Welcome to Temple of the High Country

Schaefer Jewish Community Center


                                 SHABBAT ONLINE GATHERINGS
   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
  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

                          Shabbat Services & Events Via Zoom 
                                                 (See Below)

                           Online Shabbat Prayer Books/Siddurs
Mishkan T'filah for Shabbat - Central Conference of American Rabbis


Weekly Friday Evening Services

Friday, June 5 at 6:00 p.m. - Blakely Lord Leads Parsha Naso,
                                                   Online via Zoom

Friday, June 12 at 6:00 p.m. - Rabbi Roberts Leads Parsha
                                                     Online via Zoom

Saturday, June 13 at 10:30 a.m. - Rabbi Roberts Leads
                                       Weekly Torah Study Parshat
                                       Beha’alotcha, Online via Zoom

                                     12:00 p.m. - Rabbi Roberts Leads 
                                      Lunch & Learn,  Online via Zoom.
                                      Topic: The Lord’s Prayer & Judaism:
 Rabbi Roberts Discusses Insights From
                                      His 125 Page Rabbinic Thesis on This Topic. 

                                     7:00 p.m.Movie Night – Join the rabbi
                                      the community for a very special  Zoom
                                      Movie Night (technology willing). 
                                      We will gather at 7:00 p.m. for drinks (BYOD).
                                      Around 7:15 p.m., Rabbi Roberts will show over
                                      Zoom, Streit's: Matzo and the American Dream
                                      The movie is just under 90 minutes. 
                                      After the movie we will schmooze about the
                                      movie in small groups. 

Friday, June 19 at 6:00 p.m. - Marisa Fernandez Leads Parsha Sh’lach,
                                                     Online via Zoom

Friday, June 26 at 6:00 p.m. - Blakely Lord Leads Parsha Korach,
                                                     Online via Zoom                       

Friday, July 3 at 6:00 p.m. - Rabbi Dan Levin Leads Parsha
                                                 Chukat-Balak -  Venue to be Decided
                                                 (Zoom or TOHC)        

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


Board of Directors Meeting
    Sunday, June 14 at 1:00 p.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 Via Skype or Zoom 
        Contact Chuck Lieberman (828) 964-2030 for All Classes
        Hebrew lessons via Zoom or Skype, 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

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
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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.

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 ***

  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!

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, 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.