CBI Events Calendar

May
26
Sun
Torah on Tap: Dues or Don’t @ Archetype Brewing
May 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Torah on Tap: Dues or Don't @ Archetype Brewing | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Last month’s ToT session seemed to leave us feeling like the discussion, Judaism’s Future, was not complete. Then again, is anything really ever finished or is everything a continual evolution? (Rhetorical question.) So this month, we take a deeper dive into one aspect of  reimagining Judaism and, more specifically, the viability of the traditional synagogue model. On the table is the question: “What should be the cost of belonging?”

The unpleasant reality is that it takes money to run any organization – synagogues especially. But should a congregant’s financial obligation be compulsory, part of a larger binding contract (pay to pray) with the synagogue? Or did Exodus (35:5) suggest something different when it said: “Take from among you gifts to the Lord, everyone whose heart so moves him?”

Or to put it more simpply: do we really catch more flies with honey rather than vinegar?

During this month’s meet-up, we’ll discuss the pros and cons of the traditional synagogue dues model, the concept of voluntary gifts that is gaining popularity, as well as the Fair Share system and any others we can thnk of. At the heart of the issue are two central questions:

  • What is the right thing to do
  • Which model provides the greatest chance of success?

It is assumed that most are familiar with the traditional dues system. Far fewer are aware of the model of voluntary gifts. For more information, feel free to take a look at the latest study from the New York City Jewish Federation, you can find it here.

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: Russian Jews (II)
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for Dinner and a Movie , this time the 2nd in the trio of documentaries on Russian Jews will be shown after a potluck dinner in our social hall, Sunday May 26th.

Dinner at 6 PM and movie starts at 7:00.  Free and open to the public.  Donations to Adult Ed gratefully accepted.
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May
29
Wed
Meet the Midrash
May 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Meet the Midrash is for those who want to make the regular study of the weekly Torah portion a part of their fixed practice.

Join Rabbi Goldstein each Wednesday around noon for a traditional interpretation of the Sages on the upcoming Torah portion or upcoming holidays.

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VISIONS OF SINAI – Opening Reception and Open-Mic @ Congregation Beth Israel
May 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

VISIONS OF SINAI

Opening Reception and ‘Coffeehouse-style Open-mic’

Leading up to Shavuot, that holiday where we celebrate the receiving of Torah, Jewish creatives from our community have brought together artworks to reflect on what it means to receive Torah.

Come to celebrate the first annual Visions of Sinai Art Show. We will gather and enjoy the artwork for the first hour with drinks and snacks and then start Open-Mic at 7pm.

Please reach out if you would like to be added to the Open-mic list. We welcome poetry, comedy, music, performance, etc. Jewish themes are encouraged.

 

Ken Vallario

Youth Education Coordinator

973-960-2737

yepadmin@bethisraelnc.org

 

 

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May
30
Thu
The Legacy of Theresienstadt
May 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Legacy of Theresienstadt

May 30,   7:00 pm
at Congregation Beth Israel, 229 Murdock Ave.

Barbara Weitz will present all that has incredibly survived from that gruesome place of death– great music, great writing,  and great art which were composed and performed by those condemned .  The most precious legacy of Theresienstadt has been given to us by the children. Beyond the intrinsic value of the children’s poetry, artwork, music is the courage of the children and their teachers, who continued to live, to teach, to paint, to learn, and to hope, despite the constant fear of violent death,  With Petr Ginz as a representative of their entire legacy, the hour-long documentary you will be shown, will allow you to understand who these children were and what they could have been.  As we learn in the Documentary, Petr was interned in Theresienstadt at age 14 and met his end in the gas chambers of Auschwitz at age 16.  In 2003,  a man made a startling discovery: he was in possession of Ginz’s wartime diary, which had been hidden away in his attic for decades.

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May
31
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
May 31 @ 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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Jun
2
Sun
CBI Annual Meeting & Membership Picnic
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

CBI members – Don’t miss this very important annual meeting at 10:00am followed by a veggie potluck lunch in the CBI social hall.  We’ll vote on potential by-laws changes as well as our staffing plans going forward after Rabbi Goldstein’s contract comes to an end in December.

Please RSVP to the CBI office (252-8660, admin@bethisraelnc.org).

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Jun
4
Tue
Exec Committee Meeting
Jun 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
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Jun
5
Wed
Meet the Midrash
Jun 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Meet the Midrash is for those who want to make the regular study of the weekly Torah portion a part of their fixed practice.

