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Temple Shalom invites you to find your spiritual, religious, intellectual and social home here with others that share your values. Our broadest goals are exemplified by our Mission Statement: To inspire in our congregation an enduring relationship with God, Torah, Israel and the Jewish people through worship, study, gathering and community service.

Effective for the upcoming school year, there will be no religious school tuition for existing members and new members. This reflects the Temple's commitment to strengthening our congregation and our community by reinforcing Jewish education at the heart of our mission.

Click here for our Membership Brochure and Application.

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Israel's 70th Anniversary Congregational Shabbat Dinner, Friday, April 20th

Israel’s 70th Anniversary Congregational Shabbat Dinner
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Dinner and Israeli Dancing in the Radnitz Social Hall following Shabbat services
Dinner menu: Chicken kabobs, rice, salad, hummus, pita bread and desserts
Questions? Please contact: Rena Glaser at 972-931-0830 or Ilene Zidow.
Dinner sponsored by the Israel Connection Committee.

Go to https://tinyurl.com/tsdisraelshabbat to pay online.
Click here for RSVP form if you would like to send it in to the temple office.
RSVP by 4/16.

Food Truck Palooza, Sunday, April 29th

6th Annual FTP Music Festival 2018 Flyer

For further info, click here.

Board of Trustees Installation Shabbat Service, Guest Speaker & Congregational Dinner, Friday, May 11

Board Installation Invite
Temple Shalom Community Shabbat Service and Board Installation
Friday, May 11, 2018
Wine and Cheese Reception 6:00pm
Service 6:30pm

The community is invited to join with Temple Shalom for this very special Shabbat Service.  We are honored to have as our guest speaker, Dallas Morning News CEO Jim Moroney.
Mr. Moroney will share his perspective on “The Strength of a Region Is the Strength of Its Communities”.
The 2018-2019 Temple Shalom Officers and Board will be installed as part of the evening.
No RSVP is necessary for the Service. For information, please contact Joy Addison at or 972-661-1810.

Congregational Dinner to follow service. Chicken/salmon, catered by Kenny's Italian Kitchen.
RSVPs are required in advance for the dinner.
$20/adults, $10/children under 10. 0-2, no charge.
To RSVP and pay online for the dinner, click here. See dinner details on RSVP Flyer.
Questions? Contact Cristie Schlosser.

Newsletter

NewsletterThere are many activities happening at Temple Shalom. Read more about them in this month's newsletter.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Our newsletter archive is online, too.

TV Interview with Rabbi Paley and Reverend Hamby

https://cbsloc.al/2J6QQ0t

By Jack Fink

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – It may be the most unlikely place for a Palm Sunday service. But Temple Shalom in Dallas is playing host to Mercy Presbyterian Church on this and every Sunday morning.

Rev. Rob Hamby, Pastor of the church says, “We’re the guest and Temple Shalom has been an incredible host. And one of the things that they made clear to us out of the gate was they desired us not to feel like a guest. They wanted us to feel a part of the community and a part of the life of Temple Shalom, and we felt that way from the very beginning.”
In another part of the synagogue, Jewish children are preparing for Passover in their Sunday school classes.

temple shalom Dallas Synagogue Helps Church By Hosting Sunday Morning Services

(photo courtesy: templeshalomdallas.org)

Temple Shalom’s Senior Rabbi, Andrew Paley, says they didn’t hesitate to extend a hand to a young church in need of a place to worship. “It’s not only something that is in our mission and our tradition, something we share obviously but something that God calls us to do every single day and how could we not.”

Temple Shalom has come full circle. When members of the congregation was just starting out 53 years ago, they were offered space at Northaven United Methodist Church in Dallas.

Now, the synagogue is returning the favor.

Paley says, “Northaven United Method Church was a wonderful place to start when Temple Shalom began. They were gracious, they were hospitable in every way. The founding members remember that and remember that gratitude. To be able to do that at our home was a thrill for them.

Both Paley and Hamby say the church began holding services at the synagogue at 5 p.m. on Sundays in January of 2014 and continued doing so for two years. Hamby says the church then held its services at a hotel, but returned this past January, because members felt more comfortable in a house of worship.

“There’s so much richness for us to enjoy and appreciate that we felt on Sundays especially when we gather here, we’re coming to a feast and this is an amazing space. Every member of our congregation really feels just the overwhelming sense of thanks and gratitude for the privilege we have to be here.”

The Rabbi and his staff are also sharing their clergy office with the Pastor and his assistant.

Pastor Hamby says, “We enjoy the dialogue we have in the office. There’s a lot of common ground.”

Rabbi Paley agrees, “It’s a pleasure. The opportunity we have to not just share the space but to remind each other that we’re in this sacred work together.”

Paley says, "It’s a symbol of peace they say in this often troubled world. “A Temple named Shalom and a Church named Mercy would come together and put out into the world the image of loving, of kindness, of caring, of wholeness, and of peace and that’s possible.”

