Independent Jewish Synagogue in Asheville, NC

Hood Huggers Bus Tour


August 11, 2023    
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Hood Huggers Bus Tour

Friday, August 11, 10:00 – hosted by Marlene Jacoby
Sunday, August 13, 4:00 – hosted by Linda Wolf

Hosted by Carolina Jews for Justice, Congregation Beth Ha Tephila, Congregation Beth Israel, Jewish Secular Community Asheville

The 1.5 hour driving tour, in a 9 or 14 passenger van, begins at the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce with visits to significant downtown sites as well as various sites in neighborhoods throughout the city (Shiloh, Burton Street, and East End) for the African American community. Each driving tour is different and not guaranteed to visit all the listed neighborhoods. To register click here and scroll down to the description of the “Driving Tour” and click on the button that reads “Take a Hood Tour.” Cost is $55.00 for general admission or $49.50 for seniors and youth ages 4 – 17.  There are a limited number of scholarships available from the Jewish organizations where needed (Please contact Linda Wolf at for details). Teenagers are especially encouraged to attend!