Temple Shalom Weekly Reminders, February 19, 2018

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Sunday, February 25th

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Grounds on South Side of Temple

Come out and celebrate Purim with Temple Shalom Brotherhood and Temple Shalom Young Families! The picnic will include bounce houses, games, and other surprises. A hot dog lunch (vegetarian option available) will be available for $5. This event is open to people of all ages from throughout the community.

If you are interested in volunteering, we could always use more help.

You can sign up here - http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c45a4ac22a4fc1-purim

Temple Shalom

“Star Wars, the Purim Spiel”

Wednesday, February 28th

7:00pm Radnitz Social Hall

Join us for our original Star Wars themed

Purim Spiel.

Come early for a delicious dinner and family activities.

6:00pm-7:00pm – dinner and family activities

7:00pm-7:45pm – Purim Spiel

8:00pm – Martinis and More Megillah – Adult study

This event is open to the community- so bring your friends and don’t forget to wear a costume!

$12 adults - $8 kids

You can pay at the door, but please RSVP by February 26 to apaley@templeshalomdallas.org. For more information contact Rabbi Andrew Paley at 972-661-1810 or go to www.templeshalomdallas.org.

This Week

Monday, February 19

10:00am LIFT Classes: Boardroom, Room 200, Room 135

11:30am Adult Education Great Decisions class, Learning Center

5:30pm Group Meditation with Cantor Avery, Sanctuary

7:15pm Brotherhood Board Meeting, Boardroom

Tuesday, February 20

4:30pm Plano Midweek Hebrew, St. Andrew

6:45pm Food Truck Palooza Planning Meeting, Learning Center

7:00pm Adult Choir, Sanctuary

Wednesday, February 21

10:00am LIFT Classes: Boardroom, Youth Lounge, Room 135

12:00pm Lunch & Learn, Learning Center

4:30pm Midweek Hebrew, Temple Shalom

6:00pm Purim Spiel Rehearsal, Radnitz Social Hall

6:30pm Next Dor, Temple Shalom

7:00pm Adult Education Great Decisions class, Boardroom

Thursday, February 22

10:30am Caregivers' Day Out, Learning Center

Friday, February 23

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

6:30pm Adult Shabbat Service, Epstein Chapel

6:30pm 2nd & 3rd Grade Dinner, Radnitz Social Hall

7:15pm 2nd & 3rd Grade Shabbat Service, Sanctuary

Saturday, February 24

8:45am Torah Study, Learning Center

9:00am Judaism 101, Boardroom

9:00am Judaica Studies, Room 200

10:30am Rabbi Paley's Bar Mitzvah Service, Epstein Chapel (see above)

followed by Birthday Cake, Congregational Gathering Space

7:00pm Young Adults event, Pin Stack in Plano (see below)

Sunday, February 25

9:30am Religious School and PurimFEST

9:30am Stay & Schmooze, Congregational Gathering Space

9:30am Tots Academy, Room 112

9:30am Shomrei Adamah Meeting, Boardroom

12:00pm Youth & Teen Choirs, Sanctuary

12:00pm Brotherhood Softball Draft, Boardroom

12:00pm Purim Spiel Rehearsal, Radnitz Social Hall

12:00pm Purim Picnic, South Grounds (see above)

3:00pm Sisterhood YES Fund Tea, Schwitzer home (see below)

Upcoming Events

Monday, February 26

10:00am LIFT Classes: Boardroom, Youth Lounge, Room 135

11:30am Adult Education Great Decisions class, Learning Center

7:00pm Temple Executive Committee Meeting, Boardroom

Tuesday, February 27

4:30pm Plano Midweek Hebrew, St. Andrew

Wednesday, February 28

10:00am LIFT Classes: Boardroom, Youth Lounge, Room 135

12:00pm Lunch & Learn, Learning Center

4:00pm Purim Spiel Rehearsal, Radnitz Social Hall

4:30pm Midweek Hebrew, Temple Shalom

6:30pm Next Dor, Temple Shalom

6:00pm Purim Spiel & Celebration, Radnitz Social Hall (see above)

