The public is invited to a program in honor of the Holocaust and Heroism Remebrance Day. Members of the Jewish Council along with Davidson College's Hilled chapter will gather for an education program that includes violin and cello performances by the Davidson College Symphony Orchestra inspired by the current regional 'Violins of Hope' Project. There is no charge for the event. April 19th 2012 7pm Davidson College 900 Room Alvarez Student Union
Davidson Interfaith Day
Join the Lake Norman community in celebrating our similarities and our differences at the innaugural Davidson Interfaith Day, celebrated by people of all ages and all faiths. Initiated by the Daughters of Abraham, an interfaith youth group for girls ages 11-14, and supported by the Jewish Council of Lake Norman, the Charlotte Jewish Film Festival, Davidson College Interfaith Fellowship, Kids4Peace and the town of Davidson, Davidson Interfaith Day brings together the people of our diverse community to create awareness and spread good faith. 12pm Youth Lunch - Faith Leaders and their student groups are invited to pizza on the Davidson Village Green and an opportunity to meet the other participants before commencing the first annual Walk for Peace. 12:45pm Walk for Peace - Immediately following the youth lunch on the Davidson Village Green, we will walk through downtown Davidson demonstrating our desire for all-faith friendship and understanding. Public invited.
2pm DAVID: The Movie - An innocent act of good faith leads 11-year old David, the son of a Brooklyn Imam, to befriend a group of Jewish boys and in the process break down interfaith barriers. Featured in the 2012 Charlotte Jewish Film Festival, winner of the Ecumenical Prize at the 2011 Montreal World Film Festival, the Special Jury Award at the Napa Valley Film Festival and the Audience Award at the 2011 Brooklyn Film Festival and 2011 Napa Valley Film Festival. April 15th 2012 Davidson College Student Union 900 Room - Free admission, donations appreciated
Lake Norman Jewish Film Series an extension of the Charlotte Jewish Film Festival
JEWS AND BASEBALL: AN AMERICAN LOVE STORY explores the connection between Jewish Americans and baseball, our nation’s most iconic institution. More than a film about sports, it is a story of immigration, assimilation, bigotry, heroism, the passing on of traditions, and the shattering of stereotypes. March 25th 2012 7pm Davidson College 900 Room Alvarez Student Union $10 Tickets available at the door only
Winter/Spring Lecture Series Continues with... Jewish life in the central Piedmont. "Why Jewish Life was Different in North Carolina." Thursday March 15th Davidson College Chambers Building 4th Floor Auditorium 7PM FREE
Come listen to Dr. Leonard Rogoff, research historian of the Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina, has written and lectured extensively on the Jewish South. After earning a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, he taught at North Carolina Central University. He was a contributing writer for The Spectator (Raleigh) and The Independent (Durham). He currently edits The Rambler, newsletter of the Southern Jewish Historical Society. His essays have appeared in American Jewish History,Southern Jewish History,The Quiet Voices: Southern Rabbis and Black Civil Rights, Jewish-American History and Culture: An Encyclopedia, Handbook to North Carolina History (forthcoming), and The Companion to Southern Literature. He conceived, researched, and wrote text for the exhibit "Migrations: the Jewish Settlers of Eastern North Carolina" and is currently directing a multimedia project, "Down Home: Jewish Life in North Carolina." He is the author of Homelands: Southern-Jewish Identity in Durham and Chapel Hill, North Carolina (University of Alabama Press).
2012 Winter/Spring Lecture Series
Advocating for Israel "Talking to our neighbors about Israel" Thursday, January 19th 7pm St. Albans Church 301 Caldwell Ln Davidson, NC free babysitting (learn more)
Every individual can be an advocate for Israel but we must tailor our message to our audience. Join us as we explore varying conversations taking place in the Jewish and Non-Jewish community about Israel and how we have the power to shape them.