Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Irving Sonenshine

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Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Irving Sonenshine
Rosengarten, Dale, 1948-, Rosenblum, Sandra Lee Kahn
Sonenshine, Irving, 1921-2013
Irving “Itchy” Sonenshine (Zonenschein), in this follow-up to his September 30, 1997 interview, describes growing up in Charleston, South Carolina, in the 1920s and ’30s, including stories about childhood playmates, his participation in AZA (Aleph Zadik Aleph), and local Jewish merchants, including those who closed their businesses on the Sabbath. He recalls the religious leaders and the merger of the two Orthodox synagogues, Brith Sholom and Beth Israel, and the split that occurred when Emanu-El, the Conservative congregation, was established. Among the topics discussed: Friendship Lodge; the Kalushiner Society; Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform practices; and the status of Charleston’s Orthodox community at the time of the interview.
Jewish Heritage Collection Oral Histories
Contributing Institution:
College of Charleston Libraries
Media Type:
Oral Histories
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Brith Sholom (Charleston, S.C.), Beth Israel (Charleston, S.C.), Kalushiner Society (Charleston, S.C.)
Topical Subject:
Jews--South Carolina--Interviews, Jewish merchants--South Carolina--Charleston--History, Jews--South Carolina--Charleston--Social life and customs, Jews--South Carolina--Charleston--Religious life, Jewish sects--South Carolina--Charleston--History
Shelving Locator:
MSS 1035-171
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:
Irving Sonenshine, audio interview by Dale Rosengarten and Sandra Lee Kahn Rosenblum, 21 October 1997, Mss 1035-171, 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.