CBI Events Calendar

Sep
11
Tue
Rosh HaShanah Services (Second Day) @ Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Sep 11 @ 9:00 am – 1:45 pm

Congregation Beth Israel High Holiday Schedule 5779

Rosh Hashanah
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 – 2nd Day Rosh Hashanah
9:00 am Morning Service

Kol Nidre
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 – Erev Yom Kippur
6:45 pm Kol Nidre and Ma’ariv Service

Yom Kippur
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 – Yom Kippur
8:30 am Morning Service
2:30 pm Learning/Meditating
5:00 pm Minchah
6:45 pm Ne’ilah and Ma’ariv Services

There will not be a CBI Break-the-Fast meal this year.

High Holiday Services will be held at:
Unitarian Universal Congregation of Asheville  1 Edwin Place, Asheville, NC 28801

Please contact the CBI office if you’re interested in purchasing tickets (828) 252-8660.

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Sep
14
Fri
Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI
Sep 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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Sep
16
Sun
Jewish Meditation & Chant Circle at the Botanical Gardens @ UNCA Botanical Gardens
Sep 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

In September, the Asheville Jewish Meditation Group will not meet at its regular time, first Sunday at CBHT 1-3.  Instead, we will gather on Sunday Sept 16 from 1-3 at the UNCA Botanical Gardens. We will add a tashlikh ceremony to our time together.  If it is raining, and there is no shelter, we will meet at the home of Robert Kline.  Details on this later; this is an initial notice.

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Sep
18
Tue
Yom Kippur Kol Nidre Services @ Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Sep 18 @ 6:45 pm – 9:15 pm

Congregation Beth Israel High Holiday Schedule 5779

Kol Nidre
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 – Erev Yom Kippur
6:45 pm Kol Nidre and Ma’ariv Service

Yom Kippur
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 – Yom Kippur
8:30 am Morning Service
2:30 pm Learning/Meditating
5:00 pm Minchah
6:45 pm Ne’ilah and Ma’ariv Services

There will not be a CBI Break-the-Fast meal this year.

High Holiday Services will be held at:
Unitarian Universal Congregation of Asheville  1 Edwin Place, Asheville, NC 28801

Please contact the CBI office if you’re interested in purchasing tickets (828) 252-8660.

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Sep
19
Wed
Yom Kippur Services @ Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Sep 19 @ 8:45 am – 8:45 pm

Congregation Beth Israel High Holiday Schedule 5779

Yom Kippur
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 – Yom Kippur
8:30 am Morning Service
2:30 pm Learning/Meditating
5:00 pm Minchah
6:45 pm Ne’ilah and Ma’ariv Services

There will not be a CBI Break-the-Fast meal this year.

High Holiday Services will be held at:
Unitarian Universal Congregation of Asheville  1 Edwin Place, Asheville, NC 28801

Please contact the CBI office if you’re interested in purchasing tickets (828) 252-8660.

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Sep
24
Mon
First Day Sukkot morning services
Sep 24 @ 9:30 am – 12:15 pm
Sep
25
Tue
Second Day Sukkot morning services
Sep 25 @ 9:30 am – 12:15 pm
Sep
28
Fri
Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI
Sep 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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Oct
1
Mon
Shemini Atzeret morning services
Oct 1 @ 9:30 am – 12:15 pm
Erev Simhat Torah services
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Oct
2
Tue
Simhat Torah morning services
Oct 2 @ 9:30 am – 12:15 pm
Oct
5
Fri
October Shabbatluck at Julie’s
Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

CBI Home October Shabbatluck

Julie’s Home (North Asheville)- Friday, Oct. 5th 6:30pm

Have you been wanting to celebrate Shabbat in the comfort of home? Have you been craving the connection of community? Then join us for the second of our new monthly First Friday CBI Home Shabbatlucks! This month is being hosted at Julie’s home in North Asheville.

We will be coming together as a community of friends to celebrate Shabbat in the comfort of home with candle-lighting, singing, a teaching related to Beresheet, the week’s Torah portion, and a potluck. People of all ages are welcome to join!

