Temple of High Country

Archived Events

* Service Schedule December 2018

Friday, December 7, at 6:00 PM – Chanukah Celebration! Led by Rabbi Roberts
On This 5th Day of Chanukah (6 Lights Lit in the Evening)
A Brief Service Followed by a Fried Chicken, Salads, & Donuts Supper,
All Provided by the Temple
Please Bring Your Menorahs & Made At Home Latkes-BE CREATIVE!
The Temple Will Also Provide the Menorah/Chanukkiyah Candles

Saturday, December 8, at 9:00 AM – Led by Rabbi Roberts Followed by a
Dairy Potluck Brunch & Learn
Topic: “What? No Full Moon for Chanukah?
What This Tells Us About The Holiday & Other Interesting Holiday Tidbits.”
*Please Bring a Dairy/Pareve Dish to Share* The Brunch & Learn Replaces the Saturday Shabbat Service

Friday, December 14, at 6:00 PM

Friday, December 21, at 6:00 PM

Friday, December 28, at 6:00 PM

* December Events

Friday, December 7, at 6:00 PM – Chanukah Celebration! Led by Rabbi Roberts
On This 5th Day of Chanukah (6 Lights Lit in the Evening)
A Brief Service Followed by a Fried Chicken, Salad, & Donut Supper,
All Provided by the Temple
Please Bring Your Menorahs & Made At Home Latkes - BE CREATIVE!
The Temple Will Also Provide the Menorah/Chanukkiyah Candles

* Sisterhood

Friday, December 7, at 6:00 PM – JOIN THE Chanukah Celebration! Led by Rabbi Roberts
A Brief Service Followed by a Fried Chicken, Salads, & Donuts Supper, All Provided by the Temple
Please Bring Your Menorahs & Made At Home Latkes - BE CREATIVE!
You Can Also Bring Made at Home Potato Kugel, Applesauce, Brownies, Etc.
The Temple Will Also Provide the Menorah/Chanukkiyah Candles

DECEMBER SISTERHOOD MEETING WILL BE THE TEMPLE'S CHANUKAH PARTY

Mahjong Wednesdays from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM-Join Sisterhood & Play for $2.00 Per Day

* Board of Directors Meeting
Sunday, December 9, at 10:00 AM

* Hebrew School & Maimonides Cla
sses

Chuck Lieberman Leads Hebrew Classes - Classes are Cancelled from Mid-January to Mid-February
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Intermediate & Advanced Hebrew Class

Conversational Hebrew With Rachel Shinnar At the Temple Will Resume Late January

Men’s Maimonides Classes Will Resume in February & Women’s Maimonides Class Resumes in May

Women’s Maimonides Class & Men’s Maimonides Classes Will Resume  Mid-February

* Shachrit Service
Thursdays at 6:00 AM - Tefillin Provided – Contact Chuck Lieberman for More Information (828) 964-203

* Shabbat Service Schedule November 2018

Friday, November 9, at 11:00 AM - Funeral at the Temple for Thomas "Tom" Dennett Led by Rabbi Roberts

Friday, November 9, at 7:00 PM – Led by Rabbi Roberts
Saturday, November 10, at 10:30 AM – Led by Rabbi Roberts Followed by a Dairy Potluck Lunch & Learn
at 12:00 Noon - The Lunch & Learn Topic: “Thanksgiving” In the Jewish Tradition
Please Bring a Dairy/Pareve Dish to Share

Friday, November 16, at 7:00 PM – Led by Eleanor Lieberman

Friday, November 23, *NO SHABBAT SERVICE FRIDAY AFTER THANKSGIVING*

Friday, November 30, at 6:00 PM - Hillel Students Lead Services Followed by a Dairy Lasagna Supper
Please Bring a Dairy/Pareve Side Dish or Dessert to Share-TOHC Provides the Lasagna

* November Events

Monday, November 5, at 7:00 pm at ASU - There Will be a Lecture Given by Dr. Ofer Ashkanazi Director of
the Richard Koeber Minerva Center for German History, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Topic: “The Invention of the German Landscape by Jewish Filmmakers, 1918-1968”
This Talk Takes Place in the Belk Library & Information Commons, Rm 114

CHANGED TO: Wednesday, November 7, and Thursday, November 8, at ASU, Alpha Epsilon Pi and Hillel
will be co-hosting a large program called 'Two Days Against Hate' that is intended to
educate and unite the community together against hate.
Details have been sent in congregational emails.

* Sisterhood

Sunday, November 18, at 11:30 AM – Sisterhood Social Meeting in Blowing Rock
Bistro Roca, 143 Wonderland Trail, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
IF you can attend, please RSVP Betsy Anderson at betsyanderson1003@gmail.com
Join us for a Brief Sisterhood Business Meeting and Fun Social Meeting!

Mahjong Wednesdays from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM-Join Sisterhood & Play for $2.00 Per Day
**NO MAHJONG AT THE TEMPLE NOVEMBER 21, THE WEDNESDAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING**

* Hebrew School & Maimonides Classes

Chuck Lieberman Leads Hebrew Classes -
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Intermediate & Advanced Hebrew Class

Sunday, November 18, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM – Conversational Hebrew With Rachel Shinnar At the Temple

Women’s Maimonides Class & Men’s Maimonides Classes Will Resume in February

* Shachrit Service
Thursdays at 6:00 AM - Tefillin Provided – Contact Chuck Lieberman for More Information (828) 964-2030


* Events - October 2018

Tues., October 2, 2018, 7:00 pm at ASU there will be a talk given by Auschwitz Survivor
Dr. Susan Cernyak-Spatz titled: In Conversation at ASU
Dr. Spatz will take questions from the audience
This talk takes place at Plemmons Student Union, Room 201 B,
Table Rock (Blueridge Ballroom), on the ASU campus

Saturday, October 6, 2018, 6:00 PM at ASU Tickets Required for 3rd Annual Community Fall Dance
Buffet Dinner by Daniel Boone Inn, Beer or Wine, & 6 Piece Live Band-Lucky Strikes!
at ASU Plemmons Student Union Grandfather Mountain Ballroom
18 yrs old or older - Tickets are $25 in Advance & $30 at the Door
Call Karen Trefz at 828-262-2942 for more information

