CBI Events Calendar

Aug
21
Wed
Meet the Midrash
Aug 21 @ 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
23
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Aug 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Friday Noon Study Group

Friday, August 23, 12:00-1:00 

Our study group will enjoy a short summer recess during August 2,9, and 16.

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. 

What are our duties to others, to society, and to humanity? How do we live a meaningful life in an age of global uncertainty and instability? In To Heal a Fractured World, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks offers answers to these questions by looking at the ethics of responsibility. In his signature plainspoken, accessible style, Rabbi Sacks shares with us traditional interpretations of the Bible, Jewish law, and theology, as well as the works of philosophers and ethicists from other cultures, to examine what constitutes morality and moral behavior.

Jonathan Sacks is the former Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of Great Britain. He is the award-winning author of a dozen previous books, writes frequently for the London Times and other periodicals. Rabbi Sacks was knighted in 2005.

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.     Copies of Rabbi Sacks’s book are available at a variety of internet outlets.  If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

 

 

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Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI
Aug 23 @ 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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Aug
24
Sat
Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Aug 24 @ 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
25
Sun
CBI Rummage Sale Setup
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – Aug 30 @ 5:00 pm
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YEP and Milk & Honey Hour Orientation
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sunday, August 25, 10:00am at CBI.  Come learn about CBI’s young parents group, weekday Hebrew school, and Sunday Religious school with programs for ages 6 months through the teen years.  This is an opportunity to meet our Youth education Program Director, Ken Vallario, and our teaching staff.

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Torah on Tap @ Archetype Brewing
Aug 25 @ 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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Unloading Pod for Rummage Sale
Aug 25 @ 9:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come help us unload the storage pod and start setting up for CBI’s annual Labor Day weekend  Rummage Sale.

Choose a time slot to volunteer here.

 

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Aug
28
Wed
Meet the Midrash
Aug 28 @ 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
30
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Aug 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Friday Noon Study Group

Friday, August 23, 12:00-1:00 

Our study group will enjoy a short summer recess during August 2,9, and 16.

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. 

What are our duties to others, to society, and to humanity? How do we live a meaningful life in an age of global uncertainty and instability? In To Heal a Fractured World, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks offers answers to these questions by looking at the ethics of responsibility. In his signature plainspoken, accessible style, Rabbi Sacks shares with us traditional interpretations of the Bible, Jewish law, and theology, as well as the works of philosophers and ethicists from other cultures, to examine what constitutes morality and moral behavior.

Jonathan Sacks is the former Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of Great Britain. He is the award-winning author of a dozen previous books, writes frequently for the London Times and other periodicals. Rabbi Sacks was knighted in 2005.

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.     Copies of Rabbi Sacks’s book are available at a variety of internet outlets.  If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

 

 

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Aug
31
Sat
Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Aug 31 @ 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
Aug 31 @ 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
1
Sun
CBI Rummage Sale
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
2019 CBI Rummage Sale

Congregation Beth Israel is hosting our annual rummage sale on Labor Day Weekend, September 1 and 2, Sunday and Monday, from 9 to 5. Our sale always offers quality household goods, great clothing buys, arts and crafts supplies, garden items, books, and loads of other great stuff. Please spread the word to your friends and neighbors.
Starting August 1, a trailer will be parked in the back of the synagogue, and donations will be accepted during business hours and on Sundays from 10 to 3 PM. We cannot accept electronics. Small household appliances are fine. The final donation day will be August 26, Monday. Tax donation sheets are available.
It is volunteers who make this sale one of CBI’s most successful fundraisers. The pod will be unloaded on August 25th, Sunday. Please mark your calendars for that day and days the following week to come in and help set up the social hall with all our wonderful merchandise. If you have questions, please reach out to Barb Hall 828 418-3257.
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Sep
2
Mon
CBI Rummage Sale
Sep 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
CBI Rummage Sale

