CBI Events Calendar

Apr
26
Fri
Passover Services
Apr 26 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
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Friday Noon Study Group
Apr 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Fridays, April 12, 19, & 26

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 noon study group discussions.

Because we are taking our usual one-week break after completing a unit of study and because of the intervention of Passover, the Noon Study group will not meet on April 12, 19, and 26.

We will resume on May 3 with an investigation of the Gospel According to John.  Stay tuned for details.

 

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Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI
Apr 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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Apr
27
Sat
Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Apr 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
Apr 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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Apr
28
Sun
CBI Beit Midrash
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Y.E.P Multi-Generational Program (April) @ TBD
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Y.E.P Multi-Generational Program (April) @ TBD

Once a month (usually the last Sunday of the month), the CBI Youth Engagement Program (Y.E.P) brings the entire family together for a multi-generational learning opportunity. This special event features diverse, hands-on activities centered around a core theme or event.  Parents and their kids are guided by Y.E.P staff, including Rabbi Justin, through a coordinated cycle of discovery designed to bring the family closer together and instill a love of Jewish learning.

Y.E.P Multi-generational programs are often held off site. Participating families will receive notifications of each program in advance.

To learn more about CBI’s unique multi-generational learning component, we invite you to contact the office or email Y.E.P Coordinator, Ken Vallario.

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Torah on Tap: Envisioning Judaism’s Future @ Archetype Brewing
Apr 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Torah on Tap: Envisioning Judaism's Future @ Archetype Brewing | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

As a people, Jews have a long and storied past. Probelm is, we can often become obsessed with it. Our laws and texts, so many of the rabbis and scholars we quote and study week after week are not just from our past but from humanity’s distant past. In each generation, we find ourselves interpreting and reinterpreting laws and ancient wisdom in an effort to make it resonate once again for our time. And yet, all the while the future of the Jewish people continues to unfold day after day with many Jews oblivious to changes, large and small.

Beyond the demographers, Jewish professionals and cultural anthropologists, how much time and energy do we spend on envisioning our Jewish future? Join us for the April edition of Torah on Tap as we step bodly into the future of Judaism and discuss what is possible. Some topics up for discussion:

  •  Is there validity the dire projections of Judaism’s imminent demise as predicted by the 2013 Pew Report?
  • What are some of the successful and emerging models of Jewish engagement?
  • How is the role of the synagogue changing?

Please note, we will end at 5:15, to allow folks to get to CBI for the important Town Hall Meeting at 5:30.

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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CBI Members’ Community Forum
Apr 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

CBI members will be holding a Community Forum on Sunday, April 28, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm to address questions and engage in discussion regarding the proposal to reconfigure Rabbi’s duties.

All CBI members are warmly encouraged to attend.

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Apr
30
Tue
Exec Committee Meeting
Apr 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
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May
1
Wed
Meet the Midrash
May 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Meet the Midrash @ Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Meet the Midrash
Wednesdays, noon to 1:00 pm
Published Tuesday, March 18, 2014 8:00 am

Out of the texts of the Torah, the Rabbis created teachings bringing deeper meanings to the wisdom of the Jewish people known as Midrash. Each week we will explore some of these teachings based on the weekly Torah portion. We will gain not only an understanding of what the Rabbis were teaching, but how and why they were able to offer these teachings. While there are many compilations of Midrash from different periods in Jewish history, we will focus our studies on Midrash Rabbah.

Wednesdays 12 noon – 1pm

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Yom HaShoah- The Harmony Of Terezin (at CBHT) @ Congregation Beth HaTephila
May 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
May
3
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
May 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Fridays, April 12, 19, & 26

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 noon study group discussions.

Because we are taking our usual one-week break after completing a unit of study and because of the intervention of Passover, the Noon Study group will not meet on April 12, 19, and 26.

We will resume on May 3 with an investigation of the Gospel According to John.  Stay tuned for details.

 

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Shabbatluck at Ben & Hannah’s
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Welcome Shabbat with  your CBI family at the home of Hannah Limov & Ben Kohan in West Asheville.  Potluck dinner will be meat/pareve (no dairy!).  For details and to RSVP, click here.

