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Temple Shalom Weekly Reminders, January 16, 2018

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Sharsheret Sponsored TEALPINK Shabbat

Friday, January 19th

Wine and Cheese Reception 6:00pm

Service 6:30pm Sanctuary

Please join us for our TEALPINK Shabbat as we raise awareness about breast, ovarian and other types of cancer and their prevalence within the Jewish Community.

We are proud to announce that nationally known lecturer and author Wendy Harpham M.D. will be the guest speaker for the evening. Dr. Harpham is a 27 year cancer survivor and a doctor of internal medicine. She resides in Dallas with her family and is a member of Temple Shalom.

For information regarding our event contact Wendy Narzem

Temple Shalom Brotherhood Celebrates

Its 50th Anniversary

with a Gala, Art Auction & Dance

Saturday, February 17th

6:00pm at Temple Shalom

Make Your Reservations Online by clicking here.

Place your congratulatory message to the Brotherhood in their event’s 50th Tribute Book. Call Steve Weintraub 214-912-7594 or for further info before Friday, January 19th.

Meditation with Cantor Avery is Back


Jan. 22 & 29; Feb. 12, 19 & 26; March 5

5:30pm - 6:00pm Sanctuary

It's the perfect time to transition from your busy day into a relaxing evening. We will explore different kinds of meditation and talk about how we can bring mindfulness and peace into our daily lives. This is open to all who are interested. Come join us!

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Become a volunteer deputy registrar and register new voters!

Learn how to become a registrar at the following events:

Event 1:

Tuesday, January 23rd 7:00-8:30pm

Temple Emanu-El - Tobias Auditorium

8500 Hillcrest Ave, Dallas

Event 2:

Sunday, January 28th 1:00-2:30pm

1st Unitarian Church - Channing Hall

4015 Normandy Drive, Dallas

For more information contact Richard Marcus 214-718-8031 or

Adult Education Program

Your Knowledge of Foreign Policy Deserves a

Deep Dive, Not Sound Bites

Wednesday, January 24th

7:00pm Boardroom

Ken Portnoy will be the discussion leader for an organizational meeting on Great Decisions 2018.

Too often our opinions are shaped by Facebook posts or 90 second news segments. A ten minute segment on NPR is considered “in depth.” When it comes to US foreign policy, precious little information is without bias. We’d like to reset that!

We’re pleased to announce the topics for Great Decisions 2018!


This year’s topics are:

·     The waning of Pax Americana?

·     Russia’s foreign policy

·     China and America: the new geopolitical equation

·     Media and foreign policy

·     Turkey: a partner in crisis

·     U.S. global engagement and the military

·     South Africa’s fragile democracy

·     Global health: progress and challenges

Curious about Great Decisions?

Learn more at or contact Jim Waldorf 214-533-8820. 

Nava Tehila Jerusalem Ensemble

FREE Concert

Sunday, January 28

4:00pm Sanctuary

Yoel Sykes - Vocals and Guitar

Daphna Rosenberg - Vocals and Guitar

Jeremy Marais - Saxophone

The concert is open to the community, so invite your friends.

This Week

Tuesday, January 16

4:30pm Plano Midweek Hebrew, St. Andrew

Wednesday, January 17

10:00am LIFT English Class, Boardroom

12:00pm Lunch & Learn, Learning Center

4:30pm Midweek Hebrew, Temple Shalom

6:30pm Next Dor, Temple Shalom

Friday, January 19

6:00pm Munchkins Minyan, Boardroom (see Lifelong Learning Council below)

6:00pm Wine and Cheese Reception, Congregational Gathering Space

6:30pm TealPink Shabbat Service, Sanctuary (see above)

Saturday, January 20

8:45am Torah Study, Learning Center

9:00am Judaism 101, Boardroom

10:30am Morning Worship, Epstein Chapel

Sunday, January 21

9:30am B'nei Mitzvah Workshop, Radnitz Social Hall

9:30am Religious School

9:30am Shomrei Adamah Meeting, Boardroom

9:30am Stay and Schmooze, Congregational Gathering Space

9:30am Tots Academy, Room 112

10:00am Temple Shalom Mamas, Youth Lounge (see Lifelong Learning Council below)

