CBI Events Calendar

Jan
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CBI Beit Midrash
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Y.E.P Multi-Generational Tu-B’Shvat Experience and Open House @ CBI
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Y.E.P Multi-Generational Tu-B'Shvat Experience and Open House @ CBI | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Each month, CBI’s unique Youth Education Program (Y.E.P) provides an opportunity for the young and young-at-heart to experience, think and learn from each other as we connect the timelessness of the Jewish calendar to the sacredness of the Earth!

On January 20th, the topic is Tu B’shvat.

Meet, Discover and Do

The morning starts by sending teams of adults and kids off on a wild Tu B’shvat-themed Scavenger Hunt. Afterwards, we’ll work through a series of age-appropriate interactive nature rotations.

  • Assemble a giant tree puzzle
  • See how Torah and Judaism are like a tree
  • Create a nature-based skit to share with everyone during the Seder
  • Learn about the role of blessings and add yours to our Community Torah
  • Plant parsley to take home and use during your Passover Seder

For the final 45 minutes, we will come together as a community for a Tu B’svhat Seder that holds life lessons learned from the personalities of plants and trees.

Visitors and Guests Welcome

This program is also a great opportunity for families interested in our Youth Education Program to see what we’re all about. The Tu B’Shvat program is free and open. Meet Rabbi Justin Goldstein and Ken Vallario, CBI Youth Education Coordinator, they;ll be on hand to answer any questions you have. Enroll your child in this dynamic Jewish learning experience. We look forward to welcoming you into the CBI family.

Arrive early so you don’t miss a thing

We’ll start promptly at 10am, so we encouage you to arrive early.

Regardless of your age, CBI’s monthly Y.E.P multi-generational programs enable you to re-discover the beauty and wonder of Judaism through the eyes and heart of a child!

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Tu BiShvat Seder 5779
Jan 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Jan
23
Wed
Meet the Midrash
Jan 23 @ 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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Jan
25
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Friday Noon Study Group
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Friday Noon Study Group

Friday, January 18, 12:00-1:00

We began last Friday’s session with another review of Talmudic logic’s influence on Jewish humor (with the help of a short handout on hermeneutics–rules for biblical interpretation).  We then discussed the Wikipedian supplement on Jewish humor (another handout).  Much of this was a rehash of material we covered in Telushkin–anti-authoritarian ethos of Jewish jokes, humor as a leveling device, humor as a tool of the oppressed for social catharsis.  One aspect of Jewish humor observed in the handout was its dialectical nature/that it oscillated between opposing characteristics–a point also made in Chapter 4 of  Telushkin’s Jewish Humor.  As we examined that chapter, we noted that certain opposing traits ascribed to Jews–“timid self-perception” vs. “neurotic self-importance,” for example–formed the basis for much humor.  We concluded our discussion with a focus on jokes that centered on differences among Jewish denominations.

This week, our discussion will pick up on some loose ends from Chapter 4 (jokes on Jewish appearance and sexuality) and then move on to Chapter 5 which covers humor that grows out of Jewish experiences of persecution and homelessness (pp. 107-123).

Our informal discussion group meets every Friday from 12-1 in the Library at Congregation Beth Israel on Murdock Avenue.  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise.   Copies of Telushkin’s book are available on a variety of internet outlets.  If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

 

 

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Jan
27
Sun
Torah on Tap @ Habitat Tavern and Commons
Jan 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Torah on Tap @ Habitat Tavern and Commons | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

How do you pack when it’s time to move on?

Think about the big changes in your life; those changes that force you to stop and think – who are you, what’s important to you, which relationships are disposable? Maybe it’s a move to a new city, or a change in your marital status, the loss of a loved one, the birth of a child. During times of transformation, we make choices regarding which memories, characteristics and relationshipsfrom our past will serve us as we move forward. Not all of who we are, or were, will make the cut. How do we decide.

