CBI Events Calendar

Jun
21
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Jun 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Friday Noon Study Group

Friday, June 21 12:00-1:00

We began last week with consideration of an idea supplied to us by Walter Ziffer about the potential cause the anti-Judaism present in The Gospel According to John.  It is possible that John came from Sardis, a town in Asia Minor (Turkey) that housed a large synagogue and affluent Jewish population which may have dwarfed the number of adherents to Christianity.  The need to differentiate from and compete with the Jews may have influenced John’s thinking.  We then moved on to the promise Jesus made in John in 14:16 that he would ask God to send an “Advocate” to be with the disciples once Jesus was gone.  We spent some time discussing the significance of this advocate/paraclete/holy spirit/healer/ comforter, with several participants sharing how they understood this concept.  We then looked at Chapters 15-16, especially the “I am the true vine” metaphor and problems that verses such as “apart from me you can do nothing” (15:5) and “whoever does not abide in me . . . is thrown away . . . thrown into the fire and burned” (15:6).   
 This week, we’ll consider chapters 17 (Jesus’s prayer to God), 18, and 19 (Gethsemane and its aftermath)
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.   Any copy of the New Testament Gospel of John 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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Jun
22
Sat
Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Jun 22 @ 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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Jun
23
Sun
Dinner & a Movie: Russian Jews
Jun 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for the final segment of this 3-film documentary on the Jews of Russia.  Each film stands alone – there’s no need to have seen the previous two films.

We’ll begin with a vegetarian potluck meal at 6:00pm in the CBI social hall followed by the film at 7:00pm.  There will be an opportunity for discussion following the film for those who are interested.

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Jun
27
Thu
Morning Minyan with Camp Ramah Darom
Jun 27 @ 8:00 am – 8:45 am
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Jun
28
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Jun 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Friday Noon Study Group

Friday, June 21 12:00-1:00

We began last week with consideration of an idea supplied to us by Walter Ziffer about the potential cause the anti-Judaism present in The Gospel According to John.  It is possible that John came from Sardis, a town in Asia Minor (Turkey) that housed a large synagogue and affluent Jewish population which may have dwarfed the number of adherents to Christianity.  The need to differentiate from and compete with the Jews may have influenced John’s thinking.  We then moved on to the promise Jesus made in John in 14:16 that he would ask God to send an “Advocate” to be with the disciples once Jesus was gone.  We spent some time discussing the significance of this advocate/paraclete/holy spirit/healer/ comforter, with several participants sharing how they understood this concept.  We then looked at Chapters 15-16, especially the “I am the true vine” metaphor and problems that verses such as “apart from me you can do nothing” (15:5) and “whoever does not abide in me . . . is thrown away . . . thrown into the fire and burned” (15:6).   
 This week, we’ll consider chapters 17 (Jesus’s prayer to God), 18, and 19 (Gethsemane and its aftermath)
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.   Any copy of the New Testament Gospel of John 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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Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI
Jun 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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Jun
29
Sat
Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Jun 29 @ 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
Jun 29 @ 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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Jun
30
Sun
Torah on Tap @ Archetype Brewing
Jun 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Torah on Tap @ Archetype Brewing | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Join us on the last Sunday of the month at Archetype Brewing (dowtown north) for a refreshing and often provocative discussion over a pint (or two) of great brew. Each month, we take on a new topic – often ripped from the headlines of today’s news. We spend the first 45 minutes wrapping our arms around it, defining it, dissecting and analyzing it from various viewpoints. Then we spend the rest of the time discussing it from Judaism’s point of view.

  • What’s Judaism’s take on universal healthcare?
  • Would Moses walk the streets of Chicago today packing heat?
  • Is it okay to punch a white supremacist?

Torah on Tap gives us a chance to learn, vent, share and, most of all, understand what 4,000 years of cultural development, debate and dialogue has to say about some of the issues that confront us today. Torah on Tap is free and open to all. Varying viewpoints are not only welcome, but encouraged.

In addition to drinks, Archetype also offers small, locally-made bites available for purchase, including Poppy Popcorn, Asheville Pretzel Company pretzels, and Hickory Nut Gap Farm meat sticks. Plenty of parking in the rear.

See you there!

