CBI Events Calendar

Feb
14
Fri
Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI
Feb 14 @ 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
15
Sat
Elliot Tocaben Bar Mitzvah
Feb 15 @ 9:30 am – 12:15 pm
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Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Feb 15 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

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.

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Youth Shabbat
Feb 15 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Children and teens are invited to join Josefa Briant for a youth service in the small sanctuary at 10:45am.  Later we’ll join the congregation in the main sanctuary to participate in part of the Musaf service.  All are welcome!

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

February 28 and March 6, 2020 12-1

Our group will NOT meet on Friday, February 28.

Last Friday our group discussed Rabbi Wolpe’s claim (in response to some of his atheist opponents) that “unaided by emotion, by vision, reason is a poor compass with which to navigate the world. . . . To fashion a reason that will help us survive, the world needs God” (Ch. 5 of Why Faith Matters).  We then moved on to Chapter 6 and Wolpe’s perspectives on “Reading the Bible.”  Much of the material in this chapter has been the topic of discussion before:  the Bible speaks anew to each receptive spirit in each age; the Bible is an ever-evolving text that cannot be paraphrased; the Bible must be reinterpreted in every generation; the Bible can’t be evaluated in a single reading; the Bible offers different messages depending upon the care with which it is read and upon the reader’s approach.  Perhaps the most important takeaway from this chapter is Wolpe’s observation that reading the Bible offers us ways of seeing the world, and his claim that “Faith is not a proposition but an orientation to the universe.”

When we meet on March 6, we’ll complete our discussion Rabbi Wolpe’s book with a look at Chapters 7 and 8:   “Is Religion Good for You?” and “Why Faith Matters.”  To supplement our discussion, participants are encouraged to read Isaac Bashevis Singer’s short story, “Gimpel the Fool,” which can be found at the following link:

http://www.bolles.org/uploaded/2016-17_Summer_Reading/Upper_School/Sophomore_Summer_Reading/Gimpel_Singer_2016_HONORS.pdf

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 noon study group discussions.  If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

Please note that our group will take a week off for good behavior and will NOT meet on March 13.  We will resume on March 20, when we take on a new topic, Writings of the Apostle Paul.

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Feb
22
Sat
Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Feb 22 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

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.

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Feb
23
Sun
Shabbat Greeters Training
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

CBI’s warm welcome of visitors is one of our hallmarks.  Come learn to be a Shabbat greeter!

Please RSVP to the CBI office by noon on Friday, February 21 if you plan to attend this session.

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