CBI Events Calendar

Dec
13
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Dec 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

We will resume our weekly conversations on December 6 with a new subject, returning for the fourth time to issues related to Jewish sensibilities.

For the past 50 years the publication Sh’ma Now has curated a distilled “conversation” bringing to­gether several voices around a single theme. These voices cross the spectrum of Judaism—secular and religious, communal and non-partisan, engaged and striving. Participants in our study group will have an opportunity to join in this conversation.  Our focus is on ideas—their complexity and range, and how they inform action.

For three Fridays in December, the texts we’ll be drawing from along with their web site links* appear below.  Topics that we’ll be discussing are:

December 6:  Limnot Yameinu  Counting our days

How can we make the most out of the time we are given in our lives?

https://forward.com/shma-now/limnot-yameinu/

December 13:    Anavah  Humility

How do we find a balance between our own needs as individuals and as ones who engage with the world around us?

https://forward.com/shma-now/humility/ 

December 20:  Machlochet L’Shem Shamayim  Argument for the sake of Heaven

How do we participate in constructive argumentation? How are we shaped by such discourse?

https://forward.com/shma-now/machlochet-lshem-shamayim/

*Once you get to the first page, you’ll need to click on the “Download PDF” button that appears on the screen in order to get the text of the full issue of Sh’ma Now.

Our informal discussion group, which has been in operation for nearly 20 years, 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. If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

I hope to see many of you on December 6.  If you plan on coming, please access and read the materials posted on the Sh’ma Now links.

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Dec
20
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Dec 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

We will resume our weekly conversations on December 6 with a new subject, returning for the fourth time to issues related to Jewish sensibilities.

For the past 50 years the publication Sh’ma Now has curated a distilled “conversation” bringing to­gether several voices around a single theme. These voices cross the spectrum of Judaism—secular and religious, communal and non-partisan, engaged and striving. Participants in our study group will have an opportunity to join in this conversation.  Our focus is on ideas—their complexity and range, and how they inform action.

For three Fridays in December, the texts we’ll be drawing from along with their web site links* appear below.  Topics that we’ll be discussing are:

December 6:  Limnot Yameinu  Counting our days

How can we make the most out of the time we are given in our lives?

https://forward.com/shma-now/limnot-yameinu/

December 13:    Anavah  Humility

How do we find a balance between our own needs as individuals and as ones who engage with the world around us?

https://forward.com/shma-now/humility/ 

December 20:  Machlochet L’Shem Shamayim  Argument for the sake of Heaven

How do we participate in constructive argumentation? How are we shaped by such discourse?

https://forward.com/shma-now/machlochet-lshem-shamayim/

*Once you get to the first page, you’ll need to click on the “Download PDF” button that appears on the screen in order to get the text of the full issue of Sh’ma Now.

Our informal discussion group, which has been in operation for nearly 20 years, 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. If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

I hope to see many of you on December 6.  If you plan on coming, please access and read the materials posted on the Sh’ma Now links.

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Dec
27
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Dec 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

We will resume our weekly conversations on December 6 with a new subject, returning for the fourth time to issues related to Jewish sensibilities.

For the past 50 years the publication Sh’ma Now has curated a distilled “conversation” bringing to­gether several voices around a single theme. These voices cross the spectrum of Judaism—secular and religious, communal and non-partisan, engaged and striving. Participants in our study group will have an opportunity to join in this conversation.  Our focus is on ideas—their complexity and range, and how they inform action.

For three Fridays in December, the texts we’ll be drawing from along with their web site links* appear below.  Topics that we’ll be discussing are:

December 6:  Limnot Yameinu  Counting our days

How can we make the most out of the time we are given in our lives?

https://forward.com/shma-now/limnot-yameinu/

December 13:    Anavah  Humility

How do we find a balance between our own needs as individuals and as ones who engage with the world around us?

https://forward.com/shma-now/humility/ 

December 20:  Machlochet L’Shem Shamayim  Argument for the sake of Heaven

How do we participate in constructive argumentation? How are we shaped by such discourse?

https://forward.com/shma-now/machlochet-lshem-shamayim/

*Once you get to the first page, you’ll need to click on the “Download PDF” button that appears on the screen in order to get the text of the full issue of Sh’ma Now.

Our informal discussion group, which has been in operation for nearly 20 years, 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. If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

I hope to see many of you on December 6.  If you plan on coming, please access and read the materials posted on the Sh’ma Now links.

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Dec
29
Sun
Torah on Tap @ Archetype Brewing
Dec 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

What’s Really on Trial During Impeachment?

Unless you’ve been out of the country for the last several weeks, you probably know that there’s some pretty important proceedings taking place in our nation’s capitol. In the 230-year history of the American presidency, only two sitting presidents have been impeached. President Trump may well be the third. The historicity of the proceedings, however, pale in comparison to real underlying battle. This is not just an investigation to determine whether impeachable offenses occurred; it is a tug war between strength and morality, and it’s as old as humanity itself.

Join us this Sunday as we look at the dynamics of accountability from a Jewish perspective. More specifically, we will consider one very particular confrontation involving Rabbi Shimon ben Shetach and King Yannai.

“Why is a king of Israel “not judged” [Mishnah Sanhedrin 2:1]? Because of what once happened.” 

Intrigued? Wait until you see how many parallels there are between this 2,100-year-old Talmudic tale and what is happening now in our country. To see how the story unfolds and to unlock the universal lessons it holds, join us this Sunday at Archetype Brewing (the former Habitat Tavern, 174 Broadway St., Asheville). Rabbi Justin will help us understand this epic power struggle between the executive and legislative branches of ancient Israel.

This program is free and open to all. Differing opinions are not only welcomed but encouraged. Non-alcoholic beverages are available, there is ample parking in the Moog Music parking lot off Bordeau Pl.

Looking forward to seeing you there!!

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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Jan
3
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Jan 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

We will resume our weekly conversations on December 6 with a new subject, returning for the fourth time to issues related to Jewish sensibilities.

For the past 50 years the publication Sh’ma Now has curated a distilled “conversation” bringing to­gether several voices around a single theme. These voices cross the spectrum of Judaism—secular and religious, communal and non-partisan, engaged and striving. Participants in our study group will have an opportunity to join in this conversation.  Our focus is on ideas—their complexity and range, and how they inform action.

For three Fridays in December, the texts we’ll be drawing from along with their web site links* appear below.  Topics that we’ll be discussing are:

December 6:  Limnot Yameinu  Counting our days

How can we make the most out of the time we are given in our lives?

https://forward.com/shma-now/limnot-yameinu/

December 13:    Anavah  Humility

How do we find a balance between our own needs as individuals and as ones who engage with the world around us?

https://forward.com/shma-now/humility/ 

December 20:  Machlochet L’Shem Shamayim  Argument for the sake of Heaven

How do we participate in constructive argumentation? How are we shaped by such discourse?

https://forward.com/shma-now/machlochet-lshem-shamayim/

*Once you get to the first page, you’ll need to click on the “Download PDF” button that appears on the screen in order to get the text of the full issue of Sh’ma Now.

