Brotherhood Scholarships

Bob Weinfeld Merit Scholarship

The Temple Shalom Brotherhood Bob Weinfeld Merit Scholarship is named for Bob Weinfeld, the first member of Temple Shalom Brotherhood’s Hall of Fame. Bob’s dedication to Temple Shalom and Temple Shalom Brotherhood has been unparalleled.  This $1,000 scholarship is intended to be 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.

Unlike other Temple Shalom Scholarships, this is not a needs-based scholarship.  This scholarship is based upon merit.  The minimum qualification for this scholarship includes being a Temple Shalom member.  Other activities, including but not limited to Ozrim™, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Confirmation, Nex D’or, as well as other Jewish activities outside of the Temple, should be included in the applicant’s application and essay.

Applications are available here.  For more information, please contact Rick Cohen at

The application deadline is May 1.



Mel Sacks Need-Based Scholarship










Temple Shalom Brotherhood funds a scholarship named in honor of Mel Sacks. Mel was a past Brotherhood President and member of the Brotherhood Hall of Fame. His commitment to Brotherhood and the Temple continues to be an inspiration to us all.

This $1,000 scholarship may be 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.

Applications are available here. For more information, please contact Rick Cohen at

The application deadline is May 1.

March of the Living Scholarship Offered By Temple Shalom Brotherhood

$1,000 Jerome Kasten Memorial Need Based Youth Scholarship

To be used toward attending March of the Living.

Temple Shalom Brotherhood is proud to present the Jerome Kasten Memorial Scholarship.  This Scholarship is to be used by a teenager to help offset a portion the cost of attending the annual March of the Living.  The Scholarship is graciously funded by Deanna Kasten in memory of her husband, both longtime active members of Temple Shalom.

March of the Living is a two week international, educational program bringing Jewish teens and adults from all over the world to Poland on Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) to march from Auschwitz to Birkenau, the largest concentration camp complex built during World War II. Following the March, the group travels to Israel to observe Yom HaZikaron (Israel Memorial Day) and Yom Ha’Atzmaut (Israel Independence Day).

Since its inception in 1988, more than 260,000 alumni from 52 countries have marched down the same three kilometer path leading from Auschwitz to Birkenau on Holocaust Remembrance Day – Yom HaShoah – as a tribute to all victims of the Holocaust.

The price of the trip is approximately $6200 (changes each year), plus domestic airfare to our departure city, and travel insurance is required to be purchased prior to the trip.

There is usually a group of Dallas teens participating in the trip, coordinated by the Laura T. Fine March of the Living Dallas.

Additional information and application can be obtained from Temple Shalom Brotherhood member David Gordon.

Application deadline is January.         

David Gordon
Cell 972-523-3267

Click here to access the Scholarship Application Form.

The application deadline is January. Contact David Gordon for the precise date. 


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