We will provide the main dish (both meat & vegan options available) and grape juice, and…

Ask that you bring:

– A side dish (meat, egg-based or vegan; dairy-free please)

– Any songs or chants you would like to share for our Shabbat Celebration

– Wine/beer if you would like to imbibe

Register here: https://tinyurl.com/Oct-Shabbatluck-reg

for 1) the Address, 2) so we will know how many folks will be attending, and 3) we can connect you with someone if you need a ride: http://www.123formbuilder.com/form-4206476/event-registration-form

or call Lee at the CBI Office at 828.252.8660

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Oct
26
Fri
Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI
Oct 26 @ 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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Oct
28
Sun
Tour of Morris Funeral Home with Chevra Kaddisha @ Morris Funeral Home
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am

Sunday, October 28, 11am-11:45am – Join a tour of Morris Funeral Home (open to all in the community – CBHT, CBI & beyond) to learn about volunteering with the Chevra Kaddisha and Shomrim and about the Jewish customs and logistics surrounding care for the deceased.  Join Deborah Miles, Dionne Kempenich, and Christina VanRegenmorter to learn more. Questions? Contact Deborah at 828-776-5024 or damiles53@gmail.com .

 

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Torah on Tap: Immigration – what have we learned? @ Habitat Tavern and Commons
Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Torah on Tap: Immigration - what have we learned? @ Habitat Tavern and Commons | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

A 12-year-old boy and his siblings are smuggled out of their country and brought to America. They grow up poor, but their hand-to-mouth lives here are still better than the possibilities they faced in their home country. With time, they come to prosper and to love their new country, to think of it as their real home.

This is a familiar story among today’s immigrants, who are trapped in the middle of a fierce national debate about immigration reform. But it’s also the story of my grandfather, who fled pogroms in Kiev 100 years ago, and found a home in the United States.

The Jewish story is a story of immigration.

So begins a 2014 article by Stosh Cotler in The Atlantic.

To be sure, we’ve done our share of wandering over several milennia. More recently, we – as an extension of the State of Israel – have grappled with issues of immigration since 1948. So what have we learned? Do we have anything constructive to add to an increasingly polarized debate?  Perhaps, more importantly: Are our actions as Jews consistent with the values of our tradition?

Join Torah on Tap, Sunday, October 28 at 4:00pm at Habitat Tavern and Commons on Broadway as delve into the topic of immigration. We’ll look at such issues as:

  • Do our thoughts on immigration vary based on where we are on the Jewish spectrum?
  • What, if anything, does our history of repeated expulsion and immigration have in common with the masses of Central American refugees seeking asylum?
  • Are there limits to the Torah’s commandment to protect the stranger?

As always, all are welcome and all viewpoints respected. Non-alcoholic beverages available, pet-friendly.  Habitat does not serve food, so you’re welcome to bring a snack.

Further Reading

A Torah Perspective on National Borders and Illegal Immigration – Ethics & Morality

Why Immigration Reform Is A Jewish Issue – The Atlantic

Jewish Texts on Immigration

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Nov
2
Fri
November Shabbatluck at the Kaynes’
Nov 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

CBI November Shabbatluck Details:

Steve and Carolyn’s Home (South Asheville)- Friday, Nov 2nd, 6:30pm

Have you been wanting to celebrate Shabbat in the comfort of home? Have you been craving the connection of community? Then join us for the third of our new monthly First Friday CBI Home Shabbatlucks! This month is being hosted at Steve and Carolyn Kayne’s home in South Asheville.

We will be coming together as a community of friends to celebrate Shabbat in the comfort of home with candle-lighting, singing, and a potluck. People of all ages are welcome to attend! Also, please let Julie or Carolyn know if you need to recite Mourner’s Kaddish.

We will provide a main dish  and grape juice, and…

Ask that you bring:

– A side dish (meat, egg-based or vegan; dairy-free please)

– Any songs or chants you would like to share for our Shabbat Celebration

– Wine/beer if you would like to imbibe

Register here: www.123formbuilder.com/form-4206476/cbi-nov-2-shabbatluck

for 1) the address, 2) so we will know how many folks will be attending, and 3) we can connect you with someone if you need a ride:

www.123formbuilder.com/form-4206476/cbi-nov-2-shabbatluck 

or call Lee at the CBI Office at 828.252.8660

After you sign up you will receive an email the week of the event with the address and more details.

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Nov
9
Fri
Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI
Nov 9 @ 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
23
Fri
Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI
Nov 23 @ 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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Dec
7
Fri
Shabbatluck at Eva & Beth’s
Dec 7 all-day

CBI December Shabbatluck Details:

Eva and Beth’s Home (Weaverville)- Friday, Dec 7th, 6:30pm

Have you been wanting to celebrate Shabbat in the comfort of home? Have you been craving the connection of community? Then join us for the third of our new monthly First Friday CBI Home Shabbatlucks! This month’s gathering is being hosted at Eva Blinder’s and Beth Israel’s home in Weaverville.

