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Old 02-26-2007, 10:24 AM
 
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Me too. Living in Lawson and Jewish.
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Old 02-26-2007, 10:42 AM
 
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This is a big issue for me as well. I live in NJ, just a few blocks away from the JCC (Jewish Community Center), and most of the people who go there are NOT Jewish, in fact, they're not even the same race as us. I was wondering if the same can be said about the JCC in Charlotte. Can someone please clarify?
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Old 02-26-2007, 10:52 AM
 
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This is a big issue for me as well. I live in NJ, just a few blocks away from the JCC (Jewish Community Center), and most of the people who go there are NOT Jewish, in fact, they're not even the same race as us. I was wondering if the same can be said about the JCC in Charlotte. Can someone please clarify?
Sampy, the JCC here does open its facilities to all members of the community, not just Jews. But I wouldn't say those people outnumber the Jews as the Jewish community here seems very active and involved.
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Old 02-26-2007, 11:28 AM
 
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OK, thanks for that information, it was very helpful.
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Old 02-26-2007, 06:33 PM
 
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So glad to hear there are others out there with the same concerns. My family is Jewish. We live in Connecticut in a fairly Jewish area, but ridiculously expensive. My husband and I are seriously considering relocating to Charlotte. We are not religious but it is extremely important to us to be involved in a Jewish community.

I originally picked Charlotte by starting with a search for JCC's. I've talked to a number of Jewish people in the area and I'm getting a warm feeling. It sounds to me like the Jewish community is very welcoming. So I think if you use the JCC as your "home base" and live within 20 minutes of it, you are probably fine.

I'm not sure which community we'll settle in, but between the JCC and joining at temple, my kids (ages 4 1/2, 8 1/2 and 11) will be sure to meet other Jewish kids.

I get more excited about the move everyday!
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Old 02-26-2007, 06:37 PM
 
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So glad to hear there are others out there with the same concerns. My family is Jewish. We live in Connecticut in a fairly Jewish area, but ridiculously expensive. My husband and I are seriously considering relocating to Charlotte. We are not religious but it is extremely important to us to be involved in a Jewish community.

I originally picked Charlotte by starting with a search for JCC's. I've talked to a number of Jewish people in the area and I'm getting a warm feeling. It sounds to me like the Jewish community is very welcoming. So I think if you use the JCC as your "home base" and live within 20 minutes of it, you are probably fine.

I'm not sure which community we'll settle in, but between the JCC and joining at temple, my kids (ages 4 1/2, 8 1/2 and 11) will be sure to meet other Jewish kids.

I get more excited about the move everyday!

Welcome to the NC board Not trying to be contentious, I was just wondering if you could explain why if you are "not religious" it is "extremely important to be involved in a Jewish community"? I really don't get that and am hoping you won't think me forward for asking you to explain
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Old 02-26-2007, 06:41 PM
 
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Welcome to the NC board Not trying to be contentious, I was just wondering if you could explain why if you are "not religious" it is "extremely important to be involved in a Jewish community"? I really don't get that and am hoping you won't think me forward for asking you to explain
Being Jewish is not just a job..its an adventure
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Old 02-26-2007, 06:41 PM
 
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Not forward for asking. To me being Jewish is part of who I am and the culture in which I was raised. We observe some of the holidays but when I say not religious, I mean we don't go to synagogue every shabbat and we drive and use electricity. I guess I should have said we are not Orthodox. I want my kids to know other Jewish kids, to know the traditions of being Jewish, to help fix the world "tikun olam". Does that make more sense? I want them to have a Jewish foundation which they can in turn decide how religious they want to be.

BTW, my children go to a Jewish Day School in CT.
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Old 02-26-2007, 06:45 PM
 
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Not forward for asking. To me being Jewish is part of who I am and the culture in which I was raised. We observe some of the holidays but when I say not religious, I mean we don't go to synagogue every shabbat and we drive and use electricity. I guess I should have said we are not Orthodox. I want my kids to know other Jewish kids, to know the traditions of being Jewish, to help fix the world "tikun olam". Does that make more sense? I want them to have a Jewish foundation which they can in turn decide how religious they want to be.

BTW, my children go to a Jewish Day School in CT.
Yes, that does make sense. Thank you for explaining. I guess I forgot that being Jewish does not just refer to ones religions, but to ones culture also You can imagine why as a Christian your statement sounded strange to me I hope? As a non-Jewish person if I did not view myself as religious I would not care whether I lived near or church or not!
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Old 02-26-2007, 06:46 PM
 
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Being Jewish is not just a job..its an adventure
Rob, this made me laugh outloud! But it also helped me to understand the answer to my question better
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