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Jul
3
Wed
Meet the Midrash
Jul 3 @ 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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Jul
5
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Jul 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Friday Noon Study Group

Friday, June 21 12:00-1:00

We began last week with consideration of an idea supplied to us by Walter Ziffer about the potential cause the anti-Judaism present in The Gospel According to John.  It is possible that John came from Sardis, a town in Asia Minor (Turkey) that housed a large synagogue and affluent Jewish population which may have dwarfed the number of adherents to Christianity.  The need to differentiate from and compete with the Jews may have influenced John’s thinking.  We then moved on to the promise Jesus made in John in 14:16 that he would ask God to send an “Advocate” to be with the disciples once Jesus was gone.  We spent some time discussing the significance of this advocate/paraclete/holy spirit/healer/ comforter, with several participants sharing how they understood this concept.  We then looked at Chapters 15-16, especially the “I am the true vine” metaphor and problems that verses such as “apart from me you can do nothing” (15:5) and “whoever does not abide in me . . . is thrown away . . . thrown into the fire and burned” (15:6).   
 This week, we’ll consider chapters 17 (Jesus’s prayer to God), 18, and 19 (Gethsemane and its aftermath)
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.   Any copy of the New Testament Gospel of John 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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Jul
6
Sat
Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Jul 6 @ 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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Jul
10
Wed
Meet the Midrash
Jul 10 @ 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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Jul
11
Thu
CBI Board meeting
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
CBI Board meeting
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Jul
12
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Jul 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Friday Noon Study Group

Friday, June 21 12:00-1:00

We began last week with consideration of an idea supplied to us by Walter Ziffer about the potential cause the anti-Judaism present in The Gospel According to John.  It is possible that John came from Sardis, a town in Asia Minor (Turkey) that housed a large synagogue and affluent Jewish population which may have dwarfed the number of adherents to Christianity.  The need to differentiate from and compete with the Jews may have influenced John’s thinking.  We then moved on to the promise Jesus made in John in 14:16 that he would ask God to send an “Advocate” to be with the disciples once Jesus was gone.  We spent some time discussing the significance of this advocate/paraclete/holy spirit/healer/ comforter, with several participants sharing how they understood this concept.  We then looked at Chapters 15-16, especially the “I am the true vine” metaphor and problems that verses such as “apart from me you can do nothing” (15:5) and “whoever does not abide in me . . . is thrown away . . . thrown into the fire and burned” (15:6).   
 This week, we’ll consider chapters 17 (Jesus’s prayer to God), 18, and 19 (Gethsemane and its aftermath)
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.   Any copy of the New Testament Gospel of John 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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Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI
Jul 12 @ 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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Jul
13
Sat
Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Jul 13 @ 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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Jul
17
Wed
Meet the Midrash
Jul 17 @ 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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Jul
19
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Jul 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Friday Noon Study Group

Friday, June 21 12:00-1:00

We began last week with consideration of an idea supplied to us by Walter Ziffer about the potential cause the anti-Judaism present in The Gospel According to John.  It is possible that John came from Sardis, a town in Asia Minor (Turkey) that housed a large synagogue and affluent Jewish population which may have dwarfed the number of adherents to Christianity.  The need to differentiate from and compete with the Jews may have influenced John’s thinking.  We then moved on to the promise Jesus made in John in 14:16 that he would ask God to send an “Advocate” to be with the disciples once Jesus was gone.  We spent some time discussing the significance of this advocate/paraclete/holy spirit/healer/ comforter, with several participants sharing how they understood this concept.  We then looked at Chapters 15-16, especially the “I am the true vine” metaphor and problems that verses such as “apart from me you can do nothing” (15:5) and “whoever does not abide in me . . . is thrown away . . . thrown into the fire and burned” (15:6).   
 This week, we’ll consider chapters 17 (Jesus’s prayer to God), 18, and 19 (Gethsemane and its aftermath)
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.   Any copy of the New Testament Gospel of John 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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Jul
20
Sat
Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Jul 20 @ 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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Jul
21
Sun
Jewish Meditation & Chant Circle (at CBHT) @ Congregation Beth HaTephila
Jul 21 @ 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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Jul
24
Wed
Meet the Midrash
Jul 24 @ 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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Jul
26
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Jul 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Friday Noon Study Group

Friday, June 21 12:00-1:00

We began last week with consideration of an idea supplied to us by Walter Ziffer about the potential cause the anti-Judaism present in The Gospel According to John.  It is possible that John came from Sardis, a town in Asia Minor (Turkey) that housed a large synagogue and affluent Jewish population which may have dwarfed the number of adherents to Christianity.  The need to differentiate from and compete with the Jews may have influenced John’s thinking.  We then moved on to the promise Jesus made in John in 14:16 that he would ask God to send an “Advocate” to be with the disciples once Jesus was gone.  We spent some time discussing the significance of this advocate/paraclete/holy spirit/healer/ comforter, with several participants sharing how they understood this concept.  We then looked at Chapters 15-16, especially the “I am the true vine” metaphor and problems that verses such as “apart from me you can do nothing” (15:5) and “whoever does not abide in me . . . is thrown away . . . thrown into the fire and burned” (15:6).   
 This week, we’ll consider chapters 17 (Jesus’s prayer to God), 18, and 19 (Gethsemane and its aftermath)
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.   Any copy of the New Testament Gospel of John 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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Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI
Jul 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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Jul
27
Sat
Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Jul 27 @ 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
Jul 27 @ 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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Jul
28
Sun
Torah on Tap @ Archetype Brewing
Jul 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Torah on Tap @ Archetype Brewing | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Join us on the last Sunday of the month at Archetype Brewing (dowtown north) for a refreshing and often provocative discussion over a pint (or two) of great brew. Each month, we take on a new topic – often ripped from the headlines of today’s news. We spend the first 45 minutes wrapping our arms around it, defining it, dissecting and analyzing it from various viewpoints. Then we spend the rest of the time discussing it from Judaism’s point of view.

