CBI Events Calendar

Oct
26
Sat
Hasidishe Kiddush
Oct 26 @ 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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Oct
27
Sun
Healing from the Tree of Life Shooting & Confronting Antisemitism: A Memorial Service & Workshop
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Yahrzeit for Tree of Life

Sunday, October 27th at Congregation Beth HaTephila, 43 North Liberty Street

Healing from the Tree of Life Shooting & Confronting Antisemitism:

A Memorial Service & Workshop

 

Tree of Life Yahrzeit Memorial Service – 2 pm in Sanctuary

Join your Jewish community for a pluralistic memorial service honoring the victims of the Tree of Life shooting. Kosher oneg to immediately follow.

Confronting Antisemitism Workshop – 3:30 pm in Unger Hall

Join us for a free workshop exploring the relationship between antisemitism, white supremacy, and white nationalism. Learn more about the antisemitism that fueled the shooting and how we can transform our grief into action.

Geared towards a mature Jewish audience. Workshop registration requested for planning purposes, but not required. Register here or via email to Maia Ross Trupin at mrosstru@gmail.com

Sponsored by Carolina Jews for Justice – West

Organized by the Asheville Southern Jewish Collective:

Ben Kohan, Deanna Goldner, Hannah Limov, Lavender Ross, Maia Ross Trupin, Marika Straw, Nechoma Morgan, & Sarah Julia Seldin

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Torah on Tap @ Archetype Brewing
Oct 27 @ 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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Dismantling the Sukkah
Oct 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Bonfire, Veggie Potluck & Torah on Tap
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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Learn to Chant Torah Class
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

LEARN TO CHANT TORAH

You, too, can learn to chant Torah portions on Shabbat! Beth Israel Synagogue
will offer a series of classes this fall on learning the ta’amei ha-mikra (Torah
cantillation marks, or trope). No previous Torah chanting experience is
presumed, but you will need to know how to read Hebrew at least basically (i.e.,
how to pronounce words written in Hebrew, even if you don’t understand them).
It is not necessary to be able to read musical notation. All of the trope used in
regular Shabbat Torah chanting will be covered (we will not cover haftarah
trope or the special tropes used for holidays). The course will also cover the
function of cantillation marks as an aid to understanding the Biblical text and as
a guide for stressing the correct syllable, as well as some of the common
problem areas of proper Hebrew pronunciation. Frank Goldsmith will teach the
classes and will provide written and recorded materials.
The classes will be taught on five consecutive Sunday evenings beginning on
October 27 and concluding on November 24, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm in the social
hall at CBI. Each student will also be offered an aliyah to chant after
completion of the course. Thus you will have plenty of time to practice before
stepping up to the bima.
To register for the classes, please contact the CBI office, 828-252-8660, or
admin@bethisraelnc.org, by no later than Friday, October 4, so that we will
have time to prepare a sufficient number of materials for the students. Pursuant
to CBI’s policy for adult education events, there is a charge of $18 for CBI
members and $36 for non-members. Checks should be made payable to
Congregation Beth Israel and given to Lee when you register.

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

We will resume our weekly conversations on December 6 with a new subject, returning for the fourth time to issues related to Jewish sensibilities.

For the past 50 years the publication Sh’ma Now has curated a 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.

For three Fridays in December, the texts we’ll be drawing from along with their web site links* appear below.  Topics that we’ll be discussing are:

December 6:  Limnot Yameinu  Counting our days

How can we make the most out of the time we are given in our lives?

https://forward.com/shma-now/limnot-yameinu/

December 13:    Anavah  Humility

How do we find a balance between our own needs as individuals and as ones who engage with the world around us?

https://forward.com/shma-now/humility/ 

December 20:  Machlochet L’Shem Shamayim  Argument for the sake of Heaven

How do we participate in constructive argumentation? How are we shaped by such discourse?

https://forward.com/shma-now/machlochet-lshem-shamayim/

*Once you get to the first page, you’ll need to click on the “Download PDF” button that appears on the screen in order to get the text of the full issue of Sh’ma Now.

Our informal discussion group, which has been in operation for nearly 20 years, 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.

I hope to see many of you on December 6.  If you plan on coming, please access and read the materials posted on the Sh’ma Now links.

