The Noon Study Group will not meet on Fridays, November 15, 22, & 29
Last Friday our group completed its discussions of Rabbi Sacks’s To Heal a Fractured World by considering chapters 18, 19, and 20. Some of the claims we examined were “Improvement begins with ‘I'”; in our interactions with people, “much of what matters has less to do with what we do (a matter of rules) than how we do it (a matter of character), the superiority of the sage over the saint (sage is concerned with perfection of society/saint is concerned with perfection of self); and how Judaism promotes a social ethic.
The Noon Study Group will be on hiatus for the rest of November. When we resume in December, we’ll return to the topic of Jewish Sensibilities–how a range of complex ideas that are drawn from Jewish texts and practice inform our actions. The ideas we’ll be talking about are 1) how to make the most out of what we are given, 2) Humility, and 3) how do we participate in constructive argumentation. Consult this web site for links to our discussion topics.
Our informal discussion group meets every Friday from 12-1, in the CBI Library (or the Social Hall if our group is too large). All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise or attendance at previous Friday study group sessions. If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at email@example.com.
Join us for a participatory, high-energy Shabbat service, sure to inspire, uplift, educate and engage. Be sure to hang around for food and schmoozing at our Kiddish lunch.
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!
Dinner and a Movie at CBI presents
Sunday Nov 24th
Dairy/Pareve Pot Luck at 6:00 Movie starts at 6:45pm (1hr 51min)
Oscar winner Rachel Weisz stars in this powerful true story based on the acclaimed book,
Denial: Holocaust History on Trial. When Deborah Lipstadt (Weisz) speaks out against
Holocaust denier David Irving (Timothy Spall) over his falsification of history, she discovers that
the stakes are higher than ever in the battle for historical truth. Now faced with a libel lawsuit
in British court, Lipstadt and her attorney (Tom Wilkinson) have the heavy burden of proving
that the Holocaust actually happened in a riveting legal fight with stunning consequences.
PG-13 Universal Studios 2016
Free. Donations to CBI’s Adult Ed gratefully accepted.