216 Roller Mill Road
Franklin, NC  28734

(828) 634-1312

Mailing Address: P. O. Box 504, Franklin, NC 28744

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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.

Rabbi Emeritus Barry Altman will be conducting services on Friday night, February 26th via Zoom at 7:00PM. This will be a Purim event! ALL members will receive the Zoom link  by email a week or so in advance. If you have not, please contact Harvey at and request the link. Zoom will be open just after 6:30PM for those who want to chat!

 Amazon  Partnership

If you purchase through AMAZON, go to: "" to sign in instead of  "", and select Mountain Synagogue to be your charity of choice. We will then automatically receive 1/2% of the cost of your purchases paid to us by AMAZON as their charitable contribution. You only have to select us once! Every little bit helps and there is no additional cost to you. We appreciate your continuing efforts to help support us.

Our 40th Year celebration



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.


Rabbi Barry Altman, Emeritus

We are proud and honored to announce that Rabbi Barry Altman  has become our Spiritual Leader!  Rabbi Altman recently retired from Temple Beth - El in Ormond Beach, Florida, after 38 years of devoted service where he was given Emeritus status, and he continues as a professor of religion at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida, where has taught for the past 20 years. He and his lovely wife Nancy, will be spending time with us this summer as they enjoy Western North Carolina and its many activities.

Please watch our newsletters and announcements and plan to join us for our virtual Zoom services until such time as

in-person services may resume.

We are truly excited!


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.


Mailing Adress: P.O. Box 504, Franklin, NC 28744

(828) 634-1312

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