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Jul
6
Wed
Ritual Committee Mtg
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81546488759?pwd=ZWl0bFhmQmhYdEd6QVViL0lkQTQ2Zz09

Jul
7
Thu
Forward Group Meeting
Jul 7 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

In-person only

Jul
8
Fri
No-Contact Challah Club
Jul 8 all-day

The JCC is now offering challah weekly to help our community continue to have rich Shabbat experiences during “Stay Home Stay Safe” ($5 for members and $6 for the general community). Challah club participants have the choice of picking up a loaf from the JCC on Fridays between 10 am and 12 pm, or having a loaf delivered to your mailbox if you live within 20 minutes of the JCC. If you would like to join the no-contact challah club, please email geri@jcc-asheville.org on Monday for Friday delivery and include your requested quantity and preferred acquisition method. Challah can be paid for by credit card only.

Brunch B’Yachad
Jul 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join new and old friends for light brunch, socialization and lively discussion.  Featured guest speakers, and relevant cultural and timely topics will fill our minds while bagels fill our bellies.
Brunch B’Yachad meets in-person every Friday 10:30–11:30 am with the exception of the second Friday of the month, which meets on Zoom. See below for Zoom meeting information.
In-person meetings are $5 at the door, which includes a bagel brunch spread
Time: This is a recurring meeting every 2nd Friday 10:30–11:30 am
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8054970482?pwd=cS9oenFEa0kvNEVyWlVVcG1iVUpNZz09
Meeting ID: 805 497 0482
Password: Jcc2020

Friday Noon Study Group
Jul 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

We’re Asheville’s only independent egalitarian Jewish community. More than 100 years old, we’re rediscovering ourselves every day. We love pot-lucks, swapping stories and kids in the sanctuary. Sometimes we sing off key. We learn and laugh together, celebrate and care for each other. Interested? 

Missed it live?

See it here

2020 Artist-in-Residence


Check it out

Write the Story of your Life


Register Now

This is Us

We’re a blended family. Old and young, Jews by birth and Jews by choice; from L.A., Miami, Atlanta and Brooklyn – London, Johannesburg and places with names too hard to pronounce. We celebrate together: single moms and newly retired couples, inter-faith and inter-racial families. And all of us – observant, secular and agnostic – find common ground in community.

For the first time in my life, I find myself yearning to go to shul.”  – Rochelle Reich

This is what we’re up to…

This is what we’re talking about…

Feb
9
Sun

YEP Open House Tu biShvat Multi-Gen Program

Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for Tu B’Shvat Multi-Gen Day! Sunday, Feb 9th 10am-12pm @ CBI
Come join our Youth Education Program as we celebrate the holiday of Tu B’Shvat! This is a Multi-Generational Day, so all ages are welcome– and encouraged– to join! We will be exploring the holiday through outdoor ed, hands-on activities, and a fun Seder, so come prepared to get dirty and have fun celebrating as a whole community the Jewish Birthday for the Trees!
 
NOTE: This is an Open House, so anyone– CBI members or not– are invited to learn and celebrate with us as a whole community.
 
For more information, contact YEP Director Nechoma Morgan at yepadmin@bethisraelnc.orgChag sameach!
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Tu BiShvat Seder at CBI

Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Tu BiShvat Seder at CBI

Sunday, February 9, 6;00pm at Congregation Beth Israel, 229 Murdock Ave.

The Kabbalists created the seder of Tu Bishvat as a “tikkun” — a ritual of repair. By eating fruits and nuts with special mindfulness, we strive to repair our own spiritual brokenness and the brokenness of a world which is not yet as we and God most wish it to be.

A veggie/dairy potluck will follow the seder.

