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   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!

ASU center for Judaic, Holocaust & Peace Studies
            Online Lecture Information https://holocaust.appstate.edu/

Board of Trustees Meeting
        Monday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m.

Sisterhood Meetings
     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!‚Äč
Chanukiahs/Menorahs & Chanukah Candles are for Sale
Please Call the Office First for Hours of Availability
at 828-266-9777 

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

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

Office Hours

       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.

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    (5781)

The Following Will be Online Via Zoom 
Please Check Your Emails Weekly for More Information
                  HAPPY CHANUKAH!

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.