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Coming up this Week: Jul 23-30

Coming Up This Week

Shabbat Devarim

Friday, July 24th

Candle-Lighting: 8:07PM

Kabbalat Shabbat: 5:00PM



  Saturday, July 25th

Shabbat Ends: 9:07PM

Havdalah: 9:15PM


The High Holidays will look a bit different this year.

Rabbi Ravski is here to explain what they will look like and announce our first, exciting High Holiday program.

Rosh Chodesh Av

Virtual Programs This Week

Thursday, July 23rd

Morning Minyan-7:15AM

Click here to register

Dr. Kogan's Online course-7:30PM

Click here to register


Friday, July 24th

Morning Minyan-7:15AM

Click here to register

Kabbalat Shabbat- 5:00PM

Click  here  to register


Saturday, July 25th

Havdalah: 9:15PM

Join us for a brief, lovely ceremony concluding

Shabbat and welcoming the new week.

 Click  here  to register


Sunday, July 26th

Morning Minyan-9:00AM

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Monday, July 27th

Morning Minyan-7:15AM

Click here to register

Afternoon Minyan-5:30PM

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Tuesday July 28th

Morning Minyan-7:15AM

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Afternoon Minyan Zoom-5:30PM

Click here to register

Afternoon Minyan Outdoor-5:30PM

Please email Daphne at to sign up

(Space is limited to 12)


Wednesday, July 29th

Erev Tisha B' Av

Morning Minyan- 7:15AM-

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Evening Minyan-8:00PM

The start of the fast and Eicha reading

This service will be both in-person and broadcast over Zoom

to join click here (no registration needed!)

If you are interested in attending in person, you must email Daphne Hubara at:

  Masks and physical distancing will be required.


Thursday, July 30th

Tisha B' Av

  Morning Minyan and Eicha reading-9:00AM

This service will be Zoom only. To join click here (no registration needed!)

Evening Minyan and the end of the fast- 9:00PM

on Zoom. Click here to join.

Dr. Kogan's Online course-7:30PM

Click here to register





Outdoor Minyan

Tuesdays at 5:30PM.

 Please remember to email Daphne at to register.

Space is limited to 12 participants!

תשע באב - Tisha B'Av

 The 9th of Av is a day when we commemorate the destruction of the 1st and 2nd Temples in Jerusalem. It is a sad day, one of mourning, fasting and lament, yet what we feel is not just the sadness over the loss of the physical buildings, but of a way of life.


The destruction of each Temple is also the start of a period of Exile from the Land of Israel. The fall of the Second Temple, in 70 CE, also marks a radical shift in Judaism. After the destruction Judaism is forced to reinvent itself, to shift from a centralized, sacrificial religion, to one of prayer and disparate and diaspora communities. Perhaps the biggest change is the rise of Rabbinic Judaism which ultimately shapes how we practice Judaism today.


History and tradition have tied many of the calamities that have befallen the Jewish people on this day, adding to the seriousness of the day. It was declared a day of fasting by the Rabbis and elevated to the same status as Yom Kippur: a full 25 hour fast, we don't wear leather shoes or bathe and we avoid doing things that are fun or happy on this day.


This year more than most we understand what it is like to experience a radical shift in the way we observe and practice Judaism. We have had to make changes and accommodations, and just like the Rabbis of the 1st century we've had to

re-imagine what it all looks like so that despite our yearning for the past the future is more beautiful, engaging and dynamic than what was. Join us this year as we commemorate what Judaism once looked like, as we mourn the loss of what was while taking comfort in our community and the knowledge that we will survive this chapter in our history and become stronger and more dynamic because of it, just as we did when the Temples were destroyed and just as we have in every fraught moment of our history.


The Bible's Books of Dissent - An Online Course Taught by

Dr. Michael Kogan: Thursdays 7:30-8:45PM.  

Dr. Kogan continues leading us through the books of Job, Song of Songs, and Ecclesiastes. Click  here  to register. Contact Joe at for more information.

To read the July Scroll Click Here

To support Synagogue Emanu-El, Click Here to make a donation to one of our dedicated funds.

Happening Around Town

Applications are now open for the

Charleston Jewish Federation Project Cohort.

This group is open to ALL high school students who are passionate about standing up against all forms of hate in their school and community. Throughout this experience students will have the opportunity to meet with local Holocaust survivors, receive anti-bias training form the Anti Defamation League, connect with other teens throughout the Lowcountry and become ambassadors against hate in their schools.

Participants will receive 30 hrs of community service.

Contact Samantha Krantz ( ) with questions.


Charleston Jewish Federation Partners with Masorti Foundation


This year, the Charleston Jewish Federation's Israel and Overseas Committee has been hard at work both before and during this time of virtual meetings and programming. Recently, we fulfilled grant requests from a diverse group of "home grown" Israeli organizations. 


One of the 6 diverse organizations we are supporting this year is   Masorti Foundation for Conservative Judaism in Israel . Masorti works towards creating and providing opportunities for Jews to live Jewish lives in Israel unhindered, and on their own terms, within the framework of Conservative/Masorti Judaism.


Your Federation dollars support a variety of different organizations, including Masorti in their work to provide Bar/Bat Mitzvah education, training, and practice for students with disabilities. According to Masorti, "Our experience shows that as a result of participation in our Bar-Bat Mitzvah program, children and youth with disabilities have increased self-esteem and confidence. And, by taking part in shared activities, people begin to understand the world of children and youth with disabilities more clearly and with less fear and suspicion. "

One parent shared, "Our family is so proud and satisfied with the process that [she] went through, and in this letter we would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of the guidance, investment, attention to every little detail, translation of the prayers to adapted illustrations and for the unique experience that you have given to all of us."


In order to learn more about our Israel and Overseas Initiative and to get involved with this process contact Erin Boynton ( 





We may not be able to go to the movies, but the tradition of bringing you the best in Jewish cinema continues virtually!




This summer, join Charleston Jewish Filmfest and the Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program at the College of Charleston for 3 virtual screenings.


Each movie will be available for 48 hours within a two-week viewing period

·     Cost is $10 per movie

·     Free Q & A zoom sessions will complement films

·     Links will be provided in advance of the viewing period—check future email communications, our Facebook page , or email for updates.

Thu, October 28 2021 22 Cheshvan 5782