Upcoming Conference


45th Annual Conference, "Expanding the Archive(s) of Southern Jewish History"

Charleston, South Carolina October 22-24, 2021. 


Plans are complete for the 2021 SJHS annual conference, hosted by the Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina (JHSSC), the weekend of October 22-24. We will gather together for the first time since 2019 at the historic Francis Marion Hotel in beautiful Charleston, SC. Registration can be accessed by clicking here through the JHSSC website: SJHSConference Or copy and paste the following link into your browser: https://jhssc.org/events/2021-sjhs-annual-conference/ Members please note that registering for conference events requires using the JHSSC website link and paying SJHS dues requires using the SJHS website: https://www.jewishsouth.org/store/annual-membership

In addition to walking tours of the sites of Jewish Charleston, conference-goers will gather for Shabbat dinner and services at the iconic Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim. The weekend will feature a full slate of panels under the theme of "Expanding the Archive(s) of Southern Jewish History," chosen to celebrate 25 years of the Jewish Heritage Collection at the College of Charleston's Special Collections and its curator, Dale Rosengarten. Topics will range widely, including forays into southern Jewish history and creative arts, collecting Kentucky Jewish history, and refugee politics.

Please note on the program that the SJHS annual meeting will be 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Francis Marion Hotel. The keynote lecture Friday at noon and the pre-Shabbat dinner lecture at KKBE will be recorded and offered free to members after the conference has concluded.

COVID protocols will be followed per federal, state and local requirements. When making preparations to attend, note that attendees will have to arrange for transportation to and from hotels away from conference venues.

We hope to see you in Charleston.