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About Charleston Jewish Social Services

Chairperson: Harold Fox | Program Director: Judi Corsaro

The Charleston Jewish Social Services was organized in 1951 to coordinate the programs of the local Jewish charitable organizations and committee.

Our mission is to fulfill the community’s obligation to support and assist its members in the Jewish tradition of helping people to help themselves.

Our goal is to preserve and protect the basic human needs of all members of the greater Charleston Jewish community and the community at large; and to promote, support and strengthen their positive social functioning.


Our programs include:

Information and Referrals

To help clients deal with life’s problems. With a phone call or visit, we connect individuals with agencies and resources that are available in the Jewish community and the greater Charleston community.

Financial Assistance

Please contact Sara Sharnoff at 843-614-6494 to receive information on qualifying for financial assistance or food pantry access.



At the Charleston Jewish Federation, we provide counseling to individuals, couples, and famlies dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, life changes, grief, and so much more.  Please call Sara Sharnoff for more information at 843-614-6494.  


Senior Transportation

In cooperation with the Jewish Community Center, we offer inexpensive and reliable transportation to medical appointments, pharmacies, grocery stores and to programs sponsored by the JCC senior program.


If you need our help, please contact Sara Sharnoff at 843-614-6494 or

CJF is Proud to be a HALOS Partner

The Charleston Jewish Federation is proud to be a HALOS partner, helping to collect much needed items for abused and neglected children and their caretakers. HALOS' greatest needs at this time are for the following items:

Large items:

Twin Beds

Bunk Beds

Toddler Beds



Small Items:

Diapers (Newborn through Size 5)


Baby Wipes


Hair Brushes

If you would like to donate any of these items, please drop them off at the Charleston Jewish Federation's offices in the JCC (1645 Wallenberg Blvd., Charleston) or contact Sara Sharnoff, CJF Director of Social Services. To see a complete list of wish list items and to learn more about HALOS, visit

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The Charleston Jewish Community Food Pantry is our Jewish communal response to hunger in Charleston and reflects our commitment to the Jewish values of Tzedakah (justice), Tikkun Olam (repair of the world) and to serving community members in need with Kavod (respect). Click here for more information on the food pantry.