News & Updates

Israel Trip Raffle

We've decided to give you a chance to win  a spot in the JLI Israel trip for April 1-7! We will send 1 person as a representative together with the others on our trip. Click here to win that trip or sponsor that chance for one lucky member of our community!

JLI Advice for Life

JLI Advice for Life starts Tuesday, January 30 or Wednesday, January 31.
 Sign up today! 

Security Fund


Security Fund at the  Epstein Chabad Center for Jewish Life

Donate to our Fund
The safety and security of our community is our top priority, and we are committed to ensuring that our center remains a welcoming and safe space for all, even in challenging

All funds donated towards the security fund will assist with maintaining existing security measures and increasing security presence in our community spaces.

Please do your part to help protect all programs and activities including Congregation Ohr HaTorah, Jewish Preschool on Sardis, Friendship Circle, CKids, CTeens, The Jewish Learning Institute and Kosher Charlotte.

Please donate today and consider a monthly gift to the security fund. Thank you!


Israel Mitzvah Campaign

Do a mitzvah for Israel - click here

Support Israel Funding Campaign: funds donated will be distributed by Chabad of Charlotte and Chabad of Chadera for the needs of IDF soldiers and Israel civilian assistance  - click here

Calendars available

Calendars arrived- if  you haven't received yours, pick one up at the Epstein Chabad Center for Jewish Life!

Chabad has been publishing Charlotte's Jewish Calendar for 27 years! Be part of it and have your ad seen by over 4000 Jewish families! Click here to make payment for your ad for next year's edition! 
[email protected] for more information. 

Judaism The Soundtrack

You are invited to a special musical program in tribut to the Lubavitcher Rebbe on Sunday, June 25 at 7:00 p.m. Click here for more information and to reserve your seat. Live piano and flute performance that will touch your soul!  

Lecture: David Kemp In Defense of Israel

We are excited to invite you to a thought-provoking lecture featuring Colonel Richard Justin Kemp CBE, a distinguished retired British Army officer. Colonel Kemp is widely recognized for his remarkable leadership during Operation Fingal in Afghanistan and his co-authorship of the renowned book 'Attack State Red,' which chronicles the Royal Anglian Regiment's 2007 campaign in Afghanistan.

Colonel Richard Kemp is an esteemed advocate for Israel, renowned for his insightful perspectives and unwavering support of the Israel Defence Forces (IDF). Drawing from his extensive military experience, Colonel Kemp passionately asserts that the IDF stands among the most moral armies worldwide and shares fundamental values with the British army in the relentless fight against terrorism and extremism.

Date: Sunday, May 28th

Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Chabad of Charlotte

Address: 6619 Sardis Rd. 

Kindly RSVP at this link: Click here.

Donate to the Needy In Israel

 Help our sister city, Chadera, matching grant available! Click here

Passport to Purim

Join Chabad's amazing Purim dinner event! Sign up here today
Donate to needy in Chadera - all gift's doubled. Click here

Booksmart JLI course

 January 24/25 Join the most fascinating course - details here

Feb 3 Shabbaton Dinner

Shabbat Shira Shabbaton to be held Friday, February 3.

A Shabbat gourmet meal will be served featuring fruits Israel was blessed with as well as an array of excellent Kosher wines from Israel.

Exciting interactive activities will engage the guest participant. There will be story time and games for the children. Advance reservations needed. Cost for Shabbaton is $36 per adult (12 and up). $15 per child 5-11. For reservations, call our office at 704-366-3984 or click here.


Yoel Sharabi Chanukah Concert

 Live Chanukah Concert at Chabad- Saturday, December 24 at 8PM
Click here for details

Sukkah Fund

 Click here to learn about our new sukkah and how you can help! 

Dovid Pittenger Bar Mitzvah Celebration Kiddush

This Shabbat, Parshat Nitzavim, 28 Elul, September 24, 2022, is the Shabbat when we read the 8th portion of the Book of Devarim. This portion, begins with G-d's covenant with the Jewish people just before their entry into the promised land, the Land of Israel. This covenant was to ensure the loyalty to G-d of all the Jewish people even in generation to come, and G-d's eternal loyalty to the Jewish people.

This Shabbat is the last Shabbat of the year 5782. This Shabbat elevates all the Shabbats of the previous year. This Shabbat is also just before Rosh Hashanah. On this Shabbat G-d blesses the entire coming year with life, health, prosperity along with goodness and sweetness.  

A great post Bar Mitzvah Kiddush luncheon will be held after the service, in honor of the Bar Mitzvah of Dovid Malachi Pittinger. Dovid  and family celebrated his Bar Mitzvah a few weeks ago in their new hometown, Jerusalem. They are visiting Charlotte for the week and are pleased to share the joy with our community. The Kiddush is being sponsored by Dovid's parents, Reuven and Me'irah Pittenger.

We express our best wishes to Dovid and the Pittinger family of Mazel Tov, with blessings for much success in their new home in Israel.

The Kiddush celebration at OHT strengthens the camaraderie in our Shul, which comes to life during the Kiddush and brings vitality and energy to our Shul family. 

Candle lighting this Friday is at 7:00 pm.

Reminder! Time for Mincha this Friday will be at 7:00 p.m.

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