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Temple Shalom Weekly Reminders, October 23, 2017

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Early Childhood Education


Lifelong Learning

Religious School


Tikkun Olam/Social Action



Young Adult Connection

Young Families




The URJ is hosting a Day of Learning with a program entitled

“How Successful Congregations Embrace Change”

Sunday, October 29th - Temple Shalom

It is an interactive dialogue across North America about the changing landscape of our world and its impact on Jewish life. The featured speaker is Anita Diamant.

The DFW contingent will meet at our home, Temple Shalom. The cost is $10 and it includes lunch and program materials. It is designed for professional and lay leadership. Since it is at Temple Shalom, it would be great if we had a big contingent from our congregation in attendance.

If you are able and interested, you can sign up by going to  Registration closes on Thursday, October 26th.

If you have any questions, you may direct them to Myron Schwitzer.


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.

Our Annual


continues thru October 31st.

Click here to take part in our virtual food drive benefiting the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB).

Thank you for helping Temple Shalom Make a Difference!

Sisterhood Paid-Up Dinner

Wednesday, October 25th

6:30pm Radnitz Social Hall

Evening includes announcement of 2017 Woman of Valor AND drawing for Raffle Baskets.

Click here for Raffle information.

Click here for Dinner information.

Attendees may pay at the event (membership dues and/or for guests), check or credit card.

Adult Education Program

Understanding the Prophets:

A Catholic's viewpoint of apocalyptic literature

Analyzing & unmasking the text of Jeremiah, Isaiah & Daniel

Wednesday, October 25th

7:00-8:30pm Boardroom

No RSVP required.

Dr. Dorothy Jonaitis is a lifelong educator of more than 53 years, with 29 of the years in adult education. She is a committed lay Catholic, currently teaching in the catechetical program of the Diocese of Dallas as well as doing adjunct teaching and conferences. She also teaches online Bible classes for Loyola University Chicago. She is the author of Unmasking Apocalyptic Texts: A Guide to Preaching and Teaching.


8:30AM TO 10:30AM


Come with your family and friends to enjoy a full breakfast sponsored by Temple Shalom Brotherhood and the Israel Connection Committee and hear the stories of two inspiring young Israelis, Kayla and Itamar, brought to us by "Stand with Us". Learn about their struggles, their successes, their military service, and their hopes and dreams. Ask the tough questions, and learn what it is actually like to live in a country that is the subject of so much discussion in the media and on campus.

Please RSVP no later than Tuesday, October 24th

to Anita Weinstein at or 214-403-1087.

golf course




Click here for the flyer.

Click here for the player sign-up form.

Now is the time to get involved.

This Week

Monday, October 23

10:00am LIFT Classes, Boardroom and Youth Lounge

Tuesday, October 24

4:30pm Plano Mid-week Hebrew, St. Andrew

6:15pm Adult Choir Pot Luck, Learning Center

6:30pm Brotherhood 50th Anniversary Meeting, Boardroom

7:00pm Adult Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary

Wednesday, October 25

10:00am LIFT Classes, Boardroom & Youth Lounge

Lunch and Learn has been postponed until November 1st.

4:30pm Mid-week Hebrew, Temple

6:30pm Next Dor, Temple

6:30pm Sisterhood Paid-Up Dinner, Radnitz Social Hall (see above)

7:00pm Adult Education Program "Understanding the Prophets", Boardroom (see above)

Thursday, October 26

10:30am Caregivers' Day Out, Learning Center

6:00pm DAI Citizenship Work Group Meeting, offsite (see Tikkun Olam Council below)

Friday, October 27

BBYO Regional Kallah begins

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

6:30pm Service with 6th & 7th Grade Participation, Epstein Chapel

Grade Level dinner following services

Saturday, October 28

8:45am Torah Study, Learning Center

10:30am Ethan Feinstein Bar Mitzvah Service, Epstein Chapel

10:30am Morning Worship, Sanctuary

5:00pm Avery Newberg Bat Mitzvah Service, Epstein Chapel

Sunday, October 29

8:30am Brotherhood / Israel Connections Breakfast & Guest Speakers, Radnitz Social Hall (see above)

9:30am Religious School

9:30am Stay & Schmooze, Congregational Gathering Space

11:30am 5th Grade Junior Youth Group, Temple Grounds

Noon 6th & 7th Grades Junior Youth Group, Learning Center

Noon Youth/Teen Choirs Rehearsal, Sanctuary

12:30pm How Successful Congregations Embrace Change, Boardroom (see above)

1:00pm Caring Congregation Meeting, Blumin Room

Upcoming Events

Monday, October 30

10:00am LIFT Classes, Boardroom and Youth Lounge

Tuesday, October 31

4:30pm Plano Mid-week Hebrew, St. Andrew

Wednesday, November 1

10:00am LIFT Classes, Boardroom & Youth Lounge

12:00pm Lunch and Learn, Learning Center

4:30pm Mid-week Hebrew, Temple

6:30pm Next Dor, Temple

6:30pm Food Truck Palooza Committee Meeting, Boardroom

7:00pm Lifelong Learning Council Meeting, Blumin Room

Thursday, November 2

6:30pm Sisterhood Bunco Palio's Pizza

Friday, November 3

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

6:30pm Service, Epstein Chapel

Saturday, November 4

8:45am Torah Study, Learning Center

9:00am Judaica Studies, Room 200

9:00am Judaism 101, Boardroom

10:30am Morning Worship, Epstein Chapel

5:00pm Jamie Thomas Bat Mitzvah Service, Epstein Chapel

Sunday, November 5

3:30pm DAI Citywide Action Meeting, offsite (See Tikkun Olam Council below)

Lifelong Learning Council

Contact Lifelong Learning Chair Howard Gottlieb at

Temple Shalom Mamas

for Moms and Babies ages 0-2yrs

10:00am-11:30am Rabiner Children's Library

Check out our new monthly play group.

