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CJF President’s Article

Jeffrey Buncher, M.D. CJF President

Treblinka The last two known survivors of the most chillingly efficient killing machine of the Nazi Holocaust, the Treblinka Extermination Camp in Occupied Poland, are Samuel Wilenderg and Kalmen Teigmin who live in Israel. Only 67 people were known to have survived the camp, fleeing in a brazen revolt shortly before Treblinka was destroyed. The Israeli National Holocaust Memorial says that two Israeli men are now the final living link to one of the most notorious death camps in history. They are in their late eighties and have devoted their final years to trying to preserve the memory of the 875,000 people systematically murdered in a one-year killing spree at the height of World War II. Almost all were Jews. The Holocaust has seared itself into the consciousness of Jews, and after nearly seventy years its impact is felt even more keenly. Before World War II, approximately 8,700,000 Jews lived in Europe. By war’s end some six million of them had been murdered. That is the end of the story, but where does it begin? Excerpts from Every Person’s Guide to Judaism review the history. From the middle ages, Jews lived in Eastern Europe, sometimes in cities but more often in small communities (Shtetlachs: singular, Shtetl) where they had highlydeveloped community institutions. Yiddish was the everyday language; Hebrew was considered a Holy language to be used only in sacred text and prayers. Yiddish was affectionately known as mamaloshen, the mother tongue. The Eastern European Shtetl exists only in memory and in artifacts. It was the origin of the majority of American Jews whose grandparents arrived in the great waves of immigration around the turn of the century. The Holocaust came about largely as a result of a climate of anti-Semitism that had pervaded European culture for many thousands of years. Anti-Semitism, the irrational hatred of Jews, can be traced back to at least New Testament times. For instance, in the eighth chapter the Gospel of John we find: “You (Jews) are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires and He who is of G-d hears the words of G-d; the reason why you do not hear them is you are not of G-d.” (The Holy Bible, revised standard version Bible 1971). The fourth century preacher Gregory of Nyssa described Jews as “murderers of the Lord, assassins of the prophets, rebels, and detestors of G-d, they outraged the law, resist grace, repudiate the faith of their fathers.” (Poliakov, The history of anti-Semitism, page 25). The view of Jews as demons was expressed most forcibly by the fourth century church father St. John Chrysostom: (The synagogue is not only a place of vice and impiety. It is a haunt of the demons. The very souls of the Jews are haunts of demons.) (Rosemary Radford Ruether, Faith and Fratricide. New York: Seabury Press, 1974, Page 178). Anti-Jewish feelings were seen again in the activities of the Church office of the Inquisition. Throughout the centuries, anti-Semites manufactured a number of calumnies to arouse hostility against the Jews on the part of the populace. One of these, the blood libel, according to which Jews were accused of kidnapping and murdering Christian children in order to use their blood for the making of matzoh. Centuries of anti-Jewish teachings created fertile ground for the seed of Nazi hatred to flourish. The people have been conditioned to despise Jews and to see them as something less than human. Thus they could rationalize elimination of the Jews, not as murder, but as a removal of a cancerous element in society or the destruction of parasites or vermin. One often hears the question raised: Why did they go like sheep to the slaughter? The question implies a perception that is inaccurate. The fact it, there was a good deal of resistance, both physical and spiritual. The best known active resistance was the Warsaw ghetto. Mightily outnumbered, woefully under-equipped, with no military experience or expertise and no real history of combat, Jews in the Warsaw ghetto under the leadership of Mordecai Anielewicz, made a valiant stand that constituted the largest battle in occupied Europe up to that time (except in Yugoslavia). Many nameless Jews were moved to acts of heroism. In an earlier article last year

I discussed Hannah Senesh, a brave young woman who had managed to escape from Europe to Palestine and who then, after volunteering to return and be parachuted behind enemy lines, was caught and killed. Although there were many instances of resistance, a person still might ask: Why did not any Jews go to their deaths without a fight? It is important to remember that throughout much of Jewish history, Jews have been a powerless minority faced with constant harassment but never total annihilation. Jews learned to survive by keeping a low profile and waiting things out. In this case, the approach that always worked turned out to be disastrous. Furthermore people always believed that it can’t happen here. Often by the time the Jews realized what was really happening it was simply too late. We just celebrated Passover, when Jews throughout the world participated in Seders, in traditional Passover meals that commemorate our liberation from slavery to freedom. Yet, for the Jewish people, the notion of the Promised Land remains elusive. Israel, sadly, is not yet a land of peace, with us living in an atmosphere of mutual respect, goodwill and productive co-existence with our Arab neighbors. This sadness was brought home again on Sunday, April 17 with news that a 16-year-old Israeli, Daniel Raphael Viflic, died from injuries sustained after a school bus was hit by a Hamas-fired rocket ten days ago. Daniel was a student at a school in southern Israel. The anti-tank missile hit his bus moments after most of the children had gotten off. Daniel was one of two people on the bus. He was en route to visit his grandmother. Our prayers go out to Daniel and his family. Those who hate Jews hurt all of us. The Holocaust snuffed out many of Europe’s greatest minds. It is impossible to calculate the degree to which brilliant Jewish doctors, scientists and researchers--and their offspring-- killed by the Nazis could have benefited all of humanity. Not only have Jews suffered from those who hated Israel and the Jewish people, but the world has suffered as well. This is a sad fact that is often eclipsed by their rampant anti-Israel criticism and anti-Semitism that permeates much of the world. The volunteer of the month has spent hours upon hours mulling over voluminous amounts of data, thinking outside of the box to make impactful management decisions. The operations of the JCC and the Federation, now under the auspices of the Jewish Community Alliance of Greater Charleston, are very demanding and time-consuming. Our volunteer has worked extensively reviewing contracts, bond negotiations, audits, budgetary concerns, facilities and operational concerns. Difficult decisions and tough choices requiring knowledge, expertise and a critical eye are paramount. This person is involved and active in multiple Jewish organizations and sits on several Boards. His extensive management experience of large organizations, budgets and staffs, has provided insight, inspiration and guidance for our organization. The Charleston Jewish Federation and the Charleston Jewish community applaud and thank David Kalik, Vice President for Finance and Facilities, for his unending hours of hard work and being a key leader on our management team. The Charleston Jewish Federation had its yearly Yom Hashoah memorial program on Sunday, May 1, 2011, at 3:00 PM at the Charleston Music Hall. Our featured speaker was Dora Love, who is a Holocaust survivor who helped locate and reunite child survivors with their families after the Shoah. Eyewitness accounts of this tragic time unite personal experience with history in a way that is extraordinary. As the years pass, the number of those who can tell the story first-hand is diminishing and it is imperative that we never forget the tragedy of the Holocaust. This moving event was chaired by Dr. Eveline Delson and Phillis Kalisky-Mair. Thank you also to Sandra Brett, Director of the REMEMBER Program. Understanding the devastation and genocide of the past and current waves of antiSemitism is one more reason the Charleston Jewish Federation continues to raise funds, educate and advocate on behalf of Israel and worldwide Jewry every day in so many ways. We thank those who contribute to the Charleston Jewish Federation campaign. Your dollars provide the staffing, organizational structure and funding that makes this important work possible. L’Dor V’Dor

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Connecting jewish women

We encourage all

Jewish Women in the

Join us at the 2nd Annual Celebration

Charleston area, affiliated and unaffiliated, to be a part of this Special Day. It is through events like

this that we celebrate our shared experiences as

On August 28, 2011, the Charleston Jewish Federation is sponsoring its second annual event, Connecting Jewish Women, Celebrate the Journey. This program will take place at the Marriott Hotel on Lockwood Blvd. in Charleston. Connecting Jewish Women provides a forum for Jewish women, affiliated and unaffiliated, to meet, learn from each other and expand the Jewish womens’ network for ongoing support and relationships – broadening their unity as a community.

Jewish women and broaden our unity as a community. This event will feature an array of programs and workshops which are of special interest to Jewish women of all generations. An exhibit hall will be available for you to network and showcase your business. Space is limited.


To register online or for more information, visit or contact Carol Berlin at 843.568.4450,

2nd Annual Celebration of Jewish Women

Sunday, August 28, 2011

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Connecting Jewish Women attracted nearly 200 women last year and the location has changed to accommodate a larger group. There were many positive comments, Ellen Elmaleh stated “The conference was well organized, beautifully presented and marvelously executed. The day was enjoyed by all.” Connecting Jewish Women is scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m with registration beginning at 9:00 a.m. The cost is $36 which includes workshops, networking opportunities, entertainment, raffle prizes, business exhibitors, kosher continental breakfast and lunch. Online registration will be available at For more information on registration, sponsorships and business exhibits please contact Carol Berlin, CJF Special Events Coordinator, or 843.568.4450.

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Get involved. Donate. Volunteer. It’s what being Jewish feels like. As one of America’s most trusted names in charitable giving, the Jewish Federation Annual Campaign is an incredibly responsive grassroots effort dedicated to strengthening and supporting our Jewish community from the ground up. Together we ensure that Jewish social services and community organization remain strong here at home, in Israel and around the world. And we effectively respond to the crises that confront us and our neighbors with loving kindness and enduring Jewish value. To learn more about the power of community, visit or contact Judi Corsaro, CJF CEO, at 843.571.6565 x 313

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2011 Holocaust Creative Arts & Writing Competition

Charleston Jewish Federation Contributions In Honor Of:

Debbie Baker, a Speedy recovery: Janis & Kevin Ziman Terry Fisher, a Speedy recovery: Linda & David Cohen Edwin Pearlstine, Jr., a Speedy recovery: Linda & David Cohen Bubbles Ziman, a very Happy Birthday: Janis & Kevin Ziman Faye & Jack Brickman, Mazel Tov on your new home: Judi & Ted Corsaro; Jeffrey & Beth Buncher & family In Memory Of:

Mark Levine, beloved father & grandfather of Audry & Mark Mandel & family: Patricia & Paul Sykes Milton Hurtes: Virginia H. Rouse Above: Vivian Bui from West Ashley High School winning piece for Visual Arts.

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The REMEMBER Program for Holocaust and Genocide Education exhibited  creative interpretations on the theme of “Resistance and Survival in the Holocaust” at the Charleston County Library during the month of April. We had 100 entries from area high school  students.  Their thoughtful expressions highlight the importance of remembering the Shoah and integrating the subject into the school curriculum. We are so grateful to Jerry Scheer, Mark Cumins,  and TBonz Restaurant Group for sponsoring the competition. Jerry  expressed the importance of studying the Holocaust:  “I feel like to study the Holocaust is to be able to try to understand mankind’s collective potential for evil beyond anything we hopefully will ever experience,  but also the study of  triumph that we experience everyday when we see the daily contributions(medicine,art,technology) of a people that refused to let this atrocity define them as victims.” Thanks so much to TBonz and those who helped to organize the show, Denise Deveaux, Ruth Goldberg, Ruth Cox, and Jill Levy.

