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

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Jewish Heritage Collection Panel Discussion: Temple Beth Elohim's 100th Anniversary
Moses, Elizabeth, 1964-
Sloan, L. C. (speaker), Schimek, Robert (speaker)
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.
Jewish Heritage Collection Oral Histories
Contributing Institution:
College of Charleston Libraries
Media Type:
Oral Histories
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Temple Beth Elohim (Georgetown, S.C.), Beth Israel Congregation (Florence, S.C.), Temple Beth Or (Kingstree, S.C.)
Topical Subject:
Antisemitism--South Carolina--Florence--History, Jewish businesspeople--South Carolina--Georgetown--History, Jews--South Carolina--Florence--Social life and customs
Shelving Locator:
MSS 1035-285
S.C. County:
Georgetown County (S.C.), Florence County (S.C.), Williamsburg County (S.C.)
Internet Media Type:
Digitization Specifications:
Mp3 derivative audio created with Audacity software. Archival masters are wav files.
Preferred Citation:
"Temple Beth Elohim's 100th Anniversary," audio panel discussion moderated by Elizabeth Moses, 09 October 2004, Mss 1035-285, Special Collections, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, USA.
Copyright Status Statement:
Digital resource copyright 2014, College of Charleston. All rights reserved. For more information contact Special Collections, Addlestone Library, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC 29424.