Hurricane, Earthquake, Fire and Gun Victim Relief and Aid Efforts

HURRICANE, EARTHQUAKE, FIRE & GUN VICTIM RELIEF AND AID EFFORTS
 
March For Our Lives Dallas Information  3 24-2018 Noon-3pm

Natural disasters and shootings 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. Below is information to help with relief from recent fires, hurricanes and earthquakes in the United States and Mexico as well as to aid the victims of the recent gun violence in Las Vegas, Nevada and Sutherland, Texas.


To support the victims of the gun violence at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs massacre, click here for information on participating agencies.

To support the victims of gun violence at the Route 91 Concert in Las Vegas, Nevada, click here for information on participating agencies and the go fund page.

For those impacted by the fires in Northern California--Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake counties--here are links to reach out and help:

#NewmanStrong URJ Camp Newman: https://campnewman.org/support-newman/newmanstrong/
Redwood Empire Food Bank: http://refb.org/

Redwood Credit Union: North Bay Relief: http://www.redwoodcu.org/northbayfirerelief
For pets and their owners affected in the Northern California counties: https://www.marinhumane.org/get-help/north-bay-fires/

With Hurricane season continuing, and the devastating impacts from Texas to Florida to St. Thomas to Puerto Rico, the Jewish Federations of North America has established a dedicated fund to support communities in need.

All proceeds will go to those impacted by the hurricanes: 2017 Hurricane Relief Fund - The Jewish Federations of North America

General relief and direct aid:
One America Appeal: 
One Nation. One Appeal.

Americares, a health-focused humanitarian organization that responds to people affected by poverty or disaster with life-changing health programs, medicine and medical supplies and has responded to the devastating hurricanes from Hurricane Harvey one month ago, to Hurricane Maria's devastation in Puerto Rico. 

Hurricane Disaster Relief Fund - Provide Medicines & Hope to People in Crisis

The Hispanic Federation established a relief fund for both Puerto Rico and Mexico in response to Hurricane Maria's impact and the earthquakes in Mexico.
Hispanic Federation: UNIDOS


Greene Family Camp is sheltering those fleeing from Hurricane Harvey: https://greene.org/hurricaneharvey/

For further information on these agencies, click here.


Youth Programming

Hallie Weiner for webTemple Shalom welcomes youth of all ages with programs including: Next Dor, Ozrim, and our new partnership with BBYO.
Programming is designed to foster social, spiritual, and educational growth and to help develop the future Jewish leaders of our congregation and the Jewish community -- and to have fun!
Contact Youth Advisor Hallie Weiner for information!

Sisterhood

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Lunch groups, dinner groups, the marvelous Traditions gift shop, Friday night onegs, speakers and demonstrations -- these are just a few of the many ways that Sisterhood members gather for fun and to assist the Temple. Check our current activities. We hope to see you soon. Without you we are one woman short! 





Brotherhood

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Link to Brotherhood 50th Anniversary Gala--link will be active 2 weeks after gala, so be sure to download your pictures now!
https://1drv.ms/f/s!AgwYavIsd-LWgtRFKOD6XRpZqVYHeA

We invite every male adult congregant to join Brotherhood.  Click here to see what Brotherhood can offer you! 


Our Temple Shalom Brotherhood and the Men of Reform Judaism are partners in strengthening our ties, and our children's ties, to our Jewish heritage and tradition. We support Youth Programs and other Temple Shalom activities through scholarships, programs and manpower. Join us and be a part of the Brotherhoos!

Shop -- and strengthen us at the same time!

You can support Temple Shalom in several ways while doing your normal shopping.
  • amazonThe 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! Each time you sign in to https://smile.amazon.com/ and make a purchase, Temple Shalom will be the beneficiary. 
  • Traditions  Shop at our gift shop in person or online
  • tomthumbLogo  Tie your Rewards card to #1549 at any Tom Thumb service desk

Upcoming events

(please see the Calendar page for a complete list)

21Apr
04.21.2018 8:45 am - 10:15 am
Torah Study
21Apr
04.21.2018 9:00 am - 10:15 am
Judaism 101
21Apr
04.21.2018 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Judaica Studies
21Apr
04.21.2018 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Bat Mitzvah
22Apr
04.22.2018 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Brotherhood Blood Drive, Breakfast & Speaker
22Apr
04.22.2018 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Stay & Schmooze
22Apr
04.22.2018 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Shomrei Adamah Meeting
22Apr
04.22.2018 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Religious School Registration
22Apr
04.22.2018 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Religious School
22Apr
04.22.2018 10:00 am - 10:30 am
7th Grade Parent Meeting
22Apr
04.22.2018 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Temple Shalom Mamas
22Apr
04.22.2018 11:15 am - 11:45 am
3rd Grade B'nai Mitzvah Orientation
22Apr
04.22.2018 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Youth Grades K-2
22Apr
04.22.2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Youth/Teen Choir
23Apr
04.23.2018 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
LIFT Classes
23Apr
04.23.2018 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Adult Ed Great Decisions 2018
24Apr
04.24.2018 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Midweek Hebrew-Plano
24Apr
04.24.2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Adult Choir Rehearsal