Sharing is caring

Feb
13
Thu

CBI Board meeting

Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

CBI Board meeting

Sharing is caring

Feb
14
Fri

Friday Noon Study Group

Feb 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

February 7, 2020, 12-1

Last week’s we discussed participants’ reactions to televised debates between Rabbi Wolpe and Christopher Hitchens and other atheists.  It’s probably safe to say that no one came away from watching these videos thinking that either side made an airtight argument.  We were particularly interested in the affect displayed by the debaters–Wolpe seeming to be overly affable and Hitchens seeming to be overly arrogant.  We then went on to continue our discussion of Chapter 4 in Rabbi David Wolpe’s Why Faith Matters.  Among the issues discussed were whether the truths of faith endured, unlike the truths of science that often changed; Wolpe’s assurance that God interacts with the world; and Wolpe’s belief that we are partners with God in an on-going process of creating ourselves.

This Friday, we’ll begin with a loose end from Chapter 4, Wolpe’s discomfort with philosopher Thomas Nagel’s saying, “I hope there is no God! I don’t want there to be a God; I don’t want there to be a universe like that” (p. 103).  We’ll then begin discussion of Chapter 5, “What does Religion Really Teach?”  It’s likely that we’ll only get to discuss the first half of this long chapter this week.

Our informal discussion group meets every Friday from 12-1 in the CBI Library.  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise or attendance at previous noon study group discussions. Why Faith Matters is available on a variety of internet outlets.  If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

Sharing is caring

Family Shabbat service & potluck

Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

All are invited to join us for a family-friendly Friday night service at 6:00pm followed by a vegetarian/dairy potluck meal.  Pizza (courtesy of Vinnie’s Neighborhood Italian Restaurant) and ice cream are provided, please bring a salad or side dish.

Sharing is caring

Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI

Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Join us in welcoming Shabbat with prayer and song.

Sharing is caring

Feb
15
Sat

Elliot Tocaben Bar Mitzvah

Feb 15 @ 9:30 am – 12:15 pm
Sharing is caring






“CBI nurtures my spiritual life, especially the Shabbos experience – the participatory services and the Kiddush luncheon, which allows us to visit and get to know each other.” – Jimi Moore

Keep the Conversation Going on Facebook

‘I deeply appreciate the empowerment and support I feel from the CBI leadership to forge our own path, one that is consistent and true to our family without being led to feel like our Judaism is lacking.” – Ali Climo

Shabbat Services
Jul 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Agudas Israel’s Friday night Shabbat service

Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI
Jul 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

We’re Asheville’s only independent egalitarian Jewish community. More than 100 years old, we’re rediscovering ourselves every day. We love pot-lucks, swapping stories and kids in the sanctuary. Sometimes we sing off key. We learn and laugh together, celebrate and care for each other. Interested? 

Missed it live?

See it here

2020 Artist-in-Residence


Check it out

Write the Story of your Life


Register Now

This is Us

We’re a blended family. Old and young, Jews by birth and Jews by choice; from L.A., Miami, Atlanta and Brooklyn – London, Johannesburg and places with names too hard to pronounce. We celebrate together: single moms and newly retired couples, inter-faith and inter-racial families. And all of us – observant, secular and agnostic – find common ground in community.

For the first time in my life, I find myself yearning to go to shul.”  – Rochelle Reich

This is what we’re up to…

This is what we’re talking about…

Feb
9
Sun

YEP Open House Tu biShvat Multi-Gen Program

Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for Tu B’Shvat Multi-Gen Day! Sunday, Feb 9th 10am-12pm @ CBI
Come join our Youth Education Program as we celebrate the holiday of Tu B’Shvat! This is a Multi-Generational Day, so all ages are welcome– and encouraged– to join! We will be exploring the holiday through outdoor ed, hands-on activities, and a fun Seder, so come prepared to get dirty and have fun celebrating as a whole community the Jewish Birthday for the Trees!
 
NOTE: This is an Open House, so anyone– CBI members or not– are invited to learn and celebrate with us as a whole community.
 
For more information, contact YEP Director Nechoma Morgan at yepadmin@bethisraelnc.orgChag sameach!
Sharing is caring

Tu BiShvat Seder at CBI

Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Tu BiShvat Seder at CBI

Sunday, February 9, 6;00pm at Congregation Beth Israel, 229 Murdock Ave.

