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Jul
13
Mon
Office Closed
Jul 13 all-day
Jul
14
Tue
JFS Elder Club-Asheville
Jul 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

JFS Elder Club for socialization, exercise and activity with your peers; fresh kosher lunches; respite time for family caregivers. Meets at JFS in Asheville, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 11am – 2pm. Contact JFS at (828)253-2900 or email anne@jfswnc.org for more information.

Virtual Jewish Book Club
Jul 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Jewish book club (separate from the Israeli book club )  meets online monthly on the second Tuesday at 1 PM to discuss selected books by Jewish authors.
This month’s book is The Third Daughter by Talia Carner. Care­ful­ly researched and metic­u­lous­ly nov­el­ized, Carn­er tells the sto­ry of Batya, the third of many daugh­ters of a strug­gling Russ­ian milk­man. Batya’s two old­er sis­ters have already gone astray — one mar­ried a rev­o­lu­tion­ary and the oth­er, a gen­tile. Exis­tence is uncer­tain, and pogroms reg­u­lar­ly dec­i­mate entire shtetls. Echoes of ​“Fid­dler on the Roof” are unavoid­able, but the par­al­lels stop when Batya, at four­teen, catch­es the eye of what seems to be a rich, eli­gi­ble man from ​“Amer­i­ca.” Smooth and redo­lent with cologne, he promis­es Batya’s father that he will mar­ry her when she is six­teen — mean­while keep­ing her safe with his sis­ter. The patri­arch imag­ines a gild­ed world in which his daugh­ter will ride in car­riages and dine on fine chi­na. Lit­tle does he know that there are will be no mar­riages or car­riages. Instead, young Batya (and thou­sands like her) will be raped with­in days of kiss­ing her mameh and tateh good­bye, and that her suitor’s ​“sis­ter” runs an Argen­tin­ian whore­house in which Batya will be enslaved.
If you are interested in joining the book club, please email tami@jcc-asheville.org.

Temple Bd Mtg – Zoom
Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jul
15
Wed
Israeli Book Club -Cancelled
Jul 15 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

The Israeli book club meets monthly on the third Wednesday of each month to focus on Israeli authors, both fiction and non-fiction. Each month a new book is selected by the group. The facilitator of each meeting rotates to give each participant an opportunity to lead the discussion if they wish. 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 Israeli history and current events.
This month’s book is Homesick by Eshkol Nevo. Moving from character to character, perspective to perspective, Homesick is a complex and moving portrait of parallel lives and failing love in a time of permanent war. Read more about the book here. 

Contact David Leader at dasujaben@gmail.com for the title of next month’s book.

JFS Elder Club-Asheville
Jul 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Elder Club provides socialization, exercise, activities and peer friendship for older adults; fresh kosher lunches; respite time for family caregivers. Meets at Jewish Family Services each Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday11am – 2pm. Contact our JFS office at (828)253-2900 or email anne@jfswnc.org for more information. Now accepting new members! Transportation from Asheville & Hendersonville may be available.

LnL – Zoom
Jul 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Humans of the Asheville J- A Digital Storytelling Workshop: RESCHEDULED FOR THE FALL
Jul 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 
Email info@jcc-asheville.org to register.
Learn more about Erez Kaganovits and Humans of Tel Aviv here. 

Jul
16
Thu
JFS Elder Club-Asheville
Jul 16 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

JFS Elder Club for socialization, exercise and activity with your peers; fresh kosher lunches; respite time for family caregivers. Meets at JFS in Asheville, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 11am – 2pm. Contact JFS at (828)253-2900 or email anne@jfswnc.org for more information.

Jewish Power Hour @ Chabad-Lubavitch of Western North Carolina
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jul
17
Fri
No-Contact Challah Club
Jul 17 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 Amalya Stone on Monday for Friday delivery and include your requested quantity and preferred acquisition method. Challah can be paid for by credit card only.

Please email Amalya with questions about joining the no-contact challah club.

Shabbat Services Provided (prerecorded)
Jul 17 all-day
Brunch B’yahad Virtual
Jul 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Brunch B’Yahad is now available through Zoom meeting here.   
Meeting ID: 847 0166 4610
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.
Topic: Brunch B’yachad
Time: Jun 12, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Sep 25, 2020 10:00 AM
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Friday Noon Study Group
Jul 17 @ 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.

