Charlotte Black/Jewish Alliance – Join 2023-2024 Cohort

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The Charlotte Black/Jewish Alliance is a coalition of Jewish and Black young leaders ages 25 to 40, dedicated to cultivating understanding and authentic relationships through honest conversations, deep reflection, and community engagement.

The 18-month program includes:

Meaningful Conversations – Build friendships with other young professionals while discussing significant topics.

Inspiring Journeys – Travel to historic sites and world-class museums to deepen understanding. We will open the program with a daylong Charlotte pilgrimage (as we do not have travel far to learn about our country’s Black and Jewish history). In the spring, we go on a four-day Deep South Pilgrimage, visiting important sites in Atlanta, Birmingham, Montgomery, and Selma.

Engaging Programs – Monthly meetings with engaging programs designed to help participants question, learn, and grow.

Long-lasting Connections – We have an alumni network to support the ongoing friendships and intersectional work of advancing justice.

Applications to be part of our 2023-2024 Cohort. The application deadline is September 30.


For more information, contact one of our co-chairs:

  • Rachael Coe,
  • Aishaah Foster,
  • Noah Goldman,
  • Ty Green,
  • Terrell Hamlet,
  • Mohammed Sheikh Eldin Jibriel,

Or our faculty:
Dr. Melvin Herring,
Dr. Cindy Kistenberg,
Rabbi Judy Schindler,

To view our Charlotte Black/Jewish Alliance website click here.

This program is generously supported by Johnson C. Smith University, the Stan Greenspon Holocaust and Social Justice Education Center at Queens University of Charlotte, the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte, and Temple Beth El.






  1. Do you have any opportunities for seniors to engage in similar discussions?
    I contacted a local temple via email about 2 years ago seeking someone to engage in meaning dialogue but never got a reply.

    1. Author

      We don’t have a program designed but would be happy to support you if you wanted to create such an initiative.

  2. I am a higher ed educator, planning a move to Charlotte this summer, and would love to be involved in this and/or help create the senior initiative,

    1. Author

      You might be interested in joining our June 1st program.

    1. Author

      Our leaders of this program feel that 25 to 40 is already a large range of ages for developing young leaders. We aim to create other programs that support those who are older than this.

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