youthChapman LevyEliza Levy AndersonA miniature portrait of Chapman as a boy appears pinned to his mother’s bodice in a portrait of her—both shown here. Chapman satagain for a portrait, perhaps on the occasion of his departure for Mississippi in 1838. At about the same time a portrait was made ofhis sister Eliza Levy, who had married Dr. Edward H. Anderson. The artist who painted Eliza has not been identified; Camden-bornIsaac B. Alexander is a possibility. Courtesy of the Jewish Heritage Collection, College of Charleston Library.Hayman Levy, a prominent merchant and cottonfactor, became a warden of Camden in 1835, “intendant” ormayor in 1843 and 1844, and director of the Bank ofCamden from 1842 to 1854. Mordecai M. Levy at one timewas a partner of Dr. Abraham DeLeon in the drug business.ing lanced a boil,” as he used to say, Baruch joined theThird Battalion, S.C. Infantry in 1862 and became an assistantsurgeon in the Confederate army. The uniform andsword he carried to war were a gift from his patron, MannesBaum.


Photo: Dale RosengartenHebrew Benevolent AssociationThe first formal organization of Camden’s Jewsbegan in 1877, at a time when Ulysses S. Grant was presidentand Reconstruction was coming to an end. Ex-ConfederateMajor General Wade Hampton had won the riotous1876 election and become governor of South Carolina, withE.W. Moïse, a Jewish attorney recently settled in Sumter, ashis adjutant general. On October 14, 1877, 24 Jewish mensigned a petition addressed to the “Israelites of Camden”stating their intention to organize a benevolent association.Their first order of business was to purchase a cemetery andbuild a fence. Within a year the Association confronted theprospect of admitting women to membership. Dr. Baruchargued that the constitution made no distinction based on sexand a Mrs. Benjamen was dutifully elected a member.In August 1878 the Association sold seats to raisemoney to hire a “gentleman” to officiate on High Holidays.A year later Belle Baruch spearheaded the organization of aSabbath school for her own four boys, three Baum children,five Williamses, the Wittkowsky boys, Wolfe children,Roseva Heyman, Mary Samuels, and others.In November 1880, as the Baruchs prepared to leaveCamden for New York City, Simon Baruch formallyresigned as member and president of the Hebrew BenevolentAssociation. He admonished his co-religionists to fulfilltheir duties as parents and Jews: “to educate your children,not only mentally but morally”; “to instill…the grand fundamentalidea of Judaism, the belief in One, Great Omniscient,Omnipresent, Unchangeable God”; and to “teach the childrento observe the Sabbath day inviolate.”M. H. Heyman’s unpublished history describes theAssociation’s tenacious efforts over the next two decades tosustain Judaism in the absence of a permanent house of worshipor a rabbi. In 1881 members paid $10 to rent a Torahand the grand sum of $1 to purchase books for the SabbathSchool. In July 1882 a special meeting was called for thepurpose of subscribing to the Union of American HebrewCongregations, marking perhaps for the first time an affiliationwith the Reform movement.While Association members had considered purchasinga lot and building a synagogue as early as 1880, andindeed had acquired property onDeKalb Street and argued about constructionplans through the turn of thecentury, it was not until 1921 that theyacquired a house of worship.Picturesque Temple Beth-Elbegan life as a white clapboard RomanCatholic chapel built in 1903 on LyttletonStreet. By 1914 the Catholicshad abandoned the structure for largerquarters. The building remained unused for seven years untilthe Hebrew Benevolent Association purchased it from L. L.Block and renamed it Temple Beth-El. A star of Davidsculpture by local artist Allan Sindler graces the front lawnof this elegant Spanish Mission-style temple. Today the congregationmeets in the old sanctuary only for the High Holidays.Walk through