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Welcome to JSCA

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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.

Please join us for our Scholar in Residence Weekend
May 17, 18, 19, 2019
Beginning with Shabbat Services Friday evening!

For more information: [CLICK HERE]

We offer Shabbat services the first Friday of every month at 7:00
CLICK HERE for a map and directions

Asheville Citizen Times Article by Chris Highland [HERE]

Vision statement
An inclusive community valuing secular humanism and our Jewish cultural heritage.

Mission Statement
Educate, celebrate and nurture our members based upon the principles of humanistic Judaism.


Shabbat Services
7:00PM First Friday of every month
A warm hug, a place to connect​ with friends (or make new ones)​, a safe place to sit quietly, to meditate, to grieve and to celebrate life. All these things can be ours when we gather to welcome Shabbat. Thanks to the work of our Ritual Committee, we celebrate Secular Shabbat on the first Friday of every month. We look forward to sharing​ thoughtful​ blessings and songs with you. There will be a delicious Oneg after the gathering, providing us with an informal opportunity to visit with one another.

Location:  Abiding Savior Lutheran Church,  801 Charlotte Highway, (74A), 1.5 miles south of the CVS/Ingles next to Cool Mountain Realty. Get Map and Directions [HERE]

JSCA Bridge Party

Now that our snowbirds have returned JSCA bridge players will resume. The next game will be held on Sunday, May 5th.   Most months we play in member’s homes on the third Saturday of each month from 1:00PM - 4:00PM.  Please call or email Rory Novell at 828 585-5118  rorynov@gmail.com for more information.

Passover Seder
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Saturday, April 20, 2019 - First Congregational United Church of Christ, 20 Oak St., Asheville, NC
Please save the date and plan to join us for a memorable evening and delicious dinner!

Secular Humanistic Judaism and Jewish Culture
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May 17-19, 2019 - Save the date! 

Bible Stories Viewed Through a Secular Lens
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Part I:  Saturday, June 15, 2:00PM

Bible Stories Viewed Through a Secular Lens
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 Part II:  Saturday, June 29, 2:00PM

Bible Stories Viewed Through a Secular Lens
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 Part II:  Saturday, July 6, 2:00PM

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Board of Directors     

  • June Dreznick, President
  • Bob Winston, Vice President
  • Barbara Aaronoff, Secretary
  • Carol Falender, Treasurer

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