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Temple Shalom Weekly Reminders, April 16, 2018

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Young Adult Connection

Young Families




Our monthly newsletter is our "go-to" for all of the exciting activities going on at Temple. So, we would like it to have its own exciting name. Put on your thinking caps and let us know your recommendations.

Here are a few simple instructions:

1) each member may submit up to 3 names

2) submissions must be received by Friday, May 4th.

3) be sure to add your name to the submission

The person who submits the winning selection will receive

Four FREE Tickets to LOOK Cinemas.

Click here to email your submissions.

Good Luck!

No Ties!

In the case of the winning name being submitted by multiple people, the single award winner will be determined by first entry received.

Adult Education Presents:

Jewish Diaspora in Texas

Wednesday, April 18th

7:00pm Boardroom

Sally Dreyer from the Texas Jewish Historical Society will be our presenter. In addition to a traveling photo exhibit, we've asked her to focus her presentation on towns and congregations that could be part of a fall tour.

Free Pizza, Sodas and Tea will be served.

Please RSVP to Jim Waldorf so we have sufficient food and seating.


Israel’s 70th Anniversary

Friday, April 20th

Wine & Cheese Reception 6:00pm

Service 6:30pm

Guest Speaker Asher Saida

Followed by a

Congregational Shabbat Dinner

Asher will speak about his family's emigration from Syria to Israel and the incredible story of how his uncle was able to rescue Asher’s grandfather from Aleppo.

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 at

 RSVP for Dinner by Monday, April 16th

Click here for on-line reservation link.

Click here for flyer and reservation information.

RSVP by email to Anita Weinstein or call her at 214-403-1087

no later than Thursday, April 19th.

Brotherhood Breakfast and Blood Drive

Sunday, April 22

Radnitz Social Hall


Blood Drive 8:30am - 11:30am

Breakfast 9:30am

  Our Blood Drive will be set up starting 8:30am. It is not necessary to reserve a time. Walk-ins are welcome!

  We hope you will join us for the Breakfast and Special Speaker Rabbi David Komerofsky starting at 9:30am. Brotherhood is joining together with the Israel Connection Committee and Israel Bonds in celebration of Israel’s 70th Anniversary.

Click HERE to sign up to volunteer.

This Week

Monday, April 16

10:00am LIFT classes

7:15pm Brotherhood Board Meeting, Boardroom

Tuesday, April 17

10:30am Embrace Group, offsite (see below)

4:30pm Plano Midweek Hebrew, St. Andrew

6:45pm Food Truck Palooza Committee, Learning Center

7:00pm Adult Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary

Wednesday, April 18

10:00am LIFT classes

12:00pm Lunch & Learn, Learning Center

4:30pm Midweek Hebrew, Temple

6:30pm Next Dor, Temple

7:00pm Adult Education Program "Jewish Diaspora in Texas", Boardroom (see above)

Friday, April 20

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

6:30pm Shabbat Service, Epstein Chapel

following services - Israel 70th Anniversary Shabbat Dinner, Radnitz Social Hall (see above)

Saturday, April 21

8:45am Torah Study, Learning Center

9:00am Judaism 101, Boardroom

9:00am Judaica Studies, Room 200

10:30am Morning Worship & Munchkins Minyan, Epstein Chapel (see below)

5:00pm Sophia Weiss Bat Mitzvah Service, Sanctuary

Sunday, April 22

8:30am Brotherhood Blood Drive, Radnitz Social Hall (see above)

9:30am Religious School

9:30am Brotherhood & Israel Connections Breakfast, Radnitz Social Hall (see above)

9:30am Religious School 2018-19 Registration, Congregational Gathering Space

9:30am Stay & Schmooze, Congregational Gathering Space

9:30am Shomrei Adamah Meeting, Boardroom

10:00am Temple Shalom Mamas, Youth Lounge (see below)

