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9th Annual Kosher BBQ

"'When you pull up Sunday around noon, wafts of barbecue, it just takes up the entire neighborhood,' says Mike Engel, a member of West Ashley's Synagogue Emanu-El. For the past three years, Engel has been in charge of the synagogue's annual kosher barbecue cook-off. A dentist by day, the Charleston native says the event usually draws in 300 to 400 people, with 13 teams competing for best brisket, best ribs, and best chicken."

Synagogue Emanu-El hosted its 9th annual Jews, Brews & Ques Kosher BBQ Cookoff.  You can read more about the barbecue itself in this featured article from the Charleston City Paper.

The Winners Are ...

This year, we had 13 grilling teams and attendance of between 300-400 people.  Our panel of judges, all Memphis in May certified, selected the following winners:

1st - Kickin' Ash - 
Allen & Leah Bowzard
2nd - Commander in Beef - Mike Engel & Shane Miller

1st - Clovers and Cud - Andrea Steinlauf, JC Conway, Sean Kehoe, Dustin Turner
2nd - Rub and a Smoke - Sisterhood team: Lydia & Adam Mandel, Mitch Gilbert, Brenda Lederman

1st - Commander in Beef - Mike Engel & Shane Miller
2nd - Humble Hagbahs - Emanu-El Men's Club

Best Overall  - Commander in Beef, Mike Engel & Shane Miller

Thanks to our Sponsors!

Mike Engel, Committee Chair, Thanks Food Lion

Underwriting Sponsor

Food Lion Stores

Gold Sponsors

Linda & Maurice Krawcheck, Rachel & Jim Landis, Suzanne & Paul Lynch, Anita Zucker
Delson Chiropractic & Electric Red, J. Henry Stuhr Funeral Home

Silver Sponsors

Avron Berbergal, Marsha & Neil Gewirtzman, Howard Sherman
Nirenblatt, Nirenblatt & Hoffman

Bronze Sponsors

Gloria Adelson & Sy Baron, Linda & David Cohen, Manny & Elinor Cohen, Debbie & Mike Engel, Lisa & Alan Isaacson, Ava & Bruce Kleinman, Rose & Ted Levin, Lydia & Adam Mandel, Shirley & Mike Mills, Karen & Mark Pinosky, Raina Rubin, Elaine & Stuart Tessler
​​​​​​​Dining In Inc., Total Comfort Solutions, Yellowstone Landscaping, Speedwell Weather, The Taylor Agency

Special Thanks

Many thanks to the people that helped put this event together:
Mike Engel, Linda Krawcheck, Dan Greenstein, Roxann Spandorfer, Ruth Oser, Debra Engel, Leah Bowzard, Ruth Swindell, Joe Stern, Larry Deas, Cynthia Nirenblatt

And, of course, thanks to:
Jim and Rachel Landis for donating the William Wolf whiskey
Zachary, Samuel, and Stephen Steinberg for grilling the hot dogs
Judy and Fred Volkman for the giant bubbles
The COSY Bears for serving food and arranging the tunes
Jennifer Eisenhart for selling so many 50/50 raffle tickets

Wed, April 14 2021 2 Iyyar 5781