Our informal discussion group, which has been in operation for nearly 20 years, 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. If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

I hope to see many of you on December 6.  If you plan on coming, please access and read the materials posted on the Sh’ma Now links.

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

We will resume our weekly conversations on December 6 with a new subject, returning for the fourth time to issues related to Jewish sensibilities.

For the past 50 years the publication Sh’ma Now has curated a distilled “conversation” bringing to­gether several voices around a single theme. These voices cross the spectrum of Judaism—secular and religious, communal and non-partisan, engaged and striving. Participants in our study group will have an opportunity to join in this conversation.  Our focus is on ideas—their complexity and range, and how they inform action.

For three Fridays in December, the texts we’ll be drawing from along with their web site links* appear below.  Topics that we’ll be discussing are:

December 6:  Limnot Yameinu  Counting our days

How can we make the most out of the time we are given in our lives?

https://forward.com/shma-now/limnot-yameinu/

December 13:    Anavah  Humility

How do we find a balance between our own needs as individuals and as ones who engage with the world around us?

https://forward.com/shma-now/humility/ 

December 20:  Machlochet L’Shem Shamayim  Argument for the sake of Heaven

How do we participate in constructive argumentation? How are we shaped by such discourse?

https://forward.com/shma-now/machlochet-lshem-shamayim/

*Once you get to the first page, you’ll need to click on the “Download PDF” button that appears on the screen in order to get the text of the full issue of Sh’ma Now.

Our informal discussion group, which has been in operation for nearly 20 years, 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. If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

I hope to see many of you on December 6.  If you plan on coming, please access and read the materials posted on the Sh’ma Now links.

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

We will resume our weekly conversations on December 6 with a new subject, returning for the fourth time to issues related to Jewish sensibilities.

For the past 50 years the publication Sh’ma Now has curated a distilled “conversation” bringing to­gether several voices around a single theme. These voices cross the spectrum of Judaism—secular and religious, communal and non-partisan, engaged and striving. Participants in our study group will have an opportunity to join in this conversation.  Our focus is on ideas—their complexity and range, and how they inform action.

For three Fridays in December, the texts we’ll be drawing from along with their web site links* appear below.  Topics that we’ll be discussing are:

December 6:  Limnot Yameinu  Counting our days

How can we make the most out of the time we are given in our lives?

https://forward.com/shma-now/limnot-yameinu/

December 13:    Anavah  Humility

How do we find a balance between our own needs as individuals and as ones who engage with the world around us?

https://forward.com/shma-now/humility/ 

December 20:  Machlochet L’Shem Shamayim  Argument for the sake of Heaven

How do we participate in constructive argumentation? How are we shaped by such discourse?

https://forward.com/shma-now/machlochet-lshem-shamayim/

*Once you get to the first page, you’ll need to click on the “Download PDF” button that appears on the screen in order to get the text of the full issue of Sh’ma Now.

Our informal discussion group, which has been in operation for nearly 20 years, 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. If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

I hope to see many of you on December 6.  If you plan on coming, please access and read the materials posted on the Sh’ma Now links.

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

We will resume our weekly conversations on December 6 with a new subject, returning for the fourth time to issues related to Jewish sensibilities.

For the past 50 years the publication Sh’ma Now has curated a distilled “conversation” bringing to­gether several voices around a single theme. These voices cross the spectrum of Judaism—secular and religious, communal and non-partisan, engaged and striving. Participants in our study group will have an opportunity to join in this conversation.  Our focus is on ideas—their complexity and range, and how they inform action.

For three Fridays in December, the texts we’ll be drawing from along with their web site links* appear below.  Topics that we’ll be discussing are:

December 6:  Limnot Yameinu  Counting our days

How can we make the most out of the time we are given in our lives?

https://forward.com/shma-now/limnot-yameinu/

December 13:    Anavah  Humility

How do we find a balance between our own needs as individuals and as ones who engage with the world around us?

https://forward.com/shma-now/humility/ 

December 20:  Machlochet L’Shem Shamayim  Argument for the sake of Heaven

How do we participate in constructive argumentation? How are we shaped by such discourse?

https://forward.com/shma-now/machlochet-lshem-shamayim/

*Once you get to the first page, you’ll need to click on the “Download PDF” button that appears on the screen in order to get the text of the full issue of Sh’ma Now.

Our informal discussion group, which has been in operation for nearly 20 years, 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. If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

I hope to see many of you on December 6.  If you plan on coming, please access and read the materials posted on the Sh’ma Now links.

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Jan
26
Sun
Torah on Tap @ Archetype Brewing
Jan 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

What’s Really on Trial During Impeachment?

Unless you’ve been out of the country for the last several weeks, you probably know that there’s some pretty important proceedings taking place in our nation’s capitol. In the 230-year history of the American presidency, only two sitting presidents have been impeached. President Trump may well be the third. The historicity of the proceedings, however, pale in comparison to real underlying battle. This is not just an investigation to determine whether impeachable offenses occurred; it is a tug war between strength and morality, and it’s as old as humanity itself.

Join us this Sunday as we look at the dynamics of accountability from a Jewish perspective. More specifically, we will consider one very particular confrontation involving Rabbi Shimon ben Shetach and King Yannai.

“Why is a king of Israel “not judged” [Mishnah Sanhedrin 2:1]? Because of what once happened.” 

Intrigued? Wait until you see how many parallels there are between this 2,100-year-old Talmudic tale and what is happening now in our country. To see how the story unfolds and to unlock the universal lessons it holds, join us this Sunday at Archetype Brewing (the former Habitat Tavern, 174 Broadway St., Asheville). Rabbi Justin will help us understand this epic power struggle between the executive and legislative branches of ancient Israel.

This program is free and open to all. Differing opinions are not only welcomed but encouraged. Non-alcoholic beverages are available, there is ample parking in the Moog Music parking lot off Bordeau Pl.

Looking forward to seeing you there!!

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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Jan
31
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Jan 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

We will resume our weekly conversations on December 6 with a new subject, returning for the fourth time to issues related to Jewish sensibilities.

For the past 50 years the publication Sh’ma Now has curated a distilled “conversation” bringing to­gether several voices around a single theme. These voices cross the spectrum of Judaism—secular and religious, communal and non-partisan, engaged and striving. Participants in our study group will have an opportunity to join in this conversation.  Our focus is on ideas—their complexity and range, and how they inform action.

