Featuring Author Mary Glickman, Thursday, December 7, 7 PM

Our Jewish ancestors have a long and rich history in the Southern United States. Dating back as early as the mid- 1700s, the South had two established synagogues. Since the inception of the United States as independent nation, the Southern Jewish community had a different American experience than the Northern Jewish community, which contributed to varying attitudes towards the Civil Rights Movement.

The differences between Northern and Southern Jews during the tumultuous 1960s are vividly portrayed in the novel Home in the Morning, the book selection of the CJE’s premier One Book, One Jewish Community. Author, Mary Glickman, will share her story with our community on Thursday, December 7 at 7 PM in the Sam Lerner Center for Cultural Arts in Shalom Park.

Mary Glickman is the author of three books: Home in the Morning, which has been optioned for film;… Continue reading

Jews in Charlotte will usher in the bright festival of Chanukah with a grand Menorah lighting at SouthPark mall on Tuesday, December 12 at 5:30 PM.

The giant Menorah will be placed at Circle Court inside the mall. There will be holiday treats, special children’s program along with Chanukah games and music.

A great car Menorah parade will precede the lighting ceremony and will start at 5 PM from Ohr HaTorah on Sardis Road down Fairview Road. The parade will feature music, a Friendship Circle bus, unusual parade cars and lots of fun.

The Menorah will be shaped in to a book case with eight stands plus the Shamash. Participants will bring new children’s books and toys to brighten the lives of underprivileged children in the Charlotte area. The books and toys will be placed in this unique Menorah before the lighting.

This Chanukah event is an amazing opportunity for… Continue reading

Thanks to the generosity of Lori and Eric Sklut, a $1 million endowed fund has been established for the Sklut Professorship in Jewish Studies at Queens University of Charlotte. Through this professorship, Queens will retain and attract distinguished faculty specializing in Jewish Studies. Rabbi Judy Schindler, associate professor of Jewish Studies at Queens, will be the inaugural holder of the professorship.

In 2007, Lori and Eric Sklut, with Lori’s parents Leon and Sandra Levine of the Leon Levine Foundation, established their first professorship, the Levine-Sklut Distinguished Professorship in Jewish Studies for the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2012, Lori and Eric Sklut established the Lori and Eric Sklut Emerging Scholar in Jewish Studies at Elon University.

“We are honored and grateful to be the beneficiary of Lori and Eric’s investment in our work,” said Queens President Dr. Pamela Davies. “This… Continue reading