The Book of Life Society

We are proud to honor our family members who have created their own legacies and have made arrangements for a permanent commitment to benefit future generations of our Charlotte Jewish community. Each of these families are honored in our Book of Life and many have included their personal stories of commitment and motivation to share with future generations.

The Book of Life is a beautifully designed interactive permanent display located on our Shalom Park campus. It contains the names of each of our Book of Life Society members and many of their stories for you to read. These stories have also been included in our Book of Life, located adjacent to the display. This inspirational book reflects our people’s proud philanthropic traditions and reflects a promise from one generation to the next that the values of our Jewish heritage will be preserved, shared and cherished. It is through their legacies that community resources will be available to serve their children and their children’s children.

Click here to view the Book of Life


Book of Life Event Celebrates Legacy Gifts

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, part of the new Levine Center for the Arts in uptown Charlotte, was the venue for the third annual Book of Life Celebration in early April. The museum’s president and CEO, John Boyer, delivered the keynote address, focusing on the legacy of art established by Andreas Bechtler and his family– a fitting message for the Book of Life, which recognizes those who have established permanent endowments or legacy gifts to support Jewish organizations in the Greater Charlotte area.

The Book of Life Society was established in 2008 by the Foundation for the Charlotte Jewish Community. No minimum amount must be given or promised; the only requirement is a current or future financial commitment to support the future of Charlotte’s Jewish community. The Book of Life Society now includes 84 individuals and families who have combined to create a future pipeline in excess of $12 million.

Photos from the Event - April 3, 2011


Phil Warshauer
Executive Director
704.973.4544

Nancy Kipnis
Assistant Vice President & Coordinator, Create Your Jewish Legacy
704.973.4554