College of Charleston Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program

Dr. Yaron Ayalon, Director, [email protected]
Dr. Joshua Shanes, Associate Director, [email protected]

The Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program at the College of Charleston is the result of the vision and generosity of Henry and Sylvia Vlosky Yaschik, who began the program in 1984 to honor their parentsโ€™ commitment to philanthropy and community involvement. The matching endowment from Norman and Gerry Sue Arnold in 1998 enabled the Program to significantly expand its offerings. Jewish Studies at t

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04/02/2024

๐Ž๐ฎ๐ซ ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐Œ๐š๐ซ๐œ ๐ƒ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ž๐ซ ๐ฌ๐œ๐ก๐ž๐๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ž๐ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐€๐ฉ๐ซ๐ข๐ฅ ๐Ÿ‘๐ซ๐ ๐ก๐š๐ฌ ๐›๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐œ๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐. Professor Dollinger will join us next year.

'Til Kingdom Come - Official Trailer 03/18/2024

Join us TOMORROW, March 19, at 6:30 PM to watch "Til Kingdom Come" followed by a conversation with professors Joshua Shanes and Elijah Siegler about the phenomena of Christian Zionism and American Evangelicalism as they relate to Israel.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KKKJweWP_8

Free admission, no preregistration required. This movie will be screened in the Thaddeus Street Jr. Education Center (ECTR) Room 118 located at 25 St. Philip St. Parking is available across the street at the George Street Parking Garage.

'Til Kingdom Come - Official Trailer Streaming now on : https://www.docplay.com/shows/til-kingdom-comePastors encourage an impoverished Kentucky community, โ€œThe forgotten people of Ameri...

Holocaust Electronic Field Trip: Part 1 03/18/2024

Holocaust Electronic Field Trip: Part 1 Part 1 of the Holocaust Electronic Field Trip available NOW to view on-demand. Be sure to join us for Part 2 on March 26, live at 9am CT and 1pm CT.Register ...

Coming to Charleston film fest: Chicago rabbi brings Jewish, Black communities together 02/15/2024

Have you bought tickets to Charleston Jewish Filmfest's screening of "Rabbi on the Block" next week? Don't miss the one-night only showing of this film at the Terrace Theater on Thursday, February 22 at 7:00 pm.

Read more about Rabbi Manasseh in the The Post and Courier's article!

Coming to Charleston film fest: Chicago rabbi brings Jewish, Black communities together Rabbi Tamar Manasseh will visit the Holy City as a guest of the Charleston Jewish Filmfest. Manasseh's 2013 film "Rabbi on The Block" will kick off the festival.

02/01/2024

Tonight at 6:30 at Terrace Theater, followed by a discussion with professors Chad Gibbs and Ted Rosengarten. Is the film "a hollow, self-aggrandizing art-film exercise set in Auschwitz during the Holocaust(NY Times)" or does the film "pull the banality of evil into pin-sharp focus(The Guardian)"?

Photos from College of Charleston Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program's post 12/13/2023

It was so exciting seeing so many Jewish Studies students at Chanukah in the Square this past Sunday!
We had so much much eating latkes and sufganiyot and of course, lighting the menorah to celebrate the fourth night of Chanukah with our entire community!
We canโ€™t wait to do it all again next year ๐Ÿ•Ž

12/10/2023

๐‚๐ก๐š๐ง๐ฎ๐ค๐š๐ก ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐’๐ช๐ฎ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐š๐œ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ๐๐š๐ฒ ๐ข๐ง ๐Œ๐š๐ซ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐’๐ช๐ฎ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐Ÿ’:๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ - ๐Ÿ”:๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ ๐ฉ๐ฆ ๐ซ๐š๐ข๐ง ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ž.

It is especially important this year to come together as a community and light the menorah together. We will be there with hot latkes, see you soon!

11/19/2023

Our program has received many questions about the screening of the documentary Israelism, which was scheduled to be shown at the College of Charleston on 11/15. Israelism raises hard questions about the role of Israel in the American Jewish community, and takes a clear stance on Israel's policies and actions in the West Bank. We had scheduled it months ago, before the War in Gaza. We recognize now is not a good time to show it, and we have therefore postponed the screening indefinitely. Professors may choose to show this documentary to students in courses next semester that deal directly with the questions it raises, alongside other documentaries that look at Israel from other perspectives. But at this point we are not planning a public screening.

11/09/2023

Join us tonight in Arnold Hall at 6:00 PM for a showing of the documentary film Sabotage in cooperation with the Charleston Jewish Film Fest.

Tonight's event in honor of the 85th anniversary of the November Pogrom focuses on the actions of Jewish women in resistance at Auschwitz.

11/09/2023

Perlmutter Fellows is an amazing 3-year development and scholarship opportunity for out of state Jewish students. Visit bit.ly/perlmutterfellowreg for info or email [email protected]

11/09/2023

Live today in honor of the 85th anniversary of the November Pogrom.

Please give a listen to the amazing work of Leah Davenport and Natalie Peyton. These two student leaders drove the process of creating the new HEAR Podcast and conducted all of the editing and production work.

https://open.spotify.com/show/2YpslUd5uFHGfc62n2HJYe

Slain Israeli filmmaker honored with benefit, screening at Terrace Theater 10/24/2023

Join us tonight at 7:00 pm at the Terrace Theater to watch "The Boy" and other Israeli short films. Tickets are $18, which will be donated to Winner's widow and young child and the Charleston Jewish Federation Stands with Israel Fund.

