Volunteers Needed For Holocaust Remembrance in Charleston


The mission of Charleston Jewish Federation (CJF)’s REMEMBER Program for Holocaust Education and Genocide Awareness is to educate about the horrors of the Holocaust, promote the concept of mutual respect for all peoples, create goodwill and build community amongst all races, faiths, and ethnicities in Charleston, and inspire people to take a stand for what is right. 

We are currently looking for volunteers to support this important effort in the following ways​:

1) Attend a Holocaust Proclamation: Each year, local city and county councils issue Proclamations that commemorate the Holocaust and honor Holocaust victims. In very moving ceremonies, a member of the Council reads a Proclamation, followed by a candle lighting ceremony. It is crucial for everyone to support these proclamations by attending the council meetings at which the proclamation is read. We have added t​wo more meetings this year for a total of 7. Please join the meeting(s) in your area and click on the ​Facebook event to invite others.

​We are also looking for volunteers to be ambassadors at the meetings. You role will be to invite others and be present to support. All materials will be provided to you. This is imperative for the success of these events and we appreciate your help.​

Mt. Pleasant, 100 Ann Edwards Lane | March 14 | 6:00 PM Facebook Event >>


Charleston County,  4045 Bridge View Dr, 2nd floor, North Charleston | March 14 | 6:30 PM Facebook Event >>

James Island, 1238-B Camp Road | March 16 |  7:00 PM Facebook Event >>


Sullivan's Island,  2050- B Middle St. | March 21 | 6:00 PM Facebook Event >>

North Charleston, 2500 City Hall Lane, 3rd floor | March 23 | 7:00 PM 

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Charleston City, James Island Complex, 1088 Quail Drive, James Island | March 28 | 5:00 PM Facebook Event >>

Summerville, 200 S. Main St. | April 13 | 6:00 PM Facebook Event >>

2) ​Save The Date: ​Annual Yom Hashoah Remembrance Program: Sunday, April 23rd. We are honored that the City of Charleston is co-sponsoring our commemoration this year.  This day will have many moving pieces from the ceremony to a silent march to a reception. To lear more about volunteer opportunities, please contact RebeccaL@jewishcharleston.org.

​3) Reading Of The Names: As is tradition, our ceremony on April 23rd will begin with the reading of names of those that were killed in the Holocaust that have familial ties to Charleston. Please contact Rebecca with any questions of the names that are being read.


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