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 Fall 2020

Wednesday, October 7  at 11:00am
Has Science Replaced God?
Speakers: Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman and Rabbi Asher Knight

Wednesday, October 21 at 11:00am
From Berlin to Bernstein, from Hammerstein to Brooks
Speaker: Alan Kaufman

Wednesday, November 4 at 11:00am
How Charlotte Became Segregated by Race and Class
Speaker: Dr. Tom Hanchett

Wednesday, November 18 at 11:00am
Why is This Thanksgiving Different from all Other Thanksgivings?
Speaker: Chef Alyssa

Wednesday, December 2 at 11:00am
The Impact of Hate: Racist Ideologies in Nazi Germany and
Jim Crow America in the 1930s 

Speaker: Rabbi Stuart Gershson

Wednesday, December 16 at 11:00am
Modah Ani: I Give Thanks – Strengthening our Gratitude Muscles
in a World That Seems Bent on Atrophying Them

Speaker: Rabbi Dusty Klass

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.