the Association’s historic burialground chartered in 1878, and you will discover amonument in memory of Prussian-born Marcus Baum, aideto Confederate General Joseph B. Kershaw. Baum waskilled by friendly fire at the Battle of the Wilderness on May6, 1864. Gravestones bear the names of Camden’s oldJewish families, including: Baruch, Baum, Block,Geisenheimer, Heyman, Hirsch, Karesh, Levenson, Lipman,Lomansky, Rich, Schenk, Schlosburg, Simmons, Smith,Tobias, Wallneau, Weinberg, Wittkowsky, and Wolfe. Aplat map of the original cemetery and the BenevolentSociety Minute Book can be found at the Camden archives,along with a significant collection on the Baruch family.Hebrew Benevolent Association Cemetery, Camden, SC 2000.l to r: Harold M. Aronson, Rose Louise Aronson, Carolyn BaruchLevenson, Ella Levenson Schlosburg, Deborah Baruch Abrams,Ann Briskin Baum, Bernie Baum, Cheryl Baum, Garry Baum,Faye Lomansky Levinson, and Arnold Levinson. Photo: Bill Aron


P AGE 6J EWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF SOUTH CAROLINASaturday, September 13Shalom Parkin cooperation with the Carolina Agency for Jewish EducationTemple Israel4901 Providence RoadCharlotte, NC 28226704.362.2796Saturday Morning ServicesRabbi Murray Ezring9:30 am(please arrive no later than 10:00 am)Dale RosengartenA Portion of the People: The Making of an ExhibitionLuncheonFall Meeting in CharlotteNoonSaturday eveningLevine Museum of the New South200 East 7th StreetCharlotte, NC 28202704.333.1887Gala Reception for “A Portion of the People:Three Hundred Years of Southern Jewish Life”Heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served 7:00 pmSunday, September 14Concurrent Meetings:Jewish Historical Society of South CarolinaJewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina8:45 amBagel Breakfast9:45 amAfternoon sessions will be heldin Gorelick Hall at theJewish Community Center5007 Providence RoadCharlotte, NC 28226704.366.5007Eli N. Evans10:30 amKeynote Address:“This City is our Jerusalem; this Happy Land our Palestine”Richard Gergel, Esq., Past President JHSSCMemorial Reflections on Isadore E. Lourie1:15 pmWilliam Ferris1:30 pmPersonal Reflections on the Southern Jewish ExperienceCoffee Break2:30 pmMeet the Authors:2:45 pmThree New Books Explore the Southern Jewish ExperienceEli N. Evans, ModeratorEmily Bingham, Mordecai: An Early American FamilyJudy Goldman, The Slow Way BackLouis D. Rubin, Jr., My Father’s People: A Family of Southern Jews“A Portion of the People:Three Hundred Years of Southern Jewish Life”The exhibition opens to the publicHighlights from the ExhibitionEli N. EvansDale RosengartenNoon1:00 pmGrowing Up Jewish in the Carolinas3:00 pmPanel Discussion: Three Carolinians will reflect on theirexperiences growing up in small towns in the Carolinas.SEE PAGE 7 FOR HOTEL INFORMATION —>Name(s): _____________________________________(Please list full names as you would like them to appear on nametags)______________________________________Address: ______________________________________City:__________________ State: ____ Zip: _________Phone: _______________ Fax: __________________E-mail: _______________________________________Receipt of registration will be acknowledged by postcard or e-mail.JHSSC FALL MEETING REGISTRATION FORMRegistration(s) @ $95.00/personMembership @ $36.00/familyfor _____ peoplefor ____ membership(s)Amount Enclosed $_________ made payable to JHSSCPlease mail this form along with your check to:JHSSC, Jewish Studies ProgramCollege of CharlestonCharleston, SC 29424


