CBI Events Calendar

Sep
2
Fri
In-person & Online Friday Noon Study Group
Sep 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In-person & Online Friday Noon Study Group

August 19 12-1

When our weekly Study Group resumes on August 19, we will discuss the Jewish folk legend of the Lamed Vavnik–a story with origins in Torah and Talmud that has influenced such contemporary novels as Nicole Krauss’s  The History of Love and such films as the Coen brothers’ The Big Lebowski.  According to the legend, there are, at any given time, 36 righteous individuals upon whose merits the world continues to exist.  The number 36 is represented in Hebrew as lamed vav.  Those who wish to participate in our discussion on August 19, might want to take a look at a few of the following resources:
General Information:
https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/lamed-vav-x1e92-addikim
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tzadikim_Nistarim
https://www.splicetoday.com/pop-culture/the-lamed-vavnik-and-popular-culture
            http://ejmmm2007.blogspot.com/2009/03/lamed-vavniks-thirty-six-righteous-who.html
https://forward.com/culture/13406/the-thirty-six-who-save-the-world-01872/
https://www.matthewkressel.net/2015/10/13/36-days-of-judaic-myth-day-36-the-lamed-vav-the-thirty-six-hidden-righteous/
https://ohr.edu/2442
Stories about Lamed Vovniks:
https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/36-lamed-vovnick-stories-1/
https://www.naaleh.com/the-hidden-light/?hilite=%27topic%27
https://www.reddit.com/r/nonduality/comments/1r3y9f/the_lamed_vovnik_tale_as_told_by_speed_levitch/
Catholics on Lamed Vovniks
https://www.vermontcatholic.org/uncategorized/hidden-saints-the-legend-of-the-lamed-vavniks/
https://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/2012/05/19/the-legend-of-the-36-righteous-men/
When our group meets on Friday, August 26, we will begin our  exploration of Andre Schwarz-Bart’s novel, The Last of the Just, a book with roots in the lamed-vavnik legend.  This post-WWII novel, which was awarded France’s highest literary prize in 1959, follows the Levy family over eight centuries, from York, England in the 1100s until the Eastern European Holocaust.  The novel has been described as an enduring classic that reminds us “how easily torn is the precious fabric of civilization, and how destructive are the consequences of dumb hatred.”  While, as the preceding quote suggests, Schwarz-Bart’s novel is unsettling, it provides much food for thought.
Now in its 23rd year, our informal discussion group meets in person from 12-1 in CBI’s small chapel (with an option on Zoom for those who cannot attend in person).  All are welcome to attend regardless of their level of expertise.   If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.
 

 

 

      

 

 

 

 

 
 

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Shabbat HaMalka: Kabbalat Shabbat & Program
Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Shabbat HaMalkah – A Spiritual Journey
New Zoom service for Friday night.
Meeting the first Friday of each month (of the secular calendar) at 6:00 pm, the service will be led by Josefa and a guest speaker.
Our intention is to create an intimate space at home where, as individuals and together as a community, we’ll be able to welcome and greet the Shabbat, getting in touch with the Shabbat essence and healing power.
Through Kabbalat Shabbat’s psalms and prayers, we will step forward towards the gate of Shabbat. (We will not hold Maariv service).
Join here.  Abbreviated Siddur here.

Guest speaker (May 6):  Alan S. Baumgarten: Mindfulness and Zen Judaism

“I have been in Asheville since 1983 and a member of Congregation Beth Israel for more than 20 years. I am a family doctor now working part-time as I move into retirement. I love my work, so I am proceeding slowly. I have been very active in our medical community, my practice at the Family Health Centers and social causes. I enjoy a spiritual life both Jewish and mindfulness, fitness and martial arts, gardening, woodworking, cooking and baking, travel (haha) and most of all my family.”

Guest speaker (June 3): Jessica Jacobs is the author of Take Me with You, Wherever You’re Going (Four Way Books), winner of the Devil’s Kitchen and Goldie Awards, and Pelvis with Distance (White Pine Press), winner of the New Mexico Book Award and a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. She serves as Chapbook Editor for Beloit Poetry Journal and lives in Asheville, NC, with her wife, the poet Nickole Brown, with whom she co-authored Write It! 100 Poetry Prompts to Inspire (Spruce Books/PenguinRandomHouse). Her collection of poems in conversation with the Book of Genesis will be out from Four Way Books in 2024.
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Sep
3
Sat
Saturday Morning In-Person and Online Services
Sep 3 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for Shabbat morning services in-person or via Zoom every Saturday morning at 9:30am.

Masks and social distancing are still required for all services that are likely to include singing and chanting.
Masks and social distancing are optional for all smaller, non-singing/chanting gatherings for fully vaccinated individuals.
Unvaccinated adults should always wear a mask.
Beginning with Saturday July 3rd, we will return to holding Shabbat morning services every Shabbat.  You will still be required to register in advance to attend services in the event that contract tracing should become necessary.  You can register online through the Wednesday weekly eblast.  If you’d like to receive the weekly eblast, click here.

Join the Zoom service by going to Our Virtual Community page here, then scroll down and click on the blue Saturday Morning Service button.

