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
7
Sat
Saturday Morning In-Person and Online Services
Aug 7 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for Shabbat morning services in-person or via Zoom every Saturday morning at 9:30am.

Masks and social distancing are still required for all services that are likely to include singing and chanting.
Masks and social distancing are optional for all smaller, non-singing/chanting gatherings for fully vaccinated individuals.
Unvaccinated adults should always wear a mask.
Beginning with Saturday July 3rd, we will return to holding Shabbat morning services every Shabbat.  You will still be required to register in advance to attend services in the event that contract tracing should become necessary.  You can register online through the Wednesday weekly eblast.  If you’d like to receive the weekly eblast, click here.

Join the Zoom service by going to Our Virtual Community page here, then scroll down and click on the blue Saturday Morning Service button.

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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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Online Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI
Aug 13 @ 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 us for Kabbalat Shabbat services via Zoom.  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.

You can join the service by going to Our Virtual Community here, then scroll down and click on the blue Kabbalat Shabbat Service button.

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.

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Aug
14
Sat
Saturday Morning In-Person and Online Services
Aug 14 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for Shabbat morning services in-person or via Zoom every Saturday morning at 9:30am.

Masks and social distancing are still required for all services that are likely to include singing and chanting.
Masks and social distancing are optional for all smaller, non-singing/chanting gatherings for fully vaccinated individuals.
Unvaccinated adults should always wear a mask.
Beginning with Saturday July 3rd, we will return to holding Shabbat morning services every Shabbat.  You will still be required to register in advance to attend services in the event that contract tracing should become necessary.  You can register online through the Wednesday weekly eblast.  If you’d like to receive the weekly eblast, click here.

Join the Zoom service by going to Our Virtual Community page here, then scroll down and click on the blue Saturday Morning Service button.

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