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Temple Shalom Weekly Reminders, March 19, 2018

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Tikkun Olam/Social Action



Young Adult Connection

Young Families




Chocolate Seder

Sunday, March 25

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Radnitz Social Hall

Open to all Religious School families, Munchkin Minyan families and Young families.

Sisterhood member families are free, cost for non-member families is $20.00 per family. 

This is a multi-generational event, so bring your parents, grandparents, grandkids, nieces, nephews, cousins or that special child in your life.

Please RSVP to Kamy Ross at or 214-564-5788.

Non-member families may pay at the event.

Click Here for Active Link to make your reservation:

This Week

Monday, March 19

10:00am LIFT Classes: Boardroom, Youth Lounge, Room 135

7:15pm Brotherhood Board Meeting, Boardroom

Tuesday, March 20

7:00pm Adult Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary

Wednesday, March 21

10:00am LIFT Classes: Boardroom, Youth Lounge, Room 135

12:00pm Lunch & Learn, Learning Center

Thursday, March 22

10:30am Caregivers' Day Out, Learning Center

Friday, March 23

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

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

Saturday, March 24

8:45am Torah Study, Learning Center

9:00am Judaism 101, Boardroom

9:00am Judaica Studies, Room 200

10:30am Jordan Pierce Bar Mitzvah Service, Sanctuary

10:30am Morning Worship, Epstein Chapel

5:00pm Brian Wilson Bar Mitzvah Service, Epstein Chapel

Sunday, March 25

9:30am Religious School PassoverFEST

9:30am Stay & Schmooze, Congregational Gathering Space

9:30am Tots Academy, Room 112

9:30am Israel 70th Anniversary Celebration, Radnitz Social Hall (see above)

9:30am Shomrei Adamah Meeting, Boardroom

12:00pm 6th & 7th Grades Youth Group, offsite

12:00pm Youth & Teen Choirs, Sanctuary

1:00pm Sisterhood Chocolate Seder, Radnitz Social Hall (see above)

3:00pm Young Families Outing, offsite

5:30pm Beyond Next Dor, offsite

Upcoming Events

Monday, March 26

10:00am LIFT Classes: Boardroom, Youth Lounge, Room 135

11:30am Adult Education Great Decisions Class, Learning Center

7:00pm Temple Executive Committee Meeting, Boardroom

Tuesday, March 27

4:30pm Plano Midweek Hebrew, St. Andrew

Wednesday, March 28

10:00am LIFT Classes: Boardroom, Youth Lounge, Room 135

12:00pm Lunch & Learn, Learning Center

4:30pm Midweek Hebrew, Temple

6:30pm Next Dor, Temple

7:00pm Adult Education Great Decisions Class, Boardroom

Friday, March 30

First Night of Passover

NO Wine and Cheese Reception

6:00pm Erev Passover Service, Epstein Chapel

Saturday, March 31

8:45am Torah Study, Learning Center

9:00am Judaism 101, Boardroom

10:30am Morning Worship, Epstein Chapel

6:00pm 2nd Night Community Passover Seder, Radnitz Social Hall (see above)

6:00pm Shabbat ShaHOME Passover Seder, offsite

Lifelong Learning Council

Contact Lifelong Learning Chair Howard Gottlieb at

Munchkins Minyan

Saturday, April 21

10:30am Epstein Chapel followed by an Oneg in the Boardroom

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

Saturday morning include Torah, prayers and songs followed by a delicious Kiddush.

For more information, contact the Young Families Committee at

Temple Shalom Mamas

for Moms and Babies ages 0-2yrs

Sundays, April 22 & May 6

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

Wednesday, April 4

7:00pm Boardroom - No Charge

Free Popcorn provided

The Frisco Kid with Gene Wilder and Harrison Ford

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  (March 24)


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.


Traditions phone number: (972) 661-1850

New Passover Merchandise is in!

As we look forward to the spring season, it’s not too early to begin thinking about Passover. The first Seder is March 30th and Traditions wants to help make yours more memorable. We have a large collection of beautiful Seder Plates, Haggadot, Matzah Covers, Kiddush cups and more. Embrace the beauty of the season and let Traditions be your source for unique, one-of-a-kind items.

