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Click here for the calendar.

Please check our website regularly for updates.

Staff and Clergy will be working offsite and responding to emails as they are able. We appreciate your patience during this time.



Do you need to know how to apply for a mail-in-ballot? What the dates are for early voting? Be sure to scroll down below to get the answer to these and any other questions you have about voting in the November 3rd election.


Civic Engagement Committee News – Every Voice, Every Vote

Despite some of the obstacles presented by COVID-19 this year, Temple Shalom’s Civic Engagement Committee is committed to providing ALL eligible voters of our congregation with the tools and information to vote in the upcoming election in the safest, most expedient manner. The attached information sheet is but the first of several informational pieces that will be shared with you. We hope to be able to provide forms, individualized assistance with questions, and even some fun and factual Zoom meetings (to name but a few of our plans) to make your voting experience as smooth and worry-free this as can be. We look forward to supporting Every Voice, Every Vote.


Click here for detailed information and links.


If you have any questions email:

Beth Lasher

Co-Chair Civic Engagement Committee



Meeting ID: 842 1526 7465

Zoom Link:

One tap mobile: +13462487799,,84215267465#

Listen by telephone: +1 346 248 7799




Temple Shalom Aspires to be a 100% Voting Congregation!

Take the Every Voice, Every Vote Pledge !



Click Here for High Holy Days Services Schedule



This Week


Monday, September 14

2:00pm Knitting Hour with Cantor Avery

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 895 6455 3244

One tap mobile: +13462487799,,89564553244#

Dial by your location: +1 346 248 7799


7:00pm Sisterhood Board Meeting via Zoom



Tuesday, September 15

7:00pm Community Gathers with Rabbi Paley & Cantor Avery

Guest Presenter about Voting (see above)

Meeting ID: 842 1526 7465

Zoom Link:

One tap mobile: +13462487799,,84215267465#

Listen by telephone: +1 346 248 7799



Wednesday, September 16

12:30pm Lay Led Learners

Meeting ID: 859 3065 3449

Passcode: 542801

One tap mobile


Dial by your location: +1 346 248 7799


5:00pm Midweek Hebrew at Temple


6:30pm Next Dor at Temple


7:00pm Sisterhood Why We Must Be Anti-Racists

via Zoom (see below for info and RSVP)



Thursday, September 17

6:45pm Brotherhood Guys Night Out

via Zoom (see below)


7:00pm Temple Shalom Partnering with Dallas Holocaust Museum via Zoom

Texas Upstander: The Life of Hector P. Garcia

(see Community Events section at bottom or this email)



Friday, September 18

Erev Rosh Hashanah

5:00pm Family Service

via Zoom and Facebook Groups

Meeting ID: 86768912396

One tap mobile



Zoom service will be broadcast to


8:00pm Adult Service

streamed at with password



Saturday, September 19

Rosh Hashanah

10:00am Morning Service

streamed at with registration


3:00pm Family Service & Tashlich Service on Temple Grounds and at Valley View Park

Bring Your Own Seating

In Person – Click Here for Registration



Sunday, September 20

9:00am Brotherhood and Volunteers Build the Sukkah – Chapel Courtyard


9:30am Religious School at Temple


10:00am Kever Avot Service at Temple Shalom South Section of Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park

Bring Your Own Seating if needed

In Person – Click Here for Registration




Upcoming Events


Monday, September 21

2:00pm Knitting Hour with Cantor Avery

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 895 6455 3244

One tap mobile: +13462487799,,89564553244#

Dial by your location: +1 346 248 7799


7:00pm Temple Shalom Partnering with Dallas Holocaust Museum via Zoom

Monday Movie Night: Inglorious Basterds

(see Community Events section at bottom or this email)


7:15pm Brotherhood Board Meeting via Zoom


Tuesday, September 22

7:00pm Community Gathers with Rabbi Paley & Cantor Avery

Meeting ID: 842 1526 7465

Zoom Link:

One tap mobile: +13462487799,,84215267465#

Listen by telephone: +1 346 248 7799


7:00pm Temple Executive Committee Meeting

via Zoom



Wednesday, September 23

5:00pm Midweek Hebrew at Temple



Friday, September 25

12:00pm Sisterhood Virtual Gourmet Lunch

via Zoom (see below)


5:30pm going live for gathering and schmoozing

6:00pm Shabbat Service


We are broadcasting services through Facebook Group


8:00pm COVIDeo Chat

Our new virtual after service social gathering

Zoom Meeting Zz09

Meeting ID: 828 2086 7321

Passcode: SHABBAT

One tap mobile +13462487799,,82820867321#,,,,,,0#,,3341545#

Dial by your location +1 346 248 7799


For security purposes, please RSVP by Noon Friday to Toba Reifer at You can also email her with any questions.