For three Fridays in December, the texts we’ll be drawing from along with their web site links* appear below.  Topics that we’ll be discussing are:

December 6:  Limnot Yameinu  Counting our days

How can we make the most out of the time we are given in our lives?

https://forward.com/shma-now/limnot-yameinu/

December 13:    Anavah  Humility

How do we find a balance between our own needs as individuals and as ones who engage with the world around us?

https://forward.com/shma-now/humility/ 

December 20:  Machlochet L’Shem Shamayim  Argument for the sake of Heaven

How do we participate in constructive argumentation? How are we shaped by such discourse?

https://forward.com/shma-now/machlochet-lshem-shamayim/

*Once you get to the first page, you’ll need to click on the “Download PDF” button that appears on the screen in order to get the text of the full issue of Sh’ma Now.

Our informal discussion group, which has been in operation for nearly 20 years, 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. If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

I hope to see many of you on December 6.  If you plan on coming, please access and read the materials posted on the Sh’ma Now links.

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Feb
7
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Feb 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

We will resume our weekly conversations on December 6 with a new subject, returning for the fourth time to issues related to Jewish sensibilities.

For the past 50 years the publication Sh’ma Now has curated a distilled “conversation” bringing to­gether several voices around a single theme. These voices cross the spectrum of Judaism—secular and religious, communal and non-partisan, engaged and striving. Participants in our study group will have an opportunity to join in this conversation.  Our focus is on ideas—their complexity and range, and how they inform action.

For three Fridays in December, the texts we’ll be drawing from along with their web site links* appear below.  Topics that we’ll be discussing are:

December 6:  Limnot Yameinu  Counting our days

How can we make the most out of the time we are given in our lives?

https://forward.com/shma-now/limnot-yameinu/

December 13:    Anavah  Humility

How do we find a balance between our own needs as individuals and as ones who engage with the world around us?

https://forward.com/shma-now/humility/ 

December 20:  Machlochet L’Shem Shamayim  Argument for the sake of Heaven

How do we participate in constructive argumentation? How are we shaped by such discourse?

https://forward.com/shma-now/machlochet-lshem-shamayim/

*Once you get to the first page, you’ll need to click on the “Download PDF” button that appears on the screen in order to get the text of the full issue of Sh’ma Now.

Our informal discussion group, which has been in operation for nearly 20 years, 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. If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

I hope to see many of you on December 6.  If you plan on coming, please access and read the materials posted on the Sh’ma Now links.

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Feb
14
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Feb 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

We will resume our weekly conversations on December 6 with a new subject, returning for the fourth time to issues related to Jewish sensibilities.

For the past 50 years the publication Sh’ma Now has curated a distilled “conversation” bringing to­gether several voices around a single theme. These voices cross the spectrum of Judaism—secular and religious, communal and non-partisan, engaged and striving. Participants in our study group will have an opportunity to join in this conversation.  Our focus is on ideas—their complexity and range, and how they inform action.

For three Fridays in December, the texts we’ll be drawing from along with their web site links* appear below.  Topics that we’ll be discussing are:

December 6:  Limnot Yameinu  Counting our days

How can we make the most out of the time we are given in our lives?

https://forward.com/shma-now/limnot-yameinu/

December 13:    Anavah  Humility

How do we find a balance between our own needs as individuals and as ones who engage with the world around us?

https://forward.com/shma-now/humility/ 

December 20:  Machlochet L’Shem Shamayim  Argument for the sake of Heaven

How do we participate in constructive argumentation? How are we shaped by such discourse?

https://forward.com/shma-now/machlochet-lshem-shamayim/

*Once you get to the first page, you’ll need to click on the “Download PDF” button that appears on the screen in order to get the text of the full issue of Sh’ma Now.

Our informal discussion group, which has been in operation for nearly 20 years, 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. If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

I hope to see many of you on December 6.  If you plan on coming, please access and read the materials posted on the Sh’ma Now links.

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

We will resume our weekly conversations on December 6 with a new subject, returning for the fourth time to issues related to Jewish sensibilities.

For the past 50 years the publication Sh’ma Now has curated a distilled “conversation” bringing to­gether several voices around a single theme. These voices cross the spectrum of Judaism—secular and religious, communal and non-partisan, engaged and striving. Participants in our study group will have an opportunity to join in this conversation.  Our focus is on ideas—their complexity and range, and how they inform action.

For three Fridays in December, the texts we’ll be drawing from along with their web site links* appear below.  Topics that we’ll be discussing are:

December 6:  Limnot Yameinu  Counting our days

How can we make the most out of the time we are given in our lives?

https://forward.com/shma-now/limnot-yameinu/

December 13:    Anavah  Humility

How do we find a balance between our own needs as individuals and as ones who engage with the world around us?

https://forward.com/shma-now/humility/ 

December 20:  Machlochet L’Shem Shamayim  Argument for the sake of Heaven

How do we participate in constructive argumentation? How are we shaped by such discourse?

https://forward.com/shma-now/machlochet-lshem-shamayim/

*Once you get to the first page, you’ll need to click on the “Download PDF” button that appears on the screen in order to get the text of the full issue of Sh’ma Now.

Our informal discussion group, which has been in operation for nearly 20 years, 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. If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

I hope to see many of you on December 6.  If you plan on coming, please access and read the materials posted on the Sh’ma Now links.

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Feb
23
Sun
Torah on Tap @ Archetype Brewing
Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

What’s Really on Trial During Impeachment?

Unless you’ve been out of the country for the last several weeks, you probably know that there’s some pretty important proceedings taking place in our nation’s capitol. In the 230-year history of the American presidency, only two sitting presidents have been impeached. President Trump may well be the third. The historicity of the proceedings, however, pale in comparison to real underlying battle. This is not just an investigation to determine whether impeachable offenses occurred; it is a tug war between strength and morality, and it’s as old as humanity itself.

Join us this Sunday as we look at the dynamics of accountability from a Jewish perspective. More specifically, we will consider one very particular confrontation involving Rabbi Shimon ben Shetach and King Yannai.

“Why is a king of Israel “not judged” [Mishnah Sanhedrin 2:1]? Because of what once happened.” 

Intrigued? Wait until you see how many parallels there are between this 2,100-year-old Talmudic tale and what is happening now in our country. To see how the story unfolds and to unlock the universal lessons it holds, join us this Sunday at Archetype Brewing (the former Habitat Tavern, 174 Broadway St., Asheville). Rabbi Justin will help us understand this epic power struggle between the executive and legislative branches of ancient Israel.

This program is free and open to all. Differing opinions are not only welcomed but encouraged. Non-alcoholic beverages are available, there is ample parking in the Moog Music parking lot off Bordeau Pl.

Looking forward to seeing you there!!

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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Feb
28
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

We will resume our weekly conversations on December 6 with a new subject, returning for the fourth time to issues related to Jewish sensibilities.