The Kabbalists created the seder of Tu Bishvat as a “tikkun” — a ritual of repair. By eating fruits and nuts with special mindfulness, we strive to repair our own spiritual brokenness and the brokenness of a world which is not yet as we and God most wish it to be.

A veggie/dairy potluck will follow the seder.

Sharing is caring

Feb
13
Thu

CBI Board meeting

Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

CBI Board meeting

Sharing is caring

Feb
14
Fri

Friday Noon Study Group

Feb 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

February 7, 2020, 12-1

Last week’s we discussed participants’ reactions to televised debates between Rabbi Wolpe and Christopher Hitchens and other atheists.  It’s probably safe to say that no one came away from watching these videos thinking that either side made an airtight argument.  We were particularly interested in the affect displayed by the debaters–Wolpe seeming to be overly affable and Hitchens seeming to be overly arrogant.  We then went on to continue our discussion of Chapter 4 in Rabbi David Wolpe’s Why Faith Matters.  Among the issues discussed were whether the truths of faith endured, unlike the truths of science that often changed; Wolpe’s assurance that God interacts with the world; and Wolpe’s belief that we are partners with God in an on-going process of creating ourselves.

This Friday, we’ll begin with a loose end from Chapter 4, Wolpe’s discomfort with philosopher Thomas Nagel’s saying, “I hope there is no God! I don’t want there to be a God; I don’t want there to be a universe like that” (p. 103).  We’ll then begin discussion of Chapter 5, “What does Religion Really Teach?”  It’s likely that we’ll only get to discuss the first half of this long chapter this week.

Our informal discussion group meets every Friday from 12-1 in the CBI Library.  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise or attendance at previous noon study group discussions. Why Faith Matters is available on a variety of internet outlets.  If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

Sharing is caring

Family Shabbat service & potluck

Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

All are invited to join us for a family-friendly Friday night service at 6:00pm followed by a vegetarian/dairy potluck meal.  Pizza (courtesy of Vinnie’s Neighborhood Italian Restaurant) and ice cream are provided, please bring a salad or side dish.

Sharing is caring

Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI

Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Join us in welcoming Shabbat with prayer and song.

Sharing is caring

Feb
15
Sat

Elliot Tocaben Bar Mitzvah

Feb 15 @ 9:30 am – 12:15 pm
Sharing is caring






“CBI nurtures my spiritual life, especially the Shabbos experience – the participatory services and the Kiddush luncheon, which allows us to visit and get to know each other.” – Jimi Moore

Keep the Conversation Going on Facebook

‘I deeply appreciate the empowerment and support I feel from the CBI leadership to forge our own path, one that is consistent and true to our family without being led to feel like our Judaism is lacking.” – Ali Climo

Kabbalat Shabbat service @ CBHT
Jul 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Jul
9
Sat
Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Jul 9 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

We’re Asheville’s only independent egalitarian Jewish community. More than 100 years old, we’re rediscovering ourselves every day. We love pot-lucks, swapping stories and kids in the sanctuary. Sometimes we sing off key. We learn and laugh together, celebrate and care for each other. Interested? 

Missed it live?

See it here

2020 Artist-in-Residence


Check it out

Write the Story of your Life


Register Now

This is Us

We’re a blended family. Old and young, Jews by birth and Jews by choice; from L.A., Miami, Atlanta and Brooklyn – London, Johannesburg and places with names too hard to pronounce. We celebrate together: single moms and newly retired couples, inter-faith and inter-racial families. And all of us – observant, secular and agnostic – find common ground in community.