Join us Sunday, December 30 at Habitat Tavern and Commons  for the latest installment of Torah on Tap. We’ll talk about life, Judaism and stuff. As always, Torah on Tap is a chance to learn, vent, share and, most of all, understand what 4,000 years of cutural development, debate and dialogue has to say about some of the issues that confront us today.

Habitat Tavern is located on Broadway St., next door to Moog Music Inc. You can find plenty of parking at the back of the building. Torah on Tap is free and open to all. Varying viewpoints are not only welcome, but encouraged. Habitat does not serve food and their selection of non-alcoholic beverages is limited. Feel free to bring in snacks, sodas, etc.

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Jan
30
Wed
Meet the Midrash
Jan 30 @ 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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Feb
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Friday Noon Study Group
Feb 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Friday Noon Study Group

Friday, January 18, 12:00-1:00

We began last Friday’s session with another review of Talmudic logic’s influence on Jewish humor (with the help of a short handout on hermeneutics–rules for biblical interpretation).  We then discussed the Wikipedian supplement on Jewish humor (another handout).  Much of this was a rehash of material we covered in Telushkin–anti-authoritarian ethos of Jewish jokes, humor as a leveling device, humor as a tool of the oppressed for social catharsis.  One aspect of Jewish humor observed in the handout was its dialectical nature/that it oscillated between opposing characteristics–a point also made in Chapter 4 of  Telushkin’s Jewish Humor.  As we examined that chapter, we noted that certain opposing traits ascribed to Jews–“timid self-perception” vs. “neurotic self-importance,” for example–formed the basis for much humor.  We concluded our discussion with a focus on jokes that centered on differences among Jewish denominations.

This week, our discussion will pick up on some loose ends from Chapter 4 (jokes on Jewish appearance and sexuality) and then move on to Chapter 5 which covers humor that grows out of Jewish experiences of persecution and homelessness (pp. 107-123).

Our informal discussion group meets every Friday from 12-1 in the Library at Congregation Beth Israel on Murdock Avenue.  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise.   Copies of Telushkin’s book are available on a variety of internet outlets.  If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

 

 

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Feb
3
Sun
CBI Beit Midrash
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Feb
6
Wed
Meet the Midrash
Feb 6 @ 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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Feb
8
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Friday Noon Study Group
Feb 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Friday Noon Study Group

Friday, January 18, 12:00-1:00

We began last Friday’s session with another review of Talmudic logic’s influence on Jewish humor (with the help of a short handout on hermeneutics–rules for biblical interpretation).  We then discussed the Wikipedian supplement on Jewish humor (another handout).  Much of this was a rehash of material we covered in Telushkin–anti-authoritarian ethos of Jewish jokes, humor as a leveling device, humor as a tool of the oppressed for social catharsis.  One aspect of Jewish humor observed in the handout was its dialectical nature/that it oscillated between opposing characteristics–a point also made in Chapter 4 of  Telushkin’s Jewish Humor.  As we examined that chapter, we noted that certain opposing traits ascribed to Jews–“timid self-perception” vs. “neurotic self-importance,” for example–formed the basis for much humor.  We concluded our discussion with a focus on jokes that centered on differences among Jewish denominations.

This week, our discussion will pick up on some loose ends from Chapter 4 (jokes on Jewish appearance and sexuality) and then move on to Chapter 5 which covers humor that grows out of Jewish experiences of persecution and homelessness (pp. 107-123).