For the past 50 years the publication Sh’ma Now has curated a distilled “conversation” bringing to­gether several voices around a single theme. These voices cross the spectrum of Judaism—secular and religious, communal and non-partisan, engaged and striving. Participants in our study group will have an opportunity to join in this conversation.  Our focus is on ideas—their complexity and range, and how they inform action.

For three Fridays in December, the texts we’ll be drawing from along with their web site links* appear below.  Topics that we’ll be discussing are:

December 6:  Limnot Yameinu  Counting our days

How can we make the most out of the time we are given in our lives?

https://forward.com/shma-now/limnot-yameinu/

December 13:    Anavah  Humility

How do we find a balance between our own needs as individuals and as ones who engage with the world around us?

https://forward.com/shma-now/humility/ 

December 20:  Machlochet L’Shem Shamayim  Argument for the sake of Heaven

How do we participate in constructive argumentation? How are we shaped by such discourse?

https://forward.com/shma-now/machlochet-lshem-shamayim/

*Once you get to the first page, you’ll need to click on the “Download PDF” button that appears on the screen in order to get the text of the full issue of Sh’ma Now.

Our informal discussion group, which has been in operation for nearly 20 years, 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. If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

I hope to see many of you on December 6.  If you plan on coming, please access and read the materials posted on the Sh’ma Now links.

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Mar
6
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Mar 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

We will resume our weekly conversations on December 6 with a new subject, returning for the fourth time to issues related to Jewish sensibilities.

For the past 50 years the publication Sh’ma Now has curated a distilled “conversation” bringing to­gether several voices around a single theme. These voices cross the spectrum of Judaism—secular and religious, communal and non-partisan, engaged and striving. Participants in our study group will have an opportunity to join in this conversation.  Our focus is on ideas—their complexity and range, and how they inform action.

For three Fridays in December, the texts we’ll be drawing from along with their web site links* appear below.  Topics that we’ll be discussing are:

December 6:  Limnot Yameinu  Counting our days

How can we make the most out of the time we are given in our lives?

https://forward.com/shma-now/limnot-yameinu/

December 13:    Anavah  Humility

How do we find a balance between our own needs as individuals and as ones who engage with the world around us?

https://forward.com/shma-now/humility/ 

December 20:  Machlochet L’Shem Shamayim  Argument for the sake of Heaven

How do we participate in constructive argumentation? How are we shaped by such discourse?

https://forward.com/shma-now/machlochet-lshem-shamayim/

*Once you get to the first page, you’ll need to click on the “Download PDF” button that appears on the screen in order to get the text of the full issue of Sh’ma Now.

Our informal discussion group, which has been in operation for nearly 20 years, 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. If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

I hope to see many of you on December 6.  If you plan on coming, please access and read the materials posted on the Sh’ma Now links.

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Mar
13
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Mar 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

We will resume our weekly conversations on December 6 with a new subject, returning for the fourth time to issues related to Jewish sensibilities.

For the past 50 years the publication Sh’ma Now has curated a distilled “conversation” bringing to­gether several voices around a single theme. These voices cross the spectrum of Judaism—secular and religious, communal and non-partisan, engaged and striving. Participants in our study group will have an opportunity to join in this conversation.  Our focus is on ideas—their complexity and range, and how they inform action.

For three Fridays in December, the texts we’ll be drawing from along with their web site links* appear below.  Topics that we’ll be discussing are:

December 6:  Limnot Yameinu  Counting our days

How can we make the most out of the time we are given in our lives?

https://forward.com/shma-now/limnot-yameinu/

December 13:    Anavah  Humility

How do we find a balance between our own needs as individuals and as ones who engage with the world around us?

https://forward.com/shma-now/humility/ 

December 20:  Machlochet L’Shem Shamayim  Argument for the sake of Heaven

How do we participate in constructive argumentation? How are we shaped by such discourse?

https://forward.com/shma-now/machlochet-lshem-shamayim/

*Once you get to the first page, you’ll need to click on the “Download PDF” button that appears on the screen in order to get the text of the full issue of Sh’ma Now.

Our informal discussion group, which has been in operation for nearly 20 years, 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. If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

I hope to see many of you on December 6.  If you plan on coming, please access and read the materials posted on the Sh’ma Now links.

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Mar
17
Tue
GAB – Guided Autobiography Class @ Congregation Beth Israel
Mar 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Write and share your stories in a GAB – Guided Autobiography –

Everyone, each and everyone of us, has a story.  This class is designed to help you get organized and pull that story up from your lifetime of memories.  It’s hard to home in on things that truly inform your life perspective.  The GAB method, developed by Dr, James Birren, can help you write your story, two pages at a time, by focusing on themes such as health, money, family and spiritual identity.  Participants share their writings with the other members of the group each week. Finding the story, not evaluating grammar, punctuation, or writing style, is the goal of writing and sharing. Class size is limited to five people.
GAB is a national program with instructors and workshops around the country.
Here is a link to the GAB website: http://guidedautobiography.com
When: Ten Tuesdays beginning March 17 to May 19, 2020 from 1:00 to 3:00.
Where:  CBI Library
Cost:  $150.  Money goes to CBI
Text:  Writing Your Legacy:  The Step-by-Step Guide to Crafting Your Life Story by Richard Campbell and Cheryl Svensson.
Instructor:  Caroline Manheimer – She took the online GAB instructor training class in 2012 with Cheryl Svensson. She found the method and writing prompts helpful and liberating in finding her own story.  Since then She has led Guided Autobiography workshops at the Jewish Community Center, OLLI – Senior Learning Center at UNCA, the Grove Opportunity Center, and at her home. She is a retired librarian and a modestly active fiber artist.
Please feel free to contact her with any questions.
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Mar
20
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Mar 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

We will resume our weekly conversations on December 6 with a new subject, returning for the fourth time to issues related to Jewish sensibilities.

For the past 50 years the publication Sh’ma Now has curated a distilled “conversation” bringing to­gether several voices around a single theme. These voices cross the spectrum of Judaism—secular and religious, communal and non-partisan, engaged and striving. Participants in our study group will have an opportunity to join in this conversation.  Our focus is on ideas—their complexity and range, and how they inform action.

For three Fridays in December, the texts we’ll be drawing from along with their web site links* appear below.  Topics that we’ll be discussing are:

December 6:  Limnot Yameinu  Counting our days

How can we make the most out of the time we are given in our lives?

https://forward.com/shma-now/limnot-yameinu/

December 13:    Anavah  Humility

How do we find a balance between our own needs as individuals and as ones who engage with the world around us?

https://forward.com/shma-now/humility/ 

December 20:  Machlochet L’Shem Shamayim  Argument for the sake of Heaven

How do we participate in constructive argumentation? How are we shaped by such discourse?

https://forward.com/shma-now/machlochet-lshem-shamayim/

*Once you get to the first page, you’ll need to click on the “Download PDF” button that appears on the screen in order to get the text of the full issue of Sh’ma Now.

