Welcome to Temple of the High Country

Schaefer Jewish Community Center


                             SHABBAT ONLINE SERVICES 2021
   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, January 22 at  6:00 p.m. - Shabbat Service - Eleanor Lieberman
                                                            Leads Parsha Bo, Online via Zoom.

Friday, January 29 at 6:00 p.m. - Shabbat Service - Dr. Henry Hyman
                                              Leads Parsha Beshalach, 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

We look forward to your presence online at  Shabbat Services!

ASU Center for Judaic, Holocaust & Peace Studies
          Registration Required at  https://holocaust.appstate.edu/node/372
           Newsletter https://www.cjhpsnewsletter.com/ 
           ASU Center Zoom lectures return on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at
           7:00 p.m., with Renowned Social Psychologist
           Prof. James Waller on,“Becoming Evil: How Ordinary
           People Commit Genocide and Mass Murder,”
 In Commemoration of the Liberation
           of Auschwitz by the Red Army. 

Board of Trustees Meeting
        Monday, February 15  at 7:00 p.m.

Sisterhood Meeting
        Sunday, January 24 at 1:00 p.m.
        This will be a 
Book Club meeting via Zoom on the book,                     
        Emerald Horizon by Jean Grainger.

        Emails will be sent with more information.


         Sisterhood Has a Well Stocked Gift Shop!‚Äč
 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

        Tuesday, February 16 at  1:00 p.m. - Bible Stories Class

          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

Dates Rabbi Roberts Will Be Leading Shabbat Services & Events in 2021   (5781)

Friday, January 15 at 6:00 p.m. - Shabbat Service – Rabbi Roberts Leads
                                                           Parsha Vaera, Online via Zoom.

Saturday, January 16
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - Rabbi Roberts Leads Torah Study, Online via Zoom.

                                               Topic: Parsha Vaera
Noon - Rabbi Roberts Leads a Lunch & Learn, Online via Zoom.
             Topic: In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Rabbi Roberts and The Rev. Dr. Dean Willard Ashley will be having an                         
             open conversation on race, religion and more.  Details and format forthcoming.  Open ONLY to members of the                               
             TOHC.  We hope you can attend this very special 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.