For the first time in my life, I find myself yearning to go to shul.”  – Rochelle Reich

This is what we’re up to…

This is what we’re talking about…

Feb
9
Sun

YEP Open House Tu biShvat Multi-Gen Program

Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for Tu B’Shvat Multi-Gen Day! Sunday, Feb 9th 10am-12pm @ CBI
Come join our Youth Education Program as we celebrate the holiday of Tu B’Shvat! This is a Multi-Generational Day, so all ages are welcome– and encouraged– to join! We will be exploring the holiday through outdoor ed, hands-on activities, and a fun Seder, so come prepared to get dirty and have fun celebrating as a whole community the Jewish Birthday for the Trees!
 
NOTE: This is an Open House, so anyone– CBI members or not– are invited to learn and celebrate with us as a whole community.
 
For more information, contact YEP Director Nechoma Morgan at yepadmin@bethisraelnc.orgChag sameach!
Sharing is caring

Tu BiShvat Seder at CBI

Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Tu BiShvat Seder at CBI

Sunday, February 9, 6;00pm at Congregation Beth Israel, 229 Murdock Ave.

The Kabbalists created the seder of Tu Bishvat as a “tikkun” — a ritual of repair. By eating fruits and nuts with special mindfulness, we strive to repair our own spiritual brokenness and the brokenness of a world which is not yet as we and God most wish it to be.

A veggie/dairy potluck will follow the seder.

Sharing is caring

Feb
13
Thu

CBI Board meeting

Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

CBI Board meeting

Sharing is caring

Feb
14
Fri

Friday Noon Study Group

Feb 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

February 7, 2020, 12-1

Last week’s we discussed participants’ reactions to televised debates between Rabbi Wolpe and Christopher Hitchens and other atheists.  It’s probably safe to say that no one came away from watching these videos thinking that either side made an airtight argument.  We were particularly interested in the affect displayed by the debaters–Wolpe seeming to be overly affable and Hitchens seeming to be overly arrogant.  We then went on to continue our discussion of Chapter 4 in Rabbi David Wolpe’s Why Faith Matters.  Among the issues discussed were whether the truths of faith endured, unlike the truths of science that often changed; Wolpe’s assurance that God interacts with the world; and Wolpe’s belief that we are partners with God in an on-going process of creating ourselves.

This Friday, we’ll begin with a loose end from Chapter 4, Wolpe’s discomfort with philosopher Thomas Nagel’s saying, “I hope there is no God! I don’t want there to be a God; I don’t want there to be a universe like that” (p. 103).  We’ll then begin discussion of Chapter 5, “What does Religion Really Teach?”  It’s likely that we’ll only get to discuss the first half of this long chapter this week.

Our informal discussion group meets every Friday from 12-1 in the CBI Library.  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise or attendance at previous noon study group discussions. Why Faith Matters is available on a variety of internet outlets.  If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

Sharing is caring

Family Shabbat service & potluck

Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

All are invited to join us for a family-friendly Friday night service at 6:00pm followed by a vegetarian/dairy potluck meal.  Pizza (courtesy of Vinnie’s Neighborhood Italian Restaurant) and ice cream are provided, please bring a salad or side dish.

Sharing is caring

Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI

Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Join us in welcoming Shabbat with prayer and song.

Sharing is caring

Feb
15
Sat

Elliot Tocaben Bar Mitzvah

Feb 15 @ 9:30 am – 12:15 pm
Sharing is caring






“CBI nurtures my spiritual life, especially the Shabbos experience – the participatory services and the Kiddush luncheon, which allows us to visit and get to know each other.” – Jimi Moore

Keep the Conversation Going on Facebook

‘I deeply appreciate the empowerment and support I feel from the CBI leadership to forge our own path, one that is consistent and true to our family without being led to feel like our Judaism is lacking.” – Ali Climo

TAG: Shindig on the Green
Jul 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Get together with The Adult Group to enjoy this fun annual live music event in downtown Asheville!

Bring a chair or a blanket and some food and drink—or indulge in the yummy event concessions.

Click here to RSVP

Jul
10
Sun
PJ in the Park: Bagels from Benny @ Weaver Park
Jul 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Introducing PJ in the Park! Join other PJ Library families in parks across town for story time that includes crafts, snacks, and time in community.
This first ever PJ in the Park event at Weaver Park features the book Bagels from Benny, complete with real life bagels.
 

