WNC Jewish Community

Jewish Life in Western North Carolina

These Jewish Life in Western North Carolina collections contain photographs, newspaper clippings, oral histories, and miscellaneous materials that describe various individuals, organizations and businesses in the region. This aggregate of collections is intended to grow in scale and scope and will attempt to represent Jewish life in western North Carolina from the mid-nineteenth century to the present and will focus on Asheville and the near region. 

Jewish Asheville Map

Major Jewish Organizations in Our Area

Asheville and Western North Carolina are home to a growing, thriving Jewish community. Download a printable PDF of the Jewish Asheville map.

One Jewish Asheville

onejewishasheville.org

Agudas Israel Synagoge of Hendersonville

828.693.9838
www.agudasisraelsynagogue.org

Asheville/Hendersonville Chapter of Hadassah

Lana Waltzer, President
828.626.3935
hadassahellie@aol.com

Asheville Jewish Business Forum

Scott Swickle, President
www.ashevillejewishbusiness.com

Asheville Jewish Community Center

Lael Gray, Executive Director
236 Charlotte Street
Asheville, NC 28801
828.253.0701
www.jcc-asheville.org
jcc.info@jcc-asheville.org

Brevard Jewish Community

www.brevardjewishcommunity.org

Center for Jewish Studies at UNC Asheville

Dr. Rick Chess, Director 
828.251.6576
cjs.unca.edu
rchess@unca.edu

The Chabad House

Rabbi Shaya Susskind, Executive Director
660 Merrimon Avenue, Suite C
Asheville, NC 28804
828.505.0746
Rabbi@JewishWNC.com
www.chabadasheville.org

Congregation Beth HaTephila (Reform)

Batsheva Meiri, Rabbi
43 North Liberty Street
Asheville, NC 28801
828.253.4911
www.bethhatephila.org
admin@bethhatephila.org

Congregation Beth Israel (Conservative)

Rabbi Justin Goldstein
229 Murdock Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
828.252.8431
www.bethisraelnc.org

History at Hand - The Family Store

www.history-at-hand.com

Jewish Family Services of WNC

Alison Gilreath, Director
236 Charlotte Street
Asheville, NC 28801
828.253.2900
www.jfswnc.org

UNC Asheville Hillel

UNC Asheville Hillel Facebook Group
unca.hillel@gmail.com

WNC Jewish Federation

P.O. Box 7126
Asheville, NC 28802
www.jewishasheville.org 
wncjf@bellsouth.net