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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

Erev Shabbat Service & Social @ Chabad-Lubavitch of Western North Carolina
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Enjoy a pre-Shabbat service, sing-a-long, Dvar Torah, story, schmooze, and community member highlight! All are welcome and encouraged to join! Every Friday in July, 7:00 PM, at www.chabadasheville.org/zoom

Kabbalat Shabbat service @ CBHT
Jul 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Jul
18
Sat
Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Jul 18 @ 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

Milk & Honey Hour @ CBI
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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

Virtual Tefillah @ Chabad-Lubavitch of Western North Carolina
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 am
Torah Study – Zoom
Jul 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Jul
19
Sun
Duplicate Bridge -Cancelled
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Partners are guaranteed and all playing levels are welcome. Earn master points in a fun-loving, no pressure game! Visit www.ncbridge.us or contact Jonathon Friedel at 828-484-1352 for information

Jewish Meditation & Chant Circle @ Congregation Beth HaTephila
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 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

Virtual Israeli Film Series Discussion: Green Chariot
Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join the Virtual Israeli Film Series for  Green Chariot
Twenty two year-old Sasha’s greatest wish is to become an Israeli. He has become religious, changed his name to Yair and speaks only in Hebrew – even when he is addressed in Russian. He has completely cut himself off from his Russian past, including his father and his Russian friends. Now, Yair is about to marry his Israeli girlfriend. But when Yair receives a package from his aunt in the Ukraine, his world is shaken. Something inside challenges everything Yair believes about himself and the person he’s tried to become. The revelation forces him to confront his religious beliefs and journey back to the Russian identity he has fought to suppress.
Here’s how the Virtual Israeli Film Series works:
Watch A GREEN CHARIOT on your own at one of the links below, then join a live virtual facilitated discussion through ZOOM

SUNDAY, July 12
Discussion begins at 5:00
Email info@jcc-asheville.org register for the discussion.
Film and discussion facilitated by:
Barbara Weitz, Artistic Director
Geri Garfinkel-Gershon, Asheville JCC Jewish Lifelong Engagement Director
 

WHERE TO VIEW A GREEN CHARIOT:
For this and future Virtual Israeli Film Series Titles, the film will be available to stream via a new platform called CHAIFLICKS. This is a streaming service that provides exclusive access to a highly acclaimed library of Jewish and Israeli movies, television series and documentaries from world-renowned Actors, Directors and Filmmakers. Currently the first 14 Days are FREE followed by $5.99 a month or $66 a year.
Other Viewing Options for A GREEN CHARIOT
A Green Chariot can also be found for rent to stream through Vimeo HERE for $2.99

Jul
20
Mon
Office Closed
Jul 20 all-day
Mountain Music Jam – Cancelled
Jul 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Calling all fiddles, mandolins, banjos, guitars, stand-up basses, other compatible acoustic instruments and heartfelt vocals to celebrate our old-time bluegrass heritage! We play at the intermediate level. We are not beginners, nor are we advanced/professional musicians. Come out to play or listen! Contact Ed Fidelman at edfidelman@pobox.com for information.

Jul
21
Tue
JFS Elder Club-Asheville
Jul 21 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

JFS Elder Club for socialization, exercise and activity with your peers; fresh kosher lunches; respite time for family caregivers. Meets at JFS in Asheville, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 11am – 2pm. Contact JFS at (828)253-2900 or email anne@jfswnc.org for more information.

Brotherhood Schmooze
Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
JFS Board meeting
Jul 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
AN EVENING WITH RABBI CHAIM BRUK @ Chabad-Lubavitch of Western North Carolina
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

An evening of stories, lessons, and inspiration over Zoom. Described as “The world’s funniest Hasidic rabbi” and as “a very nice guy with incredible patience and a realistic approach to fatherhood,” Rabbi Chaim Bruk, Chabad Rabbi of Montana will share his thoughts, life experiences and words of wisdom, as he speaks about infertility, adoption, raising a Chassidic bi-racial family in the Wild West, and serving Hashem and his community with faith, love, and joy.   

Join us on Tuesday, July 21 at 7:00 PM at chabadasheville.org/zoom, and get ready to be amazed and inspired! Event is free of charge; sponsorships available to help cover the cost. RSVP: rabbi@chabadasheville.org 

Jul
22
Wed
JFS Elder Club-Asheville
Jul 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Elder Club provides socialization, exercise, activities and peer friendship for older adults; fresh kosher lunches; respite time for family caregivers. Meets at Jewish Family Services each Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday11am – 2pm. Contact our JFS office at (828)253-2900 or email anne@jfswnc.org for more information. Now accepting new members! Transportation from Asheville & Hendersonville may be available.

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