CBI Events Calendar

Dec
16
Sun
Y.E.P Multi-Generational Program (December) @ TBD
Dec 16 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Y.E.P Multi-Generational Program (December) @ TBD

Once a month (usually the last Sunday of the month), the CBI Youth Engagement Program (Y.E.P) brings the entire family together for a multi-generational learning opportunity. This special event features diverse, hands-on activities centered around a core theme or event.  Parents and their kids are guided by Y.E.P staff, including Rabbi Justin, through a coordinated cycle of discovery designed to bring the family closer together and instill a love of Jewish learning.

Y.E.P Multi-generational programs are often held off site. Participating families will receive notifications of each program in advance.

To learn more about CBI’s unique multi-generational learning component, we invite you to contact the office or email Y.E.P Coordinator, Ken Vallario.

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CJJ Social
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join Us as We Come Together for an Afternoon of Inspiring Conversation

 December 16 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Carolina Jews for Justice/West (CJJ/W) hopes you can join us from 2 to 4 p.m. on December 16 at Congregation Beth HaTephila, 23 North Liberty Street, Asheville, as we come together for the afternoon.

 

With Hanukkah behind us and the New Year approaching, we would like you to join us for an afternoon of conversation, a chance to meet some new  people, and a nosh as we  look back on the year and reflect on what’s ahead.

 

Who knows who you’ll meet and what interesting conversation you might strike up?

 

Please RSVP to  cjjwest@carolinajewsforjustice.org.

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Dec
21
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Dec 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Friday Noon Study Group

Friday, July 26, 12:00-1:00 

The publication, Sh’ma Now, hosted by the Jewish Forward magazine, curates a monthly distilled “conversation” bringing together several voices around a single theme. These voices cross the spectrum of Judaism — secular and religious, communal and non-partisan, engaged and striving. Participants in our study group will have an opportunity to join in this conversation.  Our focus is on ideas — their complexity and range, and how they inform action.
Last week, we discussed the concept of Makom Kodesh, Making a place sacred.  Participants shared their thoughts on what makes spaces holy:  location? what happens or happened there?  what we do there to welcome God’s presence, or the practice of Godliness.

This week, July 26, we will discuss the Jewish tradition of

Generosity of the Heart:  N’div Lev | נְדִיב  לֵב

We invite you to explore several readings on this topic posted at:
                        https://forward.com/shma-now/ndiv-lev/

After our session on July 26, the Noon Study Group will take a short recess.  We will resume our discussions on August 23 when we begin a discussion of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’s To Heal a Fractured World:  The Ethics of Responsibility.  Stay tuned to this web site for details. 

Our informal discussion group meets every Friday from 12-1, in the CBI Library.  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise or attendance at previous Friday study group sessions.     If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

 

 

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Dec
28
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Dec 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Friday Noon Study Group

Friday, July 26, 12:00-1:00 

The publication, Sh’ma Now, hosted by the Jewish Forward magazine, curates a monthly distilled “conversation” bringing together several voices around a single theme. These voices cross the spectrum of Judaism — secular and religious, communal and non-partisan, engaged and striving. Participants in our study group will have an opportunity to join in this conversation.  Our focus is on ideas — their complexity and range, and how they inform action.
Last week, we discussed the concept of Makom Kodesh, Making a place sacred.  Participants shared their thoughts on what makes spaces holy:  location? what happens or happened there?  what we do there to welcome God’s presence, or the practice of Godliness.

This week, July 26, we will discuss the Jewish tradition of

Generosity of the Heart:  N’div Lev | נְדִיב  לֵב

We invite you to explore several readings on this topic posted at:
                        https://forward.com/shma-now/ndiv-lev/

After our session on July 26, the Noon Study Group will take a short recess.  We will resume our discussions on August 23 when we begin a discussion of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’s To Heal a Fractured World:  The Ethics of Responsibility.  Stay tuned to this web site for details. 

Our informal discussion group meets every Friday from 12-1, in the CBI Library.  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise or attendance at previous Friday study group sessions.     If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

 

 

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Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI
Dec 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Join CBI families and kids, members and visitors of all ages as we come together to welcome Shabbat with prayer, song and inspiration.

