CBI Events Calendar

Sep
8
Sun
Jewish Poetry Class with Dr. Rick Chess
Sep 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
A Taste of Contemporary Jewish Poetry
Sept. 8 and 15, 2019, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Congregation Beth Israel, Asheville, NC
Join Dr. Rick Chess for two sessions at which we’ll look at recent work by several contemporary Jewish poets. We’ll begin by reading and exploring a few poems by Jacqueline Osherow. From there, we’ll move on to consider poems by some other extraordinary contemporary Jewish poets, including Jessica Jacobs, who lives in Asheville and has attended classes at CBI and is the author of Take Me With You, Wherever You’re Going and other books; David Ebenbach, author of The Artist’s Torah, Some Unimaginable Animal, and other books; and possibly poems by a few other poets. Through our lively conversations about the poems, we’ll consider whether the great Yiddish poet Mani Leyb was right when he wrote “a poet of the Jews–who needs it!”
If you can make it to Jacquelyn Osherow’s reading on Sept. 3 at UNC Asheville (see below), I highly recommend it. If not, please still consider joining us for these two sessions for a little taste of contemporary Jewish poetry.
Dr. Richard Chess
Roy Carroll Professor of Honors Arts and Sciences
Director, the Center for Jewish Studies at UNCA
My Lookalike at the Krishna Temple and Other Wonders of Contemporary Jewish Life
Sept. 3, 2019, 7 p.m., Laurel Forum, Karpen Hall, UNC Asheville
Free and Open to the Public
Renowned American-Jewish Poet Jacquelyn Osherow reads from her recently published 8th book My Lookalike at the Krishna Temple
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Sep
11
Wed
Meet the Midrash
Sep 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Meet the Midrash is for those who want to make the regular study of the weekly Torah portion a part of their fixed practice.

Join Rabbi Goldstein each Wednesday around noon for a traditional interpretation of the Sages on the upcoming Torah portion or upcoming holidays.

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Elul Class with Rabbi Goldstein
Sep 11 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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Sep
12
Thu
CBI Board meeting
Sep 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
CBI Board meeting
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Sep
13
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Sep 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Friday Noon Study Group

Friday, July 26, 12:00-1:00 

The publication, Sh’ma Now, hosted by the Jewish Forward magazine, curates a monthly distilled “conversation” bringing together several voices around a single theme. These voices cross the spectrum of Judaism — secular and religious, communal and non-partisan, engaged and striving. Participants in our study group will have an opportunity to join in this conversation.  Our focus is on ideas — their complexity and range, and how they inform action.
Last week, we discussed the concept of Makom Kodesh, Making a place sacred.  Participants shared their thoughts on what makes spaces holy:  location? what happens or happened there?  what we do there to welcome God’s presence, or the practice of Godliness.

This week, July 26, we will discuss the Jewish tradition of

Generosity of the Heart:  N’div Lev | נְדִיב  לֵב

We invite you to explore several readings on this topic posted at:
                        https://forward.com/shma-now/ndiv-lev/

After our session on July 26, the Noon Study Group will take a short recess.  We will resume our discussions on August 23 when we begin a discussion of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’s To Heal a Fractured World:  The Ethics of Responsibility.  Stay tuned to this web site for details. 

Our informal discussion group meets every Friday from 12-1, in the CBI Library.  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise or attendance at previous Friday study group sessions.     If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

 

 

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Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI
Sep 13 @ 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
14
Sat
Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Sep 14 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a participatory, high-energy Shabbat service, sure to inspire, uplift, educate and engage. Be sure to hang around for food and schmoozing at our Kiddish lunch.

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Sep
15
Sun
Jewish Meditation & Chant Circle (at CBHT) @ Congregation Beth HaTephila
Sep 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Jewish Meditation & Chant Circle (at CBHT) @ 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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Music on Murdock Concert
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for another great AmiciMusic concert with Dan Weiser (piano) and Steve Loew (clarinet).

