Weekly Reminders, June 18, 2018

Lay Led Learners

"If it's Wednesday, it must be Lay Led Learning."

12:30pm in the Learning Center

We will begin this summer with the ever-popular Ted Gold:

June 20th - "A little Jewish Trivia"

June 27th - Ken Parker "American Zionism"

July 4th & 11th NO CLASS

July 18th thru August 22nd TBA

We need volunteers to cover additional sessions especially July 18 & 25. All of you that voted to continue this program, please step up.

If you intend to attend next week, please let me know.

Contact Ken Parker.

3rd Annual Israel Today Community Symposium

Sunday, August 12

8:30am - 5:30pm at Temple Shalom

Gain Insight into Israel's History, Contribution to the World, Pro-Israel Non-Jewish Communities, and Current Issues.

Register Online at www.israeltodaydallas.org

Click here to download the flyer.

Questions? Please contact Anita Weinstein at israeltodaydallas@gmail.com or 214-403-1087.

Tickets available at the door and online.

Yahrzeit Plaques

If you wish to order a yahrzeit plaque in time to have it placed prior to the High Holy Days, the order must be placed no later than July 12. Contact Joy or 972-661-1810 x 200 in the Administration Office for a form. Plaques are $360.00.

Members may order plaques for any loved one. Non-members may order a plaque in memory of a Temple Shalom member.

Quick Links

Website: www.templeshalomdallas.org


Early Childhood Education


Lifelong Learning

Religious School


Tikkun Olam/Social Action



Young Adult Connection

Young Families


This Week

Monday, June 18

10:00am LIFT classes

7:15pm Brotherhood Board Meeting, Boardroom

Wednesday, June 20

10:00am LIFT classes

12:30pm Lay Led Learners, Learning Center (see above)

Friday, June 22

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

6:30pm Shabbat Service, Epstein Chapel

Saturday, June 23

8:45am Torah Study, Learning Center

10:30am Morning Minyan, Epstein Chapel

1:45pm Sisterhood/Brotherhood Coffee Break Book Club, offsite (see below)

Sunday, June 24

2:30pm Brotherhood Family Outing at Lone Star Park (see below)

Upcoming Events

Monday, June 25

10:00am LIFT classes

7:00pm Temple Executive Committee Meeting, Boardroom

Tuesday, June 26

7:00pm Sisterhood Social Action Kick-off, Learning Center (see below)

7:30pm Cantors Concert, Temple Emanu-El (see above)

Wednesday, June 27

10:00am LIFT classes

12:30pm Lay Led Learners, Learning Center (see above)

Thursday, June 28

10:30am Caregivers' Day Out, Learning Center

Friday, June 29

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

6:30pm Shabbat Service, Epstein Chapel

Saturday, June 30

8:45am Torah Study, Learning Center

9:00am Judaica Studies, Room 200

10:30am Morning Minyan, Epstein Chapel

Traditions logo 2011


Traditions phone number: (972) 661-1850

Summer Hours

Tuesdays & Wednesdays 12:00pm-3:00pm

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

Traditions Summer Sale Trifecta

Continues thru Friday, July 15th

1. Many items on sale up to 40% off!

2. Buy $20.00 worth of merchandise and get the book In the Sands of Sinai, a Physician's account of The Yom Kippur War by Itzhak Brook MD for free. (while supplies last)

3. Come in and get your invitations for the simchas in your life, invitations always 10-25% off.

We also have new bagel serving plates with matching bagel salt and pepper shakers (full price items), 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 Traditions Director Marsha Lefkof at (214) 354-3548 or visit us on the Temple Shalom website or on Facebook at facebook.com/traditions.dallas 


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.

Extended until the end of May 2019, Sisterhood is offering Celebration 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. 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 nansnotes1@gmail.com or call 972-742-5506 for more information.



Coffee Break Book Club

Saturday, June 23


The meeting will be held at Carolee Blumin's home near Campbell/Preston in Dallas. Temple members only.

Our book is The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff.

RSVP by June 18 to Ilene Zidow.

Sisterhood Social Action Kick-off

Tuesday, June 26

Women of Reform Judaism Lead The Way: Valor, Advocacy, and the Commandment to Repair the World Through Jewish Texts

Discussion will be led by Debbie Niederman

7:00pm new location - Temple Learning Center

Email or call Staci at 214-529-7780 by June 21st to RSVP.

Refreshments will be served.


Lone Star Park

Lone Star Park

Sunday, June 24


Join us as we Horse Around at LSP. Meet at the paddock. First post is 2:35pm. Family discount night: Free admission for 62 and over, or bring a Pepsi can and get free admission and a free large Pepsi. We won't have seats but are free to wander around the entire first level. For details, contact Stephen Falk.

Lifelong Learning Council

Contact Lifelong Learning Chair Howard Gottlieb at lifelonglearning@templeshalomdallas.org.


Lay Led Learners "If it's Wednesday, it must be Lay Led Learning."


12:30pm in the Learning Center

Begins June 20th.

Guest Presenters with Varying Topics each class. Questions? Contact Ken Parker.


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 (June 16 & 30)

9:00am in 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.

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.

Serve Lunch at The Bridge

First Tuesday of the Month All Year

July 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.

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.

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 www.nechama.org, but let us know about your experience: tikkunolam@templeshalomdallas.org!"

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. 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 blachman@sbcglobal.net or Tikkun Olam Chairs Debra Levy-Fritts or Jody Pearson 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 Lonna Rae Silverman and Jacque Comroe at caring@templeshalomdallas.org

Jo-Ann's Quote of the Week:

With suicide rates rising, this seems very appropriate:

“If people feel they have no hope, you can say, ‘Then hold onto me.’”

Jack Rainier

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 lift@templeshalomdallas.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

For more information or to sign-up, please visit www.readingpartners.org

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

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

Thank You to all who helped us this year.

Connections Council

Contact Connection Council Chair Kimberly Kort at connections@templeshalomdallas.org.

Shalom Silver

For the 55+ crowd.

Questions or activity ideas: Contact Kim Kort at shalomsilver@templeshalomdallas.org.


Sunday, July 15

1:00pm - 3:00pm in the Radnitz Social Hall

Come to PLAY, KIBBITZ and ENJOY THE CAMARADERIE of friends. Don't miss the fun!!

Cost: $2 person - cash or check payable at the door.

Great Prizes and lots of Yummy Snacks.

RSVP to Judy Parker. RSVPs are a must so we will know how many to plan for.

Young Families Group

For families with children 10 and Younger. Contact youngfamilies@templeshalomdallas.org.

For event information, see our Facebook page.

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 YAC 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 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 daveninganddining@templeshalomdallas.org.

Worship Council

Please contact our Worship Committee Chair at worship@templeshalomdallas.org provide input about ritual, observance and worship at Temple Shalom.

Community Events

Please join ADL and the Richardson Interfaith Alliance for an Evening of Harmony. This free community event will include live music, children's activities and a bring your own picnic dinner. For more information, contact Leah White at LeahWhite@adl.org

Click here for flyer.

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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: www.DallasHolocaustMuseum.org

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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