Jul
11
Mon
Sisterhood Board Meeting @ Board Room
Jul 11 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

In person at Agudas in the Board Room

Mountain Music Jam
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Calling all fiddles, mandolins, banjos, guitars, stand-up basses, other acoustic instruments, and heartfelt vocals! Come celebrate old-time and bluegrass heritage with other musicians. Mountain Music Jam is played at the intermediate level. Come on out and play, or just come to listen. Instrument set-up starts at 6:15.

Contact Ed Fidelman at
828-280-2541 for more information.

Jul
12
Tue
Water Fitness Class
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Our water fitness class at the Aquatics Center is the perfect way to stay active in a fun, low-impact way! Instructor Amy Leader brings energy and expertise to this unique fitness experience that’s open to JCC members and non-members alike.

Tuesdays & Thursdays 12-1 pm

Drop-in rate: $5 JCC members | $7 non-members
10-Class Punch Card: $40 JCC members | $60 non-members

No registration required!

Elder Club
Jul 12 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Finance Committee Meeting @ Boardroom
Jul 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Virtual JCC Book Club
Jul 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The JCC’s virtual book club meets online on the second Tuesday of each month to focus on Jewish authors and/or themes in both fiction and non-fiction. Each month a new book is selected by the group.  The discussions focus on but are not limited to aspects of the author’s life that may have influenced his or her writing, key literary themes in the works, and how the work may be seen in the larger context of Jewish history and current events.
April 12:
The Mathematician’s Shiva by Stuart Rojstaczer

May 10:
Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume

June 14:
Manhood for Amateurs by Michael Chabon

Email “Bookclub” to info@jcc-asheville.org to RSVP to a meeting

Busy
Jul 12 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Jul
14
Thu
Forward Group Meeting
Jul 14 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

In-person only

Busy
Jul 14 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
CBI Board meeting
Jul 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

We’re Asheville’s only independent egalitarian Jewish community. More than 100 years old, we’re rediscovering ourselves every day. We love pot-lucks, swapping stories and kids in the sanctuary. Sometimes we sing off key. We learn and laugh together, celebrate and care for each other. Interested? 

Missed it live?

See it here

2020 Artist-in-Residence


Check it out

Write the Story of your Life


Register Now

This is Us

We’re a blended family. Old and young, Jews by birth and Jews by choice; from L.A., Miami, Atlanta and Brooklyn – London, Johannesburg and places with names too hard to pronounce. We celebrate together: single moms and newly retired couples, inter-faith and inter-racial families. And all of us – observant, secular and agnostic – find common ground in community.

For the first time in my life, I find myself yearning to go to shul.”  – Rochelle Reich

This is what we’re up to…

This is what we’re talking about…

Feb
9
Sun

YEP Open House Tu biShvat Multi-Gen Program

Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for Tu B’Shvat Multi-Gen Day! Sunday, Feb 9th 10am-12pm @ CBI
Come join our Youth Education Program as we celebrate the holiday of Tu B’Shvat! This is a Multi-Generational Day, so all ages are welcome– and encouraged– to join! We will be exploring the holiday through outdoor ed, hands-on activities, and a fun Seder, so come prepared to get dirty and have fun celebrating as a whole community the Jewish Birthday for the Trees!
 
NOTE: This is an Open House, so anyone– CBI members or not– are invited to learn and celebrate with us as a whole community.
 
For more information, contact YEP Director Nechoma Morgan at yepadmin@bethisraelnc.orgChag sameach!
Sharing is caring

Tu BiShvat Seder at CBI

Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Tu BiShvat Seder at CBI

Sunday, February 9, 6;00pm at Congregation Beth Israel, 229 Murdock Ave.

The Kabbalists created the seder of Tu Bishvat as a “tikkun” — a ritual of repair. By eating fruits and nuts with special mindfulness, we strive to repair our own spiritual brokenness and the brokenness of a world which is not yet as we and God most wish it to be.

