CBI Events Calendar

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)

 

Club Chutzpah is a fun-filled family event created to celebrate the couch comedian, shower singer and midnight musician in all of us.  Most of all, it’s a chance to do what we do best – come together in support of each other!

Stay tuned – details to come!

Interested in performing?  We are looking for talent of all kinds:  singers, musicians, stand-up comics, dancers and more – individuals and groups.  All acts will need to be pre-approved.

To sign up, please contact development@bethisraelnc.org no later than Friday, December 20.

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

The Noon Study Group will not meet on Fridays, November 15, 22, & 29 

Last Friday our group completed its discussions of Rabbi Sacks’s To Heal a Fractured World by considering chapters 18, 19, and 20.    Some of the claims we examined were “Improvement begins with ‘I'”; in our interactions with people, “much of what matters has less to do with what we do (a matter of rules) than how we do it (a matter of character), the superiority of the sage over the saint (sage is concerned with perfection of society/saint is concerned with perfection of self); and how Judaism promotes a social ethic.
The Noon Study Group will be on hiatus for the rest of November.  When we resume in December, we’ll return to the topic of Jewish Sensibilities–how a range of complex ideas that are drawn from Jewish texts and practice inform our actions.  The ideas we’ll be talking about are 1) how to make the most out of what we are given, 2) Humility, and 3) how do we participate in constructive argumentation.  Consult this web site for links to our discussion topics.
Our informal discussion group meets every Friday from 12-1, in the CBI Library (or the Social Hall if our group is too large).  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise or attendance at previous Friday study group sessions.   If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

 

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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

The Noon Study Group will not meet on Fridays, November 15, 22, & 29 

Last Friday our group completed its discussions of Rabbi Sacks’s To Heal a Fractured World by considering chapters 18, 19, and 20.    Some of the claims we examined were “Improvement begins with ‘I'”; in our interactions with people, “much of what matters has less to do with what we do (a matter of rules) than how we do it (a matter of character), the superiority of the sage over the saint (sage is concerned with perfection of society/saint is concerned with perfection of self); and how Judaism promotes a social ethic.
The Noon Study Group will be on hiatus for the rest of November.  When we resume in December, we’ll return to the topic of Jewish Sensibilities–how a range of complex ideas that are drawn from Jewish texts and practice inform our actions.  The ideas we’ll be talking about are 1) how to make the most out of what we are given, 2) Humility, and 3) how do we participate in constructive argumentation.  Consult this web site for links to our discussion topics.
Our informal discussion group meets every Friday from 12-1, in the CBI Library (or the Social Hall if our group is too large).  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise or attendance at previous Friday study group sessions.   If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

 

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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
Torah on Tap @ Archetype Brewing | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

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

The Noon Study Group will not meet on Fridays, November 15, 22, & 29 

Last Friday our group completed its discussions of Rabbi Sacks’s To Heal a Fractured World by considering chapters 18, 19, and 20.    Some of the claims we examined were “Improvement begins with ‘I'”; in our interactions with people, “much of what matters has less to do with what we do (a matter of rules) than how we do it (a matter of character), the superiority of the sage over the saint (sage is concerned with perfection of society/saint is concerned with perfection of self); and how Judaism promotes a social ethic.
The Noon Study Group will be on hiatus for the rest of November.  When we resume in December, we’ll return to the topic of Jewish Sensibilities–how a range of complex ideas that are drawn from Jewish texts and practice inform our actions.  The ideas we’ll be talking about are 1) how to make the most out of what we are given, 2) Humility, and 3) how do we participate in constructive argumentation.  Consult this web site for links to our discussion topics.
Our informal discussion group meets every Friday from 12-1, in the CBI Library (or the Social Hall if our group is too large).  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise or attendance at previous Friday study group sessions.   If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

 

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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

