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The Missing Jew and You: Asheville Jewish Community

September 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT


The Missing Jew and You: An Elul Workshop with Rodger Kamenetz and Rick Chess

Where have you been? Where are you at this very moment? Where are you heading? These questions could be useful to ask ourselves at any time, but they are especially rich during the month of Elul as we prepare for the Days of Awe. This four-week workshop will offer us the opportunity to explore these questions together. We’ll do so by reading, talking, and writing. What will we read? Rodger Kamenetz’s new book of selected poems, The Missing Jew: 1976 – 2021. Kamenetz is the author of the widely celebrated books The Jew in the Lotus and Stalking Elijah: Adventures with Today’s Jewish Mystical Masters. We’ll talk about the poems. As we go, we’ll invite the poems to direct our attention to aspects of our own lives–over the year that is nearing its end as well as further back in our pasts. We’ll also write in response to prompts based on some of the poems we discuss. Our work together should help us prepare–individually and as a community–to enter the Days of Awe with open hearts and minds, ready to turn toward, be turned toward, and return to the source of our being.

ou must register for the workshop in advance by writing to Rochelle Reich, CBI Executive Director, at director@bethisraelnc.org. The cost of the workshop is $20. The registration includes a copy of Kamenetz’s book The Missing Jew. The workshop is limited to 25 participants. You must register by August 20. If you’d like to attend but the cost is prohibitive, please be in touch with either Rabbi Meiri at CBHT or Rochelle Reich at CBI.

Workshop: “The Missing Jew and You: An Elul Workshop with Rodger Kamenetz and Rick Chess

Dates: 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22

Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Locations: CBI and CBHT (alternating weeks)

Cost: $20

Register: director@bethisraelnc.org

Deadline to register: August 20

Workshop limited to 25 participants


September 1
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT


Asheville, NC United States
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