CBI Events Calendar

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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Tish’a b’Av Immigration Teach-In @ Congregation Beth HaTephila
Jul 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Love the Stranger as Yourself

Carolina Jews for Justice/West is sponsoring a Teach-In from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 22 (the Jewish observance of Tisha B’Av) to focus on the connections of this traditional time of mourning our own periods of expulsion and exile with our mourning and anger over the cruel separation of children from parents that is now taking place at the southern border of the United States.

We will gather in the outdoor amphitheater at Congregation Beth HaTephila at the corner of Liberty and Broad Streets.  (In case of inclement weather, we will gather inside Dave Hall, adjacent to the amphitheater.)

Speakers will include Rabbi Justin Goldstein of Congregation Beth Israel, Rev. Amy Cantrell and Ponkho Bermejo from BeLoved, and Rev. Mark Ward from the Asheville Unitarian-Universalist congregation. 

We will hear about the connections to the historical Jewish experience as immigrants, hear first-hand about what is happening at the border, and share suggestions for how to advocate to our elected representatives for changes in federal policy. Come prepared with a pen to write a short postcard to our senators.  We hope to have them delivered in person to Senator Tillis’ office by a group of Rabbis later in the summer.

Please join us and bring others from faith and advocacy groups. It will be an opportunity to learn together.

For more information contact cjjwest@carolinajewsforjustice.org

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Jewish Jazz Concert with AmiciMusic @ Congregation Beth Israel
May 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Jewish Jazz Concert
Sunday, May 5, 2019
at Congregation Beth Israel
229 Murdock Ave.  Asheville, NC 28804
Door prize:  4 tickets to an Asheville Symphony performance.
AmiciMusic, Asheville’s own award-winning chamber music ensemble, returns to Congregation Beth Israel for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” concert with all new music.  Steve Loew, clarinet, and Daniel Weiser, piano will perform this incredible program of clarinet and piano music that highlight some important Klezmer influences on the jazz instrumentalists and composers of this period, many of whom were Jewish.  Dr. Weiser will tell the fascinating story of the great fusion of musical styles from ragtime to blues to Klezmer that helped produce the new Jazz style in New York City in the first decades of the 20th century as the wave of Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe met up with the Great Migration of African-Americans from the South. This program features some more wonderful Klezmer-inspired pieces by Lev Kogan and Michele Magnani, as well as works by Benny GoodmanGeorge GershwinLeonard Bernstein, and more. Loew and Weiser have performed in over 20 countries around the world and put on a show that is second to none.
You will not want to miss this!
Tickets $25 per person. Refreshments served. Call Congregation Beth Israel 828-252-8660 for reservations.
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