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Jan
2
Wed
Exec Committee Meeting
Jan 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
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Jan
4
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Jan 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Friday Noon Study Group

Friday, July 26, 12:00-1:00 

The publication, Sh’ma Now, hosted by the Jewish Forward magazine, curates a monthly distilled “conversation” bringing together several voices around a single theme. These voices cross the spectrum of Judaism — secular and religious, communal and non-partisan, engaged and striving. Participants in our study group will have an opportunity to join in this conversation.  Our focus is on ideas — their complexity and range, and how they inform action.
Last week, we discussed the concept of Makom Kodesh, Making a place sacred.  Participants shared their thoughts on what makes spaces holy:  location? what happens or happened there?  what we do there to welcome God’s presence, or the practice of Godliness.

This week, July 26, we will discuss the Jewish tradition of

Generosity of the Heart:  N’div Lev | נְדִיב  לֵב

We invite you to explore several readings on this topic posted at:
                        https://forward.com/shma-now/ndiv-lev/

After our session on July 26, the Noon Study Group will take a short recess.  We will resume our discussions on August 23 when we begin a discussion of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’s To Heal a Fractured World:  The Ethics of Responsibility.  Stay tuned to this web site for details. 

Our informal discussion group meets every Friday from 12-1, in the CBI Library.  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise or attendance at previous Friday study group sessions.     If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

 

 

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Sorry – Shabbatluck at Ali & Sebastian’s is full
Jan 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Sorry, folks, the January Shabbatluck at Ali & Sebastian’s filled up very quickly since seating was limited to 10 people.  We’ll try to find a larger venue for February’s Shabbatluck.

Please contact Julie Sherman or Patti Frankel if you might be interested in hosting in the future.

Have you been wanting to celebrate Shabbat in the comfort of home? Have you been craving the connection of community? Then join us for our  monthly First Friday CBI Home Shabbatlucks! This month’s gathering is being hosted at Ali Climo and Sebatian Matthews’ home in East Asheville.

We will be coming together as a community of friends to celebrate Shabbat in the comfort of home with candle-lighting, singing, and a potluck. People of all ages are welcome to attend! Due to size constraints, This month is limited to 10 attendees.

 

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Jan
5
Sat
Bar Mitzvah Elijah Caro @ Congregation Beth Israel
Jan 5 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
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Jan
8
Tue
Tu BiShvat Seder 5779
Jan 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Jan
10
Thu
CBI Board meeting
Jan 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
CBI Board meeting
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Jan
11
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Jan 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Friday Noon Study Group

Friday, July 26, 12:00-1:00 

The publication, Sh’ma Now, hosted by the Jewish Forward magazine, curates a monthly distilled “conversation” bringing together several voices around a single theme. These voices cross the spectrum of Judaism — secular and religious, communal and non-partisan, engaged and striving. Participants in our study group will have an opportunity to join in this conversation.  Our focus is on ideas — their complexity and range, and how they inform action.
Last week, we discussed the concept of Makom Kodesh, Making a place sacred.  Participants shared their thoughts on what makes spaces holy:  location? what happens or happened there?  what we do there to welcome God’s presence, or the practice of Godliness.

This week, July 26, we will discuss the Jewish tradition of

Generosity of the Heart:  N’div Lev | נְדִיב  לֵב

We invite you to explore several readings on this topic posted at:
                        https://forward.com/shma-now/ndiv-lev/

After our session on July 26, the Noon Study Group will take a short recess.  We will resume our discussions on August 23 when we begin a discussion of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’s To Heal a Fractured World:  The Ethics of Responsibility.  Stay tuned to this web site for details. 

Our informal discussion group meets every Friday from 12-1, in the CBI Library.  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise or attendance at previous Friday study group sessions.     If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

 

 

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Family Shabbat @ CBI
Jan 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Family Shabbat @ CBI | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Families, kids, and different generations come together to welcome Shabbat with prayer and song and share in a potluck.

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Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI
Jan 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Join us in welcoming Shabbat with prayer and song.