In Honor Of:

Mazel Tov to Samantha, Jason and big brother Harry Goldberg on the birth of Felix Reuben: Debbie, Greg & Truere Rothschild Mazel Tov to Marsha Kronick on being given BSBI Sisterhood’s 2011 A Woman Who Makes a Difference award: Rachel Kronick Rothbart Thank-You to Beth & Jeffrey Buncher for hosting CHAZA #143 at your beach house: Greg Rothschild & boys of AZA Special Thank-You to Mindy Odle for all she does in keeping BBYO on track: Greg Rothschild

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I Am Human Rebekah Thomas Winning Entry of 2011 Holocaust Creative Arts Competition

Mother says the smell isn’t that bad. I say when I wake up in the mornings and inhale, I want to throw up. A dumpster follows me around. That hole in the ground they call a bathroom gags me with every step I take closer. My friend Sara died last week. And she’s still in her barrack. They don’t do anything to dead bodies around here, except thirst for more corpses after one is present. Her festering body is a stake in my nostrils that reminds me of where I am. The smoke coming from the chimneys is a rank, putrid, degrading thing that stains my memory with the smell of flesh. Mother says to smell the flowers often to remind myself of fragrances of home. Except there are no flowers. And nothing could ever hide or cover the all encompassing stench of my people dying. So I meditate on the burn of my nose. Mother says the noises are hardly noticeable. I say the screams of the children are the worst. We all pretend we can’t hear the screeching voices and the banging on the doors and the shuffling of bodies and the yelling for help. But I can. Ever since they called us out of our barracks in the middle of the night for their sick and bestial pleasure, the sound of their voices makes fire run through my blood. It boils with remembrance of that night, of the screaming women, of the girls barely older than ten. The obnoxious and distinguishable sound of their voices makes me cringe. Mother says to sing songs and recite rhymes to fill our ears with the joys of childhood. But I choose instead to meditate on the sound of night, and the sound of morning, and the sound of dinner time, and the sound of children wailing, and the sound of separated families, and the sound of breathing in the night at the barracks, and the sound of the voices, and mostly the sound of their thick accents. To make sure I never forget. Mother says the food isn’t that bad. I say the crunch of rotting potatoes and the chalky horrid taste of mashed bread against the roof of my mouth would barely pass as a gift to a starving animal on the side of the road on whom you took pity. I think even a hungry mutt would turn away. I ruminate on the fact that there is no water to chase the taste away. I dwell on the rumble of my belly and the extra room in my clothes and the ache of hunger that gnaws at my very soul. I lie in my bed concentrating only on the displeasure of being so ill, and I cling to the moments I am so depraved I think I will faint, for those are the moments I am most aware of just how hungry I am. Mother says to have a tea party with our bread so the overwhelming taste of imaginary tea can wash away the potatoes that aren’t that bad anyway. But I focus on the filth, and rot, and portion size, and absolute grotesqueness of the awful excuse for food they give us. I replay the tastes in my mind as often as I can. Mother says if we pretend our work suits are dresses, we can be the real princesses of our cabin. I say the burlap bag they give me to wear rubs my skin raw. I crawl into the thorny satchel every night concentrating on the way each part of my body feels as it is poked and scratched to a pulp by the material. The biting, freezing, crippling air of February chomps at my skin as they whisk me to work in the early hours of the morning. My skin is frozen and dead. And I isolate the sensations in my head. The feel of dirt in the wounds of my shoeless feet is engrained in my brain. I’ve never been hit by a car, but it was the first thing I imagined when the cold, hard, swinging, iron hand of the solider met my face for the first time. At first my cheek feels of fire. The fire melts away for a while, then returns as an entire pulsing pain and throb over my entire face. I’ve studied this sensation. Mother says the mornings are refreshing. But I commit to memory the agony my young body feels at the close of each day. Mother says if we pretend, and we dream, and we look on the bright side, this will all seem less tragic. Less full of death. I am enraged. I am angry. I am hurting. And I want to remember every second of it. I know that feeling every pain at every moment keeps me alive. To recognize pain is to feel. To feel is to have emotion. And to have emotion is to be human. I am human. I am still a life worth living. I have value. And in my value, I resist. No matter how worthlessly they treat me, I am human. I have value. And they cannot steal that. As long as I feel pain, I feel alive. It is all committed to my memory, because if I never forget the pain, I can never be less than human. I am human. I have value. They beat me, and hate me. And as long as I’m enduring the pain, I am alive. And as long as I am alive, they have not won. As long as I am alive, I can resist. I am human. I am alive. I have value. I feel pain. I resist.

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Jewish community relations committee

JCRC Stands Against Mazel Tov to Samantha and Jason Goldberg on their new addition! The Stand Against Racism is a movement of the YWCA that aims to eliminate racism by raising awareness through its annual event. The Jewish Community Relations Committee of the Charleston Jewish Federation was proud to take part in that stand on Friday, April 29, 2011. The JCRC was represented at the event by Eileen Chepenik, Chair of the Committee, Sig Schildcrout, member of the JCRC, and Sarah Swingle, CJF Program Director. Materials about CJF programs were distributed, and Matzah was even brought for everyone to sample. The event itself was fantastic, and included speeches from community leaders, including Mayor Joe Riley, Celina Anthony, president of the Circulo Hispanoamericano of Charleston, and Kathleen Rodgers, Director of the YWCA, musical and dance performances by the WO’SE African Drummers and Dance Group, poetry readings and more. Check out the CJF’s Facebook page, CharlestonJewishFederation, to see more pictures from the event.

Above: Sig Schildcrout, JCRC member, points out the ad for the Stand Against Racism in the April Jewish Voice to one of the attendees. At Right: The pledge against racism that everyone took at the event.

Shalom, Felix! “Shalom Baby,” an outreach program of the Charleston Jewish Fe d e r a t i o n , warmly welcomes new babies and reaches out to parents in the Charleston Jewish Community. Each new baby is greeted with a visit by CJF Staff and a gift, a custom-made tzedakah box from “HelloEverywear!”, a custom-design, made-to-order T-shirt and gift company run by a Jewish mother right here in Charleston. Big brother Harry Goldberg gives Felix a kiss!

Do you have a new addition to the family? We'd love to visit and provide a gift! Contact Sarah Swingle, CJF Program Director, at 571.6565 x 304 to let us know about your special new family member! The Shalom Baby program is funded by a generous grant of the Zucker Family Foundation.

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There are still PJ LIbrary subscriptions available in Charleston. Sign your child up at

A SPECIAL DONATION TO THE PJ LIBRARY “Mazel Tov to Marsha Kronick on being given BSBI Sisterhood’s 2011 A Woman Who Makes a Difference Award.” Rachel Kronick

PJ Library participants Abby and Max Bluestein love PJ book! “We love that our children are not only enjoying reading, but are enjoying reading Jewish books. The PJ library is a wonderful program!”

Sharyn Bluestein, Mom of Abigail and Max

Shelly & Larry Parnes, Wendy Marcus & Alan Goer always read the Charleston Jewish VOICE from Charleston as both couples are now living in Rhode Island. They became friends in Charleston, SC.

Pictured: Abby and Max Bluestein love The PJ Library, and you will too! Special thanks to our local funders who are making this possible: Ettaleah & Nicky Bluestein Linda & David Cohen Quyen & Adam Feller Marilyn Hoffman Janice & Ellis Kahn Elaine & Barry Krell Nancy & Bernard Mendelson Neda & Alan Nussbaum Sandra & Howard Peskin


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Jewish Social Services

Giving Now So Your Children Can Give Later

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ate last year our community lost a great hero in Harriet Hirschfeld Keyserling, who passed away on December 12, 2010. She was a great advocate for the Lowcountry, for women, and for the Jewish community. Harriet grew up in New York City and graduated with honors from Barnard College, the women’s college of Columbia University, majoring in Economics and Mathematics. In 1944, she married Dr. Herbert Keyserling and moved to his hometown of Beaufort, SC. She raised four children, volunteered in the community for almost 30 years, and in 1974 she was the first woman elected to Beaufort County Council. Two years later she became the first woman from Beaufort County elected to the SC House of Representatives, where she served for 16 years. In the legislature, Harriet was a champion for public education, energy and the environment, women’s issues, the arts and humanities, and she was an advocate for reducing the environmental damage caused by nuclear waste. After retiring from public office in 1992, she served on the Southeast Compact for Low-level Nuclear Waste, the South Carolina Humanities Council, and on the boards of Spoleto Festival USA, the Coastal Conservation League, the League of Conservation Voters, The Penn Center and The Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina. In 1993 Harriet and Herbert Keyserling created an endowment with Coastal Community Foundation to benefit organizations in Beaufort and Charleston Counties. During their lifetimes they actively recommended grants

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from their endowment to benefit causes they cared about. With Harriet’s passing in December 2010, their four children have become the advisors on the fund, giving them the opportunity to recommend grants for the rest of their lives. Harriet also bequeathed assets from her estate to increase the size of the endowment that her children now have the privilege of using to support charities of their choice. Some fund establishers name advisors to follow them and some don’t. Most leave the grantmaking responsibility to Coastal Community Foundation or to the Jewish Endowment Fund after their deaths. Successor advisors must be specifically named at the time the fund is created (you cannot name an unborn great-grandchild, for example). When a fully endowed fund of $1 million or more is created, advisors have the privilege of having successor advisors in perpetuity. Each successor may appoint his or her own successor advisor, as long as more than 50 percent of grantmaking dollars from the

fund benefit organizations based in Coastal Community Foundation’s service area. To learn more about how to create testamentary Donor-advised Funds that enable your children and future generations to support Jewish causes, or any causes for that matter, please contact Judi Corsaro at 843-571-6565 x 313 or or Spencer Lynch at sjaylynch@ or 843-324-8807 to learn more details about charitable giving through the Jewish Endowment Fund.

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CO Jewish Endowment Fund Legacy Honor Roll We give special thanks to the leadership and thoughtful planning the following persons have initiated. Each has made special provisions to ensure continued funding for the future of our Jewish community. • Anonymous • Dr. Edmund and Marilyn Barron • Haskell and Barbara Ellison • Janice and Ellis Kahn • Mr. and Mrs. Hugo M. Spitz • Mr. Stanley B. Farbstein • Scott and Lara LeRoy • Sharon and Eddie Toporek • Mrs. Alwyn Berlin • Dr. and Mrs. William H. Golod • Spencer and Elisabeth Lynch • Mrs. Sharon Toporek • Mrs. Linda G. Cohen • Sam and Regina (OBM) Geene • Mr. Edwin Pearlstine • Jerry (OBM) and Anita Zucker • David L. and Linda Cohen • Alvin J. Hammer • Ms. Lillie L. Rubenstein

Men’s Division $25,000-$99,999 Eli H. Hyman $18,000-$24,999 Anonymous (1) $10,000-$17,999 Jeffrey Buncher David M. Dumas Sam Shapiro $5,000-$9,999 Charles H. Banov Danny Berlinsky David M. Ellison Richard Friedman Norman Nirenblatt Herbert E. Rosner Stuart Tessler $2,500-$4,999 Jeffrey Cohen Manuel Cohen Harold Fox Carl H. Jacobson Morton Needle Howard V. Peskin Henry W. Rittenberg Samuel I. Rosen Mitchell L. Sherman Samuel Steinberg Alan D. Toporek C. Leonard Zucker $1,000-$2,499 Stephen W. Bielsky Jeffrey Cohen Philip Berlinsky Benjamin H. Chase

