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Blue Ridge Mountain Folklore, Jewish-Christian Dialogue, and Raoul Wallenberg

Program Number: 20904RJ
Start and End Dates:
8/25/2013 - 8/30/2013;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Lake Junaluska, North Carolina
Price starting at: $597.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Multi-Topic
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Low Fat; Vegetarian; Low Salt    

Activity Particulars

Minimal walking and standing on this program.




Date Specific Information

8-25-2013

Enjoy the latest in hearing technology — listening devices — on this date.



Coordinated by Intentional Growth Center.



Blue Ridge Mountain Folklore

Identify the roots of Appalachian folklore in four categories: transplanted folklore; native folklore; history becoming folklore; and current folklore. Representative stories in all divisions, including “Jack tales,” tall tales, mountain versions of Grimm, Perrault, Chaucer, etc.), regional history/folklore and urban myths.



Commonalities and Differences in Theology and Practices Between Jews and Christians

Explore the religious/theological beliefs and practices that unite Christians and Jews as well as those that tend to divide the two groups. We thus try to understand each other better and explore possibilities toward advancing the Jewish-Christian dialogue.



Raoul Wallenberg and International Law

Explore the heroic life of Raoul Wallenberg in saving the Jews of Budapest, plus the 27-year effort of Human Rights Attorney Morris Wolff to rescue Wallenberg from the Soviet gulag, where he was held incommunicado after his kidnapping by the Russians from Hungary at the end of World War II.




Lake Junaluska

The Blue Ridge Parkway runs along the ridgelines of Haywood County, offering visitors to Lake Junaluska a beautiful view of the Southern Appalachians Mountains. Asheville and the famous Biltmore Estate are a short drive away.



Accommodations
Modern hotel overlooking scenic Lake Junaluska. Gorgeous views from the dining room, where meals are served buffet style. Alcohol- and smoke-free facilities.
Meals and Lodgings
   Lambuth Inn
  Lake Junaluska, NC 5 nights
 Lambuth Inn
Type: Conference Center
  Description: Historic Inn elegantly decorated in the turn of the century style, overlooking Lake Junaluska and the Blue Ridge Mountains.
  Contact info: 55 Lambuth Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 USA
phone: 828-452-2881 x290
web: www.lakejunaluska.com
  Room amenities: In room coffee, iron and board; hair dryer upon request. Internet access.
  Facility amenities: Coffee and tea in lobby. Drink and snack machine, classroom and dining room on first floor.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: call for rates Participants must contact hotel in advance to confirm rates and availability. 1-800-222-4930
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: call for rates Participants must contact hotel in advance to confirm rates and availability. 1-800-222-4930
  Check out time: 11:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Program begins with registration at 3:00 PM, meet in Lambuth Inn lobby. You will be staying at Lambuth Inn that night.
  End of Program:
Program ends after lunch at 1:00 PM, check out by 11:00 AM You will be staying at Lambuth Inn the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Free
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Lake Junaluska, NC
  Nearest city or town:  Waynesville, NC
  Nearest highway: Routes 23/74 and Interstate 40
  Nearest airport:  Asheville, NC
  From End of Program
  Location: Lake Junaluska, NC
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Asheville

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Various
phone: 828-452-2881 x384
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Subject to change
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

45 min 

 

Distance:

 

35 miles

   

The Conference Center has a contract with a commercial service in Asheville. Call for details.

