CBI Events Calendar

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

Friday, December 13, 12-1

 

We will continue 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 Limnot Yameinu: Counting our days.  14 participants engaged in a lively discussion of such issues as:  the value of acknowledging and grieving (as opposed to denying) our mortality and inevitable decline;  wide-ranging, and often contradictory, Jewish texts on life after death; what we ourselves imagined or rejected regarding afterlife; and understanding death as both a “closing” and an “opening.”

This week, December 13, we’ll explore 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/ 

Next week, December 20, 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?

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 Friday the 13th (don’t let the date scare you away!).  If you plan on coming, please access and read the materials posted on the Sh’ma Now links.

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Family Shabbat service & potluck
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

All are invited to join us for a family-friendly Friday night service at 6:00pm followed by a vegetarian/dairy potluck meal.  Pizza (courtesy of Vinnie’s Neighborhood Italian Restaurant) and ice cream are provided, please bring a salad or side dish.

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Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Join us in welcoming Shabbat with prayer and song.

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Dec
14
Sat
Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Dec 14 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

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.

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Dec
15
Sun
Multi-Gen Hanukkah Program
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hanukkah Program

All are invited to join the Youth Education staff and students for a special multi-generational holiday program this Sunday from 10:00am-noon.  Come learn, nosh and enjoy!

This Sunday we are doing a Multi-Generational Day (all families and congregants are invited!) to kick off the Chanukkah season. We will be getting ourselves into the Chanukkah spirit by doing activities together as families such as making latkes, making sufganiyot, painting dreidels, and making suncatchers to call in the light. We would love to have anyone join who would like. And any questions or inquiries can be directed at either Hannah (hannah.limov@gmail.com) or Nechoma (yepadmin@bethisraelnc.org).

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Jewish Meditation & Chant Circle @ Congregation Beth HaTephila
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Jewish Meditation & Chant Circle @ Congregation Beth HaTephila | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

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 infuing their essence into our daily spiritual lives.

Ready to give it a try? Join us (usually) on the first and third Sunday of each month from 1pm – 3pm. No previous meditation experience necessary.  This opportunity is free and open to all. Congregation Beth Ha Tephila, 43 North Libery Street in North Asheville.

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

Friday, December 13, 12-1

 

We will continue 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 Limnot Yameinu: Counting our days.  14 participants engaged in a lively discussion of such issues as:  the value of acknowledging and grieving (as opposed to denying) our mortality and inevitable decline;  wide-ranging, and often contradictory, Jewish texts on life after death; what we ourselves imagined or rejected regarding afterlife; and understanding death as both a “closing” and an “opening.”

This week, December 13, we’ll explore 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/ 

Next week, December 20, 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?

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 Friday the 13th (don’t let the date scare you away!).  If you plan on coming, please access and read the materials posted on the Sh’ma Now links.

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Dec
21
Sat
Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Dec 21 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

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.

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Milk & Honey Hour @ CBI
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Milk & Honey Hour @ CBI | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

CBI’s Milk & Honey Hour brings together young Jewish families to schmooze and acclimate their little ones (newborn to 4 yrs) to their spiritual home away from home. Once a month on the third Saturday of the month, we meet at CBI for an hour-long Jewish experience designed to expose children to the sights, sounds and smells of Judaism.

The first 30 minutes is for socializing and playing, enjoying read-to-me time and allowing the little ones to explore the synagogue. Feel free to wander where your child leads, in and out of the sanctuary, on to the bima, nothing is off limits.

The second half features singing with Penny White, Jewish Asheville’s pied piper. She’ll teach Shabbat songs, nigguns (wordless melodies), Hebrew  lullabies and Jewish holiday tunes you can continue singing to your kids at home. While the youngest absorb the rhythms and melodies, the older toddlers are encouraged to play along on drums and tambourines.

All the while, the kids are exposed to the in the background sounds and melodies of the Shabbat service coming from the sanctuary. The entire hour-long experience is designed to imprint positive Jewish memories that will last a lifetime. This program is designed for any Jewish family with kids under the age of four. You need not be a member of CBI to participate.

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

Friday, December 13, 12-1

 

We will continue 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 Limnot Yameinu: Counting our days.  14 participants engaged in a lively discussion of such issues as:  the value of acknowledging and grieving (as opposed to denying) our mortality and inevitable decline;  wide-ranging, and often contradictory, Jewish texts on life after death; what we ourselves imagined or rejected regarding afterlife; and understanding death as both a “closing” and an “opening.”

This week, December 13, we’ll explore 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/ 

Next week, December 20, 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?

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 Friday the 13th (don’t let the date scare you away!).  If you plan on coming, please access and read the materials posted on the Sh’ma Now links.

