Activities & Programs

If you want to, you can find something fun and interesting to do just about every day at Congregation Beth Israel.  Our committees and congregational organizations offer a wide variety of activities and programs.  Some examples:

CBI's Adult Education programs include Scholar-in-Residence programs, Sunday morning speaker programs that are held several times each year, and an ongoing Friday noon study group engages in spirited, in-depth discussion of various Jewish texts.  Rabbi Goldstein also teaches a number of weekly classes.

Our Social Action Committee connects members with volunteer opportunities in the Jewish and larger community, partnering with such organizations as the Habitat for Humanity (the annual Interfaith House) and HOPE to HOME Asheville (transitioning homeless individuals and families to permanent housing). CBI members serve dinner monthly at the downtown rescue mission and hold food drives before the High Holidays and Thanksgiving.

Our active Hazak chapter engages our 55+ members with monthly dinners and other activities, often at local restaurants.

The Spiritual Life Committee offers multiple choices for engaging one's spiritual side. Offerings include meditation sessions on Sunday afternoons, musical Family Shabbats, and a full complement of holiday observances. Lay leadership of Saturday morning services is strongly encouraged, providing members with meaningful opportunities for involvement.

Other CBI programs include the Mahj Mania mahjong tournament, an annual membership picnic, catered second-night community Seder, Celebration Israel, and Yom Kippur Break-the-Fast.

CBI's activities and programs give you an opportunity to have some fun, meet new people, and learn more about your Judaism.  Come join us!