Our Clergy

Charlie Brown has led Temple Emanuel in prayer since 1999.

In addition to leading weekly Friday night Shabbat services, Charlie leads

holiday services, officiates at life cycle events, and counsels members and

friends of Temple Emanuel. Although Charlie is not a Rabbi, he does most

of the things that congregational Rabbis do, and is helped by committed

and enthusiastic Temple members.

Charlie studies Torah and receives supervision from Rabbi Stephen

Sager, as part of the Sicha Rabbinic Mentoring program. He is

also a member of the Greater Carolinas Association of Rabbis, and

studies with this group regularly. After the 9/11 tragedy, Charlie helped

start “Trialog” an interfaith study and discussion group involving Jews,

Christians and Muslims, and Charlie remains an active participant

in this group.

Charlie works full time as a clinical psychologist in Charlotte, providing

psychotherapy for adults, couples, and teenagers. He has previously

worked as a therapist in prisons and community mental health centers,

counseling low income clients. In addition, he has been a university

professor of psychology at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.

He received a PhD. in psychology from Duke University. He also

attended Yale University, where he received a BA in Literature, and

Columbia University, where he received an MA in English and Comparative.


You can reach Charlie at jlbcharnc@aol.com , or at 704-376-8494