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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.

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

Home based Shabbat Dinners
Fri, June 22, 2018 at 5:30
Intimate Shabbat dinners in member’s homes have always been a very popular JSCA activity. The dinners are a wonderful way to become better acquainted with other JSCA members. The early start makes attendance convenient for members who prefer to drive in daylight.

If you would like to participate please contact Rory Novell at 828-585-5118 or rorynov@gmail.com as soon as possible.
Be sure to include your email address, your phone number, and information about any pet or food allergies.

Once assignments are made, your host will make contact with you and ask you to contribute to the dinner with an appetizer, a side, a salad, or a dessert.


Sun, June 24, 2018
Rescheduled to 
Sun, September 30, 2018

Swing Music and Dancing
Wed, September 5, 2018, 
6:00PM - 9:00PM, come party with us!
The Guitar Bar at The Cotton Mill, River Arts District
More information to follow.


Sun, September 30, 2018
3:00PM Roselynn Katz will be doing her one-woman show "A Visit with Golda Meir: For You My Door Is Always Open"Leibman's Clubhouse, Park Avenue.RSVP to Barbara Aaronoff:
  baaronoff@gmail.com No charge for JSCA members, $15- fee for guests.

JSCA'S second Jewish Secular Humanism Peer Study Group meeting

Sun, July 8, 2018 2:00Pm-4:00Pm
Location:  422 Kyfields, Weaverville, NC

The study group is having its second of three sessions at June Dreznick'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. If you plan to attend please contact Doris Potash dorispotash@charter.net or 410-925-5530.

Bridge Party

Sat, July 21, 2018
1:00PM - 4:00PM
JSCA Bridge Party.Please call or email Rory at 828 585-5118 rorynov@gmail.com for more information. 

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Board of Directors     

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

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!"

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