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Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI
Dec 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Join CBI families and kids, members and visitors of all ages as we come together to welcome Shabbat with prayer, song and inspiration.

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Dec
28
Sat
Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Dec 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

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.

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Hasidishe Kiddush
Dec 28 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Hasidishe Kiddush

Warm your heart and soul with Torah (and schnapps…) and join together to learn Hasidic thought and wisdom on parashat ha’shavu’a, the weekly Torah portion. We’ll meet on the last Shabbat of each month, at 12:30 pm in the small sanctuary.  All are welcome.

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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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CBI Hanukkah Party
Dec 29 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Hannukah party flyer printable 2019

Click on link above to see flyer

Sunday, December 29, 5:30pm

Join us the CBI social hall for holiday music, vegetarian potluck dinner, Hall of Flame Community Candle Lighting, andChildren’s activities.

Let’s gather on the final night of Hanukkah to light the candles and enjoy a meal together in their warm glow.

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

Friday, December 13, 12-1

 

We will continue 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 Limnot Yameinu: Counting our days.  14 participants engaged in a lively discussion of such issues as:  the value of acknowledging and grieving (as opposed to denying) our mortality and inevitable decline;  wide-ranging, and often contradictory, Jewish texts on life after death; what we ourselves imagined or rejected regarding afterlife; and understanding death as both a “closing” and an “opening.”

This week, December 13, we’ll explore 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/ 

Next week, December 20, 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?

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 Friday the 13th (don’t let the date scare you away!).  If you plan on coming, please access and read the materials posted on the Sh’ma Now links.

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Jan
4
Sat
Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Jan 4 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

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.

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Jan
9
Thu
CBI Board meeting
Jan 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
CBI Board meeting
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Jan
10
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Jan 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Friday, December 13, 12-1

 

We will continue 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 Limnot Yameinu: Counting our days.  14 participants engaged in a lively discussion of such issues as:  the value of acknowledging and grieving (as opposed to denying) our mortality and inevitable decline;  wide-ranging, and often contradictory, Jewish texts on life after death; what we ourselves imagined or rejected regarding afterlife; and understanding death as both a “closing” and an “opening.”

This week, December 13, we’ll explore 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/ 

Next week, December 20, 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?

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 Friday the 13th (don’t let the date scare you away!).  If you plan on coming, please access and read the materials posted on the Sh’ma Now links.

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Family Shabbat service & potluck
Jan 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

All are invited to join us for a family-friendly Friday night service at 6:00pm followed by a vegetarian/dairy potluck meal.  Pizza (courtesy of Vinnie’s Neighborhood Italian Restaurant) and ice cream are provided, please bring a salad or side dish.

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Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI
Jan 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Join us in welcoming Shabbat with prayer and song.

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Jan
11
Sat
Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Jan 11 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

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.

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Club Chutzpah Talent Night
Jan 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Club Chutzpah

Talent With a Lot of Moxie

Saturday, January 11, 7:00pm-9:30pm

on the CBI mainstage

(inclement weather date, January 18)

Tickets:  Adult $10, 17 and under $5.

Sponsorships are available:  Seinfeld Sponsor ($150) 4-person table, premium seating (quantities are limited).

To purchase tickets, make payment through the CBI office, or go to CBI Virtual Office.

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

Friday, December 13, 12-1

 

We will continue 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 Limnot Yameinu: Counting our days.  14 participants engaged in a lively discussion of such issues as:  the value of acknowledging and grieving (as opposed to denying) our mortality and inevitable decline;  wide-ranging, and often contradictory, Jewish texts on life after death; what we ourselves imagined or rejected regarding afterlife; and understanding death as both a “closing” and an “opening.”

This week, December 13, we’ll explore 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/ 

Next week, December 20, 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?

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 Friday the 13th (don’t let the date scare you away!).  If you plan on coming, please access and read the materials posted on the Sh’ma Now links.

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Jan
18
Sat
Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Jan 18 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

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.

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Milk & Honey Hour @ CBI
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Milk & Honey Hour @ CBI | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

CBI’s Milk & Honey Hour brings together young Jewish families to schmooze and acclimate their little ones (newborn to 4 yrs) to their spiritual home away from home. Once a month on the third Saturday of the month, we meet at CBI for an hour-long Jewish experience designed to expose children to the sights, sounds and smells of Judaism.

The first 30 minutes is for socializing and playing, enjoying read-to-me time and allowing the little ones to explore the synagogue. Feel free to wander where your child leads, in and out of the sanctuary, on to the bima, nothing is off limits.

