CBI Events Calendar

Postponed – Dementia Connections
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The program has been postponed – new date TBA.

Dementia Friendly WNC Presents

Dementia Connections

Sunday, August 13

10am to 12noon

Congregation Beth Israel Social Hall

In this interactive program, we talk with you about:

  • What dementia is
  • Its warning signs
  • Differences between normal aging and dementia
  • Tips to improve communication, and
  • How to make your congregation more dementia friendly

Dementia Connections is offered by Dementia Friendly WNC, a project committed to the well-being of people living with dementia and their families through a welcoming and knowledgeable community. Our volunteer team includes two people living with dementia and has developed community education programs and meaningful activities for people living with dementia. We partner with many organizations including Area Agencies on Aging, Asheville Art Museum, YMCA, Odyssey Studios and AARP.

RSVP by Friday, August 11



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The Jewish Bakery
May 3 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Jewish Bakery

Meet Stanley Ginsberg, author of The Rye Baker and sample locally-sourced and baked breads from CBI’s Jennifer Lapidus and Scott Unfried.

In addition to The Rye Baker – the critically acclaimed baking book devoted entirely to the rye breads of Europe and America – Ginsberg is also co-author and writer of Inside the Jewish Bakery: Recipes and Memories from the Golden Age of Jewish Baking.  Stanley grew up in post World War Two Brooklyn, where he learned to bake from his grandmothers. He continued to bake during his years as a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin, and returned to it in the early 2000s as the demands of career and family wound down.He is the 2012 winner of the International Association of Culinary Professionals’ prestigious Jane Grigson Award.

Lapidus and Unfried, recently married, are both former instructors at the John C. Campbell Folk School. Lapidus is the former owner of Natural Bridge Bakery – a woodfired brick-oven bakery producing Flemish naturally leavened breads.  She currently owns and manages Carolina Ground Flour Mill, which connects farmers and bakers throughout the Southeast. Unfried  attended the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco and apprenticed with some of the Bay Area’s best bakeries before moving east and founding the Flat Rock Village Bakery in Flat Rock, NC. He is also now co-owner of Fletcher Village Bakery in Fletcher, NC, and West First Wood-Fired Pizza in downtown Hendersonville.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Yom HaShoah- The Harmony Of Terezin (at CBHT) @ Congregation Beth HaTephila
May 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Cafe Israel @ Congregation Beth Israel
May 19 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Cafe Israel @ Congregation Beth Israel | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

On Sunday May 19th, from 11:00am – 2:00pm, Congregation Beth Israel will once again host a birthday party for the State of Israel (its 71st) with our annual Café Israel event. This year’s event will once again feature delicious Israeli food, local beer, Israeli wine, Israeli music, Israeli folk dancing, a kid’s zone with a bounce house, crafts and Mr. Twister, our intimate Bedouin Tent with Turkish coffee and mint tea, as well as Henna tattoos, several local craft artists, a host of incredible raffle baskets and more.
Each year Café Israel provides our shul an opportunity to reach out to our friends in both the Jewish community and greater Asheville community allowing us the chance to celebrate all that we love about Israel.
We need from all of our CBI members is just four things:
• Please plan on attending this year’s event with your friends and family, and consider spending a few of your shekels on food and our raffle baskets. All proceeds from this fundraiser will go to support CBI’s youth programming.
• Please share the news of this event with your social networks in hopes of attracting even more people to the event.
• Consider volunteering for one of our shifts for set up, food serving, clean-up and other jobs. Danielle Tocaben is coordinating volunteers so please reach out to her at vicepresident@bethisraelnc.org.
• If you have not yet signed up to be sponsor, please consider sponsoring the event for $50. Your name will be recognized in eBlasts as well as in the event program. Sponsorship deadline for inclusion in the program is May 12th.
We look forward to a wonderful event and hope that you and yours will come out and have a great time.

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Community Yom HaShoah Program
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sunday evening, April 19th at 7pm, featuring Judy Marx
We will hear briefly from two of our community’s teens Abe Goldstein and Alex Reich who were scheduled to be in Poland to commemorate Yom Hashoah.  They will share some thoughts on how they view their role in our collective responsibility to remember.
Judy Marx will be the featured speaker.  Judy will share her story as a 2nd generation, as well as her father’s story who was a Holocaust survivor.   She will be sharing excerpts from her father’s memoir which was published in honor of his 90th birthday.  There will be an opportunity for questions at the end.
4/19 Yom Hashoah Speaker   https://zoom.us/j/48218694 9
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Online Yom HaShoah Community Observance
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Yom Hashoah service
Monday evening, April 20th at 7pm
Join your community for a service of remembrance.  Featured remarks will be made by survivor Walter Ziffer.  Music, prayers, and candle lighting will be woven together to create a meaningful opportunity for us as a community to reflect and accept our collective responsibility to honor and share these histories.  Join https://zoom.us/j/402613157

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