12:00pm Youth & Teen Choirs Rehearsal, Sanctuary

6:30pm Sisterhood Rosh Chodesh, offsite (see below)

Upcoming Events

Monday, January 22

10:00am LIFT English Class, Boardroom

5:30pm Group Meditation with Cantor Avery, Sanctuary

6:30pm Sisterhood Annual Meeting, Radnitz Social Hall (see below)

7:15pm Brotherhood Board Meeting, Learning Center

Tuesday, January 23

4:30pm Plano Midweek Hebrew, St. Andrew

7:00pm Tikkun Olam Voter Registrar Training, offsite (see above)

Wednesday, January 24

10:00am LIFT English Class, Boardroom

12:00pm Lunch & Learn, Learning Center

4:30pm Midweek Hebrew, Temple Shalom

6:30pm Next Dor, Temple Shalom

7:00pm Adult Education Program, Boardroom (see above)

Thursday, January 25

10:30am Caregivers' Day Out, Learning Center

Friday, January 26

6:00pm Wine and Cheese Reception, Congregational Gathering Space

6:30pm Shabbat Service, Epstein Chapel

Saturday, January 27

8:45am Torah Study, Learning Center

9:00am Judaica Studies, Room 200

9:00am Judaism 101, Boardroom

10:30am Morning Worship, Epstein Chapel

Sunday, January 28

9:30am Religious School

9:30am Intergenerational Day of Learning, Temple

9:30am Stay and Schmooze, Congregational Gathering Space

12:00pm 3rd-5th Grades Youth Group Activity, offsite

12:00pm Youth & Teen Choirs Rehearsal, Sanctuary

1:00pm Tikkun Olam Voter Registrar Training, offsite (see above)

4:00pm Nava Tehila Concert, Sanctuary (see above)

Lifelong Learning Council

Contact Lifelong Learning Chair Howard Gottlieb at

Munchkins Minyan

Friday, January 19th

6:00pm Boardroom

Families with children ages 6 and under, please join us as we come together in prayer.

Friday night services include singing, prayers and, of course, challah.

For more information, contact the Young Families Committee at

Temple Shalom Mamas

for Moms and Babies ages 0-2yrs

Sunday, January 21st

10:00am-11:30am - Youth Lounge

Check out our monthly play group.

Click here for the flyer with all the dates & information.

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Adult Education

We want your ideas about the programs you would like to have at Temple Shalom, as well as the best day and time for those programs to be planned so you can attend.

Email Adult Education Chair Jim Waldorf at

Temple Shalom Movie Night

School Ties (1992)

Wednesday, January 31st

7:00pm Boardroom - No Charge

Hosted by Dennis Eichelbaum

Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Paley


Noon to 1:00pm -- Learning Center

Our weekly Lunch and Learn program is an exciting opportunity to engage in conversation with other learners and with Jewish texts concerning important and timely issues.

Invite your friends, bring your lunch and enjoy a lively discussion.

Torah Study

Saturdays, 8:45am-10:15am

Learning Center 

Start your Shabbat morning with lively learning led by our clergy as we explore the weekly Torah portion. Bagels and coffee provided by class members.

Judaica Studies

Every other Saturday  (January 27)


Room 200

Books significant to an understanding of Judaism are selected and studied by class members who lead discussions of the bi-weekly assigned readings.

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Contact Temple Shalom Youth Advisor Hallie Weiner with any questions.

Click here for information on the Updated January Youth Group Events.


Traditions phone number: (972) 661-1850

Traditions Presents our Clean Sweep Sale

Until February 4th

25% OFF*

Featured Israeli and local artists, custom-designed Judaica,

non-Judaica, large selection of tallitot and much more. Brighten up those blah days after the holidays by shopping at Traditions! Our gift shop is run by Our Rockin' Sisterhood and all profits go to support Temple Shalom.

*Does not include merchandise already discounted or kosher mezuzah scrolls. Books are discounted 10%.

