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Jun
5
Fri
No-Contact Challah Club
Jun 5 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)
Jun 5 all-day

Oneg sponsored by Sisterhood

Brunch B’yahad Virtual
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Brunch B’Yahad is now available through Zoom meeting here.   
Please use password CBI1899 to register.
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.

Friday Noon Study Group
Jun 5 @ 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

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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.

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
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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

Family Shabbat Service and Birthday Blessings
Jun 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Family Shabbat Service and Birthday Blessings; Music – Seth
Jun 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Jun
6
Sat
Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Jun 6 @ 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

Virtual Tefillah @ Chabad-Lubavitch of Western North Carolina
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 am
Torah Study
Jun 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Torah Study – Zoom
Jun 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Jun
7
Sun
CBI Annual Meeting
Jun 7 @ 10:00 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

Duplicate Bridge -Cancelled
Jun 7 @ 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

Jun
8
Mon
Mountain Music Jam – Cancelled
Jun 8 @ 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.

Jun
9
Tue
JFS Elder Club-Asheville
Jun 9 @ 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.

Temple Bd Mtg
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Temple Bd Mtg – Zoom
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jun
10
Wed
JFS SpringFest
Jun 10 all-day
JFS Elder Club-Asheville
Jun 10 @ 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
Jun 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Jun
11
Thu
JFS Elder Club-Asheville
Jun 11 @ 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.

Torah & Tea @ Chabad-Lubavitch of Western North Carolina
Jun 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jewish Power Hour @ Chabad-Lubavitch of Western North Carolina
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
CBI Board meeting
Jun 11 @ 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

Jun
12
Fri
No-Contact Challah Club
Jun 12 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)
Jun 12 all-day
Brunch B’yahad Virtual
Jun 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Brunch B’Yahad is now available through Zoom meeting here.   
Please use password CBI1899 to register.
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.

Friday Noon Study Group
Jun 12 @ 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.

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.

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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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Feb
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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.
 
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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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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

Kabbalat Shabbat service @ CBHT
Jun 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat service; Music-Seth & Kim; Oneg – @ CBHT
Jun 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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