Temple of High Country - Home of the Boone Jewish Community

Welcome to The Temple of the High Country


Temple of the High Country-Schaefer Jewish Community Center

1043 West King Street, Boone, NC 28607

MAILING ADDRESS -  PO Box 2895, Boone, NC 28607

828.266.9777   templeofthehighcountry@gmail.com

                                                           OFFICE HOURS  

           MONDAY  2:00 pm until 5:00 pm, TUESDAY 8:30 am until 5:00 pm

                WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, & FRIDAY 8:30 am until 1:00 pm     


   (Tammuz-Av 5777)

Friday, July 7, at 7:00 PM - Rabbi Roberts Leads
Saturday, July 8, at 9:30 AM - Rabbi Roberts Leads a Shabbat Torah Brunch & Learn at Lourdes Suarez Home
Saturday, July 8, at 12:30 PM - Rabbi Roberts Leads a Dairy Potluck Torah Lunch & Learn at the TOHC
        There will NOT be a regular Saturday morning Shabbat service July 8
Friday, July 14, at 7:00 PM
Friday, July 21, at 7:00 PM – Rabbi Roberts Leads
Saturday, July 22, at 9:30 AM until 10:15 AM – Torah Study with Rabbi Roberts
Saturday, July 22, at 10:30 AM – Torah & Haftorah Service Led By Congregants
Followed By An Old Fashioned Lunch Kiddush-Bagels, Lox, Cream Cheese, 
                                                  & Kugal. Sponsored by Roey and Rob Mendel
Friday, July 28, at 7:00 PM 

July & August Events

Saturday, July 22, from 9:30 AM until 10:15 AM - Torah Study with Rabbi Roberts
10:30 AM - Torah & Haftarah Service Led by Congregants
Followed by an Old Fashioned Lunch Kiddush-Bagels, Lox, Cream
                    Cheese, & Kugal - Sponsored by Roey and Rob Mendel

Saturday, August 5, at 9:30 AM –Rabbi Roberts Leads Shabbat Torah Brunch & Learn
in the Home of Renee Klarberg, 
 111 Golfview Drive, Beech Mtn, NC 
Please RSVP 828-387-3522 in order for the correct amount of food to be provided

Saturday, August 5, at 12:30 PM –Rabbi Roberts Leads
Dairy Potluck Torah Lunch & Learn At the Temple

Topic Both Sessions: Women Leaders in the Hebrew Bible -
                                      Are They Ignored? 

Friday, August 18, at 7:00 PM - Open House Shabbat.
Please Invite Your Friends & Neighbors. It is the 5th Anniversary
of the Opening of the Temple & We Will Celebrate With a Special Service & Oneg

Saturday, August 19, at 9:30 AM -  11 ish
5th Anniversary Shabbat Morning Walk Around Bass Lake and Torah Study (weather permitting)
Meet in the parking lot of: Bass Lake Park, Blowing Rock, NC
RSVP NOT required. Just show up and spend Shabbat morning with the rabbi as we walk around
the lake and study Torah together. 
Then join us later that night as we celebrate 5 years in our building. 

Saturday, August 19, at 7:30 PM, Birthday Party with Dessert, Champagne, & LIVE MUSIC
at the TOHC For the Temple’s 5th Birthday!
Please RSVP to Sandy Testani 

A Trolley is being provided for Beech Mtn. and Banner Elk folks
to and from the Temple.  RSVP Marilyn Kyle to save a seat.  
Reservations are a MUST! 

Friday, August 25, at 6:00 PM - Hillel Led Shabbat Service with
Non-Dairy Potluck Supper following Services 

         W​e look forward to seeing you at Shabbat services!​

Our part-time professional spiritual leader is Rabbi Stephen Roberts, who is with us for Shabbat at various times throughout the year and for the High Holidays. He was ordained by Hebrew Union College in 1995. Rabbi Roberts lives in New York City most of the year, where he is also the Founder & President of ChaplainDL - Chaplain Distance Learning Business

Dates Rabbi Roberts will be leading services in 2017


June 2
June 3          (No Regular Morning Service-Please See Above)     

July 7 
July 8           (No Regular Morning Service)    

July 21  
July 22         (With Congregation Members)

August   4  
August   5    (No Regular Morning Service)

August 18
August 19    (With Congregation Members )

September  8 & 9 

September  20 & 21 - Rosh Hashanah

September  29 & 30 - Yom Kippur

October  6 & 7 (Sukkot & Columbus Day Weekend) 

November  3 & 4

December  15  & 16 (Chanukah)

TOHC Mission

Our mission is to be a spiritual, educational, and social home for our Jewish community and to enhance the lives of our congregants and community at large. As we embrace our Jewish traditions, we are able to support one another through times of sadness and joy as well as further the Jewish vision of worldwide justice and peace.

The Caring Community

Do you know a member of the congregation who is ill, grieving, or has had a life cycle event occur?     Please let us know.

The Caring committee is available to help our temple members in need.
We will provide occasional transportation to temple services and events and will assist ill members with grocery shopping and other small errands as needed.
Occasionally, we may make Shiva calls, hospital and home visits to those who are elderly or sick.

Since we are volunteers, we cannot provide these services on a regular basis, but if possible we will provide referrals to community agencies in the area as needed.

We are here to help you.
Please contact:
The Temple of the High Country 828-266-9777 or templeofthehighcountry@gmail.com

***Assistance will be provided if volunteers are available.***

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Temple of the High Country    P.O. Box 2895    Boone, NC 28607    828-266-9777