Our informal discussion group meets every Friday from 12-1 in the Library at Congregation Beth Israel on Murdock Avenue.  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise.   Copies of Telushkin’s book are available on a variety of internet outlets.  If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

 

 

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Feb
10
Sun
CBI Beit Midrash
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Feb
13
Wed
Meet the Midrash
Feb 13 @ 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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Feb
15
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Friday Noon Study Group
Feb 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Friday Noon Study Group

Friday, January 18, 12:00-1:00

We began last Friday’s session with another review of Talmudic logic’s influence on Jewish humor (with the help of a short handout on hermeneutics–rules for biblical interpretation).  We then discussed the Wikipedian supplement on Jewish humor (another handout).  Much of this was a rehash of material we covered in Telushkin–anti-authoritarian ethos of Jewish jokes, humor as a leveling device, humor as a tool of the oppressed for social catharsis.  One aspect of Jewish humor observed in the handout was its dialectical nature/that it oscillated between opposing characteristics–a point also made in Chapter 4 of  Telushkin’s Jewish Humor.  As we examined that chapter, we noted that certain opposing traits ascribed to Jews–“timid self-perception” vs. “neurotic self-importance,” for example–formed the basis for much humor.  We concluded our discussion with a focus on jokes that centered on differences among Jewish denominations.

This week, our discussion will pick up on some loose ends from Chapter 4 (jokes on Jewish appearance and sexuality) and then move on to Chapter 5 which covers humor that grows out of Jewish experiences of persecution and homelessness (pp. 107-123).

Our informal discussion group meets every Friday from 12-1 in the Library at Congregation Beth Israel on Murdock Avenue.  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise.   Copies of Telushkin’s book are available on a variety of internet outlets.  If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

 

 

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Feb
17
Sun
CBI Beit Midrash
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Feb
20
Wed
Meet the Midrash
Feb 20 @ 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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Feb
22
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Friday Noon Study Group

Friday, January 18, 12:00-1:00

We began last Friday’s session with another review of Talmudic logic’s influence on Jewish humor (with the help of a short handout on hermeneutics–rules for biblical interpretation).  We then discussed the Wikipedian supplement on Jewish humor (another handout).  Much of this was a rehash of material we covered in Telushkin–anti-authoritarian ethos of Jewish jokes, humor as a leveling device, humor as a tool of the oppressed for social catharsis.  One aspect of Jewish humor observed in the handout was its dialectical nature/that it oscillated between opposing characteristics–a point also made in Chapter 4 of  Telushkin’s Jewish Humor.  As we examined that chapter, we noted that certain opposing traits ascribed to Jews–“timid self-perception” vs. “neurotic self-importance,” for example–formed the basis for much humor.  We concluded our discussion with a focus on jokes that centered on differences among Jewish denominations.

This week, our discussion will pick up on some loose ends from Chapter 4 (jokes on Jewish appearance and sexuality) and then move on to Chapter 5 which covers humor that grows out of Jewish experiences of persecution and homelessness (pp. 107-123).

Our informal discussion group meets every Friday from 12-1 in the Library at Congregation Beth Israel on Murdock Avenue.  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise.   Copies of Telushkin’s book are available on a variety of internet outlets.  If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

 

 

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Feb
24
Sun
CBI Beit Midrash
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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YEP – Multigenerational Learning @ CBI
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
YEP - Multigenerational Learning @ CBI | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

One Sunday every month our environmental Judaism teacher Hannah Limov leads us in reconnecting our Jewish calendar to the Earth. We invite all the generations to study together and think about our future together. The Multigen portion of our YEP program is a highlight.

 

Please arrive early for this event!

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Torah on Tap @ Habitat Tavern and Commons
Feb 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Torah on Tap @ Habitat Tavern and Commons | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

How do you pack when it’s time to move on?

Think about the big changes in your life; those changes that force you to stop and think – who are you, what’s important to you, which relationships are disposable? Maybe it’s a move to a new city, or a change in your marital status, the loss of a loved one, the birth of a child. During times of transformation, we make choices regarding which memories, characteristics and relationshipsfrom our past will serve us as we move forward. Not all of who we are, or were, will make the cut. How do we decide.

Join us Sunday, December 30 at Habitat Tavern and Commons  for the latest installment of Torah on Tap. We’ll talk about life, Judaism and stuff. As always, Torah on Tap is a chance to learn, vent, share and, most of all, understand what 4,000 years of cutural development, debate and dialogue has to say about some of the issues that confront us today.

