Free Jacobs-Jaffa Charlotte Jewish Heritage Tours for CLT Community Educators, Sundays, April 3 and May 22

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Through a generous grant from the Lenora Stein Community Creative Learning Program, the Stan Greenspon Center at Queens University of Charlotte is able to offer Charlotte community educators the opportunity to participate in a Jacobs-Jaffa Charlotte Jewish Heritage Tour at no cost. These tours led by Rabbi Judy Schindler, Roz Cooper and Susan Jacobs, three veteran Charlotte educators, and will be designed especially for educators. 

One of the most important and meaningful gifts we can give our Charlotte community educators is an understanding and appreciation of the deep-rooted Jewish history available in our backyard.  The tour addresses Charlotte’s 165 years of Jewish history, rich with civic, business, and religious leaders, and philanthropists. As part of our tour, participants will enjoy a unique, engaging, entertaining and educational hike through our city’s history. The experience will include a tour through the Hebrew Cemetery that was founded in 1867 and is rich with stories of the famous Jews who were buried there from the Civil War to the Civil Rights era to today. We will pass through historic sites that highlight Jewish contributions to our county and state as we explore the pluralistic and powerful Jewish community that thrives in Charlotte today.

The tour is COVID-safe… We travel in our own cars and have an amplification system that we carry with us so you can maintain a safe social distance.

It is educational… Rabbi Judy Schindler, Roz Cooper and Susan Jacobs, are three veteran Charlotte educators who love Charlotte’s history and will guide you through two centuries of Jewish life celebrating our rich past and our boundless potential for a shining future.

It broadens your appreciation for Charlotte’s leaders… Hear stories that can’t be found in history books, and personal gems of wisdom in the voices of our community’s founders, builders, and philanthropists.

It is delicious… Jewish nosh included, complete with knish, kugel, Israeli salad, and rugelach.

Our upcoming Jacobs-Jaffa Charlotte Jewish Heritage Tours created especially for 48 community educators at no cost will be available on a first come, first served basis on April 3 and May 22. Tours run 12:30 to 4:00 pm starting with lunch at Queens University.

If you have any questions, please call Talia Goldman,

To RSVP, please click here.


  1. How do I sign up for this event? I have a 13 and 16 year old? Can they come?

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