S UMMER 2003 VOLUME VIII - NUMBER 2 P AGE 7KeynoteEli N. EvansPresident, Charles H. RevsonFoundationBorn and raised in Durham, NorthCarolina, Eli N. Evans earned degreesfrom the University of North Carolinaand Yale Law School. He served in theU.S. Navy and worked as an aide andspeechwriter in President Lyndon B.Johnson’s administration. His firstbook, The Provincials (1973), inaugurated the current renaissancein Southern Jewish letters. Reissued in a new edition in1997 it is considered a classic in the field. Evans has written twoother highly acclaimed works: Judah P. Benjamin: The JewishConfederate (1988) and The Lonely Days Were Sundays:Reflections of a Jewish Southerner (1993). Since 1977, he hasbeen president of the Charles H. Revson Foundation in NewYork City. In 2001 Evans was elected to the American Academyof Arts and Sciences, and in May 2003 he was awarded anhonorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters by the JewishTheological Seminary.Judy GoldmanPoet and novelistJudy Goldman's first novel, The SlowWay Back, won the Sir Walter RaleighAward for Fiction and the Mary RuffinPoole First Work of Fiction Award.Author of two books of poetry(Wanting to Know the End and HoldingBack Winter), she has received theFortner Writer and Community Award,which recognizes “outstanding generosity to other writers andthe larger community.” Her work has appeared in such literaryjournals as Southern Review, Gettysburg Review, Kenyon Review,Shenandoah, Ohio Review, and Prairie Schooner. A localcommentator for National Public Radio, she teaches at writers’conferences throughout the Southeast, including the Duke UniversityWriters’ Workshop. Born and raised in Rock Hill, SouthCarolina, Goldman now lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.You are responsible for making your ownhotel reservations.Special JHSSC rate ($75 + tax for single or double)is available at :Omni Charlotte Hotel132 E. Trade Street, Charlotte, SC 28202704.377.0400Easy walking distance toLevine Museum of the New South.Rooms are limited, so reserve early.Be sure to mention “JHSSC”for the special rate!Reservation deadline: Friday, August 22, 2003William FerrisSenior Associate Director, Center for theStudy of the American South, Universityof North CarolinaAuthor, folklorist, filmmaker, and historianWilliam R. Ferris has compiled adistinguished record of achievement andleadership during a career spanning nearlythree decades. Before becoming chairmanof the National Endowment for the Humanitiesin November 1997, Dr. Ferris served for 18 years asfounding director of the Center for the Study of Southern Cultureat the University of Mississippi in Oxford. He has produced 16documentary films and ten books, including the Encyclopedia ofSouthern Culture. Ferris is a professor of history and folklore atUNC in Chapel Hill and serves as associate director of the University’sCenter for the Study of the American South.Louis D. Rubin, Jr.Distinguished Professor of EnglishEmeritusUniversity of North CarolinaEditor, novelist, critic, essayist, teacher,and publisher Louis D. Rubin, Jr., hashad an immeasurable effect on a generationof American writers and readers.Aptly termed “a living giant in the fieldof southern letters,” Rubin has authored52 books, including The Golden Weather, Surfaces of a Diamond,Small Craft Advisory, The Mockingbird in the Gum Tree: A LiteraryGallimaufry, and most recently My Father's People: A Familyof Southern Jews. Founding director of Algonquin Books ofChapel Hill, he is Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus atthe University of North Carolina and a member of the Fellowshipof Southern Writers.Emily BinghamIndependent scholar and historianBorn in Louisville, Kentucky, EmilyBingham graduated summa cum laude fromHarvard College, where she earned a prizefor her undergraduate thesis in Americanhistory. She received her M.A. and Ph.D.in history from the University of NorthCarolina at Chapel Hill. Returning to Kentuckyin 1995, she has taught at Bellarmine College and the Universityof Louisville. Ms. Bingham, who comes from a long line ofdistinguished newspaper editors and publishers, has written forboth Louisville’s Courier-Journal and for The Raleigh News &Observer. Bingham is the co-editor, with Thomas A. Underwood,of The Southern Agrarians and the New Deal (University Press ofVirginia, 2001).