Make an appointment with one of our Invitation Mavens,

Harriet Mador (972.898.2277) or Clare Fishman (469.438.9956)

January Shop Hours

Tuesdays and Wednesdays 12pm-5pm (1/17: 12:00 - 2:30pm)

Fridays 12pm-3pm and 5:30pm-6:25pm

Sundays 9:30am-1:30pm

Sunday 1/14 Closed

Contact Co-Managers Arlene Gulton at (972) 800-9997 or Judy Utay at (972) 231-3781 or visit us on the Temple Shalom website or on Facebook at 


Rosh Chodesh Guest Speaker & Pot Luck Dinner

Sunday, January 21st

Salad Pot Luck Dinner 6:30pm 

Temple member Dr. Pam Garcy will be our speaker.

"PASSIONEER: how to use your purpose to live by design."

Location: Pam's home, 4429 Longfellow Drive, Plano

Please RSVP to Shelley Byers by 1/16 and tell her what salad you are bringing preteachr@yahoo.comor 214-418-4902. Hope to see you there!

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Sisterhood January Meeting: 

Color My World With MusicDance and Food

Monday, January 22nd

Color in with us at 6:00pm

Radnitz Social Hall

Cost: $18 / person

Energize with the colors that power your body.

Nutritionist Summer Lamons will tell us how! 

Come in your dancing shoes and colorful attire: (Dance Instructor Reba George from Life Time Fitness)

Invite a friend or family member to join you.

Bring a favorite soul-satisfying recipe. (Booklets will be available in Traditions.)

RSVP extended thru January 17th to Carolee Blumin at or 972-250-6039.

Please send checks to:

Temple Shalom Sisterhood

Attention: January Meeting

6930 Alpha Road Dallas, TX 75240

For credit card payment: contact Dawn Kaufman at or 214-738-2535. 

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Calling all Temple Shalom Sisterhood members and families!

Volunteers are needed to go to The Legacy Willow Bend

Sunday, February 4th

1:15pm - 3:15pm

There will be three different activities throughout the facility that you can participate in: Crafts with residents, making goodie bags with residents and then delivering them to patients (the Health Care), or playing Bingo. Please sign up for the area you would like to participate in.

Prizes and goodie bag items will be needed as well. You can either drop them off at Staci Mendelsohn's house or bring them when you volunteer. Her address is 4220 New Forest Dr., Plano, TX 75093 or call to make arrangements for them to be picked up at 214-529-7780. There will be a container outside her door.

Sign up here to volunteer your time or items or email

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Thursday, February 8th

6:30pm - 9:00pm

Palio's Pizza at Park and Preston in Plano

$5 payable at the door (plus your dinner)

Please bring a dessert, fruit or wine to share. 

RSVP by Feb. 5 to:

Randi Shapiro at  or

Jan Stevenson at


Would you like to greet your fellow congregants, wish them "Shabbat Shalom" and hand them a prayer book? You can as a Friday Night Service Usher. As a Brotherhood member, it is very easy to schedule. Just click on the signup genius link below and you can be part of this mitzvah-dispersing elite group!

Connections Council

Contact Connection Council Chair Kimberly Kort at

Shalom Silver

For the 55+ crowd.

Questions or activity ideas: Contact Chair Judy Utay at

LGBTQ Pride Committee

Temple Shalom LGBTQ Pride is a group that provides social and educational opportunities and is open to all members and non-members who are interested in being a part of our community.

Chair Kimberly Kantor:

Young Adult Connection

For young adults, single or married, 22-39. Contact YAC Chair Janel Cassorla with ideas for fun at

Shabbat ShaHOME Shabbat Dinners

8:00pm - 11:00pm at Rabbi Boxman and Asher Saida's Home


Mark your calendar with these Friday dates:

Feb. 2, March 2


If you would like more information on how to become part of a Havurah, please see the Havurah page on the Temple website or email or call Havurah Chair Kathryn Frish at (972) 503-7977.  

Davening & Dining

Each week, this group enjoys camaraderie, conversation and cuisine at a local restaurant. Dinner times vary depending on the times of Shabbat or holiday services. This group is open to everyone! To receive the weekly email with dining details and RSVP information, please email Toba Reifer, the group's organizer, at

Young Families Group

For families with children 10 and Younger. Contact Co-Chairs Jen Arndt & Michelle Falk at For event information, see our Facebook page. 

Tikkun Olam Council

Click here for volunteer opportunities, info on healthcare reform and more information on our programs!