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Jan
18
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Jan 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Friday Noon Study Group

Friday, July 26, 12:00-1:00 

The publication, Sh’ma Now, hosted by the Jewish Forward magazine, curates a monthly distilled “conversation” bringing together several voices around a single theme. These voices cross the spectrum of Judaism — secular and religious, communal and non-partisan, engaged and striving. Participants in our study group will have an opportunity to join in this conversation.  Our focus is on ideas — their complexity and range, and how they inform action.
Last week, we discussed the concept of Makom Kodesh, Making a place sacred.  Participants shared their thoughts on what makes spaces holy:  location? what happens or happened there?  what we do there to welcome God’s presence, or the practice of Godliness.

This week, July 26, we will discuss the Jewish tradition of

Generosity of the Heart:  N’div Lev | נְדִיב  לֵב

We invite you to explore several readings on this topic posted at:
                        https://forward.com/shma-now/ndiv-lev/

After our session on July 26, the Noon Study Group will take a short recess.  We will resume our discussions on August 23 when we begin a discussion of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’s To Heal a Fractured World:  The Ethics of Responsibility.  Stay tuned to this web site for details. 

Our informal discussion group meets every Friday from 12-1, in the CBI Library.  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise or attendance at previous Friday study group sessions.     If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

 

 

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Jan
19
Sat
Youth Shabbat @ CBI
Jan 19 @ 10:45 am – 12:30 pm
Youth Shabbat @ CBI | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Once a month, children, parents and youths of all ages are invited to join Josefa Briant in the small sanctuary for a kid-friendly, family-friendly introduction to the joy of Shabbat. Make sure to stick around for Shabbat kiddush for shmoozing and lunch!  

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Jan
20
Sun
Y.E.P Multi-Generational Tu-B’Shvat Experience and Open House @ CBI
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Y.E.P Multi-Generational Tu-B'Shvat Experience and Open House @ CBI | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Each month, CBI’s unique Youth Education Program (Y.E.P) provides an opportunity for the young and young-at-heart to experience, think and learn from each other as we connect the timelessness of the Jewish calendar to the sacredness of the Earth!

On January 20th, the topic is Tu B’shvat.

Meet, Discover and Do

The morning starts by sending teams of adults and kids off on a wild Tu B’shvat-themed Scavenger Hunt. Afterwards, we’ll work through a series of age-appropriate interactive nature rotations.

  • Assemble a giant tree puzzle
  • See how Torah and Judaism are like a tree
  • Create a nature-based skit to share with everyone during the Seder
  • Learn about the role of blessings and add yours to our Community Torah
  • Plant parsley to take home and use during your Passover Seder

For the final 45 minutes, we will come together as a community for a Tu B’svhat Seder that holds life lessons learned from the personalities of plants and trees.

Visitors and Guests Welcome

This program is also a great opportunity for families interested in our Youth Education Program to see what we’re all about. The Tu B’Shvat program is free and open. Meet Rabbi Justin Goldstein and Ken Vallario, CBI Youth Education Coordinator, they;ll be on hand to answer any questions you have. Enroll your child in this dynamic Jewish learning experience. We look forward to welcoming you into the CBI family.

Arrive early so you don’t miss a thing

We’ll start promptly at 10am, so we encouage you to arrive early.

Regardless of your age, CBI’s monthly Y.E.P multi-generational programs enable you to re-discover the beauty and wonder of Judaism through the eyes and heart of a child!

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Jewish Meditation & Chant Circle (at CBHT) @ Congregation Beth HaTephila
Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Jewish Meditation & Chant Circle (at CBHT) @ Congregation Beth HaTephila | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

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 infuing 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 Libery Street in North Asheville.

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Tu BiShvat Seder 5779
Jan 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Jan
25
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Friday Noon Study Group

Friday, July 26, 12:00-1:00 

The publication, Sh’ma Now, hosted by the Jewish Forward magazine, curates a monthly distilled “conversation” bringing together several voices around a single theme. These voices cross the spectrum of Judaism — secular and religious, communal and non-partisan, engaged and striving. Participants in our study group will have an opportunity to join in this conversation.  Our focus is on ideas — their complexity and range, and how they inform action.
Last week, we discussed the concept of Makom Kodesh, Making a place sacred.  Participants shared their thoughts on what makes spaces holy:  location? what happens or happened there?  what we do there to welcome God’s presence, or the practice of Godliness.