  • What’s Judaism’s take on universal healthcare?
  • Would Moses walk the streets of Chicago today packing heat?
  • Is it okay to punch a white supremacist?

Torah on Tap gives us a chance to learn, vent, share and, most of all, understand what 4,000 years of cultural development, debate and dialogue has to say about some of the issues that confront us today. Torah on Tap is free and open to all. Varying viewpoints are not only welcome, but encouraged.

In addition to drinks, Archetype also offers small, locally-made bites available for purchase, including Poppy Popcorn, Asheville Pretzel Company pretzels, and Hickory Nut Gap Farm meat sticks. Plenty of parking in the rear.

See you there!

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Dinner & a Movie
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join CBI family and friends for a vegetarian potluck dinner at 6:00pm followed by a film at 7:00pm and discussion following the film.

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Jul
31
Wed
Meet the Midrash
Jul 31 @ 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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Aug
2
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Aug 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Friday Noon Study Group

Friday, June 21 12:00-1:00

We began last week with consideration of an idea supplied to us by Walter Ziffer about the potential cause the anti-Judaism present in The Gospel According to John.  It is possible that John came from Sardis, a town in Asia Minor (Turkey) that housed a large synagogue and affluent Jewish population which may have dwarfed the number of adherents to Christianity.  The need to differentiate from and compete with the Jews may have influenced John’s thinking.  We then moved on to the promise Jesus made in John in 14:16 that he would ask God to send an “Advocate” to be with the disciples once Jesus was gone.  We spent some time discussing the significance of this advocate/paraclete/holy spirit/healer/ comforter, with several participants sharing how they understood this concept.  We then looked at Chapters 15-16, especially the “I am the true vine” metaphor and problems that verses such as “apart from me you can do nothing” (15:5) and “whoever does not abide in me . . . is thrown away . . . thrown into the fire and burned” (15:6).   
 This week, we’ll consider chapters 17 (Jesus’s prayer to God), 18, and 19 (Gethsemane and its aftermath)
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.   Any copy of the New Testament Gospel of John 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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Aug
3
Sat
Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Aug 3 @ 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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Aug
7
Wed
Meet the Midrash
Aug 7 @ 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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Aug
8
Thu
CBI Board meeting
Aug 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
CBI Board meeting
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Aug
9
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Aug 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Friday Noon Study Group

Friday, June 21 12:00-1:00

We began last week with consideration of an idea supplied to us by Walter Ziffer about the potential cause the anti-Judaism present in The Gospel According to John.  It is possible that John came from Sardis, a town in Asia Minor (Turkey) that housed a large synagogue and affluent Jewish population which may have dwarfed the number of adherents to Christianity.  The need to differentiate from and compete with the Jews may have influenced John’s thinking.  We then moved on to the promise Jesus made in John in 14:16 that he would ask God to send an “Advocate” to be with the disciples once Jesus was gone.  We spent some time discussing the significance of this advocate/paraclete/holy spirit/healer/ comforter, with several participants sharing how they understood this concept.  We then looked at Chapters 15-16, especially the “I am the true vine” metaphor and problems that verses such as “apart from me you can do nothing” (15:5) and “whoever does not abide in me . . . is thrown away . . . thrown into the fire and burned” (15:6).   
 This week, we’ll consider chapters 17 (Jesus’s prayer to God), 18, and 19 (Gethsemane and its aftermath)
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.   Any copy of the New Testament Gospel of John 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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Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI
Aug 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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Aug
10
Sat
Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Aug 10 @ 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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Tisha b’Av Service with Megillat Eikhah
Aug 10 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Aug
12
Mon
Artist Retreat at CBI
Aug 12 – Aug 15 all-day

August 12th – 15th

Featuring Jacqueline Sullivan

During CBI’s first-ever Artist-in-Residence program, we are proud to welcome Jacqueline Sullivan to Asheville. Jacqueline is a mixed media, acrylic, book and calligraphic artist whose works have been shown nationwide in galleries and juried art fairs.  She well known for her pieces that experiment with texture, layers, paint, unusual materials, calligraphic marks and words.

Monday, August 12th through Thursday, August 15th, she will share her creative passion and 30 years of experience during workshops, a lecture and exhibitions featuring her works as well as those of CBI’s workshop participants.

