- Published: Monday, 30 January 2017 21:54
Happy New Year from Temple Shalom!
Temple Shalom Dallas has been a busy place this month, with events for our youngest learners and members at Munchkin Minyan gatherings, to those honoring our long-time supporters and daily movers and shakers like Sisterhood's Woman of Valor award- presented to Keo Strull who works tirelessly for the good of Sisterhood, the Temple, and the community.
Up next, the Brotherhood of Temple Shalom Dallas joins forces with the Cathedral of Hope to honor a very special member of the community in their Shalom Award Ceremony. This year's notable honoree's biography and life's work reads like a page out of social justice and equality rights for all- and he works tirelessly for the greater Dallas community.
Reverend Dr. Neil G. Cazares-Thomas is Senior Pastor of Cathedral of Hope in Dallas, one of the largest congregations of the United Church of Christ and the largest church in the world with a primary ministry to the LGBTQ community.
Well known for his activism, Reverend Cazares-Thomas has been instrumental in establishing numerous services including homeless shelters, safer sex initiatives, a drop-in center offering counseling and support to the LGBTQ community, drug and alcohol rehabilitation houses, and a women’s refuge. He has also served as president of California Faith for Equality and the Los Angeles LGBTQI Interfaith Clergy Council.
His work has earned him many honors including the Harvey Milk Award, the Ecumenical Award, and an invitation from HM Queen Elizabeth II to attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace.
Reverend Dr. Cazares-Thomas is a contributing author of Daring to Speak Love’s Name, From Queer to Eternity, and The Queer Bible Commentary. He is also featured in a number of journals focusing on the LGBTQ community.
Since his arrival in Dallas in June, 2015, he has been equally active in his congregaion and the Greater Dallas Community. He is married to Isai Thomas-Cazares and they have a daughter, Sofia Thomas-Cazares
The Temple Shalom Brotherhood cordially invites you to honor Reverend Dr. Cazares-Thomas as the recipient of the Shaom Award on Sunday, February 26th at the Inter Continental Hotel Dallas // The Malachite Room // 15201 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, Texas
This event will begin at 5:30 and include cocktail hour, a silent auction, dinner, and tributes from friends and family for the guest of honor. Come see what Temple Shalom Brotherhood and the Cathedral of Hope are all about. Bring an empty stomach and a full heart.
Further info: Tickets cost $125 per person, or $1,000 for a table of 10. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Cathedral of Hope, Dallas Hope Charities and Temple Shalom Brotherhood youth programming. Contact Scott Butnick at 214-923-6501 or email@example.com for more information or go to www.templeshalomdallas.org to buy tickets.