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Calendar reminders

Temple Shalom Weekly Reminders, October 16, 2017
Quick Links
The URJ is hosting a Day of Learning with a program entitled
“How Successful Congregations Embrace Change”
Sunday, October 29th - Temple Shalom
It is an interactive dialogue across North America about the changing landscape of our world and its impact on Jewish life. The featured speaker is Anita Diamant.
The DFW contingent will meet at our home, Temple Shalom. The cost is $10 and it includes lunch and program materials. It is designed for professional and lay leadership. Since it is at Temple Shalom, it would be great if we had a big contingent from our congregation in attendance.
If you are able and interested, you can sign up by going to  Registration closes on Thursday, October 26th.
If you have any questions, you may direct them to Myron Schwitzer.
In helping those affected by Hurricanes Harvey & Irma, Temple Shalom is working with Jewish Family Service.
JFS will accept clothing at their Resale shop and proceeds will support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
Other immediate, and more long-term relief and recovery assistance resources are located on our Temple Shalom website.
Our Annual
continues thru October 31st.
Click here to take part in our virtual food drive benefiting the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB).
Thank you for helping Temple Shalom Make a Difference!
Munchkins Minyan & Morning Worship Service
Saturday, October 21st
10:30am Epstein Chapel
Families with children ages 6 and under, please join us each month as we come together in prayer. Saturday mornings include Torah, prayers and songs followed by a delicious Kiddush.
Our next Munchkins Minyan will be Friday, November 10th at 6:00pm.
Bless the Pets
Saturday, October 21st
Noon - Temple Grounds
Bring your furry, feathery and slimy pets to Temple for a special program in which we will ask God's blessing for our special friends.
We will also be joined this year by Cody's Friends Rescue for pet adoptions and an opportunity to bring donations for the shelter!
Sisterhood Paid-Up Dinner
Wednesday, October 25th
6:30pm Radnitz Social Hall
Evening includes announcement of 2017 Woman of Valor AND drawing for Raffle Baskets.
Click here for Raffle information.
Click here for Dinner information.
Attendees may pay at the event (membership dues and/or for guests), check or credit card.
Adult Education Program
Understanding the Prophets:
A Catholic's viewpoint of apocalyptic literature
Analyzing & unmasking the text of Jeremiah, Isaiah & Daniel
Wednesday, October 25th
7:00-8:30pm Boardroom
No RSVP required.
Dr. Dorothy Jonaitis is a lifelong educator of more than 53 years, with 29 of the years in adult education. She is a committed lay Catholic, currently teaching in the catechetical program of the Diocese of Dallas as well as doing adjunct teaching and conferences. She also teaches online Bible classes for Loyola University Chicago. She is the author of Unmasking Apocalyptic Texts: A Guide to Preaching and Teaching.
8:30AM TO 10:30AM
Come with your family and friends to enjoy a full breakfast sponsored by Temple Shalom Brotherhood and the Israel Connection Committee and hear the stories of two inspiring young Israelis, Kayla and Itamar, brought to us by "Stand with Us". Learn about their struggles, their successes, their military service, and their hopes and dreams. Ask the tough questions, and learn what it is actually like to live in a country that is the subject of so much discussion in the media and on campus.
Please RSVP no later than Tuesday, October 24th
to Anita Weinstein at or 214-403-1087.
golf course
Click here for the flyer.
Click here for the player sign-up form.
Now is the time to get involved.
This Week
Monday, October 16
LIFT Classes
10:00am Boardroom and Youth Lounge
Brotherhood Softball Nominating Committee
7:00pm Learning Center
Brotherhood Board Meeting
7:15pm Boardroom
Tuesday, October 17
Plano Mid-week Hebrew
4:30pm St. Andrew
Wednesday, October 18
LIFT Classes
10:00am Boardroom & Youth Lounge
Lunch and Learn has been postponed until November 1st.
Mid-week Hebrew
4:30pm Temple
Next Dor
6:30pm Temple
Friday, October 20
NFTY Fall Conclave begins
6:00pm Wine and Cheese Reception, Congregational Gathering Space
6:30pm Service, Epstein Chapel
Saturday, October 21
NFTY Na'asch v'Nisham begins a GFC
8:45am Torah Study, Learning Center
9:00am Judaica Studies, Room 200
10:30am Jade Hiller Bar Mitzvah Service, Sanctuary
10:30am Morning Worship & Munchkins Minyan, Epstein Chapel (see above)
12:00pm Bless the Pets, Temple Grounds (see above)
5:00pm Michael Cohen Bar Mitzvah Service, Sanctuary
Sunday, October 22
9:30am Religious School
9:30am 1st Grade Family Education, Radnitz Social Hall
9:30am Stay & Schmooze, Congregational Gathering Space
10:30am 7th Grade Junior Youth Group, Learning Center
11:30am 4th Grade Junior Youth Group, Learning Center
6:00pm Sisterhood Rosh Chodesh, Byers Home (see below)
Upcoming Events
Monday, October 23
LIFT Classes
10:00am Boardroom and Youth Lounge
Tuesday, October 24
Plano Mid-week Hebrew
4:30pm St. Andrew
Adult Choir Rehearsal
7:00pma Sanctuary
Wednesday, October 25
LIFT Classes
10:00am Boardroom & Youth Lounge
Lunch and Learn has been postponed until November 1st.
