46th Annual Southern Jewish Historical Society Conference: Southern Jews and the Atlantic World
October 21, 2022 @ 8:00 am - October 23, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
Planning is complete for the 46th annual SJHS conference, which will be held in Charleston, South Carolina, from October 21 to 23, 2022. Hosted by the Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina, the 2022 conference will take place at the historic College of Charleston. The theme for this year’s conference is “Southern Jews and the Atlantic World.” Once a major port in the Atlantic mercantile system, Charleston is an ideal locale to delve into the transatlantic history of southern Jewry.
Charleston has remained at the heart of southern Jewish economic, cultural, and religious life for more than three centuries, and conference-goers will have the opportunity to participate in walking tours of Jewish Charleston, Shabbat dinner and services at the historic Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, and an evening with the treasures housed in the Jewish Heritage Collection at the College’s Addlestone Library. The conference weekend will also feature a variety of panels exploring various aspects of southern Jewish life and the Atlantic world.