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Sep
9
Fri
In-person & Online Friday Noon Study Group
Sep 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In-person & Online Friday Noon Study Group

August 19 12-1

When our weekly Study Group resumes on August 19, we will discuss the Jewish folk legend of the Lamed Vavnik–a story with origins in Torah and Talmud that has influenced such contemporary novels as Nicole Krauss’s  The History of Love and such films as the Coen brothers’ The Big Lebowski.  According to the legend, there are, at any given time, 36 righteous individuals upon whose merits the world continues to exist.  The number 36 is represented in Hebrew as lamed vav.  Those who wish to participate in our discussion on August 19, might want to take a look at a few of the following resources:
General Information:
https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/lamed-vav-x1e92-addikim
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tzadikim_Nistarim
https://www.splicetoday.com/pop-culture/the-lamed-vavnik-and-popular-culture
            http://ejmmm2007.blogspot.com/2009/03/lamed-vavniks-thirty-six-righteous-who.html
https://forward.com/culture/13406/the-thirty-six-who-save-the-world-01872/
https://www.matthewkressel.net/2015/10/13/36-days-of-judaic-myth-day-36-the-lamed-vav-the-thirty-six-hidden-righteous/
https://ohr.edu/2442
Stories about Lamed Vovniks:
https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/36-lamed-vovnick-stories-1/
https://www.naaleh.com/the-hidden-light/?hilite=%27topic%27
https://www.reddit.com/r/nonduality/comments/1r3y9f/the_lamed_vovnik_tale_as_told_by_speed_levitch/
Catholics on Lamed Vovniks
https://www.vermontcatholic.org/uncategorized/hidden-saints-the-legend-of-the-lamed-vavniks/
https://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/2012/05/19/the-legend-of-the-36-righteous-men/
When our group meets on Friday, August 26, we will begin our  exploration of Andre Schwarz-Bart’s novel, The Last of the Just, a book with roots in the lamed-vavnik legend.  This post-WWII novel, which was awarded France’s highest literary prize in 1959, follows the Levy family over eight centuries, from York, England in the 1100s until the Eastern European Holocaust.  The novel has been described as an enduring classic that reminds us “how easily torn is the precious fabric of civilization, and how destructive are the consequences of dumb hatred.”  While, as the preceding quote suggests, Schwarz-Bart’s novel is unsettling, it provides much food for thought.
Now in its 23rd year, our informal discussion group meets in person from 12-1 in CBI’s small chapel (with an option on Zoom for those who cannot attend in person).  All are welcome to attend regardless of their level of expertise.   If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.
 

 

 

      

 

 

 

 

 
 

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Sep
10
Sat
Saturday Morning In-Person and Online Services
Sep 10 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for Shabbat morning services in-person or via Zoom every Saturday morning at 9:30am.

Masks and social distancing are still required for all services that are likely to include singing and chanting.
Masks and social distancing are optional for all smaller, non-singing/chanting gatherings for fully vaccinated individuals.
Unvaccinated adults should always wear a mask.
Beginning with Saturday July 3rd, we will return to holding Shabbat morning services every Shabbat.  You will still be required to register in advance to attend services in the event that contract tracing should become necessary.  You can register online through the Wednesday weekly eblast.  If you’d like to receive the weekly eblast, click here.

Join the Zoom service by going to Our Virtual Community page here, then scroll down and click on the blue Saturday Morning Service button.

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Sep
16
Fri
In-person & Online Friday Noon Study Group
Sep 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In-person & Online Friday Noon Study Group

August 19 12-1

When our weekly Study Group resumes on August 19, we will discuss the Jewish folk legend of the Lamed Vavnik–a story with origins in Torah and Talmud that has influenced such contemporary novels as Nicole Krauss’s  The History of Love and such films as the Coen brothers’ The Big Lebowski.  According to the legend, there are, at any given time, 36 righteous individuals upon whose merits the world continues to exist.  The number 36 is represented in Hebrew as lamed vav.  Those who wish to participate in our discussion on August 19, might want to take a look at a few of the following resources:
General Information:
https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/lamed-vav-x1e92-addikim
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tzadikim_Nistarim
https://www.splicetoday.com/pop-culture/the-lamed-vavnik-and-popular-culture
            http://ejmmm2007.blogspot.com/2009/03/lamed-vavniks-thirty-six-righteous-who.html
https://forward.com/culture/13406/the-thirty-six-who-save-the-world-01872/
https://www.matthewkressel.net/2015/10/13/36-days-of-judaic-myth-day-36-the-lamed-vav-the-thirty-six-hidden-righteous/
https://ohr.edu/2442
Stories about Lamed Vovniks:
https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/36-lamed-vovnick-stories-1/
https://www.naaleh.com/the-hidden-light/?hilite=%27topic%27
https://www.reddit.com/r/nonduality/comments/1r3y9f/the_lamed_vovnik_tale_as_told_by_speed_levitch/
Catholics on Lamed Vovniks
https://www.vermontcatholic.org/uncategorized/hidden-saints-the-legend-of-the-lamed-vavniks/
https://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/2012/05/19/the-legend-of-the-36-righteous-men/
When our group meets on Friday, August 26, we will begin our  exploration of Andre Schwarz-Bart’s novel, The Last of the Just, a book with roots in the lamed-vavnik legend.  This post-WWII novel, which was awarded France’s highest literary prize in 1959, follows the Levy family over eight centuries, from York, England in the 1100s until the Eastern European Holocaust.  The novel has been described as an enduring classic that reminds us “how easily torn is the precious fabric of civilization, and how destructive are the consequences of dumb hatred.”  While, as the preceding quote suggests, Schwarz-Bart’s novel is unsettling, it provides much food for thought.
Now in its 23rd year, our informal discussion group meets in person from 12-1 in CBI’s small chapel (with an option on Zoom for those who cannot attend in person).  All are welcome to attend regardless of their level of expertise.   If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.
 

 

 

      

 

 

 

 

 
 

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Sep
17
Sat
Elliot Silverman Aufruf at CBI
Sep 17 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
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