Saturday, September 26

9:00am Torah Study via Zoom

Meeting ID: 847 4289 3902

Zoom link:

Passcode: 664930

Listen by telephone: +1-346-248-7799


6:30pm Havdallah Service

We are broadcasting services through Facebook Group



Sunday, September 27

Erev Yom Kippur

5:00pm Family Service

via Zoom and Facebook Groups

Meeting ID: 86768912396

One tap mobile



Zoom service will be broadcast to


8:00pm Adult Kol Nidre Service

streamed at with password



Monday, September 28

Yom Kippur

10:00am Morning Service

streamed at with password


The rest of the Yom Kippur programs & services may be viewed at


12:00pm Symposium

1:30pm Music and Meditation

2:00pm Family Service

3:30pm Afternoon Service

5:30pm Yizkor

6:30pm Neilah and Break-Fast


Most on-site events are cancelled thru September.

We’ll let you know about any rescheduling as it occurs.

Please go to our website to check for updates.




Please consider, if you are able, making an extra donation toward membership support.

Any personally meaningful amount will help support our membership belonging during this unprecedented and uncertain time. Support our members belonging initiative by going to and choose “Special” for the campaign and “Congregant Assistance” for the fund from the drop down menus. Thank you for your continued support of the Temple Shalom family.


Debra Levy-Fritts, President

Rabbi Andrew Paley, Senior Rabbi

Steve Lewis, Executive Director



Sisterhood Presents:

Why We Must Be Anti-Racists

Wednesday, September 16

7:00pm – 8:00pm

by Rachel Schulties

Barnert Temple, Franklin Lakes, NJ

Rachel will share the story of her family’s experiences after adopting a black child and the actions we can take to stop unconscious bias and overt prejudice. Here is a quote from her WRJ Weekly Digest article: “Not being racist is not enough. We have to be the drivers of change in a society that has ignored microaggressions for a lifetime.”


RSVP to Ann Weintraub at or call 214-802-4726. She will send out the Zoom link close to the program date when you RSVP.




Brotherhood Guys Night Out

Thursday, September 17


via Zoom

Get Your Competition On!

We’re playing Jackbox Games.

Click here to come through the turnstiles.




The Adult Education and Caring Congregation Committees are thrilled to launch a new project for our Temple Shalom family, our “Community Conversation Project”.

Our intention is to gather in small groups (online) to learn from you, and create community. Our facilitators are excited to spend time with you!

Please review the sign-up genius here, and select the available slot that best suits your schedule. Please select only one session option. If sessions fill up, we will maintain a waiting list for our next round of conversations. Your small group, community conversation will last 1.5 – 2 hours, and will allow us to get to know one another and have thoughtful conversations.

Please know that members who are not able to join us via our online meeting format have the opportunity for a conference call formatted conversation. No matter the format you choose, your facilitator will contact you to confirm your slot, and to provide you with details and your conference number or Zoom link! If you have any questions, please email and THANK YOU FOR SIGNING UP!



Will your child be starting or returning to college this fall? We would like to help them stay connected to Temple Shalom by sending care package mailings throughout the year. To include your child in our program please complete the College Connections form (click here).

Questions? Contact College Connections Chairs Mandy Gold or Hollye Ferreira




Knitting Hour with Cantor Avery

Mondays: September 14 & 21


Bring any creative projects you are working on, needle point, crocheting, knitting, coloring, beading, etc… We will schmooze, create, and connect. Further into our time together, we will talk about creative projects we can work on as mitzvah projects.


Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 895 6455 3244

One tap mobile: +13462487799,,89564553244#

Dial by your location: +1 346 248 7799



Temple Shalom Gathers – Turn out, tune in and drop by!



Online via Zoom

Come join Rabbi Paley and Cantor Avery along with your Temple Shalom family each week as we check in, say hello and catch up. Invite a friend, grab your family and take a little time out of your day for some learning, laughing and connecting. See you soon!

Meeting ID: 842 1526 7465

Zoom Link:

One tap mobile: +13462487799,,84215267465#

Listen by telephone: +1 346 248 7799




High Holy Days Food Drive

The virtual food drive ends November 1st.


