The Rendezvous Program and Lounge is designed to meet the needs of our community members over the age of 60 and is made possible by Jane and David Kulbersh and your Columbia Jewish Federation. Membership requires an annual contribution to the Columbia Jewish Federation campaign. For more information, contact JSF staff at or 803-973-0023.


Unless otherwise stated, programs are free.



Upcoming Programs


Sponsored by: The Jane and David Kulbersh Adult Cultural Activity Program (Bringing People Together)
Ice Cream Truck Social!  
Meet and Greet Our new Federation Director Kirk Wisemayer

Kirk Wisemayer  

 Executive Director Columbia Jewish Federation July 28, 2023


Kirk Wisemayer, who comes to Columbia Jewish Federation from Temple Emanu-El of Palm Beach, where he served as Executive Director, is a Jewish communal professional with three decades of experience in Jewish Federations, synagogues, schools, and social welfare organizations.                Growing up in Australia, Kirk was immersed in his active Jewish community, involved with Israel youth groups, his synagogue, and any number of communal activities and initiatives during his schooling and university education.  While he began his career in corporate human resources and public relations, he worked part-time as a Hebrew School teacher, in addition to volunteering hundreds of hours as a youth advisor and campaign solicitor for United Israel Appeal, to serve his Jewish community and Israel.                   It was not until his return to Canada in 1991 that Kirk became a Jewish professional, taking a position as Director of Jewish Living with one of Canada’s largest synagogues.  When he moved to the United States in 2001, he made the transition from Jewish Federation volunteer to Executive Director of Jewish Federation of Cumberland, Gloucester & Salem Counties, in Vineland, NJ.  After ten years in Vineland, Kirk assumed the role of Executive Director of Jewish Federation & Community Foundation of Atlantic & Cape May Counties, in Margate, NJ, where he spent ten years before his move to Florida.                    In addition to his professional role in the Jewish community, Kirk has long volunteered with many local, national, and international Jewish organizations, among them Israel Bonds, Israel Cancer Research Fund, Chevra Kadisha of Alliance (Vineland), including its Men’s Tahara group, and Sons of Jacob Congregation.                  Kirk is an ardent Zionist, having visited Israel on more than three dozen occasions.  He supports many causes and organizations in Israel, and is deeply committed to Jewish community, education, and pluralism.

August 16th (Wednesday) 1:30 pm Kahn Jewish Community Center (Spring Valley Athletic Center)
Be Cool! Let's Schmooze over Ice Cream
Join our Rendezvous Lounge friends for an Ice Cream Social at the Kahn Jewish Community Center on August 16th (Wednesday) at 1:30 pm. We will meet and greet our new Columbia Jewish Federation Director, Kirk Wisemayer, and hear his vision of what our Jewish community can become as we all work together. 
Press the button below to make your reservation to save your spot:
Reservation: Food Truck Social

Please remember to make your annual pledge to the Columbia Jewish Federation to maintain your  membership in the Rendezvous Program. If you have not made a pledge for 2023 campaign, click the link below to make your pledge. Pledges are tax deductible.

*Rendezvous Membership Requirement is that you be 60 years old or older and make an annual gift of at least $18 pp to the Columbia Jewish Federation Annual Campaign.
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