S UMMER 2003 VOLUME VIII - NUMBER 2 P AGE 9Jewish Revival at Georgetown’sTemple Beth Elohim by Elizabeth MosesRe-vI-val. Noun.1. An act or instance of reviving : the state of beingrevived : as a) renewed attention to or interest in something,b) a new presentation or publication of something old,c) a period of renewed religious interest.— Merriam-Webster Dictionary OnlineRevival. Not quite the word, here in the Bible Belt, thatone associates with Judaism, is it? That was my feeling when weasked the local paper to write an article about Temple Beth Elohimfor publicity. The reporter used the word “revival” a half dozentimes and I was aghast. Having grown up in the small town South,to me, “revival” had to do with tents, wailing preachers, and speakingin tongues. But according to the dictionary definition, that’sexactly what is happening here in Georgetown, South Carolina.Two summers ago, in June 2001, the Jewish HistoricalSociety of South Carolina (JHSSC) held its regional meeting inGeorgetown. It was a small, laid-back affair. The Kaminski Houseand the Jewish cemetery were open for tours. We attended servicesat Myrtle Beach’s Temple Emanu-El, took a tour of BernardBaruch's former plantation, Hobcaw Barony, and saw what sadshape Georgetown’s Temple Beth Elohim was in.The congregation had dwindled to five faithful members:Debbie Abrams, Rita Fogel, Alwyn Goldstein, Meyer Rosen, andPhilip Schneider. These five came every Friday night for services.Alwyn, the only one with knowledge of Hebrew prayer, wasaffectionately known as “the rabbi.” The service lasted 15 minutes,the Torah was not taken out, no songs were sung, no oneg was prepared.Yet they came. Every Friday night. To temple. To worship.To keep the faith.People at the JHSSC meeting shook their heads sadly; thiscongregation was clearly on its way out. Assimilation, the lure ofbigger cities and more lucrative careers, intermarriage — all theusual reasons were given to explain why their children and grandchildrenhad moved away and why Beth Elohim was failing. One ofthe two Torahs was given to a synagogue in Texas. Discussionswere held about selling the building and using the proceeds forperpetual care of the Jewish cemetery. Georgetown’s Jews, withtheir long and influential history, were soon to be a memory.But a revival happened. No wailing and crying, nobaptisms and shouting preachers. Quietly. One step at a time.Renewed attention and religious interest from a new set of people.As we all know, the Grand Strand is booming and along with thegeneral populace, many Jews are moving here too. And some ofthese Jews are seeking a Reform congregation. Scraps of papersurfaced, with the names and numbers of previous visitors toTemple Beth Elohim. Phone calls were made. Word began tospread, and people began to come.Members of Temple Beth Elohim — Georgetown, SC, May 2003.Photo: Sylvia CooperIn the fall of 2002, Temple Beth Elohim held six HighHoly Day services, conducted entirely by lay leaders. Attendanceat most of the services ranged from 25 to 35 people. A grandBreak-the-Fast was put together, friends found friends, and mostimportantly, Jews found fellow Jews. New ideas came up in conversationsand thinking began to shift. Perhaps this congregationcould see a turn-around; perhaps there were enough people in thearea who want to join a Reform congregation.Shortly after Yom Kippur last year, Temple Beth Elohimbegan holding one full Torah service on the fourth Friday of eachmonth, followed by an oneg. Attendance has been steady at 15-20people at these services. Thousands of dollars have been donated tothe temple and major grounds keeping done, the roof repaired, anda new heating and air conditioning system put in. The organ, whichhadn’t been used in 10 years, was repaired and we are slowlyweaving songs and music back into the service. Lay leadersconduct services, teach Hebrew, and address religious and ritualquestions. Our seder this year, catered at a local restaurant, drew acrowd of 52. Next year we will have to hold it at the temple sincewe have outgrown the restaurant.For the first time in years, the temple will remain open forservices over the summer. We will be re-listed in the telephonedirectory and we have launched a website. Most joyous of all, thecongregation, founded in 1904, will celebrate its 100 th anniversaryin 2004. Come join us, we will most certainly be here. “Revivals”every Friday night at 7:30 pm!For further information, please visit our website, or contact Elizabeth Moses atP.O. Box 5, Georgetown, SC, 29442, call 843-520-4833, ore-mail .Elizabeth Moses, a JHSSC board member, lives in Georgetown and is a member of Temple Beth Elohim.She is a researcher in the Marine Science Department at Coastal Carolina University.


