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Welcome to the Asheville Jewish Community: Over 2,000 families – a dozen organizations • Unified in spirit • ASPIRING to something higher; Jews by birth – Jews by choice • COLLABORATING, celebrating, SUPPORTING • For ourselves and our kids; Reform and Conservative, Orthodox and un-affiliated; Pick a door and get involved..

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JFS Elder Club-Asheville 11:00 am
JFS Elder Club-Asheville
Jan 2 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
JFS Elder Club for socialization, exercise and activity with your peers; fresh kosher lunches; respite time for family caregivers. Meets at JFS in Asheville, Tuesday & Thursday, 11am – 2pm. Contact JFS at (828)253-2900 or email anne@jfswnc.org for more information.
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JFS Elder Club-Hendersonville 11:00 am
JFS Elder Club-Hendersonville
Jan 3 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Satellite location for our Elder Club, providing socialization, exercise, activities and peer friendship for older adults; fresh kosher lunches; respite time for family caregivers. Meets at Agudas Israel Congregation each Wednesday, 11am – 2pm. Contact our JFS office at (828)253-2900 … Continue reading
Meet the Midrash with Rabbi Justin Goldstein 12:00 pm
Meet the Midrash with Rabbi Justin Goldstein
Jan 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Out of the texts of the Torah, the Rabbis created teachings bringing deeper meanings to the wisdom of the Jewish people known as Midrash. Each week we will explore some of these teachings based on the weekly Torah portion. We … Continue reading
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Living Torah with Rabbi Justin Goldstein 8:30 am
Living Torah with Rabbi Justin Goldstein
Jan 4 @ 8:30 am – 9:15 am
Timeless Teachings for Walking in the World. Start your day off with inspired learning and meaningful conversations. Relevant and insightful lessons from the wellspring of Jewish wisdom. All are welcome. No experience necessary. Thursdays, 8:30 am at 75 N. Market … Continue reading
JFS Elder Club-Asheville 11:00 am
JFS Elder Club-Asheville
Jan 4 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
JFS Elder Club for socialization, exercise and activity with your peers; fresh kosher lunches; respite time for family caregivers. Meets at JFS in Asheville, Tuesday & Thursday, 11am – 2pm. Contact JFS at (828)253-2900 or email anne@jfswnc.org for more information.
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JCC: Musical Tot Shabbat 10:00 am
JCC: Musical Tot Shabbat
Jan 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
JCC: Musical Tot Shabbat @ Asheville JCC
All are welcome to join our weekly musical Shabbat celebration for young children and families, led by Penny White. Children not enrolled in JCC children’s programs must be accompanied by an adult. Schedule can sometimes change, so please call 253-0701 … Continue reading
Friday Noon Study Group – Understanding Islam 12:00 pm
Friday Noon Study Group – Understanding Islam
Jan 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Starting June 16, the Noon Study Group will be exploring Islamic  faith and culture. Free and open to the public.  All are invited to attend our discussions. Congregation Beth Israel 229 Murdock Ave. Asheville, NC 28804 Contact: Congregation Beth Israel office Phone: 828-252-8660Email: admin@bethisraelnc.org
Family Shabbat Service and Birthday Blessings 6:30 pm
Shabbat Service with Rabbi Rachael Jackson 7:30 pm
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Duplicate Bridge 1:30 pm
Duplicate Bridge
Jan 7 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Duplicate Bridge @ Asheville JCC
Partners guaranteed and all playing levels are welcome. Earn master points at a fun loving, no pressure laid back game!  
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Mountain Music Jam 6:30 pm
Mountain Music Jam
Jan 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mountain Music Jam @ Asheville JCC
Calling all fiddles, mandolins, banjos, guitars, stand-up basses, other compatible acoustic instruments, and heartfelt vocals to celebrate our OLD-TIME and BLUEGRASS heritage! We play at INTERMEDIATE level. We are not beginners, nor are we advanced/professional musicians. Come on out to … Continue reading
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JFS Elder Club-Asheville 11:00 am
JFS Elder Club-Asheville
Jan 9 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
JFS Elder Club for socialization, exercise and activity with your peers; fresh kosher lunches; respite time for family caregivers. Meets at JFS in Asheville, Tuesday & Thursday, 11am – 2pm. Contact JFS at (828)253-2900 or email anne@jfswnc.org for more information.
