CBI Events Calendar

Aug
6
Fri
Online Friday Noon Study Group
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Online Friday Noon Study Group

Friday, August 6, 12-1

This week our study group will begin its examination of the life and legacy of Julius Rosenwald, CEO of Sears, Roebuck and noted Jewish philanthropist who helped to establish over 5,000 schools for African-American children throughout the American South. For the next several weeks we will be discussing Hasia Diner’s Julius Rosenwald: Repairing the World, (Yale University Press ”Jewish Lives” Series, 2017) which is available on a number of internet outlets.  For a brief preview of this text, you can access a 20-minute podcast from Yale’s ”Jewish Lives” at https://www.jewishlives.org/podcast.

This Friday, we’ll start out with a general overview of  Rosenwald, based on what participants may already know or have read about Rosenwald.  Below is a list of videos which offer brief snapshots of his life and contributions.  It would be helpful if participants viewed a few of these videos prior to our discussion on 8/6.

Julius Rosenwald and His Gifts to America’s Well-Being:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68JO3qo2oUU
How Rosenwald schools transformed African-American education in the rural South:
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/rosenwald-schools-transformed-african-american-education-in-the-rural-south/
Rosenwald Schools: Helping Communities Help Themselves
https://www.ncpedia.org/rosenwald-schools-helping-communities-k-8
The Fight to Preserve Rosenwald Schools
 https://www.edweek.org/leadership/video-the-fight-to-preserve-rosenwald-schools/2021/07
New film profiles little-known Jewish philanthropist who built African-American schools:
https://www.statesboroherald.com/churches/faith/new-film-profiles-little-known-jewish-philanthropist
Trailer of Aviva Kempner film:
https://hewlett.org/a-look-at-the-life-and-legacy-of-philanthropist-julius-rosenwald/
Author Eli Evans on why Julius Rosenwald is not well known
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xbi5WGRHZAk
1-hour Video: Hasia R. Diner on the philanthropic legacy of Julius Rosenwald
https://www.jewishlives.org/blog/2021/6/29/video-hasia-r-diner-on-the-philanthropic-legacy-of-julius-rosenwald

We will begin discussing the opening chapters of Diner’s biography when we meet on August 13.  Our informal discussion group meets online via Zoom every Friday from 12 – 1.  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise.  If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.  

 
 

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Aug
13
Fri
Online Friday Noon Study Group
Aug 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Online Friday Noon Study Group

Friday, August 6, 12-1

This week our study group will begin its examination of the life and legacy of Julius Rosenwald, CEO of Sears, Roebuck and noted Jewish philanthropist who helped to establish over 5,000 schools for African-American children throughout the American South. For the next several weeks we will be discussing Hasia Diner’s Julius Rosenwald: Repairing the World, (Yale University Press ”Jewish Lives” Series, 2017) which is available on a number of internet outlets.  For a brief preview of this text, you can access a 20-minute podcast from Yale’s ”Jewish Lives” at https://www.jewishlives.org/podcast.

This Friday, we’ll start out with a general overview of  Rosenwald, based on what participants may already know or have read about Rosenwald.  Below is a list of videos which offer brief snapshots of his life and contributions.  It would be helpful if participants viewed a few of these videos prior to our discussion on 8/6.

Julius Rosenwald and His Gifts to America’s Well-Being:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68JO3qo2oUU
How Rosenwald schools transformed African-American education in the rural South:
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/rosenwald-schools-transformed-african-american-education-in-the-rural-south/
Rosenwald Schools: Helping Communities Help Themselves
https://www.ncpedia.org/rosenwald-schools-helping-communities-k-8
The Fight to Preserve Rosenwald Schools
 https://www.edweek.org/leadership/video-the-fight-to-preserve-rosenwald-schools/2021/07
New film profiles little-known Jewish philanthropist who built African-American schools:
https://www.statesboroherald.com/churches/faith/new-film-profiles-little-known-jewish-philanthropist
Trailer of Aviva Kempner film:
https://hewlett.org/a-look-at-the-life-and-legacy-of-philanthropist-julius-rosenwald/
Author Eli Evans on why Julius Rosenwald is not well known
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xbi5WGRHZAk
1-hour Video: Hasia R. Diner on the philanthropic legacy of Julius Rosenwald
https://www.jewishlives.org/blog/2021/6/29/video-hasia-r-diner-on-the-philanthropic-legacy-of-julius-rosenwald

We will begin discussing the opening chapters of Diner’s biography when we meet on August 13.  Our informal discussion group meets online via Zoom every Friday from 12 – 1.  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise.  If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.  

