Welcome to Temple of the High Country

Schaefer Jewish Community Center


We want to let you know that we will be cancelling all in-person Shabbat Services through April 2020.  Please see below & click on the web pages indicated for our online Shabbat services through Zoom  & if you want, links to the Torah portion are included as well.


We are very pleased to inform you that we will again be conducting Shabbat services via Zoom.  Each Friday that we conduct online services, we will post the link and leader name on the website.  It is advisable that you begin to sign on to Zoom about 10 to 15 minutes prior to the service in order to be online when the leader begins. 

Join Zoom Meeting
Click on the link below, follow the directions, & where instructed, give meeting ID & password:

Meeting ID: 

The Parsha for this week is Tzav.  If you do not have a Torah in your home, you can go online and download this week’s portion. 
Here are the links provided by,  https://reformjudaism.org/:

             Wishing you and your loved ones good health
                    and a Shabbat Shalom!

All other events planned to take place during March and April, including the Passover Seder and Mah Jongg, are cancelled as well.  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 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.

Board of Directors Meeting
       Sunday, April 12 at 10:00 a.m.

Sisterhood Meetings


Sisterhood Has a Well Stocked Gift Shop!
Please Call the Office First for Hours of Availability
at 828-266-9777 

Hebrew School Classes at the TOHC 
       Contact Chuck Lieberman (828) 964-2030 for All Classes
Cancelled During March 2020

       Tuesdays from 3:30 p.m.to 5:00 p.m. - Beginners Hebrew Class
       Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. 
       Intermediate & Advanced Hebrew Class

       (Bible Stories Classes for Women Resume in May)                                

  Temple of the High Country
 Schaefer Jewish Community Center

1043 West King Street, Boone, NC 28607

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2895, Boone, NC 28607

Office Hours

       Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.     

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
 Shalom Cloud
  Provides Better Synagogue Management at Lower Cost   www.shalomcloud.com 


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-Schaefer Jewish Community Center


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

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    (5780-5781)

The Following May be Online.  More Information Coming Soon.

Friday, May 8 at 6:00 p.m. - Shabbat Service 
Saturday, May 9 - Learner's Minyon - Lunch & Learn

Friday, June 12 at 6:00 p.m. - Shabbat Service 
Saturday, June 13 - Learner's Minyon - Lunch & Learn

Friday, July 10 at 6:00 p.m. - Shabbat Service 
Saturday, July 11 - Torah Meal & Learn (Beech Mtn.& Boone)

Friday, July 24 at 6:00 p.m. - Shabbat Service 
Saturday, July 25 - Learner's Minyon - Lunch & Learn

Friday, July 31 at 6:00 p.m. - Shabbat Service
Saturday, Aug.1 - Learner's Minyon - Lunch & Learn

Friday, Aug. 14 at 6:00 p.m. - Shabbat Service
Saturday, Aug. 15 - Torah Meal & Learn (Beech Mtn. & Boone)

Friday, Sept. 11 at 6:00 p.m. - Shabbat Service 
Saturday, Sept. 12 - Torah Meal & Learn (Beech Mtn. & Boone)
                                      Evening Selichot Service / Gathering

Friday, Sept. 18 - Erev Rosh Hashanah - Happy New Year!

Saturday, Sept. 19 - Rosh Hashanah Day 

Sunday, Sept. 27 - Erev Yom Kippur

Monday, Sept. 28 - Yom Kippur Day

Friday, Oct. 9 at 6:00 p.m. - Shabbat Service
Saturday, Oct. 10 - Learner's Minyon - Lunch & Learn
                                 Shemiini Aseret / Simchat Torah

Friday, Nov. 13 at 6:00 p.m. - Shabbat Service
Saturday, Nov.14 - Learner's Minyon - Lunch & Learn

Friday, Dec. 11 at 6:00 p.m. - Shabbat Service - Chanukah
Saturday, Dec. 12 - Learner's Minyon - Lunch & Learn

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.