United States The IAJGS International Jewish Cemetery Project mission is to catalogue every Jewish burial site throughout the world. Every Jewish cemetery or burial site we know of is listed here by town or city, country, and geographic region is based on current locality designation. http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/south-carolina-sc/index.html Mon, 22 May 2017 21:23:59 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb - JEWISH COMMUNITY RESOURCES - http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/south-carolina-sc/jewish-community-resources.html http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/south-carolina-sc/jewish-community-resources.html The Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina JHSSC Office, Room 215, Sylvia Vlosky Yaschik Jewish Studies Center, 96 Wentworth Street, Charleston, SC 29424. 843.953.3918. Email: jhssc@cofc.ed [April 2009]

Contact information for South Carolina Jewish cemeteries and synagogues

National Cemeteries Military Burials in South Carolina [January 2010]

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phrases1@aol.com (Ellen Renck) South Carolina SC Fri, 24 Apr 2009 13:59:22 +0000
AIKEN: Aiken County http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/south-carolina-sc/aiken-aiken-county.html http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/south-carolina-sc/aiken-aiken-county.html Congregation Adath Yeshurun [Reform]
154 Greenville Street NW
Aiken, SC
803 649 6301

Sons of Israel Cemetery
Corner of Hampton Ave. and Laurens Street;
Behind Bethany Cemetery
Aiken, SC
Sons Of Israel Cemetery

Children of Israel Cemetery:Congregation organized in 1905.Jewish population in 1919 was 76. Source: "Directory of Jewish Local Organizations in the United States" pp. 330-583. American Jewish Year Book 5680

September 25, 1919 to Sept. 12, 1920; Volume 21. Edited by Harry Schneiderman for the American Jewish Committee. Submitted by Alan Hirschfeld

Sons of Israel Cemetery: corner of Hampton Ave. and Laurens Street; Behind Bethany Cemetery; Used approximately 1916 to present. Synagogue: Congregation of Adas Yeshurun (Aiken) Size: 135 graves occupied, room for 3 times that many. Contact: Peter K. Baumgarten, 618 Medinah Drive, Aiken, SC 29803 for burial listings. See Cemeteries of the US. Deborah M. Burek, ed. Gale Research Int., Detroit MI (1994) ISBN 0-8103-9245-3; submitted by: Al Rosenfield

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ANDERSON: Anderson County http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/south-carolina-sc/anderson-anderson-county.html http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/south-carolina-sc/anderson-anderson-county.html Anderson County. Anderson is located in the NW corner of South Carolina on the Piedmont plateau. At the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Anderson is one hour from the Appalachian Mountains and four hours from the South Carolina coast, roughly midpoint of the I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia and Charlotte, North Carolina. [July 2010]
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phrases1@aol.com (Ellen Renck) South Carolina SC Sat, 31 Jul 2010 18:25:38 +0000
BEAUFORT: Beaufort County http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/south-carolina-sc/beaufort-beaufort-county.html http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/south-carolina-sc/beaufort-beaufort-county.html Congregation Beth Israel. Conservative. 401 Scott Street. Beaufort, SC. On October 16, 1905, the Congregation was granted a charter by the State of South Carolina. History.  A group calling itself Beth Israel Congregation applied for incorporation, and on October 16, 1905, the Congregation was granted a charter by the State of South Carolina. congregation website. Jewish Cemetery

Beth Israel Cemetery: Contact Congregation Beth Israel. Beth Israel Cemetery burials April 2009]

Book: Beaufort County Epitaphs: Jewish Cemetery, Old Sheldon, St. Peter’s Church Graveyard, Unnamed..(Typescript), ca. 1960. [March 2008]

Beaufort National Cemetery: 1601 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC 29902-3947, Phone: (843) 524-3925, FAX: (843) 524-8538. http://www.cem.va.gov [March 2008]

Jewish burials in SC National Cemeteries [January 2010]