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JFS Elder Club-Hendersonville 11:00 am
JFS Elder Club-Hendersonville
Jan 10 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Satellite location for our Elder Club, providing socialization, exercise, activities and peer friendship for older adults; fresh kosher lunches; respite time for family caregivers. Meets at Agudas Israel Congregation each Wednesday, 11am – 2pm. Contact our JFS office at (828)253-2900 … Continue reading
Meet the Midrash with Rabbi Justin Goldstein 12:00 pm
Meet the Midrash with Rabbi Justin Goldstein
Jan 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Out of the texts of the Torah, the Rabbis created teachings bringing deeper meanings to the wisdom of the Jewish people known as Midrash. Each week we will explore some of these teachings based on the weekly Torah portion. We … Continue reading
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Living Torah with Rabbi Justin Goldstein 8:30 am
Living Torah with Rabbi Justin Goldstein
Jan 11 @ 8:30 am – 9:15 am
Timeless Teachings for Walking in the World. Start your day off with inspired learning and meaningful conversations. Relevant and insightful lessons from the wellspring of Jewish wisdom. All are welcome. No experience necessary. Thursdays, 8:30 am at 75 N. Market … Continue reading
JFS Elder Club-Asheville 11:00 am
JFS Elder Club-Asheville
Jan 11 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
JFS Elder Club for socialization, exercise and activity with your peers; fresh kosher lunches; respite time for family caregivers. Meets at JFS in Asheville, Tuesday & Thursday, 11am – 2pm. Contact JFS at (828)253-2900 or email anne@jfswnc.org for more information.
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JCC: Musical Tot Shabbat 10:00 am
JCC: Musical Tot Shabbat
Jan 12 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
JCC: Musical Tot Shabbat @ Asheville JCC
All are welcome to join our weekly musical Shabbat celebration for young children and families, led by Penny White. Children not enrolled in JCC children’s programs must be accompanied by an adult. Schedule can sometimes change, so please call 253-0701 … Continue reading
Friday Noon Study Group – Understanding Islam 12:00 pm
Friday Noon Study Group – Understanding Islam
Jan 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Starting June 16, the Noon Study Group will be exploring Islamic  faith and culture. Free and open to the public.  All are invited to attend our discussions. Congregation Beth Israel 229 Murdock Ave. Asheville, NC 28804 Contact: Congregation Beth Israel office Phone: 828-252-8660Email: admin@bethisraelnc.org
JCC: Welcome Shabbat for Seniors at The Crossings at Reynolds Mtn 1:30 pm
JCC: Welcome Shabbat for Seniors at The Crossings at Reynolds Mtn
Jan 12 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
JCC: Welcome Shabbat for Seniors at The Crossings at Reynolds Mtn @ The Crossings at Reynolds Mtn
Come join JCC Music Specialist Penny White as we welcome Shabbat with the elders of our community. We provide the juice, blessings, and challah – you provide the smiles and ruach (spirit in Hebrew). Everyone is welcome to sign up … Continue reading
Welcome Shabbat for Seniors at Deerfield Retirement Community 4:00 pm
Welcome Shabbat for Seniors at Deerfield Retirement Community
Jan 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Welcome Shabbat for Seniors at Deerfield Retirement Community @ retirement homes
Come join JCC Music Specialist Penny White as we welcome Shabbat with the elders of our community. We provide the juice, blessings, and challah – you provide the smiles and ruach (spirit in Hebrew). Everyone is welcome to share this … Continue reading
Kabbalat Shabbat service 7:30 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat service
Jan 12 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Kabbalat Shabbat Service with speaker Darren Waters 7:30 pm
Shabbat Service with Rabbi Rachael Jackson 7:30 pm
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Rosh Chodesh Av
Duplicate Bridge 1:30 pm
Duplicate Bridge
Jan 14 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Duplicate Bridge @ Asheville JCC
Partners guaranteed and all playing levels are welcome. Earn master points at a fun loving, no pressure laid back game!  
Israeli Film Series: Vice Versa 2:00 pm
Israeli Film Series: Vice Versa
Jan 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Israeli Film Series: Vice Versa @ Grail Movie House
An innocent and honest relationship between a religious Yeshiva scholar and an 18 year old cancer patient, turns into an intimate and passionate love story that transcends the rules of religion, society and faith. See the movie trailer here.
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MLK Day of Service
MLK Day of Service
Jan 15 all-day
MLK Day of Service @ Various Community Locations
Join Mission Health, UNC-Asheville and United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County to celebrate the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior. Community members are asked to join us for a variety of service projects at schools, community … Continue reading
Mountain Music Jam 6:30 pm
Mountain Music Jam
Jan 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mountain Music Jam @ Asheville JCC
Calling all fiddles, mandolins, banjos, guitars, stand-up basses, other compatible acoustic instruments, and heartfelt vocals to celebrate our OLD-TIME and BLUEGRASS heritage! We play at INTERMEDIATE level. We are not beginners, nor are we advanced/professional musicians. Come on out to … Continue reading
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JFS Elder Club-Asheville 11:00 am
JFS Elder Club-Asheville
Jan 16 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
JFS Elder Club for socialization, exercise and activity with your peers; fresh kosher lunches; respite time for family caregivers. Meets at JFS in Asheville, Tuesday & Thursday, 11am – 2pm. Contact JFS at (828)253-2900 or email anne@jfswnc.org for more information.