Haskell Ellison Joseph Engel Lowell Epstein Paul M. Feldman Stuart A. Feldman Joseph Fischbein Mitchell R. Fischbein Neil Fisher Jerry Garfinkle Raymond Greenberg Raphael Haller Marshall Kalinsky Maurice Krawcheck A. Lawrence Lemel Allan Levin Theodore Levin Irving Lipsky Morey Lipton Marshall V. Miller Allan Mysel David Pearlman Charles Rittenberg Peter A. Rosenthal Norton M. Seltzer Howard B. Sherman Joseph Sokol Irving Sonenshine Bernard Steinberg Haskell Toporek Mark F. Yampolsky Stephen Ziff $500-$999 Anonymous (5) Mark Antman Michael Bagg Adam Brown Ted Corsaro Herbert Engel

Gerald A. Feinberg Kenneth Fox P. Maurice Fox Leonard Glantz Martin A. Gold Charles Goldberg Jason Goldberg Robert Goldstein Kenneth Goodman Samuel Greene Colby H. Grossman Elliott Halio David C. Kalik Buddy Karesh Newton Klements Eric Krawcheck Jordan Lash Avron Lesser Allan Livingstain Sean I. Lynch Spencer J. Lynch Seth Manaker Burnet Mendelsohn Robert B. Miller Harry R. Needle Robert New Wilfred D. Novit Maurice Nussbaum William Olasov Michael Prystowsky Adrian Reuben Jeffery Sabel Daniel Slotchiver Irvin Slotchiver Stephen Slotchiver Michael Spandorfer Hugo Spitz Jack Vane Julius (Skippy) Weil

Marty Yonas $100-$499 Anonymous (3) Mark Adelson Moshe Arfa Jerry I. Baker Seymour Baron Stephen Baumrind Roger Bender Jason Berendt Melvyn Berlinsky Jeffrey Berry Michael S. Berry Wayne Braverman Craig Browdy Pete Brown Jeffrey W. Buncher, Jr. Kenneth Chavin Glenn Cohen Alan F. Coleman Malcolm Fages Fred R. Feldman Dennis J. Fisher Max Garfinkel Paul Garfinkel Benjamin Glass Slade Gleaton Herbert S. Goldberg Steven Goldberg Alan Goldkin Mel Goldstein Thomas R. Goldstein William Greenhill David F. Grossman Andrew Halio Morton Hankin Les Herman Warren Hyman

David Jaffee Thomas T. Johnston Justin Kahn Sewell Kahn Charles Karesh Ian Kay Stuart J. Kestenbaum Andrew Kraft Murray Lancer Barry Lash Ira K. Lash Arnold Levin Sam Liberman Meyer Lipman Carl Masonberg David Mendelsohn Roy Meyers Ivan N. Nossokoff Bernard J. Novit Carl Novit Durward Parsley Harold (Billy) Richman Jerry Robinson Adam Rosenbaum Adam Rosner Greg Rothschild Paul Rundbaken Isaac (Ike) Ryba Phil Saul Paul Schwartz Sid Shealey Andrew B. Slotin Philip H. Slotin Paul Sykes Edwin Toporek Maurice Weintraub Leon Wolper Paul A. Wurtzel Loren R. Ziff

$1-$99 Murad Abed Jordan Adelson Samuel H. Baker Jamie Ball Kregg Brandenburg Barry Breibart Tim Carle Andrew Cohen Joel H. Doobrow Cary Fechter Gerald Fechter Paul C. Feldman Irving Fisher Thomas Heyward Gerald Katz Marvin Katzen Seth Kupferman Harold Lenoff Lawrence M. Libater Arthur Liberman Eric Lipton Gerald Meyerson Myron Perlitz Ira Rosenshein N. Hershel Sarasohn Edward Silverberg Hanes Swingle Guy Toubiana Vladimir Varadi William Want Neil Weintrob Kevin Ziman

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Charleston Jewish Federation 2011 Annual Campaign Contributions

Raised as of April 14, 2011: $668,553

Women’s Division Prime Minister’s Council Black Diamond Lion of Judah

$100,000+ Anita G. Zucker

Emerald Lion of Judah

$25,000-$9,999 Ann Therese S. Hyman Ruby Lion of Judah

$10,000-$17,999 Elizabeth Buncher Marilyn Hoffman Judith M. Solomon Lion of Judah

$5,000-$9,999 Susan Addlestone Berlijn Nancy L. Banov Jackie S. Berlinsky Ruth F. Berlinsky Linda Cohen Lisa Cohen Judi Corsaro Tiffany J. Dye Debbie Fisher Amy Foster Ruth Goldberg Ellen Hoffman Masha Kalinsky Halle Lipov Sandra Lipton Liz Lynch Suzanne G. Lynch Diana Manaker Rebecca S. Nirenblatt Susan Pearlstine Penny Rosner Jean S. Rosner Jamee Schlesinger Roxann Spandorfer Sunny Steinberg Susie Steinberg Catherine Stuhr Toporek Phyllis K. Tanenbaum Elaine Tessler Sharon Toporek Pomegranate

$2,500-$4,999 Shera Lee E. Berlin Debra S. Engel Mickey Sonenshine Harriet Steinert Barbara L. Zucker $1,000-$2,499 Anonymous (2) Janet Berg Ettaleah Bluestein Sandra Brett Marilyn Brilliant Jody Cohen Barbara Ellison Julie L. Ellison Barbara Epstein Sally Fischbein Irene Garfinkel Judy Grossman Barbara Halpern Pam Kaplan

Charlot M. Karesh Rose Levin Carol A. Mysel Evelyn Needle Neda C. Nussbaum Karen Pinosky Sara Rittenberg Sheran Rittenberg Claire Z. Robinson Patricia Rones-Sykes Mindelle K. Seltzer Freida L. Sokol Robin Solomon Marcia Spar Dale Toporek Ellen L. Yampolsky $500-$999 Anonymous (6) Elizabeth Baker Katie Bielsky Eileen Chepenik Dutch (Dorothy) Cohen Barbara S. Cohn Carolyn Draisin Debra Engel Marilyn Feldman Renee Frisch Harriet Goldberg Beth Keyserling Kramer Barbara LandsmanJacobson Jeanne Lieberman Rachel Lipton Joan S. Loeb Judy C. Lutz Nancy N. Mendelson Sonia Rothschild Carol Seltzer Debra L. Sistino Bobbi Spitz Ellen S. Steinberg Sharon F. Stricker Judy Volkman Ronneca Watkins $100-$499 Anonymous (9) Katherine Abrams Carole Addlestone Ruth Addlestone Lori Adelman Michele Adelson Stephanie M. Alexander Shari Allen Madge Altman Patricia J. Bagg Janna K. Baker Stacey Bauknight Michelle K. Bayme Margaret Bender Linda A. Bergman Lynn Bernstein Tassie Bielsky Laurie Bixler Traci E. Black Marcy Bolster Sarah Book Elaine O. Brabham Sara B. Breibart Tsivia Browdy Frances Chase

Leah F. Chase Brenda Chepenik Phyllis Cohen Rosemary (Binky) R. Cohen Sandra Conradi Amy M. Davis Heather R. Dawson Patricia Ellison Evelyn Engel Debby Feldman Shirley Feldman Toby Felton Cookie Finkelstein Lorraine Finkelstein Diana Fishman Audrey Fleishman Sharon Forman Ruth Freedenberg Marsha Freudenberg Ibis Glass Jess Glasser Lori Gleaton Missy Gold Amy Goldkin Sylvia Greene Joyce Haber Frances Halio Joan Halushka Barbara Hankin Marylyn Haspel Mindy Hawkins Flo Herman Lenor Ruthe Himmelstein Mordenai R. Hirsch Toby Hirsch Elisheva N. Holub Judy Holz Christine Jablon Mitzi Kahn Renee Kahn Sandra Katz Phyllis G. Katzen Ellen Kay Harriet Keith Gloria Kern Nanci Kestenbaum Dorothy Kipnis Janet B. Kolender Katherine Kraft Linda Krawcheck Peggy Krawcheck Amy Kronsberg Rita B. Kurtz Dorothy H. Lancer Debbie Lash Teri B. Lash Brenda Y. Lederman Jill S. Levy Jeanne Lichtman Terry Linker Evelene Livingston Ruthie Major Judy G. Markowitz Sharon Martin Janet F. Masonberg Jane Mendelsohn Rhetta Mendelsohn Doris F. Meyers Teri New Rhonda F. Nossokoff Fay Novit Grabin

Claire K. Nussbaum Christine L. Olasov Ruth Oser Rory G. Parsley Betty Pearlman Janet E. Pearlman Sonja K. Pearlman Leah G. Pinosky Rachel Raisin Lynn Reichlyn Yvonne Rephan Sydney S. Richman Hilary Rieck Susan N. Rieder Brenda M. Rosen Marcelle S. Rosenberg Debbie Rothschild Arlene Rovick Dora Rovick Edie Rubin Lynn Rundbaken Rochelle Rutledge Terry Schuyler Barbara Schwartz Sandra K. Schwartz Carla Seitz Marcia Shealey Susie Sheftel Joann Sherman Phyllis Shorago Dunlap Silver Gail Silverman Ruth B. Silverman Carole Slotchiver Mary Anne Snyder Eve Sokol Appel Rita N. Solomon Heather Speizman Eleanor Spicer Reuben Jane Steele Ann Stein Muriel Stillman P.Z. Streit Sarah Swingle Sue Lynn Toporek Lila Trussler Janice K. Turner Karen Ullian Susan Warshaw-Garfinkle Laurie Waters Tammy Weintraub Paige Williams Voice Ezine Betsy Wolper Ruth K. Wurtzel Mindelle Ziff $1-$99 Anonymous (4) Leah Abramson Caitlin Adelson Sofia Agrest Jennet Alterman Susan Altman Helen Antman Sharon Applebaum Sandra Archambault Rosalie Arnoff Barbara S. Baker Debra P. Baker Irene Baker Pearl C. Baker

Rhoda Baker Delphine Barnett Sharon Becker Muriel Bellow Sharon Bennett Want Carrie Ben-Yisrael Zhenya Berenboim Kimberly K. Berendt Charlye E. Berlin Joan Berlinsky Frieda G. Bernstein MaryDeann Bernstein Faye Bernstein Schupbach Denise L. Berry Sharon Binder Sally Bornfleth Helen C. Brandenberg H. Sandra Bregman Flo Breibart Ronna Bridges Penny Bronshtein Harriett Brown Heidi Brown Judy Carle Donna Cash Laura Chandler Diane Chard Caroline Cohen Julie E. Cohen Shira Cohen Tamara Conner Susan Coomer Maria Cordrey Pam Coyle Sandy De Antonio Sarah Deitsch Phyllis Doobrow Michelle Duenas Kim Dye Sheila Edelson Beth Elmaleh-Stapleton Bari Engel Ann Epstein Susan Epstein Beth Epstein-Matenaer Gertrude Evans Sarah Evans Karen Fedder Joan Feldman Beverly Finkel Linda Finkelstein Susan Firetag Becky Fisher Rochelle Fisher Missee Fox Barbara Frisch Marcelle Furchgott Myra Gabel Jennie Garfinkel Louise Gartenberg Roberta Gifford Irene Gilbert Sherry Gilston Bryson Samantha Goldberg Judith L. Goldsmith Lynn Gorod Sandra Grauer Patricia Greenberg Adina Gross Lisa Grossman Mari Guarneri

