Temple Shalom Weekly Reminders, September 11, 2017

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In helping those affected by Hurricane Harvey, Temple Shalom is working with Jewish Family Service.

Other immediate, and more long-term relief and recovery assistance resources are located on our Temple Shalom website.

Our Annual


is underway.

Click here for the flyer with the link to donate funds to the North Texas Food Bank and the list of items to donate to the Jewish Family Service Food Pantry.

Thank you for helping Temple Shalom Make a Difference!

BROTHERHOOD Upcoming Events:

Guys Night Out

Thursday, September 14

6:45pm Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

14999 Montfort Drive, Addison

Join us for some football and a fun time. RSVP to Ray Farris.

Temple Sukkah Build

Sunday, September 17

8:00am in the Courtyard

Have you always wanted to build a sukkah? Why not help Brotherhood build one for Temple?

Email Bob Landers for more information.

Temple Shalom LGBTQ Pride & Temple Emanu-El LGBT will host a booth together at Dallas Pride Miller Lite Music Festival in the Park

Saturday, September 16th

11:00am - 7:00pm

Reverchon Park, 3505 Maple Ave, Dallas


We are looking for members and allies to volunteer to welcome attendees to our booth, too.

Please contact Jeff Kort or Kimberly Kantor to RSVP or for more information.

Selichot Program and Service

Saturday, September 16

7:00pm – Movie & Discussion – Radnitz Soc. Hall

Followed by a Dessert Oneg – Congr. Gather. Space

9:30pm – Service in the Sanctuary

We will watch the moving documentary Unetaneh Tokef – The story of Yom Kippur on Kibbutz Beth Hashita, and explore the role of ritual, tradition, and creativity in coming to terms with loss and the vagaries of the human condition.

Temple Shalom Mamas

for Moms and Babies ages 0-2yrs

10:00am-11:30am Rabiner Children's Library

Check out our new monthly play group.

Our first get-together is Sunday, September 17th.

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

This Week

Monday, September 11

LIFT Class

10:00am Boardroom

ESL Class

10:00am Youth Lounge

Tuesday, September 12

Adult Choir Rehearsal

7:00pm Sanctuary

Wednesday, September 13

LIFT Class

10:00am Boardroom

ESL Class

10:00am Youth Lounge

Thursday, September 14

Caregivers' Day Out

10:30am Learning Center

Brotherhood Guys Night Out

6:45pm Flying Saucer

(see box above)

Friday, September 15

Wine and Cheese Reception

6:00pm Congregational Gathering Space

Shabbat Service

6:30pm Epstein Chapel

Saturday, September 16

Torah Study 

8:45am Learning Center

Emma Mallini Bat Mitzvah Service

10:30am Epstein Chapel

Morning Worship

10:30am Sanctuary

LGBTQ Pride Day

11:00am Reverchon Park

(see box above)


Program, Havdalah, Reception & Service

7:00pm Radnitz Social Hall & Sanctuary

(see box above)

Sunday, September 17

Brotherhood Building the Sukkah

8:00am Courtyard

(see box above)

Religious School Classes


Consecration Torah Cover Project

9:30am Youth Lounge

Stay & Schmooze

9:30am Congregational Gathering Space

Cooking for The Stewpot

9:30am Temple Kitchen

(see Tikkun Olam Council below)

Temple Shalom Mamas

10:00am Rabiner Children's Library

(see box above)