Friday, March 2

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

6:30pm Shabbat Service, Epstein Chapel

8:00pm Shabbat ShaHOME, offsite (see below)

Saturday, March 3

8:45am Torah Study, Learning Center

9:00am Judaism 101, Boardroom

10:30am Portia Minney Bat Mitzvah Service, Epstein Chapel

10:30am Morning Worship, Sanctuary

Sunday, March 4

9:30am Religious School

9:30am Cooking for The Stewpot, Temple Kitchen

9:30am Stay & Schmooze, Congregational Gathering Space

10:00am Temple Shalom Mamas, Youth Lounge

11:30am 5th Grade Tel Aviv Tribe, Religious School Kitchen

12:00pm 3rd-5th Grades Rock Climbing, offsite

12:00pm Youth & Teen Choirs, Sanctuary

2:00pm Sisterhood Challah Baking, offsite

Lifelong Learning Council

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

Munchkins Minyan

Friday, March 16th

6:00pm Boardroom

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

Friday night services include singing, prayers and, of course, challah.

For more information, contact the Young Families Committee at youngfamilies@templeshalomdallas.org.

Temple Shalom Mamas

for Moms and Babies ages 0-2yrs

Sunday, March 4th

10:00am-11:30am - Youth Lounge

Check out our monthly play group.

Click here for the flyer with all the dates & information.

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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


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.

Meditation with Cantor Avery

Mondays: Feb. 19; March 5 (Feb. 26 class cancelled)

5:30pm - 6:00pm Sanctuary

It's the perfect time to transition from your busy day into a relaxing evening. We will explore different kinds of meditation and talk about how we can bring mindfulness and peace into our daily lives. This is open to all who are interested. Come join us!

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  (February 24)


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.

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Contact Temple Shalom Youth Advisor Hallie Weiner with any questions.


Traditions phone number: (972) 661-1850


This year, you can purchase your Passover Haggadot early from Traditions. If you purchase early, you have a choice of 4 different Haggadot:

·     A Family Haggadah for families with young children: $5.99 each

·     A Family Haggadah II for all ages: $5.99 each regular print; $7.99 for large print

·     The Open Door: A Passover Haggadah: $9.95 each

·     A Passover Haggadah: $16.95 each

Please call Traditions to pre-purchase your Haggadot. The deadline to pre-purchase is March 3, 2018. 

Some Haggadot will be available for purchase in the shop along with beautiful Seder plates and children’s books and activities.

February Shop Hours

Tuesdays 12pm - 5pm

Wednesdays 12pm - 5:15pm

Fridays 12pm - 3pm & 5:30pm - 6:25pm

Sundays 9:30am - 1:30pm

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 facebook.com/traditions.dallas 


Join us for the YES Fund Tea

Three Sisterhoods ... One Sunday Tea: 

Temple Shalom, Temple Emanuel, and Adat Chaverim

Sunday, February 25

3:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: Home of Jacquie Schwitzer 

5201 Mackenzie Way, Plano TX 75093   (972) 233-8529

   Rabbi Ariel Boxman will be speaking.

   Cost: $36 suggested donation, $18 minimum donation

   WRJ Lifeline members - no charge

   Checks payable (at the door) to Temple Shalom Sisterhood, with proceeds benefiting  

    the WRJ YES Fund. 


   RSVP to Kimberly Marx at kim.the.wine.lady@gmail.com or (214) 579-5483.

   Our Sisterhood will be providing Savory snacks. 

   Please let Kim know if you can help.

Send checks made out to Temple Shalom Sisterhood to: 

Kimberly Marx, 5229 Alec Drive, Garland, TX 75043


Please bring pads and tampons to donate to Take Charge.Period.

Check out their website at http://www.takechargeperiod.org/


Women of Reform Judaism's (WRJ), YES (Youth, Education and Special Projects) Fund Enhances Jewish Life by: 

·      Educating and supporting Reform and Progressive clergy

·      Cultivating women’s leadership

·      Advocating for social justice

·      Providing innovative programming and support for Jewish youth

·      Supporting Reform and Progressive Judaism globally

Link to https://wrj.org/yes-fund-youth-education-and-special-projects

Benefitting WRJ YES Fund & Take Charge. Period.