Contact Chairs Debra Levy-Fritts or Jody Pearson at


Natural disasters continue to harm and devastate. Our thoughts and prayers are with all who suffer and continue to suffer from the aftermath of these terrible disasters. Attached is information to help with relief from recent fires, hurricanes and earthquakes in the United States and Mexico. Click here.

Other immediate, and more long-term relief and recovery assistance resources are located on our Temple Shalom website.

Help Rebuild Beaumont/Port Arthur Areas in Texas Impacted by Hurricane Harvey:

Nechama, a Jewish Response to Disaster, is moving it's base of operations from Houston to Beaumont/Port Arthur with the New Year. Dates will run from January - March, 2018. Please contact the Tikkun Olam Council at with questions and to sign-up!

We Are Collecting CLEAN, NEW AND GENTLY USED BLANKETS & OUTERWEAR for The Stewpot, serving the homeless of Dallas.

Collection boxes are located in the Front and Lifelong Learning Entrances.

Blankets - Coats - Gloves - Hats - Scarves - Sweaters

Dallas Area Interfaith (DAI)

DAI is a way for Temple Shalom members to connect with others in our congregation and in Dallas and Collin Counties on Social Justice issues, and take action together on issues that affect us and those in our community. Contact DAI Chair Barry Lachman at 214-808-0042 or Tikkun Olam Chairs Debra Levy-Fritts or Jody Pearson


We are a group of women from the Jewish, Islamic and Christian faiths who meet quarterly to learn and understand each others' traditions and make new friends. New members are always welcome. Interested? Contact Jane Lachman at (972) 735-0133 or   

Shomrei Adamah - "Guardians of the Earth"

Are you interested in learning more about or getting involved with sustainability at Temple Shalom? Please visit the Tikkun Olam page on Temple Shalom's website, or contact Chair Nina Minney at

Caring Congregation

Privacy laws prevent hospitals from giving us personal information -- we can only get this information from you. Please contact Elise Donosky in the office at or 972-661-1810 ext. 201 with information about illness, hospitalization, death, birth, etc. 

If you are in need of assistance or would like to volunteer for the Caring Congregation committee, please contact Co-Chairs Lonna Rae Silverman and Jacque Comroe at

Jo-Ann's Quote of the Week:

Rabbi Joshua L. Liebman wrote, "I often feel that death is not the enemy of life, but its' friend, for it is the knowledge that our years are limited which makes them so precious."

What Happens After I Die by Rifat Sonsino and Daniel B. Syme

LIFT: Literacy Instruction for Texas

This year, we are developing strategies to reach additional students, and assist LIFT with a public awareness campaign focused on adult literacy. Your involvement impacts lives - please consider volunteering with us as a teacher, or an assistant. Help for registration is needed, too. There are many ways to help! Contact to become involved.

Someone in your life, that you see everyday may need our ESL class at Temple Shalom, or an Adult Basic Literacy or High School Equivalency class at LIFT. Can't volunteer for our classes? There are other ways to become involved.

Become a Reading Partner - spots available at Preston Hollow Elementary, other DISD Schools

For more information or to sign-up, please visit

Serve Lunch at The Bridge

First Tuesday of the Month All Year

February 6th

Noon - 1:00pm 

Temple Shalom serves lunch at The Bridge in downtown Dallas. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Arlene Kreitman at (972) 233-3754.

Cooking for The Stewpot 

We are always in need of volunteers to help us cook a meal for The Stewpot. We cook 9:30-11:00am one Sunday per month in the Temple kitchen during the academic year, preparing beef stew, biscuits, muffins & fruit salad. You do not have to RSVP, but if you would like to be on our reminder list, email

Our next date is February 11th.


Caregivers' Day Out

10:30am - 2:30pm

2nd and 4th Thursdays

Caregivers may bring their loved ones to Temple Shalom where they will be met by a "special friend" volunteer. For more information and an application form, please contact Barbara Glazer at 

(972) 931-9077 or

Donate to The Bridge

Toiletries are always needed -- bring your vacation goodies to the Administrative Office. 

No used or expired items, please! Eyeglasses collected, too!