Sunday, October 14, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM - This year’s Hardlox Jewish Food & Heritage Festival
in Ashveville at Pack Square, Which is in Asheville’s Downtown Area

* Sisterhood Meetings

CANCELED Sunday, October 21, at 1:00 PM 

Mahjong Wednesdays from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Join Sisterhood for $18.00 & Play for $2.00 Per Day You Play

* Hebrew School & Maimonides Classes

Chuck Lieberman Leading Hebrew & Men’s Pirkei Avot Class & Women's Maimonides Class
Tuesdays – 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Beginners 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Intermediate & Advanced
Thursdays – 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Intermediate & Advanced
Shachrit Service, Thursdays, at 6:00 AM -Tefillin Provided - Led By Chuck Lieberman

Sunday, October 21, from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM – Conversational Hebrew at the Temple
Taught by Rachel Shinnar

Wednesday, October 24, at 10:00 AM – Women’s Maimonides Class

Thursday, October 25, at 7:00 PM – Men’s Maimonides Class

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* Hillel Leads Services, again next Fri., Sept 28, at 6:00 pm. There will be a Dairy Potluck Supper
Following the service. The Temple provides the Vegetarian Pizza. Please bring a dairy/pareve
green or other salad or dessert to share & join us for their lovely Shabbat Service.

* On Tues., October 2, 2018, 7:00 pm At ASU there will be a talk given by Auschwitz Survivor
Dr. Susan Cernyak-Spatz titled: In Conversation at ASU. Dr. Spatz will take questions from the
Audience. This talk takes place at Plemmons Student Union, Room 201 B,
Table Rock (Blueridge Ballroom), on the ASU campus.

* The Sisterhood meeting for September is now In Banner Elk on Sunday, Sept 30, at 1pm
Sisterhood will be meeting at Banner Elk Oil & Balsamics, 155 Banner Rd. SW.
Erika Siegel will provide us with tastings & recipes.

* On Saturday, October 6, at 6pm, At ASU there is a dinner/dance with beer & wine at ASU &
is Co Sponsored by Sandi Solomon.  Call Karen Trefz at (828) 262-2942 for more information.
Tickets are $25 in advance & $30 at the door. The dinner is provided by the Daniel Boone Inn
& the music is by The Lucky Strikes. Flyers with more information are in the social hall.

* Shabbat Service Schedule September 2018

Friday, September 7, at 7:00 PM - Rabbi Roberts Leads
Saturday, September 8, at 12 Noon, Shabbat Torah Dairy Potluck Lunch & Learn
Please Bring Dairy/ Pareve Food To Share
Topic: Becoming Familiar with our New Machzorim (High Holy Days Prayer Books)
Friday, September 14, at 7:00 PM – Shabbat Shuva Sisterhood Leads Services
            Followed by an Oneg Provided by the Sisterhood Members
Friday, September 21, at 7:00 PM
Friday, September 28, at 6:00 PM - Hillel Students Lead Services Followed
by a Non Dairy Potluck Supper
Please bring a Non Dairy/Pareve Side Dish or Dessert to Share
The Temple Will Provide the Chicken

* High Holiday Service Schedule
Sunday, Sept. 9, at 7:30 pm Erev Rosh Hashanah Service
Monday, Sept. 10, at 10:00 am Rosh Hashanah Day Service
Friday, Sept. 14, at 7:00 pm Shabbat Shuva Service Led By Sisterhood
            Oneg Provided by Sisterhood
Tues., Sept. 18, at 7:30 pm Erev Yom Kippur - Kol Nidre Service
Wed., Sept. 19, at 9:30 am Yom Kippur Day Service
Wed., Sept. 19, at 3:00 pm Mincha Service
Wed., Sept. 19, at 5:00 pm Yiskor/N’eelah Service
The Temple Provides Dairy/Pareve Break-The-Fast Following Services
Feel Free to Bring Dairy/Pareve Dessert or Side Dish to Share

* Sisterhood Meetings
Sunday, Sept 30, at 1 PM -  Meet in Banner Elk for Oil Tasting Provided by Erika Siegel
Meet at Banner Elk Olive Oil & Balsamics-Erika Leads as She Provides Tastings & Recipes
on New Ways to Use Oils & Vinegars. **MEET AT 155 Banner Rd. SW, Banner Elk, NC
Mahjong Wednesdays from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Join Sisterhood for $18.00 & Play for $2.00 Per Day You Play
There will NOT be Mahjong on September 12 & September 19

* Hebrew School
Chuck Lieberman Leading Hebrew & Thursday, August 20, 7:00 PM – Men’s Pirkei Avot Class
Tuesdays – 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Beginners 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Intermediate & Advanced
Thursdays – 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Intermediate & Advanced
Shachrit Service, Thursdays, at 6:00 AM -Tefillin Provided - Led By Chuck Lieberman 


* August Events 2018

Saturday, August 25, at 7:00pm - SOCK HOP FUNDRAISER! At ASU
             By the Center For Judaic Holocaust & Peace Studies
             RSVP By 8/15 For Tickets – Please Contact 
             Michelle Hill at 828-262-2311
             or Susan Ratner at 305-798-4800
             For Beech Mtn & Sugar Mtn Bus Information,
             Please Contact Bobbie Solar at 828-387-2698

Sunday, August 26, at 10:00 am – Annual Temple Congregational Meeting!
                                                         At the Temple of the High Country
                            Vote for Officers & Board Members - Annual Financial Report & More


* Sisterhood Meetings

Sunday, August 19, at 1:00pm – Sisterhood Meeting
                       The Program Will Include Storyteller ReVonda Crow

Mahjong Wednesdays from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Join Sisterhood for $18.00 & Play for $2.00 Per Day You Play


* Board of Director's Meeting

Sunday, August 12, at 10:00 am

* Hebrew School

Chuck Lieberman Leading Hebrew & Thursday, August 20, 7:00 PM – Men’s Pirkei Avot Class

