CBI Events Calendar

Apr
11
Sun
Security Training Event: Situational Awareness
Apr 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Security Training Events Online

Announcing Upcoming Online Training Events

for our Western North Carolina Jewish Community

The Secure Community Network*, in cooperation with the WNC Jewish Community Security Task
Force, is scheduling from 2:00-4:00pm on two consecutive Sundays, April 11th and April 18th, online
training workshops. These training sessions are being offered to our WNC Jewish communities at no
cost with advance registration required.
1) Situational Awareness Training: This program will identify the levels of situational awareness
and, through lecture as well as scenario-based learning, assist participants in understanding
how to better protect themselves, their organizations, and their facilities through situational
awareness. This program allows individuals to ensure their own safety and security against
various threats, from active threats to everyday crime. (See attached flyer)
2) Countering Active Threat Training (CATT): From the targeting of Jewish institutions by white
supremacists and followers of the so-called Islamic State to workplace violence issues,
institutions – to include workplaces, schools, hospitals and other places of public gathering –
face a heightened risk from active threats, whether firearms, knives, or emergent threats such
as vehicle attacks. Designed and built on the DHS “Run, Hide, Fight” strategy, this SCN course
provides strategies, guidance, and a proven plan for surviving an active threat event. Topics
include the history and prevalence of active shooter events, strategies for response and medical
issues. (See attached flyer)
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REGISTRATION

Register link for Situational Awareness training: Sunday, April 11, 2:00-4:00pm
Register here.
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0tf-GrqjsvGdY0ypGVQp-GMBrlv7LqkOaE

Register link for Countering Active Training (CATT): Sunday, April 18, 2:00-4:00pm
Register here.
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYucuCqrDMpGdR1Q-A0oJiFVDl01w49Whsp

*The Secure Community Network (SCN), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is the official homeland security and safety initiative of the organized Jewish community in North America. It was founded in 2004 under the auspices of The Jewish Federations of North America. SCN provides timely, credible threat and incident information to both law enforcement and community partners, serves as the community’s formal liaison with federal law enforcement, and coordinates closely with state and local law enforcement partners. SCN works with communities and partners across North America to develop and implement strategic frameworks that enhance safety and security of the Jewish people, developing best practice policies and procedures, undertaking threat and vulnerability assessments, coordinating training and education, offering consultation on safety and security matters and providing crisis management support during critical incidents.

 

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Online Jewish Meditation & Chant Circle
Apr 11 @ 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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Apr
14
Wed
CBI Grounds Spruce Up
Apr 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

We have beautified our sanctuary, we have fortified our walls, now it is time to spruce up the  garden.  We are holding two short gatherings to work  in the sunshine together.   There  will be  no  heavy lifting  or  machinery—just  hand tools. And, you  can  sit  or  stand. You can even  sing  while you  work.  Grounds committee  will  tailor  a  task to  your choosing. You will be able to begin and end the task, meet and greet  new friends, feel some accomplishment and together we will get CBI  grounds ready to  welcome all of  us back home!

Bring trowels& other hand  tools, pruners,cutters and  (loppers  if you  have). Wear  hat,  long sleeves,  garden  gloves.

Please call Adrienne K. with any questions  314-398-7888

Meet up times

April 14th Wednesday 9-11 am

And/or

April 15th Thursday  1-3pm

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Apr
15
Thu
CBI Grounds Spruce Up
Apr 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We have beautified our sanctuary, we have fortified our walls, now it is time to spruce up the  garden.  We are holding two short gatherings to work  in the sunshine together.   There  will be  no  heavy lifting  or  machinery—just  hand tools. And, you  can  sit  or  stand. You can even  sing  while you  work.  Grounds committee  will  tailor  a  task to  your choosing. You will be able to begin and end the task, meet and greet  new friends, feel some accomplishment and together we will get CBI  grounds ready to  welcome all of  us back home!

Bring trowels& other hand  tools, pruners, cutters and  (loppers  if you  have). Wear  hat,  long sleeves,  garden  gloves.

Please call Adrienne K. with any questions  314-398-7888

Meet up times

April 14th Wednesday 9-11 am

And/or

April 15th Thursday  1-3pm

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Apr
16
Fri
Online Friday Noon Study Group
Apr 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Friday, April 9, 12-1

We began last week’s discussion by tying up some loose ends from Chapter 4 of Waskow’s Dancing in God’s Earthquake.  That chapter asserted that idolatry ”poisons the bloodstream of Torah.”  Those who make entities such as Israel and its government into idols become dead like idols.  Waskow suggests that we think of Israel not as an unchallengeable idol, but as a sculpture that must be repaired, or melted down and reshaped.
We then turned our attention from the second commandment, which cautions against idolatry, to the third, which deals with taking God’s name in vain, or as Waskow translates it, speaking of God in ways that are ”empty-headed” or ”empty-hearted.”  For Waskow, violating the third commandment means ”breathing without awareness that each breath we take connects us with all life.” Chapter 5 speaks of the many names that have been given to God.  He would like to see us replace many references to God that imply hierarchy/ God’s lordship and domination with ”ruach ha’olam” or Breath of Life. 
We spent a good deal of time discussing a blessing Waskow introduces on page 85 of his text and how our congregations would react to such a blessing.  This segued into the next chapter of Dancing in God’s Earthquake in which Waskow addresses the importance of prayer and possibilities for changing our liturgy so that it is infused with more bodily awareness and more consciousness of ecological crises on our planet.  Needless to say, any discussion of changes to our rituals of worship always generates a lot of discussion.  We barely began exploring some of Waskow’s recommendations in Chapter 6 for more ”embodied prayer”–a subject we will resume discussing when we next meet.   
For this coming Friday’s session, we will continue our discussion of Chapter 6 and Waskow’s suggestions for reshaping liturgy,  and then move on to chapters 7 and 8 ”God’s Image in the Human Jigsaw Puzzle” and ”Toward Justice: Brothers’ War and Reconciliation” (pp. 97-140; it’s not likely that we will get far into chapter 8).  
Our informal discussion group is held online every Friday from 12-1.  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise or attendance at previous noon study group discussions.  Dancing in God’s Earthquake can be ordered through a variety of internet outlets.  If you have questions, or would like the Zoom link, please contact Jay Jacoby at  jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

 

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Apr
17
Sat
Saturday Morning Online Services
Apr 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for Shabbat morning services via Zoom every other Saturday morning at 10:00am.

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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Apr
18
Sun
Israel Independence Day Picnic and Learning Expo
Apr 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Israel Independence Day Picnic and Learning Expo
Sunday April 18th 11:30-1pm, CBI outside in tents
Registration required, Free of Charge
Join your CBI family for a free Falafel Sandwich and Smiles.  While you are here, the students from our religious school will be sharing their Israel projects and what they learned from their own self-driven research projects.  Food, music, smiling faces (under masks of course) and some well-earned togetherness.
Open to all CBI members.  RSVP by Tuesday, April 13th.  Donations welcome.  This event is sponsored by Goldie & Hanan Weizman and Della Simon & Mike Weizman.
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