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Multi-Gen Passover Program
Nov 1 @ 5:16 pm – 6:16 pm

Multi-Gen Passover Program

All are invited to join the Youth Education staff and students for a special multi-generational holiday program this Sunday from 10:00am-noon.  Come learn, nosh and enjoy!

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Nov
2
Sat
Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Nov 2 @ 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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Nov
3
Sun
Learn to Chant Torah Class
Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

LEARN TO CHANT TORAH

You, too, can learn to chant Torah portions on Shabbat! Beth Israel Synagogue
will offer a series of classes this fall on learning the ta’amei ha-mikra (Torah
cantillation marks, or trope). No previous Torah chanting experience is
presumed, but you will need to know how to read Hebrew at least basically (i.e.,
how to pronounce words written in Hebrew, even if you don’t understand them).
It is not necessary to be able to read musical notation. All of the trope used in
regular Shabbat Torah chanting will be covered (we will not cover haftarah
trope or the special tropes used for holidays). The course will also cover the
function of cantillation marks as an aid to understanding the Biblical text and as
a guide for stressing the correct syllable, as well as some of the common
problem areas of proper Hebrew pronunciation. Frank Goldsmith will teach the
classes and will provide written and recorded materials.
The classes will be taught on five consecutive Sunday evenings beginning on
October 27 and concluding on November 24, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm in the social
hall at CBI. Each student will also be offered an aliyah to chant after
completion of the course. Thus you will have plenty of time to practice before
stepping up to the bima.
To register for the classes, please contact the CBI office, 828-252-8660, or
admin@bethisraelnc.org, by no later than Friday, October 4, so that we will
have time to prepare a sufficient number of materials for the students. Pursuant
to CBI’s policy for adult education events, there is a charge of $18 for CBI
members and $36 for non-members. Checks should be made payable to
Congregation Beth Israel and given to Lee when you register.

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Nov
8
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Nov 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

We will resume our weekly conversations on December 6 with a new subject, returning for the fourth time to issues related to Jewish sensibilities.

For the past 50 years the publication Sh’ma Now has curated a 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.

For three Fridays in December, the texts we’ll be drawing from along with their web site links* appear below.  Topics that we’ll be discussing are:

December 6:  Limnot Yameinu  Counting our days

How can we make the most out of the time we are given in our lives?

https://forward.com/shma-now/limnot-yameinu/

December 13:    Anavah  Humility

How do we find a balance between our own needs as individuals and as ones who engage with the world around us?

https://forward.com/shma-now/humility/ 

December 20:  Machlochet L’Shem Shamayim  Argument for the sake of Heaven

How do we participate in constructive argumentation? How are we shaped by such discourse?

https://forward.com/shma-now/machlochet-lshem-shamayim/

*Once you get to the first page, you’ll need to click on the “Download PDF” button that appears on the screen in order to get the text of the full issue of Sh’ma Now.

Our informal discussion group, which has been in operation for nearly 20 years, 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.

I hope to see many of you on December 6.  If you plan on coming, please access and read the materials posted on the Sh’ma Now links.

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Family Shabbat service & potluck
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

All are invited to join us for a family-friendly Friday night service at 6:00pm followed by a vegetarian/dairy potluck meal.  Pizza (courtesy of Vinnie’s Neighborhood Italian Restaurant) and ice cream are provided, please bring a salad or side dish.

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Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI
Nov 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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Nov
9
Sat
Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Nov 9 @ 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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Combatants for Peace program
Nov 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Friday, November 8
Congregation Beth HaTephila, 43 N Liberty St

Welcoming Reception 6-7 pm

 

Saturday, November 9
Congregation Beth Israel, 229 Murdock Ave

CFP will be featured at the morning Shabbat services (services
begin at 9:30 am, CFP talk at approx. 11 am),
followed by a community lunch & program 1-3 pm

 

Sunday, November 10
First Baptist Church, 5 Oak St
Program 5-7 pm

All events are free and open to the public.
To support this important peacemaker movement, or for more
information, please contact Asheville@AFCFP.org
American Friends of Combatants for Peace | AFCFP.org

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Nov
10
Sun
Learn to Chant Torah Class
Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

