Center Wins NEH Grant for Summer Institute!

The College of Charleston’s Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program is pleased to announce that the Pearlstine/Lipov Center for Southern Jewish Culture (CSJC) is the recipient of a $143,699 NEH Humanities grant.“Privilege and Prejudice: Jewish History in the American South,”will be held in May 2019. This award to the College of Charleston

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Center Talk, Fall 2018

2018 is whizzing by at the Center for Southern Jewish Culture. Our research fellowship continues to attract outstanding talent. In January, we hosted journalist Sue Eisenfeld, who gave a Sunday talk on her current project, “A Yankee’s Journey Through the Jewish South,” and in March, University of Virginia graduate student

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Center Talk, Spring 2018

This fall the Center treated Charleston to Jenna Weissman Joselit’s eloquent meditation on the Ten Commandments in the American South and to Jeffrey Rosen’s stimulating interpretation of the legacy of Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, including verbatim quotations from the great jurist without a note in sight!   In October, as

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Center Talk, Fall 2017

The Center for Southern Jewish Culture had an exciting 2017! This past Spring we hosted “An Evening with Kinky Friedman,” the iconoclastic Texas singer and politician. He gave a free performance to a crowd of over 150 and participated in an on-stage conversation with acting director Shari Rabin about his

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Center Talk, Spring 2017

Fall 2016 has been an exciting time for the Center for Southern Jewish Culture, even with director extraordinaire Dale Rosengarten on sabbatical! In September, we sponsored the first talk in the Jewish Studies Program’s “Jews and Elections” series. Acting Director Shari Rabin spoke about the 1860 Presidential election, a time

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Shari Rabin Publishes in the Journal of Southern Religion

Acting Director Shari Rabin has published an article entitled “Mohalim, Not Missionaries: Outsider and Insider Bodies in Southern Religious History” as part of a special issue on “Outsiders, Dissenters, and Critics” in the Journal of Southern Religion. In this article, only the second on a Jewish topic in the journal’s history, she

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New Southern Jewish Culture Center to Highlight City’s Unique History, February 2014

"At one historic time, Charleston was the nation's hub of Jewish life and religious freedom, giving rise to a rich Jewish heritage that endures today. Jewish history here has roots so deep, especially for a smallish Southern city, that one of its oldest families is donating $1.5 million to create

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