Oct
7
Fri
Brunch B’Yachad
Oct 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

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

Welcome Shabbat Sha-Zoom @ Zoom
Oct 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

We are Shabbat Sha-“zooming” our live virtual Welcome Shabbat! We especially invite elders and those in residential homes to join in for a joyous time as we light candles and sing our hearts out with Penny White. All family and friends are welcome to participate.

To get the Zoom link, call the JCC at (828) 253-0701 or email subject “Shazoom” here.

Oct
9
Sun
TAG: Brunch in the Sukkah
Oct 9 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Come join us for a brunch and celebration in the JCC Sukkah. We’re making this a pot luck event so please bring a dish to share with your JCC family.
The holiday of Sukkot is all about the harvest and sharing our meals together. RSVP HERE and let us know what brunch dish you’d like to bring.
TAG is The Adult Group, a social group for ages 50+.
*In case of rain, the event will be moved indoors.

Oct
11
Tue
Water Fitness Class
Oct 11 @ 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!

Virtual JCC Book Club
Oct 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

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

June 14:
Manhood for Amateurs by Michael Chabon

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

Oct
14
Fri
Brunch B’Yachad
Oct 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

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

Oct
16
Sun
Community Simchat Torah Celebration
Oct 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This collaborative event between the Asheville JCC, Congregation Beth Israel, Congregation Beth Ha’Tephila, the Jewish Secular Community of Asheville, and Carolina Jews for Justice is a community celebration of the Torah that includes workshops, refreshments, community candle lighting, a Torah tour, and the Torah chant.
Featured topics of workshops are PJ Library, Jewish art, Synagogues, Midrash, and justice from a Jewish perspective.
Click here to register.

Oct
17
Mon
Mountain Music Jam
Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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

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

Oct
18
Tue
Water Fitness Class
Oct 18 @ 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!

Oct
21
Fri
Brunch B’Yachad
Oct 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

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

Oct
23
Sun
Jewish Film Series: All My Loved Ones
Oct 23 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Our in-person film discussion series includes a free showing of a different Jewish film each month followed by a discussion led by Professor Barbara Weitz.

Oct
25
Tue
Water Fitness Class
Oct 25 @ 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!

Asheville Jewish Community Welcome Reception @ NC
Oct 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Come to the JCC for refreshments, new friends, and the opportunity to get involved in the Jewish community!

Meet local Jewish leaders and get to know all of Asheville’s Jewish agencies. Located at the JCC upstairs lounge.

Click here to RSVP. Email info@jcc-asheville.org with questions.

Oct
28
Fri
Brunch B’Yachad
Oct 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

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

YAJA Shabbat Pot Luck
Oct 28 @ 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.

Nov
1
Tue
Water Fitness Class
Nov 1 @ 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!

Nov
4
Fri
Brunch B’Yachad
Nov 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

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

Welcome Shabbat Sha-Zoom @ Zoom
Nov 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

We are Shabbat Sha-“zooming” our live virtual Welcome Shabbat! We especially invite elders and those in residential homes to join in for a joyous time as we light candles and sing our hearts out with Penny White. All family and friends are welcome to participate.

To get the Zoom link, call the JCC at (828) 253-0701 or email subject “Shazoom” here.

Nov
5
Sat
From Sephardic songs to Zmiros* and all the Jazz in between: Lewis Franco in concert
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join the JCC for a music experience that combines Jewish music tradition with jazz.
According to Dan Bolles of SevenDaysVT, “Precious few hepcatamounts swing like Lewis Franco. The central Vermont guitarist, songwriter and bandleader has almost single-handedly kept the jump and jive alive in the Green Mountains, wailing away with swagger and unimpeachable cool for nearly two decades.”
But Franco says he’s finally noticing that most of the jazz tunes he’d been playing for years were not just written by Jews – Berlin, the Gershwin’s, Rodgers & Hart, Kern, Arlen, Harburg and so forth – but were informed by Jewish values and concerns.
“I so relate to these songwriters as nervous outsiders, observing American life while looking for a sense of belonging.  And they weren’t looking casually.  They had either been persecuted themselves or they felt the effects of centuries of European anti-Semitism.  For them, the question of whether somewhere over the rainbow the American dream of a multicultural democracy really does come true, or if it’s only a paper moon, was high stakes.”
“Yes, my experience is different from theirs.  By the time I came along, Jews in the US were far more secure.  However, being born and raised in Atlanta, to Ashkenazi and Sephardi families during the Civil Rights struggles of the 1960’s, I too felt like an outsider.  And I felt similar anxieties and yearnings to the ones expressed in those amazing songs.”
Through music, storytelling, and humor, Franco explores these themes in his concerts.  “If it’s not too grandiose, I consider this to be doing my part to fulfill the promise of America.  And music has been my favorite form of Jewish observance ever since childhood, when we sang zmiros around my beloved Bubbe and Zeda’s Shabbat table every Friday night.  So this is super meaningful and super fun for me.  Maybe we should rebrand the Missing Cats as the Mitzvah Cats?”
For more information visit https://www.lewisfrancosongs.com/