 
 

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Aug
15
Sun
Rick Paulus Artist Workshop at CBI
Aug 15 @ 9:30 am – Aug 19 @ 5:00 pm

Early Bird Deadline extended to July 15th!  Save $50 now!

Don’t miss this four-day workshop with graphic artist and calligrapher Rick Paulus.

Workshop Dates:
Participants may arrive at 9:00am to enter and set up supplies.
Vegetarian lunch is provided daily. (No meat can be brought into synagogue). Coffee, tea, water provided throughout each day.
Speedball Representatives, Jenn Miller & Kelley Braun will join us during lunch on Monday, August 16. Speedball is donating a copy of the 25th Edition of Speedball Textbook to each participant.
Lecture: Rick Paulus will present a lecture on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm in CBI Social Hall.
Registration:
Early Bird registration by July 15 , 2021. $350.
A supply fee of $15 will be paid by each participant to CBI.
Mail check payable to Congregation Beth Israel (CBI) 229 Murdock Avenue Asheville, NC 28804. Please include your name, address, email, cell phone and your vaccination status. For questions call CBI office 828-252-0660admin@bethisraelnc.org
To pay via our website click here.
Sally Gooze is organizing this workshop. For questions call 828-772-0222.
Workshop is limited to 20 artists/calligraphers
Cancellation policy:
Cancellations made prior to June 1 are refundable, less a $36 administrative charge.
Cancellations made up until July 15th are eligible for a 50% refund.
Cancellations made after July 15th are non-refundable, however the registration can be transferred to a donation to the synagogue.
Social distancing and mask wearing will be required at all times (with the exception of during lunch). Please indicate when registering if you are vaccinated.  Each artist will be seated at an individual table.

To register, click here.

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Aug
17
Tue
From the White House to the Sea: A Calligrapher’s Journey
Aug 17 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

All are invited to attend a free presentation highlighting stories and art from the studio of former White House calligrapher Rick Paulus at Congregation Beth Israel on Tuesday, August 17, at 5:30pm.

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Aug
20
Fri
Online Friday Noon Study Group
Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Online Friday Noon Study Group

Friday, August 6, 12-1

This week our study group will begin its examination of the life and legacy of Julius Rosenwald, CEO of Sears, Roebuck and noted Jewish philanthropist who helped to establish over 5,000 schools for African-American children throughout the American South. For the next several weeks we will be discussing Hasia Diner’s Julius Rosenwald: Repairing the World, (Yale University Press ”Jewish Lives” Series, 2017) which is available on a number of internet outlets.  For a brief preview of this text, you can access a 20-minute podcast from Yale’s ”Jewish Lives” at https://www.jewishlives.org/podcast.

This Friday, we’ll start out with a general overview of  Rosenwald, based on what participants may already know or have read about Rosenwald.  Below is a list of videos which offer brief snapshots of his life and contributions.  It would be helpful if participants viewed a few of these videos prior to our discussion on 8/6.

Julius Rosenwald and His Gifts to America’s Well-Being:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68JO3qo2oUU
How Rosenwald schools transformed African-American education in the rural South:
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/rosenwald-schools-transformed-african-american-education-in-the-rural-south/
Rosenwald Schools: Helping Communities Help Themselves
https://www.ncpedia.org/rosenwald-schools-helping-communities-k-8
The Fight to Preserve Rosenwald Schools
 https://www.edweek.org/leadership/video-the-fight-to-preserve-rosenwald-schools/2021/07
New film profiles little-known Jewish philanthropist who built African-American schools:
https://www.statesboroherald.com/churches/faith/new-film-profiles-little-known-jewish-philanthropist
Trailer of Aviva Kempner film:
https://hewlett.org/a-look-at-the-life-and-legacy-of-philanthropist-julius-rosenwald/
Author Eli Evans on why Julius Rosenwald is not well known
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xbi5WGRHZAk
1-hour Video: Hasia R. Diner on the philanthropic legacy of Julius Rosenwald
https://www.jewishlives.org/blog/2021/6/29/video-hasia-r-diner-on-the-philanthropic-legacy-of-julius-rosenwald

We will begin discussing the opening chapters of Diner’s biography when we meet on August 13.  Our informal discussion group meets online via Zoom every Friday from 12 – 1.  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise.  If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.  

 
 

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