Our informal discussion group, which has been in operation for nearly 20 years, 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. If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

I hope to see many of you on December 6.  If you plan on coming, please access and read the materials posted on the Sh’ma Now links.

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Mar
24
Tue
GAB – Guided Autobiography Class @ Congregation Beth Israel
Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Write and share your stories in a GAB – Guided Autobiography –

Everyone, each and everyone of us, has a story.  This class is designed to help you get organized and pull that story up from your lifetime of memories.  It’s hard to home in on things that truly inform your life perspective.  The GAB method, developed by Dr, James Birren, can help you write your story, two pages at a time, by focusing on themes such as health, money, family and spiritual identity.  Participants share their writings with the other members of the group each week. Finding the story, not evaluating grammar, punctuation, or writing style, is the goal of writing and sharing. Class size is limited to five people.
GAB is a national program with instructors and workshops around the country.
Here is a link to the GAB website: http://guidedautobiography.com
When: Ten Tuesdays beginning March 17 to May 19, 2020 from 1:00 to 3:00.
Where:  CBI Library
Cost:  $150.  Money goes to CBI
Text:  Writing Your Legacy:  The Step-by-Step Guide to Crafting Your Life Story by Richard Campbell and Cheryl Svensson.
Instructor:  Caroline Manheimer – She took the online GAB instructor training class in 2012 with Cheryl Svensson. She found the method and writing prompts helpful and liberating in finding her own story.  Since then She has led Guided Autobiography workshops at the Jewish Community Center, OLLI – Senior Learning Center at UNCA, the Grove Opportunity Center, and at her home. She is a retired librarian and a modestly active fiber artist.
Please feel free to contact her with any questions.
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Mar
27
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Mar 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

We will resume our weekly conversations on December 6 with a new subject, returning for the fourth time to issues related to Jewish sensibilities.

For the past 50 years the publication Sh’ma Now has curated a distilled “conversation” bringing to­gether several voices around a single theme. These voices cross the spectrum of Judaism—secular and religious, communal and non-partisan, engaged and striving. Participants in our study group will have an opportunity to join in this conversation.  Our focus is on ideas—their complexity and range, and how they inform action.

For three Fridays in December, the texts we’ll be drawing from along with their web site links* appear below.  Topics that we’ll be discussing are:

December 6:  Limnot Yameinu  Counting our days

How can we make the most out of the time we are given in our lives?

https://forward.com/shma-now/limnot-yameinu/

December 13:    Anavah  Humility

How do we find a balance between our own needs as individuals and as ones who engage with the world around us?

https://forward.com/shma-now/humility/ 

December 20:  Machlochet L’Shem Shamayim  Argument for the sake of Heaven

How do we participate in constructive argumentation? How are we shaped by such discourse?

https://forward.com/shma-now/machlochet-lshem-shamayim/

*Once you get to the first page, you’ll need to click on the “Download PDF” button that appears on the screen in order to get the text of the full issue of Sh’ma Now.

Our informal discussion group, which has been in operation for nearly 20 years, 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. If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

I hope to see many of you on December 6.  If you plan on coming, please access and read the materials posted on the Sh’ma Now links.

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Mar
29
Sun
Torah on Tap @ Archetype Brewing
Mar 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

What’s Really on Trial During Impeachment?

Unless you’ve been out of the country for the last several weeks, you probably know that there’s some pretty important proceedings taking place in our nation’s capitol. In the 230-year history of the American presidency, only two sitting presidents have been impeached. President Trump may well be the third. The historicity of the proceedings, however, pale in comparison to real underlying battle. This is not just an investigation to determine whether impeachable offenses occurred; it is a tug war between strength and morality, and it’s as old as humanity itself.

Join us this Sunday as we look at the dynamics of accountability from a Jewish perspective. More specifically, we will consider one very particular confrontation involving Rabbi Shimon ben Shetach and King Yannai.

“Why is a king of Israel “not judged” [Mishnah Sanhedrin 2:1]? Because of what once happened.” 

Intrigued? Wait until you see how many parallels there are between this 2,100-year-old Talmudic tale and what is happening now in our country. To see how the story unfolds and to unlock the universal lessons it holds, join us this Sunday at Archetype Brewing (the former Habitat Tavern, 174 Broadway St., Asheville). Rabbi Justin will help us understand this epic power struggle between the executive and legislative branches of ancient Israel.

This program is free and open to all. Differing opinions are not only welcomed but encouraged. Non-alcoholic beverages are available, there is ample parking in the Moog Music parking lot off Bordeau Pl.

Looking forward to seeing you there!!

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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Mar
31
Tue
GAB – Guided Autobiography Class @ Congregation Beth Israel
Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Write and share your stories in a GAB – Guided Autobiography –

Everyone, each and everyone of us, has a story.  This class is designed to help you get organized and pull that story up from your lifetime of memories.  It’s hard to home in on things that truly inform your life perspective.  The GAB method, developed by Dr, James Birren, can help you write your story, two pages at a time, by focusing on themes such as health, money, family and spiritual identity.  Participants share their writings with the other members of the group each week. Finding the story, not evaluating grammar, punctuation, or writing style, is the goal of writing and sharing. Class size is limited to five people.
GAB is a national program with instructors and workshops around the country.
Here is a link to the GAB website: http://guidedautobiography.com
When: Ten Tuesdays beginning March 17 to May 19, 2020 from 1:00 to 3:00.
Where:  CBI Library
Cost:  $150.  Money goes to CBI
Text:  Writing Your Legacy:  The Step-by-Step Guide to Crafting Your Life Story by Richard Campbell and Cheryl Svensson.
Instructor:  Caroline Manheimer – She took the online GAB instructor training class in 2012 with Cheryl Svensson. She found the method and writing prompts helpful and liberating in finding her own story.  Since then She has led Guided Autobiography workshops at the Jewish Community Center, OLLI – Senior Learning Center at UNCA, the Grove Opportunity Center, and at her home. She is a retired librarian and a modestly active fiber artist.
Please feel free to contact her with any questions.
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Apr
3
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Apr 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

We will resume our weekly conversations on December 6 with a new subject, returning for the fourth time to issues related to Jewish sensibilities.

For the past 50 years the publication Sh’ma Now has curated a distilled “conversation” bringing to­gether several voices around a single theme. These voices cross the spectrum of Judaism—secular and religious, communal and non-partisan, engaged and striving. Participants in our study group will have an opportunity to join in this conversation.  Our focus is on ideas—their complexity and range, and how they inform action.

