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A Very Special Shabbaton in Charleston, South Carolina

with Rabbi Soloveichik

Friday, November 3 - Sunday, November 5

Following the magical trip to Monticello and Washington DC, Shearith Israel is delighted to announce another intellectual adventure with Rabbi Soloveichik: a trip to historic Charleston, South Carolina. We will visit Charleston, celebrated as one of the most beautiful cities in America, at its most splendid time of the year, where we will enjoy Shabbat services, meals, and lectures from Rabbi Soloveichik at Brith Sholom Beth Israel synagogue right in the center of the oldest and most beautiful part of town.

In Charleston, Rabbi Soloveichik will lead tours of some of the earliest Jewish sites in America, learn what life was like and learn of some of the religious and political controversies that occupied America’s first Jewish communities. Rabbi Soloveichik will also take us to Fort Sumter and transport us back to the outbreak of the civil war.

What was it like for Americans to take up arms against one another, and what happened to Jewish families divided between North and South? Questions like these, and so many more, will be engaged over an unforgettable weekend spent reliving history.

 

  

Accomodations:

We have secured a block of rooms at a steeply discounted rate at the historic Francis Marion Hotel, located close to the synagogue and many of the historic sites. Our limited block of rooms are available on a first-come-first-served basis.   Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for how to book a room at our group rate.

 

Travel: 

Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements to and from Charleston. When booking your flights to the Charleston International Airport, bear in mind that our official program begins Friday afternoon right after lunchtime, and concludes Sunday afternoon.

 

Costs:

Participants will be charged a program fee of $285 per person, and are expected to donate a tax-deductible gift to Congregation Shearith Israel of $750 per person. This special trip will support Shearith Israel and the many classes and programs we often offer to the public at no charge throughout the year.

 

Spaces are limited. REGISTER HERE today!

Twenty First Street Cemetery

In August of 1829, Shearith Israel’s third cemetery was consecrated.  It was located on Twenty First Street just west of Sixth Avenue

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Benjamin N. Cardozo

Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Nathan Cardozo spoke of the need for the Congregation to maintain its historic traditions and to remain true to the customs and practices of the generations that had come before.

1895