Join Rabbi Goldstein each Wednesday around noon for a traditional interpretation of the Sages on the upcoming Torah portion or upcoming holidays.

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Jun
7
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Jun 7 @ 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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Jun
8
Sat
Tikkun Leil Shavuot 5779
Jun 8 @ 8:00 pm – Jun 9 @ 4:30 am

Join Rabbi Batsheva Meiri and Rabbi Justin Goldstein in an all-night study on the concept of Truth in Jewish wisdom.

In an era of rapid information exchange, truth is seeming harder and harder to define. Through ethical, spiritual, and mystical dynamics we will explore the concept of emet, and how it might influence our understanding of truth.

Bring desserts and snacks to share. Coffee provided.

 

 

 

8pm-9pm – contemplative, poetic study with Rabbi Batsheva Meiri and Dr. Richard Chess

9pm – Havdallah and Food

9:30pm – all-night learning with Rabbi Justin Goldstein

 

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Jun
9
Sun
Shavuot Morning Services
Jun 9 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
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Jun
10
Mon
Shavuot Morning Services
Jun 10 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
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Jun
12
Wed
Meet the Midrash
Jun 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Meet the Midrash is for those who want to make the regular study of the weekly Torah portion a part of their fixed practice.

Join Rabbi Goldstein each Wednesday around noon for a traditional interpretation of the Sages on the upcoming Torah portion or upcoming holidays.

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Jun
14
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Jun 14 @ 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
Jun 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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Jun
15
Sat
Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Jun 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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Jun
16
Sun
Jewish Meditation & Chant Circle (at CBHT) @ Congregation Beth HaTephila
Jun 16 @ 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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Jun
21
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Jun 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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Jun
22
Sat
Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Jun 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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Jun
23
Sun
Dinner & a Movie: Russian Jews
Jun 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for the final segment of this 3-film documentary on the Jews of Russia.  Each film stands alone – there’s no need to have seen the previous two films.

We’ll begin with a vegetarian potluck meal at 6:00pm in the CBI social hall followed by the film at 7:00pm.  There will be an opportunity for discussion following the film for those who are interested.

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Jun
27
Thu
Morning Minyan with Camp Ramah Darom
Jun 27 @ 8:00 am – 8:45 am
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Jun
28
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Jun 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
Jun 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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Jun
29
Sat
Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Jun 29 @ 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
Jun 29 @ 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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Jun
30
Sun
Torah on Tap @ Archetype Brewing
Jun 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Torah on Tap @ Archetype Brewing | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

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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Jul
3
Wed
Meet the Midrash
Jul 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Meet the Midrash is for those who want to make the regular study of the weekly Torah portion a part of their fixed practice.

Join Rabbi Goldstein each Wednesday around noon for a traditional interpretation of the Sages on the upcoming Torah portion or upcoming holidays.

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Jul
5
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Jul 5 @ 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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Jul
6
Sat
Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Jul 6 @ 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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Jul
10
Wed
Meet the Midrash
Jul 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Meet the Midrash is for those who want to make the regular study of the weekly Torah portion a part of their fixed practice.

Join Rabbi Goldstein each Wednesday around noon for a traditional interpretation of the Sages on the upcoming Torah portion or upcoming holidays.

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Jul
11
Thu
CBI Board meeting
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
CBI Board meeting
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Jul
12
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Jul 12 @ 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
Jul 12 @ 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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Jul
13
Sat
Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Jul 13 @ 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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Jul
17
Wed
Meet the Midrash
Jul 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Meet the Midrash is for those who want to make the regular study of the weekly Torah portion a part of their fixed practice.

Join Rabbi Goldstein each Wednesday around noon for a traditional interpretation of the Sages on the upcoming Torah portion or upcoming holidays.

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Jul
19
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Jul 19 @ 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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Jul
20
Sat
Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Jul 20 @ 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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Jul
21
Sun
Jewish Meditation & Chant Circle (at CBHT) @ Congregation Beth HaTephila
Jul 21 @ 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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Sonja Hruska Celebration of Life
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Celebration of life for Sonja Hruska
at Leon and Carole’s home on Sunday
July 21st from 1-3 pm
Open house
Cosmos and desserts and appetizers
Feel free to bring a dish to share

18 N Kensington Road
Asheville NC 28804
828 337-9961
Road is narrow
Parking on one side of road only
Please do not block traffic

Please bring printed photos for a display. The photos will be returned.

Please bring stories to share publicly about Sonja that recall her amazing personality and character.

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