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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Leil Selichot: Tools for Forgiveness
Sep 16 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Join Rabbi Justin Goldstein in exploring what each of us carries in our tool belt to succeed in accepting and offering forgiveness, both for/from others and ourselves

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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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Shavuot 5778: Angelology
May 19 @ 9:30 pm – May 20 @ 5:30 am

Join Rabbi Goldstein in an all-night study delving deeply into the tradition of angelic divine messengers throughout the Jewish tradition and what these concepts might mean to us today. Our learning and discussions will be interspersed with singing and chanting. Bring a vegetarian snack or dessert to share, an open mind, and an open heart. RSVPs appreciated

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