The second half features singing with Penny White, Jewish Asheville’s pied piper. She’ll teach Shabbat songs, nigguns (wordless melodies), Hebrew  lullabies and Jewish holiday tunes you can continue singing to your kids at home. While the youngest absorb the rhythms and melodies, the older toddlers are encouraged to play along on drums and tambourines.

All the while, the kids are exposed to the in the background sounds and melodies of the Shabbat service coming from the sanctuary. The entire hour-long experience is designed to imprint positive Jewish memories that will last a lifetime. This program is designed for any Jewish family with kids under the age of four. You need not be a member of CBI to participate.

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Youth Shabbat
Jan 18 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Children and teens are invited to join Josefa Briant for a youth service in the small sanctuary at 10:45am.  Later we’ll join the congregation in the main sanctuary to participate in part of the Musaf service.  All are welcome!

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Jan
19
Sun
Jewish Meditation & Chant Circle @ Congregation Beth HaTephila
Jan 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Jewish Meditation & Chant Circle @ Congregation Beth HaTephila | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

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 infuing their essence into our daily spiritual lives.

Ready to give it a try? Join us (usually) on the first and third Sunday of each month from 1pm – 3pm. No previous meditation experience necessary.  This opportunity is free and open to all. Congregation Beth Ha Tephila, 43 North Libery Street in North Asheville.

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

Friday, December 13, 12-1

 

We will continue 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 Limnot Yameinu: Counting our days.  14 participants engaged in a lively discussion of such issues as:  the value of acknowledging and grieving (as opposed to denying) our mortality and inevitable decline;  wide-ranging, and often contradictory, Jewish texts on life after death; what we ourselves imagined or rejected regarding afterlife; and understanding death as both a “closing” and an “opening.”

This week, December 13, we’ll explore 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/ 

Next week, December 20, 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?

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 Friday the 13th (don’t let the date scare you away!).  If you plan on coming, please access and read the materials posted on the Sh’ma Now links.

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Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Join CBI families and kids, members and visitors of all ages as we come together to welcome Shabbat with prayer, song and inspiration.

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Jan
25
Sat
Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Jan 25 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

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.

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Hasidishe Kiddush
Jan 25 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Hasidishe Kiddush

Warm your heart and soul with Torah (and schnapps…) and join together to learn Hasidic thought and wisdom on parashat ha’shavu’a, the weekly Torah portion. We’ll meet on the last Shabbat of each month, at 12:30 pm in the small sanctuary.  All are welcome.

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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

Friday, December 13, 12-1

 

We will continue 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 Limnot Yameinu: Counting our days.  14 participants engaged in a lively discussion of such issues as:  the value of acknowledging and grieving (as opposed to denying) our mortality and inevitable decline;  wide-ranging, and often contradictory, Jewish texts on life after death; what we ourselves imagined or rejected regarding afterlife; and understanding death as both a “closing” and an “opening.”

This week, December 13, we’ll explore 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/ 

Next week, December 20, 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?

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 Friday the 13th (don’t let the date scare you away!).  If you plan on coming, please access and read the materials posted on the Sh’ma Now links.

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Feb
1
Sat
Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Feb 1 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

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.

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

Friday, December 13, 12-1

 

We will continue 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 Limnot Yameinu: Counting our days.  14 participants engaged in a lively discussion of such issues as:  the value of acknowledging and grieving (as opposed to denying) our mortality and inevitable decline;  wide-ranging, and often contradictory, Jewish texts on life after death; what we ourselves imagined or rejected regarding afterlife; and understanding death as both a “closing” and an “opening.”

This week, December 13, we’ll explore 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/ 

Next week, December 20, 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?

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 Friday the 13th (don’t let the date scare you away!).  If you plan on coming, please access and read the materials posted on the Sh’ma Now links.

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Feb
8
Sat
Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Feb 8 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

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.

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Feb
9
Sun
Tu biShvat Multi-Gen Program
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Multi-Gen Tu biShvat Program

All are invited to join the Youth Education staff and students for a special multi-generational holiday program this Sunday from 10:00am-noon.  Come learn, nosh and enjoy!

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Feb
13
Thu
CBI Board meeting
Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
CBI Board meeting
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Feb
14
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Feb 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Friday, December 13, 12-1

 

We will continue 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 Limnot Yameinu: Counting our days.  14 participants engaged in a lively discussion of such issues as:  the value of acknowledging and grieving (as opposed to denying) our mortality and inevitable decline;  wide-ranging, and often contradictory, Jewish texts on life after death; what we ourselves imagined or rejected regarding afterlife; and understanding death as both a “closing” and an “opening.”

This week, December 13, we’ll explore 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/ 

Next week, December 20, 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?

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 Friday the 13th (don’t let the date scare you away!).  If you plan on coming, please access and read the materials posted on the Sh’ma Now links.

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