We will be coming together as a community of friends to celebrate Shabbat in the comfort of home with candle-lighting, singing, and a potluck. People of all ages are welcome to attend!

We will provide a main dish and grape juice, and…

Ask that you bring:

– A side dish (vegetarian-dairy, fish or pareve) –Eva and Beth have a vegetarian-pescatarian house so please no meat this month.

– Any songs or chants you would like to share for our Shabbat Celebration

– Wine/beer if you would like to imbibe

Register here: http://www.123formbuilder.com/form-4206476/cbi-dec-7-shabbatluck

for 1) so we will know how many folks will be attending, 2) so you can let us know what you will be bringing and 3) we can connect you with someone if you need a ride:

http://www.123formbuilder.com/form-4206476/cbi-dec-7-shabbatluck

or call the CBI Office at 828.252.8660

After you sign up you will receive an email the week of the event with the address and more details.

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Dec
9
Sun
CBI Hanukkah Party @ Congregation Beth Israel
Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us to celebrate Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights:

Hall of Flame Community Candle Lighting

Vegetarian Potluck Dinner

Cash Raffle, Music and Fun

Don’t forget to bring a vegetarian dish for 8 and your Hanukkah menorahs for the communal candle-lighting.

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Dec
14
Fri
Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI
Dec 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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Dec
16
Sun
CJJ Social
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join Us as We Come Together for an Afternoon of Inspiring Conversation

 December 16 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Carolina Jews for Justice/West (CJJ/W) hopes you can join us from 2 to 4 p.m. on December 16 at Congregation Beth HaTephila, 23 North Liberty Street, Asheville, as we come together for the afternoon.

 

With Hanukkah behind us and the New Year approaching, we would like you to join us for an afternoon of conversation, a chance to meet some new  people, and a nosh as we  look back on the year and reflect on what’s ahead.

 

Who knows who you’ll meet and what interesting conversation you might strike up?

 

Please RSVP to  cjjwest@carolinajewsforjustice.org.

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Dec
28
Fri
Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI
Dec 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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Jan
4
Fri
Sorry – Shabbatluck at Ali & Sebastian’s is full
Jan 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Sorry, folks, the January Shabbatluck at Ali & Sebastian’s filled up very quickly since seating was limited to 10 people.  We’ll try to find a larger venue for February’s Shabbatluck.

Please contact Julie Sherman or Patti Frankel if you might be interested in hosting in the future.

Have you been wanting to celebrate Shabbat in the comfort of home? Have you been craving the connection of community? Then join us for our  monthly First Friday CBI Home Shabbatlucks! This month’s gathering is being hosted at Ali Climo and Sebatian Matthews’ home in East Asheville.

We will be coming together as a community of friends to celebrate Shabbat in the comfort of home with candle-lighting, singing, and a potluck. People of all ages are welcome to attend! Due to size constraints, This month is limited to 10 attendees.

 

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Jan
5
Sat
Bar Mitzvah Elijah Caro @ Congregation Beth Israel
Jan 5 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
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Jan
8
Tue
Tu BiShvat Seder 5779
Jan 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Jan
11
Fri
Family Shabbat @ CBI
Jan 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Family Shabbat @ CBI | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Families, kids, and different generations come together to welcome Shabbat with prayer and song and share in a potluck.

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Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI
Jan 11 @ 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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Jan
19
Sat
Youth Shabbat @ CBI
Jan 19 @ 10:45 am – 12:30 pm
Youth Shabbat @ CBI | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Once a month, children, parents and youths of all ages are invited to join Josefa Briant in the small sanctuary for a kid-friendly, family-friendly introduction to the joy of Shabbat. Make sure to stick around for Shabbat kiddush for shmoozing and lunch!  

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Jan
20
Sun
Y.E.P Multi-Generational Tu-B’Shvat Experience and Open House @ CBI
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Y.E.P Multi-Generational Tu-B'Shvat Experience and Open House @ CBI | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Each month, CBI’s unique Youth Education Program (Y.E.P) provides an opportunity for the young and young-at-heart to experience, think and learn from each other as we connect the timelessness of the Jewish calendar to the sacredness of the Earth!

On January 20th, the topic is Tu B’shvat.

Meet, Discover and Do

The morning starts by sending teams of adults and kids off on a wild Tu B’shvat-themed Scavenger Hunt. Afterwards, we’ll work through a series of age-appropriate interactive nature rotations.