This week, July 26, we will discuss the Jewish tradition of

Generosity of the Heart:  N’div Lev | נְדִיב  לֵב

We invite you to explore several readings on this topic posted at:
                        https://forward.com/shma-now/ndiv-lev/

After our session on July 26, the Noon Study Group will take a short recess.  We will resume our discussions on August 23 when we begin a discussion of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’s To Heal a Fractured World:  The Ethics of Responsibility.  Stay tuned to this web site for details. 

Our informal discussion group meets every Friday from 12-1, in the CBI Library.  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise or attendance at previous Friday study group sessions.     If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

 

 

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Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Join CBI families and kids, members and visitors of all ages as we come together to welcome Shabbat with prayer, song and inspiration.

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Jan
27
Sun
CBI Tribute Book Photo Shoot
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Rededication Tribute Book

Share a photo and a message with your CBI family to mark the occasion of our return to our renovated building!

Photographer Laurie Johnson will be available on three dates for photo shoots here at CBI:  1/27, 2/3, and 2/24, 10:00am-1:00pm.

Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this special occasion!

 

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Torah on Tap: The Attraction of Belonging @ Habitat Tavern and Commons
Jan 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Torah on Tap: The Attraction of Belonging @ Habitat Tavern and Commons | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Whether you consider Judaism a religion, culture, ethnicity, social group or stomach condition – the decision to identify and engage with it is deeply personal. Within the same family unit, there are individuals for whom Judaism is a core part of their lives while others will have nothing to do with it. There are those who drift away slowly and many who embrace it more fully as they age.

Of course this is hardly unique to Jews. The same can be said of any religion or cultural group: Christianity, Buddhism, Islam or New Zealand Maori. Some people choose to belong — others decidedly refuse, and still others…meh. The question is why?

During this installment of Torah on Tap, we’ll take a look at The Attraction of Belonging. Join us as we put our ideas and feelings of belonging out on the table and try to understand what makes us tick.

  • Is the need to feel a part of a group simply a survival instinct?
  • Is religion, as Karl Marx would say, simply an opiate to soothe the masses?
  • Is it more enigmatic – a yearning to connect to something we can neither name nor understand?

Habitat Tavern is located on Broadway St., next door to Moog Music Inc. You can find plenty of parking at the back of the building. Torah on Tap is free and open to all. Varying viewpoints are not only welcome, but encouraged. Habitat does not serve food and their selection of non-alcoholic beverages is limited. Feel free to bring in snacks, sodas, etc.

As an FYI: This installment of Torah on Tap will, unfortunately, be our last one at Habitat, which has announced it is closing at the beginning of February. The folks at Habitat have been extremely gracious and accommodating and CBI is grateful to them for hosting us month after month for the last two years. If nothing else, please consider coming out to raise a glass and thank Jefff and his crew for everything. We wish them well.

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Feb
1
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Feb 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Friday Noon Study Group

Friday, July 26, 12:00-1:00 

The publication, Sh’ma Now, hosted by the Jewish Forward magazine, curates a monthly distilled “conversation” bringing together several voices around a single theme. These voices cross the spectrum of Judaism — secular and religious, communal and non-partisan, engaged and striving. Participants in our study group will have an opportunity to join in this conversation.  Our focus is on ideas — their complexity and range, and how they inform action.
Last week, we discussed the concept of Makom Kodesh, Making a place sacred.  Participants shared their thoughts on what makes spaces holy:  location? what happens or happened there?  what we do there to welcome God’s presence, or the practice of Godliness.

This week, July 26, we will discuss the Jewish tradition of

Generosity of the Heart:  N’div Lev | נְדִיב  לֵב

We invite you to explore several readings on this topic posted at:
                        https://forward.com/shma-now/ndiv-lev/

After our session on July 26, the Noon Study Group will take a short recess.  We will resume our discussions on August 23 when we begin a discussion of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’s To Heal a Fractured World:  The Ethics of Responsibility.  Stay tuned to this web site for details. 

Our informal discussion group meets every Friday from 12-1, in the CBI Library.  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise or attendance at previous Friday study group sessions.     If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

 

 

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Feb
3
Sun
CBI Tribute Book Photo Shoot
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Rededication Tribute Book

Share a photo and a message with your CBI family to mark the occasion of our return to our renovated building!

