Young Jewish Charleston

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. 


You can find us on Facebook here, and on Instagram as @Youngjewishcharleston. 


Contact Erin Boynton, our Chief Impact Officer,​ to get involved or learn more!



YJC members gather at Bay Street Biergarten for a happy hour get-together!

YJC Members at CJF's Annual Jewish Heritage Night at the Joe

YJC Happy Hour at Edmund's Oast

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Support Us!

Make a directed gift to support young adult programming. You can also make a tribute gift to honor a friend or loved one.


Connecting to Israel



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.


Contact Erin Boynton at to learn more.

Masa Israel Journey

Masa is the Hebrew word for journey, and Masa Israel Journey’s mission is to empower a new generation of connected, committed, and inspired young Jewish adults, between the ages of 16-35. Masa assists in shaping a promising future for the young Jewish individual and the global Jewish community. The Fellows participate in a 2-10 month program, where they are encouraged and supported to strive towards their personal and/or professional destination. Fellows can choose from a variety of Masa products, which are: Masa Career, Masa Gap, Masa Israel Teaching Fellows, MasaTech, Masa Academic Fellows, Masa Jewish Studies, and Masa Aliyah Prep.


Join our international, multi-cultural community of thriving young professionals; our unique Career Development programs; Leadership-building training and access to Israel’s ecosystem.


We’ll subsidize and ease your stay in Israel – your housing, insurance, visa, placement and more.


We are happy to design an authentic, productive experience in Israel – for you.

TALMA: The Israel Program for Excellence in English


TALMA, a program sponsored by the Israeli Government, Schusterman Family Philanthropies & the Steinhardt Foundation, seeks to enlist superstar instructional leaders from around the world to educate, inspire and lead in an informal, experiential summer English immersion program for school aged students in the Israeli periphery.


TALMA educators teach in English immersion-centered learning environments for students who live in low-income and peripheral communities. English proficiency is essential for future academic success and developing this skill is critical to unlocking future opportunities.


TALMA is YOUR opportunity to use your summer to grow your leadership network, gain international education experience, and have an immersive personal & professional development journey in Israel grounded in an effort to repair the world.


Every summer since 2014 has been an amazing success, and now we plan to expand this groundbreaking program to increase our impact with the contributions of MORE highly qualified leaders like you to spearhead the effort.

Birthright Israel: A Free Trip to Israel | Taglit


Taglit-Birthright Israel offers the gift of a free trip to Israel for Jewish adults between the ages of 18 to 26.

Taglit-Birthright Israel is a partnership between the Government of Israel, Jewish communities around the world (through the Jewish Federations of North America, the Jewish Agency for Israel and Keren Hayesod) and more than 30,000 individual supporters in North America and around the world.