P AGE 10J EWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF SOUTH CAROLINASummer ReadingMordecai:An Early American FamilyBy Emily BinghamHill and Wang, 2003Mordecai is an intimate portrait of aJewish American family in our nation’sfirst century. Emily Bingham follows thegenerations as they define themselves asSoutherners, Jews, and members of therising middle class. The Mordecai family recorded theirstruggles and triumphs in voluminous letters, diaries, newspaperarticles, and books. Drawing on these rich sources, thebook tracks national events through the relationships thatspeak most immediately to us – parent and child, brother andsister, husband and wife.The Slow Way BackBy Judy GoldmanWilliam Morrow & Co., 1999Tracing three generations of a SouthernJewish family, this remarkable debut novelpeers into deeply rooted family secrets,explores the complex love between sisters,and celebrates the constant human struggleto keep one’s history alive. Set in the Carolinas, it tells thestories of three sets of sisters, each of whom shares adelicate closeness that is shattered by secrets and truths, bymatters of faith, and by long-held resentments. This beautifullyrendered novel raises penetrating questions about filiallove, marriage, and belonging.Chicken Dreaming CornBy Roy HoffmanHill Street Press, 2003“In bursts of generosity, with all their wartsand shortcomings visible, the charactersseize their own lives and a piece of thereader’s heart. Enveloped by his family, hisfriends, and his dreams, Hoffman’s MorrisKleinman, of Piatra Neamt, Romania, andMobile, Alabama, is destined to join the ranks of fiction’simmortals.”– Sena Jeter Naslund, Distinguished TeachingProfessor at the University of Louisville.The JHSSC wishes to thank the following people for theircontributions to the Summer 2003 Newsletter: Garry Baum,Rost Beyder, Stanley Farbstein, Susan Michalow, KimberlyRichey, Marlene Mischner, and Dale Rosengarten.— Design and Layout by Enid IdelsohnThe Ladies’ AuxiliaryBy Tova MirvisW.W. Norton & Co., 2000“A dash of The Crucible, a pinch of TheGolem, a sharp eye, a keen ear, an engagingsense of humor, and an incomparablenarrative voice render The Ladies’ Auxiliarya small miracle. Tova Mirvis hastransported the Salem witch hunt fromPuritan New England to a contemporary Orthodox Jewishcommunity in Memphis, Tennessee, and the result is ahighly original, wise and wonderful novel.” – BinnieKirshenbaum, author of History on a Personal Note.Homelands: Southern-JewishIdentity in Durham and Chapel Hill,North CarolinaBy Leonard RogoffUniversity of Alabama, 2000“Homelands is the best monographpublished thus far detailing the life cycleof small southern Jewish communities.Separating myth from reality, the bookdoes a marvelous job intertwining changes in communityidentity and demographics and providing insights intocontemporary concerns for group continuity. This is amodel community study.” – Mark K. Bauman, editor ofSouthern Jewish History.My Father’s People:A Family of Southern JewsBy Louis D. Rubin, Jr.Louisiana State University Press, 2002“In My Father’s People: A Family ofSouthern Jews – his 52 nd book – LouisRubin returns to his origins…. In aghostly scene in the prologue [he] revisitshis Charleston family haunts and searchesagain for the absent figures in the landscape. ‘This book isnot a eulogy,’ he writes, ‘but an effort to know.’…Here isthe Jewish generational rise from storekeeping andimmigrant poverty into the professions. The grandfatherwho writes fractured English yields to children who arejournalists and playwrights. The grandson becomes adistinguished professor of American literature.” – LeonardRogoff, research historian at the Rosenzweig Museum andJewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina, and editorof the Rambler, the newsletter of the Southern JewishHistorical Society.