Tuesdays – 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Beginners 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Intermediate & Advanced
Thursdays – 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Intermediate & Advanced

Shachrit Service, Thursdays, at 6:00 AM -Tefillin Provided - Led By Chuck Lieberman 

* July Shabbat Service Schedule 2018-5778

Friday, July 6, at 7:00 pm – Kurt Love Leads

Friday, July 13, at 7:00 pm – Rabbi Roberts Leads
Saturday, July 14, at 9:30 am – Rabbi Roberts Leads a Shabbat
     Torah Brunch & Learn in Beech Mtn.
    “The CORE Theological Belief Difference Between
    Jews & Christians: Original Sin”
    This takes place at the home of Darlene & Steve Wagner,
    114 Raven Road, Beech Mtn.
    Please RSVP to the Wagners at 828-387-4149 in order for them
    to provide the correct amount of food
Saturday, July 14, at 12:00 Noon – Rabbi Roberts Leads a Shabbat
   Torah Dairy Potluck Lunch & Learn
   Same Topic as Above-Please bring a Dairy/Pareve Dish to Share
   There will Not be a Regular Shabbat Service

Friday, July 20, at 7:00 pm – Medina Roy Leads

Friday, July 27, at 7:00 pm – Rabbi Roberts Leads Shabbat Service
Saturday, July 28, at 10:30 am – Rabbi Roberts Leads Service & Baby Naming
      Please Check our Web Site & Emails
      as we Update What Will Follow the Service
     (Either Extended Kiddush or Potluck Lunch & Torah)

Friday, August 3, at 7:00pm

* Board of Directors' Meeting

Sunday, July 8, at 10:00 am

* July Events

Saturday, July 14, NON-EVENT Drawing! A Surprise will be
     Awarded to the Sender of One
     Randomly Selected Response Card

Sunday, July 22, from 10:00 am until 11:30 am at the Temple
   Dr. Racelle Weiman Joins us Again for a Lively Lecture On
   “The Mosaic That Is The Mosaic People: Judaism & Jews”
11:30 am – Lunch will be Provided by the Center for Judaic,
     Holocaust & Peace Studies
    at the TOHC for Lecture Attendees

Saturday, July 21 until Thursday, July 26 – The 2018 Martin & Doris Rosen   
    Summer Symposium   
“Holocaust & Music”  
Takes Place on the ASU Campus in the Grandfather Ballroom 
Plemmons Student Union Unless Otherwise Noted on Their Website

* Sisterhood Meetings

Sunday, July 15, at 12:00 Noon – Sisterhood Meeting – Welcome Home
     Dairy/Pareve Covered Dish Luncheon!
     A Covered Dish Luncheon with a Garden Party Theme at the Temple
     RSVP Sandy Drobner 828-295-0227
     About Food Items Needed
    Hats or Flowers in Your Hair are Welcome/Encouraged, but Optional

Mahjong Wednesdays from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM - NO MAHJONG ON Wed., JULY 4TH
Join Sisterhood for $18.00 & Play for $2.00 Per Day You Play

* Hebrew School

Chuck Lieberman Leading Hebrew - No Hebrew Classes the First 2 Weeks in July

Tuesdays – 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Beginners
      5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Intermediate & Advanced
Thursdays – 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Intermediate & Advanced

Shachrit Service, Thursdays, at 6:00 AM -Tefillin Provided - Led By Chuck Lieberman

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT SERVICES AND EVENTS!

* June Shabbat Service Schedule 2018-5778

* June Shabbat Service Schedule 2018-5778

Friday, June 1, at 7:00 pm

Friday, June, 8, at 7:00 pm

Friday, June 15, at 7:00 pm

Friday, June 22, Time & Venue TBD - Shabbark Shalom Led by Rabbi Roberts
BRING YOUR PETS!
The service will focus on the importance of our pets to our well-being
Please join us, even if you don't have a pet!

Saturday, June 23, at 10:30 am - Lay Torah Reading & Extended Kiddush
Members of the Congregation will be reading from the Torah
There will be a brunch following the Shabbat Service

Friday, June 29, at 7:00 pm

* June Events

Sunday, June 3, from 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm – At the Temple, Congregation Member,
Karen Sabo, will do a staged reading with script in hand of a one act play by her
husband, Derek Davidson. Furrow, is about a Jewish Actress and what is at stake
for her as she explains her artistic & family situation to a new sub while getting
ready to participate in the play, “A Christmas Carol”

Friday, June 22, Time & VenueTBD - Shabbark Shalom Led by Rabbi Roberts
BRING YOUR PETS!
The service will focus on the importance of our pets to our well-being
Please join us, even if you don't have a pet!

Saturday, June 23, at 10:30 am - Lay Torah Reading & Extended Kiddush
Members of the Congregation will be reading from the Torah
There will be a brunch following the Shabbat Service

* Board of Directors' Meeting

Sunday, June 10, at 7:00 pm

* Sisterhood Meetings

Sunday, June 3, at 1:00 pm until 1:30 pm – Sisterhood Meeting
Sunday, June 3, from 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm – At the Temple, Congregation Member,
Karen Sabo, will do a staged reading with script in hand of a one act play by her
husband, Derek Davidson. Furrow, is about a Jewish Actress and what is at stake
for her as she explains her artistic & family situation to a new trainee while getting
ready to participate in the play, “A Christmas Carol”

Mahjong Wednesdays from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Join Sisterhood for $18.00 & Play for $2.00 Per Day You Play

*Hebrew School

Chuck Lieberman Leading Hebrew and
Tuesdays – 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Beginners
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Intermediate & Advanced
Thursdays – 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Intermediate & Advanced

Shachrit Service, Thursdays at 6:00am-Tefillin Provided

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT SERVICES AND EVENTS!

