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.
SPICE Fall Programs 2021
Wednesday, October 6 at 11:00am
Fireside Chat with Mayor Vi Lyles
Speaker: Mayor Vi Lyles
Wednesday, October 20 at 11:00am
Comprehensive Cancer Care in Charlotte
Speaker: Dr. Derek Raghavan
Wednesday, November 3 at 11:00am
Jewish Themes in Broadway Musicals
Speaker: Rabbi Cory Weiss
Wednesday, November 17 at 11:00am
Is Thanksgiving an American Sukkot?
Speaker: Rabbi Beth Nichols
Wednesday, December 1 at 11:00am
Crisis of Faith: Chanukah and Defining the Divine Presence
Speaker: Rabbi Asher Knight
Wednesday, December 15 at 11:00am
Current Events in Israel
Speaker: Anat Hoffman
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.
Recordings from Past Events
- Fireside Chat with Mayor Vi Lyles
- Looking Back, Looking Forward: Black-Jewish Relations
- What Is and Is Not Southern About Texas Jews?
- Being Jewish in the Jewish State
- The Wisdom of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks z”l
- To Sleep or Not to Sleep: That is the Question!
- The Kabbalah: One of the Great Traditions of Jewish Mysticism
- Artistic Representations of the Haggadah’s Four Sons
- Finding Purpose and Seeking Meaning in the Unexpected
- Explore Latin, Cuban, & Sephardic Music
- The Star of David: A Complicated History
- Modah Ani: I Give Thanks
- The Impact of Hate
- Why is This Thanksgiving Different from all Other Thanksgivings?
Sweet Potato Challah Recipe
- How Charlotte Became Segregated by Race and Class
- From Berlin to Bernstein, from Hammerstein to Brooks
- Has Science Replaced God?