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There will be a 50+ Car Menorah Parade on the first night of Chanukah, Sunday, December 2, leaving from Chabad’s campus on Sardis Road around 4 PM. Giant orange Menorahs will be mounted on top of cars. Music drones will play Chanukah music hovering above the parade. Our Parade will also feature a Friendship Circle limousine.

The parade will conclude at Southpark Mall for the giant Menorah lighting.

This is an incredible opportunity for your children to display their Jewish pride with exciting, fun-filled activities. Light up the Charlotte night with the spirit of Chanukah.

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Charlotte’s fourth Global Day of Jewish Learning will continue this year on Sunday, November 11. Organized by the Aleph Society and Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz, the Global Day of Jewish Learning is an annual event where Jewish communities across the globe study a shared theme from a variety of perspectives rooted in Jewish texts. This year’s theme is: Extraordinary Passages – Texts and Travels.

This year’s Global Day of Jewish Learning will feature two Israeli authors who will share their journeys with our community.

Aryeh Green, author of “My Israel Trail: Finding Peace in the Promised Land” will talk about his fascinating journey walking the land of Israel, his love for the land and the people, and his spiritual transformation after this 42-day hike.

In his book, “God Is in the Crowd,” financier and former Israeli combat pilot Tal Keinan reflects on a lifetime of varied experiences with his Jewish… Continue reading

November 7, 7 PM at Temple Israel

Eighty years ago, overnight November 9/10, 1938, Hitler’s war against the Jewish People began. That night, Nazi brown-shirted storm troopers, supported by local citizens rioted through the city streets of Germany and Austria. Their rampage damaged or destroyed Jewish homes, schools, businesses and synagogues. The broken glass strewn across Germany and Austria provided the appellation that has remained connected to that date – Kristallnacht – Night of Broken Glass. The destruction on that November night included 7,500 Jewish homes and businesses, 267 synagogues, 100 Jews had been murdered, and 30,000 men arrested and sent to concentration camps previously used for criminals who had broken the law.

The night of violence and destruction marked the beginning of the Holocaust, Hitler’s plan to systematically eliminate the Jewish people. Suly Chenkin, survivor, educator, and member of Temple Israel, explains: “When the glass broke, shards blew everywhere… Continue reading