By Jessica Goldfarb, JFGC Communications Specialist
January 28 marks the beginning of an exciting week of events as the Jewish Federation of Charlotte (JFGC) proudly presents “Federation Super Week.” This week showcases the best of the Federation by bringing together a diverse array of activities, all united by a single, powerful concept: championing Jewish life. Throughout the week we will celebrate and highlight the Federation’s dedication to championing Jewish life through education, engagement, and philanthropy. More than just a series of events, Super Week serves as an exciting display of Federation’s essential role in enriching the community’s life. Mark your calendars to join us for the following events and read more about them below:
– Levine-Sklut Judaic Library Reopening – Jan. 28 at
– 2024 Federation Super Event – Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. at Temple Israel
– Super Sunday – Feb. 4
Championing Jewish Life through Education
To officially kick off Federation Super Week, we are proud to continue the theme of championing Jewish life through education with the much-anticipated reopening of the Levine-Sklut Judaic Library. The Library serves not only as a physical space for Jewish literature and learning resources, but as a dynamic hub for community engagement, intellectual exchange, and the cultivation of a love for learning. Join us as we delve into an event curated to showcase the power of championing education in our community. This will include a chance to tour the new library facilities, enjoy delicious gluten-free donuts and hot chocolate, participate in a scavenger hunt and raffle, and more. Make sure to check out the newly-redesigned children’s room, integrated work spaces, as well as individual study rooms.
Championing Jewish Life through Engagement
The highlight of Super Week is the Federation Super Event, where championing Jewish life through engagement and philanthropy come together. The Super Event, formally known as the Main Event, marks the kickoff to the 2024 Annual Campaign and a year of “don’t miss” programming from the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC). Functioning as a centralized entity, the JCRC brings together and speaks for the different views and needs of the Charlotte Jewish community, deals with important issues like fighting antisemitism through programs like the Outshine Hate initiative, addresses Israel-related matters, and manages relationships with the wider-Charlotte community.
This year’s event features a reimagined format that includes a panel discussion. Attendees will hear from Rabbi David Wolpe, named the most influential rabbi in America by Newsweek in 2012, and Juju Chang (back by popular demand), 2023 Main Event speaker and Emmy Award-winning co-anchor of “ABC News Nightline.” Our panel will focus on what is happening in Israel and the rise of antisemitism throughout the world and how we can talk about it during these difficult times.
Championing Jewish Life through Philanthropy
The 2024 Super Event is our opportunity to look forward, marking the beginning of the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte’s 2024 Annual Campaign. This campaign plays a vital role in Federation’s mission as a community builder, fundraiser, grantor, and supporter of Jewish life in Greater Charlotte and overseas. A successful Super Event will kick off Federation’s 2024 Annual Campaign into high gear, benefiting every aspect of our Jewish community. Attendees will have the chance to pledge their support for the 2024 Annual Campaign at the event. We invite you to join us as our Federation Super Week concludes with Super Sunday, a crucial day for the Annual Campaign when more than 100 volunteers will come together in the Sam Lerner Center for Cultural Arts at Shalom Park to reach out to members of our community by phone and offer a convenient way to make a 2024 Annual Campaign pledge. Your contributions provide the fuel for the essential work of Federation and our partner agencies, making you our champions of philanthropy.
Join Us and Make a Difference
Each day of Super Week offers a unique opportunity to deepen your connection with our community. Your involvement is key to enriching our educational programs, strengthening our engagement efforts, and bolstering our philanthropic endeavors. We look forward to seeing you for Super Week as we, together, champion Jewish life.
For more information and registration, visit us online at www.jewishcharlotte.org.
The mission of the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte is to raise and distribute funds to support and enrich the lives of Jews locally, nationally, in Israel, and worldwide. Through education and community building, the Federation’s mission ensures that Jewish values, goals, traditions, and connections are preserved for current and future generations.