10:00am 7th Grade Parents Meeting, Learning Center

11:15am 3rd Grade B'nei Mitzvah Orientation, Learning Center

11:30am Kindergarten-2nd Grade Youth Group, Radnitz Social Hall

12:00pm Youth & Teen Choirs Rehearsal, Sanctuary

Upcoming Events

Monday, April 23

10:00am LIFT classes

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

Tuesday, April 24

4:30pm Plano Midweek Hebrew, St. Andrew

7:00pm Adult Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary

Wednesday, April 25

10:00am LIFT classes

12:00pm Lunch & Learn, Learning Center

4:30pm Midweek Hebrew, Temple

6:30pm Next Dor, Temple

6:30pm Confirmation Rehearsal, Sanctuary

7:00pm Adult Education Great Decisions Class, Boardroom

Thursday, April 26

10:30am Caregivers' Day Out, Learning Center

Friday, April 27

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

6:30pm Shabbat Service with Kindergarten & First Graders participating, Epstein Chapel

following services - Grade Level Dinner, Radnitz Social Hall

Saturday, April 28

8:30am Special Torah Study, Radnitz Social Hall (see below)

9:00am Judaism 101, Boardroom

10:30am Morning Worship, Epstein Chapel

5:00pm Sophia Chernow Bat Mitzvah Service, Sanctuary

Sunday, April 29

11:00am Food Truck Palooza, Temple Grounds (see above)

11:00am-1:00pm Religious School Registration 2018-19, look for Rabbi Boxman at a table outside

5:30pm Beyond Next Dor, offsite

Lifelong Learning Council

Contact Lifelong Learning Chair Howard Gottlieb at

Munchkins Minyan

Saturday, April 21

10:30am Epstein Chapel followed by an Oneg in the Boardroom

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

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

For more information, contact the Young Families Committee at

Temple Shalom Mamas

for Moms and Babies ages 0-2yrs

Sundays, April 22 & May 6

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

Check out our monthly play group.

Click here for the flyer with 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

Join Rabbi Paley in a Special Torah Study

Saturday, April 28

Radnitz Social Hall

8:30am to 10:15am

“Who said what to whom and when?”

A brief look at what exactly God said to Moses and what Moses then tells the people.

    The Torah records conversations between God and Moses in which Moses is commanded to share the information with the Israelites. Does he actually do it? Does he do it exactly? Does he add things? Does he delete things? What did the Israelites actually hear? What does it mean to inherit an oral tradition that has been written down? To whom should we be listening? The answers to these questions might determine a different kind of relationship with the covenant and with God.

Bagels and Lox included.

Please RSVP to if you are not a member of Torah study Group so we can have sufficient seating and food.

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.

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.

Judaica Studies

Every other Saturday  (April 21)


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.

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Traditions phone number: (972) 661-1850

April Hours

Tuesdays 12:00pm-5:00pm

Wednesdays 12:00pm-5:00pm

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

Sundays 9:30am-1:30pm (CLOSED 4/29)

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 



Thursday, May 3

6:30pm - 9:00pm

Palio's Pizza

Park & Preston, Plano

$5 payable at the door (plus your dinner)

Please bring a dessert, fruit or wine to share.

Palio's is now BYOB.

RSVP by April 30th to Randi Shapiro at or

Jan Stevenson at

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Sisterhood Goes to Jewish Family Service

Sunday, May 6

1:30pm - 3:30pm

Come join your sisters at JFS to learn about the organization and help stock the food pantry. 

JFS will be collecting full sized hygiene items, such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, body wash, toothbrushes, and/or toothpaste.

**Please RSVP with the link below because space is limited. If you have any questions, please contact Staci Mendelsohn at or call her at


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Fill your Shabbat with Shalom and a Special Oneg

Please note that this offer does not apply to Bar and Bat Mitzvah sponsorships since these Onegs are designed to serve larger numbers of guests and provide specialty food items.

The work week ends and Shabbat begins at Temple Shalom. A glass of wine…a nibble of cheese…. surrounded by friends… a time to rest your mind and fill your heart with song.

