The key to success for all of our programs is to come together in both small and large groups and build our community through common interests. We accomplish this by providing a variety of program choices.
These programs provide learning opportunities with various thematic content including history, philosophy, film, music, and the arts. We also participate in Asheville’s annual Jewish Film Festival and provide a venue for discussion following each film.
|RABBI CHALOM, At the JSCA'S Scholar in Residence Program in May of 2019 Rabbi Adam Chalom, the U.S. Dean of the International Institute of Secular Humanistic Judaism which trains rabbis, leaders and educators spent the weekend teaching our members and guests about the roots and evolution of humanistic judaism. The weekend was entitled "Tradition and Freedom". On Friday night, Rabbi Chalom lead a humanistic Shabbat Service and on Saturday and Sunday our members and guests learned about the importance of words, literature and song in our services and practices. He also met with the JSCA leadership on Sunday afternoon to explore ways to help our organization continue to thrive in Western North Carolina.|
Social programs are organized into two groups.
JSCA's Womens' Discussion Group, formed by Helene Nathanson, provides a warm, safe, supportive environment for JSCA women to explore issues relevant to our lives. Topics already discussed include "Womens' Friendships", "What's So Great About Getting Older", and "How Judgemental Are You?". We meet twice a month at the homes of our members.
For more information, contact Helene: Helene.Nathanson@yahoo.com
Womens Discussion Group
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