The 2020 page of Mapping Jewish Charleston brings the story of Jewish life in the Lowcountry up to the present. From the Holocaust Memorial in Marion Square to Chabad’s Center for Jewish Life in Mt. Pleasant, the online exhibit surveys 24 sites of Jewish interest—some prominent, some little known, some recent, some venerable. Featuring new work by Charleston’s celebrated photographer Jack Alterman, the free digital resource is designed as a tour guide, an educational tool, and a scholarly reference, complementing the site’s three earlier historical views.
“It’s a great accomplishment for our libraries and for Jewish history,” says Harlan Greene, co-principal of the project with Shari Rabin and Dale Rosengarten. “While we’ve been collecting and making materials available for years, this mapping project makes so much more accessible much more quickly. We are literally taking history and our archives to the streets!”