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May
4
Sat
Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
May 4 @ 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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May
5
Sun
CBI Beit Midrash
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Jewish Jazz Concert with AmiciMusic @ Congregation Beth Israel
May 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Jewish Jazz Concert
Sunday, May 5, 2019
2:00-4:00pm
at Congregation Beth Israel
229 Murdock Ave.  Asheville, NC 28804
Door prize:  4 tickets to an Asheville Symphony performance.
AmiciMusic, Asheville’s own award-winning chamber music ensemble, returns to Congregation Beth Israel for another exciting “JEWISH JAZZ” concert with all new music.  Steve Loew, clarinet, and Daniel Weiser, piano will perform this incredible program of clarinet and piano music that highlight some important Klezmer influences on the jazz instrumentalists and composers of this period, many of whom were Jewish.  Dr. Weiser will tell the fascinating story of the great fusion of musical styles from ragtime to blues to Klezmer that helped produce the new Jazz style in New York City in the first decades of the 20th century as the wave of Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe met up with the Great Migration of African-Americans from the South. This program features some more wonderful Klezmer-inspired pieces by Lev Kogan and Michele Magnani, as well as works by Benny GoodmanGeorge GershwinLeonard Bernstein, and more. Loew and Weiser have performed in over 20 countries around the world and put on a show that is second to none.
You will not want to miss this!
Tickets $25 per person. Refreshments served. Call Congregation Beth Israel 828-252-8660 for reservations.
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May
8
Wed
Meet the Midrash
May 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Meet the Midrash @ Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Meet the Midrash
Wednesdays, noon to 1:00 pm
Published Tuesday, March 18, 2014 8:00 am

Out of the texts of the Torah, the Rabbis created teachings bringing deeper meanings to the wisdom of the Jewish people known as Midrash. Each week we will explore some of these teachings based on the weekly Torah portion. We will gain not only an understanding of what the Rabbis were teaching, but how and why they were able to offer these teachings. While there are many compilations of Midrash from different periods in Jewish history, we will focus our studies on Midrash Rabbah.

Wednesdays 12 noon – 1pm

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May
9
Thu
CBI Board meeting
May 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
CBI Board meeting
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May
10
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
May 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Fridays, April 12, 19, & 26

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 noon study group discussions.

Because we are taking our usual one-week break after completing a unit of study and because of the intervention of Passover, the Noon Study group will not meet on April 12, 19, and 26.

We will resume on May 3 with an investigation of the Gospel According to John.  Stay tuned for details.

 

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Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI
May 10 @ 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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May
11
Sat
Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
May 11 @ 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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May
15
Wed
Meet the Midrash
May 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Meet the Midrash @ Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Meet the Midrash
Wednesdays, noon to 1:00 pm
Published Tuesday, March 18, 2014 8:00 am

Out of the texts of the Torah, the Rabbis created teachings bringing deeper meanings to the wisdom of the Jewish people known as Midrash. Each week we will explore some of these teachings based on the weekly Torah portion. We will gain not only an understanding of what the Rabbis were teaching, but how and why they were able to offer these teachings. While there are many compilations of Midrash from different periods in Jewish history, we will focus our studies on Midrash Rabbah.

Wednesdays 12 noon – 1pm

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May
17
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
May 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Fridays, April 12, 19, & 26

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 noon study group discussions.

Because we are taking our usual one-week break after completing a unit of study and because of the intervention of Passover, the Noon Study group will not meet on April 12, 19, and 26.

We will resume on May 3 with an investigation of the Gospel According to John.  Stay tuned for details.

 

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May
18
Sat
Olivia Thomas Bat Mitzvah – Saturday Morning Services
May 18 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

The congregation is invited to celebrate with the Millsaps family as Olivia becomes Bat Mitzvah.

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Milk & Honey Hour @ CBI
May 18 @ 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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Youth Shabbat @ CBI
May 18 @ 10:45 am – 12:30 pm
Youth Shabbat @ CBI | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

The third Saturday of each month, children, parents and youths of all ages are invited to join Josefa Briant in the small sanctuary for a kid-friendly, family-friendly introduction to the joy of Shabbat. Make sure to stick around for Shabbat kiddush for shmoozing and lunch!  

