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Lunch and Learn with Dr. Josef Olmet

Lunch & Learn Join us for a Lunch and Learn with Dr. Josef Olmet, Huffington Post columnist and Adjunct Professor at the University of South Carolina. In light of the controversy over Iran, and the Obama-Netanyahu conflicts beyond that: A review of the overall relationships, including Congress, The Media, Academia, Evangelical Christians and, of course, The Jewish Community. Bring your own lunch. FREE. Please RSVP to so we have enough table space for all.   Monday, June 8 at 11:30 am Katie & Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center 306 Flora Drive | Columbia, SC | 787-2023


The Order and the Beauty of the Jewish Garden in the Roman Empire

The Order and the Beauty of the Jewish Garden in the Roman Empire Presented by: Dr. John Mandsager Postdoctoral Fellow, Jewish Studies Program University of South Carolina Thursday, July 16 at 7 pm Are you enjoying growing your tomatoes this summer? Did you know that there were particularly Jewish gardens in the past? In this presentation, Dr. John Mandsager will show how early rabbinic Jewish literature (ca. 3rd century C.E.) presents a sophisticated spatial vision of Jewish rural life. He will discuss the garden in particular to show how the early rabbis imagine agricultural space to be well-ordered, while visually…


Ice Cream Mount Sinai

Ice Cream Mount Sinai Sunday, May 24 2 pm Celebrate Shavuot at the JCC with a re-telling of the story of Moses receiving the ten commandments on Mount Sinai – only our Mount Sinai is made of ICE CREAM! We’ll use tasty toppings to tell the story and then eat our creation afterwards. Perfect for families and kids of all ages. FREE! Sponsored by the JCC, PJ Library, and Columbia Jewish Federation. RSVP to or call 787-2023  


Tu B’Av Family Dance

Tu B’Av Family Dance The evening of Thursday, July 20 Mark your calendars! We’ll be celebrating the Jewish holiday of LOVE with a fun-filled dance for the entire family! Enjoy kid-friendly dinner, dancing, and activities with your friends at the JCC. Look for more details soon! Presented by the JCC, PJ Library and Columbia Jewish Federation

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