Arlene Harris Mary Ann Heath Susan Heidenberg Madeline Hershenson Deborah Hirshhorn Daphne Hubara Lynn S. Hunsinger Pearl Hyman Enid Idelsohn Marty L. Jackson Jan G. Jacobson Sondra Jaffe Dolly Jaffee Teri S. Kahn Judy Kaiser Amanda Kalinsky Jennifer Kalinsky Phillis Kalisky-Mair Ruth Kaplan Diane Katz Amy Kirshtein Carolyn Klitzner Sonya Knee Maria Kogan Judy Kramer Lora Kratzok Townie Krawcheck Marsha Y. Kronick Cindy Kupferman Marilyn Laken Barbara Langston Esther Lapin Adel Lazarus Aasta Lefcourt Heather Leiterman Evie Lenoff Pam Leonard Nancy Lerner Abigail M. LeRoy Charlotte Levine Jane Levis Alice Levkoff Abby Liebowitz Pearson Mary P. Littman Linda S. Lombard Gabrielle Lynch Millie Maier Dianne Mandel Lydia Mandel Victoria Manigault Michelle Mayers Elizabeth Meyers Jane Meyerson Ganna Mikulinskiy Marcia Miller Julie Moody Beth Neboschick Julie Niess Jane Norris Tara Novit Eve Olasov Lucinda Olasov Donna Orner Eva Oxler Sheryl Parkman Avery R. Perlitz Sandra P. Perlitz Blyma Pilat Allison Pinosky Claudia Pollack Mindy Popowski Ruth Posner

Jacki M. Powell Janet Price Betty A. Quiat Julia Rabhan Barbara Radinsky Ruth Redick Carol Rice Rhonda Richards Natalie Riley Judy Rivkind Deborah Rodriguez Sara Beth Rosen Marcia Rosenberg Dale Rosengarten Lu Ann Rosenzweig Lorin Rothberg Judith Rubin Gail Rubinstein Jean Rudich Kristi M. Ryba Marilyn Sagel Evelyn L. Sarasohn Joanne Schwartz Leslie Schwartz Lynda Schwartz Blanche C. Seifstein Faye Seigel Margaret Seres Louise Sexton Deborah Shapiro Katherine Shapiro Marlene Shulman Mira Shulmanovitch Bonnie Silverberg Mildred G. Silverman Stacey Slotchiver Galina Smolkin Libby Soffar Harriet Stein Muriel Stern Lois Sugarman Chana Sytner Jac Tepper Bootsie Terry Christine Toporek Courtney Toporek Deborah P. Toporek Celia Toubiana Inessa Tsveer Lyudmila Tsveer Frances Ullian Ruth G. Watkins Sally Weil Dorothy M. Weiner Trudi Weiner Olga Weinstein Sara Weinstein Susan Weintrob Beth Welling Miriam Wilchanovsky Sidni Yelman


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YADdies enjoyed pizza to end Passover!


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Eileen Chepenik, Ch air of the JCRC, promoted programs and spoke to the public about CJF ev ents and opportunities at the Stand Against Racism.

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This year we are soliciting businesses who wish to sponsor the City-Wide Swim Meet which has become a well known community-wide event. This fundraising campaign helps support all 23 swim teams in the Coastal Carolina Aquatics Association leagues. The Charleston ‘J’ is proud to host this event in partnership with CCAA.

Calling all businesses!

Reach over 10,000 people in 3-days. Contact Ronneca Watkins for more information, 843.571.6565 x 308 today!

$1500 Presenting Sponsor • Company name and logo will be prominent on 2011 City-Wide Sponsor Banner and Charleston ‘J’ website • A 3’ x 5’ banner on display at the Pearlstine pool through 8/31/2011 and then in the Ackerman Gymnasium until 5/31/2012 • Company name and logo will appear in an ad in the Charleston Jewish Voice which reaches over 2800 households • Complimentary booth with a 6ft table during all three days of the City-Wide Swim Meet for on-site promotion • Company will be mentioned in an announcement during the City-Wide Swim Meet

$1000 Corporate Sponsor • Company name and logo will be prominent on 2011 City-Wide Sponsor Banner and Charleston ‘J’ website • A 3’ x 5’ banner on display at the Pearlstine pool through 8/31/2011 and then in the Ackerman Gymnasium until 5/31/2012 • Company name and logo will appear in an ad in the Charleston Jewish Voice which reaches over 2800 households • Complimentary booth with a 6ft table during all three days of the City-Wide Swim Meet for on-site promotion

$500 Event Sponsor • Company name will be listed on 2011 City-Wide Sponsor Banner and the Charleston ‘J’ website • A 3’ x 5’ banner on display at the Pearlstine pool through 8/31/2011 and then in the Ackerman Gymnasium until 5/31/2012 • Company name and logo will appear in an ad in the Charleston Jewish Voice which reaches over 2800 households



Series Don’t forget to join us for the next Marian Slotin Cultural Arts Series Event at the Charleston ‘J’

• Company name will be listed on 2011 City-Wide Sponsor Banner and Charleston ‘J’ website • Company name and logo will appear in an ad in the Charleston Jewish Voice which reaches over 2800 households


The Charleston JCC is still accepting registrations for the 2011 JCC Starfish Swim Team. Swimmers age 5-18 are welcome to be members of the team. Contact Lauren Dumas, 843.571.6565 x 330 or to register.

RAFFLE AT THE JCC RANCH The grub will be great. The Wallenberg Saloon will be open late. Y’all grab a partner’s hand. Come on down and enjoy the

“Mason Dixon Band”


Saturday, October 22, 2011 8:00pm until the cowboys turns in! See y’all at the JCC Saloon - 1645 Wallenberg Blvd.

Special Thanks to the Patrons of the Marian Slotin Cultural Arts Series Mr. and Mrs. Jack Brickman Mr. and Mrs. David Cohen Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Cohen Dr. and Mrs. Haskell Ellison Mr. Harold Fox Dr. Richard Friedman and Sandra Brett David Gilston Agency Mrs. Marilyn Hoffman Mr. and Mrs. Ted Levin Dr. and Mrs. Morey Lipton Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Lynch Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Mendelsohn Mr. and Mrs. Bill Novit, William Olasov Company Dr. and Mrs. Peter Rosenthal Mr. and Mrs. Herb Rosner Dr. and Mrs. Joe Rubin Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Slotin Mr. and Mrs. Joe Sokol Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Toporek Dr. and Mrs. Stanley Toporek Uricchio, Howe, Krell, Jacobson, Toporek, Theos & Keith, PA, Attorneys at Law.

$250 Community Sponsor



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South Africa

& Cuba. Marian Slotin Cultural Arts Series presents two short stories on Jewish migration to South Africa & Cuba. Peter Rosenthal will do a 20 minute story on South Africa and Ted Levin will do a 20 minute story on Cuba. Dessert and coffee reception immediately following presentations. 5/22 Day: Time: Where: Fee:

Sunday 7:00-9:00pm Charleston ‘J’ Member Fee: Free Community Fee: $5

Interested? Contact Ronneca Watkins at 571.6565 x 308 or email

Please RSVP for this event by Monday, May 16th. If you don’t RSVP you are still welcome!


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[ letters from our jcc program directors ] Ronneca Watkins JCC Assistant Executive Director

B. Jay Novit JCC Membership Director

Shalom Y’all! I hope everyone had a wonderful Passover holiday. I know I enjoyed First and Second Night Seder in the homes of two wonderful families in our community. May is an extremely busy and exciting month at the JCC. The JCC Starfish Swim Team began practicing in the Pearlstine Pool on May 2. I’m so thrilled to have Coach Brittany Fieldson and Assistant Coach Moshe Bielsky heading up the JCC Starfish Swim Team. I encourage all of you to come out and support Starfish Swim teams’ first home meet on Monday, June 6 to cheer the team on and have some delicious dinner at the Oy Vey Café-hope to see you there! Camp Baker preparations are in full swing. Under the direction of Tamar Sternfeld registrations are flowing in and I encourage you to sign your child ASAP as spots are filling up quickly. You don’t want to miss an opportunity for your child to be a part of this exciting summer experience. The Cultural Arts Committee is gearing up for another fantastic event on Sunday, May 22 at the JCC from 7:00pm-9:00pm. Peter Rosenthal and Ted Levin will be presenting two short stories on Jewish Migration in South Africa and Cuba. This event is FREE for members and $5 for the community. A dessert and coffee reception will be immediately after the presentation so contact the JCC today to make your reservation. As the JCC embarks on another camp and swim season I would like to take a minute and reflect on the importance of our JCC being here to continue to serve our community. I encourage all of you who have yet to join the JCC to please contact B. Jay Novit today at 571-6565 x 330. Thanks for your support in advance and, as always, my door is always open.

Louise Petkov JCC Senior Director

Tamar Sternfeld JCC Youth, Family & Camp Director

Soon, the halls of the JCC will be filled with the laughter of Camp Baker campers. Soon, our Starfish swim team will be racing in our pool. Summer is right around the corner and the JCC has many exciting summer activities for children. This will be the best year yet for our Starfish swim team. Remember, members save when registering for swim team.

Shalom! I hope everyone is enjoying the warm weather! My family and I are so glad to be back in Charleston and cannot wait for summer to begin! I can’t believe that it is just a few weeks away! Camp Baker is just around the corner and we are going to have an amazing summer. You won’t want to miss out on the fun. We will be Members also save money on Camp Baker. Every parent swimming, singing, dancing, playing all and child will find what they are looking for in a summer kinds of games and making memories camp at the JCC’s Camp Baker. We have camps for ages that will last a lifetime. Whether having 18 months through early teens. Space is limited so sign water balloon fights or sing down contests up today. with new friends, a summer at Camp Not a member? Consider signing up for membership just Baker is one that can’t be forgotten. The for the summer. Enjoy the pool and fitness center while Camp Baker team is so excited to share saving money on all of your kid’s summer activities. The in the summer with your child. For more summer membership lasts for 3 months. The price is information, contact me at 843-571-6565 $55/month plus the $36 administrative fee for a total of x 307 or $201. Contact the JCC today for information or visit us online at Have a great summer!

Lauren Dumas JCC Sports, Wellness & Aquatics Director

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The Program Calendars and 50+ Active Living Surveys have been mailed out. The calendars list some new programs and activities. In the first week of April we had our first Bridge session. Our Bridge games are to encourage participation in a friendly, instructive and fun atmosphere so don’t be afraid to RSVP to reserve your space if you are interested in learning or in playing Bridge. Howard Sussman has generously volunteered his time and knowledge to help this program grow. On May 12, our lovely ladies will be donning their hats and bringing girl friends and family to our Spring Tea Party. We are also offering a chance to have Glamour Shots taken during the latter part of the Tea. This is strictly an RSVP event so please call to help us make this an enjoyable event to be remembered for years to come. Exercise is always a healthy topic of discussion for individuals 50+. You will be doing yourself a lot of good to begin a regular exercise routine. With negative age-related changes happening, you need to be proactive and learn how best to protect your health and your independence by staying ahead of the game. It is possible to maintain or rebuild strength, proprioception (body sense, balance), and flexibility no matter what age you start. We offer several great exercise classes through the Senior program. Senior Forever Fit is at 10:00am M,W,F. Chair exercise/ aerobic classes are being held in the 50+ Lounge on M,W at 11:15am followed by a Coached Walking class in the gym or in the field at noon. This is not done at “walk in the park speed” but rather by doing interval walking and keeping pace while practicing different walking patterns. The newest addition to the exercise programming is M.E.L.T. method. This program was created for athletes to prevent injuries, relieve pain and inflammation but it works wonders on the 50+ population also. Please call Louise Petkov at 843-571-6565 ext 325 to RSVP, ask questions or leave comments.