LEARN TO CHANT TORAH

You, too, can learn to chant Torah portions on Shabbat! Beth Israel Synagogue
will offer a series of classes this fall on learning the ta’amei ha-mikra (Torah
cantillation marks, or trope). No previous Torah chanting experience is
presumed, but you will need to know how to read Hebrew at least basically (i.e.,
how to pronounce words written in Hebrew, even if you don’t understand them).
It is not necessary to be able to read musical notation. All of the trope used in
regular Shabbat Torah chanting will be covered (we will not cover haftarah
trope or the special tropes used for holidays). The course will also cover the
function of cantillation marks as an aid to understanding the Biblical text and as
a guide for stressing the correct syllable, as well as some of the common
problem areas of proper Hebrew pronunciation. Frank Goldsmith will teach the
classes and will provide written and recorded materials.
The classes will be taught on five consecutive Sunday evenings beginning on
October 27 and concluding on November 24, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm in the social
hall at CBI. Each student will also be offered an aliyah to chant after
completion of the course. Thus you will have plenty of time to practice before
stepping up to the bima.
To register for the classes, please contact the CBI office, 828-252-8660, or
admin@bethisraelnc.org, by no later than Friday, October 4, so that we will
have time to prepare a sufficient number of materials for the students. Pursuant
to CBI’s policy for adult education events, there is a charge of $18 for CBI
members and $36 for non-members. Checks should be made payable to
Congregation Beth Israel and given to Lee when you register.

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Nov
11
Mon
Louis Schactman Bar Mitzvah
Nov 11 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
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Nov
14
Thu
CBI Board meeting
Nov 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
CBI Board meeting
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Nov
15
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Nov 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

We will resume our weekly conversations on December 6 with a new subject, returning for the fourth time to issues related to Jewish sensibilities.

For the past 50 years the publication Sh’ma Now has curated a 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.

For three Fridays in December, the texts we’ll be drawing from along with their web site links* appear below.  Topics that we’ll be discussing are:

December 6:  Limnot Yameinu  Counting our days

How can we make the most out of the time we are given in our lives?

https://forward.com/shma-now/limnot-yameinu/

December 13:    Anavah  Humility

How do we find a balance between our own needs as individuals and as ones who engage with the world around us?

https://forward.com/shma-now/humility/ 

December 20:  Machlochet L’Shem Shamayim  Argument for the sake of Heaven

How do we participate in constructive argumentation? How are we shaped by such discourse?

https://forward.com/shma-now/machlochet-lshem-shamayim/

*Once you get to the first page, you’ll need to click on the “Download PDF” button that appears on the screen in order to get the text of the full issue of Sh’ma Now.

Our informal discussion group, which has been in operation for nearly 20 years, 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.

I hope to see many of you on December 6.  If you plan on coming, please access and read the materials posted on the Sh’ma Now links.

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Nov
16
Sat
Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Nov 16 @ 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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Milk & Honey Hour @ CBI
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Milk & Honey Hour @ CBI | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

CBI’s Milk & Honey Hour brings together young Jewish families to schmooze and acclimate their little ones (newborn to 4 yrs) to their spiritual home away from home. Once a month on the third Saturday of the month, we meet at CBI for an hour-long Jewish experience designed to expose children to the sights, sounds and smells of Judaism.

The first 30 minutes is for socializing and playing, enjoying read-to-me time and allowing the little ones to explore the synagogue. Feel free to wander where your child leads, in and out of the sanctuary, on to the bima, nothing is off limits.

The second half features singing with Penny White, Jewish Asheville’s pied piper. She’ll teach Shabbat songs, nigguns (wordless melodies), Hebrew  lullabies and Jewish holiday tunes you can continue singing to your kids at home. While the youngest absorb the rhythms and melodies, the older toddlers are encouraged to play along on drums and tambourines.

All the while, the kids are exposed to the in the background sounds and melodies of the Shabbat service coming from the sanctuary. The entire hour-long experience is designed to imprint positive Jewish memories that will last a lifetime. This program is designed for any Jewish family with kids under the age of four. You need not be a member of CBI to participate.

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Youth Shabbat
Nov 16 @ 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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Nov
17
Sun
Jewish Meditation & Chant Circle @ Congregation Beth HaTephila
Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Jewish Meditation & Chant Circle @ 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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Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration
Nov 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration

Sunday, November 17, 5:00 pm

Musical guests:  Billy Jonas and David LaMotte

Canned food and monetary donations to benefit BeLoved Asheville

Light refreshments served.