First Richardson Helpers

Senior volunteers helping seniors residing in RISD zip codes with minor home repairs, installation of safety items such as tub/shower grab bars, outdoor handrails, and evaluation for wheelchair ramps. If possible, clients pay for materials and may make a donation to the organization. Donations are used to provide materials for clients who cannot afford them. Please call our 24 hour hot line 972.996.0160 for services, or complete a Request for Services on our website at If you would like to join us, please contact Temple members Jerry Gray, Arvin Kreitman or Alan Witheiler. Not handy? No problem. Our clients love company and we can use schmoozers while the handymen do their work. You will be doing a true mitzvah.

Worship Council

Please contact our Worship Committee Chair Mark Fisher at to provide input about ritual, observance and worship at Temple Shalom.


This Event has been Postponed.

Tour our Temple – Learn and Share our History

originally scheduled for January 21st.

For more information on a future Spring date, please contact Docent Chair

Jeff Kort 972-333-0809.

Community Events

Join Rabbi Paley on the Chai Community Mission to Israel

February 12-20, 2018

click on this link for reservation info:

Click here for info to share.

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Maccabi Games 2018

Team Dallas is nationally recognized as one of the biggest and most successful JCC Maccabi Games programs. This is a unique experience for Jewish teenagers 13-16 filled with athletic competition, social events, and community service. Now is your chance to be a part of Team Dallas this summer in Orange County.

If you would like to participate, register for tryouts, and find out more information: click here.

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45th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade


Monday, January 22 6:00pm

First Unitarian Church of Dallas

Normandy @ Preston Rd

*Free Parking in YMCA parking garage next door

Meet Dr. Willie Parker, OB-GYN, author of Life’s Work: A Moral Argument for Choice. Dr. Parker feels called to provide abortions and considers clergy essential to rescuing Roe v. Wade

Honor surviving area members of Clergy Consultation Service (CCS), the brave clergy volunteers who helped thousands of women obtain safe, illegal abortions before Roe v. Wade became law.

There will be lite bites and beverages, and 11 progressive minded organizations will be on hand so you can learn more and get involved.

Click here for the Facebook event page, or RSVP at and be sure to share with your pro-choice friends. For security reasons, no one will be admitted without having RSVPd.

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There are nearly 50 scholarships based on academics, financial need and community service for students from Dallas, Denton & Collin Counties.

Scholarships are for study in Israel, yeshiva or college/university.

Scholarships range from $500.00 to $7,500.00. Apply at

Trip to Europe and Israel

The Daniels Family Israel Education Endowment Fund of the DJCF will generously fund the majority of the cost for a local Jewish high school junior or senior with secular leadership experience to participate in a fantastic international education trip to Europe and Israel (i.e., March of the Living, Advantage Quest or other approved experiences).

Scholarship award amount: $5,000.    Apply at:

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It’s Back…ONE Night. ONE Event. ONE Community.

Sunday, January 28

Doors open at 6:30pm, Program begins 7:30pm

McFarlin Auditorium, SMU Campus

No charge to attend, but a suggested minimum gift to the Federation's Annual Campaign required. More information about donating can be found at

Be sure to register for ONE Night starring comedian Howie Mandel as we come together as a community to connect, celebrate and laugh. The event, in its third year and generously presented by BB&T, is chaired by Angela Horowitz & Doug French, Jolie & Michael Newman and Natalie & Michael Waldman. ONE Night is the Federation’s largest, annual fundraising and outreach event of the year supporting the Jewish community in Dallas, Israel and in more than 70 countries around the world.

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The Jewish Community Relations Council's Education Initiative seeks to educate about poverty in Dallas.

Click here to register for upcoming community service opportunities.

Click here for info to share.

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The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance has ongoing events. Check out their website:

Worship Services Online

Regular Friday evening Shabbat services can be viewed on the internet for your convenience, when you cannot attend in person. B'nei Mitzvah services and weddings can also be scheduled for webcasting for a fee. All live webcasts are also recorded and can be viewed "on-demand" at other times.

To view a Shabbat service live or on-demand, go to the Temple Shalom website and point to Worship or Multi-media. Click on 'Services online' and follow the directions.

B'nei Mitzvah and Weddings are password protected. To view one of these events live, viewers must obtain a password from the sponsoring family. The sponsoring family will also have a link for viewing the archive of a special event.

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