Habitat Tavern is located on Broadway St., next door to Moog Music Inc. You can find plenty of parking at the back of the building. Torah on Tap is free and open to all. Varying viewpoints are not only welcome, but encouraged. Habitat does not serve food and their selection of non-alcoholic beverages is limited. Feel free to bring in snacks, sodas, etc.

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Feb
27
Wed
Meet the Midrash
Feb 27 @ 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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Mar
1
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Friday Noon Study Group
Mar 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Friday Noon Study Group

Friday, January 18, 12:00-1:00

We began last Friday’s session with another review of Talmudic logic’s influence on Jewish humor (with the help of a short handout on hermeneutics–rules for biblical interpretation).  We then discussed the Wikipedian supplement on Jewish humor (another handout).  Much of this was a rehash of material we covered in Telushkin–anti-authoritarian ethos of Jewish jokes, humor as a leveling device, humor as a tool of the oppressed for social catharsis.  One aspect of Jewish humor observed in the handout was its dialectical nature/that it oscillated between opposing characteristics–a point also made in Chapter 4 of  Telushkin’s Jewish Humor.  As we examined that chapter, we noted that certain opposing traits ascribed to Jews–“timid self-perception” vs. “neurotic self-importance,” for example–formed the basis for much humor.  We concluded our discussion with a focus on jokes that centered on differences among Jewish denominations.

This week, our discussion will pick up on some loose ends from Chapter 4 (jokes on Jewish appearance and sexuality) and then move on to Chapter 5 which covers humor that grows out of Jewish experiences of persecution and homelessness (pp. 107-123).

Our informal discussion group meets every Friday from 12-1 in the Library at Congregation Beth Israel on Murdock Avenue.  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise.   Copies of Telushkin’s book are available on a variety of internet outlets.  If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

 

 

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Mar
3
Sun
CBI Beit Midrash
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Mar
8
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Mar 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Friday Noon Study Group

Friday, January 18, 12:00-1:00

We began last Friday’s session with another review of Talmudic logic’s influence on Jewish humor (with the help of a short handout on hermeneutics–rules for biblical interpretation).  We then discussed the Wikipedian supplement on Jewish humor (another handout).  Much of this was a rehash of material we covered in Telushkin–anti-authoritarian ethos of Jewish jokes, humor as a leveling device, humor as a tool of the oppressed for social catharsis.  One aspect of Jewish humor observed in the handout was its dialectical nature/that it oscillated between opposing characteristics–a point also made in Chapter 4 of  Telushkin’s Jewish Humor.  As we examined that chapter, we noted that certain opposing traits ascribed to Jews–“timid self-perception” vs. “neurotic self-importance,” for example–formed the basis for much humor.  We concluded our discussion with a focus on jokes that centered on differences among Jewish denominations.

This week, our discussion will pick up on some loose ends from Chapter 4 (jokes on Jewish appearance and sexuality) and then move on to Chapter 5 which covers humor that grows out of Jewish experiences of persecution and homelessness (pp. 107-123).

Our informal discussion group meets every Friday from 12-1 in the Library at Congregation Beth Israel on Murdock Avenue.  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise.   Copies of Telushkin’s book are available on a variety of internet outlets.  If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

 

 

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Mar
15
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Mar 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Friday Noon Study Group

Friday, January 18, 12:00-1:00

We began last Friday’s session with another review of Talmudic logic’s influence on Jewish humor (with the help of a short handout on hermeneutics–rules for biblical interpretation).  We then discussed the Wikipedian supplement on Jewish humor (another handout).  Much of this was a rehash of material we covered in Telushkin–anti-authoritarian ethos of Jewish jokes, humor as a leveling device, humor as a tool of the oppressed for social catharsis.  One aspect of Jewish humor observed in the handout was its dialectical nature/that it oscillated between opposing characteristics–a point also made in Chapter 4 of  Telushkin’s Jewish Humor.  As we examined that chapter, we noted that certain opposing traits ascribed to Jews–“timid self-perception” vs. “neurotic self-importance,” for example–formed the basis for much humor.  We concluded our discussion with a focus on jokes that centered on differences among Jewish denominations.

