CBI Events Calendar

Jewish Jazz Concert – AmiciMusic
Jun 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Amici Music  – Steve Loew, clarinet; Dan Weiser. piano


Jewish Jazz:  Great Connections Between Jazz and Klezmer Music

Works by Joplin, Goodman, Kovacs, Gershwin and more.

on Thursday, June 2 at 7:30pm at CBI

AmiciMusic returns to Congregation Beth Israel on Thursday, June 2 at 7:30pm for another thrilling program entitled “JEWISH JAZZ” featuring clarinetist Steve Loew and pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser.  They will highlight some fascinating connections between Klezmer music and early American Jazz as many of the new immigrant Jews in New York City in the first decades of the 20th century fused the sounds of the Synagogue and their own Klezmer folk music with the new Ragtime and Blues that came up with the great African-American migration from the South to produce a new and distinctly American sound—Jazz.  Dr. Weiser will talk about these many interconnections and they will perform great music by Benny Goodman, Scott Joplin, Lev Kogan, Bela Kovacs, George Gershwin, and more, including a wonderful arrangement of “Rhapsody in Blue.”   Seats are only $25 in advance or $30 at the door.  Children 18 and under are free.  For more information and to reserve your seats now, visit:  https://www.amicimusic.org/concert/jewish-jazz-4/.For more information click Jewish Jazz 6.2.22.

To purchase advance tickets, click here.


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CBI’s Second Annual CBI Golf Classic
Jun 3 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Second Annual CBI Golf Classic – Vying for the Kiddush Cup!
Friday June 3, 2022 at 9:30am shotgun start, scramble play and on course contests
Springdale Golf Club
Includes light breakfast, snacks, lunch, contests, prizes, IN PERSON and, oh yeah- golf too!
$125 per registration
$160 for the “Classic” registration package which includes $40 worth of extras (most accurate, closest to the pin, 3 mulligans, and 5 raffle tickets)
Register by 5/17/2022 by calling 828-252-8660, or click here.
(Proceeds benefit Congregation Beth Israel)

CBI Golf Classic Sponsorship Opportunities

Thank you for considering a sponsorship of our upcoming golf tournament.
This fundraiser for our synagogue is a wonderful way to support our
community, raise brand awareness AND have some fun!
 $1,500 Presenting Eagle Sponsorship (maximum of 2)
Two foursomes in the tournament
Logo as Presenting sponsor on all tournament materials
Logo on Tournament Swag item
Tee Sign with your logo
Opportunity to include promotional materials in registration packet
Four additional Guests for Lunch & Awards
 $1,000 Birdie Sponsorship
One foursome in the tournament
Participants will get raffle tickets and mulligans
Listed as a sponsor on all tournament materials
Tee Sign with your logo
Opportunity to include promotional materials in registration packet
Four additional Guests for Lunch & Awards
 $250 Mulligan Sponsorship
Your logo on the Mulligan Certificates
 $100 Tee Sponsor
Tee Sign with your Logo

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Fabric Explorations Artist Workshop
Jul 31 @ 9:30 am – Aug 3 @ 4:30 pm


An Independent Jewish Community

invites you to participate in the 2022 Artist-in-Residence Workshop


With Suzie Beringer

Asheville, North Carolina   July 31 – August 4, 2022

Have you always wanted to create on fabric, but didn’t know where or how to begin? This workshop will take away those mysteries and you will see what exciting possibilities designing on fabric can bring

Beth Israel is excited to announce Fabric Explorations, an opportunity to explore and learn with Suzie Beringer, working to combine strong, simple illustrations and abstractions to be enhanced with accents and textures of lettering, all on fabric! Suzie is a freelance letter artist with over 30 years calligraphic experience and a degree in Commercial Art. If you’ve worked on fabric before, you know how adaptable and forgiving it can be. If you haven’t worked with fabric, you will be surprised and delighted in its characteristics as a substrate. Strong layout and design will go a long way and whether you are familiar with lettering or not, the enhancements we learn will surely add an element of depth to your explorations!

A good quality muslin acts as a tightly knit canvas, priming itself with each layer. Using this as our base, the focus of this workshop will be on surface design. Suzie will guide us in preparing an effective design, whether pictorial or abstract. Previous calligraphic experience  is not necessary, but our works will also be layered with lettering as we learn to balance with the colors and movement in our layouts while adding a delicate sense of depth  and texture. Lettering can range from your own journaling script to a simple mono line,    a textured effect, or any other hand you may want to incorporate!

Suzie will share with you many different finished samples that were done on fabric to help inspire you. This workshop will enable you to dive in with confidence and walk away with enough tools in your pocket to continue that play.

Suzie Beringer is a lettering artist who makes her home in the Pacific Northwest. With a degree in commercial art and a life-time passion for calligraphy, she is constantly exploring new possibilities and pushing herself creatively. Her work has been published in Letter Arts Review as well as other publications. As a teacher she loves to share her passion for mark making and design with others. As an artist Suzie loves the challenge and discovery that lettering on different surfaces brings. It has been said, that if something around her doesn’t move quickly enough it may end up with letters on it! You can see more of her work on Instagram:  penstrokedesignstudio


LOCATION: Congregation Beth Israel • 229 Murdock Avenue, Asheville, NC 28804 DATES: Monday, August 1 – Wednesday, August 4, 2022 • 9:30am—4:30pm

Early Bird (by May 15) registration fee is $365 including all supplies.
Registration fee (by July 1) is $415 including all supplies.

Mail check payable to: Congregation Beth Israel (CBI)

229 Murdock Avenue Asheville, NC 28804.

Please include your Name, address, email, cell phone.

Follow this handy link for online registration.

For registration questions, call CBI office 828-252-8660, or email admin@bethisraelnc.org

A vegetarian lunch will be provided daily. Coffee, tea, and water available throughout each day. Participants may bring snacks to share. No meat may be brought into the synagogue.

This workshop is limited to 18 participants

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations made prior to June 1 are refundable, less a $50 administrative charge. Cancellations made until June 30, 2022 are eligible for a 50% refund. Cancellations made after July 1 are non-refundable, however the registration can be transferred to a donation to the synagogue.

Current COVID-19 policy will be followed based on recommended CDC guidelines at the time. Social           distancing will be possible. Each artist will be seated at an individual table.

For questions regarding this workshop, please call organizer, Sally Gooze 828-772-0222.

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