Temple Shalom Weekly Reminders, November 20, 2017

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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.

We Are Once Again 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

Let's Celebrate the B'Nei Mitzvah Classes!

Sunday, December 3rd

5:00 - 7:00pm

Temple Shalom is inviting parents and kids in the 6th, 7th and 8th grade to celebrate with their B'nei Mitzvah class! Please join us for community camaraderie, pizza, salad, dessert, and games! Whether you are gearing up for your Bar/Bat Mitzvah, or have already celebrated this milestone, please come to have some fun, connect with clergy and get to know other temple families!

This is event is being held at a private home. Please email Lauren Green at lzgreentx@gmail.com or call/text 203-219-4791 to RSVP and receive further information.

Adult Education

Temple Shalom Movie Night

Wednesday, November 29th

7:00pm Boardroom - No Charge

Hosted by Dennis Eichelbaum

Funny Girl (1968)

The breakout Oscar winning performance that made Barbra Streisand a national sensation. The story of Fanny Brice is not only amusing, but also tell the poignant story of moving from the lower East Side to the Lights on Broadway.

This Week

Monday, November 20

10:00am LIFT Classes, Boardroom and Youth Lounge

7:15pm Brotherhood Board Meeting, Boardroom

Tuesday, November 21

16th Annual Temple Golf Tournament, Prestonwood Country Club (see box above)

Wednesday, November 22

Temple Closes at 1:00pm in Observance of Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 23

Temple Closed in Observance of Thanksgiving

Friday, November 24

Temple Offices Closed in Observance of Thanksgiving

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

6:30pm Shabbat Service, Epstein Chapel

Saturday, November 25

8:45am Torah Study, Learning Center

10:30am Morning Worship, Epstein Chapel

Upcoming Events

Monday, November 27

7:00pm Temple Executive Committee Meeting, Boardroom

Tuesday, November 28

7:00pm Adult Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary

Wednesday, November 29

12:00pm Lunch and Learn, Learning Center

7:00pm Adult Ed Movie Night, Boardroom (see box above)

7:00pm Sisterhood Executive Board, Learning Center

Friday, December 1

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

6:30pm Shabbat Service, Epstein Chapel

8:00pm Shabbat ShaHOME, Rabbi Boxman & Asher Saida's Home (see Connections Council below)

Saturday, December 2

8:45am Torah Study, Learning Center

9:00am Judaica Studies, Room 200

9:00am Judaism 101, Boardroom

10:30am Morning Worship, Epstein Chapel

10:30am Brooke Rifkin Bat Mitzvah Service, Sanctuary

5:00pm Hayley Polkes Bat Mitzvah Service, Sanctuary

Sunday, December 3

9:30am Religious School

9:30am Stay & Schmooze, Congregational Gathering Space

9:30am 3rd Grade Family Education, Radnitz Social Hall

10:00am Temple Shalom Mamas, Rabiner Children's Library (see Lifelong Learning Council below)

11:30am 5th Grade Tribe Youth Group, Youth Lounge

12:00pm Teen & Youth Choirs Rehearsal, Sanctuary

12:30pm Sisterhood Little Sister Yoga, Radnitz Social Hall (see Sisterhood below)

5:00pm Celebrate B'nei Mitzvah Classes, offsite (see box above)

Lifelong Learning Council

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

Temple Shalom Mamas

for Moms and Babies ages 0-2yrs

Sunday, December 3rd

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

Saturday, December 16th

10:30am Boardroom

Families with children ages 6 and under, please join us as we come together in prayer.

Saturday services include Torah, prayers and songs followed by a delicious Kiddush.

For more information, contact the Young Families Committee at youngfamilies@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 Adult Education Chair Jim Waldorf at adulted@templeshalomdallas.org.

Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Paley

Wednesdays (no class November 22nd)

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  (December 2, 16, 30)


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 November Youth Group Events.


Movember - Men's Health Issues Month

Join the Brotherhood's Movember team:


to raise money for men's health.

See our Activities in the box at the top.

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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!



Mother/Daughter Yoga

Sunday, December 3rd 12:30pm to 2:30pm Radnitz Social Hall

Please join us for our Little Sister Yoga event! Bring your daughter, niece, granddaughter, cousin, special girl in your life...... Our very own Temple member, Stephanie Spett, will be leading us in Yoga followed by light snacks and drinks. 

