Jewish Heritage Collection Presentation: Adath Yeshurun Synagogue’s 75th Anniversary Founders Day Celebration

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Title:
Jewish Heritage Collection Presentation: Adath Yeshurun Synagogue’s 75th Anniversary Founders Day Celebration
Date:
1996-05-04
Description:
Adath Yeshurun in Aiken, South Carolina, celebrated its 75th anniversary on May 4, 1996. Presentations by Sunday school students and performances by guest singer Gloria Greenbaum and the men’s chorus were followed by a series of speakers who shared their memories of the Jewish community and congregation, as well as histories of some of Aiken’s early Jewish families—Efron, Franzblau, Persky, Panitz, Polier, Rudnick, Sawilowsky, Schneider, Surasky, and Wolf. Other subjects of discussion included the Sons of Israel Cemetery, the murder of Abraham Surasky, and a short-lived Jewish farming association established in nearby Montmorenci in 1905, dubbed “Happyville” by its promoters.
Collection:
Jewish Heritage Collection Oral Histories
Contributing Institution:
College of Charleston Libraries
Media Type:
Oral Histories
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Adath Yeshurun (Aiken, S.C.)
Topical Subject:
Jews--South Carolina--Aiken--History, Jewish merchants--South Carolina--Aiken--History, Agricultural colonies--South Carolina--Happyville
Language:
English, Yiddish
Shelving Locator:
Mss 1035-069
S.C. County:
Aiken County (S.C.)
Internet Media Type:
audio/mpeg
Digitization Specifications:
Mp3 derivative audio created with Audacity software. Archival masters are wav files.
Preferred Citation:
Adath Yeshurun Synagogue’s 75th Anniversary Founders Day Celebration, audio presentation, 4 May 1996, Mss 1035-069, Special Collections, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, USA.
Copyright Status Statement:
Copyright © College of Charleston Libraries.
Access Information:
For more information contact Special Collections, Addlestone Library, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC 29424.