May 2018 Services & Events

Friday May 4, at 6:00 pm Hillel Students lead services followed by a
Non - Dairy Potluck Supper
Please bring a non-dairy/pareve side dish or dessert to share
The Temple will Provide the Chicken -
Assistance with set up & cleanup is always appreciated

Friday, May 11, at 7:00 pm - Shabbat Service

Friday, May 18, 9:30 am - Pre Shavuot Landscaping Communal Mitzvah Project at TOHC
                                           Helping? Then Please RSVP TOHC

Friday, May 18, 7:00 pm - Shabbat Service Led by Rabbi Roberts

Saturday, May 19, 10-10:45 am - Pre-Shavuot Torah L’shamah Study
                                                                  Study Book of Ruth
                                                                 Led by Rabbi Roberts

                               10:45-11:00 Kiddush & Schmooze
                               11:00-11:45 Pirket Avot

Saturday, May 19, 7:00 pm Shavuot Eve Service, Shavuot Eve Pgm.- Movie: Exodus
                                                        Bring Dairy Dessert to Share After Service

Sunday, May 20, 10:00 am Shavuot Gathering & Yizkor Led by Rabbi Roberts
                                     Meet at Bass Lake for a Stroll & Yizkor Service
                                                          Yes, You Can Bring Your Dog!

Friday, May 25, at 7:00 pm - Shabbat Service

APRIL 2018 Shabbat Services and Events

April Service Schedule 2018-5778

Friday, April 6, at 7:00 PM

Friday, April 13, at 6:00 PM - Hillel Students lead services followed by a Non - Dairy Potluck Supper
Please bring a non-dairy/pareve side dish or dessert to share
The Temple will Provide the Chicken - Assistance with set up & cleanup is always appreciated

Friday, April 20, at 7:00 PM – Rabbi Roberts Leads – In Honor of Israel’s 70th Anniversary

Saturday, April 21, at 10:30 AM – Rabbi Roberts Leads
12:30 PM – Followed by a Lunch & Learn with an Israeli Theme

Friday, April 27, at 7:00 PM


April Events

Thursday, April 12, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM - Yom HaShoah – There will be a Reading of Names on the ASU Campus
At the Outside Square Between Belk Library & the Bookstore
(Or In Belk Library Entry Foyer if it Rains)

To sign up to read names call 828-262.2311

Thursday, April 12, at 6:30 PM – Hillel Leads a Yom HaShoah Memorial Service at the Temple

Saturday, April 21, at 12:30 PM – Rabbi Roberts Leads a Lunch & Learn with an Israeli Theme
to Celebrate Israel’s 70th Anniversary

Board of Directors Meeting

Sunday, April 8, at 10:00 AM

Sisterhood Meetings

Sunday, April 15, at 11:30 AM – Sisterhood Social in Restaurant Bistro Roca!
143 Wonderland TRL, Blowing Rock, NC
In the Back Room - RSVP preferred betsyanderson1003@gmail.com

Mahjong Wednesdays from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM-Join Sisterhood & play for $2.00 per day

Hebrew School

Chuck Lieberman Leading Hebrew and Shachrit Service, Thursdays at 6:00am-Tefillin Provided

Tuesdays – 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Beginners 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Advanced
Thursdays – 4:00 pm to 5:00 PM Intermediate 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Advanced 

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Shabbat Across America at TOHC
with Rabbi Roberts
Friday, March 9​,​ at 6:00​ PM​
Come Celebrate a Traditional Shabbat with Dinner and After-​d​​inner Singing
Hundreds of synagogues across the continent will take part in an historic national Jewish
event to celebrate what unifies all Jews — Shabbat!
​​ ​YOU MUST RSVP by ​4​ PM​,​ ​Tuesday, March ​6​, by contacting the Temple Office​ with your names​
​​ & amount of people in your group​ ​who are attending ​​t​​empleofthehighcountry@gmail.co​m​​
​​ ​(final food order must be place​d​)
​ ​Cost - $10 (Additional Donations Are Very Welcome) - pay at the door; Children under 13 - no charge
By participating in this continent wide event, you will not only have the opportunity
to experience Shabbat, but you will be sharing your experience with tens of thousands
of Jews across North America

​Saturday, ​March 10​,​ at 10:30 AM
Shabbat Across America Continues...
Learner's Minyan with Rabbi Roberts
What IS a Learner's Minyan? It is an opportunity with Rabbi Roberts
as he teaches us the meaning behind
the prayers we say week in and week out
This is an opportunity to familiarize and take ownership of your prayer experience​
This Shabbat Rabbi Roberts will focus on the Amidah

​Saturday, ​March 10​,​ at 12:30 PM
Shabbat Workshop (RSVP Required) - How to Lead a Friday Night Worship Service
This is an RSVP required event
Rabbi Roberts will spend a few hours working with you if you are willing to lead a Friday Night Service
He will provide a "cheat sheet" and go over it in details​ -​ NO HEBREW REQUIRED!
Brown Bag Lunch - RSVP required by 5 PM​,​ Thursday​,​ March 8​
Please RSVP to Temple Office​ templeofthehighcountry@gmail.com​

FEBRUARY 2018 - 5778 EVENTS

Monday, February 12, at 7:00pm in the ASU Belk Library, Room 114
The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies is hosting a public lecture
by Prof. Thomas Kuhne titled, “The Murderers Are Among Us.”
The lecture is about the images of, and inquiries into,
Holocaust perpetrators since the Third Reich.
The lecture takes place on Monday, February 12, at 7:00pm,
in the Belk Library, Room 114.
The lecture is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, February 28, at 6:00 PM  
Purim Pizza Party at the Temple!
We will celebrate with a Reading of the Megillah 
Hamentashen, Pizza & Soft Drinks will be provided by the Temple 

JANUARY 2018 - 5778  EVENTS

Alpha Epsilon Pi Event at Chipotle Restaurant
Monday, January 29, from 5:00 to 9:00pm - We are holding a fundraiser at
Chipotle RestaurantThis is an amazing opportunity, as well as a great way to demonstrate the strength of the Jewish community in Boone,
and as such, we would love if you and all the other members of the congregation would be able to join us! Fifty percent of Chipotle's proceeds will be donated to the Repair the World Fund (AEPi Gives Back), which is comprised of the following beneficiaries, among others: BBYO, B'nai B'rith International's Disaster Relief Program, Gift of Life Marrow Registry, Israel Children's Cancer Foundation, and the Birthright Israel Foundation.