Mid-week Hebrew
4:30pm Temple
Next Dor
6:30pm Temple
Sisterhood Paid-Up Dinner
6:30pm Radnitz Social Hall (see above)
Adult Education Program "Understanding the Prophets"
7:00pm Boardroom (see above)
Thursday, October 26
10:30am Caregivers' Day Out, Learning Center
Friday, October 27
BBYO Regional Kallah begins
6:00pm Wine and Cheese Reception, Congregational Gathering Space
6:30pm Service with 6th & 7th Grade Participation, Epstein Chapel
Grade Level dinner following services
Saturday, October 28
8:45am Torah Study, Learning Center
10:30am Ethan Feinstein Bar Mitzvah Service, Epstein Chapel
10:30am Morning Worship, Sanctuary
5:00pm Avery Newberg Bat Mitzvah Service, Epstein Chapel
Sunday, October 29
8:30am Brotherhood / Israel Connections Breakfast & Guest Speakers, Radnitz Social Hall (see above)
9:30am Religious School
9:30am Stay & Schmooze, Congregational Gathering Space
11:30am 5th Grade Junior Youth Group, Temple Grounds
Noon 6th & 7th Grades Junior Youth Group, Learning Center
Lifelong Learning Council
Contact Lifelong Learning Chair Howard Gottlieb at
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.
Munchkins Minyan
Saturday, October 21st
10:30am Epstein Chapel
Join us for our Munchkins Minyan Shabbat celebrations with Rabbi Boxman and Mr. Farris. We will sing some songs, say the blessings over the challah and juice, and read a story. All young children and families welcome!
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
Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Paley
Returns on Wednesday, NOVEMBER 1ST (Please note new start date.)
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.
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  (October 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.
Contact Temple Shalom Youth Advisor Hallie Weiner with any questions.
Click here for flyer with Junior Youth Groups (Kindergarten thru 7th grades) Events.
Click here for flyer with 8th-12th grades Youth Group Events.
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!
Rosh Chodesh
Sunday, October 22nd
Shelley Byers home
Details in the October newsletter.
Event if FULL. If you would like to be put on the waiting list, please contact Shelley.
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. Make an appointment with one of our Invitation Mavens, Harriet Mador (972.898.2277) or Clare Fishman (469.438.9956).
Now in stock: B'nei Mitzvah presents for girls and boys, necklaces, bracelets, mezuzzot, kiddush cups, kippas, tzedakah boxes, yads, stands with miniature Torahs, and much more.
October Hours
Tuesdays and Wednesdays 12pm-5pm
Fridays 12pm-3pm and 5:30pm-6:25pm
Sundays 9:30am - 1:30pm 
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 
Traditions phone number: (972) 661-1850
Connections Council
Contact Connection Council Chair Kimberly Kort at
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
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
Upcoming event !!! Date to be released soon.... 
Escape Room activity and dinner! 
Shalom Silver
For the 55+ crowd. Questions? Contact
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
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:
"The fact that each of us will die someday is big news to many people, and I don't understand why. The probability of death is 100%. In one lifetime, each and every one of us will be dead. 
D-E-A-D dead- not 'expired,' not 'passed on'- dead.....Death can force us to love life and all that life has to offer. In that sense, death is highly desirable."
Cry Until You Laugh by Richard J. Obershaw
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 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
Serve Lunch at The Bridge
First Tuesday of the Month All Year
November 7
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
Our next date is November 13.
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 
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 GrayArvin 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 or Tikkun Olam Chairs Debra Levy-Fritts or Jody Pearson
Worship Council
Please contact our Worship Committee Chair Mark Fisher at to provide input about ritual, observance and worship at Temple Shalom.
Community Events
be.the Voice of the J
Saturday, November 4th
at The Bomb Factory
Information at:
Our own Rabbi Ariel Boxman is one of the performers.
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Join Rabbi Paley on the Chai Community Mission to Israel
February 12-20, 2018
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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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Event for Family Caregivers 
Are you or someone you know exhausted from being responsible for the care of a parent, grandparent, spouse, in-law or other relative? Cariloop and Friends Place Adult Day Services are hosting a Family Caregiver Symposium at the Richardson Civic Center on November 3rd. The conference will feature presentations by nationally recognized doctors and medical professionals who will help you continue to provide the best care for your loved one. Breakfast and lunch are included with the registration of $30.00.
You may register at
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Bnai Zion Texas Region's Magic & Miracles Fundraiser on Sunday October 29 at the Westin. The fun begins at 6pm with a silent auction and vaad supervised dinner. Internationally known illusionist Chris Korn will provide the evening's entertainment with his unique sleight of hand skills. For more information call Avrille Harris Cohen at 
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Tycher Library Community Read
Monday, October 30th
Zale Auditorium, Aaron Family JCC
Author Mark Sullivan will discuss his novel Beneath A Scarlet Sky. Based on a true story of a forgotten righteous gentile, this novel is an epic tale of one young man's incredible courage and resilience through one of Italy's darkest hours during WWII.
RSVP by Friday, October 27 to or 214-239-7131.
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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. 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
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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