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
                               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:
                                      https://reformjudaism.org/   
                Scroll Down for Online Siddur/Prayerbook Information

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

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

Weekly Friday Evening Services

      Friday, August 14 at  6:00 p.m.  -  Rabbi Roberts Leads Kabbalat
                                                 Shabbat Service Parsha Re’eh,       
                                                 Online via Zoom
      Saturday, August 15 at 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.  - Rabbi Roberts Leads
                                               Torah Study, Online via Zoom                  
                                               12:00 p.m. - Lunch & Learn with
                                               Rabbi Roberts, Online via Zoom  
                                               Topic: The Decalogue in Tanch:
                                               An In-depth Reading

      Friday, August 21 at  6:00 p.m. - Marisa Fernandez Leads
                                          Shabbat Service Parsha Shoftim,
                                          Online via Zoom
 
      Friday, August 28 at 6:00 p.m. - Blakely Lord Leads
                                         Shabbat Service Parsha Ki Tetzei,
                                         Online via Zoom
      
Board of Directors & Annual Congregational Meeting

      Sunday, August 9 at 10:00 a.m. – Regular meeting

      Sunday, August 30 at 10:00 a.m.
      TOHC Annual Congregational Meeting,
      Online via Zoom
     
A financial report will be presented followed by member voting
      on the Board of Directors nominations. Join us for this very
      important once a year special meeting! More information
      will be sent in emails.                              

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

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Board of Directors Meeting
     Sunday, August 9 at 10:00 a.m.

Sisterhood Meetings

    Sunday, August 16 - Cancelled Due to Covid-19 Closings
    Sisterhood will be meeting quarterly  
  The next meeting is the Chanukah gathering in December

Mahjong  CANCELLED

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

Hebrew School Classes & Bible Stories Online Via Zoom 
        Contact Chuck Lieberman (828) 964-2030 for All Classes
        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
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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  Provides Better Synagogue Management at Lower Cost   www.shalomcloud.com 

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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

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!

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    (5780-5781)

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

Friday, Aug. 14 at 6:00 p.m. - Shabbat Service
Saturday, Aug. 15 - 10:30 a.m. - Torah Study
                                   Noon - Lunch & Learn

Friday, Sept. 11 at 6:00 p.m. - Shabbat Service 
Saturday, Sept. 12 - 10:30 a.m. - Torah Study
                                    Noon - Lunch & Learn  
                     
Evening Selichot Service / Gathering

Plans For the High Holy Days to be Decided at a 
                                   Later Date 

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.