Shalom Ya’ll! I cannot believe that it is May! You know what that means… swim season is here! I know that Coach Brittany and Moshe are very excited to get your children into the pool and start swimming, the first swim practice is May 2 and our first meet will be a home meet at the JCC on June 6. Come out and cheer the Starfish on! Be on the look out for some new fitness classes this month also. As you all know by now we have a wonderful Zumba class on Wednesday nights at 5:30 with Prisca. Since that class is going so well we have decided to add another Zumba class on Monday mornings at 9am with teacher Bonnie Friedman. She is also going to be teaching Aqua Zumba in the Pearlstine Pool this summer! Stay tuned for more details! For all you basketball lovers out there, our Summer 5 on 5 league will be starting in the beginning of June, so start getting your teams together and keep checking our website or call me for details; its going to be a great summer season of basketball in our new air conditioned gym! We are still looking for donations and sponsorships for Team Charleston going to the 2011 Israel Maccabi Games. We are raffling off a NEW iPad 2 to help us raise money for our trip. Tickets are only $10, so please support our team and buy a few! We only have two more months to raise money. Please contact me at

In Honor Of:

Evelyn Engel, Mazel Tov on being awarded A Woman Who Makes a Difference award for the Charleston Chapter of Hadassah: Fran & Colby Grossman Maurice Krawcheck, a Happy 75th Birthday: Sally & Ann Davis; Marion & Ken Goodman; Trudi Weiner; Carol & Sid Seltzer; Rebecca & Norman Nirenblatt Anita Zucker, Mazel Tov on birth of your new grandson: Judi & Ted Corsaro; Jeffrey & Beth Buncher & family; Joe & Cindy Brams & family Ijo Toporek, Mazel Tov on a wonderful Cultural Arts Program with Rabbi Tokayer: Judi & Ted Corsaro; Joe & Cindy Brams & entire JCC staff Bill Novit, Mazel Tov on a wonderful Cultural Arts Program with Rabbi Tokayer: Judi & Ted Corsaro; Joe & Cindy Brams & entire JCC staff

Sherman House In Honor Of:

Neal Baker, a Speedy recovery: Leighann & Howard Sherman Bennie Goldberg, a Speedy recovery: Leighann & Howard Sherman Joseph Sliker, a Speedy recovery: Leighann & Howard Sherman In Memory Of:

Ben Rabinowitz, beloved brother of Ida Schwartz & Faye Olasov: Irene Baker

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Stop by the ‘J’ this summer for fun and exciting programs happening all summer long. From Aqua Zumba, Water Aerobics & the Starfish Swim Team to Mens 5 on 5 Basketball and a Tea & Garden Party for the senior adults, we have something for everyone.

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If you would like to help make a child’s dream come true this summer! Please contact Ronneca Watkins to find out how, 843.571.6565 x 308 or

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local happenings


MAY Sunday, May 1

Nisan 27 Yom HaShoah KKBE Congregational Mtg. 11:00am Community-Wide Yom HaShoah Program 3:00pm David Lynch Bar Mitzvah

Monday, May 2

Nisan 28 JCC Starfish First Swim Team Practice 3:30pm JSP Intermediate Reading Hebrew 5:25pm JSP Class w/Rabbi Krohn: Intro to Talmud: Bava Metzia 5:30pm Jewish Choral Society 7:00pm

Tuesday, May 3

Nisan 29 BSBI Sisterhood Installation Mtg. 10:00am REMEMBER Cmte. Mtg. 7:00pm Dora Love, Holocaust Survivor 7:00pm

Wednesday, May 4

Nisan 30 CJF Grief Counseling 6:00pm Kehila Café 7:00pm

Wednesday, May 11

Iyar 7 YAD Luminaria Decorating 5:00pm CJF Social Services Caregiver Seminar 6:00pm Kehila Café 7:00pm

Thursday, May 12

Iyar 8 Hebrew Benevolent Society Annual Dinner Mtg. 6:00pm

Friday, May 13

Iyar 9 YAD/NEXT Shabbat Dinner 7:30pm Candlelighting 7:52pm

Saturday, May 14

Iyar 10 Margo Schwartz Bat Mitzvah Shabbat Ends 8:56pm

Sunday, May 15

Iyar 11 KKBE Mitzvah Day 9:00am E-E Sisterhood Installation 10:00am AHA Spring Fest 10:00am

Monday, May 16

Monday, May 23

Iyar 19 YAD IDF Happy Hour 4:30pm CJFStand Up for Israel 7:00pm

Tuesday, May 24

Iyar 20 AHA Coffee Talk w/Susan Weintrob 7:00pm JCRC Mtg. 7:00pm

Wednesday, May 25

Iyar 21 JSP Jews, Slavery & the Civil War Conference 8:00am JHSSC Program & Mtg. 9:00am KKBE Speaker Jonathan Sarna 6:30pm

Thursday, May 26

Iyar 22 JSP Jews, Slavery & the Civil War Conference 8:00am

Friday, May 27

Sunday, May 29

Friday, May 6

Wednesday, May 18

Saturday, May 7

Iyar 3 Jake Kalinsky Bar Mitzvah

Shabbat Ends 8:51pm Sunday, May 8 Iyar 4 E-E Sisterhood Education Day 9:30am

Monday, May 9

Thursday, May 19

Iyar 15 AHA Board Mtg. 7:00pm E-E Board Mtg. 7:30pm

Friday, May 20

Iyar 16 E-E Shabbat Dinner 6:00pm Candlelighting 7:57pm

Iyar 5 Yom HaZikaron JCA Exec. Mtg. 5:30pm JCA Board Mtg. 7:00pm

Saturday, May 21

Tuesday, May 10

Sunday, May 22

Iyar 6 Yom HaAtzma’ut AHA Judaics Fair 11:00am Stand Up for IsraelCommunity Yom Ha’Atzmaut Celebration 5:00pm Hadassah Board Installation 7:00pm

Iyar 17 E-E L’Dor V’Dor Shabbat 9:00am Shabbat Ends 9:01pm Iyar 18 Lag B’Omer E-E Last Day of Religious School 9:00am Chabad Lag Fest on the Harbor 1:00pm JCC Marian Slotin Cultural Arts Series 7:00pm

Monday, June 6

Sivan 4 Gan Emanu-El 9:00am E-E Finance Mtg 6:00pm

Tuesday, June 7

Sivan 5 REMEMBER Cmte. Mtg. 7:00pm Erev Shavuot Candlelighting 8:06pm

Wednesday, June 8

Thursday, June 9

Tuesday, May 17

Iyar 14 KKBE Sisterhood Luncheon & Installation of Officers 11:30am Kehila Café 7:00pm E-E Sisterhood Book Club 7:30pm

Sivan 3 JSP World of Jewish Culture at Piccolo Spoleto 9:30am AHA 8th Grade Graduation 4:00pm

Saturday, May 28

Iyar 1 YAD Hope Lodge Tikkun Event 5:00pm Israel Bonds Annual Charleston Event 7:30pm Iyar 2 KKBE Congregational Dinner 5:45pm Candlelighting 7:47pm

Sunday, June 5

Sivan 6 Shavuot I Candlelighting after 9:10pm

Iyar 24 Emma Mandel Bat Mitzvah Shabbat Ends 9:01pm

Iyar 13 E-E Men’s Club Stag Dinner 6:00pm KKBE Board Mtg. 7:00pm

Sivan 2 E-E Mincha & Maariv Service 7:30pm Shabbat Ends 9:09pm

Iyar 23 Candlelighting 8:02pm

Iyar 12 BSBI Board Mtg. 5:30pm

Thursday, May 5

Saturday, June 4

Iyar 25

Monday, May 30

Iyar 26 Memorial Day JCC Pearlstine Pool Opens PJ Library Pool Party 12:00pm

Tuesday, May 31

Iyar 27 BSBI Kosher Cafe, Synagogue Tours & Lectures 11:00am BSBI Allure of Romanticism in Chamber Music 7:30pm

JUNE Wednesday, June 1

Iyar 28 Yom Yerushalayim BSBI Kosher Cafe, Synagogue Tours & Lectures 11:00am CJF Grief Counseling 6:00pm BSBI Iankay & Charleston Jewish Jazz Ensemble 7:30pm

Thursday, June 2

Iyar 29 BSBI Kosher Cafe, Synagogue Tours & Lectures 11:00am BSBI Iankay & Charleston Jewish Jazz Ensemble 7:30pm

Friday, June 3

Sivan 1 KKBE Congregational Dinner 5:45pm Candlelighting 8:06pm

Sivan 7 Shavuot II Candlelighting 9:12pm

Friday, June 10

Sivan 8 Candlelighting 8:09pm

Saturday, June 11

Sivan 9 E-E Anniversary Shabbat Sisterhood Table 9:00am Shabbat Ends 9:13pm

Sunday, June 12

Sivan 10 NCJW Paid Up Membership Brunch 11:00am KKBE Board of Trustees Retreat 11:00am Camp Baker Parents’ Meet/Greet 5:00pm

Monday, June 13

Sivan 11 Camp Baker Session 1 8:30am JCA Exec. Mtg. 5:30pm JCA Board Mtg. 7:00pm E-E Bingo 4:00pm

Tuesday, June 14

Sivan 12 Camp Baker Session 1 8:30am E-E Hazak Luncheon 12:00pm E-E Finance Mtg. 6:30pm

Wednesday, June 15

Sivan 13 Camp Baker Session 1 8:30am Camp Baker Parents’ Nite Out 5:00pm

CJF Social Services Caregiver Seminar 6:00pm Take YAD Out to the Ballgame 7:00pm

Thursday, June 16

Sivan 14 Camp Baker Session 1 8:30am AHA Board Mtg. 7:00pm

Friday, June 17

Sivan 15 Camp Baker Session 1 8:30am Candlelighting 8:12pm

Saturday, June 18

Sivan 16 Shabbat Ends 9:15pm

Sunday, June 19

Sivan 17 JCRC Israel Education Day 10:00am

Monday, June 20

Sivan 18 Camp Baker Session 1 8:30am

Tuesday, June 21

Sivan 19 Camp Baker Session 1 8:30am

Wednesday, June 22

Sivan 20 Camp Baker Session 1 8:30am YAD Board Mtg. 7:00pm

Thursday, June 23

Sivan 21 Camp Baker Session 1 8:30am

Friday, June 24

Sivan 22 Camp Baker Session 1 8:30am Candlelighting 8:14pm

Saturday, June 25

Sivan 23 Shabbat Ends 9:17pm

Sunday, June 26

Sivan 24 E-E Sisterhood Exec. Board Mtg. 10:00am BSBI Congregational Mtg. 4:00pm

Monday, June 27

Sivan 25 Camp Baker Session 2 8:30am

Tuesday, June 28

Sivan 26 Camp Baker Session 2 8:30am JCRC Mtg. 7:00pm

Wednesday, June 29

Sivan 27 Camp Baker Session 2 8:30am Camp Baker Parents’ Nite Out 5:00pm

Thursday, June 30

Sivan 28 Camp Baker Session 2 8:30am

Charleston Congregations: Reform - Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim

Rabbi Stephanie Alexander 90 Hasell Street, Charleston, SC 29401 p 843.723.1090 f 843.723.0537 • Friday Evening Services: 8:00 pm • Saturday Morning Services: 10:00 am

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Rabbi Adam Rosenbaum 5 Windsor Drive, Charleston, SC 29407 p 843.571.3264 f 843.402.0844 email: • Erev Shabbat Services: 6:00 pm • Shabbat Morning Services: 9:00 am • Morning Minyan Services: 7:15 am (Monday - Friday); 9:00 am (Sunday) • Evening Minyan Services: 5:30 pm (Monday - Thursday)

Orthodox - Brith Sholom Beth Israel Congregation Rabbi Ari Sytner 182 Rutledge Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403 p 843.577.6599 f 843.577.6699 email: • Morning Minyan Services: 7:00 am (Monday - Friday); 8:00 am (Sunday) • Evening Mincha/ Maariv Services: 7:00 pm (Sunday - Friday) • Shabbat Morning Services: 9:00 am • Shabbat Minchah Serves: Call BSBI office for times.