For three Fridays in December, the texts we’ll be drawing from along with their web site links* appear below.  Topics that we’ll be discussing are:

December 6:  Limnot Yameinu  Counting our days

How can we make the most out of the time we are given in our lives?

https://forward.com/shma-now/limnot-yameinu/

December 13:    Anavah  Humility

How do we find a balance between our own needs as individuals and as ones who engage with the world around us?

https://forward.com/shma-now/humility/ 

December 20:  Machlochet L’Shem Shamayim  Argument for the sake of Heaven

How do we participate in constructive argumentation? How are we shaped by such discourse?

https://forward.com/shma-now/machlochet-lshem-shamayim/

*Once you get to the first page, you’ll need to click on the “Download PDF” button that appears on the screen in order to get the text of the full issue of Sh’ma Now.

Our informal discussion group, which has been in operation for nearly 20 years, 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. If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

I hope to see many of you on December 6.  If you plan on coming, please access and read the materials posted on the Sh’ma Now links.

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Apr
7
Tue
GAB – Guided Autobiography Class @ Congregation Beth Israel
Apr 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Write and share your stories in a GAB – Guided Autobiography –

Everyone, each and everyone of us, has a story.  This class is designed to help you get organized and pull that story up from your lifetime of memories.  It’s hard to home in on things that truly inform your life perspective.  The GAB method, developed by Dr, James Birren, can help you write your story, two pages at a time, by focusing on themes such as health, money, family and spiritual identity.  Participants share their writings with the other members of the group each week. Finding the story, not evaluating grammar, punctuation, or writing style, is the goal of writing and sharing. Class size is limited to five people.
GAB is a national program with instructors and workshops around the country.
Here is a link to the GAB website: http://guidedautobiography.com
When: Ten Tuesdays beginning March 17 to May 19, 2020 from 1:00 to 3:00.
Where:  CBI Library
Cost:  $150.  Money goes to CBI
Text:  Writing Your Legacy:  The Step-by-Step Guide to Crafting Your Life Story by Richard Campbell and Cheryl Svensson.
Instructor:  Caroline Manheimer – She took the online GAB instructor training class in 2012 with Cheryl Svensson. She found the method and writing prompts helpful and liberating in finding her own story.  Since then She has led Guided Autobiography workshops at the Jewish Community Center, OLLI – Senior Learning Center at UNCA, the Grove Opportunity Center, and at her home. She is a retired librarian and a modestly active fiber artist.
Please feel free to contact her with any questions.
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Apr
10
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Apr 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

We will resume our weekly conversations on December 6 with a new subject, returning for the fourth time to issues related to Jewish sensibilities.

For the past 50 years the publication Sh’ma Now has curated a distilled “conversation” bringing to­gether several voices around a single theme. These voices cross the spectrum of Judaism—secular and religious, communal and non-partisan, engaged and striving. Participants in our study group will have an opportunity to join in this conversation.  Our focus is on ideas—their complexity and range, and how they inform action.

For three Fridays in December, the texts we’ll be drawing from along with their web site links* appear below.  Topics that we’ll be discussing are:

December 6:  Limnot Yameinu  Counting our days

How can we make the most out of the time we are given in our lives?

https://forward.com/shma-now/limnot-yameinu/

December 13:    Anavah  Humility

How do we find a balance between our own needs as individuals and as ones who engage with the world around us?

https://forward.com/shma-now/humility/ 

December 20:  Machlochet L’Shem Shamayim  Argument for the sake of Heaven

How do we participate in constructive argumentation? How are we shaped by such discourse?

https://forward.com/shma-now/machlochet-lshem-shamayim/

*Once you get to the first page, you’ll need to click on the “Download PDF” button that appears on the screen in order to get the text of the full issue of Sh’ma Now.

Our informal discussion group, which has been in operation for nearly 20 years, 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. If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

I hope to see many of you on December 6.  If you plan on coming, please access and read the materials posted on the Sh’ma Now links.

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Apr
14
Tue
GAB – Guided Autobiography Class @ Congregation Beth Israel
Apr 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Write and share your stories in a GAB – Guided Autobiography –

Everyone, each and everyone of us, has a story.  This class is designed to help you get organized and pull that story up from your lifetime of memories.  It’s hard to home in on things that truly inform your life perspective.  The GAB method, developed by Dr, James Birren, can help you write your story, two pages at a time, by focusing on themes such as health, money, family and spiritual identity.  Participants share their writings with the other members of the group each week. Finding the story, not evaluating grammar, punctuation, or writing style, is the goal of writing and sharing. Class size is limited to five people.
GAB is a national program with instructors and workshops around the country.
Here is a link to the GAB website: http://guidedautobiography.com
When: Ten Tuesdays beginning March 17 to May 19, 2020 from 1:00 to 3:00.
Where:  CBI Library
Cost:  $150.  Money goes to CBI
Text:  Writing Your Legacy:  The Step-by-Step Guide to Crafting Your Life Story by Richard Campbell and Cheryl Svensson.
Instructor:  Caroline Manheimer – She took the online GAB instructor training class in 2012 with Cheryl Svensson. She found the method and writing prompts helpful and liberating in finding her own story.  Since then She has led Guided Autobiography workshops at the Jewish Community Center, OLLI – Senior Learning Center at UNCA, the Grove Opportunity Center, and at her home. She is a retired librarian and a modestly active fiber artist.
Please feel free to contact her with any questions.
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Apr
17
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Apr 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

We will resume our weekly conversations on December 6 with a new subject, returning for the fourth time to issues related to Jewish sensibilities.

For the past 50 years the publication Sh’ma Now has curated a distilled “conversation” bringing to­gether several voices around a single theme. These voices cross the spectrum of Judaism—secular and religious, communal and non-partisan, engaged and striving. Participants in our study group will have an opportunity to join in this conversation.  Our focus is on ideas—their complexity and range, and how they inform action.

For three Fridays in December, the texts we’ll be drawing from along with their web site links* appear below.  Topics that we’ll be discussing are:

December 6:  Limnot Yameinu  Counting our days

How can we make the most out of the time we are given in our lives?

https://forward.com/shma-now/limnot-yameinu/

December 13:    Anavah  Humility

How do we find a balance between our own needs as individuals and as ones who engage with the world around us?

https://forward.com/shma-now/humility/ 

December 20:  Machlochet L’Shem Shamayim  Argument for the sake of Heaven

How do we participate in constructive argumentation? How are we shaped by such discourse?

https://forward.com/shma-now/machlochet-lshem-shamayim/

*Once you get to the first page, you’ll need to click on the “Download PDF” button that appears on the screen in order to get the text of the full issue of Sh’ma Now.

Our informal discussion group, which has been in operation for nearly 20 years, 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. If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

I hope to see many of you on December 6.  If you plan on coming, please access and read the materials posted on the Sh’ma Now links.

