Jewish Heritage Collection Panel Discussion: Temple Beth Elohim's 100th Anniversary

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Title

Jewish Heritage Collection Panel Discussion: Temple Beth Elohim's 100th Anniversary

Date

10/9/2004

Description

This panel discussion was held in October 2004 in observance of the one hundredth anniversary of Temple Beth Elohim in Georgetown, South Carolina. Relying on local records, L. C. Sloan reviews the history of eighteenth- and early-nineteenth-century Jews of Georgetown, in particular, Marcus Moses (1830-1884) and his children. Robin Heiden Shuler describes growing up in the 1960s and ’70s as a member of a small, close-knit Jewish community in predominantly Christian Florence, South Carolina, and how she drifted away from Judaism as a young woman in Charleston, but returned to it as a mother. Robert Schimek provides his perspective as a transplant from the Northeast. He proposes that the line between Conservative and Reform Judaism is becoming increasingly blurred and that Beth Elohim’s goal is to “make as many as we can . . . feel comfortable under our umbrella.” Panelists and audience members also briefly discuss the question of antisemitism in Florence and touch on the history of Temple Beth Or in Kingstree, South Carolina. For Mr. Sloan’s research materials, see L. C. Sloan collection, Mss 1036, Special Collections, Addlestone Library, College of Charleston.

Subject

Antisemitism--South Carolina--Florence--History
Jewish businesspeople--South Carolina--Georgetown--History
Jews--South Carolina--Florence--Social life and customs

Source

South Carolina Digital Library

Language

English

Type

sound

Citation

“Jewish Heritage Collection Panel Discussion: Temple Beth Elohim's 100th Anniversary,” Center for Knit and Crochet Digital Repository, accessed February 1, 2023, https://digital.centerforknitandcrochet.org/items/show/7131.

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