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Are you seeking to be more in touch with your Jewish heritage, in a comfortable, friendly setting with other thoughtful Jews to whom you can relate on a spiritual, intellectual, and social level?
The Jewish Secular Community of Asheville (JSCA) provides a warm, inclusive, secular, and humanistic environment in which to celebrate holidays, learn about both our traditions and our history, and discuss current issues throughout the year. You're invited to be our guest at our monthly Shabbat services or at the next JSCA event and judge for yourself.
Mission Statement of the Jewish Secular Community of Asheville
To maintain a secular humanistic community where individuals
JSCA'S First Jewish Secular Humanism Peer Study Group
Sun, May 27, 2018 3:00Pm-4:30Pm
The study group is having its first of three sessions at Roselyn Katz's home. It is our "pilot program" and is designed for its participating members to read short articles, watch relevant u-tubes to further their understanding of Jewish Secular thought. The overall purpose is to assist interested members in forming small groups of 8-10 people to study topics of their choice from the Society for Humanistic Judaism's journals, DVD's, CD's and more.
Brief Shabbat Service/ Special Program by author and musician Will Melnyk
Listen to Walter William Melnyk (Will)
Walter William Melnyk (Will)
After an ‘abbreviated’ Shabbat service at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church 801 Charlotte Hwy, Fairview, NC 28730
He will give visual background as well as read from this special work. He will then thrill us by playing Pavel’s violin!
At the Oneg, he will have copies of his book which he will be happy to personally sign for you
Home based Shabbat Dinners
Please consider hosting a small group in your home on Friday evening, June 22. Typically hosts provide the main entree and beverages. Participants will be asked to complete the meal with appetizers, sides, salad and dessert. This does not have to be an elaborate meal, you may choose to dine indoors or outdoors. Please contact Rory Novell at 828 585-5118 or email@example.com as soon as possible, to discuss hosting.
"A VISIT WITH GOLDA MEIR"
In the news
Board of Directors
Three bubbes sitting on a park bench.
The first one lets out a heartfelt "Oy!"
A few minutes later, the second bubbe sighs deeply and says "Oy vey!"
A few minutes after that, the third lady brushes away a tear and moans, "Oy veyizmir!"
To which the first bubbe replies: "I thought we agreed we weren't going to talk about our children!"