Welcome to The Temple of the High Country
1043 King Street, Boone, NC 28607
We are adopting a Winter schedule for Shabbat services,mainly to avoid weekly nighttime driving.
From January through April:
Friday night services at 7:00 PM will ONLY be on the First Friday of each month.
All the other weeks of the month- Saturday morning services at 10:30 AM. These services will include a short Torah service.
If you check our website. www.templeofthehighcountry.org, you will see the schedule for the current month.
Shabbat Services Schedule for the Month of March
Services will be held on:
Sat. Mar. 1st at 10:30am
Fri. Mar. 7th at 7pm
Sat. Mar. 15th at 10:30am
Sat. Mar. 22nd at 10:30am
Sat. Mar. 29th at 10:30am
Rabbi Roberts next weekend here will be April 25 - 27
Adult Purim Social
Saturday, March 22 - 7:00 PM
To celebrate Purim in the proper fashion, we are having music, food, drink and costumes.
We are encouraging everyone to wear a costume, possibly any historical or Biblical character.
The Temple is picking up the tab and we are featuring heavy hors‘doevres and set-ups for drinks.
Please bring your own liquor of choice, wine or beer.
If you plan to attend PLEASE RSVP by emailing Renee@templeofthehighcountry.org
or by calling the Temple office at 828-266-9777
TOHC Caring Community
The Temple of the High Country has formed a new committee which will offer support and help to our members. This committee is called the Caring Community.
Sometimes we face circumstances that are painful and stressful. This can occur through the loss of a loved one, divorce, legal trouble, health issues, or anything that can cause us to feel anguish. Some members of this group are available to lend an ear or to lead those in need in the right direction through referrals to community resources. Other members of the Caring Community might make themselves available to provide help in different areas.
Members of this committee are Temple members. Some have experience working with people in crisis and some simply have a great deal of experience sharing their heart with others. The chairs of this committee will decide which members will fulfill the various needs.
The information shared by any congregant will be kept confidential. The committee will not take the place of legal, health, financial, or mental health professionals. The Caring Community is available to help any congregant in need and the committee is open to accept new members who are willing to give of their time. Whether you have a lot of time or just a little, this is a wonderful way to do a true mitzvah.
For more information as to how to become involved or if you would like to speak to someone from the Caring Community, please contact us. If someone does not answer the phone, please feel free to leave them a message and they will return your call at their earliest convenience. If you choose to contact the TOHC Caring Community through email, please fill in the subject line with ‘TOHC Caring Community’.
Nancy Dennett: 828-773-4240 email@example.com
Marla Gentile: 828 719 1048 Befit51@aol.com
Carol Gross: 828-264-9541
Zodie Powers: firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW TEMPLE POLICIES
Because of increased costs of operating a building, dues are being raised to $175 from the current $125.
We will be issuing membership cards for High Holiday Services this year. The membership cards will be sent to you after membership is paid. You must have your membership card to be seated at all High Holiday services, with the exception of Yiskor service on Yom KIppur afternoon.
The Temple of the High Country, a Reform Congregation is located in downtown Boone, close to Appalachian State University. It is a stop on the route of AppalCart, Boone’s free public transportation system. Its accessibility makes it an ideal location for residents, faculty and students. The congregation encompasses many surrounding communities, including Banner Elk, Beech Mountain, Blowing Rock, Jefferson, Lenoir, Linville Ridge, Newland, Pineola, Seven Devils, Sugar Mountain and Valle Crucis. There is ample parking. Boone is a central point for Watauga, Avery, Ashe, Wilkes, and Caldwell Counties.
The Temple of the High Country/Schaefer Jewish Community Center houses events enjoyed by Hillel, which is the ASU campus Jewish organization, Jewish symposiums, film festivals and community events. Bonnie and Jamie Schaefer have generously contributed $1,000,000 as the “seed money” to make this happen. Please join us for services on Friday evenings at 7:00.