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Products for grant FEL-273177-21

Jews and the American South: Race, Religion, Region
Shari Rabin, Oberlin College

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Refugees and New Immigrants (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Refugees and New Immigrants
Author: Shari Rabin
Abstract: This was a short presentation as part of a roundtable on refugees and new immigrants, focused on the religious imaginations and lives of two different southern Jewish immigrants.
Date: 06/03/2022
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Finding Judaism in the Holy City (Exhibition)
Title: Finding Judaism in the Holy City
Curator: Shari Rabin
Abstract: The small southern city of Charleston, South Carolina may not be the place that comes to mind when thinking of American cities with a notable Jewish history. However, Jews have chosen Charleston as a place to make their home since the 1690s. Charleston is home to one of the oldest Jewish congregations in the United States and, into the early 1800’s, was home to the largest Jewish community in the United States. This exhibit captures the history of Judaism from early American through World War I, a particularly vibrant and tumultuous era of Charleston’s history. By exploring the experiences of Jewish communities in their synagogues, their homes, and the public square, it offers a more complete view of the historical religious landscape in Charleston.
Year: 2022
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