CBI Events Calendar

Mar
29
Sun
Torah on Tap @ Archetype Brewing
Mar 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

What’s Really on Trial During Impeachment?

Unless you’ve been out of the country for the last several weeks, you probably know that there’s some pretty important proceedings taking place in our nation’s capitol. In the 230-year history of the American presidency, only two sitting presidents have been impeached. President Trump may well be the third. The historicity of the proceedings, however, pale in comparison to real underlying battle. This is not just an investigation to determine whether impeachable offenses occurred; it is a tug war between strength and morality, and it’s as old as humanity itself.

Join us this Sunday as we look at the dynamics of accountability from a Jewish perspective. More specifically, we will consider one very particular confrontation involving Rabbi Shimon ben Shetach and King Yannai.

“Why is a king of Israel “not judged” [Mishnah Sanhedrin 2:1]? Because of what once happened.” 

Intrigued? Wait until you see how many parallels there are between this 2,100-year-old Talmudic tale and what is happening now in our country. To see how the story unfolds and to unlock the universal lessons it holds, join us this Sunday at Archetype Brewing (the former Habitat Tavern, 174 Broadway St., Asheville). Rabbi Justin will help us understand this epic power struggle between the executive and legislative branches of ancient Israel.

This program is free and open to all. Differing opinions are not only welcomed but encouraged. Non-alcoholic beverages are available, there is ample parking in the Moog Music parking lot off Bordeau Pl.

Looking forward to seeing you there!!

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!

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Apr
9
Thu
Second Night Community Seder at CBI
Apr 9 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

CBI Second-Night Seder

Celebrate Pesah with your CBI family on Thursday, April 9 at 6:30pm. Enjoy a delicious, kosher-for-Passover meal prepared by our CBI caterer, Kathy McMullin, as we recount the Passover story. Register soon, as space is limited! Cost is $36 for adults and $18 for children 15 and younger.

Menu

Appetizer Course:
Matzo Ball Soup
Gefilte Fish

Main Course:
Lemon-Parsley Salmon
Broccoli and Potato Kugel
Tzimmes
Green Salad with Vinaigrette Dressing

Dessert:
Apple Cake
Orange Cake
Macaroons
Coffee and Tea service

And of course, a traditional Seder plate at every table!

Please note: menu subject to change depending on ingredient availability. Please inform the office in advance of any food allergies. 

Register here or by mailing payment to CBI at 229 Murdock Ave., Asheville, NC 28804.

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Apr
20
Mon
Yom HaShoah Community Observance at CBI
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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Apr
24
Fri
Rabbi Address: Scholar in Residence Weekend
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Scholar in Residence Weekend with Rabbi Address

Friday, Erev Shabbat, April 24, at CBI

6:30pm-7:30pm  – Kabbalat Shabbat Service  – Rabbi Address will give a short talk

7:30-8:30pm – Dessert Oneg, Rabbi Address will speak on “Embracing a New Jewish Future”

Other Programs with Rabbi Address:

Saturday, April 25, at CBI

9:30am-12:00pm  – Shabbat Service Rabbi Address will give a short talk on the Torah portion

12:00-1:00pm – Kiddush luncheon

1:00-2:30pm – Rabbi Address will speak on “Creating Rituals For Life’s Third Stage”

Sunday, April 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am at CBHT
43 N. Liberty St.  Asheville, NC 28801

10:00-11:00am – Light brunch in Dave Hall, Rabbi Address will speak on “The Art of Caregiving”

11:00-11:30am – Panel Discussion, local caregiving resources

Moderator:  Ali Climo

Invited Panel:  Jessica Whitehill (Jewish Family Services), Ruth Price (Land of Sky Area Agency on Aging), Juanita Igo (Council on Aging of Buncombe County)

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Apr
25
Sat
Rabbi Address: Creating Rituals For Life’s Third Stage @ Congregation Beth Israel
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Scholar in Residence Weekend with Rabbi Address

Saturday, April 25, at CBI

9:30am-12:00pm  – Shabbat Service Rabbi Address will give a short talk on the Torah portion

12:00-1:00pm – Kiddush luncheon

1:00-2:30pm – Rabbi Address will speak on “Creating Rituals For Life’s Third Stage”

Other Programs with Rabbi Address
Sunday, April 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am at CBHT
43 N. Liberty St.  Asheville, NC 28801

Scholar in Residence Weekend with Rabbi Address

10:00-11:00am – Light brunch in Dave Hall, Rabbi Address will speak on “The Art of Caregiving”

11:00-11:30am – Panel Discussion, local caregiving resources

Moderator:  Ali Climo

Invited Panel:  Jessica Whitehill (Jewish Family Services), Ruth Price (Land of Sky Area Agency on Aging), Juanita Igo (Council on Aging of Buncombe County)