Photographer Laurie Johnson will be available on three dates for photo shoots here at CBI:  1/27, 2/3, and 2/24, 10:00am-1:00pm.

Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this special occasion!

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Feb
5
Tue
Exec Committee Meeting
Feb 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
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Feb
7
Thu
CBI Board Meeting
Feb 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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Feb
8
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Feb 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Friday Noon Study Group

Friday, July 26, 12:00-1:00 

The publication, Sh’ma Now, hosted by the Jewish Forward magazine, curates a monthly distilled “conversation” bringing together several voices around a single theme. These voices cross the spectrum of Judaism — secular and religious, communal and non-partisan, engaged and striving. Participants in our study group will have an opportunity to join in this conversation.  Our focus is on ideas — their complexity and range, and how they inform action.
Last week, we discussed the concept of Makom Kodesh, Making a place sacred.  Participants shared their thoughts on what makes spaces holy:  location? what happens or happened there?  what we do there to welcome God’s presence, or the practice of Godliness.

This week, July 26, we will discuss the Jewish tradition of

Generosity of the Heart:  N’div Lev | נְדִיב  לֵב

We invite you to explore several readings on this topic posted at:
                        https://forward.com/shma-now/ndiv-lev/

After our session on July 26, the Noon Study Group will take a short recess.  We will resume our discussions on August 23 when we begin a discussion of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’s To Heal a Fractured World:  The Ethics of Responsibility.  Stay tuned to this web site for details. 

Our informal discussion group meets every Friday from 12-1, in the CBI Library.  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise or attendance at previous Friday study group sessions.     If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

 

 

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Family Shabbat @ CBI
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Family Shabbat @ CBI | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Families, kids, and different generations come together to welcome Shabbat with prayer and song and share in a potluck.

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Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Join us in welcoming Shabbat with prayer and song.

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Feb
10
Sun
Literacy Council Presentation @ Congregation Beth Israel
Feb 10 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Feb
15
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Feb 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Friday Noon Study Group

Friday, July 26, 12:00-1:00 

The publication, Sh’ma Now, hosted by the Jewish Forward magazine, curates a monthly distilled “conversation” bringing together several voices around a single theme. These voices cross the spectrum of Judaism — secular and religious, communal and non-partisan, engaged and striving. Participants in our study group will have an opportunity to join in this conversation.  Our focus is on ideas — their complexity and range, and how they inform action.
Last week, we discussed the concept of Makom Kodesh, Making a place sacred.  Participants shared their thoughts on what makes spaces holy:  location? what happens or happened there?  what we do there to welcome God’s presence, or the practice of Godliness.

This week, July 26, we will discuss the Jewish tradition of

Generosity of the Heart:  N’div Lev | נְדִיב  לֵב

We invite you to explore several readings on this topic posted at:
                        https://forward.com/shma-now/ndiv-lev/

After our session on July 26, the Noon Study Group will take a short recess.  We will resume our discussions on August 23 when we begin a discussion of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’s To Heal a Fractured World:  The Ethics of Responsibility.  Stay tuned to this web site for details. 

Our informal discussion group meets every Friday from 12-1, in the CBI Library.  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise or attendance at previous Friday study group sessions.     If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

 

 

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Feb
16
Sat
Youth Shabbat @ CBI
Feb 16 @ 10:45 am – 12:30 pm
Youth Shabbat @ CBI | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

The third Saturday of each month, children, parents and youths of all ages are invited to join Josefa Briant in the small sanctuary for a kid-friendly, family-friendly introduction to the joy of Shabbat. Make sure to stick around for Shabbat kiddush for shmoozing and lunch!  

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Feb
17
Sun
Jewish Meditation & Chant Circle (at CBHT) @ Congregation Beth HaTephila
Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Jewish Meditation & Chant Circle (at CBHT) @ Congregation Beth HaTephila | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

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 infuing 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 Libery Street in North Asheville.