At the Mabel United Methodist Church - Monday, January 15, at 7:00 pm
Martin Luther King Day event - Prayer for Peace
Representatives from several religions
offer prayers for peace from their faith’s perspective
The Junaluska Choir will perform 
Dessert and coffee are provided by the church after the special service
Come out and support, David Barnhill, the Temple's representative!

Address: 5932 Old US Hwy 421, Zionville, NC 28698
Phone: 828-297-1501

DECEMBER  2017 - 5778  EVENTS

Friday, December 15, at 7:00 PM CHANUKAH - Matt Silverberg will co-lead with
     Rabbi Roberts a "Sermon in Song" using all Chanukah melodies
    Come and join us for a lively
    Shabbat Chanukah Kabbalat Shabbat as we sing through Chanukah
    A "SufganiOneg" will follow services (Sufaniot 
    Sefardi tradition of fried donuts for Chanukah)

Saturday, December 16, from 9:30 AM until 10:30 AM - Torah Study 
    NO SHABBAT SERVICE
    We are having Torah Study Sufganiot (donuts) & Coffee
    We will study the portion of the week
    All invited and encouraged to attend - Bring donuts!!
    Your favorite flavor!

Saturday, December 16, at 5:30 PM LATKATHON CHANUKAH PARTY! 
   Please bring either
   Pre-cooked latkes or a dairy pareve side dish or salad to share
   Please also email Roey about what you are bringing to the party
   roeymendel@gmail.com

LOCAL EVENTS
Aug 2016
Aug 28 Picnic at the Farm
Location: Chuck and Eleanor Lieberman's Farm
Time: Sunday, August 28, at 1:00 PM
 

PICNIC AT SWINGING BRIDGE FARM

Summer’s end TOHC Fundraiser
When: 1:00 PM Sunday, August 28.
Rain or shine.
Where: 711 Old Glade Road 28618
(20 MINUTES FROM BOONE)
Hosts: Chuck and Eleanor Lieberman
Cost: $15 per person – payable to TOHC.
Pay at temple or farm.
The Day Will Include
Music: Bluegrass and Klezmer
Bonus: Free farm tour
Carpooling encouraged. Feel free to use the Temple parking lot for car pooling.
We’ll have hot dogs, chili, beans, coleslaw, iced tea, caffeine free diet coke, watermelon
Please feel free to BYOB. Sides and other desserts are welcome but not required.
RSVP –  eleanor.lieberman@gmail.com
Questions: 828 264 5738. 


May 2016
May 5 Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day)
Location: In Front of the Belk Library on ASU Campus
Time: 10am-6pm
More Info
 

Yom HaShoah 2016: Public Reading of Names of European Jews Murdered by the Germans and their Collaborators

To sign up to read: http://holocaust.appstate.edu/events/yom-hashoah-2016-public-reading-names-european-jews-murdered-germans-and-their-collaborators


Apr 2016
Apr 26 Benefit for the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies
Location: Jones House, Boone NC
Time: 7:30 PM
 

Si Kahn Concert to Benefit the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies


Sep 2015
Sep 17 Holocaust Survivor Talk
Location: ASU Belk Library, Room 114
Time: 7:00 PM
 

Holocaust survivor Susan Cernyak-Spatz will give a talk titled “Perpetrators Through the Eyes of the Victims”

Sponsored by The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies along with The Temple of the High Country


Jun 2015
Jun 28 Fund-Raiser at the Winery
Location: Banner Elk Winery
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 PM
 

Wine, Hors’doeuvres, & Music

See all information on our Home Page


Mar 2015
Mar 25 Speech - "Combating Anti-Semitism"
Location: ASU Belk Library, Room 114
Time: 7:00 PM
 

The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies announces Rabbi Andrew Baker as part of its Spring Semester Forum Speaker series. 

 

Mar 23 Captain Avner Even-Zohar
Location: ASU Belk Library Room 114
Time: 7-9pm
 

We welcome speaker Captain Avner Even-Zohar to Boone as he gives a lecture and Q/A session in the Belk Library on ASU campus.  He will be speaking on the issue of LGBT Liberation in Israel and the Middle East.  This event is free and open to the public.

Mar 9 ReDeux Boutique Wine & Cheese Reception
Location: Re Deux Boutique: 215 Boone Heights Drive; Boone, NC
Time: 4-7pm
 

Come get your spring wardrobe in a festive atmosphere.  Proceeds go to the Temple of the High Country and The Women's Fund of the Blue Ridge. $5 entry fee covers wine and light hors d’oeuvres.  Please RSVP.  Snow date March 16th.


Feb 2015
Feb 23 Center Speaker Series - Dr. Charles Sydnor
Location: ASU Belk Library, Room 42
Time: 7:00 PM
 

Dr. Charles Sydnor will be speaking on the historian's role in the trials of Nazi war criminals.

For more information, go to the Center's website:

http://holocaust.appstate.edu/events


Sep 2014
Sep 19 Hillel Potluck
Time: 7pm
 

We will have Shabbat service at 6pm, led by ASU Hillel students.  The potluck will follow directly afterwards at 7pm.  The Temple will provide the main course of chicken and we ask for anyone attending the potluck to bring a side dish or dessert to share. 


Aug 2014
Aug 23 Kruger Brothers Concert
Location: ASU Rosen Concert Hall
Time: 7:30pm
More Info
 

Kruger Brothers Concert on ASU Campus is a major fundraising event for the Temple.  General tickets are $25 and VIP tickets are $75.  

TEMPLE OF HIGH COUNTRY
Jan 2017
Jan 1 – Apr 30 Events In January, February, March and April
Time: tbd
 

Sunday, February 11, at night - Tu B’Shevat/New Year for Trees Celebration at the Temple of the High Country-Schaefer Jewish Community Center
We will have a Havdalah Service, Klezmer Dancing, and Pizza. Polish up those dancing shoes!

