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The Frisco Kid: Movie Showing

Rabbi Avram Belinsky (Gene Wilder) lands in Philadelphia intending to travel to San Francisco, where he plans on starting a synagogue. Quickly relieved of his belongings by a group of con artists, Avram optimistically sets out alone on foot toward the Wild West. He gets into one scrape after another until he is rescued, in a way, by a compassionate horseman named Tommy Lillard (Harrison Ford). Unfortunately, Tommy may not be quite as heroic as he seems, and it is still a long way to California. Thursday, June 4 at 11:30 am at the katie & Irwin Kahn Jewish Community…


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…


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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