Brotherhood Schmooze 12:00 pm
Brotherhood Schmooze
Jan 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
JFS Board meeting 5:00 pm
JFS Board meeting
Jan 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
 
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Rosh Chodesh Sh’vat
Israeli Book Club: My Russian Grandmother and her American Vacuum Cleaner by Meir Shalev 9:30 am
Israeli Book Club: My Russian Grandmother and her American Vacuum Cleaner by Meir Shalev
Jan 17 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Israeli Book Club: My Russian Grandmother and her American Vacuum Cleaner by Meir Shalev @ CONGREGATION BETH HATEPHILA
My Russian Grandmother and her American Vacuum Cleaner  From the author of the acclaimed novel A Pigeon and a Boy comes a charming tale of family ties, over-the-top housekeeping, and the sport of storytelling in Nahalal, the village of Meir Shalev’s birth. … Continue reading
JCC Israel Bookclub 10:00 am
JCC Israel Bookclub
Jan 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
JFS Elder Club-Hendersonville 11:00 am
JFS Elder Club-Hendersonville
Jan 17 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Satellite location for our Elder Club, providing socialization, exercise, activities and peer friendship for older adults; fresh kosher lunches; respite time for family caregivers. Meets at Agudas Israel Congregation each Wednesday, 11am – 2pm. Contact our JFS office at (828)253-2900 … Continue reading
Meet the Midrash with Rabbi Justin Goldstein 12:00 pm
Meet the Midrash with Rabbi Justin Goldstein
Jan 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Out of the texts of the Torah, the Rabbis created teachings bringing deeper meanings to the wisdom of the Jewish people known as Midrash. Each week we will explore some of these teachings based on the weekly Torah portion. We … Continue reading
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Men: Let’s Talk 10:30 am
Men: Let’s Talk
Jan 18 @ 10:30 am – Mar 22 @ 11:45 am
Men: Let’s Talk @ Asheville JCC, David Zimerman Room
This class if for men whose work has wound down and whose children have grown up. If you’re now thinking about the options associated with growing older and grappling with transition, the inner work involved with this time of life … Continue reading
Living Torah with Rabbi Justin Goldstein 8:30 am
Living Torah with Rabbi Justin Goldstein
Jan 18 @ 8:30 am – 9:15 am
Timeless Teachings for Walking in the World. Start your day off with inspired learning and meaningful conversations. Relevant and insightful lessons from the wellspring of Jewish wisdom. All are welcome. No experience necessary. Thursdays, 8:30 am at 75 N. Market … Continue reading
JFS Elder Club-Asheville 11:00 am
JFS Elder Club-Asheville
Jan 18 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
JFS Elder Club for socialization, exercise and activity with your peers; fresh kosher lunches; respite time for family caregivers. Meets at JFS in Asheville, Tuesday & Thursday, 11am – 2pm. Contact JFS at (828)253-2900 or email anne@jfswnc.org for more information.
