This means that we are focused on bringing about access to education and learning through engaging with community projects and partners, to impact our Dallas neighbors, ages 0-120! We want to make a difference by laying the groundwork in children's lives for a healthy start, working with school aged children on skills, and working with adults to introduce our English lanaugae, or to remediate and teach skills not attained through our educational system. Join us in this work by emailing tikkunolam@templeshalomdallas.org 


LIFT @ SHALOM UPDATE: Celebrating the power of community After many meetings, planning, training and commitment, LIFT ESL classes at Temple Shalom have "lifted off." On August 22 and August 24th, we registered community members for classes. Onsite classes began on August 29th, and will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays.  

Contact LIFT Chair Debra Levy-Fritts at lift@templeshalomdallas.org for further information, and to be added to our list of volunteers.  
You may not be aware, but LIFT (lift-tx.org) is a provider of adult basic literacy classes, serving adults who are low-literate or who never learned to read. If you would like to learn to teach or assist in this program, email lift@templeshalomdallas.org. As our signature partner, LIFT will be working with us in a number of ways throughout the year, and, especially at our Food Truck Palooza. LIFT volunteers and staff members will be on site that day, encouraging family literacy and raising awareness that reading is food for thought! For more information about LIFT or our education initiative, please contact us at lift@templeshalomdallas.org Volunteers are needed for a variety of activities. We'd love to tell you more, or have you come observe a class. Upcoming training opportunities will be available, check the monthly newsletter(s) and weekly e-news!
Education Initiative Resources
Our Temple Shalom Education Initiative is focused on education throughout the lifespan. We seek to address barriers to education, as well as the supports necessary to encourage a lifetime of learning for all ages. Check out these resources on education, and look for opportunities to learn and participate!
Early Childhood - High School
First3Years the Infant Mental Health Association of Texas addresses teacher education regarding infant and toddler mental health.
Reading Partners  addresses reading intervention for K-6th graders in DISD.
Communities in Schools, Dallas Region  or North Texas Communities In Schools provides behavioral and academic support to students K-12. School Years:
JCRC Early Childhood Education Initiative: JCRC Education Initiative  Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas
Adult Education
Safe Conversations: Good communication at every level of our lives is the foundation for emotional safety, and a life time of learning. Safe Conversations (safeconversations.org) is an organization that believes "it’s the quality of our relationships that determine the quality of society. How we interact with each other in our families, schools, workplaces and communities provides the key to our emotional, physical and economic well-being - and the stability of the society in which we live".
Lifelong learning resources: National Resource Center for Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes at Northwestern University http://nrc.northwestern.edu/2016/08/olli-resources/.
And, of course, Lifelong Jewish Learning through the Melton School. https://www.meltonschool.org/
Our Signature Partner: LIFT- Literacy Instruction for Texas at lift-tx.org. To get involved with LIFT or our overall education initiative at Temple Shalom, email lift@templeshalomdallas.org.



Skill Quest

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Chartered in Texas as a nonprofit corporation in 2012, Skill QUEST took over the operations of QUEST:Dallas/Collin, a 2010 expansion project of Project QUEST, Inc. in San Antonio, Texas (http://www.ProjectQUEST.org) started with JET funds from the State of Texas. Skill QUEST is an outgrowth of the ongoing institutionally based community organizing efforts of Dallas Area Interfaith (http://www.DallasAreaInterfaith.org) responding to the needs of the Dallas area community.

Skill Quest currently has 4 volunteer positions available. Details are below. Questions? Contact Jerri Grunewald, redjug@gmail.com

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DAI LogoTemple Shalom is a member of Dallas Area Interfaith, an organization of over 40 faith and community based organizations with over 90,000 individuals.  DAI helps Temple Shalom fulfill the social action inherent in Tikkun Olam by joining us with other organizations and individuals with concerned with the issues that effect our community and those who live in it.  Current areas of DAI interest are in health care, workforce development, immigration and education. 

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