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Feb
22
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Friday Noon Study Group

Friday, July 26, 12:00-1:00 

The publication, Sh’ma Now, hosted by the Jewish Forward magazine, curates a monthly distilled “conversation” bringing together several voices around a single theme. These voices cross the spectrum of Judaism — secular and religious, communal and non-partisan, engaged and striving. Participants in our study group will have an opportunity to join in this conversation.  Our focus is on ideas — their complexity and range, and how they inform action.
Last week, we discussed the concept of Makom Kodesh, Making a place sacred.  Participants shared their thoughts on what makes spaces holy:  location? what happens or happened there?  what we do there to welcome God’s presence, or the practice of Godliness.

This week, July 26, we will discuss the Jewish tradition of

Generosity of the Heart:  N’div Lev | נְדִיב  לֵב

We invite you to explore several readings on this topic posted at:
                        https://forward.com/shma-now/ndiv-lev/

After our session on July 26, the Noon Study Group will take a short recess.  We will resume our discussions on August 23 when we begin a discussion of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’s To Heal a Fractured World:  The Ethics of Responsibility.  Stay tuned to this web site for details. 

Our informal discussion group meets every Friday from 12-1, in the CBI Library.  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise or attendance at previous Friday study group sessions.     If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

 

 

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Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Join CBI families and kids, members and visitors of all ages as we come together to welcome Shabbat with prayer, song and inspiration.

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Feb
23
Sat
Hasidishe Kiddush
Feb 23 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Hasidishe Kiddush

Warm your heart and soul with Torah (and schnapps…) and join together to learn Hasidic thought and wisdom on parashat ha’shavu’a, the weekly Torah portion. We’ll meet on the last Shabbat of each month, at 12:30 pm in the small sanctuary.  All are welcome.

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Feb
24
Sun
CBI Tribute Book Photo Shoot
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Rededication Tribute Book

Share a photo and a message with your CBI family to mark the occasion of our return to our renovated building!

Photographer Laurie Johnson will be available on three dates for photo shoots here at CBI:  1/27, 2/3, and 2/24, 10:00am-1:00pm.

Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this special occasion!

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YEP – Multigenerational Learning @ LOCATION TO BE ANNOUCED SOON
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
YEP - Multigenerational Learning @ LOCATION TO BE ANNOUCED SOON | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

One Sunday every month our environmental Judaism teacher Hannah Limov leads us in reconnecting our Jewish calendar to the Earth. We invite all the generations to study together and think about our future together. The Multigen portion of our YEP program is a highlight.

 

FEBRUARY EVENT WILL BE AT OUTDOOR LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON. CONTACT ADMIN FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

Please arrive early for this event!

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Feb
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Combatants for Peace Lunch
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

CBI is excited and proud to host a delegation of Israeli and Palestinian peacemakers from Combatants for Peace. We will have two events – a public event on Thursday evening February 28 from 6:30 to 9 and a private donors brunch on Thursday, February 28 at noon.

At noon on February 28 CBI will host a special catered donor’s brunch with the Combatants for Peace delegation! To attend, you may donate on the AFCFP website http://afcfp.org/, drop off a check at CBI, or make a donation at the door!

Combatants for Peace is an organization of Israelis and Palestinians who are former combatants in that struggle.

This is  an important time to support their mission of nonviolent connection and resistance to the forces that perpetuate separation, hatred and violence in the Mideast.

Two speakers from CFP are coming to Asheville February 28.

We are actively raising money to support this program.

In 2006, Israeli and Palestinian former combatants, people who had taken an active role in the conflict, laid down their weapons and established Combatants for Peace. The egalitarian, bi-national, grassroots movement was founded on the belief that the cycle of violence can only be broken when Israelis and Palestinians join forces. Combatants for Peace is the only organization, worldwide, in which former fighters on both sides of an active conflict have laid down their weapons, choosing to work together for peace and justice. They have been twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, 2017 & 2018.

The Combatants are coming to speak in Asheville on February 28th. They will be telling their personal stories of transformation from violence to nonviolence, and sharing the work that they are doing to end the occupation and bring peace to their homeland. We will have two speakers: one Israeli and one Palestinian, and also be screening a short clip of their award winning, documentary: Disturbing the Peace. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5503512/videoplayer/vi3567498777?ref_=tt_ov_vi

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