An Evening With: Fred Leffert:
"History and Analysis of the Jewish in Greenville"
The Greenville Office, together with MeetingPoint - A United Interfaith Community, hosted an event in honor of National Jewish Heritage Month, An Evening with Dr. Fred Leffert: History and Analysis of the Jewish in Greenville. The month of May was proclaimed Jewish Heritage Month by President Obama 7 years ago.
The evening started with Dr Peter Cohen representing Atlantic Institute and Rabbi Marc Wilson representing MeetingPoint and each explaining what their organizations do. Then the audience heard from Dr. Fred Leffert as he shared what it was like growing up Jewish in Greenville, what it was like going to school here in a predominantly Christian area and then growing up as a young adult. The room was then opened up to a lively question and answer session where everything from Antisemitism, the War, The Holocaust, Moving the locations of the Greenville Synagogue and Temple long ago and the Summer Camp a lot of the Jewish boys used to participate in.
All enjoyed the evening and both MeetingPoint and Atlantic Institute shared their upcoming events and thanked Dr Fred Leffert for sharing his experiences with us.