Sumter CelebratesJewish Heritage DaysSpeakers’ BureauUp & RunningCongregation Sinai and the Sumter County Museumco-sponsored Jewish Heritage Days on April 12-13, 2003with an exhibition on “Sumter’s Jewish Community in the1800s” at the museum and displays of historical material inthe archives of Temple Sinai. The program began duringFriday evening Services. Led by Rabbi Robert A. Seigel.Saturday morning Dale Rosengarten presented aslide show to an overflow crowd at the museum. Dale focusedon Sumter contributions to the making of the exhibition,“A Portion of the People: Three Hundred Years ofSouthern Jewish Life.” Morris Mazursky followed with a talkon notable Jewish families of Sumter.Participants then chose either to tour the Jewishcemetery or to watch Dr. Hannah Kirschenfeld mix, knead,and bake challah.Everyone convenedbehind the museumwhere a homemadepicnic lunch wasserved. The programended back at TempleSinai with a demonstrationof shofarblowing and a wonderfulperformancePicnic at Sumter County MuseumPhoto: Phil Moiseby Koleinu, the choir of KahalKadosh Beth Elohim ofCharlestonby Rabbi Robert A. SeigelFor the past several months a dedicated group of JHSSCmembers have been meeting regularly to develop a Speakers’Bureau. When it is ready to be fully launched, the JHSSC willbe able to offer programs to every Jewish congregation andaffiliate in the State as well as to civic organizations andchurch groups. The dual purpose of the Speakers’ Bureau isto educate as many people as possible about the rich Jewishheritage of South Carolina and to increase the Society’s membershipbase.The program will begin slowly and grow. It will start with apilot program in the Charleston area, then move to theColumbia area, and then throughout the entire State.The Speakers’ Bureau has been viewing the several chapters ofthe JHSSC video, Land of Promise, and discussing “talkingpoints” so that a presentation might include a segment of thefilm followed by a discussion. In this way the Bureau canoffer a variety of subjects to prospective audiences. A templateon each segment of the video is being created to fosterdiscussion.The Speakers’ Bureau Committee consists of Jack Bass, SolBreibart, Carolee Fox, Harlan Greene, Jeanne Lieberman,Morey Lipton, Martin Perlmutter, Klyde Robinson, RobertRosen, Anita Rosenberg, Jeff Rosenblum, Dale Rosengarten,and Bob Seigel. We are actively seeking new recruits. To jointhe committee or suggest possible venues, please contactjhssc@cofc.edu..[tÑÑç DCCà{ U|Üà{wtç àÉ [tÇÇt cxtÜÄáà|Çx• Born April 28, 1903St. Matthews, SC• B.A.: History, Converse CollegeSpartanburg, SC, 1924• History teacher, Columbia High SchoolColumbia, SC1928—1968• pioneer member, Plantation Village,Wilmington, NC, 1988• proud aunt to 44 descendents• beloved senior member of JHSSC age 4 age 21age 100


Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies ProgramCollege of Charleston96 Wentworth StreetCharleston, SC 29424NON-PROFITU.S. POSTAGEP - A - I - DCHARLESTON, SCPERMIT No. 437H I S T O R I C A LJewish Studies ProgramCollege of CharlestonCharleston, SC 29424(843)953-3918fax: (843)953-7624Martin Perlmutter,Executive DirectorOfficersRobert Rosen, PresidentBernard Warshaw, Vice-PresidentDavid J. Cohen, TreasurerArline Polinsky, SecretaryIsadore Lourie,Founding PresidentRichard GergelKlyde RobinsonJeffrey RosenblumPast PresidentsBoard of DirectorsIrving Abrams, GreenvilleGerry Sue Arnold, ColumbiaEve Berlinsky, CharlestonJack Bloom, GreenvilleH.J. Brand, GreenvilleSol Breibart, CharlestonLeah Chase, CharlestonRobert Dreyfus, GreenvilleStanley Farbstein, CharlestonCarolee Rosen Fox, CharlestonBelinda Gergel, ColumbiaBen Goldberg, CharlestonLyssa Harvey, ColumbiaRuth Jacobs, CharlestonAlan Kahn, ColumbiaHarriet Keyserling, BeaufortMichael Kogan, CharlestonHarold Kornblut, LattaMike Krupsaw, AndersonTheodore Levy, Hilton HeadMick Lourie, ColumbiaJane Mendelsohn, CharlestonElizabeth Moses, GeorgetownHarby Moses, SumterRobert Moses, SumterMickey Rosenblum, CharlestonSandra Rosenblum, CharlestonJulian Schoenberg, GreenvilleRobert Seigel, CharlestonHarriett Steinert, Asheville, NCBarbara Stender, CharlestonJewish Heritage CollectionDale Rosengarten, CuratorName:Address:City:ANNUAL DUES FOR THE SOCIETY(MEMBERSHIP RUNS ON A CALENDAR YEAR, JANUARY– DECEMBER)Please join the Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina.Fill out this form and return it to:JHSSC, Jewish Studies Program,College of Charleston, Charleston, SC 29424Please make checks payable to JHSSCANNUAL DUES FOR 2003(MEMBERSHIP RUNS ON A CALENDAR YEAR, JANUARY– DECEMBER)_______ Individual/Family Membership $36_______ Friend $200_______ Sponsor $350_______ Founding Patron $1000_______ PillarState:Phone: ( ) Fax: ( )E-mail Address:Zip:$5000 ($1000 for five years)2003 GIFT MEMBERSHIPS AVAILABLEEnroll a friend or family member for an additional $36.Please provide their information and we will inform them of your gift.

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