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Greenville Jewish Federation

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The Jewish community of Greenville, South Carolina has a rich and proud history dating back as far as the early 1850s. As with those that came before us, a variety of opportunities and individual circumstances continue to bring new faces and families to the Upstate. With an invigorating mix of tradition and innovation, the Greenville Jewish Federation (GJF) is committed to creating a unifying presence for all Jews who reside in this area…regardless of whether they choose to affiliate.
Given the many activities, events, and innovative programs currently in the planning process, 2014 will surely prove to be an exciting time for our small, but dynamic, community.  So, we invite you to participate, experience, and enjoy all that Federation has to offer.


Israel – A Perfect Innovation Storm & Unique Start-Up Nation
Guest Speaker:  Shai Robkin, President and CEO of Conexx
7:00 pm, Thursday, September 18
Cobblestone Community Clubhouse, 500 Brixton Circle, Simpsonville

ConnexxSVP by September 12 to Amy Hammer, 248-568-1135, fishamm6@aol.com

Israel is one of the innovation capitals of the world.  According to the Economist magazine, Israel now has more high-tech start-ups and a larger venture capital industry per capita than any other country in the world. The Council on Foreign Relations asks how “Israel—a country of 7.1 million people, only sixty years old, surrounded by enemies, in a constant state of war since its founding, with no natural resources—produces more start-up companies than large, peaceful, and stable nations like Japan, China, India, Korea, Canada, and the United Kingdom?” Learn about the South Carolina – Israel Economic Collaboration & how you can get involved.

More Jewish Teens, More Meaningful Jewish Experiences

BBYO is the largest and oldest Jewish youth movement in the world and a new chapter has been established in the Upstate. Adopting the name Gesher (meaning bridge in Hebrew), it is the latest member of Dixie Council, joining the cities of Charleston, Columbia, Savannah, and Augusta. Any interested teens in grades 8-12 are invited to join.  For more information contact: Seth Charna, Advisor, sjcharna@aol.com  or Osnat Rosen, Parent Liaison, rosenosnat@gmail.com. To contact the Dixie Council, e-mail Tamar Sternfeld at tsternfeld@bbyo.org

Jewish Young Upstate Professionals

The Jewish Young Upstate (J-YUP) Professionals is an informal organization focused on improving and expanding the social and professional lives of 20 and 30 “somethings” across the Upstate. Whether you want to network, meet new friends or search for that special someone, J-YUP serves as the hub for the best parties, events, and programs for young (or young at heart) Jews in the Greenville area. Using online forums to organize and inform people about programs and events, interested individuals can contact J-YUP via their Meetup page at meetup.com/J-YUP-Group or contact Seth Charna at sjcharna@aol.com