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JCC: Musical Tot Shabbat 10:00 am
JCC: Musical Tot Shabbat
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
JCC: Musical Tot Shabbat @ Asheville JCC
All are welcome to join our weekly musical Shabbat celebration for young children and families, led by Penny White. Children not enrolled in JCC children’s programs must be accompanied by an adult. Schedule can sometimes change, so please call 253-0701 … Continue reading
Friday Noon Study Group – Understanding Islam 12:00 pm
Friday Noon Study Group – Understanding Islam
Jan 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Starting June 16, the Noon Study Group will be exploring Islamic  faith and culture. Free and open to the public.  All are invited to attend our discussions. Congregation Beth Israel 229 Murdock Ave. Asheville, NC 28804 Contact: Congregation Beth Israel office Phone: 828-252-8660Email: admin@bethisraelnc.org
JCC: Welcome Shabbat for Seniors at Bella Vista Assisted Living 1:30 pm
JCC: Welcome Shabbat for Seniors at Bella Vista Assisted Living
Jan 19 @ 1:30 pm
JCC: Welcome Shabbat for Seniors at Bella Vista Assisted Living @ Bella Vista Assisted Living
Come join JCC Music Specialist Penny White as we welcome Shabbat with the elders of our community. We provide the juice, blessings, and challah – you provide the smiles and ruach (spirit in Hebrew). Everyone is welcome to share this … Continue reading
Welcome Shabbat for Seniors at Givens Estate 4:00 pm
Welcome Shabbat for Seniors at Givens Estate
Jan 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Welcome Shabbat for Seniors at Givens Estate @ Givens Estate
Come join JCC Music Specialist Penny White as we welcome Shabbat with the elders of our community. We provide the juice, blessings, and challah – you provide the smiles and ruach (spirit in Hebrew). Everyone is welcome to share this … Continue reading
Kabbalat Shabbat service 7:30 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat service
Jan 19 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Shabbat Service with Rabbi Rachael Jackson 7:30 pm
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Bo
Bo
Jan 20 all-day
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JCC Annual Membership Meeting 10:00 am
JCC Annual Membership Meeting
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
JCC Annual Membership Meeting @ JCC Social Hall
  All JCC members are encouraged to attend the JCC’s Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 21st from 10 am to 11:30 am. Join us for updates on our construction project, a report on all the great things that happened in 2017, … Continue reading
Duplicate Bridge 1:30 pm
Duplicate Bridge
Jan 21 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Duplicate Bridge @ Asheville JCC
Partners guaranteed and all playing levels are welcome. Earn master points at a fun loving, no pressure laid back game!  
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Mountain Music Jam 6:30 pm
Mountain Music Jam
Jan 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mountain Music Jam @ Asheville JCC
Calling all fiddles, mandolins, banjos, guitars, stand-up basses, other compatible acoustic instruments, and heartfelt vocals to celebrate our OLD-TIME and BLUEGRASS heritage! We play at INTERMEDIATE level. We are not beginners, nor are we advanced/professional musicians. Come on out to … Continue reading
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JFS Elder Club-Asheville 11:00 am
JFS Elder Club-Asheville
Jan 23 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
JFS Elder Club for socialization, exercise and activity with your peers; fresh kosher lunches; respite time for family caregivers. Meets at JFS in Asheville, Tuesday & Thursday, 11am – 2pm. Contact JFS at (828)253-2900 or email anne@jfswnc.org for more information.
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“COLOR THAT SINGS” 8-week Beginning-Intermediate Painting 6:30 pm
“COLOR THAT SINGS” 8-week Beginning-Intermediate Painting
Jan 24 @ 6:30 pm – Mar 21 @ 9:00 pm
“COLOR THAT SINGS” 8-week Beginning-Intermediate Painting
Instruction in acrylic, watercolor and mixed media with in-class demonstrations for technique, slide lectures for inspiration and individualized instruction to make your art as powerful as you want it to be. For all levels. Instructor: Glenn Hirsch glennhirsch@earthlink.net 415.987.1226 www.glennhirsch.com. … Continue reading
JFS Elder Club-Hendersonville 11:00 am
JFS Elder Club-Hendersonville
Jan 24 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Satellite location for our Elder Club, providing socialization, exercise, activities and peer friendship for older adults; fresh kosher lunches; respite time for family caregivers. Meets at Agudas Israel Congregation each Wednesday, 11am – 2pm. Contact our JFS office at (828)253-2900 … Continue reading
Meet the Midrash with Rabbi Justin Goldstein 12:00 pm
Meet the Midrash with Rabbi Justin Goldstein
Jan 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Out of the texts of the Torah, the Rabbis created teachings bringing deeper meanings to the wisdom of the Jewish people known as Midrash. Each week we will explore some of these teachings based on the weekly Torah portion. We … Continue reading
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Living Torah with Rabbi Justin Goldstein 8:30 am
Living Torah with Rabbi Justin Goldstein
Jan 25 @ 8:30 am – 9:15 am
Timeless Teachings for Walking in the World. Start your day off with inspired learning and meaningful conversations. Relevant and insightful lessons from the wellspring of Jewish wisdom. All are welcome. No experience necessary. Thursdays, 8:30 am at 75 N. Market … Continue reading
JFS Elder Club-Asheville 11:00 am
JFS Elder Club-Asheville
Jan 25 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
JFS Elder Club for socialization, exercise and activity with your peers; fresh kosher lunches; respite time for family caregivers. Meets at JFS in Asheville, Tuesday & Thursday, 11am – 2pm. Contact JFS at (828)253-2900 or email anne@jfswnc.org for more information.
