Click here for volunteer opportunities, info on healthcare reform and more information on our programs!
Contact Chairs Debra Levy-Fritts or Jody Pearson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Tikkun Olam Chairs Debra Levy-Fritts or Jody Pearson email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.readingpartners.org
Serve Lunch at The Bridge
First Tuesday of the Month All Year
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.