The Noon Study Group will not meet on Fridays, November 15, 22, & 29 

Last Friday our group completed its discussions of Rabbi Sacks’s To Heal a Fractured World by considering chapters 18, 19, and 20.    Some of the claims we examined were “Improvement begins with ‘I'”; in our interactions with people, “much of what matters has less to do with what we do (a matter of rules) than how we do it (a matter of character), the superiority of the sage over the saint (sage is concerned with perfection of society/saint is concerned with perfection of self); and how Judaism promotes a social ethic.
The Noon Study Group will be on hiatus for the rest of November.  When we resume in December, we’ll return to the topic of Jewish Sensibilities–how a range of complex ideas that are drawn from Jewish texts and practice inform our actions.  The ideas we’ll be talking about are 1) how to make the most out of what we are given, 2) Humility, and 3) how do we participate in constructive argumentation.  Consult this web site for links to our discussion topics.
Our informal discussion group meets every Friday from 12-1, in the CBI Library (or the Social Hall if our group is too large).  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise or attendance at previous Friday study group sessions.   If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

 

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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

The Noon Study Group will not meet on Fridays, November 15, 22, & 29 

Last Friday our group completed its discussions of Rabbi Sacks’s To Heal a Fractured World by considering chapters 18, 19, and 20.    Some of the claims we examined were “Improvement begins with ‘I'”; in our interactions with people, “much of what matters has less to do with what we do (a matter of rules) than how we do it (a matter of character), the superiority of the sage over the saint (sage is concerned with perfection of society/saint is concerned with perfection of self); and how Judaism promotes a social ethic.
The Noon Study Group will be on hiatus for the rest of November.  When we resume in December, we’ll return to the topic of Jewish Sensibilities–how a range of complex ideas that are drawn from Jewish texts and practice inform our actions.  The ideas we’ll be talking about are 1) how to make the most out of what we are given, 2) Humility, and 3) how do we participate in constructive argumentation.  Consult this web site for links to our discussion topics.
Our informal discussion group meets every Friday from 12-1, in the CBI Library (or the Social Hall if our group is too large).  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise or attendance at previous Friday study group sessions.   If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

 

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Family Shabbat service & potluck
Feb 14 @ 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
Feb 14 @ 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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Feb
15
Sat
Elliot Tocaben Bar Mitzvah
Feb 15 @ 9:30 am – 12:15 pm
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Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Feb 15 @ 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
Feb 15 @ 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
Feb 15 @ 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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Feb
16
Sun
Jewish Meditation & Chant Circle @ Congregation Beth HaTephila
Feb 16 @ 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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Feb
21
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Feb 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Noon Study Group will not meet on Fridays, November 15, 22, & 29 

Last Friday our group completed its discussions of Rabbi Sacks’s To Heal a Fractured World by considering chapters 18, 19, and 20.    Some of the claims we examined were “Improvement begins with ‘I'”; in our interactions with people, “much of what matters has less to do with what we do (a matter of rules) than how we do it (a matter of character), the superiority of the sage over the saint (sage is concerned with perfection of society/saint is concerned with perfection of self); and how Judaism promotes a social ethic.
The Noon Study Group will be on hiatus for the rest of November.  When we resume in December, we’ll return to the topic of Jewish Sensibilities–how a range of complex ideas that are drawn from Jewish texts and practice inform our actions.  The ideas we’ll be talking about are 1) how to make the most out of what we are given, 2) Humility, and 3) how do we participate in constructive argumentation.  Consult this web site for links to our discussion topics.
Our informal discussion group meets every Friday from 12-1, in the CBI Library (or the Social Hall if our group is too large).  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise or attendance at previous Friday study group sessions.   If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

 

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Feb
22
Sat
Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Feb 22 @ 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
23
Sun
Torah on Tap @ Archetype Brewing
Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Torah on Tap @ Archetype Brewing | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

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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Feb
28
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Noon Study Group will not meet on Fridays, November 15, 22, & 29 