Temple Shalom Sisterhood proudly hosts the wine and cheese Onegs every Friday night because we know how important it is to chill, relax, and surround yourself with purpose and meaning. The Onegs are a time to bring friends and family together, celebrate the precious moments in your life.

Until the end of May, Sisterhood is offering Oneg sponsorships for $36!!! 

Maybe it’s a birthday, an anniversary, a great report card, a friend visiting from out of town, a job promotion…or no reason at all. The best part of hosting is that all you have to do it show up and Sisterhood does the rest! We promise it will be special, and your sponsorship will be acknowledged with our table signage.

We look forward to hosting your Oneg.

Please contact Chris Harris at or call 972-742-5506 for more information.


Save the Date For Our Next

Guys Night Out

Thursday, May 10


Go Ape Zip Line & Treetop Adventures

Oak Point Park

5901 Los Rios Blvd., Plano

RSVP to Ray Farris.

Questions? Call or Text Ray 214-288-7297.

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Brotherhood Offers $500 Scholarships for Juniors and Seniors in High School.

  The Bob Weinfeld Merit Scholarship is awarded to up to two high school seniors each year who best exemplify the characteristics of Bob Weinfeld: Active in all aspects of Temple Shalom life.

  The Mel Sacks Scholarship is awarded to up to two high school juniors or seniors each year. The money can be used toward college or a URJ camp. The minimum qualification for this scholarship is being the child of a Temple Shalom member with demonstrated financial need.

For more details and to apply click on SCHOLARSHIP or go to the Brotherhood location on the Temple Shalom website and click on Brotherhood Scholarships.

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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

College Connections

College Connections Chair Karen Stock at

Shalom Silver

For the 55+ crowd.

Questions or activity ideas: Contact Chair Judy Utay at

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:

Young Adult Connection

For young adults, single or married, 22-39. Contact YAC Chair Janel Cassorla with ideas for fun at


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 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

Young Families Group

For families with children 10 and Younger. Contact Co-Chairs Jen Arndt & Michelle Falk at 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

Help Rebuild Port Arthur Area Impacted by Hurricane Harvey:

Nechama - a Jewish Response to Disaster - has moved its base of operations to Port Arthur.

An informative guide to their work in the "Golden Triangle," can be found here.

"You may contact Nechama directly at, but let us know about your experience:!"

You can follow them on:

Facebook: NECHAMAjdisasterrelief

Instagram: nechamadisasterrelief

Twitter: NECHAMA


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.

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 or Tikkun Olam Chairs Debra Levy-Fritts or Jody Pearson


Tuesday, April 17

10:30am - 1:00pm (includes lunch)

Jerri Grunewald's home

We will have a Guest Speaker on the topic of Human Rights

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   

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

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 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

Jo-Ann's Quote of the Week:

Found on a headstone: "I came into this world without my consent and it appears that I'm leaving the same way!"

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. There are many ways to help and support LIFT at Shalom! Contact 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

For more information or to sign-up, please visit

Serve Lunch at The Bridge

First Tuesday of the Month All Year

May 1

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

We have finished for the Spring and will begin again in the Fall.

Thank You to all who helped us this year.


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

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 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 to provide input about ritual, observance and worship at Temple Shalom.

Community Events

Jewish Family Service Woman to Woman Luncheon

Wednesday, April 25th

Featuring Dr. Jill Biden with Emcee Gloria Campos

For Reservation and Sponsorship Information:

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Celebrating Israel at 70

Sunday, May 6th

Noon to 4:00pm at JCC Dallas

7900 Northaven Road, Dallas FREE PARKING

Food, Fun, Games and Ruach! Free for the Entire Family.

Click here for flyer.

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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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The Jewish Community Relations Council's Education Initiative seeks to educate about poverty in Dallas.

Click here to register for upcoming community service opportunities.

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The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance has ongoing events. Check out their website:

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.

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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Full Calendar

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    • Traditions
    • Worship Committee
    • Young Adults
    • Youth Activities