March Hours

Tuesdays 12:00pm-5:00pm

Wednesdays 12:00pm-5:00pm

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

  (CLOSED 3/30 - first seder)

Sundays 9:30am-1:30pm (CLOSED 3/18)

Make an appointment with one of our Invitation Mavens,

Harriet Mador (972.898.2277) or Clare Fishman (469.438.9956)

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 


Fill your Shabbat with Shalom and a Special Oneg

Please note that this offer does not apply to Bar and Bat Mitzvah sponsorships since these Onegs are designed to serve larger numbers of guests and provide specialty food items.

The work week ends and Shabbat begins at Temple Shalom. A glass of wine…a nibble of cheese…. surrounded by friends… a time to rest your mind and fill your heart with song.

Temple Shalom Sisterhood proudly hosts the wine and cheese Onegs every Friday night because we know how important it is to chill, relax, and surround yourself with purpose and meaning. The Onegs are a time to bring friends and family together, celebrate the precious moments in your life.

Until the end of May, Sisterhood is offering Oneg sponsorships for $36!!! 

Maybe it’s a birthday, an anniversary, a great report card, a friend visiting from out of town, a job promotion…or no reason at all. The best part of hosting is that all you have to do it show up and Sisterhood does the rest! We promise it will be special, and your sponsorship will be acknowledged with our table signage.

We look forward to hosting your Oneg.

Please contact Chris Harris at or call 972-742-5506 for more information.


Guys Night Out

Thursday, April 12

Wander in the wilderness of Arbor Hills Park

6701 W. Parker Road, Plano

Followed by dinner at Gazeebo Burgers

6009 W. Parker Road

RSVP to Ray Farris.

Questions? Call or Text Ray 214-288-7297.

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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

College Connections

College Connections Chair Karen Stock 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


Shabbat ShaHOME Passover Seder will be Saturday, March 31st.


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

Help Rebuild Port Arthur Area Impacted by Hurricane Harvey:

Nechama - a Jewish Response to Disaster - has moved its base of operations to Port Arthur. Spring Break is around the corner and this could be a way to help Texans recover from Hurricane Harvey. An informative guide to their work in the "Golden Triangle," can be found here.

"You may contact Nechama directly at, but let us know about your experience:!"

You can follow them on:

Facebook: NECHAMAjdisasterrelief

Instagram: nechamadisasterrelief

Twitter: NECHAMA


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.

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:

"Every time we talk to someone, listen to them as if you were meeting them for the first time. Imagine talking like that each and every time we conversed with one another!"

Dalton Kehoe, Ph.D.

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. There are many ways to help and support LIFT at Shalom! 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

For more information or to sign-up, please visit

Serve Lunch at The Bridge

First Tuesday of the Month All Year

April 3

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 and last cooking time until the fall is April 8th.


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.

Community Events

6th Annual Jewish Community Relations Council Interfaith Seder

Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thursday, March 22nd


Congregation Shearith Israel

Click here for flyer with all the details and RSVP information.

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Celebrating Israel at 70

An Evening with Alon Ben-Gurion

Monday, March 26th


Congregation Shearith Israel

9401 Douglas Ave.

Click here for flyer with registration information.

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Celebrating Israel at 70

Sunday, May 6th

Noon to 4:00pm at JCC Dallas

7900 Northaven Road, Dallas FREE PARKING

Food, Fun, Games and Ruach! Free for the Entire Family.

Click here for flyer.

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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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Click here for application link.

Shorashim - Israel With Israelis allows applicants to customize their Birthright Israel adventures with countless date and program options, and travel with Israelis for the entire experience!

Spread the word to anyone you know who is eligible to travel this summer! Make sure they take 10 minutes to apply TODAYto travel with Shorashim & Jewish National Fund!

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Enjoy this year's production of Fiddler on the Roof Jr. at the Aaron Family Jewish Community Center.

Click here for information on tickets and events leading up to the performance.

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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.

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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.

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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