Welcome to Temple of the High Country
Schaefer Jewish Community Center
SHABBAT ONLINE SERVICES 2020
We are very pleased to inform you, every Friday we conduct online
services at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom
Zoom information will be emailed to current group email list
Schedule of service leaders is below
It is advisable that you begin to sign on to Zoom about 5-10 minutes
prior to the service in order to be online when the leader begins
If you do not have a Torah in your home, you can go online and
download this week’s portion at the Reform Judaism website:
Scroll Down for Online Siddur/Prayerbook Information
Online Shabbat Prayer Books/Siddurs
Mishkan T'filah for Shabbat - Central Conference of American Rabbis
Weekly Friday Evening & Saturday Programs All Online Via Zoom
Zoom Link Details Will Be Forwarded to You in Emails
Optional Candle Lighting, Kiddush, & Social Time Included
Friday, December 4 at 6:00 p.m. - Shabbat Service – Dr. Henry Hyman
Leads Parsha Vayishlach,
Online via Zoom
Have a Happy & Healthy Chanukah!
Friday, December 11 at 6:00 p.m. - Shabbat Service - Rabbi Roberts
Leads Parsha Vayeshev, Online via Zoom
Saturday, December 12
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - Rabbi Roberts Leads Torah Study,
Online via Zoom
Topic: What Are The Books of the Maccabbees &
Why They Are Not “Jewish”?
Noon - Rabbi Roberts Leads a Lunch & Learn
Topic: Chanukah - A Miracle or a Revolution?
What Our Liturgy & Sacred Text Tell Us
Friday, December 18 at 6:00 p.m. - Shabbat Service - Leader TBD Leads
Parsha Miketz, Online via Zoom
Friday, December 25 at 6:00 p.m. - Shabbat Service - Leader TBD, Leads
Parsha Vayigash, Online via Zoom
Friday, January 1 at 6:00 p.m. - Shabbat Service - Chuck Lieberman Leads
ParshaVayechi, Online via Zoom
Most Thursday Mornings at 6:00 a.m. - Shachrit Service at the TOHC
Contact Chuck Lieberman for details (828) 964-2030
The service is brief and a wonderful way to start the day!
Putting on tfillan is optional
Wishing you and your loved ones safety & good health!
Board of Trustees Meeting
Monday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m.
Sisterhood will be meeting December 13 at 1:00 pm for a
Trivia Zoom session.
January 24, Sisterhood will have a book club meeting via Zoom.
Emails will be sent with more information.
Sisterhood Has a Well Stocked Gift Shop!
Chanukiahs/Menorahs & Chanukah Candles are for Sale
Please Call the Office First for Hours of Availability
Hebrew School & Bible Stories Classes Online Via Zoom
Contact Chuck Lieberman (828) 964-2030 for All Classes
Wednesday, Nov. Dec. 16 at 1:00 p.m. - Bible Sories Class
Topic: Plagues, Exodus 5:1 to 12:51; and on the Commandments, Exodus 18:1 to 20:23
Hebrew lessons via Zoom, from beginner-level
to the deeper nuances of prayerbook Hebrew, are
available by appointment with our very experienced teacher
Temple of the High Country
Schaefer Jewish Community Center
1043 West King Street, Boone, NC 28607
Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Click Here To Tour Our Temple!
If you are interested in the Czech Torah Scrolls taken during WWII, please go to the following website
Czech Memorial Scrolls Trust Web Page Further information can be seen on the website “Find Our Scrolls” Find Our Scrolls Web Page
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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.
*** Assistance will be provided if volunteers are available ***
The next few months may prove to be difficult, and we want you to know that as a member of our community, you are not alone.
You are never more than a phone call away from a friendly visit, phone call or provisions.
We are looking forward to seeing all of you again later this spring.
May you and your loved ones be blessed with good health!
RABBI STEPHEN ROBERTS
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
Proposed Dates Rabbi Roberts Will Be Leading Shabbat Services & Events in 2020 (5781)
The Following Will be Online Via Zoom
Please Check Your Emails Weekly for More Information
Friday, December 11 at 6:00 pm - Rabbi Roberts Conducts - Parsha Vayeshev
Saturday, December 12 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am - Rabbi Roberts Conducts Torah Study
Topic: What Are The Books of the Maccabbees & Why They Are Not “Jewish”?
Noon - Rabbi Roberts Conducts a Lunch & Learn
Topic: Chanukah - A Miracle or a Revolution? What Our Liturgy & Sacred Text Tell Us
Friday, January 15 at 6:00 - Rabbi Tentative for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Temple of the High Country 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.