March, 3 - Shabbat Across America Event-Family Style Dinner at the TOHC-Schaefer Jewish Community Center
Look for more information in future emails

Saturday, March 11- Purim Celebration at Night at the TOHC-Schaefer Jewish Community Center


SAVE THE DATE ! April 11, 2017 at the TOHC- Schaefer Jewish Community Center Seder
Once again, the Temple will be hosting a Seder for congregants and guests
More information will be coming and we hope you plan to join us!

 


Nov 2016
Nov 13 Sisterhood Meeting
Time: 1:00 PM
 

Art Program


Oct 2016
Oct 30 – Oct 31 Sisterhood Meeting
Time: 1:00
 

Tzedakah allocations will be decided. AND, our own Carol Ann Mitchell, ANP and GPN, will present a wellness program. With cold and flu season upon us, we can use all the advice we can get. 

Oct 23 Simchat Torah - Celebrate the Torah
Time: 7:00 PM
 

Let's celebrate the Torah with a Party! There will be Israeli and Klezmer dancing and yummy desserts provided by TOHC.

Oct 16 Succot
Time: 5:00
 

Succot observances with pot-luck dairy dinner in the succah. Please bring a dairy dish or dessert  to share.


Sep 2016
Sep 4 – Sep 5 Labor Day Weekend Fund Raiser “Only Good Stuff Yard Sale”
Location: Temple of the High Country
Time: Labor Day Weekend Fund Raiser “Only Good Stuff Yard Sale” Sunday, Sept. 4, from 12-5pm and Monday Sept. 5, from 9-5pm
 

Labor Day Weekend Fund Raiser “Only Good Stuff Yard Sale”
Sunday, Sept. 4, from 12-5pm and Monday Sept. 5, from 9-5pm.
Save your gently used clean items. No Clothing & No TV’s please.
A date for bringing items to the Temple & more information will be in future emails.


Aug 2016
Aug 28 Annual Temple Meeting - Reports and Board Member Elections
Location: Temple of the High Country
Time: Sunday, August 28, from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM
 

Hear reports and cast your votes for the new Board of Directors and new Board members.


Jul 2016
Jul 16 Special Service and Potluck Dairy/Pareve Luncheon to Honor our Volunteers
Location: Temple of the High Country
Time: Saturday, July 16, After 10:30 AM Services
 

There will be a special servive and dairy/pareve Potluck Luncheon to honor our Temple of the High Country volunteers. Join us to honor the folks who give of their time, energy, and spirit.  If you have ever volunteered at the Temple, please feel free to participate in this special event.

Jul 10 Sisterhood Meeting
Time: Sunday, July 10, at 12:00 PM
 

New time for this Sisterhood Meeting

12:00 Noon- Join us for a Dairy/Pareve Potluck Luncheon !

Jul 8 Meet and Greet Welcome Back and Welcome New Members
Location: Temple of the High Country
Time: Friday, July 8, at 6:30 PM
 

There will be a Meet and Greet to welcome back all of our summer/fall congregants as well as welcoming our new temple members.


Jun 2016
Jun 12 Shavuot "Stroll" around Bass Lake
Location: Bass Lake Parking Lot
Time: Sunday, 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM
 

Shavuot "Stroll" around Bass Lake. We will meet in the parking lot.  The stroll will include a short Yizkor Service.

 **In case of inclement weather, we will meet at the Temple**

Jun 11 Shavuot Eve Program-Movie-Dessert Potluck
Location: Temple
Time: Saturday 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM
 

 Movie Night, Gentlemen's Agreement, Shavuot Evening Service, and              Dairy/ Pareve Dessert Potluck 


Apr 2016
Apr 23 TOHC Community Seder
Time: 5:30
 

TOHC is hosting our annual Community Seder on April 23rd 2016.  RSVPs required by April 18th.  RSVP forms and menus available in the Temple Lobby or by contacting the Temple office. 

Apr 17 Sisterhood Seder
Time: 12:00
 

Join us for Sisterhood's Annual Women's Seder, lead this year by Carol Ann Mitchell, Nancy Dennet, and Rosemary Horowitz. 

Please notify Rosemary Horowitz (TOHCsisterhood@gmail.com) or Adrienne Finkel (Adrienne.finkel@gmail.com) about what you will bring. If you wish to help set up or clean up contact Nancy Dennett (NRDennett@gmail.com) or Zodie Powers (zoshea@aol.com). 


Mar 2016
Mar 26 TOHC 3rd Annual Purim Party
Time: 7pm
 

Come celebrate Purim at TOHC!


Dec 2015
Dec 11 Chanukah Service & Party
Time: 6pm
Dec 4 Hillel Service & Potluck
Time: 6pm
 

ASU Hillel Students will lead service, afterwards we will be hosting a Potluck Dinner. Show your support of these amazing students by attending and bringing a non-dairy side dish, salad or dessert to share! 


Nov 2015
Nov 15 Sisterhood Meeting: "Boosting Your Immune System in the Winter Months".
Location: Temple
Time: 1:00 PM
 

Dr. Carol Ann Mitchel, ANP & GNP, will present a wellness program entitled, "Qigong Plus: Boosting Your Immune System in the Winter Months". Carol Ann is a nurse practitioner, specializing in rehabilitation, geriatrics, and older adult fitness.
She is also a yoga and Tai Chi instructor. She will also be giving us a short demo of Tai Chi so wear comfortable clothes.


Oct 2015
Oct 17 Lunch n' Learn
 

Lunch n' Learn is held directly after the morning service which starts at 10:30am.  The topic of the Lunch n’ Learn will be “The Story of Noah – Disasters in the Bible, what we can learn”. If you plan to attend the Lunch n’ Learn, please bring a bagged lunch.

Oct 11 Sisterhood Meeting
Time: 1pm
 

Dr. Thomas Pegelow Kaplan, Director of the ASU Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies will be our guest speaker.


Sep 2015
Sep 20 Sisterhood & Brotherhood Meeting
Time: 11am
 

Lecture from Professor Lillian Goudas, on the topic, ‘Monuments, Degenerate Art, & Nazi Loot’.

Sep 19 Lunch n' Learn
 

After the Saturday morning service Rabbi Roberts will lead Lunch n' Learn. The topic is How do I choose what I observe? – A Jewish Decision Tree around Illness and Death. If you plan to attend, please bring a non-meat dish to share. 

