Family Login:

Benjamin "Bennie" Goldberg, Esq.

Benjamin "Bennie" Goldberg, Esq.
  • March 20, 1929 - August 1, 2019
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • Synagogue Emanu-El
    5 Windsor Drive
    Charleston, SC 29407

Share This Obituary
Message from the Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Bennie by adding your memories and photos.


Send Flowers
 Local Florists

Memories & Candles

“Ben Goldberg's memory is a blessing. I loved his stories of southern Jewish life. ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Robyn Dudley - Aiken, GA - friend

“Our sincere condolences to the of the kindest and most caring man I have ever known.May he rest in peace. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Alexis Kong - Van de Wiel - SC

“Our sincere condolences to the of the kindness and most caring man I have ever known.May he rest in peace. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Alexis Kong - Van de Wiel - SC

“Dear Goldberg Family,Please accept my condolences on the loss of your beloved Benny. I had the privilege of meeting Mr. Goldberg when I was just a...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Renee Greene - Charleston, SC

“I have the honor of meeting Mr. Goldberg when my parents owned the tobacco store El Estanco on Broad Street. He was one of the regulars that came in...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Ingrid Blum Condon - Charleston, SC

“Dear Aunt Claire, Rachel and Joel,Its been such a long time since I've seen you all, but I have such fond memories from our childhood. Of course, I...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Kamala Claudia Alister Australia

“Dear Aunt Claire, Rachel, and Joel,We have such fond memories of our Uncle Bennie. When we were little kids, he was the fun uncle who spent time...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Joanne Meyerowitz

“Bennie was a treasure. He was smart, knowledgeable, and principled, with a high moral compass and an ever present sense of humor. He was one of the...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Martin Perlmutter - Friend

“Ben Goldberg was special and made everyone he touched feel special. He knew history better than anyone and was so passionate about his Judaism, his...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Robyn Wittenberg Dudley - SC

“My dear Mr. Goldberg has gone into the light of God's Love. He was a wonderful storyteller about Judaism and Ellis Island. He became an adored Jew to...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Marian Carter - Hollywood, SC

Benjamin "Bennie" Goldberg, Esq., 90, of Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Claire Endictor Goldberg entered into eternal rest Thursday, August 1, 2019. His Funeral Service will be held Sunday, August 4, 2019 in Synagogue Emanu-El, 5 Windsor Drive at 11:00 a.m. Interment, Emanu-El Cemetery (Maryville). Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.

Bennie was born March 20, 1929 in Charleston, South Carolina, son of the late Harry Goldberg and Goldie Goldberg. He was a graduate of the College of Charleston and the USC School of Law. Bennie served in the U.S. Army JAG Corps. He was a founding member of The Christian Jewish Council, former President of the Charleston Bar Association, and a long standing member of the Hebrew Orphan Society. Bennie served as a practicing attorney in Charleston for over 65 years and mentored many. He served as a Professor of Charleston Jewish History at the College of Charleston as well as the Jewish Community Center. Bennie was a member of Synagogue Emanu-El and a former Sunday School Teacher.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Claire of Charleston, SC; daughter, Rachel Goldberg Fischer of Summerville, SC; son, Joel David Goldberg of Charleston, SC; two grandchildren: Joshua Fischer and Caleb Fischer; one great-grandson, Luke Avery Fischer; 1st cousin, Faye Brickman; and several cousins, nephews and nieces.

Bennie will be missed and the family has lost their light.

Memorials may be made to Synagogue Emanu-El, 5 Windsor Drive, Charleston, SC 29407 or a charity of one's choice.