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Purim at the Circus- reserve today!

Click here for Purim in the Circus

Wednesday, March 20, is the fast of Esther. The Purim festivities begin in the evening with the reading of the Megillah at 8:00 pm. Circus costumes are the recommended attire for all the Purim festivities at Chabad.

Purim day, Thursday, March 21, morning service is at 6:30 am with the second Megillah reading at 7:00 am. There will be an additional reading at 5:30 pm.

The Purim main event will be held Thursday evening at 6:30 pm with a fantastic Circus themed feast which will include hot dogs, mini burgers and relish, cotton candy, popcorn and of course gourmet Hamantaschen.

Circus entertainment for the children and exciting activities for grownups as well.

Fee is $25 per person and $65 per family. (Early bird special - $20 per person and $54 per family if paid by March 14).  For more information, call our office at 704-366-3984.

In the New Building!!

Donate to the Building Fund
We have moved into the new Friendship Circle building! We are holding all our services and JLI classes in the new spacious building.

Reminder, Friday night service will be at 5:00 p.m.

Dish Mikvah Access during construction

During construction of our new facilities, the dish mikvah is now accessible through the playground entrance behind the new Selkin Friendship Circle Building. For access code or more information, contact

Foundations for the new Shul poured!

We look forward to seeing the new shul construction. Some footings have already  been poured. Stay tuned for updates of when the shul moves into the Selkin Friendship Circle building and when the demolition of the current shul room begins.

Chanukah at SouthPark

 Chanukah Lego Menorah at SouthPark - plus Menorah contest! Click here

JLI Faith Course YouTube Trailer

Starts October 23/24  - Tuesdays at 7:30 pm or Wednesdays at 11:00 am
 Click to see trailer here.


Support Chabad Hurricane Relief Campaign

B"H, Chabad Charlotte has arranged for a military air transport of needed food for Wilmington's Jewish community, donate link to support the effort with your generous donation by clicking here, thank you!

Order your Lulav and Etrog- deadline this Friday!

 Click here to order today, by Friday the 14th!!

Building Pledges reach $4,025,000!

Chabad of Charlotte launched new name for the building campaign at the groundbreaking:  "Build our Future"

New total pledged .............. $4,025,000!

Huge thanks to Bobby and Stacey Selkin for dedicating the
Selkin Friendship Circle Youth Center!!

Thank you very much to all those listed below who have already donated or pledged to the new building campaign! We invite everyone to join in the effort. With your help we will be able to build our new Chabad Center for everyone to enjoy! The new facilities will be home to the sanctuary and social hall for Ohr HaTorah, Auditorium for JPS, Gourmet Kitchen and much more. Youth Building will house Friendship Circle, Teen Zone, Classrooms for Talmud Torah and more!  Please visit to see the visuals. There are many sponsorship opportunities available. Feel free to talk to one of the rabbis or anyone on the building committee to discuss how you can help!

Building Campaign Donors


Chris Epstein


Howard and Julie Levine


BECO South
Bobby and Stacey Selkin


David and Aleen Epstein

Sergio Kielmanowicz & Adriana Reifman

Larry Schwartz


Alan and Madeline Aron

Harry and Felicity Berzack

Tzvi and Lauren Nussbaum

Richard Osborne

Michael and Dena Raffler 

Paul Wojonowich OBM


Dave and Janice Cantor

Steve and Ellen Engelhardt 

Jeff and Bari Gorelick
Scott and Dana Gorelick
Yisrael Ori and P’ninah Miriam (Gorelick) Gimbel

