One Jewish Asheville 

Welcome to the Asheville Jewish Community: Over 2,000 families – a dozen organizations • Unified in spirit • ASPIRING to something higher; Jews by birth – Jews by choice • COLLABORATING, celebrating, SUPPORTING • For ourselves and our kids; Reform and Conservative, Orthodox and un-affiliated; Pick a door and get involved..  

Below is a sample calendar of Jewish Community Events

6 lanes for Adult Lap Swim, may be required to share a lane, circle swimming is encouraged.
Sep 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm JCC Pool  
9 am–1 pm Monday–Friday; 12 pm–5 pm on Saturday and 10 am–5 pm on Sunday, limited weeknight hours TBD. One Lap Lane Open for lap Swimmers. Enjoy swimming at the JCC pool during our open swim hours. Lifeguards will be … Continue reading →
JFS Elder Club for socialization, exercise and activity with your peers; fresh kosher lunches; respite time for family caregivers. Meets at JFS in Asheville, Tuesday & Thursday, 11am – 2pm. Contact JFS at (828)253-2900 or email for more information. 
Weekly on Tuesdays we will practice Bridge… Shuffle, Play, Chat. We meet, shuffle, play and talk about the bidding and play of the hand and have a fun time all around. Partners guaranteed and all playing levels are welcome. Earn … Continue reading →
Road to Fulfillment: Jewish Wisdom for a Life of Purpose
Road to Fulfillment: Jewish Wisdom for a Life of Purpose Tuesdays, August 22-September 19 (5 sessions) 7-8:30 pm What are the skills and traits which help us 


The Jewish Leadership Collaborative of WNC(JLC-WNC) is a forum for community-wide planning and collaboration. The JLC-WNC is comprised of lay/professional leaders and representatives from the organizations that make up One Jewish Asheville:

  • Asheville/Hendersonville Chapter of Hadassah
  • Asheville Jewish Business Forum
  • Asheville Jewish Community Center
  • Center for Jewish Studies at UNCA
  • Chabad House
  • Congregation Agudas Israel
  • Congregation Beth HaTephila
  • Congregation Beth Israel
  • Jewish Family Services of WNC
  • Jewish Secular Community of Asheville
  • UNC-A Hillel
  • WNC Jewish Federation
  • Carolina Jews for Justice

The JLC-WNC (was called the Asheville Jewish Leadership Collaborative until October 2016) formed in November 2006 for the purpose of enhancing communications and encouraging collaborations among Asheville’s Jewish community organizations. It meets 10 times throughout the year. Some of the past initiatives discussed and/or implemented by the JLC-WNC include:

  • WNC Jewish Population Study
  • Community-wide Facilities-sharing Study
  • The Community High Holiday Pass Program (read more)
  • One Jewish Asheville Marketing Initiative
  • Coordination of the 2012 Southern Jewish Heritage Society Conference (read more)
  • Mapping of the Jewish Community Infrastructure
  • Feasibility of a Community Fundraising Program
  • Support for Jewish Family Services as an Independent Community Organization
  • Coordination of Organizational Manpower and Resources

To review summaries for the JLC-WNC meetings, click here.

In addition to regular meetings, many of the members of the JLC-WNC take part in the Shalom Hartman Lecture Series, a two-year collaborative leadership learning program sponsored by the Shalom Hartman Institute in Israel.

For information about the Jewish Leadership Collaborative of WNC, contact Tzedek Fellow, Matt Andersen.