CBI Events Calendar

Dec
21
Tue
Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Mitch
Dec 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Mitch

Tuesday, December 21 at noon. 

Please bring your own vegetarian or kosher lunch, your listening ears and your opinions (don’t be shy!).

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Dec
24
Fri
Online Friday Noon Study Group
Dec 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Friday December 10, 12-1

When our group met on December 3, we had a lively discussion of Chapter 16 and most of Chapter 17 in Genesis.  Among the issues we discussed were

  • Sarai’s apparent infertility and her request that Abram take Hagar, her Egyptian slave, as a wife so that he could have an heir.  “Abram heeded Sarai’s voice” (16:2), perhaps to insure shalom bais (domestic tranquility).

  • When Hagar becomes pregnant with Abram’s child, Sarai chides Abram because, as a barren women, she had become an object of  scorn in her slave’s eyes. (Oddly, this attachment of blame to Abram does not get discussed The Torah: A Woman’s Commentary). 

In addition to Genesis 12:10-20, we discussed Chapters 13-15 which covered differences between Abram and his nephew, Lot, and how these figures functioned inthe narrative as binary opposites; Abram as a warrior hero; and God’s deepening covenant with Abram. 

When we resume our discussions on December 3, the group will look at Genesis 16-18:  Sarai’s barrenness and Hagar’s role as a surrogate mother; angelic annunciations; and more covenants and circumcision. 

Our informal group meets via Zoom every Friday from 12-1. Check the CBI web page for a link.  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise.  Please bring whatever copy of the Bible you might have (the more different translations the livelier the discussion).  If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu

 

 
 

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Dec
25
Sat
Saturday Morning In-Person and Online Services
Dec 25 @ 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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Dec
26
Sun
Torah on Tap @ CBI
Dec 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Torah on Tap @ CBI | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Take this job and shove it!”

The workplace has always had tension between what employees want and need, and what employers are will to give. But this time is different. The “Great Resignation” feels like more of a revolt, with tens of millions of workers looking for a better work/life balance. Interestingly (but not surprisingly), Torah has a lot to say about how to navigate this delicate issue. Join Alan Silverman and Rabbi Mitch for a fascinating look at what’s behind the Great Resignation and how our tradition foresaw it. 4pm at the shul. We’ll meet inside. Please feel free to bring you beverage of choice. Hope to see you there.

Join us for Torah on Tap this Sunday (4pm – 5:30) as we explore the opportunities and obstacles of change. Share your own story of growth, learn the most common impediments to change and how, with the help of our Jewish traditions, we can re-frame what it means to change – making it easier and more meaningful.

We’ll meet by the stream beside the CBI parking lot. Bring your beverage of choice, a lawn chair and a caring, open mind. Come as you are. Leave different.

 

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Dec
31
Fri
Online Friday Noon Study Group
Dec 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Friday December 10, 12-1

When our group met on December 3, we had a lively discussion of Chapter 16 and most of Chapter 17 in Genesis.  Among the issues we discussed were

  • Sarai’s apparent infertility and her request that Abram take Hagar, her Egyptian slave, as a wife so that he could have an heir.  “Abram heeded Sarai’s voice” (16:2), perhaps to insure shalom bais (domestic tranquility).

  • When Hagar becomes pregnant with Abram’s child, Sarai chides Abram because, as a barren women, she had become an object of  scorn in her slave’s eyes. (Oddly, this attachment of blame to Abram does not get discussed The Torah: A Woman’s Commentary). 

In addition to Genesis 12:10-20, we discussed Chapters 13-15 which covered differences between Abram and his nephew, Lot, and how these figures functioned inthe narrative as binary opposites; Abram as a warrior hero; and God’s deepening covenant with Abram. 

When we resume our discussions on December 3, the group will look at Genesis 16-18:  Sarai’s barrenness and Hagar’s role as a surrogate mother; angelic annunciations; and more covenants and circumcision. 

Our informal group meets via Zoom every Friday from 12-1. Check the CBI web page for a link.  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise.  Please bring whatever copy of the Bible you might have (the more different translations the livelier the discussion).  If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu

 

 
 

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Online Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI
Dec 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Online Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

With services unavoidably cancelled, the Ritual Committee is working hard to find ways we can support each other as a community when we can’t be together in person. It’s very distressing to be unable to say Kaddish for a loved one, or to contemplate not sharing a Seder meal with friends and family. We’d like to share with you some plans we have for filling these gaps in our lives.

Please join us for Kabbalat Shabbat services via Zoom.  As long as at least 10 adults log in, we’ll be able to say Kaddish, so please consider attending, even if you’re not a Friday night regular.

You can join the service by going to Our Virtual Community here, then scroll down and click on the blue Kabbalat Shabbat Service button.

If you’d like to borrow a siddur for use at home while services are cancelled, we’ll be happy to lend you one!  Please contact the office for details.

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Jan
1
Sat
Saturday Morning In-Person and Online Services
Jan 1 @ 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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