CBI Events Calendar

Apr
8
Wed
CBI Online First Night Seder
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

CBI will be hosting a First Night Seder via Zoom.  Rabbi Wolff will be leading a traditional, yet modified, 60-minute-maximum Seder.  It will begin at 7:00pm on Wednesday, April 8, and you can have a seat at the table by clicking here.

For Second Night, Thursday, April 9, the community is offering up two options:
Our CBHT family is hosting a Seder at 6:00pm.  Join by clicking here.
OR
Carolina Jews for Justice is also offering a Seder.  Details and advance registration here.

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Apr
10
Fri
Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI
Apr 10 @ 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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Online Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Online Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

With services unavoidably cancelled, the Ritual Committee is working hard to find ways we can support each other as a community when we can’t be together in person. It’s very distressing to be unable to say Kaddish for a loved one, or to contemplate not sharing a Seder meal with friends and family. We’d like to share with you some plans we have for filling these gaps in our lives.

Please join me beginning this Friday, March 27, at 6:00pm, when we will begin holding Kabbalat Shabbat services via Zoom.  A rotation of folks will lead the service, including Josefa, who will lead Family Shabbat on the second Friday of each month. As long as at least 10 adults log in, we’ll be able to say Kaddish, so please consider attending, even if you’re not a Friday night regular.

A link to the online service is below.  Zoom is easy to use and will let us see and hear each other as we welcome Shabbat.  If you haven’t already downloaded Zoom to your computer or phone, you must do so before joining the meeting on Friday at 6:00pm.  You only need to download Zoom once, after that you simply log in, always using the same Meeting ID: 406 391 4937.  Easy instructions are below this message.

We recognize that this is a big departure from traditional practice, and the Ritual Committee did not make this decision without serious discussion. This is a temporary measure to keep us all connected while we can’t be together physically.

If you’d like to borrow a siddur for use at home while services are cancelled, we’ll be happy to lend you one!  Please contact the office for details.

Eva Blinder

CBI Ritual Chair

Instructions for Downloading Zoom

The first time you ever use Zoom on a computer, do the following:

Go to https://zoom.us
Hover over (don’t click) “RESOURCES” on the top right and then click “Download Zoom Client” from the drop-down menu that appears
Click “Download” under “Zoom Client for Meetings”
If it asks you to allow it to download “zoom.us”, click “Allow” or “Yes”
Open the downloaded file and follow the instructions to install Zoom on your computer

The first time you ever use Zoom on a smart phone, do the following:
Go to the App Store and find “Zoom Cloud Meetings” and download it (it is free)

Instructions for attending services on CBI’s Zoom Account 1:

Right before the start of services, either go to https://zoom.us on your computer or open your Zoom app on your smartphone
Click “Join a Meeting”
Type in this Meeting ID: 406 391 4937 and click “Join”
If you’re using the computer and Zoom asks you to allow it to open “zoom.us”, click “Allow” or “Yes” or “Open” and then click “Join With Computer Audio”
If you’re using a smart phone and Zoom asks you to allow using the microphone/camera, allow it
If it says “Waiting for the host to start this meeting”, just wait a few minutes for CBI’s service leader to start the meeting

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Apr
11
Sat
CX- Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Apr 11 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

We regret that in-person services are cancelled at this time due to the COVID 19 situation.  Please stay tuned as we find alternative ways of worshiping as a community.

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Apr
12
Sun
Online Jewish Meditation & Chant Circle
Apr 12 @ 1:00 pm

Just as healthy foods nourish us through the blood stream, so Jewish meditation nourishes our “soul stream.” Meditation can be transformative, taking us from the intellectual awareness of ourselves to a deeper spiritual practice that links us to Judaism in the most profound way. Each mitzvah, holy day and cycle of life has its own rhythm, nuance, taste and character. Jewish meditation is a practice of infusing their essence into our daily spiritual lives.

Ready to give it a try? Join us (every Sunday from 1pm – 3pm. No previous meditation experience necessary.  This opportunity is free and open to all. Please contact Linda Wolf at linda@networktype.com for the online meeting information.