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phrases1@aol.com (Ellen Renck) South Carolina SC Sun, 11 Jan 2009 23:22:14 +0000
BLUFFTON http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/south-carolina-sc/bluffton.html http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/south-carolina-sc/bluffton.html Temple Oseh Shalom. 843) 705-6000.Simmonsville Rd. At Rt. 278, Bluffton, SC 29909

JHSSC: Oseh Shalom Cemetery. [July 2012]

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CAMDEN: Kershaw County http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/south-carolina-sc/camden-kershaw-county.html http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/south-carolina-sc/camden-kershaw-county.html Temple Beth El (Reform) 1500 Block Lyttleton St., Camden, SC. JHSSC Web Page

The Jewish Cemetery at Camden: Bethel Cemetery

REFERENCE: Barnett A. Elzas compiled transcriptions of the names and dates on tombstones in Jewish cemeteries in Camden, Charlestown, Columbia, Georgetown and Orangeburg in 1910. See American Jewish Archives in Vital Statistics File, and Miscellaneous file in AJA. American Jewish Archives, 3101 Clifton Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45220-2488. 513-221-1875 (tel); 513-221-7812 (fax). E-mail: AJA contact form.

REFERENCE: Index of the Jewish Cemeteries of South Carolina as of 1910 compiled by Barnett A. Elzas, 1911: Charleston, SC. Contact: Mr. Michael Mischner, 1719 Mill St. Camden, SC 29020, 803- 432-9687.

REFERENCE: The Jewish Cemetery at Camden, S.C. compiled by Barnett A.Elzas. Published: Charleston, S.C., 1910. Elzas, Barnett Abraham, 1867- F279.C2 E5

website [April 2009]

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CHARLESTON: Charleston County http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/south-carolina-sc/charleston-charleston-county.html http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/south-carolina-sc/charleston-charleston-county.html Boundless thanks to Ann Meddin Hellman for all of her help with all of South Carolina! Please see Charleston Synagogues and Temples for contact their information and history and photos links. [April 2009]

 

REFERENCES:

See Miscellaneous file in AJA. American Jewish Archives, 3101 Clifton Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45220-2488. 513-221-1875 (tel); 513-221-7812 (fax).

Index of the Jewish Cemeteries of South Carolina as of 1910 compiled by Barnett A. Elzas. Charleston, SC, 1911. Source: Julian H. PreislerThe Old Jewish Cemeteries at Charleston, S. C. A transcript of the inscriptions on their tombstones. 1762-1903. With an introduction and full index by Dr. Barnett Abraham Elzas; Charleston, The Daggett Printing Company, 1903. F279.C4 E5 / SC-1760 and Microfilm No. 3002.

The Jewish Cemeteries of Congregation Berith Shalome at Charleston, S.C. compiled by Barnett A. Elzas. 1910; F279.C4 E4

Index of the Jewish Cemeteries of South Carolina as of 1910 compiled by Barnett A. Elzas. Charleston, SC, 1911. See Miscellaneous file.

 

CEMETERIES:

The following are administered by Brith Sholom - Beth Israel Synagogue: Brith Sholom Beth Israel Synagogue (BSBI) Orthodox synagogue, 182 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403. 843.577.6599. One of the oldest Orthodox Shuls in the South and one of the oldest Ashekenazic congregations in America. History.

  • Beth Israel Magnolia Cemetery: on Pershing St and Huguenin. web information. [May 2013]
  • Brith Sholom Magnolia Cemetery: Brith Sholom Magnolia Cemetery on Pershing Street off of Huguenin Street Charleston, SC 29403. Founded 1856. April 2010. JHSSC burial list information [May 2011]
  • BS-BI Cemetery Maryville: Sycamore Street Charleton, SC 29407. see Brith Sholom Magnolia Cemetery indexed on JHSSC information/burials for Brith Sholom-Beth Israel, Maryville. [April 2010]
  • Mt Pleasant Memorial Gardens Jewish Section - part of J Henry Stuhr Funeral Home Cemetery: New in 2013. Home Mt Pleasant can be considered Charleston although it is a separate city/town
The following is administered by Synagogue Emanu-El: Synagogue Emanu-El, Five Windsor Drive, Charleston, SC 29407. 843-571-3264. Conservative. website.

