Trope with Jenny
May 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
JFS Elder Club-Hendersonville
May 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 or email for more information. Now accepting new members!

Meet the Midrash with Rabbi Justin Goldstein
May 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 will gain not only an understanding of what the Rabbis were teaching, but how and why they were able to offer these teachings.

Wednesdays 12 noon – 1pm


Living Torah with Rabbi Justin Goldstein
May 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 St.

JFS Elder Club-Asheville
May 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 for more information.

Mindfulness & Spirituality
May 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
JFS SpringFest Celebration
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

JFS annual community fundraising celebration! Food & drinks, music, auction, dancing & more! Reservations open in mid-April on our website or call (828)253-2900 or email
Volunteers needed!!! Give us a call or email to volunteer.

YAJA Goes to Well Played
May 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A new board game cafe has opened in town, and YAJA will not miss the opportunity to go! Access fee will be covered with RSVP by May 24th. RSVP via Facebook or to

JCC: Musical Tot Shabbat
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

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 to confirm prior to attending.

You can also find a copy of Penny White’s award-winning CD Shabbat Shindig at the front desk at the JCC. Shabbat Shindig  recently won The Parent’s Choice Foundation award! The Parent’s Choice Foundation chooses recipients based on multiple criteria including developmentally appropriate content, the product’s design and function, the educational value, long-term play value, and the benefits to a child’s social and emotional growth and well-being.

All proceeds from the sale of Shabbat Shindig with Penny go to the scholarship fund for the JCC’s Shalom Children’s Center.

Shabbat Shindig with Penny
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join song leader Penny White and sing with us as we celebrate Shabbat  together. This will be our last Shabbat of the school year, so come out and join the fun! Community members welcome as long as adults accompany children.