Sisterhood Members - FREE and Non-members- $10 per family. You may pay at the event.

Please RSVP to Michelle Falk at mhfalk05@yahoo.com no later than November 27th.

We will also be collecting new regular sized Shampoo, Conditioner and Hand soap to be donated to The Family Place.

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Gourmet Lunch Bunch

Friday, December 8th 12:00pm

Remington's Seafood Grill

4580 Belt Line Road, Addison (just west of Addison Road on the south side)

Please join us for good seafood, fun and friends. Please RSVP by December 4th to Marsha Lefkof or Anita Corenblith:

marshalefkof@yahoo.com 214.354.3548

acoren@swbell.net 214.808.0860


We now have Select, Beautiful Tallitot on sale at 30% off and Select Merchandise on sale at 40% off. Invitations are always 10-25% off.

Make an appointment with one of our Invitation Mavens, Harriet Mador (972.898.2277) or Clare Fishman (469.438.9956).


Tuesdays 12pm-5pm

Wednesdays 12pm-5pm (Closed 11/22)

Fridays 12pm-3pm and 5:30pm-6:25pm (Closed 11/24)

Sunday (Closed 11/26)

Mark Your Calendar: NO TAX DAY

Sunday, December 3rd, 9:30am - 1:30pm

Stretch your dollar…Shop all-day and pay NO SALES TAX on anything!

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 Chair Kimberly Kort at connections@templeshalomdallas.org

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 collegeconnections@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 YAC Chair Janel Cassorla with ideas for fun at youngadults@templeshalomdallas.org.

Shabbat ShaHOME Shabbat Dinners

8:00pm - 11:00pm at Rabbi Boxman and Asher Saida's Home

RSVP to aboxman@templeshalomdallas.org

Mark your calendar with these Friday dates:

Dec. 1, Jan. 5, Feb. 2, March 2

Shalom Silver

For the 55+ crowd. Questions? Contact shalomsilver@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.

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. 

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 Lonna Rae Silverman and Jacque Comroe at caring@templeshalomdallas.org

Jo-Ann's Quote of the Week:

"Why wait for a terminal diagnosis before opening to the potential grace and wonder of this living moment. No one can afford to put this work off any longer, because almost no one knows the day on which the last year begins."

A Year to Live by Stephen Levine

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 lift@templeshalomdallas.org 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

December 5th

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 December 10th.


Caregivers' Day Out

10:30am - 2:30pm

2nd and 4th Thursdays (No Meeting Nov. 23rd)

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)

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.

Worship Council

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

Community Events

Youth Theater Production at the JCC, JPAS, Announces This Year’s Mainstage Production……Fiddler on the Roof, JR. Ages 6-18

JPAS, J Performing Arts Space, brings a new twist on tradition with Fiddler on the Roof, JR. JPAS brings together top local theater professional to teach and inspire young minds. To participate, please register at jccdallas.org/fiddler.

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Community Teen Havdalah featuring Eric and Happie

Saturday, December 9th 8:00pm

Aaron Family Jewish Community Center

Click here for the flyer with all the details and RSVP information.

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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: www.jewishdallas.org/missions

Click here for info to share.

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It’s Back…ONE Night. ONE Event. ONE Community

Be sure to register to ONE Night starring comedian Howie Mandel as we come together as a community to connect, celebrate and laugh. The event, in its third year and generously presented by BB&T, is chaired by Angela Horowitz & Doug French, Jolie & Michael Newman and Natalie & Michael Waldman, will take place on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at McFarlin Auditorium on the Southern Methodist University (SMU) campus. Doors open at 6:30 and the program starts at 7:30 pm. ONE Night is the Federation’s largest, annual fundraising and outreach event of the year supporting the Jewish community in Dallas, Israel and in more than 70 countries around the world. Last year’s ONE Night with Jim Gaffigan was a huge success with more than 1,200 in attendance raising more than $1 million dollars. There is no charge to attend the event but a suggested minimum gift to the Federation’s Annual Campaign is required. More information about donating can be found at jewishdallas.org/onenight.

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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.

Click here for info to share.

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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. 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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