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Jewish Poetry Class with Dr. Rick Chess
Sep 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
A Taste of Contemporary Jewish Poetry
Sept. 8 and 15, 2019, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Congregation Beth Israel, Asheville, NC
Join Dr. Rick Chess for two sessions at which we’ll look at recent work by several contemporary Jewish poets. We’ll begin by reading and exploring a few poems by Jacqueline Osherow. From there, we’ll move on to consider poems by some other extraordinary contemporary Jewish poets, including Jessica Jacobs, who lives in Asheville and has attended classes at CBI and is the author of Take Me With You, Wherever You’re Going and other books; David Ebenbach, author of The Artist’s Torah, Some Unimaginable Animal, and other books; and possibly poems by a few other poets. Through our lively conversations about the poems, we’ll consider whether the great Yiddish poet Mani Leyb was right when he wrote “a poet of the Jews–who needs it!”
If you can make it to Jacquelyn Osherow’s reading on Sept. 3 at UNC Asheville (see below), I highly recommend it. If not, please still consider joining us for these two sessions for a little taste of contemporary Jewish poetry.
Dr. Richard Chess
Roy Carroll Professor of Honors Arts and Sciences
Director, the Center for Jewish Studies at UNCA
My Lookalike at the Krishna Temple and Other Wonders of Contemporary Jewish Life
Sept. 3, 2019, 7 p.m., Laurel Forum, Karpen Hall, UNC Asheville
Free and Open to the Public
Renowned American-Jewish Poet Jacquelyn Osherow reads from her recently published 8th book My Lookalike at the Krishna Temple
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Sep
18
Wed
Meet the Midrash
Sep 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Meet the Midrash is for those who want to make the regular study of the weekly Torah portion a part of their fixed practice.

Join Rabbi Goldstein each Wednesday around noon for a traditional interpretation of the Sages on the upcoming Torah portion or upcoming holidays.

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Elul Class with Rabbi Goldstein
Sep 18 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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Sep
20
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Friday Noon Study Group

Friday, July 26, 12:00-1:00 

The publication, Sh’ma Now, hosted by the Jewish Forward magazine, curates a monthly distilled “conversation” bringing together several voices around a single theme. These voices cross the spectrum of Judaism — secular and religious, communal and non-partisan, engaged and striving. Participants in our study group will have an opportunity to join in this conversation.  Our focus is on ideas — their complexity and range, and how they inform action.
Last week, we discussed the concept of Makom Kodesh, Making a place sacred.  Participants shared their thoughts on what makes spaces holy:  location? what happens or happened there?  what we do there to welcome God’s presence, or the practice of Godliness.

This week, July 26, we will discuss the Jewish tradition of

Generosity of the Heart:  N’div Lev | נְדִיב  לֵב

We invite you to explore several readings on this topic posted at:
                        https://forward.com/shma-now/ndiv-lev/

After our session on July 26, the Noon Study Group will take a short recess.  We will resume our discussions on August 23 when we begin a discussion of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’s To Heal a Fractured World:  The Ethics of Responsibility.  Stay tuned to this web site for details. 

Our informal discussion group meets every Friday from 12-1, in the CBI Library.  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise or attendance at previous Friday study group sessions.     If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

 

 

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Sep
21
Sat
Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Sep 21 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a participatory, high-energy Shabbat service, sure to inspire, uplift, educate and engage. Be sure to hang around for food and schmoozing at our Kiddish lunch.

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Milk & Honey Hour @ CBI
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
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 at CBI for an hour-long Jewish experience designed to expose children to the sights, sounds and smells of Judaism.

The first 30 minutes is for socializing and playing, enjoying read-to-me time and allowing the little ones to explore the synagogue. Feel free to wander where your child leads, in and out of the sanctuary, on to the bima, nothing is off limits.

The second half features singing with Penny White, Jewish Asheville’s pied piper. 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.

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Leil Selihot
Sep 21 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Sep
25
Wed
Meet the Midrash
Sep 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Meet the Midrash is for those who want to make the regular study of the weekly Torah portion a part of their fixed practice.

