CBI Events Calendar

Nov
24
Sun
Learn to Chant Torah Class
Nov 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

LEARN TO CHANT TORAH

You, too, can learn to chant Torah portions on Shabbat! Beth Israel Synagogue
will offer a series of classes this fall on learning the ta’amei ha-mikra (Torah
cantillation marks, or trope). No previous Torah chanting experience is
presumed, but you will need to know how to read Hebrew at least basically (i.e.,
how to pronounce words written in Hebrew, even if you don’t understand them).
It is not necessary to be able to read musical notation. All of the trope used in
regular Shabbat Torah chanting will be covered (we will not cover haftarah
trope or the special tropes used for holidays). The course will also cover the
function of cantillation marks as an aid to understanding the Biblical text and as
a guide for stressing the correct syllable, as well as some of the common
problem areas of proper Hebrew pronunciation. Frank Goldsmith will teach the
classes and will provide written and recorded materials.
The classes will be taught on five consecutive Sunday evenings beginning on
October 27 and concluding on November 24, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm in the social
hall at CBI. Each student will also be offered an aliyah to chant after
completion of the course. Thus you will have plenty of time to practice before
stepping up to the bima.
To register for the classes, please contact the CBI office, 828-252-8660, or
admin@bethisraelnc.org, by no later than Friday, October 4, so that we will
have time to prepare a sufficient number of materials for the students. Pursuant
to CBI’s policy for adult education events, there is a charge of $18 for CBI
members and $36 for non-members. Checks should be made payable to
Congregation Beth Israel and given to Lee when you register.

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Nov
29
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Nov 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Friday, December 20, 12-1

We will conclude this round of our weekly conversations on 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. Participants in our study group will have an opportunity to join in this conversation.

Last week, our group took up the concept of Anavah: Humility.  We discussed how the trait of humility is made manifest in how individuals occupy their God-given space, maintaining a balance between ourselves and the world around us, not overestimating ourselves or our abilities, but not underestimating them either.  We discussed humility in a variety of concepts, including its possible connections to the Kabbalistic notion of tzimtzum, and how it helps us to differentiate between transactional and relational leadership styles.

This week, we’ll explore Machlochet L’Shem Shamayim/Argument for the Sake of Heaven

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

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.

Materials related to this week’s discussion can be found on the following link:

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.

If you plan on joining us, please access and read the materials posted on this Sh’ma Now link.

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Dec
4
Wed
Scholar in Residence Weekend
Dec 4 @ 7:57 pm – 8:57 pm

Scholar in Residence Weekend

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

Friday, December 20, 12-1

We will conclude this round of our weekly conversations on 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. Participants in our study group will have an opportunity to join in this conversation.

Last week, our group took up the concept of Anavah: Humility.  We discussed how the trait of humility is made manifest in how individuals occupy their God-given space, maintaining a balance between ourselves and the world around us, not overestimating ourselves or our abilities, but not underestimating them either.  We discussed humility in a variety of concepts, including its possible connections to the Kabbalistic notion of tzimtzum, and how it helps us to differentiate between transactional and relational leadership styles.

This week, we’ll explore Machlochet L’Shem Shamayim/Argument for the Sake of Heaven

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

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.

Materials related to this week’s discussion can be found on the following link:

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.

If you plan on joining us, please access and read the materials posted on this Sh’ma Now link.

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

Friday, December 20, 12-1

We will conclude this round of our weekly conversations on 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. Participants in our study group will have an opportunity to join in this conversation.

Last week, our group took up the concept of Anavah: Humility.  We discussed how the trait of humility is made manifest in how individuals occupy their God-given space, maintaining a balance between ourselves and the world around us, not overestimating ourselves or our abilities, but not underestimating them either.  We discussed humility in a variety of concepts, including its possible connections to the Kabbalistic notion of tzimtzum, and how it helps us to differentiate between transactional and relational leadership styles.

This week, we’ll explore Machlochet L’Shem Shamayim/Argument for the Sake of Heaven

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

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.

Materials related to this week’s discussion can be found on the following link:

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.

If you plan on joining us, please access and read the materials posted on this Sh’ma Now link.

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