 
Driving Directions
  From the East (Asheville) I-40 West to Exit 27 (Hwy. 19, 23, 74) 25 miles; follow Hwy 19 South 4.1 miles to Exit 103; continue on Hwy 19 South 1 mile to stone gate entrance to Lake Junaluska Assembly. Turn right on Lakeshore Drive; at next intersection, turn right and continue on Lakeshore Drive to: Terrace Hotel (on the left) .5 mile. To Lambuth Inn, continue on Lakeshore Drive up the hill to the Cross and take a sharp left. GPS devices are not necessarily correct in the area. Please use written instructions after you leave I-40.
  From the South (Atlanta) I-85 North to I-985 to Hwy 23 North to Waynesville, NC (187 miles). At Exit 102B take Hwy. 276 North 1.3 miles to junction of Hwy. 19 South. Turn right on Hwy. 19. Drive a short distance to Lake Junaluska Assembly entrance which will be on your left. Turn left on Lakeshore Drive and at the next intersection, turn right and continue on Lakeshore Drive to Terrace Hotel (on the left) .5 miles. To Lambuth Inn, continue on Lakeshore Drive up the hill to the Cross and take a sharp left. GPS devices are not necessarily correct in the area. Please use written directions after you exit 23/74.
  From the West (Knoxville) I-40 East to Exit 20 (90 miles; Take Hwy. 276 to Hwy 19 North (5.8 miles). Turn left on Hwy. 19 North and continue 3 miles to Lake Junaluska Assembly entrance. Turn left on Lakeshore Drive; at next intersection turn right and continue on Lakeshore Drive to Terrace Hotel (on the left) .5 mile. To Lambuth Inn, continue on Lakeshore Drive up the hill to the Cross and take a sharp left.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Welcome! Be warmly greeted by our energetic Junaluggers who will assist with your luggage and help you find your rooms.
(Sunday, August 25)
   
 Afternoon: Following Registration, experience a presentation of the "History of Lake Junaluska"
 Afternoon: Registration from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM in the lobby of the Lambuth Inn hotel.
 Dinner: Dinner served in hotel dining room, buffet style.
 Evening: Orientation and Reception
   
Accommodations: Lambuth Inn
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Morning and afternoon courses with evening entertainment.
(Monday, August 26)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast served in Hotel dining room
 Morning: Lecture One: Names, epithets and titles of God in Judaism. The concept of God in the Jewish Bible and in post-biblical literature. Radical monotheism. The shema. Rejection of systematization of theology in Judaism. The rabbinic idea of machloket. Maimonides' "Thirteen Principles of Faith." Torah and God: the relationship according to Tj Hag. 1:17 Lecture Two: Explore the heroic life of Raoul Wallenberg in saving the Jews of Budapest, plus the 27 year effort of Human Rights Attorney Morris Wolff to rescue Wallenberg from the Soviet gulag, where he was held incommunicado after his kidnapping by the Russians from Hungary at the end of WWII.
 Lunch: Lunch served in Hotel dining room
 Afternoon: Lecture: "Blow the Tannery Whistle"...a story about growing up in Sylva where the whistle at the local tannery regulated not only the work shifts, but the daily lives of the people living there. The story covers 60 years and stresses the role that the whistle had in the lives of my family.
 Dinner: Dinner served in Hotel dining room
 Evening: Evening entertainment
   
Accommodations: Lambuth Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Morning and afternoon courses. Evening entertainment.
(Tuesday, August 27)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast served in hotel dining room
 Morning: Lecture One: The Christian concept of God. Virgin birth, incarnation, Kenosis theory in Letter to the Philippians. A concept of incarnation in Judaism (Ez.2:8-10). The terms Christ and Messiah. The Christological titles in the New Testament: their previous Jewish meaning and their transformation. The concept of Trinity within monotheism (St. Augustine). Heresies. The Nicaean Creed and its fallout for the Jews. Lecture Two: Continue course studying with Morris Wolff about Raoul Wallenberg and International Law.
 Lunch: Lunch served in hotel dining room
 Afternoon: Lecture: Mason Jars in the Flood. This class will focus on Carden's book and the episodes that give an insight into Appalachian culture and tradition. In addition, there will be discussion on 3 of Carden's plays: "The Raindrop Waltz", "Prince of Dark Corners", and "Birdell". Then, enjoy some free time before dinner walking around the Lake, enjoying the view from the hotel decks relaxing in the rocking chairs, or visiting nearby communities.
 Dinner: Dinner served in hotel dining room
 Evening: Enjoy entertainment from local artists. Our hospitality room is always open with games, puzzles, snacks and conversation!
   
