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Greenville Jewish Federation

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.


Michael LevineMichael Levine Concert

Friday, November 7th, 2014
6:15 pm
Family Shabbat Service, Temple of Israel

Saturday, November 8th, 2014
3:30-4:15 p.m.
Greenville Main Library – Meeting Room C

Join us for this fun-filled concert. All ages. Mr. Michael has been performing & teaching music to children & families for over 10 years. He is the co-founder of The Learning Groove (TLG) with "Mr. Eric" Litwin, offering Parent and Child Music Classes and six incredible CDs of children’s music that parents and teachers love, too!  He is also the music producer of the first four NY Times best-selling Pete The Cat books. He regularly performs Pete The Cat stories and TLG songs at concerts, workshops and keynotes throughout the nation. Brought to you in part by the Greenville Jewish Federation.

Mark Your Calendars

Holocaust Remembrance Week is Nov. 9-13
Click here for printable flyer.

Kristallnacht Program – A Reading and Candlelight Vigil
Sunday, November 9, 2014 6-8 p.m.
TRC Auditorium, Greenville Technical College, Barton Campus
A program of dramatic pictures and readings from the journal of Kristallnacht survivor Werner Schleyer.

The Holocaust and its Historical Context
Monday, November 10, 2014 – 6-8:30 p.m.
TRC Auditorium (Bldg 102), Greenville Technical College, Barton Campus
GTC faculty discuss issues and events of the Holocaust.

Storyboards on the Holocaust and Other Genocides: A Self-Paced Walking Tour
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 – 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
TRC Auditorium (Bldg 102), Greenville Technical College, Barton Campus
Students will display Holocaust research.

Movie “Falkenau the Impossible”
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 – 4:30-6 p.m.
TRC Auditorium (Bldg 102), Greenville Technical College, Barton Campus
A film depicting the liberation of the camp at Falkenau, followed by a discussion.

Faces of the Holocaust: Two Women and their Stories of Survival
Thursday, November 13, 2014 – 6-8:30 p.m.
Eastlan Baptist Church, 625 S. Pleasantburg Drive (adjacent to main entrance of Greenville Tech)
Trude Heller and Ruth Steinfeld will recount their stories of survival.

All events and free and open to the public. For information, contact john.riley@gvltec.edu or call 864-250-8776.

Sponsors include The Humanities Council SC, the South Carolina Council on the Holocaust, Anita Zucker, Temple of Israel, Beth Israel Synagogue, Greenfield’s Deli, Aprons, Etc., Year of Altruism, Greenville County Library, the Upcountry History Museum, the Greenville Jewish Federation, and all the individuals who have supported this effort with their time and donations.
Click here for more information
Click here for printable flyer.

More Jewish Teens, More Meaningful Jewish Experiences

BBYOBBYO 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. We are really looking forward to this year’s International Convention in Atlanta!

To get involved, please contact our Group Advisor, Dana Wachter, or our Parent Liaison, Osnat Rosen. To contact the Dixie Council, e-mail Tamar Sternfeld.

Jewish Young Upstate Professionals

J-YUPThe 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. Connect with us online at https://www.facebook.com/groups/JYUPgroup/