Finding Judaism in the Holy City - College of Charleston Libraries

January 10, 2023
Spotlight, Lowcountry Digital History Initiative

Finding Judaism in the Holy City, the latest exhibit from the Lowcountry Digital History Initiative, is now available.

This exhibit captures the history of Judaism from early America through World War I, a particularly vibrant and tumultuous era of Charleston’s past.

In addition to sharing Charleston’s Jewish history with the College of Charleston community and broader public, the exhibit features newly digitized materials from Special Collection’s Jewish Heritage Collections—nearly 6,000 new items from 15 different collections available through the Lowcountry Digital Library.

Authored by Shari Rabin, Finding Judaism in the Holy City is made possible through the work of the College Libraries’ faculty and graduate assistants from the History MA program.

Funding for the exhibit and the newly digitized material was generously provided by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).

Addlestone Library is open to the College of Charleston community and affiliates via card access. Visitors may access Addlestone Library Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, and must present a government issued ID and sign in upon entry.