Welcome to Temple of the High Country

Schaefer Jewish Community Center

     SHABBAT ONLINE & IN-PERSON SERVICES 2021-2022

                                                         

                Every Friday we conduct services at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom
& in-person with proof of vaccination-Masks are also required

Zoom Information will be emailed to our current group email list

                                             Schedule of services is below
You can review this week’s portion at the Reform Judaism website: https://reformjudaism.org/  

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

www.ccarnet.org or https://www.ccarnet.org/publications/mishkan-tfilah-for-shabbat/

Weekly Shabbat Services, Programs & Events
Warm up Shabbat with hot chocolate!      
The hot chocolate drink will be served 15 minutes prior to services and
during the oneg time.   We’ll warm up together on the cold winter Shabbat nights!
 
Friday, December 3 at 6:00 p.m. - Rabbi Alty Conducts a Kabbalat Shabbat
                                                            Service, Parsha Miketz

Most Thursday Mornings at 6:00 AM  - 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! Tfillan is optional

                             Chanuka Celebrations!       

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                                              FRIDAY, DEC. 3 at 5:00 p.m.  
               
Public Menorah Lighting at the Jones House in Downtown Boone

                                   First Annual Menorah Lighting in Boone
                        Be part of this historic Chanukah Candle Lighting!
                                The  6 Foot Tall Menorah is a replica of the 
                9/11 Solidarity Menorah used at the N.Y. World Trade Center 
                          designed by our own Bonnie & Michael Berkowicz
                                                                Music

*Walk or drive to the Temple afterwards to attend 6:00 pm Shabbat services at the Temple

     Sisterhood Meeting Via Zoom & In-person 
              
Sunday, December 5 at  1:00 p.m. - 
Chanukah Celebration!
             "White Eelephant Gift Grab Gift Exchange"  
                        
                                          
               Bring a $10 to $15 gift & watch it change hands one or more times!
               
MAHJONG Resumes in May 2022 
              Join Sisterhood for $18 & play 

             at the temple with masks & proof of vaccination on
              Wednesdays from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. for $2.00 per day

Hebrew School at the Temple
            Contact Chuck Lieberman (828) 964-2030 for All Classes
            Hebrew lessons from beginner-level
 to the deeper nuances of prayerbook Hebrew, are 
 available by appointment with our very experienced teacher

ASU  Center for Judaic, Holocaust & Peace Studies
           Newsletter https://www.cjhpsnewsletter.com/  
           *Free registration required for Zoom programs
           
 https://holocaust.appstate.edu/

Board of Trustees Meeting 
           Monday, December 20 at 7:00 p.m.

INTRODUCING OUR NEW RABBI 

"RABBI ALTY" 

                                                            

Rabbi Alty Weinreb is both a rabbi and a cantor.  He brings music, joy and scholarship into his services that engage the entire family. 

He draws from Hasidic, Israeli, and World Music traditions, as well as from contemporary music.  He is a singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist.  His love of music fills his spiritual life and constitutes a vital and substantial part of his Shabbat and Holiday services.  He seamlessly merges modernity with tradition. 

Rabbi Alty comes from a background of “Black Hat” Yeshivas and Hassidic synagogues.  After attending High School at Mirrer Yeshiva in Brooklyn, he spent an additional four years at the St. Louis Rabbinical College where he received a Bachelor of Judaic Studies, and Rabbinic Ordination from Dean Rabbi Yitzchak Kleinman. Rabbi Alty attended Yeshiva University’s Belz School of music earning a BA in Cantorial Studies.  He prepared many Bar and Bat Mitzvah students from Day Schools, Public Schools and Hebrew Schools, while making it fun for them to learn.  Rabbi Alty has brought his compassionate Jewish spirit to pastoral care, life-cycle events and children’s choirs.  Check out these videos:
https://youtu.be/75fmllRGoeg;  
Alty Weinreb - YouTube

Prior to joining us at Temple of the High Country, Rabbi Alty served as Cantor at the  Congregation Shirat Hayam of Swampscott, MA, Temple Hillel in North Woodmere NY and Highland Park Temple in Highland Park NJ.

Rabbi Alty brings incredible energy, gentle wisdom and a deep commitment to Jewish values and Jewish learning.  Together with his wife, Elizabeth, he hopes to create a happy and spiritual home for the entire Temple of the High Country community. 

 
   

 

 

 

 

 
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

  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
828-266-9777
 templeofthehighcountry@gmail.com

Office Hours

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

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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 Committee

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

828-266-9777
templeofthehighcountry@gmail.com

*** 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!

                    Sisterhood Has a Well Stocked Gift Shop!
                   *Please Call Bonnie Berkowicz for Hours of Availability*
                                     at 917-270-1632

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            ​CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS OF ITEMS IN THE GIFT SHOP

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.