Accommodations: Lambuth Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Morning and evening courses with the afternoon free for your own pleasure.
(Wednesday, August 28)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast served in hotel dining room
 Morning: Lecture One: The Great Commission. Resurrection. The forty days. Ascension. Pentecost (shavu'ot). Early Judeo-Christian. Church. Stephen's death. Saul on the Road to Damascus. Paul's modification of Judaism for the Gentiles and his motivation. Circumcision, kashrut, holy calendar. Jewish and Hellenistic theological justification for Paul's missionizing of gentiles. Plato's Parable of the Cave. The philosophical notions of "signifier" and "signified." Romans 9-11.Was Paul a Jewish traitor or Jewish dreamer? Paul's teleology in I Corinthians 15:24. Lecture Two: Course on Wallenberg and International Law.
 Lunch: Lunch served in hotel dining room
 Afternoon: Free Afternoon to explore the area.
 Dinner: Dinner served in hotel dining room
 Evening: Storytelling and lecture will stress stereotypes in Appalachia and theories in such books as "Night Comes to the Cumberlands" (Harry Caudell) and "Yesterday's People" (Jack Weller).
   
Accommodations: Lambuth Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Morning and afternoon courses with evening entertainment.
(Thursday, August 29)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast served in hotel dining room
 Morning: Lecture One: What is a symbol? Circumcision in Judaism and its purpose. What is a sacrament in the Church? The seven sacraments. Jewish antecedents to Christian baptism: proselyte baptism, Essene ablutions, and John the Baptist's baptism. Jewish and Christian notions of sin compared. The didache and the mechanics of Christian baptism. Lecture Two: Continue with previous course on Wallenberg.
 Lunch: Lunch served in hotel dining room
 Afternoon: Lecture: The Tall Tale. This is a collection of Appalachia tall tales which are a common feature in Carden's program, The Liars Bench. They will include "The Coldest Day" and series of snake tales, including hoop snakes, milk snakes and whip snakes.
 Dinner: Banquet is served in hotel dining room with plated salad and dessert, buffet line for entree, reserved seating.
 Evening: Entertainment
   
Accommodations: Lambuth Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Wrap Up
(Friday, August 30)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room
 Morning: Lecture One: The Exodus, the Jewish Passover and their meaning. Kiddush. The Eucharist (Holy Communion, Last Supper, Lord's Supper). The ongoing need for this sacrament. Christ's words of institution of the Last Supper and possible meanings. Lecture two: Final course with Morris Wolff on Wallenberg and International Law.
 Lunch: Lunch served in hotel dining room
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Lake Junaluska, NC General Overview
On the grounds: Fitness Center(minimal fee) Golf (adjacent to Lake Junaluska); Tennis, Shuffleboard, walk around the lake (featuring the Rose Walk, Foot Bridge, Asbury Trail);swimming; paddle boats and canoes (in season); Corneille Bryan Native Garden; The United Methodist Heritage Center; Junaluska Bookstore and Gift Shop; World Methodist Museum; Susanna Wesley Gardens. Nearby places of interest: Downtown Waynesville with many unique shops; Asheville; Biltmore Estate in Asheville; Blue Ridge Parkway; Cherokee Indian Reservation; Dillsboro, Maggie Valley, Smoky Mountain National Park.
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Suggested Reading List


Whatever Happened to Raoul Wallenberg?


Author: Morris Wolff


Description: Whatever happened to Raoul Wallenberg may be found on Amazon.com Create Space.com and on Kindle.



Mason Jars in the Flood


Author: Gary Carden


Description: Mason Jars in the Flood. This book was awarded the Appalachian Writers Association award for the Best Book of the Year. Request a copy from Gary Carden 236 Cherry Street Sylva, N. C. 28779 Email for Gary Carden is gcarden498@aol.com



Outlander


Author: Gary Carden


Description: Outlander - This is a play about the creation of the Great Smokies Park and Horace Kephart. Request a copy from Gary Carden 236 Cherry Street Sylva, N. C. 28779 Email for Gary Carden is gcarden498@aol.com





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