Welcome to Young Jewish Charleston, where adults in their 20s and 30s can gather together to celebrate the flourishing Jewish community in the Greater Charleston area. Whether you are an established Charlestonian or have just moved to town, YJC embraces all young Jewish adults to connect socially and professionally, thus cultivating a close sense of fellowship and enhancing the inherently familial nature of the Jewish community.
Young Jewish Charleston accepts and appreciates the involvement of interfaith and intercultural couples, maintaining a firm ideology of inclusion amongst Charleston’s Jewish population.
Events and activities hosted in the past have included happy hours, Shabbat dinners, beach days, tikkun olam (repair the World) events, and learning sessions with our local rabbis. Every gathering of YJC is designed for young adults to form valuable friendships and to feel at home around their peers.
Leadership 2Gether is a program geared for young professionals, and just one of many that are part of the Jewish Agency’s Partnership 2Gether program, which creates a living bridge between ten Southeastern Jewish communities and the Hadera-Eiron region of Israel. You may have met the Israeli educators who are working with our local teachers to bring Israeli culture to our children, the Israeli teens who are hosted by our families, the young leaders who study Jewish identity together with our young professionals. Thanks to this partnership, the future of Charleston’s relationship with Israel is stronger than ever.