Richard and Paula Klein

Barry and Lorrie Klemons

Jaime and Elise Kosofsky

Eric and Judy Laxer

Matt Luftglass and Meg Goldstein

Arthur and Nadine Oudmayer

Gedahlia and Leah Portnoy

Brad and Carrie Rabinowitz

Edwin and Leslie Rusgo

Selwyn and Cheryl Spangenthal

Jonathan and Richard Zulman Families


Rick Abrams

Ben and Susan Aizenman

Jon and Tess Berger

Barry Brodsky

Chaim and Chana Burke

Harlan Brendel

Ivan and Roz Cooper

Gary and Randy Defilipp

Jeff Epstein

Chuck and Dayle Glick

Guadarrama and Obando Families

Ismailov Family

Dave and Cheryl Gerrard

Jerry and Barbara Levin

Jon and Dina Massachi

Gale Osborne

Lee and Irena Rimler

Michael and Heidi Rotberg

Paul Rubenstein

Fred and Lisa Shporer

Eric, Lori and Mason Sklut

Yaakov Stern

Alan and Denise Sussman

Maor Waizman and Arthur Wimpfheimer 

Owners of On Trac Garage Doors


Itai and Dorit Cohen

Melvin and Caren Frank

Andrea and David Gamlin

Asher Goldstein

Laurie Good

Phil and Diane Nordan

Dovid Richt

Ilya and Chantal Rubin

Phillip and Lauren Stark 

Yitzchak Stein

Mike and Andie Taylor

Maor and Ruth Waizman

Brad Wolf and Lauren Pepper


Steve Azizo

Kevin and Laurie Berzack

William and Corrine Bockeneck

David and Bonnie Bornstein

Michael Coers

Aharon and Mintza Leah Cohen

Brian and Sonia Cohen

David and Donna DeGroot

Levi Defilipp

Samuel Defilipp

Zack and Rachel DeFilipp

Richard and Rachel Diamant

Colby Foster

Douglas and Paula Gentile

Jeffrey and Marcia Gleiberman

Marty and Gwen Kestin

Noach and Rivkah Krumholtz

Ken Orenbach

Brandy Paul

Sasha and Timna Pearlman

Edward and Debra Pizer

Sarah Rochel Rosenberg

Geri Rosman

Stephen and Allison Schlussel

Benjamin & Ashley Schwartz

Larry and Stephanie Seitlin 

Alexander Shporer

Morris and Linda Spil

Robert M. Stein

Telware Corporation

David and Debra Van Glish

Lynda White


Bob and Ann Abel

Mark and Dawn Albin

Bernie and Leah Amler

David Antopolsky

Tamir and Shira Rivka Avraham

Barman Family

Jacob and Naomi Bar-Tal

Limor Beeri

Larry and Rachel Berendt

Irving and Lilian Bienstock

Greg and Toni Bloom

Ellen Bottner

Ephraim Buchler

Norma Christian

Jeffrey Cohen

David Curson

Chris and Gila Decker

David and Donna deGroot

Larry Deutsch

Richard and Rachel Diamant

Stanley and Yaffa Dratman

Ellen Dubin OBM

Tziona Edwards

Frannie Ein

Mike and Caren Eisner

Leonard Farber

Mark Fefer

Gloria Feibus

Bert Fleishman

Martin and Lynn Freed

Rachel Friedman

Shirley Fytelson

Jay and Robin Garbus

Tova Gelper

Tomas and Inbal Gercsak

Kenneth and Beverly Gibbs

Julius Giglio

Sandra Ginsburg

Zalmy and Sheina Goldberg

Yaron and Sandra Goldman

Phyllis Goldstein

Benjamin Goodman

Avrohom and Devorah Leah Gordon

Sheina Gordon

Motti and Esty Groner

Andrew and Debby Hall

Bertram and Betty Hamilton

James and Deborah Hamilton

Ken and Lessa Helfing

Matt and Jane Herson

Elan and Yelena Hertzberg

Steven and Jennifer Hoagland

Mike Klein

Darrell and Ariana Klotz

Edward Kovel

Alvin and Jaime Kreitman

Marc and Laura Lewin

Burton and Nancy Lieberman

Penny Lipsitz

Joshua Listhaus

Audrey Madans

Leonard and Judy Marco

Jeffrey and Barbara Margolis

Larry and Sarah Malka Margolis

Sheldon and Paula Markofsky

Irena and Michael Meerovich

Edward and Julienne Mesrobian

Burton and Nesha Miller

David and Risa Miller

Luke and Eleonor Miller

Mikhael and Alla Mogilevsky

Alan Moldof 

Michael and Jody Molinari

Albert and Inna Manoim

Youssef and Helen Moshfegh

Mayer Naiman

Gloria Nicolosi

Aharon Chaim and Pessy Notik

Rafi and Ora Ortiz

Jason and Casey Pressberg

Susan Proctor

Henry and Susan Rabinovich

Solomon Rabinovitz

Martin and Bernice Rich

Thomas and Zahava Rosenberg

Harold and Cynthia Turtletaub

Fern Sanderson

Carlos Santiago

Edmond Sardar

