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    Family Israel Discovery Trip 2018

    What happened on the Israel trip: Every day or so, a new adventure in Israel was sent back from the group so we could "be there with them".

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    New Sacred Music Page

    Check out the new Sacred Music page with new music to listen to from the Sacred Music Team, the Kol Simcha choir, and the High Holiday Ensemble photos of the Sacred Music Team members information ...

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    Tikkun Olam Book Share

    On June 4, 2018, Marty Mann presented books to the Pisgah View Head Start from the Lotte Meyerson Tikkun Olam Committee (LMTO). Each child was presented a book to take home that was donated last fall ...

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    Woman of the Year

    Sisterhood honored Carol Gillen at their Annual Meeting and Woman of the Year Luncheon on June 10, 2018. We  honored Carol Gillen for her many contributions to Congregation Beth HaTephila, Sisterhood, the Asheville JCC, and our ...

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    Introduction to Judaism

    Introduction to Judaism 5779 The Rabbis of Congregations Beth Hatephila and Beth Israel are pleased to co-teach Asheville’s community Introduction to Judaism class. It is designed for those who are curious, those creating partnerships with Jews, ...

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    New Art at the Temple

    We are delighted to announce that Lynn and Pat Patton Grimes, in memory of their parents, Marilyn and Buddy Patton, donated a marvelous piece of art to the Temple. The work, a woven fiber mosaic, was ...

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    Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Asheville Area

    Description and Purpose The Jewish Community Relations Council exists to build bridges of understanding and communication within our Jewish community and beyond to the general community. We are a group of Jewish parents, educators and leaders in ...

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    Brotherhood Latke Feast a Rousing Success

    Under the direction of Chef Ned Simon, hundreds of latkes  were produced by the Brotherhood. Here are 3 Martys peeling potatoes. Brotherhood President Paul Glaser checks out the latkes coming out of the pan. Over 125 folks enjoyed ...

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    Family Tradition at CBHT Spans Six Generations

    Family Tradition at CBHT Spans Six Generations I  was fortunate to be born and raised in western North Carolina. My roots in Asheville date back to 1898. Six generations of family have called Asheville home. Living ...

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    CBHT —Giving from the Heart

    CBHT —Giving from the Heart By Gail A. Manheimer I have always felt our Temple represents an extension of our home, a welcoming place for us to pray, meditate, study, sing, find fellowship, make new friends and ...

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      CBHT and St. James AME Church Joint MLK Shabbat and Unity Service

      The Lotte Meyerson Tikkun Olam Committee initiated what turned into a fantastic exchange and collaboration for Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday recognition.

      On Friday, January 11th, the choirs of both houses of worship collaborated to provide music and the Rev. Brent Edwards provided the sermon for our CBHT Shabbat service.
      Rev. Edwards’ sermon emphasized that we all walk with God through our daily ups and downs. The combined choirs and the St. James dancers made for a deep and meaningful experience.

      On Sunday, January 13th, many members of CBHT attended a Unity Service at St. James AME Church. The two choirs again joined their voices and Rabbi Meiri provided the sermon. She spoke of Dr. King’s words that "Unity is the great need of the hour." She went on to describe the weekend events as “an affirmation that we are better together – as a congregation and as a community.” It was an exciting and profound service! Special thanks go to Vivian Ellner for working tirelessly to initiate this collaboration, and to Rabbi Meiri and the CBHT choir for making our shared services a reality. The Tikkun Olam Committee hopes to continue to work on collaborating with St. James AME Church.


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