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Apr
21
Tue
GAB – Guided Autobiography Class @ Congregation Beth Israel
Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Write and share your stories in a GAB – Guided Autobiography –

Everyone, each and everyone of us, has a story.  This class is designed to help you get organized and pull that story up from your lifetime of memories.  It’s hard to home in on things that truly inform your life perspective.  The GAB method, developed by Dr, James Birren, can help you write your story, two pages at a time, by focusing on themes such as health, money, family and spiritual identity.  Participants share their writings with the other members of the group each week. Finding the story, not evaluating grammar, punctuation, or writing style, is the goal of writing and sharing. Class size is limited to five people.
GAB is a national program with instructors and workshops around the country.
Here is a link to the GAB website: http://guidedautobiography.com
When: Ten Tuesdays beginning March 17 to May 19, 2020 from 1:00 to 3:00.
Where:  CBI Library
Cost:  $150.  Money goes to CBI
Text:  Writing Your Legacy:  The Step-by-Step Guide to Crafting Your Life Story by Richard Campbell and Cheryl Svensson.
Instructor:  Caroline Manheimer – She took the online GAB instructor training class in 2012 with Cheryl Svensson. She found the method and writing prompts helpful and liberating in finding her own story.  Since then She has led Guided Autobiography workshops at the Jewish Community Center, OLLI – Senior Learning Center at UNCA, the Grove Opportunity Center, and at her home. She is a retired librarian and a modestly active fiber artist.
Please feel free to contact her with any questions.
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Apr
24
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

We will resume our weekly conversations on December 6 with a new subject, returning for the fourth time to issues related to Jewish sensibilities.

For the past 50 years the publication Sh’ma Now has curated a distilled “conversation” bringing to­gether several voices around a single theme. These voices cross the spectrum of Judaism—secular and religious, communal and non-partisan, engaged and striving. Participants in our study group will have an opportunity to join in this conversation.  Our focus is on ideas—their complexity and range, and how they inform action.

For three Fridays in December, the texts we’ll be drawing from along with their web site links* appear below.  Topics that we’ll be discussing are:

December 6:  Limnot Yameinu  Counting our days

How can we make the most out of the time we are given in our lives?

https://forward.com/shma-now/limnot-yameinu/

December 13:    Anavah  Humility

How do we find a balance between our own needs as individuals and as ones who engage with the world around us?

https://forward.com/shma-now/humility/ 

December 20:  Machlochet L’Shem Shamayim  Argument for the sake of Heaven

How do we participate in constructive argumentation? How are we shaped by such discourse?

https://forward.com/shma-now/machlochet-lshem-shamayim/

*Once you get to the first page, you’ll need to click on the “Download PDF” button that appears on the screen in order to get the text of the full issue of Sh’ma Now.

Our informal discussion group, which has been in operation for nearly 20 years, 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. If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

I hope to see many of you on December 6.  If you plan on coming, please access and read the materials posted on the Sh’ma Now links.

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Scholar in Residence Weekend
Apr 24 @ 7:57 pm – 8:57 pm

Scholar in Residence Weekend

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Apr
25
Sat
Scholar in Residence Weekend
Apr 25 @ 7:57 pm – 8:57 pm

Scholar in Residence Weekend

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Apr
26
Sun
Torah on Tap @ Archetype Brewing
Apr 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

What’s Really on Trial During Impeachment?

Unless you’ve been out of the country for the last several weeks, you probably know that there’s some pretty important proceedings taking place in our nation’s capitol. In the 230-year history of the American presidency, only two sitting presidents have been impeached. President Trump may well be the third. The historicity of the proceedings, however, pale in comparison to real underlying battle. This is not just an investigation to determine whether impeachable offenses occurred; it is a tug war between strength and morality, and it’s as old as humanity itself.

Join us this Sunday as we look at the dynamics of accountability from a Jewish perspective. More specifically, we will consider one very particular confrontation involving Rabbi Shimon ben Shetach and King Yannai.

“Why is a king of Israel “not judged” [Mishnah Sanhedrin 2:1]? Because of what once happened.” 

Intrigued? Wait until you see how many parallels there are between this 2,100-year-old Talmudic tale and what is happening now in our country. To see how the story unfolds and to unlock the universal lessons it holds, join us this Sunday at Archetype Brewing (the former Habitat Tavern, 174 Broadway St., Asheville). Rabbi Justin will help us understand this epic power struggle between the executive and legislative branches of ancient Israel.

This program is free and open to all. Differing opinions are not only welcomed but encouraged. Non-alcoholic beverages are available, there is ample parking in the Moog Music parking lot off Bordeau Pl.

Looking forward to seeing you there!!

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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Scholar in Residence Weekend
Apr 26 @ 7:57 pm – 8:57 pm

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Apr
28
Tue
GAB – Guided Autobiography Class @ Congregation Beth Israel
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Write and share your stories in a GAB – Guided Autobiography –

Everyone, each and everyone of us, has a story.  This class is designed to help you get organized and pull that story up from your lifetime of memories.  It’s hard to home in on things that truly inform your life perspective.  The GAB method, developed by Dr, James Birren, can help you write your story, two pages at a time, by focusing on themes such as health, money, family and spiritual identity.  Participants share their writings with the other members of the group each week. Finding the story, not evaluating grammar, punctuation, or writing style, is the goal of writing and sharing. Class size is limited to five people.
GAB is a national program with instructors and workshops around the country.
Here is a link to the GAB website: http://guidedautobiography.com
When: Ten Tuesdays beginning March 17 to May 19, 2020 from 1:00 to 3:00.
Where:  CBI Library
Cost:  $150.  Money goes to CBI
Text:  Writing Your Legacy:  The Step-by-Step Guide to Crafting Your Life Story by Richard Campbell and Cheryl Svensson.
Instructor:  Caroline Manheimer – She took the online GAB instructor training class in 2012 with Cheryl Svensson. She found the method and writing prompts helpful and liberating in finding her own story.  Since then She has led Guided Autobiography workshops at the Jewish Community Center, OLLI – Senior Learning Center at UNCA, the Grove Opportunity Center, and at her home. She is a retired librarian and a modestly active fiber artist.
Please feel free to contact her with any questions.
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May
1
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
May 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

We will resume our weekly conversations on December 6 with a new subject, returning for the fourth time to issues related to Jewish sensibilities.

For the past 50 years the publication Sh’ma Now has curated a distilled “conversation” bringing to­gether several voices around a single theme. These voices cross the spectrum of Judaism—secular and religious, communal and non-partisan, engaged and striving. Participants in our study group will have an opportunity to join in this conversation.  Our focus is on ideas—their complexity and range, and how they inform action.