A veggie/dairy potluck will follow the seder.

Sharing is caring

Feb
13
Thu

CBI Board meeting

Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

CBI Board meeting

Sharing is caring

Feb
14
Fri

Friday Noon Study Group

Feb 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

February 7, 2020, 12-1

Last week’s we discussed participants’ reactions to televised debates between Rabbi Wolpe and Christopher Hitchens and other atheists.  It’s probably safe to say that no one came away from watching these videos thinking that either side made an airtight argument.  We were particularly interested in the affect displayed by the debaters–Wolpe seeming to be overly affable and Hitchens seeming to be overly arrogant.  We then went on to continue our discussion of Chapter 4 in Rabbi David Wolpe’s Why Faith Matters.  Among the issues discussed were whether the truths of faith endured, unlike the truths of science that often changed; Wolpe’s assurance that God interacts with the world; and Wolpe’s belief that we are partners with God in an on-going process of creating ourselves.

This Friday, we’ll begin with a loose end from Chapter 4, Wolpe’s discomfort with philosopher Thomas Nagel’s saying, “I hope there is no God! I don’t want there to be a God; I don’t want there to be a universe like that” (p. 103).  We’ll then begin discussion of Chapter 5, “What does Religion Really Teach?”  It’s likely that we’ll only get to discuss the first half of this long chapter this week.

Our informal discussion group meets every Friday from 12-1 in the CBI Library.  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise or attendance at previous noon study group discussions. Why Faith Matters is available on a variety of internet outlets.  If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

Sharing is caring

Family Shabbat service & potluck

Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

All are invited to join us for a family-friendly Friday night service at 6:00pm followed by a vegetarian/dairy potluck meal.  Pizza (courtesy of Vinnie’s Neighborhood Italian Restaurant) and ice cream are provided, please bring a salad or side dish.

Sharing is caring

Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI

Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Join us in welcoming Shabbat with prayer and song.

Sharing is caring

Feb
15
Sat

Elliot Tocaben Bar Mitzvah

Feb 15 @ 9:30 am – 12:15 pm
Sharing is caring






“CBI nurtures my spiritual life, especially the Shabbos experience – the participatory services and the Kiddush luncheon, which allows us to visit and get to know each other.” – Jimi Moore

Keep the Conversation Going on Facebook

‘I deeply appreciate the empowerment and support I feel from the CBI leadership to forge our own path, one that is consistent and true to our family without being led to feel like our Judaism is lacking.” – Ali Climo

Jul
15
Fri
No-Contact Challah Club
Jul 15 all-day

The JCC is now offering challah weekly to help our community continue to have rich Shabbat experiences during “Stay Home Stay Safe” ($5 for members and $6 for the general community). Challah club participants have the choice of picking up a loaf from the JCC on Fridays between 10 am and 12 pm, or having a loaf delivered to your mailbox if you live within 20 minutes of the JCC. If you would like to join the no-contact challah club, please email geri@jcc-asheville.org on Monday for Friday delivery and include your requested quantity and preferred acquisition method. Challah can be paid for by credit card only.

Brunch B’Yachad
Jul 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join new and old friends for light brunch, socialization and lively discussion.  Featured guest speakers, and relevant cultural and timely topics will fill our minds while bagels fill our bellies.
Brunch B’Yachad meets in-person every Friday 10:30–11:30 am with the exception of the second Friday of the month, which meets on Zoom. See below for Zoom meeting information.
In-person meetings are $5 at the door, which includes a bagel brunch spread
Time: This is a recurring meeting every 2nd Friday 10:30–11:30 am
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8054970482?pwd=cS9oenFEa0kvNEVyWlVVcG1iVUpNZz09
Meeting ID: 805 497 0482
Password: Jcc2020

Friday Noon Study Group
Jul 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

We’re Asheville’s only independent egalitarian Jewish community. More than 100 years old, we’re rediscovering ourselves every day. We love pot-lucks, swapping stories and kids in the sanctuary. Sometimes we sing off key. We learn and laugh together, celebrate and care for each other. Interested? 