Sharyn Sharer

Sholom and Batsheva Shemtov

David Siegel

Harriett Silver

Julius and Ruth Silverman

Gary and Maxine Silverstein

Cecelia Spangenthal

Susan Stafford

Robert Stoll

Jamie Straz

Marina Svecharnik

Nancy Tarbis

Adam Taxin

Harvey Tilles

Demir Turan

Robert and Dorothy Tyson

Shimon and Sahawi Vorst

Kathleena Warren 

Dael and Brenda Waxman

Len and Amy Weinstein

Binyomin and Channie Weiss

Garen and Ann Wickham

Aaron & Suzanne Woland

Bernie and Laura Wolfberg

Levi and Bracha Yurkowicz



Thank you again for everyone who has already committed! Please visit to see some of the visuals, many sponsorship opportunities , and talk to one of the rabbis or anyone on the building committee to discuss how you can help! 

Snoezelen Room Dedicated

Huge thanks to Dave and Janice Cantor for dedicating the Snoezelen Room in loving memory of Jeremy Alpern!

Note: Snoezelen or controlled multisensory environment (MSE) is a therapy for people with autism and other developmental disabilities. It consists of placing the person in a soothing and stimulating environment, called the "Snoezelen Room".

Thanks to all of our Legacy Donors!

Congregation Ohr HaTorah would like to thank all of our great friends and supporters who have made Legacy Gifts to the Congregation! Thank you all so much for your kindness and for making such a strong commitment to the continuity of our Jewish community!


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Benjamin and Susan Aizenman         

Yvonne Amato

Bernard and Leah G. Amler    

Alan and Madeline Aron

Robert and Nancy Berman       

David and Bonnie Bornstein

Barry Brodsky

David and Janice Cantor

Suly and Richard Chenkin       

Brian and Sonia Cohen  

Ellen Block Engelhardt  

Aleen and David Epstein

Leah Gelber    

Goodlyn Gelper

Meg Goldstein and Matt Luftglass 

Hanah Hawkins        

Ronald and Mary Kantor

Richard and Paula Klein  

Barry and Lorrie Klemons        

Elise and Jaime Kosofsky        

Judy and Eric Laxer         

Eric and Susan Lerner    

Barbara and Jerry Levin

Elissa and Joshua Levine        

Jennifer Monroe      

Eva Nove         

Gale Osborne

Arthur and Nadine Oudmayer 

Debora and Ed Pizer       

Dena and Michael Raffler

Lisa and Fred Shporer

Sheldon and Randy Sperling             

Philip and Lauren Stark   

Mike  and Andie Taylor

Harold and Cynthis Turtletaub         

David and Debra Van Glish

Judie and Michael Van Glish   

Maor and Amy Waizman

Women's Mikvah - Schedule a Tour

Ladies- For more information about how to utilize our beautiful new Mikvah Mei Leah and for a private tour, please call 704-366-3984 or email 

Missed Jerusalem Uncovered? Purchase the recording!

We are pleased to make the audio recording of "Jerusalem Uncovered" by Rabbi Avrohom Stolik available to purchase for $10. This will come in the form of a link emailed to you that can be listened to on your computer or smart phone. If you would like the cd's mailed to you, their will be a charge of $15. Click here to order either version.

New Parking Rules at Ohr HaTorah

Please be advised effective immediately, that every day after 5:00 p.m. no cars or foot traffic will be permitted behind the Ohr HaTorah building, all parking will be in the main parking lot only, excluding those accessing the Mikvah.

Chabad Chanukah Events!!

Sunday, December 6
Join us at Southpark Mall - 5:00 pm for a Community Chanukah celebration complete with a Giant Menorah Lighting, Music, Donuts, Children's activities and more!

Wednesday, December 9
Uptown Menorah Lighting at Polk Park, Corner of Trade and Tryon. Join us in the heart of Uptown Charlotte at 5:00 pm for a Giant Menorah Lighting, refreshments and Chanukah Music!

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