Although Charleston is currently known for its signature chard, over 300 years ago the city had more Jewish residents that New York City and is home to the second-oldest synagogue building in the United States. Today approximately 6,500 Jews live in the Charleston area and some 800 Jewish students attend the College of Charleston. The College of Charleston recently expanded its Sylvia Vlosky Yaschik Jewish Studies Center. This doubled the size of the building including additional classroom space, offices, and a dining hall offering Kosher, Vegan and Vegetarian options. The College of Charleston’s goal is to create an environment in which diversity is represented and promoted, and the unique dining hall will not only appeal to the observant Jewish (Muslim and Hindu) students but reach out to a community that sees eating choices as a manifestation of deeply held ethical and environmental values.
Transworld assisted with the new construction and installed a new electrical system and energy saving LED lighting for the interior and exterior of the building.