Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Burton Padoll

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Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Burton Padoll
Rosengarten, Dale, 1948-, Breibart, Solomon, 1914-2009
Padoll, Burton, 1929-2004
Rabbi Burton L. Padoll describes growing up in a “totally assimilated, non-practicing, Jewish family” in Youngstown, Ohio, his decision to become a rabbi, and his experiences as a student at Hebrew Union College. With input from Solomon Breibart, he discusses personal and professional aspects of his tenure as rabbi at the Reform temple, Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (KKBE), in Charleston, South Carolina, from 1961 to 1967, particularly the response of congregation members to his vocal position on and active involvement in local civil rights issues. In addition to covering events such as boycotts, sit-ins, and the integration of Rivers High School, the two men recall the rabbi’s other contributions, such as engaging the congregation’s youth in community activities and establishing an annual arts festival at KKBE. See also the Burton L. Padoll Papers, Mss. 1082, in Special Collections, Addlestone Library, College of Charleston, and on the Lowcountry Digital Library web site.
Jewish Heritage Collection Oral Histories
Contributing Institution:
College of Charleston Libraries
Media Type:
Oral Histories
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (Charleston, S.C.)
Topical Subject:
Rabbis--South Carolina--Charleston--Interviews, Jews--South Carolina--Interviews, Jews--South Carolina--Charleston--History, Civil rights--South Carolina--Charleston--History, School integration--South Carolina--Charleston--History, African Americans--South Carolina--Charleston--Relations with Jews
Shelving Locator:
MSS 1035-224
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
Internet Media Type:
audio/mpeg, application/pdf
Digitization Specifications:
Mp3 derivative audio created with Audacity software. Archival masters are wav files.
Preferred Citation:
Burton Padoll, audio interview by Dale Rosengarten and Solomon Breibart, 21 October 1999, Mss. 1035-224, Special Collections, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, USA.
Copyright Status Statement:
Digital resource copyright 2013, College of Charleston. All rights reserved. For more information contact Special Collections, Addlestone Library, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC 29424.