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May
24
Tue
Elder Club
May 24 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Water Fitness Class
May 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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!

May
25
Wed
Lunch n Learn – Yahrzeit Observance – Counting Our Traditions
May 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Counting Our Traditions While Counting Our Days
Wednesdays April 20th – June 1, 12pm – 1pm (Eastern) 

Click here to join! 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84215861002?from=join

Come learn with many different rabbis from all across the country during the seven weeks of the Omer as we examine various elements of Jewish life!
See below for weekly details. 
We’d love to see you at these sessions! 

Week 1, 4/20: Candle Lighting
Week 2, 4/27: Tzitzit
Week 3, 5/4: Mikveh
Week 4, 5/11: Torah reading with Aliyah
Week 5, 5/18: Brit Milah/Welcoming Ritual
Week 6, 5/25: Yahrzeit Observance
Week 7, 6/1: Havdalah

May
26
Thu
Volunteer Opportunity: Veteran Restoration Quarters
May 26 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Volunteer with friends from CBHT, CBI, and the JCC as we prepare food and serve lunch to the Veteran Restoration Quarters, an agency that restores lives through housing for veterans of all branches.

Volunteer just once or help every month!

Please contact Mena Kates if you are interested in volunteering or have questions

Blood Drive
May 26 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Those who come to give May 20-31 will get an exclusive 20 oz. Red Cross aluminum water bottle and sticker set, while supplies last.

May is Trauma Awareness Month. The blood already on shelves is what helps in an emergency. The Red Cross depends on the generosity of volunteers to ensure blood products are available at a moment’s notice.

The Red Cross usually sees a dip in donations over summer when school is out and people are making time for fun and family. Come to give in May to help patients enjoy a summer with loved ones.
Eligible donors with types O, B negative or A negative blood are encouraged to make a Power Red donation at this blood drive. Power Red donors give a concentrated dose of red blood cells during a single donation, allowing them to maximize their impact. During this type of donation, red blood cells are separated from other blood components, and the plasma and platelets are safely and comfortably returned to the donor.

Click here to reserve a time to give!

Water Fitness Class
May 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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!

Forward Group Meeting
May 26 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

In-person and on Zoom

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82144531263?pwd=ZSt3bGRQdHNCcjI2MHpOemhpQXl3dz09

May
27
Fri
No-Contact Challah Club
May 27 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
May 27 @ 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 at the JCC every Friday 10:30–11:30 am with the exception of the second Friday of the month, which meets on Zoom.
This week, join the Brunch Buddies for a visit from special guest speaker Ron Manheimer, PhD., Past-president and current board member of the Carolina Foundation for Jewish Seniors,Visiting Research Scholar at UNCA, and author of five published books. Come learn how a foundation reflects the changing times of Jewish life for older adults in NC and SC and explore prospects for the future.
Admission is $5 payable at the door
and includes a bagel brunch spread.

Friday Noon Study Group
May 27 @ 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.

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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.

Sharing is caring

Feb
15
Sat

Elliot Tocaben Bar Mitzvah

Feb 15 @ 9:30 am – 12:15 pm
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“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
May 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Agudas Israel’s Friday night Shabbat service

Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI
May 27 @ 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

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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.

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

YAJA Shabbat Pot Luck
May 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Hey there YAJA people, let’s have dinner! Come by, bring a dish, and relax; just remember to bring enough to share. Every last Friday of the month at 6 pm, YAJA will be hosting a Shabbat potluck dinner for young adults 21 and over . Please keep vegetarian/pareve, as the JCC is meat-free, but fish is allowed.

Email aislinn@jcc-asheville.org for more info.

Kabbalat Shabbat service @ CBHT
May 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
May
28
Sat
Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
May 28 @ 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

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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.

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

May
29
Sun
Smokin’ Onion Food Truck
May 29 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Smokin’ Onion food truck at the JCC pool 12:30–4:30

Buggy Pops Food Truck
May 29 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Buggy Pops Food Truck at Asheville JCC 2–5 pm

Torah on Tap @ Archetype Brewing
May 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 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

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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.

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

May
30
Mon
Memorial Day—JCC Closed
May 30 all-day
Howdy Ice Cream Food Truck
May 30 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Howdy Ice Cream food truck at the JCC pool 2–5 pm

May
31
Tue
Water Fitness Class
May 31 @ 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
May 31 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Jun
1
Wed
Ritual Committee Mtg
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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

Lunch n Learn – Havdalah – Counting Our Traditions
Jun 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Counting Our Traditions While Counting Our Days
Wednesdays April 20th – June 1, 12pm – 1pm (Eastern) 

Click here to join! 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84215861002?from=join

Come learn with many different rabbis from all across the country during the seven weeks of the Omer as we examine various elements of Jewish life!
See below for weekly details. 
We’d love to see you at these sessions! 

Week 1, 4/20: Candle Lighting
Week 2, 4/27: Tzitzit
Week 3, 5/4: Mikveh
Week 4, 5/11: Torah reading with Aliyah
Week 5, 5/18: Brit Milah/Welcoming Ritual
Week 6, 5/25: Yahrzeit Observance
Week 7, 6/1: Havdalah

Jun
2
Thu
Forward Group Meeting
Jun 2 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

In-person and on Zoom

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82144531263?pwd=ZSt3bGRQdHNCcjI2MHpOemhpQXl3dz09

Jun
3
Fri
No-Contact Challah Club
Jun 3 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
Jun 3 @ 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
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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8054970482?pwd=cS9oenFEa0kvNEVyWlVVcG1iVUpNZz09
Meeting ID: 805 497 0482
Password: Jcc2020

Friday Noon Study Group
Jun 3 @ 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? 

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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

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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.

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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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