  • Assemble a giant tree puzzle
  • See how Torah and Judaism are like a tree
  • Create a nature-based skit to share with everyone during the Seder
  • Learn about the role of blessings and add yours to our Community Torah
  • Plant parsley to take home and use during your Passover Seder

For the final 45 minutes, we will come together as a community for a Tu B’svhat Seder that holds life lessons learned from the personalities of plants and trees.

Visitors and Guests Welcome

This program is also a great opportunity for families interested in our Youth Education Program to see what we’re all about. The Tu B’Shvat program is free and open. Meet Rabbi Justin Goldstein and Ken Vallario, CBI Youth Education Coordinator, they;ll be on hand to answer any questions you have. Enroll your child in this dynamic Jewish learning experience. We look forward to welcoming you into the CBI family.

Arrive early so you don’t miss a thing

We’ll start promptly at 10am, so we encouage you to arrive early.

Regardless of your age, CBI’s monthly Y.E.P multi-generational programs enable you to re-discover the beauty and wonder of Judaism through the eyes and heart of a child!

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Jewish Meditation & Chant Circle @ Congregation Beth HaTephila
Jan 20 @ 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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Tu BiShvat Seder 5779
Jan 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Jan
25
Fri
Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI
Jan 25 @ 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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Jan
27
Sun
Torah on Tap: The Attraction of Belonging @ Habitat Tavern and Commons
Jan 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Torah on Tap: The Attraction of Belonging @ Habitat Tavern and Commons | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Whether you consider Judaism a religion, culture, ethnicity, social group or stomach condition – the decision to identify and engage with it is deeply personal. Within the same family unit, there are individuals for whom Judaism is a core part of their lives while others will have nothing to do with it. There are those who drift away slowly and many who embrace it more fully as they age.

Of course this is hardly unique to Jews. The same can be said of any religion or cultural group: Christianity, Buddhism, Islam or New Zealand Maori. Some people choose to belong — others decidedly refuse, and still others…meh. The question is why?

During this installment of Torah on Tap, we’ll take a look at The Attraction of Belonging. Join us as we put our ideas and feelings of belonging out on the table and try to understand what makes us tick.

  • Is the need to feel a part of a group simply a survival instinct?
  • Is religion, as Karl Marx would say, simply an opiate to soothe the masses?
  • Is it more enigmatic – a yearning to connect to something we can neither name nor understand?

Habitat Tavern is located on Broadway St., next door to Moog Music Inc. You can find plenty of parking at the back of the building. Torah on Tap is free and open to all. Varying viewpoints are not only welcome, but encouraged. Habitat does not serve food and their selection of non-alcoholic beverages is limited. Feel free to bring in snacks, sodas, etc.

As an FYI: This installment of Torah on Tap will, unfortunately, be our last one at Habitat, which has announced it is closing at the beginning of February. The folks at Habitat have been extremely gracious and accommodating and CBI is grateful to them for hosting us month after month for the last two years. If nothing else, please consider coming out to raise a glass and thank Jefff and his crew for everything. We wish them well.

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Feb
8
Fri
Family Shabbat @ CBI
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Family Shabbat @ CBI | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Families, kids, and different generations come together to welcome Shabbat with prayer and song and share in a potluck.

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Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI
Feb 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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Feb
16
Sat
Youth Shabbat @ CBI
Feb 16 @ 10:45 am – 12:30 pm
Youth Shabbat @ CBI | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

The third Saturday of each month, children, parents and youths of all ages are invited to join Josefa Briant in the small sanctuary for a kid-friendly, family-friendly introduction to the joy of Shabbat. Make sure to stick around for Shabbat kiddush for shmoozing and lunch!  

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Feb
17
Sun
Jewish Meditation & Chant Circle @ Congregation Beth HaTephila
Feb 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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Feb
22
Fri
Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI
Feb 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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Feb
24
Sun
YEP – Multigenerational Learning @ LOCATION TO BE ANNOUCED SOON
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
YEP - Multigenerational Learning @ LOCATION TO BE ANNOUCED SOON | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

One Sunday every month our environmental Judaism teacher Hannah Limov leads us in reconnecting our Jewish calendar to the Earth. We invite all the generations to study together and think about our future together. The Multigen portion of our YEP program is a highlight.

 

FEBRUARY EVENT WILL BE AT OUTDOOR LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON. CONTACT ADMIN FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

Please arrive early for this event!

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