Cultivating Kavannah 7:00 pm
Cultivating Kavannah
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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JCC: Musical Tot Shabbat 10:00 am
JCC: Musical Tot Shabbat
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
JCC: Musical Tot Shabbat @ Asheville JCC
All are welcome to join our weekly musical Shabbat celebration for young children and families, led by Penny White. Children not enrolled in JCC children’s programs must be accompanied by an adult. Schedule can sometimes change, so please call 253-0701 … Continue reading
Friday Noon Study Group – Understanding Islam 12:00 pm
Friday Noon Study Group – Understanding Islam
Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Starting June 16, the Noon Study Group will be exploring Islamic  faith and culture. Free and open to the public.  All are invited to attend our discussions. Congregation Beth Israel 229 Murdock Ave. Asheville, NC 28804 Contact: Congregation Beth Israel office Phone: 828-252-8660Email: admin@bethisraelnc.org
Kabbalat Shabbat service 7:30 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat service
Jan 26 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Shabbat Service with Rabbi Rachael Jackson 7:30 pm
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Adult Ed 10:00 am
Adult Ed
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
TAG: Travelog and Soup-er Potluck Lunch 1:00 pm
TAG: Travelog and Soup-er Potluck Lunch
Jan 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
TAG: Travelog and Soup-er Potluck Lunch @ David Zimerman Room, Asheville JCC
Sit back, relax and enjoy your favorite travel destinations! Join us as we view new slideshows from some of our friends’ best trips around the globe. Warm up with a potluck luncheon of delicious soups (no meat), salads, breads and … Continue reading
Duplicate Bridge 1:30 pm
Duplicate Bridge
Jan 28 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Duplicate Bridge @ Asheville JCC
Partners guaranteed and all playing levels are welcome. Earn master points at a fun loving, no pressure laid back game!  
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Tu B’Shevat Tree Art Show
Tu B’Shevat Tree Art Show
Jan 29 – Feb 2 all-day
Tu B’Shevat Tree Art Show @ JCC Lobby and David Zimerman Pool Lobby
In celebration of Tu B’Shevat (The Birthday of the Trees) we will be showcasing “tree art” in the JCC lobby and at the aquatics center. Artworks will be shown from Monday, January 29th through Friday, February 2nd. We are calling … Continue reading
Tot Tu B’Shevat Seder 10:00 am
Tot Tu B’Shevat Seder
Jan 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Tot Tu B’Shevat Seder @ JCC
Tu B’Shevat is the birthday of the trees, and we will celebrate by sharing foods that come from different kinds of trees. Song leader Penny White will lead us in songs about trees and the environment. Hug a tree and … Continue reading
Mountain Music Jam 6:30 pm
Mountain Music Jam
Jan 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mountain Music Jam @ Asheville JCC
Calling all fiddles, mandolins, banjos, guitars, stand-up basses, other compatible acoustic instruments, and heartfelt vocals to celebrate our OLD-TIME and BLUEGRASS heritage! We play at INTERMEDIATE level. We are not beginners, nor are we advanced/professional musicians. Come on out to … Continue reading
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Learn to Play Mahjongg! 9:30 am
Learn to Play Mahjongg!
Jan 30 @ 9:30 am – Feb 27 @ 11:30 am
Learn to Play Mahjongg! @ JCC David Zimerman Room
Crack, bam, dot… dragons? It’s like a foreign language, but for those in the know, it’s the exciting game of Mahjongg. Always wanted to learn to play? Now is your chance. Instructor Susan Leader will teach you all you need … Continue reading
JFS Elder Club-Asheville 11:00 am
JFS Elder Club-Asheville
Jan 30 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
JFS Elder Club for socialization, exercise and activity with your peers; fresh kosher lunches; respite time for family caregivers. Meets at JFS in Asheville, Tuesday & Thursday, 11am – 2pm. Contact JFS at (828)253-2900 or email anne@jfswnc.org for more information.
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JFS Elder Club-Hendersonville 11:00 am
JFS Elder Club-Hendersonville
Jan 31 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Satellite location for our Elder Club, providing socialization, exercise, activities and peer friendship for older adults; fresh kosher lunches; respite time for family caregivers. Meets at Agudas Israel Congregation each Wednesday, 11am – 2pm. Contact our JFS office at (828)253-2900 … Continue reading
Newish-Jewish Meetup for Jewish Adults age 40+ 6:00 pm
Newish-Jewish Meetup for Jewish Adults age 40+
Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Newish-Jewish Meetup for Jewish Adults age 40+ @ Green Sage
Have coffee or snacks and dinner with the Newish-Jewish adult group on January 31 from 6 – 7:30 pm. Make new connections in the Jewish community, make plans for fun get-togethers, and meet like-minded people! Email laurie_simmonds@att.net for more information.