An Affiliate of the Jewish Federation
of Greater Charlotte
Vol. 34, No. 11
A.J. Jacobs Headlines at Federation Main Event
WHAT IF YOU:
TRIED TO FOLLOW EVERY COMMANDMENT LISTED IN THE TORAH — ALL 61 OF THEM
READ THE ENTIRE ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA — FROM COVER TO COVER?
HIRED SOMEONE TO LIVE YOUR LIFE FOR YOU — LITERALLY?
DECIDED TO BE RADICALLY HONEST — NO MATTER WHAT?
ONE MAN HAS.
Best-selling author and Esquire
magazine editor-at-large A.J. Ja-
eobs has built a life — and a
livelihood — serving as the
human guinea pig for his own
rather odd, yet intriguing, life ex
periments. His story, “I Think
You’re Fat,” reveals his immer
sion into the bizarre, entertaining,
and terrifying world of Radieal
Honesty, whieh requires removing
the filter between one’s brain and
His artiele, “My Outsoureed
Life,” divulges how he hired a
team of people in India to live his
life for him — to answer his
emails, eall his eo-workers, argue
with his wife, and read bedtime
stories to his son.
His best-selling memoir. The
Know-It-All, follows his year-long
quest to beeome the smartest per
son in the world by reading the en
tire Eneyelopedia Britanniea from
eover to eover.
His best-seller. The Year of Liv
ing Biblically, eovers his attempt
to follow every law in the Torah
— from the Ten Commandments
to stoning adulterers. Comedian
and talk show host Jon Stewart
has ealled A.J. Jaeobs “hilarious.”
Jaeobs’ work has also appeared in
The New York Times, Entertain
ment Weekly, and New York mag
azine — and, he has appeared on
Oprah, The Today Show, and
Good Morning Ameriea.
His newest bestseller took
1,200 miles to write. A.J. Jaeobs
wrote his latest book while walk
ing on a treadmill. At 0.7 mph,
he penned Drop Dead Healthy.
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NCBT Shalom Park Bucks Raffle
In Conjunction with the Main Event
Nourish your mind, body and spirit with Shalom Park Bucks.
First Prize: $1000 Seeond Prize: $750 Third Prize: $250
Shalom Park Bucks can be redeemed for;
Tuition for —
Charlotte Jewish Day Sehool ^ Charlotte Jewish Presehool
^ Hebrew High ^ Jewish Presehool on Sardis ^ Melton Adult
Edueation ^ Tikvah Charlotte ^ JLI: Jewish Learning Institute
^ Other Jewish Adult Edueational Opportunities
LJCC Membership ^ LJCC Personal Training or Pilates
^ Massages at LJCC ^ Other fitness aetivities at the LJCC
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Conferenees, and Kallahs ^ Teen Israel Experienees
^ Mission Subsidies for Jewish Trips to Israel
Tickets are $25 each or 5 for $100. Tickets can be purchased on
line at www.jewishcharlotte.org or by calling the Federation office
Winners will be announced at The Main
You do not have to be present to win.
Shalom Park Bucks will be distributed
directly to the service provider selected by
Because he learned, sitting is bad.
“Really bad. Like eating a Paula-
You won’t want to miss A.J. Ja
cobs when he talks about his real-
life experiments. You’ll find A.J.
Jacobs chock-full of wit and wis
Join us at the Jewish Federa
tion’s Main Event on Thursday,
December 6 at 7:30 PM at Temple
Israel. Tickets are available at
A. J. Jacobs
Tickets $36 each
Grand Menorah Lighting
Event at SouthPark Mall on
Sunday December 9, 5 PM
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“Light up the Night” is the
theme of this year’s Charlotte
Menorah lighting event at South-
Park Mall. The annual Hanukkah
event which draws many hun
dreds will be held on Sunday De
cember 9, second night of
Hanukkah, at 5 PM. The Menorah
will be located at Circle Court in
side the mall with the actual
Menorah lighting at 5:30 PM.
Although the giant size Meno
rah is the center of attention there
will be an exciting array of activ
ities both for children and adults.
The students of Ohr HaTorah Tal
mud Torah and of the Chabad of
Ballantyne Hebrew School will
join together as a holiday choir
and perform a number of holiday
songs dressed in holiday cos
tumes. A juggler/acrobat will en
tertain the crowd with a high fly
ing Hanukkah spiel.
Yehuda the Maccabee will be at
the event handing out chocolate
Hanukkah Gelt to the children.
There will also be Hanukkah arts
and crafts as well as delicious
doughnuts and apple cider to add
to the holiday cheer. Menorahs,
candles, and dreidles will be avail
able for sale on location.
A grand car Menorah proces
sion will bring many participants
to the Hanukkah event at the mall.
The Menorah parade will start at
Congregation Ohr HaTorah at
4:45 PM, and head straight to the
mall. Speaking of cars - a brand
new 2013 Chevrolet Camaro will
be displayed inside the mall near
Getting ready for eight days of
the Menorah courtesy of Hendrick
Chevrolet of Monroe, one of the
Chabad raffle sponsors. The new
Camaro is the grand prize of the
raffle campaign, raffle tickets will
be available for purchase at the
mall all day Sunday.
The event is free of charge and
open to the entire community of
greater Charlotte. For more infor
mation please visit our website at
www.chabadnc.org or call our of
fice at 704-366-3984.«