Candlelighting Times for May & June 2011 May 6 - 7:47pm May 13 - 7:52pm May 20 - 7:57pm May 27 - 8:02pm June 1- 8:06pm June 7 - 8:06pm June 8 - After 9:10pm June 9 - 9:12pm June 10 - 8:09pm June 17 - 8:12pm June 24 - 8:14pm

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the JCC Boys 13-14 Basketball Team and their great coach, Dennis Washington, earned a big mazel tov for playing and their victory in the tournament of the St. Andrews City Basketball League?

Mazel Tov to Charlotte and Ralph Levine on their daughter Jessica’s marriage. Jessica is the granddaughter of Anita (OBM) and Sol (OBM) Levine.

David Shiffman’s article about how the recent political revolutions in the Middle East will affect science and education there, with an emphasis on how Israel can help?

Congratulations to Jamie Golfin and Ross Curnett on their April 2 marriage.

Susan Weintrob, Head of School at Addlestone Hebrew Academy, was the Post & Courier’s Profile of the week? 


Pauline and Thomas Nakios have opened their first free-standing retail store Lilla P (named after Pauline’s grandmother, Lilla Ginsberg Levine, (OBM), in the most fashionable section of NYC, the Meat Packing District?  Don’t you know that Grandma Lilla is smiling down, seeing her name in lights? Pauline is the daughter of Freida and Joe Sokol. Dr. Kerry Solomon was appointed the new Associate Editor of  Eyeworld, an international trade magazine for Eye Surgeons?

Mickey and Itchy Sonenshine celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary. Wow!!

SPECIAL BIRTHDAYS: A special happy 80th birthday to Raymond “Rosie” Rosenblum.


Natalie Dupree, well-known cook and cookbook author, was recognized in USA Today, not only with a short article, but also with a picture?   Natalie is married to Jack Bass.

Mazel tov to Alex Millman on the occasion of his Bar Mitzvah. Alex is the son of Lucinda and David Millman. 

A picture of a former Charlestonian, Sheila Doobrow Rotter, from Atlanta, speaking to Tony the Peanut Man just prior to the Cooper River Bridge Run on April 2, 2011, ran in the Charleston Post & Courier? Sheila is the sister of Joel Doobrow, now of Florida! 


EDUCATION: Under the tutelage of Mindy Hawkins, Addlestone Hebrew Academy students participated in the Lowcountry Science Fair with the following results: Abby Turner, Honorable Mention Fr. 1 Division Behavioral and Social Science

Congratulations to Anita Zucker, grandmother of Gabriella and Jeremy Zucker, on receiving the inaugural Summey Barkley Rucker Medallion for mentoring young artists. Mazel tov to Jasmine Hubara and William Weinstein for being inducted into the American Hebrew Academy’s Honor Society!  Jasmine is the daughter of Daphne Hubara and granddaughter of Rose and Ted Levin.  William is the son of Sarah and Mitch Weinstein.


Elayna Gleaton, 1st place Jr. 2 Division Behavioral and Social Science.

Mazel tov grandparents Donna and David Orner on the birth of their granddaughter, Emily Grace. The new Mommy and Daddy are Rachel and Eric Camrey.

Rebecca Witcher, daughter of Lynda and Bob Witcher and granddaughter of Ida and Lou (OBM) Schwartz, is a silver medal winner for poetry in the 2011 National Scholastic Art and Writing competition.

Sarah Rose was born to Lisa and Keith Johnson on February 21.   Baby Sarah and big brother Blake are the grandchildren of Janice and Barry (OBM) Goldstein.

Llana Scheer, daughter of Linda and Will Scheer and Cara Prystowsky, daughter of Diane Fox Prystowsky and Dr. Michael Prystowsky, were listed among the students from the College of Charleston for the fall 2010 semester who received Distinguished Honors.  This award is given to students who enrolled in at least 14 credit hours and have maintained a GPA between 3.6 and 3.79. Congrats to Kyle Toporek, a fourth grader at AHA,  who was selected by the Pass It On! Contest to have his poem published. You can check out his poem when AHA receives its copy of the book!.  Kyle is the son of Tina and Joel Toporek and the grandson of  Ijo and Stanley Toporek and great-grandson of Norma and Howard Caplan. 

LOVE AND MARRIAGE: Congratulations to Hadassah Rothenberg on her engagement to

Andrea and Nick Muzin and daughters Stella and Daisy welcomed baby brother, Jerry. Jerry is the grandson of Anita Zucker and Jerry Zucker (OBM).     Mazel tov to Dr. Randall and Gena Krawcheck on the birth of daughter, Eva Winn, on March 30 in Richmond, Virgina.  Eva is the granddaughter of Jackie and Herbie (OBM) Berlinsky and Linda and Maurice Krawcheck.  

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American Hebrew Academy Inducts Two Charleston Students Into Prestigious Honor Society American Hebrew Academy

The American Hebrew Academy recently extended invitations to 100 students nationwide for admittance into the esteemed American Hebrew Academy Honor Society. Now in its second year, the American Hebrew Academy Honor Society is an international honor society that acknowledges exceptional 8th and 9th grade students who have demonstrated excellence in academics, athletics, the arts, leadership and service to their communities. The Honor Society is modeled after the National Honor Society, receiving recommendations, applicant questionnaires and transcripts in an effort to identify the most outstanding young Jewish students in the US and beyond. The inductees from your area include: Jasmine Hubara of Charleston, South Carolina. Jasmine is a straight-A student and on the Honor Roll. She is president of her student council and is also involved with the yearbook club, basketball team and assists with school productions. Jasmine is learning how to play the guitar and is a blue belt in karate. William Weinstein of Charleston, South Carolina. William is an Honor Roll student at his middle school, where he is the 8th Grade Representative for the Student Government. William also participates in SCISA Math Meets, takes Shaolin Kempo Karate and is a member of the Duke University Talent Identification Program. Students who were inducted into the Honor Society were invited to attend a Scholars Weekend at the Academy over the weekend of March 25-27. At the Academy's beautiful 100-acre campus, located in Greensboro, NC, the inductees who attended were presented with an award certificate as they participated in exceptional leadership programming. They also have the opportunity to compete for five renewable, $20,000 annual merit-based scholarships that will be applied toward the cost of tuition to attend the Academy. Students nominated and accepted into the American Hebrew Academy Honor Society are not required to attend the Academy, America's premier Jewish pluralistic college-prep boarding school. "To be named a member of the American Hebrew Academy Honor Society is a great achievement," says Mark Spielman, Director of the Honor Society. "We enjoyed meeting each of the honorees and look forward to following their successes as they make great contributions to our society." Academy Director of Admissions Leslie Grossman added, "The Academy is an exceptional institution with an outstanding faculty and student body. Identifying stellar students follows our mission of mentoring the Jewish leaders of tomorrow." To learn more about the American Hebrew Academy Honor Society, please visit our website at About the American Hebrew Academy

The American Hebrew Academy, America's premier Jewish pluralistic college prep boarding school serves students from 28 states and 13 countries. The state-of-the-art environment fosters academic achievement and strengthens Jewish identity in a residential setting for motivated and high achieving students in grades nine through twelve. The dual curriculum, along with the aquatics center and sports complex, provides a holistic educational experience-nurturing mind, body, and soul. An internationally acclaimed faculty challenges students to excel in a rigorous program that includes Advanced Placement and Jewish studies courses. At the Academy, values and leadership skills are enriched by the culture, customs, and history of the Jewish people. Students graduate thoroughly prepared for college and ready to make a meaningful impact on the world. For more information about the Academy, please visit


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National Council of Jewish Women

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NCJW Spring Tea On a glorious spring Sunday, April 3, 2011, NCJW held its Spring Tea at the home of Leah Pinosky in South Windemere. Leah had set a beautiful table complete with a centerpiece of roses. Over 25 members enjoyed the delicious refreshments. The purpose of the meeting was election of officers for the 2011-2013 term. The following slate was unanimously approved: President: Gail Silverman Vice President of Education and Public Affairs: Marsha Greenhill Vice President of Membership: Marlene Denemark Vice President of Community Service: Sarah Finkelstein Vice President of Ways and Means: Nancy Weiner Treasurer: Jan Brewton Secretaries: Recording: Cynthia Greene Corresponding: Judy Volkman Financial: Leni Garfunkel

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In addition to SAVE THE DATE: election of officers, NCJW Paid Up Membership Sarah Finkelstein, Brunch “Flip Flop Follies” current President, presented to the When: Saturday, June 12 members the Vision Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm for America Showcase Where: Tides Hotel on Folly Beach Award that the Charleston Section Music and refreshments will be had won at the provided. NCJW 45th National Convention held March 3-5, 2011, in Dallas, Texas. This award under the category “Advancing Well-Being of Women, Children and Families,” represented National’s Initiative, “Vision For America.” The third item that was covered at the tea was cookbook fundraising. Various members read the stories of Holocaust survivors whose family recipes are featured in the Holocaust Survivor Cookbook written by Joan Caras and Gisela Zerykier. Barbara Schwartz was amazed to hear the story of her cousins who now live in Silver Spring, MD. This cookbook fundraiser contributes to two sources—the Charleston Section of NCJW and the Carmi Ha’ir Soup Kitchen in Israel that serves over 500 meals daily to the hungry in Israel. The goal of the authors is to sell 6 million cookbooks to remember the Six Million Jews who perished. To date, they have sold 34,000 cookbooks. Cost of the cookbook is only $36.00.

