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Brought to you by the Jewish Council of Lake Norman.

Welcome to our first Newsletter.
We are looking forward to continue publishing news of interest to the Lake Norman Jewish Community.

Family Apple Picking
Celebrate Rosh Hashanah with the PJ Library 

Sunday, September 2
10:00 am
Carrigan Farms, Mooresville, NC

$5 per person (children under 2 are free)

Dan Nichols Concert

Tuesday, September 25
6:00 pm - 9:00pm
Temple Kol Tikvah

$5 Adults / $1 Children
Celebrate Sukkot with Pizza-In-The-Hut

Purchase tickets at

Nichols’ music has become a part of the Reform Jewish world, with youth and clergy alike incorporating it into their study, worship and communal celebrations.
--The Acorn

Dan’s live performances are legendary for their unrestrained energy and infectious spirit.
The High Holy Days for 5779 begin at Sundown on September 9th.
If you are interested in attending services there are two synagogues in the Lake Norman Area. 

Congregation Emanuel in Statesville (Conservative)
Service Schedule

Temple Kol Tikvah in Davidson (Reform)
Service Schedule

The Jewish Council's mission is to develop and implement community programs to strengthen and enrich Jewish life in the Lake Norman region.

For more information, go to or 

We are looking for volunteers to join us and help strengthen our programming.  If interested, please email 

Thank you

High Holy Days at CMS

The Jewish Community Relations Council  announced that this year on the first and second day of Rosh Hashanah, Monday and Tuesday, September 10 and 11, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) will have a regular scheduled day.  On Yom Kippur, however, September 19, CMS will have a scheduled teacher workday.  Parents may file a Request Form for Excused Absence. 

For additional information, email
Members of the Jewish Community


This group functions as an outlet for women interested in participating in Hadassah programs.  The Lake Norman chapter offers study and social events throughout the year designed to educate and inform our members on issues and topics which affect them as American Jewish women.  For joining and more information please email


Sponsored by the Leon Levine Foundation and the Greater Charlotte Jewish Federation, a new PJ Library program has been implemented in our area.  PJ Library Connectors are currently active in more than 20 communities across North America, creating small, neighborhood based gatherings and connecting families raising Jewish children, ages 0 to 5,  to each other and the Jewish community.

The PJ Library parent connector for the Lake Norman area is Angelica Rosen.  If interested, send email to


Davidson College Hillel is a welcoming student-led organization that celebrates the diversity of Jewish lives, experiences, and cultures.  We foster an inclusive community in which individuals can explore and celebrate their Jewish identity (whether religious or cultural) through connections with other students, faculty, staff, and the local community.  Hillel members host frequent Shabbat gatherings in our residence halls, as well as fun activities during campus celebrations of Sukkot and Hanukkah.  For more information click

Financial Assistance for Jewish Students...
Need Money for School for the 2019 spring and/or summer terms?

Apply for a JELF Interest-Free Loan for Higher Education Beginning September 1!

Applications for interest-free loans for higher education (college, graduate school and vocational programs) are available to Jewish students in your area for spring and/or summer 2019 terms from JELF (Jewish Educational Loan Fund).

From September 1 – September 30, the loan application for 2019 spring and/or summer terms is available on JELF’s website at The application for loan assistance for the full 2019-2020 academic year (fall 2019, spring/summer 2020) will be available March 1 – April 30.

JELF loans are need-based and offer “last-dollar” financing, meaning that JELF provides the final dollars that bridge the gap between a student’s total financial resources and the cost of attending school.

For more information, contact or visit

In case you missed it...

An evening of high energy, lots of smiles, friendship and conversation, and messages of peace and understanding were all brought together by the Jewish Council of Lake Norman along with Davidson Cub Scout Pack 58 and Boy Scout Troop 58. The event was hosted at the Davidson United Methodist Church Aug 1st and will long be remembered as special for both the young and young at heart of all that attended.

This interactive performance featured songs and dances in Hebrew, English, and Yiddish opening the door to the hopes of peace, love, and acceptance of all cultures.

- By Diane Emery
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