Missed it live?

See it here

2020 Artist-in-Residence


Check it out

Write the Story of your Life


Register Now

This is Us

We’re a blended family. Old and young, Jews by birth and Jews by choice; from L.A., Miami, Atlanta and Brooklyn – London, Johannesburg and places with names too hard to pronounce. We celebrate together: single moms and newly retired couples, inter-faith and inter-racial families. And all of us – observant, secular and agnostic – find common ground in community.

For the first time in my life, I find myself yearning to go to shul.”  – Rochelle Reich

This is what we’re up to…

This is what we’re talking about…

Feb
9
Sun

YEP Open House Tu biShvat Multi-Gen Program

Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for Tu B’Shvat Multi-Gen Day! Sunday, Feb 9th 10am-12pm @ CBI
Come join our Youth Education Program as we celebrate the holiday of Tu B’Shvat! This is a Multi-Generational Day, so all ages are welcome– and encouraged– to join! We will be exploring the holiday through outdoor ed, hands-on activities, and a fun Seder, so come prepared to get dirty and have fun celebrating as a whole community the Jewish Birthday for the Trees!
 
NOTE: This is an Open House, so anyone– CBI members or not– are invited to learn and celebrate with us as a whole community.
 
For more information, contact YEP Director Nechoma Morgan at yepadmin@bethisraelnc.orgChag sameach!
Sharing is caring

Tu BiShvat Seder at CBI

Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Tu BiShvat Seder at CBI

Sunday, February 9, 6;00pm at Congregation Beth Israel, 229 Murdock Ave.

The Kabbalists created the seder of Tu Bishvat as a “tikkun” — a ritual of repair. By eating fruits and nuts with special mindfulness, we strive to repair our own spiritual brokenness and the brokenness of a world which is not yet as we and God most wish it to be.

A veggie/dairy potluck will follow the seder.

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Feb
13
Thu

CBI Board meeting

Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

CBI Board meeting

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Feb
14
Fri

Friday Noon Study Group

Feb 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

February 7, 2020, 12-1

Last week’s we discussed participants’ reactions to televised debates between Rabbi Wolpe and Christopher Hitchens and other atheists.  It’s probably safe to say that no one came away from watching these videos thinking that either side made an airtight argument.  We were particularly interested in the affect displayed by the debaters–Wolpe seeming to be overly affable and Hitchens seeming to be overly arrogant.  We then went on to continue our discussion of Chapter 4 in Rabbi David Wolpe’s Why Faith Matters.  Among the issues discussed were whether the truths of faith endured, unlike the truths of science that often changed; Wolpe’s assurance that God interacts with the world; and Wolpe’s belief that we are partners with God in an on-going process of creating ourselves.

This Friday, we’ll begin with a loose end from Chapter 4, Wolpe’s discomfort with philosopher Thomas Nagel’s saying, “I hope there is no God! I don’t want there to be a God; I don’t want there to be a universe like that” (p. 103).  We’ll then begin discussion of Chapter 5, “What does Religion Really Teach?”  It’s likely that we’ll only get to discuss the first half of this long chapter this week.

Our informal discussion group meets every Friday from 12-1 in the CBI Library.  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise or attendance at previous noon study group discussions. Why Faith Matters is available on a variety of internet outlets.  If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

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Family Shabbat service & potluck

Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

All are invited to join us for a family-friendly Friday night service at 6:00pm followed by a vegetarian/dairy potluck meal.  Pizza (courtesy of Vinnie’s Neighborhood Italian Restaurant) and ice cream are provided, please bring a salad or side dish.

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Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI

Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Join us in welcoming Shabbat with prayer and song.

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Feb
15
Sat

Elliot Tocaben Bar Mitzvah

Feb 15 @ 9:30 am – 12:15 pm
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