Annual inclusion event scheduled

CHARLOTTE — The Keshet Committee of Temple Beth El will host its annual Inclusion Shabbat on Oct. 1 at 8 p.m., in the Sam Lerner Center of the Levine Jewish Community Center, 5007 Providence Rd.

Topics will include LGBT issues, coinciding with Pride Charlotte.

The service and program is part of an initiative that began almost 10 years ago when the late Alan Rosenberg helped charter Chavurat Keshet (friends of the rainbow) which offered LGBT Jews a place to gather without discrimination. Since then, others have taken the baton to foster outreach to those and other marginalized communities within the Jewish community.

For more information, call Debora Gluick at 704-366-1948, email or visit

Share your time

CHARLOTTE — The Lesbian & Gay Community Center is looking for volunteers to work at the Pride Charlotte festival on Oct. 2 at the North Carolina Music Factory, 817 Hamilton St.

Partners in Peace and operations positions are available. Partners in Peace “utilizes peaceful, non-confrontational measures to prevent festival protesters from interfering with festival attendance.” Operations workers may staff a booth, run errands, help with staging and more.

To learn more about slots that need to be filled and to jump on board, email Su Cummings, Partners for Peace at or Riley Murray, volunteer coordinator, at

For a cure…

CHARLOTTE — One Voice Chorus, Gay Men’s Chorus of Charlotte and Race for the Cure are teaming up for a concert entitled “Sing for the Cure” on Sept. 25 at Halton Theatre at Central Piedmont Community College, 1206 Elizabeth Ave. at 8 p.m.

The concert’s 90-plus singers will use this performance as a way to raise awareness and funds for local program. The choral work “weaves the stirring stories of breast cancer patients and their loved ones into a celebration of courage, humor, strength and hope.”

Proceeds from the event will be contributed to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s work in the Queen City.

Tickets are $20. To order, visit

Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen was formerly QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director from 2001-2019 when she retired.