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Greenville Jewish Federation

The Jewish community of Greenville, South Carolina has a rich and proud history dating back as far as the early 1850s. As with those that came before us, a variety of opportunities and individual circumstances continue to bring new faces and families to the Upstate. With an invigorating mix of tradition and innovation, the Greenville Jewish Federation (GJF) is committed to creating a unifying presence for all Jews who reside in this area…regardless of whether they choose to affiliate.
Given the many activities, events, and innovative programs currently in the planning process, 2015 will surely prove to be an exciting time for our small, but dynamic, community.  So, we invite you to participate, experience, and enjoy all that Federation has to offer.


Above and Beyond

The Greenville Jewish Federation, Furman University Humanities Development Fund, History and Political Science Departments & Jewish Student Association are proud to present the film, Above & Beyond followed by a live Q & A with producer, Nancy Spielberg.

The screening will take place on Tuesday, March 31st at 7:15 p.m. in the Younts Conference Center at Furman University.

This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Come early! Read more here.

ShalomFest 2015

A Family Celebration of Jewish Storytelling
Sunday, April 12, 1 pm, Temple of Israel Sanctuary

The Greenville Jewish Federation is proud to sponsor Shalomfest 2015 Keynote Speaker Caren Neile, a nationally known Jewish storyteller.

From bubbe mayses to Yiddish literature, the traditional tales in this family storytelling concert are sure to entertain, engage and enlighten audience members from seven to 107. Learn more here.

More Jewish Teens, More Meaningful Jewish Experiences

BBYOBBYO is the largest and oldest Jewish youth movement in the world and a new chapter has been established in the Upstate. Adopting the name Gesher (meaning bridge in Hebrew), it is the latest member of Dixie Council, joining the cities of Charleston, Columbia, Savannah, and Augusta. Any interested teens in grades 8-12 are invited to join. We are really looking forward to this year’s International Convention in Atlanta!

To get involved, please contact our Group Advisor, Dana Wachter, or our Parent Liaison, Osnat Rosen. To contact the Dixie Council, e-mail Tamar Sternfeld.

Jewish Young Upstate Professionals

J-YUPThe Jewish Young Upstate (J-YUP) Professionals is an informal organization focused on improving and expanding the social and professional lives of 20 and 30 “somethings” across the Upstate. Whether you want to network, meet new friends or search for that special someone, J-YUP serves as the hub for the best parties, events, and programs for young (or young at heart) Jews in the Greenville area. Connect with us online at https://www.facebook.com/groups/JYUPgroup/

For more information, please contact co-director, Bessy Adut.