5 2017

Daffodil Project Rededication

1:30PM - 3:30PM  

96 Wentworth Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Contact Mark Swick

CofC Hillel, the College of Charleston Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program, and the Charleston Jewish Federation are excited to announce our second year of participating in the Daffodil project. Once again, this effort is open to the entire community. The first Daffodil Project planting was held on November 13th, 2016 in Marion Square, where over 100 people came together to plant 1,800 daffodils. 

This year's event will be held on November 5th, 2017 from 2:30-3:30 at 96 Wentworth Street in Arnold Hall. The planting will take place around the College of Charleston campus with guest speakers including Holocaust Survivor Joe Engel. In addition to the speakers and planting, there will be a daffodil pinning ceremony with all of the Holocaust survivors in Charleston that are able to attend. The daffodil pin represents our commitment to the survivors that we will never let the phrase “Always Remember, Never Forget” slip away. 

The Daffodil Project, a worldwide initiative empowering Holocaust education created by the Atlanta-based non-profit Am Yisrael Chai, aspires to build a Living Holocaust Memorial by planting 1.5 million daffodils around the world to remember the children who perished at the hands of the Nazis. Daffodils represent the yellow stars that Jews were forced to wear during the Holocaust, and the flower symbolizes both remembrance and resilience. By drawing attention to the memorial through the Daffodil Project, members of the Charleston community can work together to pledge that these victims will not be forgotten.

Learn more about last year's event: