A salon-style series exploring some of the major themes of Jewish history in Europe (and its empires) from the early Middle Ages through the Dreyfus affair.

Five lectures by noted scholar Alan Rauch, professor of English at UNCC, will explore the various interpretations and expressions of Jewish Identity in America.


January 16

New Countries for Old Jews: Emigrating, Adapting, and Assimilating


January 23

Can I say Schm-ck on Television?

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January 30

Der Jude and a Pound of Flesh: Marked and Rejected


February 6

Include Me Out: Did Spartacus Speak Yiddish?


February 13

Jew Yesterday, Jew Tomorrow, but Never Jew Today: Who are We Now?


All lectures are from 5:30-7 PM and held at the Levine Sklut Judaic Library at the Center for Jewish Education. Details provided at time of registration. This Salon series is free and open to the public, however… Continue reading

Kids … now it’s your turn. Roll up your sleeves, put on your aprons, and get ready for an awesome Challah baking experience. Children from across the Charlotte area are invited. Our goal is to bring Jewish children of all ages together, from every point of the Jewish spectrum, for a day of unity, fun and creativity. Each child will make their very own batch of challah dough from scratch and braid their challahs to take home.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Monday, January 21, 1 PM

Lerner Hall at the Levine Jewish Community Center

$10 per child

Appropriate for children ages 4-11

Snacks will be served.

For more information visit: www.cltmegachallah.com or email Leah@JewishBallantyne.com.

Please join the Jewish Federation’s Community Relations Council on Thursday, January 17, 2019 when the JCRC Speaker Lecture Series presents:“ Defining Antisemitism and Why It Matters”, a conversation with Mark Weitzman of the Simon Wiesenthal Foundation at 7:30pm in the Sam Lerner Center for the Cultural Arts at Shalom Park.

In wake of the deadly attack on Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue, we will hear from the world’s leading expert on the history and modern manifestations of Anti-Semitism and Holocaust denials. Join us as Mark shares how he and his collogues worked for years to create a globally recognized definition of Anti-Semitism as a means to combat hate worldwide.

Author of several books and essay on Antisemitism and Holocaust denial, Mark Weitzman is the Director of Government Affairs for the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Chief Representative of the Center to the United Nations in New York. He is a member… Continue reading