Upcoming Events

Monday, September 18

LIFT Class

10:00am Boardroom

ESL Class

10:00am Youth Lounge

Brotherhood Usher Training & Board Meeting

6:00pm Learning Center

Sisterhood Board Meeting

7:00pm Boardroom

Tuesday, September 19

Adult Choir Rehearsal

7:00pm Sanctuary

Wednesday, September 20

LIFT Class

10:00am Boardroom

ESL Class

10:00am Youth Lounge

Erev Rosh Hashanah

New Year's Eve Family Celebration

5:30pm Radnitz Social Hall

Evening Service

8:00pm Sanctuary

Thursday, September 21

Rosh Hashanah

Morning Service

10:00am Sanctuary

Tashlich Service & Family Picnic

1:00pm Valley View Park

Friday, September 22

Wine and Cheese Reception

6:00pm Congregational Gathering Space

Shabbat Service

6:30pm Epstein Chapel

Saturday, September 23

Torah Study 

8:45am Learning Center

Judaica Studies

9:00am Boardroom

Morning Worship

10:30am Epstein Chapel

Sunday, September 24

Kever Avot Service

10:00am Sparkman Hillcrest

Lifelong Learning Council

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

Temple Shalom Mamas

for Moms and Babies ages 0-2yrs

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.

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.

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  (September 23)



Books significant to an understanding of Judaism are selected and studied by class members who lead discussions of the bi-weekly assigned readings.


Help Sisterhood Fund Youth Scholarships, and You Could Win....

one or both of our amazing raffle baskets!

Did you know that Sisterhood provides funding for youth scholarships for Greene Family Camp, NFTY local and regional events, March of the Living Trips and Israel Tours? Would you like to be part of this important project and win a fabulous prize at the same time? Buy a raffle ticket - better yet, buy several tickets to increase your chance of winning:

·     A Night on the Town - $170 Value (includes wine, Season's 52 gift card, Cinemark Movies, Legends Gourmet Popcorn, & more ....)

·     Diva for a Day  - $220 Value (includes, Starbucks, mani, pedi & massage, Sonicare Exfoliator & more ...) 

1 Ticket for $5

5 Tickets for $20

contact Ali Rhodes at ali.rhodes18@gmail.com.  

Remember ... you can't win if you don't play!



We now have Select, Beautiful Tallitot on sale at 30% off and Select Merchandise on sale at 40% off. With B’nei Mitzvah time approaching this is the perfect time to shop for your invitations, always 10-25% off. We also have Rosh Hashanah items in stock, including fabulous New Year’s cards for 2.00 each!

Perform a double mitzvah by shopping at Traditions. Purchase of our new free trade jewelry supports Sisterhood and the artisans in another country. Temple Shalom member Brenda Grossman created fabulous earrings with Cedi’s beads to match his bracelets (pictured here).


Sunday: Sept. 17 9:30am - 1:30pm

Closed Sunday, Sept. 24

Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 12:00-5:00pm

Wednesday, 9/20: 12:00-2:30pm

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

Friday, 9/29: 12:00-2:30pm

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 with ideas for fun at youngadults@templeshalomdallas.org.

Shalom Silver

Join us for our first activity of the year on Saturday, October 14th.

We will be enjoying the Dallas Museum of Art.

Click here for the flyer. Questions? email 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:

"I've learned the UNimportance of that which was once so important to me.....I saw these things as trivial.....I learned to appreciate life. I once took it for granted. I don't anymore."

When Mourning Comes by William B. Silverman and Kenneth Cinnamon

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.

Teacher's assistants, substitutes, and teachers are needed for our site and to support LIFT at other locations. LIFT is hosting a training session for new teacher volunteers on Saturday, September 16th,10:00am - 1:00pm, LIFT Headquarters, 1610 South Malcolm X Boulevard Suite 320 Dallas. Come and learn about LIFT's programs and how you can help adult learners!

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

October 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.

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)

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

Do you know a soon-to-be college student? Do you want to help them make friends and stay connected to Jewish life in college? Hillel’s Jewish College Bound website connects incoming Jewish college students directly to the Hillel staff at the college or university they will attend. Help students embark on the next phase of their Jewish journey. Head to JCollegeBound.com — before the first day of class even begins.

This is as simple as it gets: You give the name, email address, and college of the student in your life. Their campus Hillel will reach out with a note and say hello — giving students a leg up and a familiar face as they begin the next phase of their Jewish journey. Start the process today: http://www.jcollegebound.com 

Questions? Email opersing@hillel.org. Sponsored by Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas

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

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