The following are administered by Kahal Kodesh Beth Elohim Synagogue: KK Beth Elohim Congregation at 86 Hasell St., Charleston, SC 29401, 843-723-1090. (Reformed)

  • Coming Street Jewish Cemetery:
The Coming Street Cemetery, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located at 189 Coming Street in Charleston.  The original congregational cemetery ground was purchased by KKBE in 1764 from the DaCosta family, congregants of the synagogue. There are believed to be over 800 burials in the cemetery and at this time over 500 graves have been identified.  It is the oldest and largest colonial Jewish cemetery in the South.  The oldest identified grave is that of Moses D. Cohen, the first religious leader of KKBE who died in 1762 and was buried while the cemetery was still the DaCosta family plot.

The cemetery is divided into 3 "sections," the original grounds purchased from the DaCosta family, the Shearith Israel section which was developed in 1841 by the newly formed Orthodox congregation, and the Lopez family plot purchased to accommodate the burial of David Lopez's wife, Catherine Hinton Lopez, who was not Jewish at the time of her death.

Those interred in Coming St Cemetery reflect the history and culture of both the Jewish population of Charleston and that of the city of Charleston.  Included in the list of notable Jews of the community buried in the cemetery are Joshua Lazarus, who brought gas lighting to Charleston, Dr. Columbus DaVega who designed and built the first floating hospital ship used during the Civil War, Michael Lazarus who brought steamship navigation to the Savannah River and Penina Moise, the first published Jewish poetess in the United States.  There are also a number of graves of war veterans  from the American Revolution, the War of 1812 and the Civil War.

Future burials in the cemetery are limited to descendants of those buried there.  Present day burials for KKBE are in the Huguenin Avenue Cemetery. Ground for this cemetery was purchased by KKBE in 1887.

KKBE continues to be the overseer and administrator of the Coming Street Cemetery.  The cemetery is gated and locked and can only be toured when accompanied by a formal guide.  For tours please call the Temple office at 843-723-1090.  www.kkbe.org [January 2016]
  • DaCostaHarby, and Tobias family cemeteries no longer exist. See DaCosta, Harby, and Tobias Family Cemeteries [April 2009]
  • Harby Burial Ground: Administered by Kahal Kodesh Beth Elohim Cemetery. website for Harby Burial Ground [April 2009]
  • Various materials pertaining to the Harby Burial Ground and the stones removed to Kahal Kodesh Beth Elohim Cemetery in 1950. Source: Index of the Jewish Cemeteries of South Carolina as of 1910 compiled by Barnett A. Elzas, Charleston, SC, 1911 in Miscellaneous correspondence, 1868-1952 in AJA. American Jewish Archives, 3101 Clifton Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45220-2488. 513-221-1875 (tel); 513-221-7812 (fax).
  • Hanover Street Cemetery: inactive and unused. Private burying ground of the Moses family from Sumter, SC. Administered by Kahal Kodesh Beth Elohim Cemetery
  • Huguenin Avenue Cemetery: KK Beth Elohim's present burial ground that was developed on land that then abutted the northern limit of the City of Charleston and purchased from the Washington Light Infantry in l887 and expanded in l991 on property purchased from the Standard Oil Company in 1943. Used since l888, the site also contains remains and gravestones removed from three defunct graveyards: the Dacosta (l783-l939) and Harby (1799-1939) cemeteries on Hanover Street, and the Rikersville Cemetery  (1857-1888), which had been established by Congregation Shearit Israel). See Comings Street Jewish Cemetery and KKBE Cemetery. [April 2009] Administered by Kahal Kodesh Beth Elohim Cemetery. KKBE Huguenin St is shown with KKBE as Cemetery Web site,

Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (KKBE) Reform Synagogue, 90 Hasell Street Charleston, SC 29401. 843.723.1090. Established in 1749, Congregation K.K. Beth Elohim became the first Reform Jewish congregation in the United States in 1841 and is the oldest surviving Reform temple in the world.  KKBE Cemeteries are Coming Street Cemetery and Huguenin Street. Temple website.

