Soul Food Shabbat – A Two Part Program

In Charlotte Black/Jewish Alliance, Hillel, Home by Judy Schindler6 Comments

Join us for either or both of these engaging programs celebrating the historic and contemporary relationship between the Black and Jewish communities in America.

Part One – Join our Charlotte Black/Jewish Alliance for a viewing of  the documentary “Shared Legacies: The African American/Jewish Civil Rights Alliance”

Date: Monday, February 12, 2024
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Johnson C. Smith University

The community is invited to join the Greenspon Center, Johnson C. Smith University, and our Charlotte
Black/Jewish Alliance for a screening of “Shared Legacies: The African American-Jewish Civil Rights Alliance.” The film shares the often-forgotten story of the coalition and friendship between the Jewish and African American communities during the Civil Rights Movement. The program will be followed by some brief conversations with leaders of our Charlotte Black/Jewish Alliance.

Part Two – Soul Food Shabbat Dinner

Date: Friday, February 23
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Location: Queens University
Fee: $21 per community member for dinner. Free for Queens & JCSU students, staff, and

For years, Queen’s students have sponsored a Soul Food Shabbat bringing together the Queens Black Student Union and Queens Hillel for a celebration of Shabbat and an exploration of commonalities as we explore our past and present struggles. Last year, we opened the experience up to the broader Charlotte community and it was a sold-out event and a resounding success. We will serve a soul food Shabbat dinner with traditional Jewish and African American foods – challah (the traditional Sabbath bread), collard greens, cornbread, fried chicken, kugel (sweet noodle casserole), and rugelach (a Jewish pastry). Short segments of the film Shared Legacies will be viewed, and we will engage in table conversations with students, staff, faculty, and members of the broader Charlotte community.

For more information, contact Judy Schindler, at

To register for the dinner, click here.

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  1. Great afternoon I am a Johnson C Smith University student that will be attending your event on February 23rd.
    Looking forward to the experience.

  2. Interested in attending your event on February 23rd.
    Please contact me at (704) 315-1641
    Thank You

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