In mutual respect and thanksgiving, join Asheville’s faith communities as we share expressions of gratitude from a variety of traditions, marking this shared national holiday in both unity and harmony.

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Learn to Chant Torah Class
Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

LEARN TO CHANT TORAH

You, too, can learn to chant Torah portions on Shabbat! Beth Israel Synagogue
will offer a series of classes this fall on learning the ta’amei ha-mikra (Torah
cantillation marks, or trope). No previous Torah chanting experience is
presumed, but you will need to know how to read Hebrew at least basically (i.e.,
how to pronounce words written in Hebrew, even if you don’t understand them).
It is not necessary to be able to read musical notation. All of the trope used in
regular Shabbat Torah chanting will be covered (we will not cover haftarah
trope or the special tropes used for holidays). The course will also cover the
function of cantillation marks as an aid to understanding the Biblical text and as
a guide for stressing the correct syllable, as well as some of the common
problem areas of proper Hebrew pronunciation. Frank Goldsmith will teach the
classes and will provide written and recorded materials.
The classes will be taught on five consecutive Sunday evenings beginning on
October 27 and concluding on November 24, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm in the social
hall at CBI. Each student will also be offered an aliyah to chant after
completion of the course. Thus you will have plenty of time to practice before
stepping up to the bima.
To register for the classes, please contact the CBI office, 828-252-8660, or
admin@bethisraelnc.org, by no later than Friday, October 4, so that we will
have time to prepare a sufficient number of materials for the students. Pursuant
to CBI’s policy for adult education events, there is a charge of $18 for CBI
members and $36 for non-members. Checks should be made payable to
Congregation Beth Israel and given to Lee when you register.

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

We will resume our weekly conversations on December 6 with a new subject, returning for the fourth time to issues related to Jewish sensibilities.

For the past 50 years the publication Sh’ma Now has curated a 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.

For three Fridays in December, the texts we’ll be drawing from along with their web site links* appear below.  Topics that we’ll be discussing are:

December 6:  Limnot Yameinu  Counting our days

How can we make the most out of the time we are given in our lives?

https://forward.com/shma-now/limnot-yameinu/

December 13:    Anavah  Humility

How do we find a balance between our own needs as individuals and as ones who engage with the world around us?

https://forward.com/shma-now/humility/ 

December 20:  Machlochet L’Shem Shamayim  Argument for the sake of Heaven

How do we participate in constructive argumentation? How are we shaped by such discourse?

https://forward.com/shma-now/machlochet-lshem-shamayim/

*Once you get to the first page, you’ll need to click on the “Download PDF” button that appears on the screen in order to get the text of the full issue of Sh’ma Now.

Our informal discussion group, which has been in operation for nearly 20 years, 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.

I hope to see many of you on December 6.  If you plan on coming, please access and read the materials posted on the Sh’ma Now links.

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Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI
Nov 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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Nov
23
Sat
Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Nov 23 @ 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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Nov
24
Sun
Torah on Tap @ Archetype Brewing
Nov 24 @ 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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Dinner & a Movie: Denial
Nov 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Dinner and a Movie at CBI presents

Denial

Sunday Nov 24th

Dairy/Pareve Pot Luck at 6:00 Movie starts at 6:45pm (1hr 51min)

Oscar winner Rachel Weisz stars in this powerful true story based on the acclaimed book,
Denial: Holocaust History on Trial. When Deborah Lipstadt (Weisz) speaks out against
Holocaust denier David Irving (Timothy Spall) over his falsification of history, she discovers that
the stakes are higher than ever in the battle for historical truth. Now faced with a libel lawsuit
in British court, Lipstadt and her attorney (Tom Wilkinson) have the heavy burden of proving
that the Holocaust actually happened in a riveting legal fight with stunning consequences.

PG-13 Universal Studios 2016

Free.  Donations to CBI’s Adult Ed gratefully accepted.