For three Fridays in December, the texts we’ll be drawing from along with their web site links* appear below.  Topics that we’ll be discussing are:

December 6:  Limnot Yameinu  Counting our days

How can we make the most out of the time we are given in our lives?

https://forward.com/shma-now/limnot-yameinu/

December 13:    Anavah  Humility

How do we find a balance between our own needs as individuals and as ones who engage with the world around us?

https://forward.com/shma-now/humility/ 

December 20:  Machlochet L’Shem Shamayim  Argument for the sake of Heaven

How do we participate in constructive argumentation? How are we shaped by such discourse?

https://forward.com/shma-now/machlochet-lshem-shamayim/

*Once you get to the first page, you’ll need to click on the “Download PDF” button that appears on the screen in order to get the text of the full issue of Sh’ma Now.

Our informal discussion group, which has been in operation for nearly 20 years, 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. If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

I hope to see many of you on December 6.  If you plan on coming, please access and read the materials posted on the Sh’ma Now links.

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May
5
Tue
GAB – Guided Autobiography Class @ Congregation Beth Israel
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Write and share your stories in a GAB – Guided Autobiography –

Everyone, each and everyone of us, has a story.  This class is designed to help you get organized and pull that story up from your lifetime of memories.  It’s hard to home in on things that truly inform your life perspective.  The GAB method, developed by Dr, James Birren, can help you write your story, two pages at a time, by focusing on themes such as health, money, family and spiritual identity.  Participants share their writings with the other members of the group each week. Finding the story, not evaluating grammar, punctuation, or writing style, is the goal of writing and sharing. Class size is limited to five people.
GAB is a national program with instructors and workshops around the country.
Here is a link to the GAB website: http://guidedautobiography.com
When: Ten Tuesdays beginning March 17 to May 19, 2020 from 1:00 to 3:00.
Where:  CBI Library
Cost:  $150.  Money goes to CBI
Text:  Writing Your Legacy:  The Step-by-Step Guide to Crafting Your Life Story by Richard Campbell and Cheryl Svensson.
Instructor:  Caroline Manheimer – She took the online GAB instructor training class in 2012 with Cheryl Svensson. She found the method and writing prompts helpful and liberating in finding her own story.  Since then She has led Guided Autobiography workshops at the Jewish Community Center, OLLI – Senior Learning Center at UNCA, the Grove Opportunity Center, and at her home. She is a retired librarian and a modestly active fiber artist.
Please feel free to contact her with any questions.
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May
8
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
May 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

We will resume our weekly conversations on December 6 with a new subject, returning for the fourth time to issues related to Jewish sensibilities.

For the past 50 years the publication Sh’ma Now has curated a distilled “conversation” bringing to­gether several voices around a single theme. These voices cross the spectrum of Judaism—secular and religious, communal and non-partisan, engaged and striving. Participants in our study group will have an opportunity to join in this conversation.  Our focus is on ideas—their complexity and range, and how they inform action.

For three Fridays in December, the texts we’ll be drawing from along with their web site links* appear below.  Topics that we’ll be discussing are:

December 6:  Limnot Yameinu  Counting our days

How can we make the most out of the time we are given in our lives?

https://forward.com/shma-now/limnot-yameinu/

December 13:    Anavah  Humility

How do we find a balance between our own needs as individuals and as ones who engage with the world around us?

https://forward.com/shma-now/humility/ 

December 20:  Machlochet L’Shem Shamayim  Argument for the sake of Heaven

How do we participate in constructive argumentation? How are we shaped by such discourse?

https://forward.com/shma-now/machlochet-lshem-shamayim/

*Once you get to the first page, you’ll need to click on the “Download PDF” button that appears on the screen in order to get the text of the full issue of Sh’ma Now.

Our informal discussion group, which has been in operation for nearly 20 years, 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. If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

I hope to see many of you on December 6.  If you plan on coming, please access and read the materials posted on the Sh’ma Now links.

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May
12
Tue
GAB – Guided Autobiography Class @ Congregation Beth Israel
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Write and share your stories in a GAB – Guided Autobiography –

Everyone, each and everyone of us, has a story.  This class is designed to help you get organized and pull that story up from your lifetime of memories.  It’s hard to home in on things that truly inform your life perspective.  The GAB method, developed by Dr, James Birren, can help you write your story, two pages at a time, by focusing on themes such as health, money, family and spiritual identity.  Participants share their writings with the other members of the group each week. Finding the story, not evaluating grammar, punctuation, or writing style, is the goal of writing and sharing. Class size is limited to five people.
GAB is a national program with instructors and workshops around the country.
Here is a link to the GAB website: http://guidedautobiography.com
When: Ten Tuesdays beginning March 17 to May 19, 2020 from 1:00 to 3:00.
Where:  CBI Library
Cost:  $150.  Money goes to CBI
Text:  Writing Your Legacy:  The Step-by-Step Guide to Crafting Your Life Story by Richard Campbell and Cheryl Svensson.
Instructor:  Caroline Manheimer – She took the online GAB instructor training class in 2012 with Cheryl Svensson. She found the method and writing prompts helpful and liberating in finding her own story.  Since then She has led Guided Autobiography workshops at the Jewish Community Center, OLLI – Senior Learning Center at UNCA, the Grove Opportunity Center, and at her home. She is a retired librarian and a modestly active fiber artist.
Please feel free to contact her with any questions.
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May
15
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
May 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

We will resume our weekly conversations on December 6 with a new subject, returning for the fourth time to issues related to Jewish sensibilities.

For the past 50 years the publication Sh’ma Now has curated a distilled “conversation” bringing to­gether several voices around a single theme. These voices cross the spectrum of Judaism—secular and religious, communal and non-partisan, engaged and striving. Participants in our study group will have an opportunity to join in this conversation.  Our focus is on ideas—their complexity and range, and how they inform action.

For three Fridays in December, the texts we’ll be drawing from along with their web site links* appear below.  Topics that we’ll be discussing are:

December 6:  Limnot Yameinu  Counting our days

How can we make the most out of the time we are given in our lives?

https://forward.com/shma-now/limnot-yameinu/

December 13:    Anavah  Humility

How do we find a balance between our own needs as individuals and as ones who engage with the world around us?

https://forward.com/shma-now/humility/ 

December 20:  Machlochet L’Shem Shamayim  Argument for the sake of Heaven

How do we participate in constructive argumentation? How are we shaped by such discourse?

https://forward.com/shma-now/machlochet-lshem-shamayim/

*Once you get to the first page, you’ll need to click on the “Download PDF” button that appears on the screen in order to get the text of the full issue of Sh’ma Now.

Our informal discussion group, which has been in operation for nearly 20 years, 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. If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

I hope to see many of you on December 6.  If you plan on coming, please access and read the materials posted on the Sh’ma Now links.

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