CBI Events Calendar

Jun
18
Fri
Online Friday Noon Study Group
Jun 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Friday, June 11, 12-1 Masada: From Jewish Revolt to Modern Myth: Magness, Jodi: 9780691167107: Amazon.com: Books

Two thousand years ago, 967 Jewish men, women, and childrenthe last holdouts of the revolt against Rome following the fall of Jerusalem and the destruction of the Second Templereportedly took their own lives rather than surrender to the Roman army. This dramatic event, which took place on top of Masada, spawned a powerful story of Jewish resistance that came to symbolize the embattled modern State of Israel.
In her book on this subject, Dr. Jodi Magness, an archaeologist at UNC Chapel Hill who has excavated at Masada, explains what happened there, how we know it, and how recent developments might change understandings of the story. Incorporating the latest findings, she integrates literary and historical sources to show what life was like for Jews under Roman rule during an era that witnessed the reign of Herod and Jesus’s ministry and death.
MASADA  From Jewish Revolt to Modern Myth is available for sale on a variety of internet outlets.   Our informal discussion group meets online via Zoom every Friday from 12 – 1.  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise.  If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.  
 
 

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Online Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI
Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Online Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

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

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

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

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

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Jun
20
Sun
Hamsa Papercutting Workshop
Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Paper-cut Hamsa Workshop

Sunday, June 20

1:00pm-3:00pm
A hamsa is a stylized hand for protection against the “evil eye,” frequently worn as jewelry.
Made by both Jews and Muslims, hamsas are found all over the Middle East, but are older than
either religion. Come learn about the folklore of hamsas, as we make them out of paper. Learn
the basics of paper-cutting, a traditional Jewish folk art. We will cut out our hamsas with
scissors, and/or Exacto knives for accuracy, then glue them to a background. No artistic talent is
required to make stunning hamsa designs. The finished paper-cut hamsa can be framed, to
hang on the wall. Young people aged 12 and over are welcome.
The workshop lasts for two hours. Materials fee of $5 to the instructor.
Bio:
Claire Sherman creates quilts, ceramic sculpture, and Jewish ritual objects out of fabric, paper,
and clay. After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design, with a BFA in ceramics, she
spent a year in Israel, where she learned about hamsas. She has taught workshops in
paper-cutting, quilting, and Jewish ritual objects for adults and children. Visit her website at
www.claireshermanart.com

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Online Jewish Meditation & Chant Circle
Jun 20 @ 2:30 pm

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

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

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Jun
25
Fri
Online Friday Noon Study Group
Jun 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Friday, June 11, 12-1 Masada: From Jewish Revolt to Modern Myth: Magness, Jodi: 9780691167107: Amazon.com: Books

Two thousand years ago, 967 Jewish men, women, and childrenthe last holdouts of the revolt against Rome following the fall of Jerusalem and the destruction of the Second Templereportedly took their own lives rather than surrender to the Roman army. This dramatic event, which took place on top of Masada, spawned a powerful story of Jewish resistance that came to symbolize the embattled modern State of Israel.
In her book on this subject, Dr. Jodi Magness, an archaeologist at UNC Chapel Hill who has excavated at Masada, explains what happened there, how we know it, and how recent developments might change understandings of the story. Incorporating the latest findings, she integrates literary and historical sources to show what life was like for Jews under Roman rule during an era that witnessed the reign of Herod and Jesus’s ministry and death.
MASADA  From Jewish Revolt to Modern Myth is available for sale on a variety of internet outlets.   Our informal discussion group meets online via Zoom every Friday from 12 – 1.  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise.  If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.  
 
 

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Jun
26
Sat
Saturday Morning Online Services
Jun 26 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for Shabbat morning services via Zoom every other Saturday morning at 9:30am.

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

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Jun
27
Sun
Online Torah on Tap
Jun 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
With so much of CBI’s programming unavoidably cancelled, we’re working hard to find ways we can support each other as a community when we can’t be together in person.

Please join me this Sunday, April 26, at 4:00pm, when we will be holding Torah on Tap via Zoom.

A link to the online discussion group is below.  Zoom is easy to use and will let us see and hear each other as we speak.  If you haven’t already downloaded Zoom to your computer or phone, you must do so before joining the meeting on Sunday at 4:00pm.  You only need to download Zoom once, after that you simply log in, always using the same Meeting ID: 819 7668 2790.  Easy instructions are below this message.

This is a temporary measure to keep us all connected while we can’t be together physically.

Alan Silverman

Torah on Tap Host

Instructions for Downloading Zoom

The first time you ever use Zoom on a computer, do the following:

Go to https://zoom.us
Hover over (don’t click) “RESOURCES” on the top right and then click “Download Zoom Client” from the drop-down menu that appears
Click “Download” under “Zoom Client for Meetings”
If it asks you to allow it to download “zoom.us”, click “Allow” or “Yes”
Open the downloaded file and follow the instructions to install Zoom on your computer

The first time you ever use Zoom on a smart phone, do the following:
Go to the App Store and find “Zoom Cloud Meetings” and download it (it is free)

Instructions for attending Torah on Tap on CBI’s Zoom Account:

Right before the start of services, either go to https://zoom.us on your computer or open your Zoom app on your smartphone
Click “Join a Meeting”
Type in this Meeting ID: 819 7668 2790 and click “Join”
If you’re using the computer and Zoom asks you to allow it to open “zoom.us”, click “Allow” or “Yes” or “Open” and then click “Join With Computer Audio”
If you’re using a smart phone and Zoom asks you to allow using the microphone/camera, allow it
If it says “Waiting for the host to start this meeting”, just wait a few minutes for Alan to start the meeting

Join us on the last Sunday of the month online for a refreshing and often provocative discussion. 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.

See you there!

 

 

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