Celebrating Jewish Life Since 1979
Celebrating Jewish Life Since 1979

Featured Stories

Black and Jewish Americans Unite to Talk About Fighting Antisemitism and All That Jazz

By Larry Luxner, October 21, 2021 (JTA)

In the late 1930s, Jewish clarinetist and jazz bandleader Benny Goodman, known as the King of Swing, invited two Black musicians — Teddy Wilson and Lionel Hampton — to play in his orchestra.

It was a watershed moment that marked the beginning of the end of racial segregation in the music business in America.

“That was unheard of,” said Greg Thomas, CEO and co-founder of the Jazz Leadership Project, based in Stratford, Connecticut. “It’s all part of a long tradition of Black and Jewish Americans working together, starting with the father of jazz, Louis Armstrong, who got his first instrument from a Jewish family in New Orleans, and who wore a Star of David all his life in honor of that family.”

Capitalizing on that shared history, Thomas, along with Israel-based educator Aryeh Tepper, will be hosting an upcoming online event meant to bring together Jewish and Black Americans in the fight against bias.

Read More »

Moishe House Celebrates Importance of Flexibility in Global Community Building With Second Virtual Training Conference

By Loán Lake, Moishe House Senior Communications Manager

On August 22, Moishe House, the world’s leader in engaging Jewish young adults around the world, recognized the achievements of its global community builders during their annual resident training conference, currently dubbed CouchCon because of its virtual nature for the second year in a row.

Read More »

LJCC One of Five Selected to Partner with BBYO to Address Adolescent Health

Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn By Michelle Rusgo, LJCC Youth Programs Coordinator In a first-of-its kind-partnership, JCC Association of North America and the BBYO Center for Adolescent Wellness (BBYO-CAW), with support from the Jim Joseph Foundation, will collaborate to assess and support mental, emotional, and social health among adolescents.   The pilot initiative comes as

Read More »
Follow Us on Facebook
Candle Lighting Times
Thank you Levine Hearing for sponsoring CJN website

Thank you to our advertisers

“Thank you Levine Hearing for sponsoring the CJN website.”

Current Issue

For easier viewing, read in full screen by clicking the icon
in the lower right corner of the viewer.

About Us

The Charlotte Jewish News is a monthly (except July) publication dedicated to informing, representing, and engaging the Greater Charlotte Jewish community. The CJN reports on news and upcoming events of the local Jewish agencies, accomplishments of the members of the local Jewish community, and stories about Jewish holidays and events in Charlotte, the U.S., and Israel.
The CJN is affiliated with the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte and operates as a nonprofit organization under the Federation’s 501(c)(3)

Don't Miss a Thing
Sign up and get the latest news...