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Yom Shishi, 29 Sivan 5777

There is a lot going on at Temple Shalom!  Browse the full calendar or just review the current calendar reminders.  Either way, we look forward to seeing you soon.


Temple Shalom Weekly Reminders, June 19, 2017

Quick Links

Early Childhood Education
Lifelong Learning
Religious School
Tikkun Olam/Social Action
Young Adult Connection
Young Families


Religious School Registration is under way -- have YOU registered?

Registration forms are available on the Temple website. If there have been no changes to your child's health record, you need only fill out and return pages 3 and 8. If there have been changes, you must also fill out page 6. Don't forget to print out the calendar for next year!

If you have any questions, please contact Karen in the Lifelong Learning Office.

Mishkan Hanefesh (Tabernacle of the Soul)

New High Holy Days Prayer Books

to celebrate Rabbi Paley's 13th year as our Senior Rabbi.

Order Forms are available at Temple Shalom or

click here for the on-line form.

Questions? Contact Ken Parker.


Amazon will make a donation to Temple Shalom every time you make a purchase. It's simple and easy. The next time you log on to Amazon, instead of using the regular Amazon page, go to https://smile.amazon.com/ Then simply sign in with your normal Amazon credentials. The first time you sign in you will be asked to select a beneficiary. Enter "Temple Shalom Dallas" and you will have the option of supporting either Temple Shalom or Temple Shalom Endowment Fund. Make a selection and you're done! Front that point forward, each time you sign in to https://smile.amazon.com/ and make a purchase, Temple Shalom will be the beneficiary. Thanks for doing it!

Lay Led Learners is Back for the Summer

Wednesdays   12:30pm   Learning Center

Each week, a lay person will cover an interesting topic. This Wednesday will be "Visiting Jewish Central Asia" by Calvin Hurst who recently spent time with our brethren in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. This should be a very enlightening and interesting presentation. All are invited. Bring your lunch.

Temple Shalom LGBTQ Pride

Joins Temple Beth El Binah for an interfaith Shabbat

Friday, June 23rd

Northaven Methodist Church

11211 Preston Road, Dallas (just south of Northaven).

Our group will be sponsoring the Pre-Oneg at 6:30pm.

Please RSVP to Jeff Kort. All are welcome.

Lone Star Park Photo


Lone Star Park Night at the Races

Saturday, June 24

5:00pm Silks Dining Area

$52/person includes great seating, buffet and gratuity.

Limited space so RSVP to Stephen Falk at stephen@wdwfinancial.com

 Are you interested in training to help navigate our challenging times? To help build your capacity for action among Jewish allies in the Dallas area? Please consider attending ROAR on Sunday, June 25th. Click here for flyer with all the details and sign-up information.

Sisterhood Bunco

Thursday, June 29

6:30pm - 9:00pm

Palio's Pizza, Park and Preston

$5 payable at the door (plus your dinner)

Please bring a dessert, fruit or wine to share.

RSVP to Randi Shapiro.

This Week

Monday, June 19

LIFT Class

10:00am Boardroom

Brotherhood Board Meeting

7:15pm Boardroom

Tuesday, June 20

Traditions Volunteer Dinner

6:00pm Congregational Gathering Space

Wednesday, June 21

LIFT Class

10:00am Boardroom

Lay Led Learners

12:30pm Learning Center

Thursday, June 22

Caregivers' Day Out

10:30am Learning Center

Friday, June 23

Wine and Cheese Reception

6:00pm Congregational Gathering Space

Shabbat Service

6:30pm Epstein Chapel

LGBTQ Interfaith Service

6:30pm Northaven Methodist Church

(see box above)

Saturday, June 24

Torah Study 

8:45am Learning Center

Morning Worship

10:30am Epstein Chapel

Brotherhood at Lone Star Park


(see box above)

Sunday, June 25

ROAR Training

9:00am Jewish Community Center

(see box above)

Upcoming Events

Monday, June 26

LIFT Class

10:00am Boardroom

Temple Executive Committee Meeting

7:00pm Boardroom

Wednesday, June 28

LIFT Class

10:00am Boardroom

Lay Led Learners

12:30pm Learning Center

Thursday, June 29

Sisterhood Bunco

6:30pm Palio's Pizza

(see box above)

Friday, June 30

Wine and Cheese Reception

6:00pm Congregational Gathering Space

Shabbat Service

6:30pm Epstein Chapel

Saturday, July 1

Torah Study 

8:45am Learning Center

Judaica Studies

9:00am Boardroom

Morning Worship

10:30am Epstein Chapel

Lifelong Learning Council

Contact Lifelong Learning Chair Howard Gottlieb at lifelonglearning@templeshalomdallas.org

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 adulted@templeshalomdallas.org.