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Challah Baking with Tamara Farris

Sunday, March 4


cost = FREE!

Renee Roth's home

RSVP: Marcy Finn or 602-317-1620

Only 12 spots available and then onto a wait list.

Sisterhood/Brotherhood Coffee Break Book Club

Saturday, March 10

1:45pm - 3:00pm

Hosts: Lenora & Jerry Levin's home (near Preston & Frankford)

The Two-Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman

Book review led by Laney Arndt.

RSVP by March 5th to Ilene Zidow.


Guys Night Out

Thursday, March 8


Concrete Cowboy

3685 The Star Blvd. Suite 210, Frisco

Followed by Texas Cow Tipping Creamery (downstairs) and punt, pass and kick on the football field.

Questions? Contact Ray Farris or 214-288-7297.

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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!


Connections Council

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

Shalom Silver

For the 55+ crowd.

Questions or activity ideas: Contact Chair Judy Utay at shalomsilver@templeshalomdallas.org.

Mark Your Calendars.....BINGO IS BACK!!!

Sunday, March 11

1:30pm Radnitz Social Hall

Arvin and Arlene Kreitman will be our hosts.

Great Prizes!  Refreshments provided!  NO CHARGE!!

Please RSVP so we know how many to set up for.

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.

Saturday, February 24

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Pin Stacks, 6205 Dallas Pkwy, Plano

YAC will provide appetizers and pitchers of beer.

Please RSVP ASAP for available openings.

Shabbat ShaHOME Shabbat Dinners

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

RSVP to aboxman@templeshalomdallas.org

Mark your calendar: March 2


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.


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 tikkunolam@templeshalomdallas.org with questions and to sign-up!

We Are Collecting CLEAN, NEW AND GENTLY USED BLANKETS & OUTERWEAR thru February 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 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:

"What we need to remember - as a working practice - is to honor all griefs. Honor all losses, small and not small. Life changing and moment changing. And then, not to compare them (ie. is it worse to lose a child or a partner, sudden death or long illness, etc.)....Comparisons are useless.....they do not matter and they are not helpful."

It's OK That You're Not OK by Megan Devine

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.

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

March 6th

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 March 4th.


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.

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

6th Annual Jewish Community Relations Council Interfaith Seder

Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thursday, March 22nd


Congregation Shearith Israel

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

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Maccabi Games 2018

Team Dallas is nationally recognized as one of the biggest and most successful JCC Maccabi Games programs. This is a unique experience for Jewish teenagers 13-16 filled with athletic competition, social events, and community service. Now is your chance to be a part of Team Dallas this summer in Orange County.

If you would like to participate, register for tryouts, and find out more information: click here.

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13 Reasons Why Not! Turning the Tide of Teen Suicide Through Positive Mental Health

Sunday, February 25th


Aaron Family Jewish Community Center

Zale Auditorium, 7900 Northaven Road, Dallas

with special guest Josh Rivedal,

Actor, Founder & CEO of The i'Mpossible Project and Changing Minds

and Chaim Nissel, PsyD,

American Association of Suicidology and Dean of Students, Yeshiva University

Attendance is complimentary but reservations are requested. This program is for students 9th grade and up, parents, educators, and community leaders. All sessions will be staffed by Jewish Family Service clinicians.

To register and for more information please visit www.jewishdallas.org/cje/whynot

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Click here for application link.

Shorashim - Israel With Israelis allows applicants to customize their Birthright Israel adventures with countless date and program options, and travel with Israelis for the entire experience!

Spread the word to anyone you know who is eligible to travel this summer! Make sure they take 10 minutes to apply TODAYto travel with Shorashim & Jewish National Fund!

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Enjoy this year's production of Fiddler on the Roof Jr. at the Aaron Family Jewish Community Center.

Click here for information on tickets and events leading up to the performance.

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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. 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.

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