Carolina Instrument


Moncks Corner, SC


Musician and merchant David Collis (1909-1985), son of Russian immigrants Lena Schiawitz (1884-1948) and Meyer Collis (1880-1944), opened music company Carolina Instrument after he served in World War II. Located on King Street, with eventual locations in Goose Creek and Moncks Corner, Carolina Instrument supplied instruments on a lend/lease program to high school marching bands, orchestras, and the like.

The Jewish Merchant Project is supported by the generosity of the Norman and Gerry Sue Arnold Foundation and the Stanley B. Farbstein Endowment at the Coastal Community Foundation. Longtime members of the JHSSC, Mr. Arnold obm, a merchant himself, and Mr. Farbstein obm were both children of South Carolina Jewish merchants.

JHSSC Office
Sylvia Vlosky Yaschik Jewish Studies Center
96 Wentworth Street
Charleston, SC 29424
Phone: 843 953 3918