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Temple Shalom Weekly Reminders, August 7, 2017

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Early Childhood Education
Lifelong Learning
Religious School
Tikkun Olam/Social Action
Young Adult Connection
Young Families


Religious School Registration is under way -- have YOU registered?

Registration forms are available on the Temple website. If there have been no changes to your child's health record, you need only fill out and return pages 3 and 8. If there have been changes, you must also fill out page 6. Don't forget to print out the calendar for next year!

If you have any questions, please contact Karen in the Lifelong Learning Office.

Mishkan Hanefesh (Tabernacle of the Soul)

New High Holy Days Prayer Books

to celebrate Rabbi Paley's 13th year as our Senior Rabbi.

Order Forms are available at Temple Shalom or

click here for the on-line form.

Questions? Contact Ken Parker.


Amazon will make a donation to Temple Shalom every time you make a purchase. It's simple and easy. The next time you log on to Amazon, instead of using the regular Amazon page, go to 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! Front that point forward, each time you sign in to and make a purchase, Temple Shalom will be the beneficiary. Thanks for doing it!

Temple Shalom Website is 2.0!   Great news!  The Temple Shalom website has recently been updated and now features a new more mobile friendly design.  Now when you navigate to the website on your phone or tablet, you will see three bars in the upper left corner of your screen.  Clicking on those three bars will bring up the menu to allow you to easily navigate the website.  In addition, we also updated the color scheme to make it more bright and cheerful.  Please check out our updated website today!

Do you like to sing?

Would you like to be part of the Adult Choir?

Rehearsals for the High Holy Days start Tuesday, August 8th

7:00pm in the Sanctuary.

Please contact Cantor Avery and let her know you are coming, so we will have a notebook ready for you.

Brotherhood Guys Night Out

Tuesday, August 8th

6:45pm at Spring Creek BBQ

270 North Central Exp., Richardson

Presenter: Cantor Emeritus Don Alan Croll

                               "The Evolution of Jewish Music in a Nutshell"

                               RSVP to Ray Farris

back to school sign

Join with our Tikkun Olam Council

Back to School Activities to Assist the Less Fortunate in Our Area.

1) We are collecting specific school supplies.

      Click here for the list.

2) We are participating in a local Back to School Celebration

      on August 12th.

    Click here for the details and volunteer sign-up link.

  Please join Temple Shalom and Congregation Beth Torah - Welcome Two Refugee Families to Texas.

·     Family 1 is from Burma, and are ethnically Kachin.  They are a family of 5 including 3 adults, a son who is 2 1/2 and a grandson who is 9.

·     Family 2 is from Afghanistan and has 7 members.  Mom and Dad have two daughters ages 3 and 5, and three sons ages 12,14 and 15.

  This sign up genius link has been updated with many more items that these families are wishing for. Please remember to attach a copy of your receipt to any new items. 

Either bring the donations to Temple Shalom or join us on August 9th for a House Warming  Dairy Potluck.

Click here for flyer.

RSVP or  call 469-744-4841.  Men and Women are invited.

Brotherhood Attending

FC Dallas Soccer vs. Colorado

Saturday, August 12th   7:00pm

Toyota Stadium in Frisco

9200 World Cup Way

RSVP to Ray Farris.

Celebrating Rabbi Paley's Bar Mitzvah

(13th) Year with a Congregational Celebration, Prayer Book Dedication, and Gift of Words

Friday, August 18th

6:00pm Oneg

6:30pm Service  followed by Congregational Dinner

RSVP for dinner due by August 11th.

Click here for RSVP flyer.

This Week

Monday, August 7

Temple Board of Trustees Meeting

7:00pm Boardroom

Tuesday, August 8

Brotherhood Guys Night Out

6:45pm offsite

(see box above)

Adult Choir Rehearsal

7:00pm Sanctuary

(see box above)

Wednesday, August 9

Food Truck Palooza Meeting

6:30pm Learning Center

Tikkun Olam Refugee Home Warming

6:30pm offsite

(see box above)

Thursday, August 10

Caregivers' Day Out

10:30am Learning Center

Friday, August 11

Wine and Cheese Reception

6:00pm Congregational Gathering Space

Shabbat Service

6:30pm Epstein Chapel

Saturday, August 12

Torah Study 

8:45am Learning Center

Judaica Studies

9:00am Boardroom

Morning Worship

10:30am Epstein Chapel

Tikkun Olam at "Back to School Bash"

10:00am Cottonwood Park

(see box above)

Brotherhood attending FC Dallas soccer game

7:00pm Frisco

(see box above)

Upcoming Events

Monday, August 14

Sisterhood Board Meeting

7:00pm Boardroom

Tuesday, August 15

Adult Choir Rehearsal

7:00pm Sanctuary

Friday, August 18

Wine and Cheese Reception

6:00pm Congregational Gathering Space

Shabbat Service with Dedication of new High Holy Days Prayer Books

6:30pm Sanctuary

Saturday, August 19

Torah Study 

8:45am Learning Center

Morning Worship

10:30am Epstein Chapel

Sunday, August 20

Temple Shalom Open House for New & Prospective Members

10:00am Congregational Gathering Space

B'nei Mitzvah Tutor Retreat

12:30pm Learning Center

Brotherhood Membership Pool Party & BBQ

2:00pm offsite

(see below)

Lifelong Learning Council

Contact Lifelong Learning Chair Howard Gottlieb at

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

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   (August 12 & 26)



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


Membership-Palooza Pool Party and BBQ

Sunday, August 20th


Liston Home, 15905 Ranchita Drive, Dallas

RSVP to Jim Warner


Sisterhood & Brotherhood Coffee Break Book Club

Saturday, August 26th

1:45pm - 3:00pm

News of the World by Paulette Jiles

Book review by Cindy Spechler.

Home of Ilene and Perry Zidow (near Coit/Legacy in Plano)

RSVP by August 22nd to Ilene.

Must be a Temple member to attend.



Shop at Traditions and perform a Mitzvah at the same time! Introducing The Bali Chai Collection. Ethically sourced and fairly traded Beadwork Fashion Accessories by A Balinese Women’s Cooperative. The funds earned from the creation and sale of these beaded necklaces and bracelets, made from semi-precious stones, goes to care for their children and to the sustainable development of the village community.

Traditions No Tax Day is September 10th the first day of religious school. We are stocking up with new merchandise, Judaica and Non-Judaica. Plan on visiting us and purchasing gifts and something for yourself!


Tuesdays: 12:00-3:00pm

Wednesdays: 12:00-3:00pm

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

Sunday, August 20th, we will be open 9:30am to 12:30pm

for the Temple New & Prospective Member Open House.

40% off Select Merchandise Blowout Sale!

Includes brands such as Nambe.

Stock up for all your simchas.

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

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:
When grieving, one will often hear others say to them, "Time heals all wounds."  It doesn't, really.  "At best, time can offer perspective, but it's not a magic suture."   Magin LaSov Gregg, contributor to the Dallas Morning News

LIFT: Literacy Instruction for Texas

LIFT registration will be the week of August 21st. 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.

Serve Lunch at The Bridge
First Tuesday of the Month All Year

September 5
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 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

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.

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

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 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:

Temple Shalom LGBTQ Pride & Temple Emanu-El LGBT will host a booth together at Dallas Pride Miller Lite Music Festival in the Park on Saturday, September 16th at Reverchon Park, 3505 Maple Ave, Dallas, 11:00am-7:00pm.

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.

Young Adult Connection
For young adults, single or married, 22-39. Contact YAC 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. 

Worship Council

Please contact our Worship Committee Chair Mark Fisher at 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 — 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:  

Questions? Email 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:

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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