This week, our discussion will pick up on some loose ends from Chapter 4 (jokes on Jewish appearance and sexuality) and then move on to Chapter 5 which covers humor that grows out of Jewish experiences of persecution and homelessness (pp. 107-123).

Our informal discussion group meets every Friday from 12-1 in the Library at Congregation Beth Israel on Murdock Avenue.  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise.   Copies of Telushkin’s book are available on a variety of internet outlets.  If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

 

 

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Mar
17
Sun
CBI Beit Midrash
Mar 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Mar
20
Wed
Meet the Midrash
Mar 20 @ 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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Megillah Reading and Purim Party
Mar 20 @ 8:00 pm
Mar
22
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Mar 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Friday Noon Study Group

Friday, January 18, 12:00-1:00

We began last Friday’s session with another review of Talmudic logic’s influence on Jewish humor (with the help of a short handout on hermeneutics–rules for biblical interpretation).  We then discussed the Wikipedian supplement on Jewish humor (another handout).  Much of this was a rehash of material we covered in Telushkin–anti-authoritarian ethos of Jewish jokes, humor as a leveling device, humor as a tool of the oppressed for social catharsis.  One aspect of Jewish humor observed in the handout was its dialectical nature/that it oscillated between opposing characteristics–a point also made in Chapter 4 of  Telushkin’s Jewish Humor.  As we examined that chapter, we noted that certain opposing traits ascribed to Jews–“timid self-perception” vs. “neurotic self-importance,” for example–formed the basis for much humor.  We concluded our discussion with a focus on jokes that centered on differences among Jewish denominations.

This week, our discussion will pick up on some loose ends from Chapter 4 (jokes on Jewish appearance and sexuality) and then move on to Chapter 5 which covers humor that grows out of Jewish experiences of persecution and homelessness (pp. 107-123).

Our informal discussion group meets every Friday from 12-1 in the Library at Congregation Beth Israel on Murdock Avenue.  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise.   Copies of Telushkin’s book are available on a variety of internet outlets.  If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

 

 

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Mar
24
Sun
CBI Beit Midrash
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Mar
27
Wed
Meet the Midrash
Mar 27 @ 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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29
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Mar 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Friday Noon Study Group

Friday, January 18, 12:00-1:00

We began last Friday’s session with another review of Talmudic logic’s influence on Jewish humor (with the help of a short handout on hermeneutics–rules for biblical interpretation).  We then discussed the Wikipedian supplement on Jewish humor (another handout).  Much of this was a rehash of material we covered in Telushkin–anti-authoritarian ethos of Jewish jokes, humor as a leveling device, humor as a tool of the oppressed for social catharsis.  One aspect of Jewish humor observed in the handout was its dialectical nature/that it oscillated between opposing characteristics–a point also made in Chapter 4 of  Telushkin’s Jewish Humor.  As we examined that chapter, we noted that certain opposing traits ascribed to Jews–“timid self-perception” vs. “neurotic self-importance,” for example–formed the basis for much humor.  We concluded our discussion with a focus on jokes that centered on differences among Jewish denominations.

This week, our discussion will pick up on some loose ends from Chapter 4 (jokes on Jewish appearance and sexuality) and then move on to Chapter 5 which covers humor that grows out of Jewish experiences of persecution and homelessness (pp. 107-123).

Our informal discussion group meets every Friday from 12-1 in the Library at Congregation Beth Israel on Murdock Avenue.  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise.   Copies of Telushkin’s book are available on a variety of internet outlets.  If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

 

 

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Mar
31
Sun
CBI Beit Midrash
Mar 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Torah on Tap @ Habitat Tavern and Commons
Mar 31 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Torah on Tap @ Habitat Tavern and Commons | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

How do you pack when it’s time to move on?

