CBI Events Calendar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sep
21
Tue
Sukkot Morning Services
Sep 21 @ 9:30 am – 12:15 pm
Sep
24
Fri
Online Friday Noon Study Group
Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Online Friday Noon Study Group

Friday, September 17, 12-1

We began last week’s discussion of the second half of Chapter 4 of Hasia Diner’s, Julius Rosenwald: Repairing the World with a consideration of Rosenwald’s attitudes towards African-American leader W.E.B. Dubois and his notion of the “Talented Tenth.”  This concept called for a leadership class of African Americans (the one in ten Black men who have acquired a college education and who could become directly involved in social change).  Our group discussed the potential charges of elitism that might emerge from such a concept, and whether its implementation was mutually exclusive from Booker T. Washington’s promotion of industrial education, or the education provided for by the Rosenwald schools.

Other topics for discussion last week included

  • Rosenwald’s support for African American enterprises beyond the Rosenwald schools (e.g. Howard University’s Law School, Medical schools at Howard and the University of Michigan, other Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Rosenwald Fellowships)

  • The burdens placed on Blacks to become exemplary representatives of their race (whites who failed didn’t stigmatize their group) and how these burdens went beyond those placed on other minorities

  • Rosenwald’s acceptance of segregation/”separate but equal” policies (he financed Jim Crow institutions, didn’t engage in anti-lynching or voting rights campaigns, his philanthropy “skirted civil rights”).  Participants were quick to defend Rosenwald by pointing out the time period/law of the land during which Rosenwald lived; the fact that he devoted his money, time, and energy based on his knowledge and experience as a businessman rather than a philosopher or politician; and the fact that segregated learning/socializing has some advantages.

This Friday we’ll complete our discussion of our current subject by addressing loose ends from Chapter 4 (especially a continuation of the charges that Rosenwald’s philanthropy aided the establishment of a color line) and Diner’s “Conclusion: Forgetting Julius Rosenwald” (pp. 211-218).  We will also consider a counterpoint to Diner’s adulation of Rosenwald with a discussion of a 2017 article entitled “Julius Rosenwald Was Not A Hero,” in which Maribel Morey reflects on the distinction between an effective philanthropist and a heroic figure.  That article can be found at the following link: 

https://histphil.org/2017/06/30/julius-rosenwald-was-not-a-hero/. 

Our informal discussion group meets online via Zoom every Friday from 12 – 1.   All are welcome to join our discussions, regardless of their level of expertise.  If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu

Please Note that the Friday Noon Study Group will not meet on September 24th or October 1st.  

We will resume our discussions on October 8 when we begin an exploration of The Book of Genesis.  Stay tuned for details. 

 
 

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Online Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI
Sep 24 @ 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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Sep
25
Sat
Newcomers’ Welcome Shabbat & Kiddush in the Sukkah
Sep 25 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
We’re Growing!  Save the Date!  New Member Shabbat in the Sukkah
Please join us on Saturday, September 25 to welcome new members of CBI
As we pause to rejoice in the bountiful harvest during the holiday of Sukkot, we also recognize and celebrate the bounty of new members and what they bring to our CBI family. Some have joined since Rabbi Levine arrived and others joined during the time we were only virtual.  We look forward to offering a warm welcome to our newer members, and an opportunity to schmooze with old friends over lunch. Services begin at 9:30am, Lunch follows the conclusion of services (usually around 12noon).  Registration is required via the weekly enews link.  Looking forward to seeing you all there.  (in case it wasn’t obvious, we’ll be eating outside in the sukkah.)
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Saturday Morning In-Person and Online Services
Sep 25 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

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

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