Sep 12 Lunch n' Learn
 

After the Saturday morning service Rabbi Roberts will lead Lunch n' Learn.  The topic is Yom Kippur - Ritual and Liturgy.  If you plan to attend, please bring a non-meat dish to share. 


Aug 2015
Aug 23 – Aug 29 Summer Intensive with Rabbi Roberts
 

A series of lectures and activities with Rabbi Roberts. 

Aug 22 Burning the Mortgage! Linville Dinner & Dance
Location: Linville Ridge Country Club
Time: 6pm
 

Celebration to Burn the Mortgage with a special tribute to Bonnie & Jamie Schaefer.  This event will take place at Linville Country Club.  Tickets are $125/person.  Please contact the Temple (828.266.9777) for an invitation. 

Aug 16 Sisterhood Meeting
Time: 1pm
 

Annual Sisterhood Meeting to vote on new officers.

Aug 9 Brotherhood Meeting
Time: 2pm
 

Play poker at this brotherhood meeting!

Aug 2 Ruth Etkin Memorial Service
Time: 4pm
 

Memorial Service for the late great Ruth Etkin.


Jul 2015
Jul 19 Brotherhood Cook Out
Time: 4:30pm
 

July Brotherhood Meeting is a Cookout!  RSVPs required. 

Jul 19 Sisterhood Meeting
Time: 1pm
 

July Sisterhood Meeting

Jul 13 Choir Rehearsal
Time: 10am
 

First Choir Meeting of the year!

Jul 12 Jewish History & Religion Lecture
Time: 9:30am
 

Dr. Sibelman will present a lecture on the topic of Jewish History & Religion.

Jul 12 The Denim King Preview
Time: 7pm
 

Dr. Janet Barton Speer, Artistic Director of Lees McRae Summer Theatre will be here to discuss the upcoming play, The Denim King.

Jul 11 Schaefer & Adler B'Not Mitzvah
Time: 10:30am
 

B'Not Mitzvah of Jamie Schaefer & Judy Adler!  Service will be conducted by Rabbi Dan Levin.  


Jun 2015
Jun 21 Sisterhood & Brotherhood Meeting
Time: 11am
 

A joint Brotherhood and Sisterhood Pancake Breakfast and social time. 


May 2015
May 17 Sisterhood Meeting
Time: 1:00
 

Israeli artist will speak.


Apr 2015
Apr 26 Sisterhood Meeting
Time: 1:00
 

"Aromatherapy"  presented by Petie McGuire

Apr 15 Yom HaShoah Memorial
Location: TOHC
Time: 7:00 PM
 

We will commemorate the Holocaust on this traditional Remembrance Day with a service and a Survivor as the speaker.   Dr. Simon Sibelman will be conducting the ceremonies.

Apr 4 TOHC Community Passover Seder
Time: 5:30pm
 

Join us for our Community Passover Seder at TOHC. RSVP Required, please click the link above ("TOHC Community Passover Seder") more information.   


Mar 2015
Mar 29 Sisterhood Seder
Time: 1:00
 

Please RSVP, by Monday, March 23rd, to Jody Sloan,JodySloan3@gmail.com , with what you would like to contribute.

We will need the following items:

Horseradish & parsley
Hard boiled eggs
A few oranges
Egg Salad
Chopped Liver
Various lunch salads
Fruit salad
Any dessert appropriate for Passover


Feb 2015
Feb 15 Sisterhood Meeting
Time: 12:15 (note time change)
 

Book Discussion  -  We will be discussing A Simple Story by A.G. Agnon.  Please join us even if you have not read the book.


Jan 2015
Jan 18 Sisterhood Meeting
Time: 1pm
 

The Program for this event has been changed.  Our Aromatherapy Event has been cancelled.  Instead, Nancy D. will lead the program with questions to stimulate conversation and story telling.  The Sisterhood has fun regardless of the event, so come on out!

Jan 17 Trivia Night
Time: 7pm
 

Come for a Fun Night of Trivia games.   This is open to the whole community, so bring your friends and  join us for the fun!  Prizes will be awarded.  There is an entry fee of $10/person.

Yummy  desserts will be served.

If there is inclement weather , the snow date is the next Saturday, January 24th at 7pm.

Jan 17 Intro to Judaism Course
Time: 12:30pm
 

Session of the Intro to Judaism Course


Dec 2014
Dec 28 Brotherhood Meeting
Time: 10am
 

Brotherhood Meeting.  Bagels and Lox will be served.

Dec 20 Intro to Judaism Course
Time: 12:30pm
 

Starting at 12:30pm, will be the next session of the Intro to Judaism Class. Everyone is welcome to join the Intro to Judaism Class from 12:30-2pm, the session from 2-3:30pm is only for individuals that have met with Rabbi Roberts personally. 

Dec 19 Chanukah Party
Time: 6 PM
 

Latke Dinner  -

Please bring a dairy dish to share for our Latke Dinner.

The Shabbat Service  will start at 6pm and the party/dinner will start at 7pm.

Bring a menorah, if you would like,  and come celebrate Chanukah with us! 

Dec 14 Sisterhood Meeting
Location: Temple
Time: 12:00
 

Annual Chanukah party and gift exchange

Dec 5 Hillel Potluck
Time: 7pm
 

On Fri. December 5th we will have ASU Hillel Students leading the service starting at 6pm. After the service, starting at 7pm, there will be a potluck. The Temple will provide the main course of chicken. If you plan to attend the potluck please bring a non-dairy dish to share.


Nov 2014
Nov 23 Brotherhood Meeting - Cancelled
 

This meeting has been CANCELLED

Nov 22 Intro to Judaism Course
Time: 12:30pm
 

The next session of the Intro to Judaism Course, from 12:30-2pm.  Rabbi Roberts will be leading services before the class, starting at 10:30am.  The service will be followed by a dairy potluck, and then the class will begin at 12:30pm. 