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Islam 101 – Islam vs The West (part 1) I hadn't intended to write about this so soon, but some events in the region had to be addressed. Before Pesach we had 2 separate terror attacks in Israel. In one, a 16 year old boy on his way to visit his grandmother was killed by a Hamas sponsored anti-tank rocket that specifically targeted the bright yellow school bus in which he was riding. The second incident was the brutal murder of a family in Itamar. Two teen-agers from a nearby village broke into their house and stabbed the parents and 3 children to death. One was a 2 year old girl who woke up and started crying as the murderers were leaving. They heard her, and returned, specifically in order to kill her. The first attack came from Gaza, where the Islamic based Hamas party is in power. The second came from a village on the Palestinian controlled part of the West Bank. In other words, from a locale run by the supposedly "moderate" Fatah party. In my view, one of the major contributors to motivating the perpetrators was their education. Both Hamas and Fatah teach their children to hate Jews. They use the same textbooks. They follow the same curriculum. If the Palestinian education system doesn't change, there can be no real hope for any separate political peace between them and Israel. The chances of this occurring are slim. Remember, there is no separation of Church and State under Islam. The real question here is why the US government doesn't seem to realize this. Two more events help bring this problem into sharper focus. In Gaza, a splinter Salafid Islamic group (Salafids are usually more extreme in their application of Islamic Law) wanted one of their leaders, who had been arrested by Hamas, freed. When legal representation failed to achieve the goal the group kidnapped an Italian "Peace Activist" and killed him. The victim had come to Gaza with the flotilla that made the headlines last year. Hamas leaders say they have been trying to capture the murderers, not so much because the action was a heinous crime but rather because it is giving them bad press. Meanwhile, did you know that on Fridays the spillover from mosque attendance at 42nd St and Madison Ave and at 94th St and 3rd Ave in New York City blocks traffic between 2 and 4 PM ? I was brought up with the understanding that an individual's rights, including his right to worship freely, stop short when they impinge on the rights of other individuals. These last examples do not involve Israel or Zionism.

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Coming Up at Jewish Studies in May 2011 Synagogue Emanu-El A World of Jewish Culture at Piccolo Spoleto June 4 - June 5, 2011

Charleston, South Carolina The Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program at the College of Charleston is joining together with Piccolo Spoleto Festival 2011 to present the fourteenth annual A World of Jewish Culture at Piccolo Spoleto. Begun in 1998 to highlight Israel’s fiftieth birthday, the annual event celebrates Jewish contributions to the arts. The Herzman-Fishman Foundation continues to be the major sponsor of A World of Jewish Culture at Piccolo Spoleto. Starbucks Jewish Coffeehouse Date: 6/4, 6/5 Time: 9:00-11:00 pm Where: Starbucks, 475 East Bay Street Admission: $6 A World of Jewish Culture at Piccolo Spoleto will present local singers, songwriters, and musicians as they perform a variety of original songs typical of a Jewish coffeehouse setting. Coffee and desserts free with cost of admission. Fills up fast, so buy tickets early. Sponsored by Dr. Norton and Mindelle Seltzer.

Feature Film:

Barney’s Version (2010) 2 hours and 14 minutes Date: 6/5 Time: 9:30am & 12:00pm Where: Arnold Hall, Sylvia Vlosky Yaschik Jewish Studies Center 96 Wentworth Street Admission: $5 Take a ride through the life and memories of Barney Panofsky, a hard-drinking, cigar-smoking, foulmouthed 65-year old hockey fanatic and television producer, as he reflects on his life’s successes and (numerous) gaffes and failures as the final chapters of his own existence come sharply into focus. Starring Dustin Hoffman and Paul Giamatti. Coffee and bagels provided. Feature Film:

The Human Resources Manager (Israel, 2010) 1 hour and 43 minutes Date: Sunday, June 5, 2011

Time: 10:00am and 12:00noon Levin Library, Sylvia Vlosky Yaschik Jewish Studies Center 96 Wentworth Street Admission: $5 A Human Resources manager at Israel’s largest bakery finds himself the unlikely custodian of the corpse of a young Romanian woman in this touching tragic-comedy. Eran Riklis, the acclaimed director of The Syrian Bride, brings a poignant and personal approach to a story that speaks to the everpresent threat of violence in Jerusalem and the increasing sense of social dislocation. Coffee and bagels provided. Concert: Sound the Trumpet

Date: 6/5 Time: 3:00-4:30pm Where: Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim - 90 Hasell Street Admission: $10 KKBE’s choir, Koleinu, directed by Heidi Kunitz-Levy, presents liturgical choral music and favorite instrumental meditations from the High Holy Days at historic KKBE, America’s first Reformed Jewish Congregation. Musicians include members of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and Koleinu, including: Yuriy Bekker, violin; Brandon Nichols, French horn; Tacy Edwards, flute; Kathleen Wilson, harp; Julia Harlow, organ; Ellen Dressler Moryl, cello. Rabbi Stephanie Alexander narrates the program, including the history of instrumental music in reformed Judaism and the history of the KKBE Synagogue organ.

Concert: Pharoah’s Daughter

Date: 6/5 Time: 6:00-7:30pm Where: Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, 90 Hasell Street Admission: $10 Basya Schechter leads her band, Pharaoh’s Daughter, through swirling Hasidic chants, Mizrachi and Sephardi folk-rock, and spiritual stylings filtered through percussion, flute, strings and electronica. Their sound has been cultivated by Basya’s Hasidic music background and a series of trips to the

First Adult B’not Mitzvah Class

Learning is a life-long commitment. It is never too late to learn, and it is always appropriate. This past year, a group of adult students have committed to learn about Shabbat Services and liturgical chanting with the goal of celebrating their B’not Mitzvah with the entire congregation. Since August, the adult B’not Mitzvah class has been working diligently to prepare for this special experience. Jennifer Smyth, Jane Mendelsohn, Nanci Kestenbaum, Ruth Oser, and Allston Schwartz are to be congratulated for all of their hard work and heartfelt learning. Please join them on May 21 for their very special Shabbat B’not Mitzvah. CIVIL WAR CONFERENCE IN CHARLESTON, SC MAY 24-26, 2011 The Jewish Studies Program at the College of Charleston and the Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina will co-host a public conference on the theme of Jews, Slavery and the Civil War. We have an extraordinary lineup of scholars participating, with Jonathan Sarna delivering the keynote address at KKBE. Expect a range of entertaining and educational lectures on a variety of major themes delivered by several of the foremost historians of American Jewish history. The conference will cover topics including Jewish attitudes toward slavery and abolition, Jewish soldiering and wartime service, anti-Semitism in the North and South, and more. Professor Jonathan D. Sarna of Brandeis University, who will soon publish a new book on President Grant and the Jews, will deliver the keynote lecture in the historic sanctuary of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim. The conference will also include optional walking tours relating to Jewish life during the war in Charleston, as well as a trip to Fort Sumter. Please go to or www. for more information.

Middle East and Africa. The program will begin with a medley by the Jewish Choral Society of Charleston, a

Gan Emanu-El

This Summer, Synagogue Emanu-El is once again offering our Gan Emanu-El for any pre-school student who is age three (prior to September 1 and potty trained) through five years. We will meet from 9AM-12PM each morning starting Monday, June 6 and running through Friday, June 10. The program will focus around the Alef Bet and Shavuot. There will be arts and crafts, games, music, and playtime. We are excited to have Ellen-Miriam Brandwein as our camp leader. We keep the camp relatively small with only 20 spots available. This way all children have individual attention, and we can offer an intimacy not found in larger camps. Spaces are filling. If you are interested in more information, please contact Ellen Miriam Brandwein at or 718-1334 for more information. Position Available

The Personnel Committee of Synagogue Emanu-El, a Conservative, egalitarian synagogue in Charleston, South Carolina, is accepting applications for the part-time position of Religious School Principal. If you are interested in applying, please contact Synagogue Emanu-El at 843.571.3264 or

Synagogue Emanu-El is supported in part, by a generous contribution from Charleston Jewish Federation.

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The Lesson Alan Eysen

I tried to go back, back to the time when I was six or maybe seven attending what we called in the old days Hebrew School. It didn’t work. Though I was sitting with the six and seven-year olds in Mrs. Cindy Burgstein’s first-grade Sunday School class at KKBE, I knew something was wrong. Oh, I knew there would be physical differences. I was sitting in an adult chair. The children were sitting on little chairs at little tables. I remembered back in my Hebrew School days sitting on an adult-sized folding chair even though I was little, feet dangling, hands, pencil and workbook reaching out to a long table that served as a common desk for me and my fellow first graders. But that wasn’t what was wrong. My old classroom was at the rear of an Orthodox shul housed in a storefront in Kew Gardens, Queens, New York. I remembered my teacher as an elderly man wearing a black jacket and pants, a white shirt, a small black beard and a black yarmulke. I was afraid of my teacher, who in retrospect was probably around 40. I wasn’t afraid of Mrs. Burgstein or her assistant, Lizzie Levi. Then, again, none of the children in Mrs. Burgstein’s class seemed afraid of them either. Mrs. Burgstein

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was caring, joyous, organized, in control and having fun. If my old teacher was having fun, he hid it well. Where my classroom had no windows and was all black and white, this classroom was bright with sunlight and festooned with colored papers, many of them bearing letters of the Hebrew alphabet. Clearly, learning here meant having a good time. But none of this explained why I couldn’t go back. We started by singing Hatikvah. Next, the children dropped coins into a Tzedakah can and told of the good things that they had done for others. One boy couldn’t think of anything good he had done. “Nothing? No Mitzvot?” Mrs. Burgstein asked in feigned shock. “Well, you’ll have to think of one for next week.” He nodded, no doubt focusing on future good deeds. Yaakov soon was to be seven. Everyone sang happy birthday in Hebrew. Mrs. Burgstein turned the celebration into an opportunity to have the children learn to count to seven in the biblical language. She followed with a song featuring the Hebrew alphabet and then turned the class’s attention to some of its written letters. There was much shouting out of answers as to what this letter or that letter was. Does anyone know what a Kiddush is?” Mrs. Burgstein asks. Yaakov responds, “A Kiddush cup.” “And what do we do with a Kiddush cup?” “We drink wine out of it,” the

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children respond. “Do we drink from it every day?” “No, no,” comes the class answer. “We drink it on Shabbat,” a little girl says. “Exactly,” Mrs. Burgstein responds. She has subtly reinforced a Jewish ritual. The children leave their tables and sit in a semi-circle around her. She uses colored, magnetbacked figures placed on a metal backboard to illustrate Bible stories. “Who would like to do Adam and Eve?” she asks. There is a confused response. Mrs Burgstein picks a volunteer—Yosef. “God created Adam, and then he needed a helpmate….Eve,” he begins “Where do they live?” the teacher asks. “On a farm,” Yosef answers. Mrs. Burgstein guides him to a better location. As part of her lesson, she brings out two large bags and places one on each table around which the children are gathered. The bags contain such items as clothing, a blanket, bread and a bottle of water. As the children pull out the items they discuss how they can be used to help people. I look at the bags and see the red one comes from Talbot’s, the brown one from Carrabbas. My mind instinctively says Mrs. Burgstein likes to shop at a nice women’s store and enjoys Italian food. And there, I realize, rests the trouble, the reason I can never go back. I no longer have a child’s innocent openness. My brain has become attuned to immediately weigh and evaluate what its senses transmit. It does so because it has been trained by years of study and plain living that to survive one cannot be innocent. One cannot give unimpeded trust to other human beings. One cannot afford to be open. But it is not yet time for these first graders to reach that place. This class of beautiful, wide-eyed children is a microcosm of all of KKBE’s religious school classes, where 140 not-yet-grown students spend some part of their Sunday mornings learning the stories and ethics of their culture. And being where innocence, at least for a time, can thrive.

