CBI Events Calendar

Dec
10
Fri
Online Friday Noon Study Group
Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Friday December 10, 12-1

When our group met on December 3, we had a lively discussion of Chapter 16 and most of Chapter 17 in Genesis.  Among the issues we discussed were

  • Sarai’s apparent infertility and her request that Abram take Hagar, her Egyptian slave, as a wife so that he could have an heir.  “Abram heeded Sarai’s voice” (16:2), perhaps to insure shalom bais (domestic tranquility).

  • When Hagar becomes pregnant with Abram’s child, Sarai chides Abram because, as a barren women, she had become an object of  scorn in her slave’s eyes. (Oddly, this attachment of blame to Abram does not get discussed The Torah: A Woman’s Commentary). 

In addition to Genesis 12:10-20, we discussed Chapters 13-15 which covered differences between Abram and his nephew, Lot, and how these figures functioned inthe narrative as binary opposites; Abram as a warrior hero; and God’s deepening covenant with Abram. 

When we resume our discussions on December 3, the group will look at Genesis 16-18:  Sarai’s barrenness and Hagar’s role as a surrogate mother; angelic annunciations; and more covenants and circumcision. 

Our informal group meets via Zoom every Friday from 12-1. Check the CBI web page for a link.  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise.  Please bring whatever copy of the Bible you might have (the more different translations the livelier the discussion).  If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu

 

 
 

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Dec
11
Sat
Saturday Morning In-Person and Online Services
Dec 11 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for Shabbat morning services in-person or via Zoom every Saturday morning at 9:30am.

Masks and social distancing are still required for all services that are likely to include singing and chanting.
Masks and social distancing are optional for all smaller, non-singing/chanting gatherings for fully vaccinated individuals.
Unvaccinated adults should always wear a mask.
Beginning with Saturday July 3rd, we will return to holding Shabbat morning services every Shabbat.  You will still be required to register in advance to attend services in the event that contract tracing should become necessary.  You can register online through the Wednesday weekly eblast.  If you’d like to receive the weekly eblast, click here.

Join the Zoom service by going to Our Virtual Community page here, then scroll down and click on the blue Saturday Morning Service button.

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Torah Study with Justin Goldstein
Dec 11 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Join us for an in-person, masked and socially-distanced exploration of the weekly Torah portion led by Justin Goldstein immediately following Kiddush lunch.  All are welcome!

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

Friday December 10, 12-1

When our group met on December 3, we had a lively discussion of Chapter 16 and most of Chapter 17 in Genesis.  Among the issues we discussed were

  • Sarai’s apparent infertility and her request that Abram take Hagar, her Egyptian slave, as a wife so that he could have an heir.  “Abram heeded Sarai’s voice” (16:2), perhaps to insure shalom bais (domestic tranquility).

  • When Hagar becomes pregnant with Abram’s child, Sarai chides Abram because, as a barren women, she had become an object of  scorn in her slave’s eyes. (Oddly, this attachment of blame to Abram does not get discussed The Torah: A Woman’s Commentary). 

In addition to Genesis 12:10-20, we discussed Chapters 13-15 which covered differences between Abram and his nephew, Lot, and how these figures functioned inthe narrative as binary opposites; Abram as a warrior hero; and God’s deepening covenant with Abram. 

When we resume our discussions on December 3, the group will look at Genesis 16-18:  Sarai’s barrenness and Hagar’s role as a surrogate mother; angelic annunciations; and more covenants and circumcision. 

Our informal group meets via Zoom every Friday from 12-1. Check the CBI web page for a link.  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise.  Please bring whatever copy of the Bible you might have (the more different translations the livelier the discussion).  If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu

 

 
 

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Online Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI
Dec 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Online Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

With services unavoidably cancelled, the Ritual Committee is working hard to find ways we can support each other as a community when we can’t be together in person. It’s very distressing to be unable to say Kaddish for a loved one, or to contemplate not sharing a Seder meal with friends and family. We’d like to share with you some plans we have for filling these gaps in our lives.

Please join us for Kabbalat Shabbat services via Zoom.  As long as at least 10 adults log in, we’ll be able to say Kaddish, so please consider attending, even if you’re not a Friday night regular.

