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    Mountain Synagogue is a non-profit Jewish congregation located in Franklin, North Carolina. Membership consists of year-round and seasonal residents, who are dispersed throughout the Western Carolina & North Georgia mountains. Services are held at 216 Roller Mill Road, Franklin, NC (St. Cyprian Social Hall).

    Mountain Synagogue operates with a Board of Directors that administer the overall operation of the Synagogue and Religious Committee that oversees the worship service.

    The mission of Mountain Synagogue is to promote our Jewish heritage and traditions and our Jewish community. We accomplish this through Shabbat and Holiday services, life cycle events, social and educational activities, and deep commitment to the preservation of the Jewish people.
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    Mountain Synagogue is the only Jewish congregation in North Carolina west of Asheville. We are a Synagogue, a Community and a Family.

    Mountain Synagogue is an unaffiliated Jewish Synagogue which began in Franklin, North Carolina in 1979. It was started by a group of retirees who had vacation homes in Western North Carolina and local year-round residents. Conducting services, planning social events and administering the Synagogue are all accomplished by volunteers.

    Our congregation meets in the social hall of St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church on Roller Mill Road in Franklin, NC. Shabbat services are held regularly, as well as other holiday services. We commemorate the Jewish Holy days with services and celebrations year-round. The schedule of services is posted on our website.

    Our Passover Seder, Chanukah latke party and Chavurah meetings are popular events with our congregation as well as the community at large. A women's group meets monthly in private homes and in the Church social hall.

    Membership dues are very affordable. For information on joining our congregation and attending services please contact us at 813-765-1966 or email us your message.


    DRIVE TO FRANKLIN, NC. Follow further directions below...

    From Hwy 64:
    Turn North on Sloan Road. Make an immediate Right on Carolina Drive. Turn Left on Roller Mill Road. Go to 216 Roller Mill Road / St. Cyprian's on the Right.

    From West Old Murphy Road:
    Turn South on Roller Mill Road. Go to 216 Roller Mill Road / St. Cyprian's on the Left.

    OFFICERS / 2019-2020


    Joel Edelson

    Vice President
    Gary Sinrich

    Donna Sinrich

    Corresponding Secretary
    Norma Schulman

    Recording Secretary
    Phyllis Cardoza

    Communications Director

    Social Media Coordinator
    DIRECTORS / 2019-2020

    Vickie Sanders

    Kathy Zoss 

    Harvey Morse - Safety Director 

    Marcia Goldstein

    David Bryant

    Leslie Hughes 

    Nancy Horowitz
    2016 - 2018 / Glenda Greenman

    2014 - 2015 / Leo Katz

    2013 - 2014 / Bob Gurevich

    2012 - 2013 / Nancy Key

    2012 - 2013 / Barbara Pomeranz

    2010 - 2012 / Glenda Greenman

    2008 - 2010 / Nancy Key

    2006 - 2008 / Glenda Greenman

    2005 - 2006 / Phillip Fruitstone

    2004 - 2005 / Rhoda Haber

    2003 - 2004 / Carl Bakelman

    2001 - 2002 / Jack Kasden
    1999 - 2000 / Neida Jones

    1998 - 1998 / David Fegarsky

    1997 - 1998 / Arnold Baslow

    1995 - 1996 / May Drucker

    1993 - 1994 / Robert Gurevich

    1991 - 1992 / Lewis Pomerantz

    1989 - 1990 / Al Bass

    1987 - 1988 / Irving King

    1985 - 1986 / Phillip Fruitstone

    1979 - 1984 / Ed Pomerantz

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    Service Held at: 216 Roller Mill Road - Franklin, NC (St. Cyprian Social Hall)
    Mailing Address: Mountain Synagogue - PO Box 504 Franklin, NC 28744
    Contact us: Joel Edelson 813-765-1966
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