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Welcome to JSCA

A place to experience a warm and inviting community...

Enjoy and share your Jewish heritage with us!

The Jewish Secular Community of Asheville (JSCA) provides an inclusive,  secular humanistic environment to learn and celebrate our rich traditions and history. Please come and be a guest at our monthly Shabbat services or at the next JSCA event and experience our community. 

Join us now and feel the warmth of our community!

Learn about upcoming events.

Shabbat Services

First Friday of every month (6:30 PM), excluding months when Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur or Passover occur.

Thanks to our Ritual Committee, we welcome the Shabbat with a warm hug, a place to connect with friends and make new ones, a place to sit quietly and safely, a place to meditate, a place to grieve and a place to celebrate life. After our Service we have an Oneg that provides us with an informal opportunity to visit with one another. We look forward to sharing thoughtful blessings and songs with our members.

Make Your Donation Today

Make your donation in honor of or in the memory of a loved one  today. JSCA is a a 509C3. Donations are tax deductible and will be acknowledged within the community

Upcoming events

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We offer Shabbat services the first Friday of every month at 6:45 PM, adult education, social events and so much more. 

Once you walk through the doors you will see the welcoming community that is JSCA and why it is so special to all its members.

And, if you miss a service, you can get a glimpse of our speakers via video.

Member spotlight

On April 30, RoseLynn Katz and Susan Murphy gave a Passover presentation to second and third graders at the Waldorf School in Asheville.  After telling the story of Passover, RoseLynn passed around the seder plate so the students could taste the traditional ceremonial dishes including the charoset that Susan made.

The children had been studying Hebrew stories of which Passover is one of the most important holidays, retelling each year the story of Moses and the liberation from slavery.   RoseLynn and Susan created the program to explain how the holiday is celebrated in a loving and peaceful way and debunk some of the common misconceptions of Jewish religious practices such as the drinking of Christian blood. It was an interactive and fun day for all involved.

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    PO Box 18585

    Asheville, NC 28814

    Calendar of Events

    Check out our Calendar of Events to learn about our ongoing activities

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