ABOUT OUR CONGREGATION
Mountain Synagogue, Inc. is a vibrant and active congregation that offers a religious, social and educational framework for the local Jewish community, for both our permanent area residents and part-time visitors. Founded over 40 years ago, the Synagogue was established on the ideals of giving everyone a chance to learn, grow, and socialize, via Jewish traditions. Our dues are extremely reasonable and we need your support.
Contact us today and find out how you can be a part of our welcoming community
Due to the recent outbreaks of the Covid Delta Variant, we ask that in-person attendees bring and wear face masks, and observe safe distancing. Thank you!
NEXT SERVICES: - We will hold in-person and online services Friday night, August 5th at 7:00pm, and then on Saturday morning, August 20th at 10:00am. Our ANNUAL MEETING including election of Officers and annual reports will take place immediately after the August 20th service. The Zoom link will be sent out to all members several days beforehand!
IF YOU WILL BE ATTENDING VIA ZOOM, PLEASE LOG IN 10 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE START OF SERVICES but NO LATER THAN 10 MINUTES AFTER SERVICES START.
Our 40th Year celebration
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE AREA
Community Activities for All
Our new High Holiday Mahzor's have arrived!
For those who would like to purchase the new prayer book the cost is $40 per book plus $5.00 postage. Please make your check payable to: Mountain Synagogue, and include the number of books you would like, and your mailing address.
Please send your check and information to us at: PO BOX 504, Franklin, NC 28744
These prayer books will of course be available at our synagogue during services, however at this time, we do not know if we will be able to meet in-person or have to resort to an online service.
Yosi Knight, Spirtual Leader
Yosi is an experienced lawyer and Buncombe County magistrate, having served the public in that capacity for many years. His legal expertise is stellar.
He has served in the Israeli Defense Forces for two years as a paratrooper and lived in Israel in three kibbutzim. He has taught Hebrew at UNC-Asheville from 1989-1997 when he left to attend law school. He has also been a Cantorial candidate and and has been a leader conducting services for the Chabad. Yosi has also been a sworn Buncombe County Deputy Sheriff.
Mountain Synagogue is honored to have Yosi as our Spiritual Leader not only for the High Holidays, but for other Shabbat and religious events during the year.
HIGH HOLIDAY SHOFAR
Mountain Synagogue President Joel Edelson sounding the Shofar during our High Holiday Virtual Services.
It was a moving and memorable experience to listen to Joel, and it was emblematic of the Holidays.
Thanks to Kathy Zoss, Phyllis Cardozza and Greg Watson for leading the services, together with all those other who were kind enough to help.