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Apr
14
Tue
GAB – Online Guided Autobiography Class @ Congregation Beth Israel
Apr 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Write and share your stories in a GAB – Guided Autobiography –

Everyone, each and everyone of us, has a story.  This class is designed to help you get organized and pull that story up from your lifetime of memories.  It’s hard to home in on things that truly inform your life perspective.  The GAB method, developed by Dr, James Birren, can help you write your story, two pages at a time, by focusing on themes such as health, money, family and spiritual identity.  Participants share their writings with the other members of the group each week. Finding the story, not evaluating grammar, punctuation, or writing style, is the goal of writing and sharing. Class size is limited to five people.
GAB is a national program with instructors and workshops around the country.
Here is a link to the GAB website: http://guidedautobiography.com
When: Ten Tuesdays beginning March 17 to May 19, 2020 from 1:00 to 3:00.
Where:  CBI Library
Cost:  $150.  Money goes to CBI
Text:  Writing Your Legacy:  The Step-by-Step Guide to Crafting Your Life Story by Richard Campbell and Cheryl Svensson.
Instructor:  Caroline Manheimer – She took the online GAB instructor training class in 2012 with Cheryl Svensson. She found the method and writing prompts helpful and liberating in finding her own story.  Since then She has led Guided Autobiography workshops at the Jewish Community Center, OLLI – Senior Learning Center at UNCA, the Grove Opportunity Center, and at her home. She is a retired librarian and a modestly active fiber artist.
Please feel free to contact her with any questions.
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Apr
17
Fri
Online Friday Noon Study Group
Apr 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

April 10, 2020 12-1

Last Friday our online Zoom session examined Chapters 3-5 in Romans.

Here’s what we covered:

  • Paul’s notion of redemption by God as a result of Christ’s shedding his blood in atonement for our sins

  • How such redemption is effected through faith/creed (belief in Jesus as redeemer) and/or faithfulness/deed (being loyal to Jesus’s teachings through our behavior)

  • Faithfulness is demonstrated by behaving righteously as Jesus did (in contrast to strict observance of ritual laws)

  • Abraham as a paragon of righteous behavior/the merit of our ancestors

  • Concepts of Original Sin and differences between Adam and Jesus

  • Vicarious Atonement

On Friday, April 10, I hope we’ll cover in more detail concepts of sin and vicarious atonement and Romans, Chapters 6-9 looking at such topics as Paul’s concept of “faithful obedience of life in Christ”; freedom from sin and death by living rightly; the “spirit-enabled life”; and the place of Israel in God’s overall purpose.  An ambitious agenda, I know.  We might be putting Chapter 9 on hold.

Our informal discussion group will be conducted online every Friday from 12-1.   All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise or attendance at previous noon study group discussions.  Any copy of the New Testament is acceptable (the more versions the richer the conversation).  Our discussions will be supplemented by commentary drawn from The Jewish Annotated New Testament, edited by Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Zvi Brettler.  If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

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Online Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Online Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

With services unavoidably cancelled, the Ritual Committee is working hard to find ways we can support each other as a community when we can’t be together in person. It’s very distressing to be unable to say Kaddish for a loved one, or to contemplate not sharing a Seder meal with friends and family. We’d like to share with you some plans we have for filling these gaps in our lives.

Please join me beginning this Friday, March 27, at 6:00pm, when we will begin holding Kabbalat Shabbat services via Zoom.  A rotation of folks will lead the service, including Josefa, who will lead Family Shabbat on the second Friday of each month. As long as at least 10 adults log in, we’ll be able to say Kaddish, so please consider attending, even if you’re not a Friday night regular.

A link to the online service is below.  Zoom is easy to use and will let us see and hear each other as we welcome Shabbat.  If you haven’t already downloaded Zoom to your computer or phone, you must do so before joining the meeting on Friday at 6:00pm.  You only need to download Zoom once, after that you simply log in, always using the same Meeting ID: 406 391 4937.  Easy instructions are below this message.

