The Christian-Jewish Council of Greater Charleston is an organization that seeks to build bridges of understanding to promote sensitivity, tolerance, respect and fellowship among religious groups.
The organization was founded in 1979 and initially met in the homes of founding individuals. It fulfills this mission by:
• Conducting, sponsoring and/or supporting inter-religious events, service oriented projects and activities.
• Increasing public awareness of inter-religious issues and shared concerns, and creating opportunities for better understanding including increasing public awareness of the Christian Jewish Council.
• Promote frank and open dialogue among faith traditions which each person remains loyal to his or her own essential faith commitment while recognizing the other person’s integrity and uniqueness.
The Christian-Jewish Council (CJC) seeks cooperation between Christians and Jews based on respect for each other’s identity and integrity. The CJC also addresses issues of human rights and human dignity espoused by both traditions. It opposes all forms of prejudice, intolerance, discrimination, racism, and the misuse of religion for political purposes.
Annually the CJC holds at least four community forums, programs, and interdenominational worship services. All CJC functions are open to the public.
The CJC sponsors an interfaith Thanksgiving service each year. These are held in different houses of worship in the Charleston area. Those attending are encouraged to bring non-perishable foods or financial contributions for local and world relief.
CJC supporting congregations promote CJC events in their newsletters and bulletins.
Membership in the CJC is available in two forms – Individual and Organizational. Annual dues are $25 for individuals and $100 for organizational members. One can become a member by completing the "Contact Us" form.
The CJC is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, and educational purposes under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Thank you for visiting the Christian-Jewish Council’s website. Organized in 1979, the Council provides interfaith dialogue and understanding, facilitates mutual respect. It also creates the opportunity to build friendships.
The Council informs the greater community in living and working together as persons of faith.
We welcome your input, encourage your support, and invite your participation as well. You can help on various committees and participate in our programs and activities. The website provides an overview of our organization. It will also update you as to our programs and activities. We look forward to meeting you at our future programs or hearing from you through this website. We welcome new ideas and how to benefit all.
Ken Fox, President
Board of Directors:
Ken Fox, President
Sid Shingler, Vice President and acting treasurer
Dena Moses, Secretary
Father Aristotle Damaskos,
Paula Hewlette Dezzutti
Rev. Joseph Harvard
Martha Jane Hudnall
James Sawers, Jr.
Rabbi Anthony Holz
Rev. Danny Massie
Father Dow Sanderson