Columbia Jewish Heritage Initiative, Holiday

Bubbie's Brisket

Share Memories of Bubbie

Share Memories of your Bubbie on November 12!

Columbia Jewish Heritage Initiative (CJHI), a partnership of Historic Columbia, is excited to be part of Beth Shalom Synagogue’s 9th annual Bubbie’s Brisket. As part of a new initiative that explores the southern influences on Jewish cooking called Kugels and Collards, representatives from CJHI will be at the event collecting Jewish family recipes, as well as images of family members, particularly in the kitchen or in the act of preparing food. During the event, CJHI representatives will scan items and will immediately return to the owners. In addition, CJHI will be collecting contact information from guests who are willing to share family stories as part of the broader initiative.

About Columbia Jewish Heritage Initiative (CJHI)

Historic Columbia, in partnership with the College of Charleston’s Jewish Heritage Collection, the Jewish Community Center and Columbia Jewish Federation, the Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina and Richland Library, has established the Columbia Jewish Heritage Initiative—which will:

  • identify gaps in the documentation of Columbia’s Jewish history;
  • develop a forum for dialogue that is catalyzed by the collection and sharing of stories, images, documents, etc.;
  • harness the potential of a variety of print, web-based and programmatic platforms to share information collected with diverse audiences; and
  • codify the coalition of organizations whose commitment to the effort will sustain activities well beyond the grant period.

To learn more about CJHI or to get involved visit or like our Facebook Page - Columbia Jewish Heritage Initiative. You may also contact Robin Waites, Executive Director, Historic Columbia at 803.252.7742 ext 14 or by email.