The Lake Norman area hosts a fast-growing Jewish community of retirees and commuters to Charlotte.  The area offers waterfront recreation at the lake as well as cultural opportunities at nearby Davidson College.  Residents have access to Charlotte’s big-city sports, entertainment, and employment while enjoying small-town living including the towns of Davidson, Cornelius, and Huntersville.  The very active Jewish Council of Lake Norman hosts food, film festivals, and lecture series.  Congregations can be found in Davidson, Concord, Statesville, and Salisbury.

Supported by the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte, the Jewish Council of Lake Norman for the past twelve years has provided an active schedule of cultural and educational programming that enriches local Jewish life, ranging from a Deli Fest to a film festival, Israel to Holocaust commemoration.

Located in Davidson, Temple Kol Tikvah with some 200 families is the largest local congregation.  Affiliated with the Reform movement, it draws from area communities.  The congregation is inclusive, egalitarian, and welcoming of interfaith families.  With a resident rabbi, it maintains a regional religious school.