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

Munchkins Minyan

Friday, November 10

6:00pm Boardroom

Families with children ages 6 and under, please join us as we come togethe rin prayer. Friday night services include singing, prayers and, of course, challah.

For more information, contact the Young Families Committee at

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

Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Paley

Returns on Wednesday, NOVEMBER 1ST

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  (November 4 & 18)


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.


Contact Temple Shalom Youth Advisor Hallie Weiner with any questions.

Click here for flyer with Junior Youth Groups (Kindergarten thru 7th grades) Events.

Click here for flyer with 8th-12th grades Youth Group Events.


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!



Thursday, November 2nd

6:30pm to 9:00pm

Palio's Pizza (Park/Preston in Plano)

Cost $5, plus the cost of your dinner

Please bring a dessert, fruit or wine to share.

RSVP to Randi Shapiro at



We now have Select, Beautiful Tallitot on sale at 30% off and Select Merchandise on sale at 40% off. With B’nei Mitzvah time approaching this is the perfect time to shop for your invitations, always 10-25% off. Make an appointment with one of our Invitation Mavens, Harriet Mador (972.898.2277) or Clare Fishman (469.438.9956).

Now in stock: B'nei Mitzvah presents for girls and boys, necklaces, bracelets, mezuzzot, kiddush cups, kippas, tzedakah boxes, yads, stands with miniature Torahs, and much more.

October Hours

Tuesdays and Wednesdays 12pm-5pm

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

Sundays 9:30am - 1:30pm 

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 

Traditions phone number: (972) 661-1850

Connections Council

Contact Connection Council Chair Kimberly Kort at

College Connections

Is your child headed off or going back to college this fall? Give us your child's mailing address to receive care packages and stay connected to our congregation while away from home.

The form is on the Temple website.

Questions? Contact College Connections Chair Karen Stock 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

Upcoming event !!! Date to be released soon.... 

Escape Room activity and dinner! 

Shalom Silver

For the 55+ crowd. Questions? Contact

Our Next Get-together Will Be

Sunday, November 19


Imperial Cuisine Richardson

located in Dal-Rich Towne Center, Coit and W Belt Line, Richardson

Great Chinese food. Let's eat and plan for the future of Shalom Silver!

Please RSVP to Judy Utay at


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


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:

When talking to the dying, use "one ear to hear everything that has been said and use the other, to hear everything that has NOT been said" (what has been forbidden to say).

Stephen Jenkinson

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.

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

November 7

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 November 13.


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.

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

Upcoming DAI Events:

DAI Citizenship Work Group Meeting

Thursday, October 26th


and Monthly Meeting (open to all) at 7:00pm

Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, 2800 Valwood Parkway, Farmers Branch

DAI Citywide Action

Sunday, November 5th

3:30 PM

Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, 2800 Valwood Parkway, Farmers Branch

Catholic Bishop Dennis Burns, many interfaith leaders and local police chiefs will be present. Join those from DAI member organizations for this event.

Contact Barry Lachman, 214-808-0042 (cell) for information.

Worship Council

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

Community Events

be.the Voice of the J

Saturday, November 4th

at The Bomb Factory

Information at:

Our own Rabbi Ariel Boxman is one of the performers.

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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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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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Event for Family Caregivers 

Are you or someone you know exhausted from being responsible for the care of a parent, grandparent, spouse, in-law or other relative? Cariloop and Friends Place Adult Day Services are hosting a Family Caregiver Symposium at the Richardson Civic Center on November 3rd. The conference will feature presentations by nationally recognized doctors and medical professionals who will help you continue to provide the best care for your loved one. Breakfast and lunch are included with the registration of $30.00.

You may register at

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Bnai Zion Texas Region's Magic & Miracles Fundraiser on Sunday October 29 at the Westin. The fun begins at 6pm with a silent auction and vaad supervised dinner. Internationally known illusionist Chris Korn will provide the evening's entertainment with his unique sleight of hand skills. For more information call Avrille Harris Cohen at 

972 918 9200 or visit

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Tycher Library Community Read

Monday, October 30th


Zale Auditorium, Aaron Family JCC

Author Mark Sullivan will discuss his novel Beneath A Scarlet Sky. Based on a true story of a forgotten righteous gentile, this novel is an epic tale of one young man's incredible courage and resilience through one of Italy's darkest hours during WWII.

RSVP by Friday, October 27 to or 214-239-7131.

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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. 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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