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Learn to Chant Torah Class
Nov 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

LEARN TO CHANT TORAH

You, too, can learn to chant Torah portions on Shabbat! Beth Israel Synagogue
will offer a series of classes this fall on learning the ta’amei ha-mikra (Torah
cantillation marks, or trope). No previous Torah chanting experience is
presumed, but you will need to know how to read Hebrew at least basically (i.e.,
how to pronounce words written in Hebrew, even if you don’t understand them).
It is not necessary to be able to read musical notation. All of the trope used in
regular Shabbat Torah chanting will be covered (we will not cover haftarah
trope or the special tropes used for holidays). The course will also cover the
function of cantillation marks as an aid to understanding the Biblical text and as
a guide for stressing the correct syllable, as well as some of the common
problem areas of proper Hebrew pronunciation. Frank Goldsmith will teach the
classes and will provide written and recorded materials.
The classes will be taught on five consecutive Sunday evenings beginning on
October 27 and concluding on November 24, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm in the social
hall at CBI. Each student will also be offered an aliyah to chant after
completion of the course. Thus you will have plenty of time to practice before
stepping up to the bima.
To register for the classes, please contact the CBI office, 828-252-8660, or
admin@bethisraelnc.org, by no later than Friday, October 4, so that we will
have time to prepare a sufficient number of materials for the students. Pursuant
to CBI’s policy for adult education events, there is a charge of $18 for CBI
members and $36 for non-members. Checks should be made payable to
Congregation Beth Israel and given to Lee when you register.

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Nov
27
Wed
CBI Office Closed – Thanksgiving
Nov 27 all-day
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Nov
28
Thu
CBI Office Closed – Thanksgiving
Nov 28 all-day
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Nov
29
Fri
CBI Office Closed – Thanksgiving
Nov 29 all-day
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Friday Noon Study Group
Nov 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

We will resume our weekly conversations on December 6 with a new subject, returning for the fourth time to issues related to Jewish sensibilities.

For the past 50 years the publication Sh’ma Now has curated a 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.

For three Fridays in December, the texts we’ll be drawing from along with their web site links* appear below.  Topics that we’ll be discussing are:

December 6:  Limnot Yameinu  Counting our days

How can we make the most out of the time we are given in our lives?

https://forward.com/shma-now/limnot-yameinu/

December 13:    Anavah  Humility

How do we find a balance between our own needs as individuals and as ones who engage with the world around us?

https://forward.com/shma-now/humility/ 

December 20:  Machlochet L’Shem Shamayim  Argument for the sake of Heaven

How do we participate in constructive argumentation? How are we shaped by such discourse?

https://forward.com/shma-now/machlochet-lshem-shamayim/

*Once you get to the first page, you’ll need to click on the “Download PDF” button that appears on the screen in order to get the text of the full issue of Sh’ma Now.

Our informal discussion group, which has been in operation for nearly 20 years, 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.

I hope to see many of you on December 6.  If you plan on coming, please access and read the materials posted on the Sh’ma Now links.

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Nov
30
Sat
Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Nov 30 @ 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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Hasidishe Kiddush
Nov 30 @ 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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Dec
4
Wed
Scholar in Residence Weekend
Dec 4 @ 7:57 pm – 8:57 pm

Scholar in Residence Weekend

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Dec
6
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

We will resume our weekly conversations on December 6 with a new subject, returning for the fourth time to issues related to Jewish sensibilities.

For the past 50 years the publication Sh’ma Now has curated a 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.

For three Fridays in December, the texts we’ll be drawing from along with their web site links* appear below.  Topics that we’ll be discussing are:

December 6:  Limnot Yameinu  Counting our days

How can we make the most out of the time we are given in our lives?

https://forward.com/shma-now/limnot-yameinu/

December 13:    Anavah  Humility

How do we find a balance between our own needs as individuals and as ones who engage with the world around us?

https://forward.com/shma-now/humility/ 

December 20:  Machlochet L’Shem Shamayim  Argument for the sake of Heaven

How do we participate in constructive argumentation? How are we shaped by such discourse?

https://forward.com/shma-now/machlochet-lshem-shamayim/

*Once you get to the first page, you’ll need to click on the “Download PDF” button that appears on the screen in order to get the text of the full issue of Sh’ma Now.

Our informal discussion group, which has been in operation for nearly 20 years, 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.

I hope to see many of you on December 6.  If you plan on coming, please access and read the materials posted on the Sh’ma Now links.

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Dec
7
Sat
Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Dec 7 @ 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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