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Sam and Mitzi Kirshstein

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Sam and Mitzi Kirshtein are first generation Americans. Their families emigrated from Eastern Europe in the 1800’s and 1900’s and found success in their respective trades. Mitzi’s father was a retired Navy Bandmaster and an accomplished musician. The Kirshtein family was and is engaged in the retail furniture business, serving Charleston for over three-fourths of a century now. They have three children and five grandchildren, two of whom are identical twin boys. As a College of Charleston graduate, a past president of the Alumni Association, and a proud Jewish American, Sam Kirshstein welcomes the Jewish Studies Program, as does his wife, as a vehicle for strengthening our commitment both to the College of Charleston and our Jewish identity.