Join Rabbi Goldstein each Wednesday around noon for a traditional interpretation of the Sages on the upcoming Torah portion or upcoming holidays.

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Elul Class with Rabbi Goldstein
Sep 25 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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Sep
27
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Sep 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Friday Noon Study Group

Friday, July 26, 12:00-1:00 

The publication, Sh’ma Now, hosted by the Jewish Forward magazine, curates a monthly distilled “conversation” bringing together several voices around a single theme. These voices cross the spectrum of Judaism — secular and religious, communal and non-partisan, engaged and striving. Participants in our study group will have an opportunity to join in this conversation.  Our focus is on ideas — their complexity and range, and how they inform action.
Last week, we discussed the concept of Makom Kodesh, Making a place sacred.  Participants shared their thoughts on what makes spaces holy:  location? what happens or happened there?  what we do there to welcome God’s presence, or the practice of Godliness.

This week, July 26, we will discuss the Jewish tradition of

Generosity of the Heart:  N’div Lev | נְדִיב  לֵב

We invite you to explore several readings on this topic posted at:
                        https://forward.com/shma-now/ndiv-lev/

After our session on July 26, the Noon Study Group will take a short recess.  We will resume our discussions on August 23 when we begin a discussion of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’s To Heal a Fractured World:  The Ethics of Responsibility.  Stay tuned to this web site for details. 

Our informal discussion group meets every Friday from 12-1, in the CBI Library.  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise or attendance at previous Friday study group sessions.     If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

 

 

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Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI
Sep 27 @ 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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Sep
28
Sat
Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Sep 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a participatory, high-energy Shabbat service, sure to inspire, uplift, educate and engage. Be sure to hang around for food and schmoozing at our Kiddish lunch.

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Hasidishe Kiddush
Sep 28 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Hasidishe Kiddush

Warm your heart and soul with Torah (and schnapps…) and join together to learn Hasidic thought and wisdom on parashat ha’shavu’a, the weekly Torah portion. We’ll meet on the last Shabbat of each month, at 12:30 pm in the small sanctuary.  All are welcome.

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Sep
29
Sun
Erev Rosh Hashanah 1 services @ CBI
Sep 29 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Erev Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown.

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Sep
30
Mon
Rosh HaShanah 1 Morning Services
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:15 pm
Erev Rosh HaShanah 2 services
Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oct
1
Tue
Rosh HaShanah 2 Morning Services @ CBI
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:15 pm
Oct
4
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Oct 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Friday Noon Study Group

Friday, July 26, 12:00-1:00 

The publication, Sh’ma Now, hosted by the Jewish Forward magazine, curates a monthly distilled “conversation” bringing together several voices around a single theme. These voices cross the spectrum of Judaism — secular and religious, communal and non-partisan, engaged and striving. Participants in our study group will have an opportunity to join in this conversation.  Our focus is on ideas — their complexity and range, and how they inform action.
Last week, we discussed the concept of Makom Kodesh, Making a place sacred.  Participants shared their thoughts on what makes spaces holy:  location? what happens or happened there?  what we do there to welcome God’s presence, or the practice of Godliness.

This week, July 26, we will discuss the Jewish tradition of

Generosity of the Heart:  N’div Lev | נְדִיב  לֵב

We invite you to explore several readings on this topic posted at:
                        https://forward.com/shma-now/ndiv-lev/

After our session on July 26, the Noon Study Group will take a short recess.  We will resume our discussions on August 23 when we begin a discussion of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’s To Heal a Fractured World:  The Ethics of Responsibility.  Stay tuned to this web site for details. 

Our informal discussion group meets every Friday from 12-1, in the CBI Library.  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise or attendance at previous Friday study group sessions.     If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

 

 

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Oct
5
Sat
Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Oct 5 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a participatory, high-energy Shabbat service, sure to inspire, uplift, educate and engage. Be sure to hang around for food and schmoozing at our Kiddish lunch.