You can join the service by going to Our Virtual Community here, then scroll down and click on the blue Kabbalat Shabbat Service button.

If you’d like to borrow a siddur for use at home while services are cancelled, we’ll be happy to lend you one!  Please contact the office for details.

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Dec
18
Sat
Saturday Morning In-Person and Online Services
Dec 18 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for Shabbat morning services in-person or via Zoom every Saturday morning at 9:30am.

Masks and social distancing are still required for all services that are likely to include singing and chanting.
Masks and social distancing are optional for all smaller, non-singing/chanting gatherings for fully vaccinated individuals.
Unvaccinated adults should always wear a mask.
Beginning with Saturday July 3rd, we will return to holding Shabbat morning services every Shabbat.  You will still be required to register in advance to attend services in the event that contract tracing should become necessary.  You can register online through the Wednesday weekly eblast.  If you’d like to receive the weekly eblast, click here.

Join the Zoom service by going to Our Virtual Community page here, then scroll down and click on the blue Saturday Morning Service button.

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Dec
19
Sun
Online Jewish Meditation & Chant Circle
Dec 19 @ 2:30 pm

Just as healthy foods nourish us through the blood stream, so Jewish meditation nourishes our “soul stream.” Meditation can be transformative, taking us from the intellectual awareness of ourselves to a deeper spiritual practice that links us to Judaism in the most profound way. Each mitzvah, holy day and cycle of life has its own rhythm, nuance, taste and character. Jewish meditation is a practice of infusing their essence into our daily spiritual lives.

Ready to give it a try? Join us via Zoom (every Sunday from 2:30pm – 4pm. No previous meditation experience necessary.  This opportunity is free and open to all. Please contact Linda Wolf at linda@networktype.com for the online meeting information.

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Dec
21
Tue
Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Mitch
Dec 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Mitch

Tuesday, December 21 at noon. 

Please bring your own vegetarian or kosher lunch, your listening ears and your opinions (don’t be shy!).

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

Friday December 10, 12-1

When our group met on December 3, we had a lively discussion of Chapter 16 and most of Chapter 17 in Genesis.  Among the issues we discussed were

  • Sarai’s apparent infertility and her request that Abram take Hagar, her Egyptian slave, as a wife so that he could have an heir.  “Abram heeded Sarai’s voice” (16:2), perhaps to insure shalom bais (domestic tranquility).

  • When Hagar becomes pregnant with Abram’s child, Sarai chides Abram because, as a barren women, she had become an object of  scorn in her slave’s eyes. (Oddly, this attachment of blame to Abram does not get discussed The Torah: A Woman’s Commentary). 

In addition to Genesis 12:10-20, we discussed Chapters 13-15 which covered differences between Abram and his nephew, Lot, and how these figures functioned inthe narrative as binary opposites; Abram as a warrior hero; and God’s deepening covenant with Abram. 

When we resume our discussions on December 3, the group will look at Genesis 16-18:  Sarai’s barrenness and Hagar’s role as a surrogate mother; angelic annunciations; and more covenants and circumcision. 

Our informal group meets via Zoom every Friday from 12-1. Check the CBI web page for a link.  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise.  Please bring whatever copy of the Bible you might have (the more different translations the livelier the discussion).  If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu

 

 
 

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Dec
25
Sat
Saturday Morning In-Person and Online Services
Dec 25 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for Shabbat morning services in-person or via Zoom every Saturday morning at 9:30am.

Masks and social distancing are still required for all services that are likely to include singing and chanting.
Masks and social distancing are optional for all smaller, non-singing/chanting gatherings for fully vaccinated individuals.
Unvaccinated adults should always wear a mask.
Beginning with Saturday July 3rd, we will return to holding Shabbat morning services every Shabbat.  You will still be required to register in advance to attend services in the event that contract tracing should become necessary.  You can register online through the Wednesday weekly eblast.  If you’d like to receive the weekly eblast, click here.

Join the Zoom service by going to Our Virtual Community page here, then scroll down and click on the blue Saturday Morning Service button.

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