Sunday, March 24, 7 PM in Sam Lerner Center for Cultural Arts

The Center for Jewish Education (CJE) is proud to present the second chapter of our community wide read initiative: On the Same Page. Our goal for this initiative is to bring people together through the reading and discussion of a common book. Chapter II of our community read invites everyone to read Promised Land, the epic saga of Israel’s early years, written by the former NBC News Bureau Chief in Tel Aviv, Martin Fletcher. Tom Brokaw calls the book, “a riveting novel that picks up where Exodus left off.”

Fletcher spent the many years covering the Middle East and Africa. He was NBC correspondent in Israel for 26 years and bureau chief for 15 years. He has covered Kosovo, Rwanda, and Israel, including the first and second Palestinian uprisings and Israel’s war with Lebanon in 2006.

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The Charlotte Jewish Film Festival, a program of The Cultural Arts Department at The Levine Jewish Community Center, is pleased to announce the lineup for its exciting 15th season that will take place February 9–March 3.

A big thank you to Screening Co-Chairs Judy Laxer and Jeff Turk and Screening Committee members Stephanie Bensinger, Charlie Gale, Bob Ecker, Linda Hindel, Judy Kaller, Andrew Kapustin, Dana Kapustin, Eric Laxer, Ross Levin, Michael Lieberman, Gale Osborne, Marcia Stern, and Gail Vogel for putting together a diverse and interesting 13 film slate.

The All Festival Pass will be available for $110 ($183 value) through January 15 and $140 starting on January 16. All Festival Passes, as well as tickets to individual films, can now all be purchased at the LJCC Customer Service Desk, by calling 704-366-5007, or by visiting

Here are a few highlights of our exciting 15th season.  For more info,… Continue reading

The 2019 Main Event featuring Bari Weiss, New York Times Editor and Writer

Co-chairs Emily and Sam Zimmern and Angie and Bill Zimmern, invite you to join them at the Federation’s 2019 Main Event on Thursday February 7 at 7:30 PM at Temple Israel featuring New York Times editor, Bari Weiss.  The Main Event is the Jewish Federation’s most widely attended event of the campaign season.

Bari Weiss is an acclaimed journalist who currently serves as editor and writer for The New York Times opinion section. Before joining the Times, she was an op-ed editor at the Wall Street Journal and an associate book review editor there. For two years, she was a senior editor at Tablet, the online magazine of Jewish news, politics, and culture, where she edited the site’s political and news coverage. Bari regularly appears on shows like Morning Joe and Bill Maher. Bari is also the winner of the Reason… Continue reading