Last Friday our group completed its discussions of Rabbi Sacks’s To Heal a Fractured World by considering chapters 18, 19, and 20.    Some of the claims we examined were “Improvement begins with ‘I'”; in our interactions with people, “much of what matters has less to do with what we do (a matter of rules) than how we do it (a matter of character), the superiority of the sage over the saint (sage is concerned with perfection of society/saint is concerned with perfection of self); and how Judaism promotes a social ethic.
The Noon Study Group will be on hiatus for the rest of November.  When we resume in December, we’ll return to the topic of Jewish Sensibilities–how a range of complex ideas that are drawn from Jewish texts and practice inform our actions.  The ideas we’ll be talking about are 1) how to make the most out of what we are given, 2) Humility, and 3) how do we participate in constructive argumentation.  Consult this web site for links to our discussion topics.
Our informal discussion group meets every Friday from 12-1, in the CBI Library (or the Social Hall if our group is too large).  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise or attendance at previous Friday study group sessions.   If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

 

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Kabbalat Shabbat Services @ CBI
Feb 28 @ 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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Feb
29
Sat
Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Feb 29 @ 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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Shep Goldstein Bar Mitzvah
Feb 29 @ 9:30 am – 12:15 pm
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Youth Shabbat
Feb 29 @ 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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Hasidishe Kiddush
Feb 29 @ 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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Mar
1
Sun
Multi-Gen Purim Program
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Multi-Gen Purim 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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Mar
6
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Mar 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Noon Study Group will not meet on Fridays, November 15, 22, & 29 

Last Friday our group completed its discussions of Rabbi Sacks’s To Heal a Fractured World by considering chapters 18, 19, and 20.    Some of the claims we examined were “Improvement begins with ‘I'”; in our interactions with people, “much of what matters has less to do with what we do (a matter of rules) than how we do it (a matter of character), the superiority of the sage over the saint (sage is concerned with perfection of society/saint is concerned with perfection of self); and how Judaism promotes a social ethic.
The Noon Study Group will be on hiatus for the rest of November.  When we resume in December, we’ll return to the topic of Jewish Sensibilities–how a range of complex ideas that are drawn from Jewish texts and practice inform our actions.  The ideas we’ll be talking about are 1) how to make the most out of what we are given, 2) Humility, and 3) how do we participate in constructive argumentation.  Consult this web site for links to our discussion topics.
Our informal discussion group meets every Friday from 12-1, in the CBI Library (or the Social Hall if our group is too large).  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise or attendance at previous Friday study group sessions.   If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

 

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Mar
7
Sat
Shabbat Morning Services @ CBI
Mar 7 @ 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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Mar
12
Thu
CBI Board meeting
Mar 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
CBI Board meeting
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Mar
13
Fri
Friday Noon Study Group
Mar 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Noon Study Group will not meet on Fridays, November 15, 22, & 29 

Last Friday our group completed its discussions of Rabbi Sacks’s To Heal a Fractured World by considering chapters 18, 19, and 20.    Some of the claims we examined were “Improvement begins with ‘I'”; in our interactions with people, “much of what matters has less to do with what we do (a matter of rules) than how we do it (a matter of character), the superiority of the sage over the saint (sage is concerned with perfection of society/saint is concerned with perfection of self); and how Judaism promotes a social ethic.
The Noon Study Group will be on hiatus for the rest of November.  When we resume in December, we’ll return to the topic of Jewish Sensibilities–how a range of complex ideas that are drawn from Jewish texts and practice inform our actions.  The ideas we’ll be talking about are 1) how to make the most out of what we are given, 2) Humility, and 3) how do we participate in constructive argumentation.  Consult this web site for links to our discussion topics.
Our informal discussion group meets every Friday from 12-1, in the CBI Library (or the Social Hall if our group is too large).  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise or attendance at previous Friday study group sessions.   If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at jbjacoby@uncc.edu.

 

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