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 is part of NEH’s Summer Seminars and Institutes for College and University Teachers program. This program supports intensive one- to four-week projects in which college and university faculty members, working with scholarly experts, engage in collegial study of significant texts and topics in the humanities. Only ten of these grants were awarded by the NEH this year, for a total of $1.4 million.

“Privilege and Prejudice,”will offer in-depth training in southern Jewish history for twenty-five educators. According to CSJC Director Shari Rabin, it will shift Jews from the margins of southern history to the center, exploring the region’s cosmopolitan past and its relationship to both diversity and discrimination.

The co-directors of the project are Shari Rabin, who is also assistant professor in the Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program; Dale Rosengarten, associate director of the CSJC and the founding director of the College’s Jewish Heritage Collection; and Michael R. Cohen, chair of the Jewish studies program at Tulane University.


About the Pearlstine/Lipov Center for Southern Jewish Culture (CSJC)

The CSJC encourages scholarship and public knowledge about Jewish life in the American South.  Founded in 2014 with a gift from the Pearlstine/Lipov family and housed at the College of Charleston, the Center brings together the resources of the Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program, the Jewish Heritage Collection, and the Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina, as well as the assets of a city where Jews have lived, worked, and worshipped since the seventeenth century.


This award is managed by the Office of Research and Grants Administration (ORGA) at the College of Charleston.  ORGA promotes external funding for research, academic projects and scholarly activities, and compliance with applicable regulations and College policies and procedures relating to research activities.

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