Purchase: https://www.terracetheater.com/movie/the-boy-other-israeli-shorts-a-benefit-screening/

Slain Israeli filmmaker honored with benefit, screening at Terrace Theater The Charleston Jewish Film Festival and Terrace Theater are screening films of slain Israeli director Yahav Winner as part of a fundraiser for Israel and Winner's family. Winner died during

Photos from College of Charleston Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program's post 10/23/2023

Coming up at the Jewish Studies Program:

"๐“๐ก๐ž ๐๐จ๐ฒ" ๐š๐ง๐ ๐Ž๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐ˆ๐ฌ๐ซ๐š๐ž๐ฅ๐ข ๐’๐ก๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ฌ
Tuesday, October 24 at 7:00 pm at the Terrace Theater
Tickets $18.00 Purchase: https://www.terracetheater.com/movie/the-boy-other-israeli-shorts-a-benefit-screening/
Israeli filmmaker Yahav Winner was murdered while protecting his wife and child during the recent Hamas massacres. All proceeds from this screening of Yahav's recent award-winning film, "The Boy" and other Israeli shorts will be donated to the Charleston Jewish Federation Stands with Israel Fund and Winner's widow and young child. ๐˜–๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ถ๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ค.

๐๐ฎ๐ž๐ž๐ซ ๐‡๐จ๐ฅ๐จ๐œ๐š๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐‡๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ƒ๐ซ. ๐†๐ข๐›๐›๐ฌ
Tuesday, October 24 at 7:30 pm in Arnold Hall (JSC #100) In Person
Come and listen to Dr. Gibbs and his research assistant Grace Shaffer discuss q***r history during the Holocaust. A Jewish Studies faculty member, Dr. Gibbs has studied the Holocaust extensively and is currently writing a book about resistance at Treblinka, one of the N**i extermination camps. Grace Shaffer is a CofC alum, and is currently working with Dr. Jake Newsome on q***r Holocaust history while she applies to graduate school programs. ๐˜–๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ง๐˜Š ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ญ๐˜บ.

๐–๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง ๐ข๐ง ๐€๐ฎ๐ฌ๐œ๐ก๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ณ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ƒ๐ซ. ๐’๐š๐ซ๐š๐ก ๐‚๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ก๐ฆ๐š๐ง
Wednesday, October 25 at 6:00 pm in Arnold Hall (JSC #100) In Person Only
While many have heard of Auschwitz and its genocidal sub-camp Birkenau, few know about the women's section. Dr. Cushman offers an approach that integrates analyses of women prisoners, prisoner functionaries, and guards revealing a dynamic place where some sought to survive and others to thrive in a genocidal environment. ๐˜–๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ถ๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ค.

๐๐ž๐ซ๐ฅ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐…๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ๐ฌ ๐ˆ๐ง๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐’๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง
Sunday, October 29 at 12:00 pm in the Jewish Studies Library (JSC # 210) In Person
The Perlmutter Fellows Program is the Jewish Studies academic enhancement program. Jewish Studies majors and minors from out of state can apply to join during their freshman year. Join program director Keren Ayalon to learn more, lunch will be provided. ๐˜–๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ง๐˜Š ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ต-๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ด.

๐‡๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฅ ๐€๐Ÿ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐ƒ๐š๐ซ๐ค: ๐‡๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฅ'๐ฌ ๐†๐จ๐ญ ๐“๐š๐ฅ๐ž๐ง๐ญ
Wednesday, November 1 at 7:00 pm in Arnold Hall (JSC #100) In Person
Come and be part of the audience, cheering on amazing performances, or step into the limelight yourself by signing up to showcase your talent, with acts limited to a maximum of five minutes. Whether you're a singer, dancer, comedian, or have any other unique skill, this is your chance to shine on our stage! ๐˜–๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ง๐˜Š ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ญ๐˜บ.

Israel's 9/11: The October 2023 Hamas Attack on Israel 10/12/2023

If you missed yesterday's conversation between Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program director Prof. Yaron Ayalon, Prof. Ken Stein of Emory, and Prof. Jonathan Rynhold of Bar Ilan University in Israel, watch it below.

Israel's 9/11: The October 2023 Hamas Attack on Israel More than 1,000 Hamas fighters launched a coordinated attack into Israel on October 7, killing more Israeli Jews in 24 hours than died in the June 1967 Six-D...

President Hsu Remarks on Terrorist Attacks in Israel, Shares Resources With CofC Community 10/12/2023

On behalf of our students and community, we thank President Hsu for his statement on Israel. You can read his statement below.

President Hsu Remarks on Terrorist Attacks in Israel, Shares Resources With CofC Community On Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2023, College of Charleston President Andrew T. Hsu shared the following message with the campus community: Dear Campus Community, Over the weekend, we all watched in horror as Israel faced unprecedented terrorist attacks on its citizens. In no uncertain terms, we condemn thes...

09/26/2023

Help us spread the word about the Charleston Research Fellowship program. This program is for researchers looking to conduct research in the Jewish Heritage Collection at the College of Charleston.

Apply: https://bit.ly/crfapp24
Applications are due March 1, 2024.

We are excited to announce our newly revamped fellowship program for researchers looking to conduct research in the Jewish Heritage Collection at the College of Charleston. We hope you'll consider applying and/or help us spread the word! Applications are due March 1, 2024.

09/15/2023

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