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Welcome To Our Temple

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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.

We are continuing our policy for the upcoming school year: 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. Read our Programming Guide here. Press here for information on our North Satellite Programs. Go to About Us and watch our video celebrating a year at Temple Shalom!

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  • Traditions NO TAX DAY!

    Sunday, November 11, 9:30am – 1:30pm

    Hanukkah is just around the corner!
     
    Buy your gifts tax free at our Hanukkah Bazaar by the LLC (Sunday school entrance), and in the shop. Hanukkah décor, menorahs, laser dreidels, candles, games and much more.
  • Click here for further information.

  • Friends,

    We know that you join together with others from Temple Shalom in praying for those victims of the recent shooting at the synagogue in Pittsburgh. We offer to their families and community prayers for strength and hope in the face of this terrible tragedy. Communities of faith around the world stand in solidarity against this kind of violence and we pray that this will bring us closer together towards the elusive shalom we seek.

    Please know that our security team, in consultation and collaboration with the Dallas Police Department and the security team from the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas are diligent in helping us to be safe and secure and that all of our programs will continue. We have excellent communication with our local authorities and we thank them for all they do for us and the Jewish community every day. We will continue our existing security program that includes armed security at entrances and our Building & Grounds Committee recently added a review of our Security protocol to its focus, all in the effort to make sure we are not only safe and secure, but that our programs are as successful as they can be.

    Oseh Shalom bimromav…May God who makes peace in the heavens, make peace for us.

    God bless you and yours,

    Rabbi Andrew M. Paley, Senior Rabbi

    Rabbi Ariel Boxman, Rabbi Educator

    Rodney Schlosser, President

    Steve Lewis, Executive Director     

  • A thought about today…

    My Dear Friends,

    It is with a heavy heart and profound sense of sadness and loss over the news today of the senseless murder of at least 11 innocent souls and the 6 injured at Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh. We are thinking of the grieving families and those who were injured and praying for them to receive the sources of strength and courage that they will need in the coming days and weeks and even years as they seek to find some sense of shalom in the current chaos. We share with those in Pittsburgh our deep gratitude for the speed, expertise and professionalism of the first responders at every level caring for those on the scene and throughout the city. We pray that the local leaders, both civic and religious have the strength and fortitude to guide their communities through the darkness and brokenness towards the light and towards the healing they need. I am buoyed by the outpouring of support from our local clergy and faith communities.

    I used to think that in the 21st century, in our country at this date that it would impossible to imagine that we would be counting over 200 separate shootings with mass casualties. That churches and synagogues would be targets. Sadly, the dream of that being impossible has been shattered, again with the virulent anti-Semitic rantings of a person bent on creating destruction and devastation. It is painful to know that as we read in the Torah about Abraham sitting in his tent, with it open on all sides thereby being able to welcome strangers into his home, that a synagogue, modeling that ideal, is the victim in such a horrific way. This obvious hate crime and so many others like it in recent years have found a resurgence in our communities and now, perhaps more than ever must we raise our voices and spirits to say this hatred and violence is not who we are, not who we wish to become, not the legacy we choose to leave for our children.

    Reverend Rachel Smith, founder of God Not Guns wrote, “As people of faith we must stand witness to the destructive power of gun violence. We must say we will rely not on guns, but on God. We will affirm not guns, but life. We will bless not guns, but our common humanity. We must hold up a higher value saying that our children’s lives are a sacred trust and that human life is more important than any gun.” And most importantly we must recognize that violent rhetoric leads to violent action, especially when we transgress the biblical injunction not to remain indifferent. When our local and national leaders ignore these elements or worse, contribute to them, the contribute to the fomenting of further death and destruction. We as parents and children, sons and daughters, brothers and sisters must never let that happen.

    To that end I offer this prayer…

    Gracious God inspire us with the hope in the gift of shalom the gift of wholeness and the promise of your presence. Give us wisdom to seek nonviolence as an answer to the violence of our lives and world. Give us courage to seek wholeness in a fractured and divided world, to find reconciliation rather than revenge, to abandon the instruments of violence and death and entrust our lives, our homes and our families to you. May your presence fill us and others with the thirst for unity, wholeness, and the desire to see all people valued as created in your image. May we and others receive your shalom, that we might be faithful instruments of your love. Blessed be your name forever. Amen.

    Rabbi Andrew Paley, Senior Rabbi

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  • Click here for information on programs and activities at our North Satellite location. 

  • 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! 

  • 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 Brotherhood!

  • 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

  1. Tue 13

    Sisterhood Rosh Chodesh

    Nov 13 @ 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  2. Tue 13

    Band Rehearsal

    Nov 13 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  3. Wed 14

    Lunch and Learn

    Nov 14 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  4. Wed 14

    Midweek Hebrew–Temple Shalom

    Nov 14 @ 4:30pm - 6:00pm
  5. Wed 14

    Next Dor

    Nov 14 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  6. Wed 14

    Yiddish Class

    Nov 14 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  7. Fri 16
  8. Fri 16

    Munchkin Minyan

    Nov 16 @ 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  9. Sat 17

    Torah Study

    Nov 17 @ 8:45am - 10:15am
  10. Sat 17

    Judaica Studies

    Nov 17 @ 9:00am - 10:30am

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