Nov 14 Hillel Potluck
Time: 7pm
 

Shabbat Service will be led by ASU Hillel Students at 6pm, followed by the potluck at 7pm.   The Temple will provide the main dish of chicken  If you plan to attend, please bring a non-dairy side dish, salad or dessert to share.  

Nov 9 Sisterhood Meeting
Time: 1pm
 

We will have speaker, Lynn Gilbert, PA from OrthoCarolina, to talk about osteoporosis and arthritis. 


Oct 2014
Oct 26 Joint Brotherhood/Sisterhood Meeting
Time: 10:00 AM
 

Speaker -  Dr. Simon Sibelman 

Oct 25 Intro to Judaism Course
Time: 12:30pm
 

This session of the Intro to Judaism Course will start after the 10:30am service, and there will be a lunch potluck between events.  

Oct 10 Celebrating Sukkot
Time: 6:00 PM
 

Celebrating Sukkot!  Service at 6pm led by ASU Hillel.  Potluck at 7pm, if you plan to attend, please bring a side dish, salad or dessert to share.  

Oct 5 Intro to Judaism Course
Time: 12:30pm
 

A session of the Intro to Judaism Course. 


Sep 2014
Sep 14 Brotherhood Meeting
 

A light breakfast will be served at 9:30am and the meeting will begin at 10am.

Sep 7 Sept. Sisterhood Mtg
Location: Lieberman's Farm
Time: 11:30
 

Tour of Lieberman's Farm in Deep Gap


Aug 2014
Aug 31 Annual Temple Meeting
Time: 10 am
 

Annual meeting to  elect  board members and officers and discuss important  issues. 

Aug 24 Brotherhood Meeting
Time: 9:30 AM
 

 Brotherhood meeting with Rabbi Roberts as the speaker and bagels and lox breakfast

Aug 17 Sisterhood Meeting
Time: 1:00 PM
 

Bingo Fundraiser -  Come for fun and help raise a little money

Please bring white elephant prizes that are no bigger than a bread box. There will be a small charge for the Bingo cards. 


Jul 2014
Jul 19 Sisterhood Meeting
Time: 11:30
 

Farm Tour and Lunch at Leiberman's Farm 

Jul 13 Jewish History & Religion
Location: Temple of the High Country
Time: 9:45am - 11:45am
 

Dr. Simon Sibelman, from ASU's Center for Judaic, Holocaust & Peace Studies, will lead a lecture on 'Jewish History & Religion'

Jul 11 Rabbi Dan Levin - Shabbat Service
Time: 7:00 PM
 

Rabbi Dan Levin from Boca Raton will officiate our Friday evening services starting at 7:00 PM on July 11.


Jun 2014
Jun 29 Sisterhood Meeting
Time: 12:00
 

Sisterhood Welcome Back Tea

“History and Traditions of Names in Jewish Life” presented by Ruth Etkin. Please share your favorite dish at our meatless luncheon.

Jun 22 First Brotherhood meeting
Time: 9:30 AM
 

This will be the initial meeting of the new Brotherhood. Please come and help us organize, along with lox and bagels. We will also have an informative program.

RSVP to Skip Rackmill, skip.rackmill@gmail.com , or (828) 355-9303 by June18th.


May 2014
May 4 CPR - Sisterhood May Meeting
Time: 1:00 PM
 

Come learn CPR and how to use a Defribralator.  The Sisterhood is sponsoring this event for all Temple members.

May 2 Hillel Pot-Luck Dinner and Services
Time: 6:00 PM
 

6:00 Services (note special time) followed by a pot-luck dinner to celebrate the end of the semester for the Hillel students.  Temple will provide chicken and congregants are asked to bring a non-dairy side dish or dessert.


Apr 2014
Apr 27 Yom Hashoah Commemoration
Location: Temple of the High Country
Time: TBD
 

In conjunction with the ASU Center for Holcaust, Judaic and Peace Studies, the Temple will host a commemorative event in observance of Yom Hashoah. More details to follow.

Apr 15 Temple Community Seder
Time: TBD
 

The Temple will host the Annual Community Seder.

More details to follow.

Apr 6 Sisterhood Seder - April
Time: 12:00
 

This is our Annual Sisterhood Seder - a very popular and inspiring event.


Mar 2014
Mar 22 Purim Costume Party for Adults
Time: 7:00 PM
 

Join us for a fun, social evening with good food, drink, music 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. I

If you plan to attend please RSVP by emailing Renee@templeofthehighcountry.org or by calling the Temple office at 828-266-9777

Mar 9 Sisterhood Meeting
Time: 1:00 PM
 

Come learn how to bake Hamentachen.  We'll be baking for the upcoming Purim Party and for your own eating pleasure.


Feb 2014
Feb 16 Temple of the High Country Sunday School Program
Location: Temple of the High Country
Time: 3:00-5:00
 


Children of all ages are invited to take part in the Temple of the High
Country Sunday school program. We will meet Sunday, February 16th, the theme
will be "Ve-Adarta Pney Zaken." We will learn about this important idea and
make cards for grandparents and some of the elderly residents in our
community who may be far from family.

For future dates and more information please contact Rachel Shinnar at shinnarrs@appstate.edu or 828-406-0516


Jan 2014
Jan 26 Temple of the High Country Sunday School Program
Location: Temple of the High Country
Time: 3:00-5:00
 

Children of all ages are invited to take part in the Temple of the High Country Sunday school program. We will meet Sunday, January 26th to talk about Tu-Bishvat, play games and create some decorations for your trees on their birthday. In February we will meet Sunday the 16th, the theme is yet to be determined. for future dates and more information please contact Rachel Shinnar at shinnarrs@appstate.edu or 828-406-0516
 


Sep 2013
Sep 22 CELEBRATING SUKKOT
Location: Temple of the High Country
 



This year, the TOHC will be celebrating Sukkot on Sunday, September 22, at 4:30 pm. The short service will be in the sukkah and the afternoon will conclude with a dairy covered dish to share.  We will also be celebrating the return of our Hillel students to ASU.

Sep 22 Sisterhood Meeting
Time: 2:00 PM
 

Crystal Kelly, of the Children's Council, will give us an update on the programs they have and how we can help.

 

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