Sam and Mitzi Kirshstein


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.