Join us for a participatory, high-energy Shabbat service, sure to inspire, uplift, educate and engage. Be sure to hang around for food and schmoozing at our Kiddish lunch.
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 (usually) on the first and third Sunday of each month from 1pm – 3pm. No previous meditation experience necessary. This opportunity is free and open to all. Congregation Beth Ha Tephila, 43 North Liberty Street in North Asheville.
Join us on the last Sunday of the month at Archetype Brewing (dowtown north) for a refreshing and often provocative discussion over a pint (or two) of great brew. Each month, we take on a new topic – often ripped from the headlines of today’s news. We spend the first 45 minutes wrapping our arms around it, defining it, dissecting and analyzing it from various viewpoints. Then we spend the rest of the time discussing it from Judaism’s point of view.
- What’s Judaism’s take on universal healthcare?
- Would Moses walk the streets of Chicago today packing heat?
- Is it okay to punch a white supremacist?
Torah on Tap gives us a chance to learn, vent, share and, most of all, understand what 4,000 years of cultural development, debate and dialogue has to say about some of the issues that confront us today. Torah on Tap is free and open to all. Varying viewpoints are not only welcome, but encouraged.
In addition to drinks, Archetype also offers small, locally-made bites available for purchase, including Poppy Popcorn, Asheville Pretzel Company pretzels, and Hickory Nut Gap Farm meat sticks. Plenty of parking in the rear.
See you there!
Dinner and a Movie at CBI presents
Sunday July 28th Dairy/Pareve Pot Luck at 6:00 Movie starts at 6:45
Join CBI family and friends for a vegetarian potluck dinner at 6:00pm followed by a film at 6:45pm and discussion following the film.
Julia Jarmond, an American journalist married to a Frenchman, is commissioned to write an
article about the notorious Vel d’Hiv round up, which took place in Paris, in 1942. She stumbles
upon a family secret which will link her forever to the destiny of a young Jewish girl, Sarah. Julia
learns that the apartment she and her husband Bertrand plan to move into was acquired by
Bertrand’s family when its Jewish occupants were dispossessed and deported 60 years before.
She resolves to find out what happened to the former occupants: Wladyslaw and Rywka
Starzynski, parents of 10-year-old Sarah and four-year-old Michel. The more Julia discovers –
especially about Sarah, the only member of the Starzynski family to survive – the more she
uncovers about Bertrand’s family, about France and, finally, herself. — (C) Official Site