While South Carolina has a rich Jewish history, most of what has been written has been focused on Charleston. In the early 1800s Charleston was home to the largest Jewish community in the country. There has been relatively little written about the Jews in the Upstate.
Unlike the Sephardic Jews who settled in Charleston, who were of Spanish and Portuguese descent, the Jews who settled in the Upstate came mainly from Russia and Poland via cities such as Baltimore and New York.
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