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Byline: DAVE MUNDAY
Because of a reporter's error, Sunday's 1B story on the opening of the Jewish Studies Center at the College of Charleston stated that Martin Perlmutter has been director since the program started. History Professor Stuart Knee was director before Perlmutter.
A new building at the College of Charleston will help put Charleston on more maps as the best place to learn what it means to be a Southern Jew.
The Center for Jewish Studies opened this fall at Wentworth and Glebe streets. It will be dedicated today at 2:30 p.m. Speakers will include U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut, an observant Jew who ran for vice president on the Democratic ticket in 2000.
The studies center is an example of a partnership between a public college and a faith-based community, in a city where Jews have always been prominent. The land was bought and the building finished with private donations, although the College of Charleston Foundation helped raise the money. The total cost was $3 million, and about $2 million has been raised.
The college will pay utilities and insurance on the three-story brick building, which contains 12,000 square feet of space. The college also leases the third floor for its humanities and social sciences department.
The first and second floors …