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Oct
6
Sun
Kever Avot at Lou Pollock Cemetery
Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Oct
8
Tue
Kol Nidre Services @ CBI
Oct 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Kol Nidre begins at sundown

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Oct
9
Wed
Yom Kippur Services @ CBI
Oct 9 @ 8:00 am – 11:15 am

Yom Kippur Service Start Times:

Wednesday, October 9

8:00am – Yom Kippur Morning services

5:00pm – Yom Kippur Minhah service

7:00pm – Ne’ilah service

8:00pm – Break the Fast Meal (your pre-payment is your reservation – please contact the CBI office at admin@bethisraelnc.org)

 

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Oct
10
Thu
CBI Board meeting
Oct 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
CBI Board meeting
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Oct
11
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Oct 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Friday Noon Study Group

Friday, July 26, 12:00-1:00 

The publication, Sh’ma Now, hosted by the Jewish Forward magazine, curates a monthly distilled “conversation” bringing together several voices around a single theme. These voices cross the spectrum of Judaism — secular and religious, communal and non-partisan, engaged and striving. Participants in our study group will have an opportunity to join in this conversation.  Our focus is on ideas — their complexity and range, and how they inform action.
Last week, we discussed the concept of Makom Kodesh, Making a place sacred.  Participants shared their thoughts on what makes spaces holy:  location? what happens or happened there?  what we do there to welcome God’s presence, or the practice of Godliness.

This week, July 26, we will discuss the Jewish tradition of

Generosity of the Heart:  N’div Lev | נְדִיב  לֵב

We invite you to explore several readings on this topic posted at:
                        https://forward.com/shma-now/ndiv-lev/

After our session on July 26, the Noon Study Group will take a short recess.  We will resume our discussions on August 23 when we begin a discussion of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’s To Heal a Fractured World:  The Ethics of Responsibility.  Stay tuned to this web site for details. 

Our informal discussion group meets every Friday from 12-1, in the CBI Library.  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise or attendance at previous Friday study group sessions.     If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

 

 

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Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI
Oct 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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Oct
12
Sat
Bar Mitzvah Logan Reich @ Congregation Beth Israel
Oct 12 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
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Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Oct 12 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a participatory, high-energy Shabbat service, sure to inspire, uplift, educate and engage. Be sure to hang around for food and schmoozing at our Kiddish lunch.

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Oct
14
Mon
Sukkot 1 Morning Services
Oct 14 @ 9:30 am – 12:15 pm
Oct
15
Tue
Sukkot 2 Morning Services
Oct 15 @ 9:30 am – 12:15 pm
Oct
17
Thu
Simhat Beit HaShoevah Program in the Sukkah
Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oct
18
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Oct 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Friday Noon Study Group

Friday, July 26, 12:00-1:00 

The publication, Sh’ma Now, hosted by the Jewish Forward magazine, curates a monthly distilled “conversation” bringing together several voices around a single theme. These voices cross the spectrum of Judaism — secular and religious, communal and non-partisan, engaged and striving. Participants in our study group will have an opportunity to join in this conversation.  Our focus is on ideas — their complexity and range, and how they inform action.
Last week, we discussed the concept of Makom Kodesh, Making a place sacred.  Participants shared their thoughts on what makes spaces holy:  location? what happens or happened there?  what we do there to welcome God’s presence, or the practice of Godliness.

This week, July 26, we will discuss the Jewish tradition of

Generosity of the Heart:  N’div Lev | נְדִיב  לֵב

We invite you to explore several readings on this topic posted at:
                        https://forward.com/shma-now/ndiv-lev/

After our session on July 26, the Noon Study Group will take a short recess.  We will resume our discussions on August 23 when we begin a discussion of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’s To Heal a Fractured World:  The Ethics of Responsibility.  Stay tuned to this web site for details. 

Our informal discussion group meets every Friday from 12-1, in the CBI Library.  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise or attendance at previous Friday study group sessions.     If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

 

 

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