Mountain Music Jam
Feb 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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 play or listen!

Learn to Play Mahjongg!
Feb 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

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 to know, and then you will be playing with the champs in no time! This class is free for JCC members; $25 for the general community (JCC membership is just $75 per adult for the year). Each student will be required to get a playing card, which can be ordered at The cost for a card is $8 for regular print and $9 for large print. (A portion of the card cost will be donated to charity). Contact Rochelle at for more information.

JFS Elder Club-Asheville
Feb 20 @ 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 for more information.

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.

Brotherhood Schmooze
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
JFS Board meeting
Feb 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.

Cookie Night at Hospice
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Help bake homemade cookies for hospice patients and their families at CarePartners’ John Keever Solace Center. The Solace Center provides compassionate, appropriate care and symptom control for terminally ill patients and support to their families. The sweet smell of warm baked goods and friendly volunteer presence brings comfort and a sense of home to these patients. Baking supplies will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your favorite cookie recipe and your own ingredients if you wish. Bring a big heart and a big appetite (sampling is encouraged!) Contact for more information.

MANNA Packs for Kids.
Feb 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

One in four children in our area don’t have access to three full meals a day. The MANNA Packs for Kids program provides emergency food assistance to public school students throughout all 16 counties in our service area. MANNA works closely with school employees to identify at-risk student populations. Help us help MANNA make a difference in our community. Contact for more information.

Dawning of the Day: A Jerusalem Tale by Haim Sabato
Feb 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

A humble man and a religious man, Ezra Siman Tov is also a teller of stories, stories that enthrall and captivate his friends in their old Nachlaot neighborhood of Jerusalem. His brother-in-law, Dr Tawil, gives him a grudging respect, the Torah scholars listen surreptitiously and the Great Writer – SY Agnon? – take his stories and give them form. But along with his stories, Ezra also has a shame and a secret, which overshadows his family.
Haim Sabato recreates a lost world in which faith provides a framework for life and a source of deep comfort. Translated by Yaacob Dweck from the original Hebrew.

JCC Israel Bookclub
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
JFS Elder Club-Hendersonville
Feb 21 @ 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 or email for more information. Now accepting new members!

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.