CBI Events Calendar

Jun
12
Fri
Online Friday Noon Study Group
Jun 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

June 12, 2020 12-1

In our June 5 Zoom study session, we concluded our exploration of a sampling of Paul’s epistles with a look at chapters 3-5 in First Thessalonians.  Some of what we covered included:

  • Paul’s continued rhetorical strategy of flattering his readers with such lines as “How can we thank God enough for you [i.e. his Thessalonian audience] in return for all the joy we that we feel before our God because of you” (3:9).

  • Paul’s instruction to keep up the good work and his advice to 1) abstain from fornication by controlling lustful passion; 2) to love one another; 3) to live quietly; 4) to mind one’s own affairs; to work with one’s hands; 5) to behave properly toward outsiders; and 6) to be dependent on no one. We discussed why some of these virtues were emphasized:  the challenge to moral behavior in a town filled with lusty sailors and prostitutes; the need to be self-sufficient to avoid being beholding to others; the avoidance of self-serving Epicurean behavior.

  • Paul’s assurance that, when the Messiah returns, those who’ve been faithful to Jesus’s teachings (both the living and the dead) will be ushered into an afterlife in which they will be with the Lord together.

  • Similarities between Christian and Jewish notions of the resurrection of the dead.

On Friday, June 12, our group will take up a new topic: the life and teachings of Rabbi Akiva, a first-century sage who was one of the most important influences on Judaism as we know it today.  The text we’ll be using is Barry W. Holtz’s Rabbi Akiva:  Sage of the Talmud (one of the Yale University “Jewish Lives” series).  This book is available through a variety of internet outlets.  Our first session will include a brief overview/ introduction to Rabbi Akiva and a discussion of Barry Holtz’s Introduction (pp. 1-18).

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.   If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

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Online Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI
Jun 12 @ 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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Brunch b’Yachad
Jun 12 @ 6:53 pm – 7:53 pm

Brunch b’Yachad Join Rochelle Reich here (new link) on Friday mornings at 10:00am for some facilitated socializing followed by a discussion through a Jewish lens of a  relevant topic or current event. A joint program of CBI and the JCC.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84701664610

Meeting ID: 847 0166 4610

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Jun
13
Sat
CX- Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Jun 13 @ 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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Jun
19
Fri
Online Friday Noon Study Group
Jun 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

June 12, 2020 12-1

In our June 5 Zoom study session, we concluded our exploration of a sampling of Paul’s epistles with a look at chapters 3-5 in First Thessalonians.  Some of what we covered included:

  • Paul’s continued rhetorical strategy of flattering his readers with such lines as “How can we thank God enough for you [i.e. his Thessalonian audience] in return for all the joy we that we feel before our God because of you” (3:9).

  • Paul’s instruction to keep up the good work and his advice to 1) abstain from fornication by controlling lustful passion; 2) to love one another; 3) to live quietly; 4) to mind one’s own affairs; to work with one’s hands; 5) to behave properly toward outsiders; and 6) to be dependent on no one. We discussed why some of these virtues were emphasized:  the challenge to moral behavior in a town filled with lusty sailors and prostitutes; the need to be self-sufficient to avoid being beholding to others; the avoidance of self-serving Epicurean behavior.

  • Paul’s assurance that, when the Messiah returns, those who’ve been faithful to Jesus’s teachings (both the living and the dead) will be ushered into an afterlife in which they will be with the Lord together.

  • Similarities between Christian and Jewish notions of the resurrection of the dead.

On Friday, June 12, our group will take up a new topic: the life and teachings of Rabbi Akiva, a first-century sage who was one of the most important influences on Judaism as we know it today.  The text we’ll be using is Barry W. Holtz’s Rabbi Akiva:  Sage of the Talmud (one of the Yale University “Jewish Lives” series).  This book is available through a variety of internet outlets.  Our first session will include a brief overview/ introduction to Rabbi Akiva and a discussion of Barry Holtz’s Introduction (pp. 1-18).

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.   If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

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Online Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI
Jun 19 @ 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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Brunch b’Yachad
Jun 19 @ 6:53 pm – 7:53 pm

Brunch b’Yachad Join Rochelle Reich here (new link) on Friday mornings at 10:00am for some facilitated socializing followed by a discussion through a Jewish lens of a  relevant topic or current event. A joint program of CBI and the JCC.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84701664610

Meeting ID: 847 0166 4610

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Jun
20
Sat
CX- Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Jun 20 @ 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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Jun
26
Fri
Online Friday Noon Study Group
Jun 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

June 12, 2020 12-1

In our June 5 Zoom study session, we concluded our exploration of a sampling of Paul’s epistles with a look at chapters 3-5 in First Thessalonians.  Some of what we covered included:

  • Paul’s continued rhetorical strategy of flattering his readers with such lines as “How can we thank God enough for you [i.e. his Thessalonian audience] in return for all the joy we that we feel before our God because of you” (3:9).

  • Paul’s instruction to keep up the good work and his advice to 1) abstain from fornication by controlling lustful passion; 2) to love one another; 3) to live quietly; 4) to mind one’s own affairs; to work with one’s hands; 5) to behave properly toward outsiders; and 6) to be dependent on no one. We discussed why some of these virtues were emphasized:  the challenge to moral behavior in a town filled with lusty sailors and prostitutes; the need to be self-sufficient to avoid being beholding to others; the avoidance of self-serving Epicurean behavior.

  • Paul’s assurance that, when the Messiah returns, those who’ve been faithful to Jesus’s teachings (both the living and the dead) will be ushered into an afterlife in which they will be with the Lord together.

  • Similarities between Christian and Jewish notions of the resurrection of the dead.

On Friday, June 12, our group will take up a new topic: the life and teachings of Rabbi Akiva, a first-century sage who was one of the most important influences on Judaism as we know it today.  The text we’ll be using is Barry W. Holtz’s Rabbi Akiva:  Sage of the Talmud (one of the Yale University “Jewish Lives” series).  This book is available through a variety of internet outlets.  Our first session will include a brief overview/ introduction to Rabbi Akiva and a discussion of Barry Holtz’s Introduction (pp. 1-18).

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.   If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

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Online Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI
Jun 26 @ 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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