 

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Apr
26
Sun
Rabbi Address: The Art of Caregiving (at CBHT) @ Congregation Beth HaTephila
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Scholar in Residence Weekend with Rabbi Address
Sunday, April 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am at CBHT
43 N. Liberty St.  Asheville, NC 28801

10:00-11:00am – Light brunch in Dave Hall, Rabbi Address will speak on “The Art of Caregiving”

11:00-11:30am – Panel Discussion, local caregiving resources

Moderator:  Ali Climo

Invited Panel:  Jessica Whitehill (Jewish Family Services), Ruth Price (Land of Sky Area Agency on Aging), Juanita Igo (Council on Aging of Buncombe County )

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Torah on Tap @ Archetype Brewing
Apr 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

What’s Really on Trial During Impeachment?

Unless you’ve been out of the country for the last several weeks, you probably know that there’s some pretty important proceedings taking place in our nation’s capitol. In the 230-year history of the American presidency, only two sitting presidents have been impeached. President Trump may well be the third. The historicity of the proceedings, however, pale in comparison to real underlying battle. This is not just an investigation to determine whether impeachable offenses occurred; it is a tug war between strength and morality, and it’s as old as humanity itself.

Join us this Sunday as we look at the dynamics of accountability from a Jewish perspective. More specifically, we will consider one very particular confrontation involving Rabbi Shimon ben Shetach and King Yannai.

“Why is a king of Israel “not judged” [Mishnah Sanhedrin 2:1]? Because of what once happened.” 

Intrigued? Wait until you see how many parallels there are between this 2,100-year-old Talmudic tale and what is happening now in our country. To see how the story unfolds and to unlock the universal lessons it holds, join us this Sunday at Archetype Brewing (the former Habitat Tavern, 174 Broadway St., Asheville). Rabbi Justin will help us understand this epic power struggle between the executive and legislative branches of ancient Israel.

This program is free and open to all. Differing opinions are not only welcomed but encouraged. Non-alcoholic beverages are available, there is ample parking in the Moog Music parking lot off Bordeau Pl.

Looking forward to seeing you there!!

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!

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May
24
Sun
Music on Murdock Concert: Musical Mothers
May 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join pianist Daniel Weiser of AmiciMusic for some wonderful piano trios by women composers—called “Musical Mothers.”  Dan will be accompanied by a talented brother/sister violinist/cellist team from Baltimore, and will perform works by Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Cecile Chaminade, Amy Beach, and more.  Don’t miss some really good music that has been sadly neglected!
Details TBA.
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May
31
Sun
Torah on Tap @ Archetype Brewing
May 31 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

What’s Really on Trial During Impeachment?

Unless you’ve been out of the country for the last several weeks, you probably know that there’s some pretty important proceedings taking place in our nation’s capitol. In the 230-year history of the American presidency, only two sitting presidents have been impeached. President Trump may well be the third. The historicity of the proceedings, however, pale in comparison to real underlying battle. This is not just an investigation to determine whether impeachable offenses occurred; it is a tug war between strength and morality, and it’s as old as humanity itself.

Join us this Sunday as we look at the dynamics of accountability from a Jewish perspective. More specifically, we will consider one very particular confrontation involving Rabbi Shimon ben Shetach and King Yannai.

“Why is a king of Israel “not judged” [Mishnah Sanhedrin 2:1]? Because of what once happened.” 

Intrigued? Wait until you see how many parallels there are between this 2,100-year-old Talmudic tale and what is happening now in our country. To see how the story unfolds and to unlock the universal lessons it holds, join us this Sunday at Archetype Brewing (the former Habitat Tavern, 174 Broadway St., Asheville). Rabbi Justin will help us understand this epic power struggle between the executive and legislative branches of ancient Israel.

This program is free and open to all. Differing opinions are not only welcomed but encouraged. Non-alcoholic beverages are available, there is ample parking in the Moog Music parking lot off Bordeau Pl.

Looking forward to seeing you there!!

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!

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One Light Honoring Jacobys/Kessler
May 31 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us in honoring longtime CBI members Caren Kessler,  Jay and Marlene Jacoby for their years of service to our congregation on Sunday, May 31 at Congregation Beth Israel.

5:30-6:15pm – Cocktail Hour/Reception/Silent Auction

6:30-8:00pm – Catered Dinner & program

8:00 – 9:00pm – Dessert/Jazz/Silent Auction

Please consider becoming a One Light sponsor.  Explore sponsorship opportunities here.

Tickets $75.

Please consider making an additional donation here to help defray ticket costs for those needing financial assistance to attend.

Please inform the CBI office at (828) 252-8660 or admin@bethisraelnc.org if you have special dietary needs or have seating requests.  While seating requests can not be guaranteed, we will make every effort to honor them when possible.

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