Torah Study continues through the Summer

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   (July 1, 15 & 29)



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

Lay Led Learners Summer Classes


12:30pm  Learning Center

Adult Education classes led by members of our congregation.

Contact person: Ken Parker


Watch your mail for your 2017-18 membership application.


Guys Night Out

Tuesday, July 11

7:00pm at Paint with a Twist

4001 Preston Road, Suite 510, Plano

$35/person plus tax (children 5-12: $30/person plus tax)

Wives, dates, family....all are invited.

RSVP required to Steve Weintraub or 214-912-7594.


Sisterhood Community Service Project at Jewish Family Service

Sunday, July 23rd

10:00am - 12:00pm

5402 Arapaho Road, Dallas

Join us at JFS as we make up much needed kits with Hygiene products. Learn more about JFS and help stock the Food Pantry. Children are welcome. Snacks will be served.

Please bring: Hygiene items for adults or kids: shampoo, conditioner, soap/body wash, deodorant, toothbrush & toothpaste, and more. Full or small "hotel" sizes are great! Hygiene items for the JFS kits can be donated at Sisterhood meeting in June and July (if you can't attend on the 23rd).

Please RSVP to Ilene Zidow by July 18th.



Traditions is a one stop shop for your B'nei Mitzvah needs, tallitot, kippot, yads and gift registry. A fabulous selection of invitations (always 10-25% off) and two invitation specialists to guide you.


Tuesdays: 12:00-3:00pm

Wednesdays: 12:00-3:00pm

   Fridays: 12:00-3:00pm and 5:30-6:25pm

40% off Select Merchandise Blowout Sale!

Includes brands such as Nambe. Stock up for all your simchas.

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 facebook.com/traditions.dallas 

Traditions phone number: (972) 661-1850

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 tikkunolam@templeshalomdallas.org.

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 embrace@templeshalomdallas.org.   

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 earth@templeshalomdallas.org

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 edonosky@templeshalomdallas.org 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 caring@templeshalomdallas.org
Jo-Ann's Quote of the Week:
"Sorrow shared is halved, and joy is doubled."  Native American saying from When G-d Winks by Squire Rushnell

LIFT: Literacy Instruction for Texas

Temple Shalom has a special partnership with LIFT (Literacy Instruction for Texas) called LIFT@Shalom to provide adult literacy instruction in our community.  We will continue working with students as schedules permit over the summer. If you are interested in being a teacher, please email lift@templeshalomdallas.org. We would love to train new teachers and substitutes for the future! If you would like to go through training to become an instructor, click here.

Serve Lunch at The Bridge
First Tuesday of the Month All Year 

(not in July)
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 stewpot@templeshalomdallas.org.  
Our next date is September 17.


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 caregiversdayout@templeshalomdallas.org.

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 www.firstrichardsonhelpers.org. 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.

Dallas Area Interfaith (DAI)
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.

Connections Council

Contact Connection Council at connections@templeshalomdallas.org

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: lgbtqpride@templeshalomdallas.org

Young Adult Connection
For young adults, single or married, 22-39. Contact YAC with ideas for fun at youngadults@templeshalomdallas.org.

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 havurah@templeshalomdallas.org or call Havurah Chairs Denise Blasband at (858) 354-0921 or 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 daveninganddining@templeshalomdallas.org.

Young Families Group
For families with children 10 and Younger. Contact Co-Chairs Jen Arndt & Michelle Falk at youngfamilies@templeshalomdallas.org. For event information, see our Facebook page. 

Worship Council

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

Community Events

Do you know a soon-to-be college student? Do you want to help them make friends and stay connected to Jewish life in college? Hillel’s Jewish College Bound website connects incoming Jewish college students directly to the Hillel staff at the college or university they will attend. Help students embark on the next phase of their Jewish journey. Head to JCollegeBound.com — before the first day of class even begins. This is as simple as it gets: You give the name, email address, and college of the student in your life. Their campus Hillel will reach out with a note and say hello — giving students a leg up and a familiar face as they begin the next phase of their Jewish journey. Start the process today: http://www.jcollegebound.com  

Questions? Email opersing@hillel.org. Sponsored by Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas

Worship Services Online

Regular Friday evening Shabbat services can be viewed on the internet for your convenience, when you cannot attend in person. Bar/Bat 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.

Temple Shalom Facebook Page

Join Temple Shalom's Facebook page! Get save the date reminders, see photos and stories about fantastic temple events, be a part of the fun! Click here to go to our facebook page! 


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