MISSION, VISION AND GOALS
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.
Recordings from Past Events
- Has Science Replaced God?
- From Berlin to Bernstein, from Hammerstein to Brooks
- How Charlotte Became Segregated by Race and Class
- Why is This Thanksgiving Different from all Other Thanksgivings?
Sweet Potato Challah Recipe
- The Impact of Hate
- Modah Ani: I Give Thanks
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.