Independent Jewish Synagogue in Asheville, NC

Welcome to Congregation Beth Israel

An Independent Jewish Community in Asheville, NC

Congregation Beth Israel is an inclusive, welcoming community actively engaged in spiritual and personal growth. We are inspired by and celebrate tradition, Jewish learning, social action, and our fellow congregants.

Coming Up

Baking Club

February 23, 2024 - 12:00 pm

Friday Noon Study Group with Jay Jacoby

February 23, 2024 - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Volunteer in Israel

February 25, 2024 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Torah on Tap

February 25, 2024 - 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Service Times

Shabbat Times

Our fully egalitarian services begin at 9:30 am on Saturday mornings WINTER WEATHER ALERT: Be smart and be safe. We plan to have services each Shabbat, however sometimes that isn't possible. Just be careful. We won't be able to communicate with you on Shabbat

Learning Opportunities & Featured Events

An innovative & exciting multi-generational, hands-on Jewish educational experience for parents and their children.

photo credit Laurie Johnson

You’re in the right place. We get together weekly, monthly or whenever we can. Many groups are led by Rabbi Mitch.

Megillah, Purim Feast (vegetarian potluck style), Silliness, Schnapps & Hamentaschen- What More Could you Want?

Get Involved in Our Community

Join the CBI Family

At CBI, success is defined by meaningful individual experiences: an encounter that sticks with you, an insight from a class that helps you see the world or yourself differently, a sincere “thank you” from someone on the receiving end of a selfless act of compassion. That’s what keeps us coming back, week after week and season upon season.

If that sounds meaningful and valuable for you, you’re in the right place. Click below to learn more about membership at CBI.

Support & Giving

CBI is primarily supported through voluntary gifts of the heart. They come in all sizes - and for all the right reasons. Please consider taking advantage of the many ways you can help.

Visit the CBI Gift Shop

With a focus on local artisans, our gift shop boasts unique Judaica tht you won't find online or in a catalogue. We also stock essentials including candles for all occasions. You will certainly find all the Judaica items you need to help observe our traditions and to celebrate our holidays.