Virtual Food Drive – Supporting North Texas Food Bank

To make an online donation to the Temple VFD, please visit

NTFB Giving Link:


You can also make online donations directly to JFS Food Bank at

JFS Giving Link:

(please type Temple Shalom HHD Food Drive in the notes box)


Please note, you will receive a tax-deductible acknowledgment from NTFB or JFS.


Please consider a financial donation equal to the amount of money you would spend on food to feed your family for a typical day. Our goal is to raise $4,000 in this year’s High Holy Days Food Drive to provide 12,000 meals to hungry families in our area.





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Links for all Temple services, classes and activities are listed in the calendar at the top.



Lifelong Learning/Worship Council




Upcoming Religious School dates:

Hebrew school begins this week. Next Dor in person this week.

Wednesday, September 16th

·     Hebrew classes 5-6pm in the Learning Center

·     Next Dor 6:30-8pm in the Learning Center

No classes the week of September 27th

October 4th – Pizza in the Hut – Greene Family Camp Family Program in the sukkah

October 10th – Munchkin Minyan

October 16th & 17th – Family Shabbat Programs

October 18th – No Sunday Classes

October 18th – first session of Beyond Next Dor




Adult Education Committee

Contact Co-Chairs Harriet Bell and Nathan Axelrod at


Adult Education has a new webpage of resources for Learning@Home.

The address is

During the COVID-19 social distancing while we Stay At Home, organizations and institutions across the country and around the world are offering a wide range of online classes, lectures and enrichment sessions that you can join from your home. We invite you to broaden your knowledge and enjoy learning. Most of the resources are free at this time.


Yiddish Reading Class

Zoom Meetings: Sundays

Learn to read Yiddish with the Hebrew alphabet at an easy and relaxed pace. Students will read and enjoy stories and songs – all from the original Yiddish. Along the way, students will also learn basic Yiddish conversation and even learn to tell a Yiddish joke or two. No prior knowledge of Yiddish is required – so students of all levels and ages are welcome to come!


To learn about Zoom Address and scheduling future Zoom meetings, please contact teacher David Katz at



Torah Study

Every Saturday – Join Us For This Exciting Study (no class Sept. 19)


via Zoom

Start your Shabbat morning with lively learning led by Rabbi Paley as we explore the Torah and its influence on many important topics affecting us today. We study the Torah’s impact on Art, Education, Science and Medicine, Acts of Mercy and Kindness to name just a few, using the Global Impact Bible as a resource.






Visit our on-line store for all of your Judaica needs.

“Traditions Retail to Go”


We have everything you need to make your Rosh Hashanah special from honey dishes to prayer books. Contact Laney Arndt at, or Ellen Schwartz at for special orders or more information.




Join or Renew your Sisterhood Membership Today!

We are the Sisters of Shalom. Working together for Sisterhood, Spirituality and Social Good. Won’t you join us?

Click HERE for the Membership letter from our Sisterhood President.

Click here to complete the on-line membership form and use your credit card via PayPal’s secure credit card processor

Click here to download the membership form and mail your completed form along with a check to: Sisterhood at Temple Shalom, 6930 Alpha Road, Dallas, TX 75240.



Virtual Gourmet Lunch

Friday, September 25

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Bring a drink, lunch, snack, or whatever you’d like and join your Sisters for a virtual luncheon. This is a great time to see “old” friends and make some new ones.

RSVP to Linda Widman at or Chris Harris at Zoom link will be sent after you RSVP.





Join Brotherhood today.

Go to



The Brotherhood is trying to help generate blood donations for Carter BloodCare.  

Feel free to call or email me if you have questions.

Leon Harris, Brotherhood Blood Drive Coordinator



Please make an appointment to donate at the following locations. Carter Blood Care donor centers are very busy right now so to honor social distancing they are asking donors to also consider donating at MOBILE blood drives sites or make an appointment at one of the donor centers. The three closest centers for most Temple Shalom members are listed below .


Sign up link:


Plano Donor Center- 4701 W. Parker Road – 972-612-2098

Dallas Donor Center- 12829 Preston Road- 972-980-9210

Addison Donor Center- 3955 Belt Line Road- 972-960-8895

Carter BloodCare recognizes there are concerns surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak and that you may have questions about what this means for giving blood, your blood drive, and the safety of the blood supply.


To honor social distancing:

·     Donors should make an appointment

·     Complete your questionnaire before arriving using Carter BloodCare’s QuickScreen

·     Carter BloodCare staff will greet you and escort you thoroughly and promptly through the donation process, so that you may return to your newly revised daily routines.



