Charlotte Black/Jewish Alliance
The Charlotte Black/Jewish Alliance is a coalition of Black and Jewish leaders ages 25 to 40, dedicated to cultivating understanding and authentic relationships through honest conversations, deep reflection, and community engagement. We seek to unify Black and Jewish individuals to combat hate and promote social justice.
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 open the program with a daylong Charlotte pilgrimage (as we do not have to 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 – Connect at monthly meetings designed to help participants question, learn, and grow.
Long-lasting Connections – Support the ongoing friendships and intersectional work of advancing justice with our alumni network.
Upcoming Community Programs
Application to Join Cohort Three
Our alumni of the Charlotte Black/Jewish Alliance continue to create vibrant programs.
Cohort One (2021-2022)
Participants: Jordan Bernstein (Co-Chair), Charlene Mack (Co-Chair), Trey Crumlin, Noah Goldman, Noah Granade, Tyran Green, Terrell Hamlet, Zoe Kronovet, Alex Loyal, Advisors: Dr. Melvin Herring, Dr. Cindy Kistenberg, Rabbi Judy Schindler
Cohort Two (2022-2023)
Participants: Eric Brickman, Rachael Coe, Charlie Cox, Rabbi Alexis Erdheim, Aishaah Reed Foster, Mohammed Jibriel, Jasmyn Mack, Alvan Makoundi-Tchibinda, Allison Winston, Tylan Witherspoon, Co-Chairs: Noah Granade, Tyran Green, Terrell Hamlet, Zoe Kronovet, Advisors: Dr. Melvin Herring, Dr. Cindy Kistenberg, Rabbi Judy Schindler
Applications for Cohort Three will be available in September 2023. The next cohort will kickoff in early November.
Click here to watch the entire documentary by Dr. Kip Mobley "New Pilgrims on an Old Path: The Charlotte Black/Jewish Alliance Deep South Pilgrimage 2022"
Our Charlotte Black/Jewish Alliance program cannot happen without community engagement and support! Please consider supporting this important program. Click here to donate. To learn more about our program or sponsorship opportunities, contact Rabbi Judy Schindler, firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program is sponsored by the Stan Greenspon Center at Queens University and Johnson C. Smith University. This program was created through a grant by the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte and through support from Temple Beth El.