We recognize that this is a big departure from traditional practice, and the Ritual Committee did not make this decision without serious discussion. This is a temporary measure to keep us all connected while we can’t be together physically.

If you’d like to borrow a siddur for use at home while services are cancelled, we’ll be happy to lend you one!  Please contact the office for details.

Eva Blinder

CBI Ritual Chair

Instructions for Downloading Zoom

The first time you ever use Zoom on a computer, do the following:

Go to https://zoom.us
Hover over (don’t click) “RESOURCES” on the top right and then click “Download Zoom Client” from the drop-down menu that appears
Click “Download” under “Zoom Client for Meetings”
If it asks you to allow it to download “zoom.us”, click “Allow” or “Yes”
Open the downloaded file and follow the instructions to install Zoom on your computer

The first time you ever use Zoom on a smart phone, do the following:
Go to the App Store and find “Zoom Cloud Meetings” and download it (it is free)

Instructions for attending services on CBI’s Zoom Account 1:

Right before the start of services, either go to https://zoom.us on your computer or open your Zoom app on your smartphone
Click “Join a Meeting”
Type in this Meeting ID: 406 391 4937 and click “Join”
If you’re using the computer and Zoom asks you to allow it to open “zoom.us”, click “Allow” or “Yes” or “Open” and then click “Join With Computer Audio”
If you’re using a smart phone and Zoom asks you to allow using the microphone/camera, allow it
If it says “Waiting for the host to start this meeting”, just wait a few minutes for CBI’s service leader to start the meeting

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Apr
18
Sat
CX- Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Apr 18 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

We regret that in-person services are cancelled at this time due to the COVID 19 situation.  Please stay tuned as we find alternative ways of worshiping as a community.

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Online Milk & Honey Hour @ CBI
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Online Milk & Honey Hour @ CBI | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

CBI’s Milk & Honey Hour brings together young Jewish families to schmooze and acclimate their little ones (newborn to 4 yrs) to their spiritual home away from home. Once a month on the third Saturday of the month, we meet online for an hour-long Jewish experience designed to expose children to the sights, sounds and smells of Judaism.

Join us for singing with Gabby Feinstein. She’ll teach Shabbat songs, nigguns (wordless melodies), Hebrew  lullabies and Jewish holiday tunes you can continue singing to your kids at home. While the youngest absorb the rhythms and melodies, the older toddlers are encouraged to play along on drums and tambourines.

All the while, the kids are exposed to the in the background sounds and melodies of the Shabbat service coming from the sanctuary. The entire hour-long experience is designed to imprint positive Jewish memories that will last a lifetime. This program is designed for any Jewish family with kids under the age of four. You need not be a member of CBI to participate – all are welcome.

Instructions for Downloading Zoom

The first time you ever use Zoom on a computer, do the following:

Go to https://zoom.us
Hover over (don’t click) “RESOURCES” on the top right and then click “Download Zoom Client” from the drop-down menu that appears
Click “Download” under “Zoom Client for Meetings”
If it asks you to allow it to download “zoom.us”, click “Allow” or “Yes”
Open the downloaded file and follow the instructions to install Zoom on your computer

The first time you ever use Zoom on a smart phone, do the following:
Go to the App Store and find “Zoom Cloud Meetings” and download it (it is free)

Instructions for attending Milk & Honey Hour on CBI’s Zoom Account 2:

Right before the start of the program at 10:00am, either go to https://zoom.us on your computer or open your Zoom app on your smartphone
Click “Join a Meeting”
Type in this Meeting ID: 328 336 9562 and click “Join”
If you’re using the computer and Zoom asks you to allow it to open “zoom.us”, click “Allow” or “Yes” or “Open” and then click “Join With Computer Audio”
If you’re using a smart phone and Zoom asks you to allow using the microphone/camera, allow it
If it says “Waiting for the host to start this meeting”, just wait a few minutes for Gabby to start the meeting

 

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