North Carolina Museum of Art Judaic Art Gallery

One of only two Judaic collections in a state-sponsored American Museum, the NCMA’s Judaic Art Gallery features Jewish ritual art spanning three centuries and four continents. Opened at the Raleigh museum in 1983, the Gallery was the inspiration of Dr. Abram Kanof, a physician who was a noted scholar and collector of Judaica. The Gallery, recently expanded, includes a Baroque Venetian Torah crown, eighteenth-century Torah finials from Amsterdam’s Great Synagogue, and a Torah case fashioned by Chinese craftsmen for an Indian synagogue.

 

Triangle Jewish Chorale

Founded in 1994, The Triangle Jewish Chorale features Jewish music in a variety of languages including Hebrew, Yiddish, and Ladino. Under conductor Lorena Guillen, it premiered the cantata Down Home, which featured texts from the JHFNC’s oral-history interviews in a musical setting by composer Alejandro Rutty.

 

Jewish Heritage in Western North Carolina

Jewish Heritage in Western North Carolina is an online resource employing photographs, documents, and oral histories held at the D. Hiden Ramsey Library at UNC-Asheville.

 

Queens University of Charlotte, Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice

The Center sponsors interfaith and multicultural workshops and programs. It addresses issues such as affordable housing and advocacy for immigrants,  criminal, restorative, and environmental justice. Its mission is to educate and inspire action, and it collaborates with community leaders and congregations to effect social justice change.

 

Carolina Jews for Justice

CJJ is a grassroots network committed to creating a more just, fair, and compassionate North Carolina. Founded in March 2013, Carolina Jews for Justice combines advocacy and education to organize a non-partisan Jewish voice for justice in North Carolina. CJJ works to influence policy at the local and state levels and encourage individuals and Jewish institutions to take a stand on important issues in the community.

 

Center for Jewish Education

The Center promotes lifelong Jewish learning. Housed at Shalom Park in Charlotte, the CJE houses the Levine-Sklut Judaic Library and Resource Center and the Blumenthal Educator Resource Center. The Library holds 16,000 items as well as the archives of the Jewish Historical Society of Charlotte. It is a resource for area Jewish educators.

 

Wildacres Retreat

Wildacres Retreat, a North Carolina Conference Center is a nonprofit residential campus that hosts ecumenical programming in the sciences, music, art, religion, and writing. Located on 1,600 acres at an elevation of 3,300 feet outside Little Switzerland near the Blue Ridge Parkway, Wildacres was founded and endowed by Charlotte’s Blumenthal family for “the betterment of human relations.” It hosts the annual B’nai B’rith Institute of Judaism, now in its 73rd year, where the state’s Jews gather to hear notable Jewish authorities and enjoy Jewish companionship in a stunning mountain setting.  Wildacres also hosts an annual Sicha Shabbaton and the Sicha Rabbinic Kallah which focuses on rabbinic enrichment through text study, contemplation, and modern literature.

 

Rosenzweig Gallery

The Rosenzweig Gallery, housed in Judea Reform in Durham, was established by the congregation’s founding rabbi, Efraim Rosenzweig, an artist, poet, and collector of Judaica. It hosts juried art shows on Jewish themes as well as the Rabbi’s collection of books and artifacts.

 

Carolina Foundation for Jewish Seniors
Carolina Foundation for Jewish Seniors is built upon a fundamental need to care for Jewish seniors in North and South Carolina. CFJS grew out of The Blumenthal Jewish Home for the Aged, established in 1962, a nursing care facility for Jewish residents, located in Clemmons, North Carolina. In the late 1990s, its board expanded support to better serve Jewish seniors in the Carolinas by selling the facility. The proceeds along with an existing endowment formed CFJS. Now CFJS serves many more Jewish seniors through the distribution of grants to non-profit organizations providing life enriching programs to Jewish seniors in North and South Carolina. Among the grantees are local Jewish Federations, Jewish Family Services, congregations, and Jewish Community Centers.

 

The Jewish Community Legacy Project

The JCLP, based in Atlanta, serves small congregations across the nation. It empowers congregations by providing services for planning and program. JCLP creates regional cohorts linking congregations so that they can pool resources and build community. The Carolina Region Small Congregation cohort connects communities across South and North Carolina.The JCLP, based in Atlanta, serves small congregations across the nation. It empowers congregations by providing services for planning and program. JCLP creates regional cohorts linking congregations so that they can pool resources and build community. The Carolina Region Small Congregation cohort connects communities across South and North Carolina.

 

North Carolina Jewish Clergy Association

The successor organization to the North Carolina Association of Rabbis (1950-69), the North Carolina Jewish Clergy Association was founded in 2022 to include cantors as well as rabbis. The NCJCA has issued Passover supplements, held a Hanukkiah lighting at the governor’s mansion, and met with public officials, including the governor, on issues of Jewish concern including social justice and anti-Semitism.

 

Yesod Farm+Kitchen

Yesod Farm+Kitchen seeks collective liberation with the land through Jewish agriculture, mutual aid, and growing relationships across difference. We steward 16 acres of Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee) and Catawba homelands, 25 minutes from Asheville, NC. We embody Jewish ancestral wisdom by offering this land as a resource for collective nourishment and safety for those most impacted by systems of harm, namely BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ folks, and justice seekers. Yesod offers free and sliding scale retreat space, experiential education at the intersections of Judaism and agriculture, and free produce to people experiencing food insecurity, in partnership with Root Cause Farm. Yesod is affiliated with the Jewish Farmer Network, an international organization, which has a significant presence in the Asheville area where much of its leadership lives. Yesod welcomes visitors for farm tours and publishes a bimonthly newsletter.