See first entry under Camden. "Kahal Kodesh Beth Elohim; Report of committee approving charter petition, Jan., 1791"; program for dedication of Archives Room, Apr. 18, 1969; Hymnal of Edgar M. Lazarus, 1842; report in "The Charleston Evening News" of a confirmation service at Beth Elohim, May 24, 1855; and a list of additions to the Kahal Kodesh Beth Elohim Archives from Jan. to June 1977 are in Small Collections and/or Miscellaneous file in AJA. American Jewish Archives, 3101 Clifton Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45220-2488. 513-221-1875 (tel); 513-221-7812 (fax).

New Burying Ground: Transcript of the minutes of the trustees of a new Jewish cemetery, Oct. 14, 1798 and Sep. 23, 1799. Source: Index of the Jewish Cemeteries of South Carolina as of 1910 compiled by Barnett A. Elzas. Charleston, SC, 1911 in Miscellaneous file at AJA. American Jewish Archives, 3101 Clifton Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45220-2488. 513-221-1875 (tel); 513-221-7812 (fax).

Cemetery web page. [August 2009]

 

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COLUMBIA: Richland County http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/south-carolina-sc/columbia-richland-county.html http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/south-carolina-sc/columbia-richland-county.html Please see Columbia synagogues and temples for contact information and history and photo links. [April 2009]

[UPDATE] Columbia Jewish Heritage Initiative [January 2017]

Chabad of South Carolina
Lubavitch Synagogue
6338 Goldbranch Rd
Columbia, SC 29206
803 782 1831
ChabadofSC.com

Congregation Beit Midrash
Orthodox Synagogue
Rockbridge Country Club
4135 Rockbridge Road
Columbia, SC
803 782 1831
Beith Midrash

Synagogue Beth Shalom
Conservative Synagogue
5827 North Trenholm Road
Columbia, SC
803 782 2500
Celebrated the 100th Anniversary September 2005
History
bethshalomcolumbia.org/

Tree of Life Congregation
Reform Synagogue
6719 North Trenholm Road
Columbia, SC
803 787 2182
On January 15, 1896, a group of eighteen members of the Jewish community met in city hall chambers and organized the Tree of Life Congregation.natchez
tolsc.org/

Tree of Life (Uethz Chaiam) congregation on Lady Street was organized in March 1896.

Arcadia Lakes Cemetery: 1401 Arcadia Lakes, Columbia, SC 29206. Arcadia Lakes Cemetery is on JHSSC  Arcadia Lakes is also Beth Shalom and Whaley Street Cemetery [Oct 2013]

Beth Shalom Congregation Cemetery: Located on Whaley Street; Contact: Mr. David Lovit, 3611 Rockbridge Road, Columbia SC 29206; 803-878-3757.

Whaley Street Cemetery, 1300 Whaley Street, Columbia, SC 29205

Hebrew Benevolent Society Cemetery: Gadsden & Richland Sts. 720 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 2920. 11826, in Postal & Koppman Jewish Tourist's Guide to U.S.. Phila., PA: Jewish Publ. Soc., 1954, p. 579. Hebrew Benevolent Society Cemetery at corner of Taylor and Gadsden Streets has been in continuous use since 1822. Contact: Bernard Fleischman, Sr., 1626 Graeme Drive, Columbia, SC 29206, 803-787- 1138. Cemetery includes historic graves. Used by Beth Shalom (Conservative) and Tree of Life (Reform). Tree of Life Congregation, 6719 N. Trenholm Road, P.O. Box 6187, Columbia 29260- 618. Hebrew Benevolent is all but mostly Tree of Life and the De Leon Cemetery is part of Hebrew Benevolent.

Burial list [July 2010]

De Leon Cemetery: Adjoined the Hebrew Benevolent Society cemetery and belongs/ed to the De Leon Family. Disused generally but still available for use for that family. [Oct 2013]

REFERENCES:

Barnett A. Elzas compiled transcriptions of the names and dates on tombstones in Jewish cemeteries in Camden, Charlestown, Columbia, Georgetown and Orangeburg in 1910. See American Jewish Archives in Vital Statistics File, and Miscellaneous file in AJA. American Jewish Archives, 3101 Clifton Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45220-2488. 513-221-1875 (tel); 513-221-7812 (fax). E-mail: AJA contact form.

