• Chanukah at the Jewish Life CenterChanukah events for the whole Mishpacha! Chanukah Story Hour, Soup & Scotch, Chanukah Parade, Public Menorah Lighting, JWC Gift Exchange & More! View our Chanukah Homepage HERE!
  • JLI Course: The World of KabbalahRevealing How Its Mystical Secrets Relate to You Register Here
  • Hebrew SchoolChabad Hebrew School cares for the individual child and their connection with their Jewish heritage and roots, Registration for year 2022 / 2023 is now open! To learn more and to register click here.
  • Weekly KiddushSharing your special occasions by sponsoring a Kiddush is a meaningful way to mark an important lifecycle event. Anniversaries, birthdays, births, bar and bat mitzvah are all beautiful opportunities to share Kiddush with our community. RSVP
  • Caffeine for the SoulJoin us Thursday mornings for Torah lessons that will engage you in a multidimensional way by challenging you intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally. More Details
Welcome to the Jewish Life Center! The online home of Cong. Sha'rei Israel, affiliated with Chabad of North Carolina, and your portal to the Raleigh Jewish Community. If you are looking to relocate to the Research Triangle, or somewhere nearby in the Tar Heel State, let us be the first to welcome you!
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  • Why Add a Light Each Night of Chanukah?The Talmud gives two reasons: to indicate the night and because we always ascend rather than... Read More
  • The Miracle of the Missing MenorahWhether it was a silver
    goblet, an ornate spice box, or the Shabbat candlesticks, all they could...
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  • 11 Facts About Antiochus Every Jew Should KnowLearn about the evil king who oppressed the Jews and defiled the Temple in the Chanukah story. Read More
  • How to Light the MenorahAdd Another Candle Each Night Read More
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