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SPICE Up Your Life

Have Fun/Do Good Works

  • Fabulous Lunch, Learn, and Socialize Programs
  • Fun SPICE Outs to Theater, Museum, Music, and Dance Opportunities
  • Quarterly Potluck Shabbat Dinners
  • SAGE Deep Dive Learning Programs
  • Tikkun Olam Programs
    • Sterling Elementary
    • Senior to Senior

SPICE programming is funded in part by the Marshall Lindner SPICE Endowment.

Join us for an upcoming lunch, learn, and socialize program! 

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra: The Stories and Impacts of Music in our Community

Wednesday, March 6 at 11:00am

Join us as Christopher James Lees, Resident Conductor of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra speaks on, “The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra: The Stories and Impacts of Music in our Community.” In 2018, Mr. Lees began an appointment as Resident Conductor of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and Principal Conductor of the Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra.

Cantor Jessica Roskin will speak on “The History of the Cantorate: It’s Not What You Think”. There will also be a delicious lunch of a baked potato bar with potatoes, cheddar cheese, sour cream, butter, chives, broccoli, tossed salad, fruit, and assorted cookies.

Back to the Future: What Might Tomorrow Look Like?

Wednesday, March 20 at 11:00am

Join us as Dr. Bob Whalen, Professor Emerita at Queens University of Charlotte presents, “Back to the Future: What Might Tomorrow Look Like?”.  Over the decades, Dr. Whalen taught European and American history. European history courses included surveys of British, Irish, German and Russian history, and specialized courses on the French Revolution and Nazi Germany. American history courses included surveys of religious history and the history of journalism. 

Rabbi Beth Nichols host “Antisemitism Q&A with Rabbi Nichols”.  There will also be a delicious lunch of a lemon garlic cod, rice pilaf, asparagus, fruit, and brownies.

New Archeology Discoveries in Jerusalem and How They Shape What We Know

Wednesday, April 3 at 11:00am

Join us as Dr. James Tabor presents, “New Archeology Discoveries in Jerusalem and How They Shape What We Know.” Rabbi Knight will also speak on “Jerusalem Through the Ages: From Ancient Roots to Future Visions” offering a sweeping overview of Jerusalem’s rich history and its significance in shaping the future.  SPICE will gain a broad understanding of why Jerusalem remains a focal point of religious, political, and cultural discussions. It’s also deli day!  There will be a classic deli lunch with corned beef and pastrami.

Passover Picnic

Wednesday, April 17 at 11:00am

Join us for a Passover Picnic!  Come and catch up with SPICE friends and have a delicious lunch with a Passover inspired menu. 

Finding Your Inner Artist

Wednesday, May 1 at 11:00am

Join us as Charlotte Rouchouze presents, “Finding Your Inner Artist.”  Charlotte is a French teacher, food blogger, and jewelry designer who regularly contributes to the Charlotte Jewish News.  Rabbi Asher Knight will be joining us for the clergy presentation.  There will also be a delicious lunch of lasagna, tossed salad, garlic bread, and Italian desserts.

SPICE Potluck Dinner

Friday, May 10 at 6:00pm

Join us for our annual SPICE Potluck Dinner, benefitting Sterling Elementary. Dinner includes brisket and your special dishes.

SPICE Out!

Friday, May 15 at 11:00am

A visit with your SPICE friends to tour The Harvey B. Gannt Center for African-American Arts and Culture.

SPICE Program

Wednesday, June 5 at 11:00am

Cantor Mary Rebecca Thomas joins SPICE to sing Broadway favorites!