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Calendar reminders


Weekly Reminders, May 14, 2018

Chagall Y’all

Wednesday, May 16

7:00pm Boardroom

If you walk the halls of Temple Shalom, you will notice 24 signed prints of Marc Chagall, which were a gift of Cecile and I.A. Victor. The “Story of the Exodus” includes framed explanations of the text depicted in each print. We have asked Dr. Jill Casid, a professor at the University of Wisconsin, Department of Art History (who grew up at Temple Shalom) to comment further on Chagall’s life, his sacred and secular works, and his impact on other artists. Following her presentation in the boardroom, she will offer a guided tour of the 24 prints, with additional commentary.

“Celebrating our First Fruits: A Shavuot Experience”

Sunday, May 20

10:30am Sanctuary

Shavuot, the Jewish summer Harvest festival, celebrates the occasion of welcoming the harvest - the first fruits of season. It is a time of joy and celebration, which through the years has especially been a time to welcome the newest generations into our families.

Please join together with Rabbi Paley, Rabbi Boxman and Cantor Avery for a service of remembrance (Yizkor) of our loved ones, followed by a welcoming our babies concluding with lunch and harvesting activities!

Tour Our Temple Take Two – Learn and Share our History:

Sunday, May 20

11:30am following the Shavuot Yizkor Service

As part of our Shavuot Festivities, Past Presidents Paddy and Barry Epstein will host a one-hour tour of our Sanctuary and Chapel. During this interesting and informative hour, we will learn about the rich tradition and meaning of the construction, artwork, symbols and history of our Temple, and specifically, its worship areas. Impress your friends and fellow congregants with your insights and knowledge of our beautiful space. 

Treats will be served at the end of the tour.

PS - if you are interested, we are also recruiting new docents for our Temple to host visitors and explain our traditions - this tour will prepare you well for the opportunity to share with our guests or even just with your friends and family.

For more information, and/or to RSVP, please contact Jeff Kort – or 972-333-0809. 

Get a 20% Discount on Tickets ordered through May 25th.

Click here for all of the details.

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Young Adult Connection

Young Families


This Week

Monday, May 14

10:00am LIFT classes

7:00pm Sisterhood Board Meeting, Boardroom

Wednesday, May 16

10:00am LIFT classes

12:00pm Lunch & Learn, Learning Center

7:00pm Chagall Y'all Adult Education program, Boardroom with a reception offsite (see above)

Friday, May 18

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

6:30pm Shabbat Service, Epstein Chapel

Saturday, May 19

8:45am Torah Study, Learning Center

9:00am Judaism 101, Boardroom

9:00am Judaica Studies, Room 200

10:30am Jake Schuler Bar Mitzvah Service, Sanctuary

10:30am Morning Worship, Epstein Chapel

Shavuot observances will be held Sunday morning

Sunday, May 20

10:30am Shavuot Yizkor Service and Blessing of the Babies, Sanctuary

11:30am Tour of Our Holy Spaces, Epstein Chapel

Upcoming Events

Monday, May 21

10:00am LIFT classes

7:00pm Temple Executive Committee Meeting, Boardroom

Tuesday, May 22

7:00pm Israel Connection Meeting, Boardroom

Wednesday, May 23

10:00am LIFT classes

12:00pm Lunch & Learn, Learning Center

Thursday, May 24

10:30am Caregivers' Day Out, Learning Center

6:00pm Brotherhood Installation Dinner and Ceremony, Radnitz Social Hall (see below)

Friday, May 25

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

6:30pm Shabbat Service, Epstein Chapel

Saturday, May 26

8:45am Torah Study, Learning Center

9:00am Judaism 101, Boardroom

10:30am Gavin Liebnick and Owen Liebnick B'nei Mitzvah Service, Sanctuary

10:30am Haley Kirschner Bat Mitzvah Service and Morning Worship, Epstein Chapel

5:00pm Jacob Sanders Bar Mitzvah Service, Epstein Chapel

Monday, May 28

Temple is Closed in Observance of Memorial Day.

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Traditions phone number: (972) 661-1850


Tuesdays 12:30pm-5:00pm

Wednesdays 12:30pm-5:00pm

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

Traditions has a wide selection of gifts for that special woman in your life.

Featuring the Star of David "Butterfly" Necklace. The story of the origin of these necklaces is fascinating.

During the time of the Spanish Inquisition, Moreno Jews, forced converts to Christianity, maintained their traditions and Jewish identity in secret by wearing convertible jewelry such as these two necklaces. Worn as a star in the privacy of the home, the Star of David converted to a flight of sparking butterflies when worn in public.

We also have new bagel serving plates with matching bagel salt and pepper shakers, a new selection of car mezuzot and much more.

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.


Brotherhood Board Installation

Thursday, May 24

6:00pm Radnitz Social Hall

Dinner is FREE for Brotherhood members and their families.

Reservations are required to order the correct amount of food.

RSVP by Monday, May 21 to Steve Weintraub.

Lifelong Learning Council

Contact Lifelong Learning Chair Howard Gottlieb at


Lunch and Learn

Wednesdays, 12:00pm in the Learning Center

An exciting opportunity to engage in conversation with other learners and with Jewish texts concerning important and timely issues.


Torah Study

Saturdays, 8:45am in the 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, 9:00am, 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.

Connections Council

Contact Connection Council Chair Kimberly Kort 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. 

College Connections

College Connections Chair Karen Stock at

Shalom Silver

For the 55+ crowd.

Questions or activity ideas: Contact Kim Kort 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


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

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

The festival of Shavuot contains a lesson about providing for the poor during the celebration of the harvest and first fruits. In keeping with this commandment, please bring the following items to our Shavuot celebration on Sunday, May 20th. 

Canned Green Beans and Mustard

*These items will go to the Wilkinson Center as part of our shared mitzvah work with Friends for Good (our first cohort has a mitzvah day planned at Wilkinson and we need your donations). 

Small oranges, or clementines for students at LIFT and the Refugee Services of Texas.

Donations are welcome during our service on May 20 but may be dropped off at Temple during the week of May 14-20th at the religious school entrance and front foyer.

Help Rebuild Areas Impacted by Hurricane Harvey:

Nechama - a Jewish Response to Disaster - has moved its base of operations to Port Arthur.

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

Hurricane, Fire, Earthquake and Gun Victim Relief Efforts

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:

“Never ask anyone over 70 how they feel. They’ll tell you.” Barbara Bush

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

June 5

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

We have finished for the Spring and will begin again in the Fall.

Thank You to all who helped us this year.


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 provide input about ritual, observance and worship at Temple Shalom.

Community Events

The JCC has an awesome performing arts camp for Kids entering Grades 3-9.

Here is a link so you can see our video:

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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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