CBI Events Calendar

CX- Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Apr 18 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

We regret that in-person services are cancelled at this time due to the COVID 19 situation.  Please stay tuned as we find alternative ways of worshiping as a community.

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Online Milk & Honey Hour @ CBI
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Online Milk & Honey Hour @ CBI | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

CBI’s Milk & Honey Hour brings together young Jewish families to schmooze and acclimate their little ones (newborn to 4 yrs) to their spiritual home away from home. Once a month on the third Saturday of the month, we meet online for an hour-long Jewish experience designed to expose children to the sights, sounds and smells of Judaism.

Join us for singing with Gabby Feinstein. She’ll teach Shabbat songs, nigguns (wordless melodies), Hebrew  lullabies and Jewish holiday tunes you can continue singing to your kids at home. While the youngest absorb the rhythms and melodies, the older toddlers are encouraged to play along on drums and tambourines.

All the while, the kids are exposed to the in the background sounds and melodies of the Shabbat service coming from the sanctuary. The entire hour-long experience is designed to imprint positive Jewish memories that will last a lifetime. This program is designed for any Jewish family with kids under the age of four. You need not be a member of CBI to participate – all are welcome.

Instructions for Downloading Zoom

The first time you ever use Zoom on a computer, do the following:

Go to https://zoom.us
Hover over (don’t click) “RESOURCES” on the top right and then click “Download Zoom Client” from the drop-down menu that appears
Click “Download” under “Zoom Client for Meetings”
If it asks you to allow it to download “zoom.us”, click “Allow” or “Yes”
Open the downloaded file and follow the instructions to install Zoom on your computer

The first time you ever use Zoom on a smart phone, do the following:
Go to the App Store and find “Zoom Cloud Meetings” and download it (it is free)

Instructions for attending Milk & Honey Hour on CBI’s Zoom Account 2:

Right before the start of the program at 10:00am, either go to https://zoom.us on your computer or open your Zoom app on your smartphone
Click “Join a Meeting”
Type in this Meeting ID: 328 336 9562 and click “Join”
If you’re using the computer and Zoom asks you to allow it to open “zoom.us”, click “Allow” or “Yes” or “Open” and then click “Join With Computer Audio”
If you’re using a smart phone and Zoom asks you to allow using the microphone/camera, allow it
If it says “Waiting for the host to start this meeting”, just wait a few minutes for Gabby to start the meeting


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Online Jewish Meditation & Chant Circle
Apr 19 @ 1:00 pm

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 infusing their essence into our daily spiritual lives.

Ready to give it a try? Join us (every Sunday from 1pm – 3pm. No previous meditation experience necessary.  This opportunity is free and open to all. Please contact Linda Wolf at linda@networktype.com for the online meeting information.

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Community Yom HaShoah Program
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sunday evening, April 19th at 7pm, featuring Judy Marx
We will hear briefly from two of our community’s teens Abe Goldstein and Alex Reich who were scheduled to be in Poland to commemorate Yom Hashoah.  They will share some thoughts on how they view their role in our collective responsibility to remember.
Judy Marx will be the featured speaker.  Judy will share her story as a 2nd generation, as well as her father’s story who was a Holocaust survivor.   She will be sharing excerpts from her father’s memoir which was published in honor of his 90th birthday.  There will be an opportunity for questions at the end.
4/19 Yom Hashoah Speaker   https://zoom.us/j/48218694 9
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Online Yom HaShoah Community Observance
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Yom Hashoah service
Monday evening, April 20th at 7pm
Join your community for a service of remembrance.  Featured remarks will be made by survivor Walter Ziffer.  Music, prayers, and candle lighting will be woven together to create a meaningful opportunity for us as a community to reflect and accept our collective responsibility to honor and share these histories.  Join https://zoom.us/j/402613157

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GAB – Online Guided Autobiography Class @ Congregation Beth Israel
Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Write and share your stories in a GAB – Guided Autobiography –

Everyone, each and everyone of us, has a story.  This class is designed to help you get organized and pull that story up from your lifetime of memories.  It’s hard to home in on things that truly inform your life perspective.  The GAB method, developed by Dr, James Birren, can help you write your story, two pages at a time, by focusing on themes such as health, money, family and spiritual identity.  Participants share their writings with the other members of the group each week. Finding the story, not evaluating grammar, punctuation, or writing style, is the goal of writing and sharing. Class size is limited to five people.
GAB is a national program with instructors and workshops around the country.
Here is a link to the GAB website: http://guidedautobiography.com
When: Ten Tuesdays beginning March 17 to May 19, 2020 from 1:00 to 3:00.
Where:  CBI Library
Cost:  $150.  Money goes to CBI
Text:  Writing Your Legacy:  The Step-by-Step Guide to Crafting Your Life Story by Richard Campbell and Cheryl Svensson.
Instructor:  Caroline Manheimer – She took the online GAB instructor training class in 2012 with Cheryl Svensson. She found the method and writing prompts helpful and liberating in finding her own story.  Since then She has led Guided Autobiography workshops at the Jewish Community Center, OLLI – Senior Learning Center at UNCA, the Grove Opportunity Center, and at her home. She is a retired librarian and a modestly active fiber artist.
Please feel free to contact her with any questions.
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Online Friday Noon Study Group
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

April 10, 2020 12-1

Last Friday our online Zoom session examined Chapters 3-5 in Romans.

Here’s what we covered:

  • Paul’s notion of redemption by God as a result of Christ’s shedding his blood in atonement for our sins

  • How such redemption is effected through faith/creed (belief in Jesus as redeemer) and/or faithfulness/deed (being loyal to Jesus’s teachings through our behavior)

  • Faithfulness is demonstrated by behaving righteously as Jesus did (in contrast to strict observance of ritual laws)

  • Abraham as a paragon of righteous behavior/the merit of our ancestors

  • Concepts of Original Sin and differences between Adam and Jesus

  • Vicarious Atonement

On Friday, April 10, I hope we’ll cover in more detail concepts of sin and vicarious atonement and Romans, Chapters 6-9 looking at such topics as Paul’s concept of “faithful obedience of life in Christ”; freedom from sin and death by living rightly; the “spirit-enabled life”; and the place of Israel in God’s overall purpose.  An ambitious agenda, I know.  We might be putting Chapter 9 on hold.

Our informal discussion group will be conducted online every Friday from 12-1.   All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise or attendance at previous noon study group discussions.  Any copy of the New Testament is acceptable (the more versions the richer the conversation).  Our discussions will be supplemented by commentary drawn from The Jewish Annotated New Testament, edited by Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Zvi Brettler.  If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

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