The Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte is thrilled to announce that after a successful capital campaign, construction is set to commence on the Levine-Sklut Judaic Library this month. Through the renovations, the Levine-Sklut Library will better reflect today’s advanced Charlotte Jewish community by re-envisioning the library’s key functions to create a user-centric and modern environment that better supports 21st century learning needs and modalities.
Construction was made possible through the generosity of 33 donors, including major gifts from The Leon Levine Foundation, Howard Levine, Lori and Eric Sklut, The David and Nicole Tepper Foundation, Bill Gorelick, The Blumenthal Foundation, and an anonymous donor.
The library modernization project is one of four additional giving opportunities Federation identified as top priorities for the Charlotte Jewish community during the 2023 Annual Campaign.
“The Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte is deeply grateful for our donors’ support to enhance Jewish education and engagement through this project,” said Tair Giudice, Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte’s chief impact officer. “The Levine-Sklut Library has served as an epicenter for lifelong Jewish learning, and we know that these renovations will ensure that the library better meets the community’s needs and continues to be an accessible and welcoming space for all.”
Construction on the library is expected to be completed in January 2024. The renovated library will include new workstations, new computers, an improved self-checkout and locating system, a redesigned children’s room, and a much-needed community gathering space at Shalom Park.
In preparation for the renovation, the library closed in early August. During construction, library programs will continue at alternate locations to be announced. A lending library program will be available in the teen room directly across from the library on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 10 a.m.–2 p.m., and on Sundays from 10 a.m.–12 p.m. E-books, online resources, and book drop locations will be accessible throughout the renovation.
For more information on the Levine-Sklut Judaic Library, please visit: https://www.jewishcharlotte.org/what-we-do/center-for-jewish-education.