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Yom Shlishi, 27 Iyyar 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.

What's Happening at Temple Shalom


Temple Shalom Weekly Reminders, May 22, 2017

Quick Links

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



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!

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.

Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Paley

Wednesday, May 24


Learning Center

Join us for our last class before our Summer break.

Torah, siddur, Star of David

Worship Committee Meeting

Tuesday, May 23

7:00pm Boardroom

If you want to be involved with this aspect of the community, please join us. These meetings are open to all Temple members.

If you have any ideas or comments and will not be able to attend, please email us.

The Congregation is Invited to Share in the Joy of

Rabbi Ariel Boxman and Asher Saida

on the Occasion of their son's Bris

Thursday, May 25

9:00am  -- Sanctuary

A reception will follow in the Radnitz Social Hall.

Shavuot Night of Learning

Tuesday, May 30

7:30pm - 10:00pm

Click here for the flyer.

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Wednesday, May 31

Shavuot Service with Yizkor

10:30am  Epstein Chapel

Temple Shalom Young Families Committee

Blessing of the Babies

Saturday, June 3rd  -- 10:30am

Morning Worship – Epstein Chapel

Rabbi Paley will give a special group blessing

to new babies (0-2 years old).

Immediately following services, everyone (babies, parents, grandparents, special friends) will gather for a family friendly reception in the Gathering Space!

Please RSVP to Jennifer Arndt  or 401-484-3456.

This Week

Monday, May 22

LIFT Class

10:00am Boardroom

Meditation with Cantor Avery

5:30pm Epstein Chapel

Executive Committee Meeting

6:30pm offsite

Tuesday, May 23

Worship Committee Meeting

7:00pm Boardroom

(see box above)

Wednesday, May 24

LIFT Class

10:00am Boardroom

Lunch & Learn

12:00pm Learning Center

Brotherhood Board Dinner & Installation

6:00pm Radnitz Social Hall and Epstein Chapel

(see below)

Thursday, May 25

Saida Baby Bris

9:00am Sanctuary & Radnitz Social Hall

Caregivers' Day Out

10:30am Learning Center

Friday, May 26

Wine and Cheese Reception

6:00pm Congregational Gathering Space

Shabbat Service

6:30pm Epstein Chapel

Saturday, May 27

Torah Study 

8:45am Learning Center

Madison and Alison Gadsby B'not Mitzvah Service

10:30am Epstein Chapel

Morning Worship

10:30am Sanctuary

Aliyah Blasband Bat Mitzvah Service

5:00pm Epstein Chapel

Upcoming Events

Monday, May 29

Temple Closed in Observance of Memorial Day.

Tuesday, May 30

Tikkun Leil Shavuot

7:30pm Radnitz Social Hall

(see box above)

Wednesday, May 31

Temple Offices Closed in Observance of Shavuot.

Shavuot Service with Yizkor

10:30am Epstein Chapel

Friday, June 2

Wine and Cheese Reception

6:00pm Congregational Gathering Space

Shabbat Service

6:30pm Epstein Chapel

Saturday, June 3

Torah Study 

8:45am Learning Center

Morning Worship & Blessing of the Babies

10:30am Epstein Chapel

(see box above)

Lifelong Learning Council

Contact Chairs Howard Gottlieb & Kamy Ross 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 us at adulted@templeshalomdallas.org.

Meditation with Cantor Avery

Mondays  5:30-6:00pm

May 22nd Epstein Chapel

It's the perfect time to transition from your busy day into a relaxing evening. Open to all who are interested. Come join us!


Brotherhood Installation Dinner & Ceremony

Wednesday, May 24

6:00pm - 8:00pm Radnitz Social Hall

The Installation Ceremony will take place in the Epstein Chapel following dinner. This event is FREE for Brotherhood members and their families. Reservations are required to order the correct amount of food. RSVP to Mark Fisher at dallasfish@aol.com or 214.923.5101.


Mazel Tov to Our Sisterhood 2017- 2019 Board!  



Financial Secretary – BRENDA BUTNICK

Recording Secretary – KAREN FISHKIND

Corresponding Secretary – WENDY NARZEM


May you go from Strength to Strength!  


Shavuot is May 30th. We have beautiful tallitot in from Israel just in time for the holiday, along with Torah scrolls encased in lucite.

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: 12:00-5:00pm (5/30: 12:00pm-2:30pm)

Wednesdays: 12:00-5:00pm (closed 5/31)

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

Connections Council

Contact Connection Council Chairs Julie Gothard or Keo Strull 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 Chair Janel Cassorla 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 Chairs Mark Fisher and Monica Sandler at  worship@templeshalomdallas.org to provide input about ritual, observance and worship at Temple Shalom.

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, Jo-Ann Saunders and Reesa Portnoy, at caring@templeshalomdallas.org
Jo-Ann's Quote of the Week:
"The night my last parent died.....I was more the bereft child than the grieving adult."

Midlife Orphan-Facing Life's Changes Now That Your Parents Are Gone by Jane Brooks

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 

June 6 
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.

Community Events

Dallas Holocaust Museum Presents:

Meet the Filmmaker
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Location: Temple Shalom

Sponsored by Temple members Jerri and Fred Grunewald

Click here for the flyer will all of the details and RSVP information.

Click here for their website.

Worship Services Online

Video streaming, webcasting, internet broadcasting, call it what you will, we're doing it! 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 Temple Shalom's website, www.templeshalomdallas.org 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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