Index of the Jewish Cemeteries of South Carolina as of 1910 compiled by Barnett A. Elzas, 1911: Charleston, SC. Contact: Mr. Michael Mischner, 1719 Mill St. Camden, SC 29020, 803- 432-9687.

The Jewish Cemetery at Camden, S.C. compiled by Barnett A.Elzas. Published: Charleston, S.C., 1910. Elzas, Barnett Abraham, 1867- F279.C2 E5
1919 Jewish population was 281. Source: "Directory of Jewish Local Organizations in the United States" pp. 330-583. American Jewish Year Book 5680 September 25, 1919 to Sept. 12, 1920; Volume 21. Edited by Harry Schneiderman for the American Jewish Committee. Submitted by Alan Hirschfeld

The Jewish Cemeteries at Columbia, S.C. Compiled by Barnett Elzas, published: Charleston, S.C. in 1910. (Revised edition 1935 by I. Cassel). 11 pages. 64B44. Notes: 295 inscriptions, 1822 - 1934, alphabetical listing. Source: Tagger, Mathilde. Printed Books on Jewish Cemeteries in the Jewish National and University Library in Jerusalem: an annotated bibliography, Jerusalem: The Israel Genealogical Society, 1997. Also found at Smathers Judaica; F279.C7 E4 De Leon:

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phrases1@aol.com (Ellen Renck) South Carolina SC Sun, 11 Jan 2009 23:29:56 +0000
DARLINGTON: Darlington County http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/south-carolina-sc/darlington-darlington-county.html http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/south-carolina-sc/darlington-darlington-county.html Darlington Hebrew Association congregation was organized in 1905.

Congregation History [January 2010]

The 1919 Jewish population was 83. Source: "Directory of Jewish Local Organizations in the United States" pp. 330-583. American Jewish Year Book 5680 September 25, 1919 to Sept. 12, 1920; Volume 21. Edited by Harry Schneiderman for the American Jewish Committee. Submitted by Alan Hirschfeld. See also: Florence, SC.

Grove Hill Cemetery: 405 South Whaley Street, Darlington, SC 29532 -2928 (803-393-8778).

Darlington Hebrew Congregation section was organized October 27, 1896 with 49 members. Our genealogical chapter has surveyed this cemetery and published it in Volume II of our Darlington District Cemetery Survey. For additional information on the Darlington Hebrew community, contact Doris Gandy, Darlington County Historical Commission, 204 Hewitt Street, Darlington, SC 29532, 843-398-4710. Source: John L. Andrews, Jr., Old Darlington District Chapter, SCGS, Post Office Box 175 Hartsville, South Carolina 29551-0175.

book for purchase about cemetery. [September 2005]

Historical Marker [January 2010]

burial index [May 2012]

JHSSC information [July 2012]

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phrases1@aol.com (Ellen Renck) South Carolina SC Sun, 11 Jan 2009 23:31:21 +0000
DILLON: Dillon County http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/south-carolina-sc/dillon-dillon-county.html http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/south-carolina-sc/dillon-dillon-county.html History [January 2010]

Ohav Shalom: In 1993, the seven remaining members agreed to close Ohav Shalom and sell the synagogue. The proceeds from the sale were split seven ways with the majority going to Florence's Temple Beth Israel, the congregation most of them joined.

Florence's Jewish Cemetery, established in the late 1880s. [January 2010]

Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery:  Hebrew Garden Section. A Jewish section in a general cemetery. Contact: Mr. Mortimer Bernanke, 306 Johnson Drive, Dillon, SC 29536. By the 1960s, Hebrew Garden's first burials took place in 1967, and by 2003, twenty-five burials had been recorded. [January 2010]

JHSSC information. [July 2012]

 

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phrases1@aol.com (Ellen Renck) South Carolina SC Sun, 11 Jan 2009 23:36:05 +0000