Adult Education

The Adult Education Committee responds to the life-long Jewish learning interests and needs of the congregation through on-going classes, additions to the CBI library including our DVD collection, and special programming such as our Sunday speaker series, scholar-in-residence weekends, etc.        

Over the past few years Adult Education Programming at CBI has included:

  • A weekly Noon Study Group that engages in discussion of classic and modern Jewish texts
  • Classes in Hebrew Language
  • Programs on such topics as Midrash;  Rebecca and Jacob; Singing the Siddur; and Women in Judaism 
  • Scholar-in-Residence Programming on such issues as Jewish Meditation, Jewish Views of the Afterlife, Mussar, Reading Torah Imaginatively 
  • A Sunday Night Potluck-Dinner-and-a-Movie Series 
  • Interactive study sessions on erev Shavuot     

For a taste of the kinds of adult education we offer, click here for several audio presentations featuring our congregant Dr. Walter Ziffer.

Ongoing Programs:

A Noon Study Group has met for the past twelve years every Friday from 12-1 in the CBI Social Hall:  Beginning January 13th, the group will be studying from back issues of Sh’ma Now: A Journal of Jewish Sensibilities, which is published monthly in The Forward.

CBI Beit Midrash a weekly communal learning experience - study in partners and engage in group discusions. For more information click here

Meet the Midrash is Rabbi Goldstein's weekly study of traditional interpretation of the Sages on the Torah portion or upcoming holidays. We meet Wednesdays at noon.

Living Torah is Rabbi Goldstein's weekly study and discussion of traditional texts. We meet Thursdays at 8:30am at 75 N. Market St. in downtown Asheville.

Dinner and a Movie series focuses on diverse films with Jewish themes (currently on hiatus).

Hasidishe Kiddush - Fill your heart and soul with Torah (and schnapps...) after Kiddush the last Shabbat of each month to learn Hasidic thought and wisdom on the parshat ha'shavua.