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May
19
Sun
Cafe Israel @ Congregation Beth Israel
May 19 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Cafe Israel @ Congregation Beth Israel | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

On Sunday May 19th, from 11:00am – 2:00pm, Congregation Beth Israel will once again host a birthday party for the State of Israel (its 71st) with our annual Café Israel event. This year’s event will once again feature delicious Israeli food, local beer, Israeli wine, Israeli music, Israeli folk dancing, a kid’s zone with a bounce house, crafts and Mr. Twister, our intimate Bedouin Tent with Turkish coffee and mint tea, as well as Henna tattoos, several local craft artists, a host of incredible raffle baskets and more.
Each year Café Israel provides our shul an opportunity to reach out to our friends in both the Jewish community and greater Asheville community allowing us the chance to celebrate all that we love about Israel.
We need from all of our CBI members is just four things:
• Please plan on attending this year’s event with your friends and family, and consider spending a few of your shekels on food and our raffle baskets. All proceeds from this fundraiser will go to support CBI’s youth programming.
• Please share the news of this event with your social networks in hopes of attracting even more people to the event.
• Consider volunteering for one of our shifts for set up, food serving, clean-up and other jobs. Danielle Tocaben is coordinating volunteers so please reach out to her at vicepresident@bethisraelnc.org.
• If you have not yet signed up to be sponsor, please consider sponsoring the event for $50. Your name will be recognized in eBlasts as well as in the event program. Sponsorship deadline for inclusion in the program is May 12th.
We look forward to a wonderful event and hope that you and yours will come out and have a great time.

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Jewish Meditation & Chant Circle @ Congregation Beth HaTephila
May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Jewish Meditation & Chant Circle @ 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. While CBI’s building is undergoing renovations, we will be meeting downstairs at Congregation Beth Ha Tephila, 43 North Libery Street in North Asheville.

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May
20
Mon
Drop-Off for Visions of Sinai Art Show @ Congregation Beth Israel
May 20 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

VISIONS OF SINAI

May 21st – June 10th

An art show by members of the Jewish community at Congregation Beth Israel reflecting the concept of Sinai and Shavuot.

Ready to hang works of visual and word art will be dropped off on May 20th (11am – 2pm) to be hung in the social hall. Opening reception and Open-Mic night will be held on Wednesday May 29th, 6-9pm. Show is open to all ages and all members of the Jewish community. The show will be used to raise awareness and funding for CBI’s Youth Education Program.

Try to keep work under 30 inches. Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Ken Vallario

Youth Education Coordinator

973-960-2737

yepadmin@bethisraelnc.org

 

 

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May
22
Wed
Meet the Midrash
May 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Meet the Midrash @ Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Meet the Midrash
Wednesdays, noon to 1:00 pm
Published Tuesday, March 18, 2014 8:00 am

Out of the texts of the Torah, the Rabbis created teachings bringing deeper meanings to the wisdom of the Jewish people known as Midrash. Each week we will explore some of these teachings based on the weekly Torah portion. We will gain not only an understanding of what the Rabbis were teaching, but how and why they were able to offer these teachings. While there are many compilations of Midrash from different periods in Jewish history, we will focus our studies on Midrash Rabbah.

Wednesdays 12 noon – 1pm

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Film: Combatants for Peace
May 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Roberta Wall is going to introduce and screen the movie “Combatants for Peace” in the CBI social hall at 6:30 PM on Wednesday May 22nd.  With a 30 minute questions session afterwords, we should conclude at about 8:30.

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May
23
Thu
Why Are We Still Afraid?
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Why Are We Still Afraid?: A reporter’s 46-year story of Israel growing strong

By Mark Lavie

It’s Israel as you’ve never seen it before—forty-six years of life, conflict, people, and society from ground level as it happened, with context and depth, through the eyes of an award-winning American journalist who’s also an Israeli, husband, father, grandfather, Orthodox Jew, and soldier—proving that Israel is stronger than ever and needs to act like it. The book has four sections: conflict, society, people, and media. You’ll walk alongside the author as he interacts with Israel on many levels, encountering heroes and demagogues, leaders and followers, Jews and Arabs–and you’ll follow him to the conclusion that Israel cannot fix the Palestinians, but it can fix itself–and in its upcoming election, Israel’s emphasis should be on domestic problems and not exaggerated security threats.

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

Fridays, April 12, 19, & 26

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 noon study group discussions.

Because we are taking our usual one-week break after completing a unit of study and because of the intervention of Passover, the Noon Study group will not meet on April 12, 19, and 26.

We will resume on May 3 with an investigation of the Gospel According to John.  Stay tuned for details.

 

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Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI
May 24 @ 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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May
25
Sat
Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
May 25 @ 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
May 25 @ 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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May
26
Sun
CBI Beit Midrash
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Torah on Tap @ Archetype Brewing
May 26 @ 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: Russian Jews (II)
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for Dinner and a Movie , this time the 2nd in the trio of documentaries on Russian Jews will be shown after a potluck dinner in our social hall, Sunday May 26th.

Dinner at 6 PM and movie starts at 7:00.  Free and open to the public.  Donations to Adult Ed gratefully accepted.
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