May is Jewish American Heritage Month

Not widely known perhaps, but May is a time to celebrate our Jewish heritage in the United States. Our historian, Len Rogoff has written about the first Jewish person to settle in the English speaking colonies. The locale for this settlement was none other than North Carolina on Roanoke Island. This Jew, by the name…

A NC Holocaust Victim

In remembering the Holocaust, North Carolinians may feel a special poignancy in knowing that one victim was born in our very own Jewish community. In 1881 Therese Sternglanz was born in Tarboro.  Her parents, David and Sary, had settled in Tarboro in 1878 to open a store, joining a Jewish community of 100.  Times were…

Sources for local challah

Smelling the fresh challah at the JCC in Durham got me thinking today. Where else can one pick up challah? This is a new offering at the Charlotte and Dick Levine JCC. In starting my search I noticed that Chabad in Wilmington also takes orders for challah. What are some other sources across NC that…