AHA Susan Weintrob Head of School, Addlestone Hebrew Academy

AHA selected to be part of prestigious RAVSAK program

Addlestone Hebrew Academy is one of 4 schools selected this year in North America to participate in the Jewish Court of All Time (JCAT). JCAT is collaboration between RAVSAK (Jewish Community Day School Network) and the University of Michigan School of Education, where a team of graduate students guided by professors, encourage and challenge students to exercise their historical imagination. The program has received the prestigious Signature Grant from the Covenant Foundation. Rabbi Adam Rosenbaum, who will be teaching JCAT to 8th graders in the fall of 2011, will participate in a training seminar with teachers from the other participating schools this June. Professors from the University of Michigan will walk them through the site’s virtual platforms and corridors for creative student expression. We are very excited to begin this impressive program at Addlestone. Rabbi Stephanie Alexander begins our Middle School Seminars

Middle School students will meet with KKBE’s Rabbi Stephanie Alexander on Thursday, May 5 at 1:20 pm as we initiate our Middle School Seminar. The first seminar will concern Ethical Wills, an ancient Jewish tradition in which parents write letters leaving not property to their children but their ethical values, experiences and hopes for their children. Beginning in Bereshit, Genesis, Jacob is the first who shares his feelings with his children, and we see Moses in Devarim, Deuteronomy, who instructs the Jewish people to be a holy people and to teach their children these values. Ethical wills continue to be a Jewish tradition through the Middle Ages and Renaissance and have had resurgence in more modern times. Rabbi Alexander, Rabbi of KKBE, has a son in EC3. This will be her first time in teaching a class at AHA, joining her rabbinic colleagues, Ari Sytner and Adam Rosenbaum who teach regularly at the school. Next year, Middle School students will attend seminars on subjects seen through a Jewish lens. We are so pleased to enrich the daily classroom curriculum by bringing this sophisticated method of learning into our Middle School, extending our

students’ knowledge on a varieties of topics that are interesting, require reflection and allow community rabbis and others to come into our classes. Beyond Middle School: Transition to High School. Coffee Talk with Judith Peterson, Principal Academic Magnet.

Join us on Tuesday, May 24, 7:00 pm in Addlestone’s Library/Media Center to hear what it takes to make a smooth transition from Middle School to High School. Judith Peterson, dynamic principal of the prestigious Academic Magnet, has seen students from many schools enter her high school. We welcome AHA alumni, parents, students and any member of the community to share in this discussion about a critical moment in the lives of students. Research shows that students are both excited and concerned about high school. While students want more freedom and more choices, they are simultaneously nervous about the new high school experience. However, some researchers find that once students make this transition into high school, some of their initial fears do not come true. How to study and how to manage time were major student concerns; we have already begun to work on these skills in Addlestone’s Middle School. Parent involvement in the high school transition is critical. We know parent’s participation correlates with student’s achievement and adjustment to high school. Relationships with teachers also help achievement. Research shows that students who stayed with the same teachers through sixth, seventh, and eighth grade and were taught with experiential and collaborative learning, were more successful in their transition to high school than students with different teachers in each grade and with more traditional frontal teaching. Our progressive methodology and close relationships between students and teachers are a positive aspect of Addlestone, and add to academic, social and emotional preparation for high school.

Addlestone Hebrew Academy is supported in part, by a generous contribution from Charleston Jewish Federation.

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May 2011 | Nissan 5771

Hadassah News

You’ve probably heard of a Mitzvah Cake (sometimes known as a Simcha Cake) where you make a donation for a candle to commemorate something or someone. Well, as our Passover Recipe Tasting and Exchange we had a Mitzvah Matzoh. Same concept but way fewer calories. Thank you to Sandi Archambault for hosting and to all our cooks and tasters. Important message about Hadassah giving: Because of the deadline for articles for the Charleston Jewish Voice, our annual Donor program has not yet taken place. This program is scheduled for April 10. We lined up the nationally recognized speaker, Ellen Matloff, Director of Cancer Genetic Counseling at Yale University. Her timely and relevant program will have been tremendously informative – but the question is – were you there? If not, why not? Who among us has not been touched personally, or through family or friends, by breast or ovarian cancer? If you are that “one in a million” with no personal or second-hand experience of cancer, I hate to say “Just you wait” but there it is. The statistics are staggering. According to recently published statistics, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. The chance of developing invasive breast cancer at some time in a woman’s life is a little less than 1 in 8 (12%). A women’s lifetime risk of developing invasive ovarian cancer is 1 in 71; a women’s lifetime risk of dying from invasive ovarian cancer is 1 in 95. And we know that breast and ovarian cancer is more likely among all semitic peoples and particularly Jewish women of Ashkenazi descent.

You’ve probably heard these statistics before. But what are YOU DOING TO HELP? The research conducted at Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) is certainly at the forefront of breakthroughs in treatment, diagnosis, and even a forward look into prevention. Here’s how you can help – donate to Hadassah. You can earmark your donations for “greatest need” or for HMO, or for our other major projects such as Young Judaea or Youth Aliyah. If you made a donation for our donor program – thank you – and consider making another donation this year if you can. If you did not make a donation – please reconsider. We wish everyone could have been at the brunch and heard Ms. Matloff, but wishing doesn’t make it so. A donation to Hadassah does make it so because that is where your dollars can really make a difference. Please send donations to our NEW TREASURER – Dorothy Weiner at 3412 Forest Glen Drive, Charleston, SC 29414. Congratulations to the 2011/2012 Executive Board Sharon Hox, President Sandi Archambault, Executive Vice-President Dorothy Weiner, Treasurer Bonnie Silverberg, Membership Vice-President Joann Sherman, Programming & Fundraising Vice-President Mary Radin, Public Relations Vice-President Ilene Turbow, Recording Secretary Jennifer Sasson, Corresponding Secretary Interested?

For information about upcoming local programs, contact HadassahCharleston@ or call Sharon Hox, Chapter President, at 971-6116.


Brith Sholom Beth Israel We are delighted to announce that Brith Sholom Beth Israel will once again be participating in the Annual Piccolo Spoleto Festival, in partnership with City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs. “Charleston Jewish Experience: Piccolo at BSBI Synagogue” will take place from May 31 – June 2, 2011 at BSBI Synagogue and it promises to surpass last year’s festival. This year’s festival will include the much-anticipated return of Ian Kay and the Charjje (Charleston Jewish Jazz Ensemble) and a new concert, “The Allure of Romanticism in Chamber Music”, in addition to BSBI’s kosher café and lunchtime lectures as well as Synagogue Tours. THE ALLURE OF ROMANTICISM IN CHAMBER MUSIC

This concert will be a potpourri of music that emanates from the passionate feelings of the common man within several nationalities. Authentic tangos, czardas, folk themes, and established string music that contains some of the most sublime melodies ever invented by man. Music that is spirited, lively, passionate, endearing, tender, and warm. The quality of the musicianship ranks among the finest that Charleston has to offer. The ensemble includes: Tomas Jakubek-violin, Brent Priceviolin, Andrew Mille-cello, Nikolai Svishev-guitar, Irina Pevzner- piano and Roman Pekar-bass. May 31, 7:30- 8:45pm. Tickets: $16/Seniors $11


A concert of Jewish jazz with a repertoire of Klezmer (Jewish soul music), Yiddish swing standards, and vocal/ instrumental comedic parodies of Mickey Katz. The Klezmer pieces are infused with the exhilarating melodies of Eastern

Europe, with considerable gypsy influences. The ensemble includes: Tomas Jakuvek-violin, Charles Messersmith-clarinet, Cameron Harder Handeltrumpet, Tom Joyce-trombone, Mike Wolk-piano, Roman Pekar-bass, Nikolai Svishevguitar, Jeff Handel-drums and Ian Kay-director-saxophone / vocals. Needless to say, it will be a rousing night of fun and exceptional musicianship! June 1 and 2, 7:30- 8:45pm. Tickets: $16/Seniors $11


The lunchtime café will be open from 11:00 pm to 2:00 pm on May 31, June 1 and June 2. The menu will include an assortment of classic Jewish delights, from blintzes to latkes. Lectures will be taking place each day at 1:00 pm. Tours will be each day as well, at 11:30 am.


For more information about purchasing tickets, call the Piccolo Spoleto box office at 866-811-4111 or visit We are looking for volunteers to help with the Kosher Café. Please contact Lori Hoch Stiefel at Lori@BSBISynagogue. com or at 843-577-6599 ext. 7 to get involved. For additional information, please visit www. CharlestonJewishExperience. com or contact Lori.

Brith Sholom Beth Israel Synagogue (BSBI) is a Modern Orthodox Synagogue located at 182 Rutledge Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403. Please visit BSBI’s website, for additional information about Jewish life in Charleston. BSBI is supported in part, by a generous contribution from Charleston Jewish Federation.

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“I like learning about the Jewish people.” - Mitchell Schwartz

Charleston Jewish Federation annual campaign

campaign Recipient Agency Spotlight Each month, the Charleston Jewish Federation will spotlight recipient agencies that receive funds through allocations from the Annual Campaign. This month’s we are highlighting Addlestone Hebrew Academy and Synaguge Emanu-El’s Religious School. Addlestone Hebrew Academy Addlestone Hebrew Academy (AHA) is a community day school that provides an exceptional education in secular and Judaic studies. AHA’s students achieve standards of academic excellence in a dynamic environment that embodies the richness of Jewish Life. AHA is dedicated to nurturing the minds, bodies, and spirits of its students, enabling each individual child to achieve his/her potential. Addlestone Hebrew Academy’s commitment is to the development of the whole child in each and every student. 

“Addlestone Hebrew Academy is a proud part of the interdependent Jewish organizational life in Charleston. The Federation can be a profound resource for the Jewish future, and has been a critical support for our day school families through its funding and its generosity of spirit and vision.   Each leader is to be thanked for helping Jewish children be given the gift of a day school education, which builds leadership and character needed for the challenges of the future. We thank the Federation for its continued support.” - Susan Weintrob, Head of School

Emanu-El Religious School Synagogue Emanu-El’s Religious School is a recipient agency that directly touches the lives of young Jews. The Synagogue’s school is open to the entire community and offers Sunday school for kindergarten through seventh grade and afternoon Hebrew school for third through seventh grade. Emanu-El also has a two-year confirmation program. Emanu-El’s Religious School works to create young Jews who are at home in the synagogue and familiar with our ancient and modern traditions.

“We do lots of fun stuff at Synagogue Religious School.” - Abby Bluestein

“I like being challenged to think about Judaism.” - Emma Mandel, Synagogue Emanu-El Rellgious School Student

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Charleston Jewish VOICE - May 2011  

Charleston Jewish VOICE May 2011 Edition

Charleston Jewish VOICE - May 2011  

Charleston Jewish VOICE May 2011 Edition