Think about the big changes in your life; those changes that force you to stop and think – who are you, what’s important to you, which relationships are disposable? Maybe it’s a move to a new city, or a change in your marital status, the loss of a loved one, the birth of a child. During times of transformation, we make choices regarding which memories, characteristics and relationshipsfrom our past will serve us as we move forward. Not all of who we are, or were, will make the cut. How do we decide.

Join us Sunday, December 30 at Habitat Tavern and Commons  for the latest installment of Torah on Tap. We’ll talk about life, Judaism and stuff. As always, Torah on Tap is a chance to learn, vent, share and, most of all, understand what 4,000 years of cutural development, debate and dialogue has to say about some of the issues that confront us today.

Habitat Tavern is located on Broadway St., next door to Moog Music Inc. You can find plenty of parking at the back of the building. Torah on Tap is free and open to all. Varying viewpoints are not only welcome, but encouraged. Habitat does not serve food and their selection of non-alcoholic beverages is limited. Feel free to bring in snacks, sodas, etc.

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

Friday, January 18, 12:00-1:00

We began last Friday’s session with another review of Talmudic logic’s influence on Jewish humor (with the help of a short handout on hermeneutics–rules for biblical interpretation).  We then discussed the Wikipedian supplement on Jewish humor (another handout).  Much of this was a rehash of material we covered in Telushkin–anti-authoritarian ethos of Jewish jokes, humor as a leveling device, humor as a tool of the oppressed for social catharsis.  One aspect of Jewish humor observed in the handout was its dialectical nature/that it oscillated between opposing characteristics–a point also made in Chapter 4 of  Telushkin’s Jewish Humor.  As we examined that chapter, we noted that certain opposing traits ascribed to Jews–“timid self-perception” vs. “neurotic self-importance,” for example–formed the basis for much humor.  We concluded our discussion with a focus on jokes that centered on differences among Jewish denominations.

This week, our discussion will pick up on some loose ends from Chapter 4 (jokes on Jewish appearance and sexuality) and then move on to Chapter 5 which covers humor that grows out of Jewish experiences of persecution and homelessness (pp. 107-123).

Our informal discussion group meets every Friday from 12-1 in the Library at Congregation Beth Israel on Murdock Avenue.  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise.   Copies of Telushkin’s book are available on a variety of internet outlets.  If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

 

 

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Apr
7
Sun
CBI Beit Midrash
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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10
Wed
Meet the Midrash
Apr 10 @ 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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Apr
12
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Apr 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Friday Noon Study Group

Friday, January 18, 12:00-1:00

We began last Friday’s session with another review of Talmudic logic’s influence on Jewish humor (with the help of a short handout on hermeneutics–rules for biblical interpretation).  We then discussed the Wikipedian supplement on Jewish humor (another handout).  Much of this was a rehash of material we covered in Telushkin–anti-authoritarian ethos of Jewish jokes, humor as a leveling device, humor as a tool of the oppressed for social catharsis.  One aspect of Jewish humor observed in the handout was its dialectical nature/that it oscillated between opposing characteristics–a point also made in Chapter 4 of  Telushkin’s Jewish Humor.  As we examined that chapter, we noted that certain opposing traits ascribed to Jews–“timid self-perception” vs. “neurotic self-importance,” for example–formed the basis for much humor.  We concluded our discussion with a focus on jokes that centered on differences among Jewish denominations.

This week, our discussion will pick up on some loose ends from Chapter 4 (jokes on Jewish appearance and sexuality) and then move on to Chapter 5 which covers humor that grows out of Jewish experiences of persecution and homelessness (pp. 107-123).

Our informal discussion group meets every Friday from 12-1 in the Library at Congregation Beth Israel on Murdock Avenue.  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise.   Copies of Telushkin’s book are available on a variety of internet outlets.  If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

 

 

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17
Wed
Meet the Midrash
Apr 17 @ 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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