2019 CBI Rummage Sale

Congregation Beth Israel is hosting our annual rummage sale on Labor Day Weekend, September 1 and 2, Sunday and Monday, from 9 to 5. Our sale always offers quality household goods, great clothing buys, arts and crafts supplies, garden items, books, and loads of other great stuff. Please spread the word to your friends and neighbors.
Starting August 1, a trailer will be parked in the back of the synagogue, and donations will be accepted during business hours and on Sundays from 10 to 3 PM. We cannot accept electronics. Small household appliances are fine. The final donation day will be August 26, Monday. Tax donation sheets are available.
It is volunteers who make this sale one of CBI’s most successful fundraisers. The pod will be unloaded on August 25th, Sunday. Please mark your calendars for that day and days the following week to come in and help set up the social hall with all our wonderful merchandise. If you have questions, please reach out to Barb Hall 828 418-3257.
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Sep
4
Wed
Meet the Midrash
Sep 4 @ 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 4 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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Sep
6
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Sep 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Friday Noon Study Group

Friday, August 23, 12:00-1:00 

Our study group will enjoy a short summer recess during August 2,9, and 16.

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. 

What are our duties to others, to society, and to humanity? How do we live a meaningful life in an age of global uncertainty and instability? In To Heal a Fractured World, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks offers answers to these questions by looking at the ethics of responsibility. In his signature plainspoken, accessible style, Rabbi Sacks shares with us traditional interpretations of the Bible, Jewish law, and theology, as well as the works of philosophers and ethicists from other cultures, to examine what constitutes morality and moral behavior.

Jonathan Sacks is the former Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of Great Britain. He is the award-winning author of a dozen previous books, writes frequently for the London Times and other periodicals. Rabbi Sacks was knighted in 2005.

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.     Copies of Rabbi Sacks’s book are available at a variety of internet outlets.  If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

 

 

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Sep
7
Sat
Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Sep 7 @ 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
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, August 23, 12:00-1:00 

Our study group will enjoy a short summer recess during August 2,9, and 16.

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. 

What are our duties to others, to society, and to humanity? How do we live a meaningful life in an age of global uncertainty and instability? In To Heal a Fractured World, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks offers answers to these questions by looking at the ethics of responsibility. In his signature plainspoken, accessible style, Rabbi Sacks shares with us traditional interpretations of the Bible, Jewish law, and theology, as well as the works of philosophers and ethicists from other cultures, to examine what constitutes morality and moral behavior.

Jonathan Sacks is the former Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of Great Britain. He is the award-winning author of a dozen previous books, writes frequently for the London Times and other periodicals. Rabbi Sacks was knighted in 2005.

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.     Copies of Rabbi Sacks’s book are available at a variety of internet outlets.  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 will not meet in August @ Congregation Beth HaTephila
Sep 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Jewish Meditation & Chant Circle will not meet in August @ 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, August 23, 12:00-1:00 

Our study group will enjoy a short summer recess during August 2,9, and 16.

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. 

What are our duties to others, to society, and to humanity? How do we live a meaningful life in an age of global uncertainty and instability? In To Heal a Fractured World, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks offers answers to these questions by looking at the ethics of responsibility. In his signature plainspoken, accessible style, Rabbi Sacks shares with us traditional interpretations of the Bible, Jewish law, and theology, as well as the works of philosophers and ethicists from other cultures, to examine what constitutes morality and moral behavior.

Jonathan Sacks is the former Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of Great Britain. He is the award-winning author of a dozen previous books, writes frequently for the London Times and other periodicals. Rabbi Sacks was knighted in 2005.

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.     Copies of Rabbi Sacks’s book are available at a variety of internet outlets.  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, August 23, 12:00-1:00 

Our study group will enjoy a short summer recess during August 2,9, and 16.

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. 

What are our duties to others, to society, and to humanity? How do we live a meaningful life in an age of global uncertainty and instability? In To Heal a Fractured World, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks offers answers to these questions by looking at the ethics of responsibility. In his signature plainspoken, accessible style, Rabbi Sacks shares with us traditional interpretations of the Bible, Jewish law, and theology, as well as the works of philosophers and ethicists from other cultures, to examine what constitutes morality and moral behavior.

Jonathan Sacks is the former Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of Great Britain. He is the award-winning author of a dozen previous books, writes frequently for the London Times and other periodicals. Rabbi Sacks was knighted in 2005.

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.     Copies of Rabbi Sacks’s book are available at a variety of internet outlets.  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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