Senior Adults


Mission – To enhance the quality of life for Metrolina Jewish seniors.

Vision – To strive to create a stronger self-image and emotional health by performing the Jewish imperatives of Tikkun Olam and Tzedakah.

Goals – To provide programs and activities culturally, socially and intellectually that will afford learning and participation.

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Recordings from Past Events

SPICE Events for Winter 2021

Wednesday, January 6
11:00am The Early Development of Charlotte’s Most Desirable Neighborhoods
Speaker: Dr. Dan Morrill

Thursday, January 21
(Please note, this program is on Thursday due to the Presidential Inauguration)
11:00am The Star of David: A Complicated History
Speaker: Rabbi Beth Nichols

Wednesday, February 3
11:00am Explore Latin, Cuban & Sephardic Music
Speaker: Frank Dominguez

Wednesday, February 17
11:00am Finding Purpose and Seeking Meaning in the Unexpected
Speaker: Cantor Mary Rebecca Thomas


Join Rabbi Knight and Donna Tarney, Education Coordinator of the Greenspon Center, for a five-session exploration of antisemitism. We will uncover the deep roots of Anti-Judaism and trace the transformation and use of this hatred throughout history. Every SAGE session will include dynamic presentation and small-group conversation over Zoom. The course will culminate with a discussion of ways to combat this insidious form of racism in our present culture. All sessions will start at 11:00am and last approximately one hour. There is no charge to attend the SAGE series.

January 27th: Roots of Anti-Judaism

February 24th: The Evolution of Anti-Judaism into Antisemitism

March 24th: Machinery of Hate: Influences on Hitler’s Final Solution

April 28th: Global Reactions to the Holocaust

May 26th: Hurt People, Hurt People: Resurgence of Modern Antisemitism

Important Registration Information:

Registration for SAGE will close on Sunday, January 17.

Registration will be limited to 50 participants with preference given to Temple Beth El members. It is expected that participants attend the entire SAGE series.

Please register each person attending separately even if you will be sharing the screen during the Zoom call.

The Zoom link and a program handout will be emailed to participants the week of January 18. Subsequent handouts will be emailed the week before the next session.


Put some SPICE in your life!

We Learn Together

Join us on the first and third Wednesday of the month for SPICE-In, a lunch and learn format including morning presentations by clergy and paralleling afternoon presentations by Charlotte area professionals. There’s always plenty of time for socializing.

We Have Fun Together

Visit great venues with SPICE Outs, which take SPICE offsite to museums, theaters, and other locations providing an atmosphere for exceptional learning experiences and fabulously fun times. (Registrations required.

We Care for Each Other

Provide companionship with SPICE’s Seniors Visiting Seniors program which trains and supplies volunteers who offer companionship to shut-ins. Providing some much-needed conversation, a friendly face, encouraging words, and quiet listening are incredible mitzvot offered by our volunteers. (Contact Barbara Phillips.)

We Act Together

Perform Tikkun Olam/Repairing the World

SPICE is a community partner with Sterling Elementary School. Raising funds, providing enhancements to students’ experiences, rewards for achieving goals, and working one-on-one with students to elevate learning experiences are the hallmarks of SPICE’s relationship with Sterling Elementary. (Contact Michael Norman.)

SPICE participates annually in May at TBE’s Mitzvah Day. Preparing educational kits that are used throughout the Charlotte Mecklenburg School system is another way SPICE lends a hand to the community. (Contact Tracey Lederer)

We Pray Together

Three times a year we come together at a Shabbat evening service followed by a Pot Luck Dinner. Nothing says community like a jointly made and shared meal.
To receive a quarterly SPICE flyer, to be added to the SPICE mailing list, to obtain assistance logging into ShulCloud, and to register for programs, please contact Tracey Lederer at 704-366-1948.

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