The week’s events are open to CBI members as well as the greater community. A portion of the proceeds from this year’s Artist-in-Residence program will help fund the continued spiritual and creative growth of Congregation Beth Israel. For more information on the week’s events, please don’t hesitate to contact the CBI office: 828-252-8660.

Jacqueline’s work includes mixed media, collages, calligraphic art and handmade books; some of which will be available for purchase during her stay.

About the Artist

Jacqueline Sullivan is a mixed media, acrylic, book and calligraphic artist. She is well known for her pieces that experiment with texture, layers, paint, unusual materials, calligraphic marks and words. Jacqueline’s work has been shown nationwide in galleries and juried art fairs. She has a degree in Graphic Design and worked for many years as a publication and advertising designer.

For over 30 years Jacqueline has also been a teaching artist. She has taught workshops and week long classes for art retreats and art and calligraphy guilds in the US and Canada. She has served as faculty for several International Calligraphy Conferences. Jacqueline has published technique articles in Somerset Studio, Cloth Paper Scissors, and Pages Magazines. Jacqueline has a best-selling DVD – Acrylics: Textures, Layers and Metallics – published by Creative Catalyst Productions. Jacqueline is one of a handful of artists to become a Golden Certified Artist Educator for Golden Paint Company.

For more information, visit Jacqueline’s website.

Art Workshops

The workshops are for all levels of artists and each participant will receive personalized attention and guidance. Most of the materials will be provided. All participants will receive a supply list beforehand and printed handouts referencing all of the processes presented in the workshop.

Tue. – Thur., August 13-15, 9:30 – 4:30

Markmaking

Marks are the lines, patterns, and textures ​in a piece of art. They can be loose and gestural, or structured and controlled. During this workshop, students will become aware of the personal rhythms and movements that guide their marks. We’ll experiment on small pieces, working with mediums like watercolor, inks, acrylics and graphite. Students will practice with various and unusual tools, including found and handmade objects. Marks will be combined with words, painting  and asemic writing and the complete works will create a class portfolio.

Cost: $325 + $15 supply fee payable to instructor

Monday, August 12, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Collage Journal Making

In this class students will paint and make marks on various media layered onto full-size sheets of watercolor paper. We’ll experiment with gesso (a primer that creates a slightly textured surface) combined with ink and paints. The sheets will be  cut and bound into a 16-page book, then enhanced with collage papers, lettering and watercolor pencils. Students will be encouraged to incorporate creativity quotes (which will be provided) or quotes of their own. Other techniques covered include shape punching, page tearing, folding and collaging.

Cost: $125 + $10 supply fee payable to instructor

Register now

Select a Program

Lecture and Exhibition

Thursday, August 15,  5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Legibility – that is the question

In this talk, Jacqueline will discuss her process and philosophy of using illegible writing within her art. Her approach of writing within an abstract painting draws inspiration from abstract expressionism and intuitive abstract painting. Is self-expression the purpose of making art or is it an invitation to the viewer to enter into dialogue with the artist? Jacqueline will use slides of her works in order to demonstrate how her philosophy regarding typography and legibility has evolved over time. She will also discuss some of her research into finding the right products and materials that enable her to effectively combine the marks, calligraphy and words that examplify her abstract paintings and bookworks.

This lecture will take place in the CBI social hall and is free and open to all.

Art Exhibition

Throughout the week and during the lecture, Jacqueline’s original art will be on display for viewing, comments and sales. A percentage of the sales will be donated to the Synagogue. At the lecture, the work produced by students in both workshops may be available for viewing as well.

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Aug
14
Wed
Meet the Midrash
Aug 14 @ 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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Aug
16
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Aug 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Friday Noon Study Group

Friday, June 21 12:00-1:00

We began last week with consideration of an idea supplied to us by Walter Ziffer about the potential cause the anti-Judaism present in The Gospel According to John.  It is possible that John came from Sardis, a town in Asia Minor (Turkey) that housed a large synagogue and affluent Jewish population which may have dwarfed the number of adherents to Christianity.  The need to differentiate from and compete with the Jews may have influenced John’s thinking.  We then moved on to the promise Jesus made in John in 14:16 that he would ask God to send an “Advocate” to be with the disciples once Jesus was gone.  We spent some time discussing the significance of this advocate/paraclete/holy spirit/healer/ comforter, with several participants sharing how they understood this concept.  We then looked at Chapters 15-16, especially the “I am the true vine” metaphor and problems that verses such as “apart from me you can do nothing” (15:5) and “whoever does not abide in me . . . is thrown away . . . thrown into the fire and burned” (15:6).   
 This week, we’ll consider chapters 17 (Jesus’s prayer to God), 18, and 19 (Gethsemane and its aftermath)
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.   Any copy of the New Testament Gospel of John 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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