Tikkun Olam Council

Click here for volunteer opportunities, and more!

Contact Chair Theresa Myers at

JFS High Holy Day Diaper Drive/

10th Annual Diaper Shower

Thursday, September 24

Drive & Go: 3:00pm – 6:00pm 

Location: JFS Parking Lot, 5402 Arapaho Rd.

For more information:


JFS has seen an increased demand for diapers and wipes during its Food Pantry’s weekly drive-thru distribution. Even with a weekly supply of 6,000 diapers to distribute, JFS runs out within the first hour of the three-hour distribution.


Caring Congregation

Privacy laws prevent hospitals from giving us personal information — we can only get this information from you. Please contact Halley Gottlieb in the clergy office at or 972-661-1810 ext. 201 with information about illness, hospitalization, death, birth, etc.

Please notify us if you or someone you know needs help during this time. We are continuing to send out condolence cards, get well cards, and Mazel Tov cards for births. Contact Co-Chairs Lonna Rae Silverman and Jacque Comroe at


Jo-Ann’s Quote of the Week:

“I’d rather miss you forever than never have met you.”

Sara Millen

Shomrei Adamah – “Guardians of the Earth”

For more information on the Shomrei Adamah committee, email


Click here for our Sustainability in the Covid Era information.





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 Chair Debra Levy-Fritts at



Temple Shalom’s Interfaith Women’s Group

Embrace has been getting together for ten years with the women from the Islamic Center in Irving and the Northwood Church in Keller, an Evangelical Church.

We welcome new members so if you would like to join us please contact Chairperson Jane Lachman at 972-735-0133 or email



Help the Following Organizations Help Others

by Donating to Their Wish Lists

Equal Heart, The Migrant Respite Center, Refugee Services of Texas and Jewish Family Service.



Connections Council

Contact Connections Council at


Super Seniors

For the 65+ crowd.

Questions or activity ideas: Contact Lonna Rae Silverman at

Guys and Gals, are you ready to join the fun?


Tuesday, September 15


Guest Presenter: Barbara Larkin, a voting specialist from The League of Women Voters

Voting in the November Election- Everything You Need To Know”

Super Seniors will be joining Temple Shalom Gathers with Rabbi and Cantor on Tuesday, September 15th. This Zoom is the kickoff of our Civic Engagement program. Come Learn all you want to know about voting!

Meeting ID: 842 1526 7465

Zoom Link:

One tap mobile: +13462487799,,84215267465#

Listen by telephone: +1 346 248 7799


Young Adult Connection

For young adults, single or married, 22-39.

Contact YAC with ideas for fun at



Young Families Group

For families with children 10 and younger.


For event information, see our Facebook page.



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:




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Adult Education

Early Childhood Education

Lifelong Learning

Religious School


Young Families

Young Adult Connection

Super Seniors


Traditions Gift Shop



Community Events

Dallas Kosher BBQ

Ordering for the event opened on Sept. 6. Sliced brisket for $12 / pound, turkey legs and smoked beef sausages for $8/ ea as well as beans and coleslaw.


The food drive will be that day as well, benefitting JFS Dallas’ food pantry, and the American Red Cross will be on hand to collect badly needed blood donations.


All the information and links are / will be on our website,



Click Here for Link to Register.


Tuesday, September 15


Annual CHAI LIFE events, we hope you will plan to join us “virtually” this year!

Register to stay up-to-date on the details and to receive the special link to enter the event online on September 15.


Click Here

Want to do a little something extra to help honor CHAI staff –

The Heroes behind the Masks?

Go to our Target Registry to purchase a $50 gift card to be presented to each CHAI caregiver.


Target Registry


Contact Patsy Goodman at

11615 Forest Central Dr. Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75243



Thursday, September 17 at 7:00pm

Texas Upstander: The Life of Hector P. Garcia

Click Here for Registration Link

Dr. Héctor P. García was a true Texas Upstander. Born in Mexico in 1914, García grew up in the Rio Grande Valley, earned his medical degree, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II before settling in Corpus Christi. He led a life committed to social reform, offering low- and no-cost treatment to impoverished patients, setting up the American GI Forum to advocate for equal services for Mexican American veterans, and fighting for equality in education. Join us to hear about García’s incredible legacy from Cecilia García Akers, his daughter and author of The Inspiring Life of Texan Héctor P. García.


Part of the Permanent Exhibition Highlight Series which expands upon different topics and themes featured in the Museum’s permanent exihibition.


Monday, September 21 at 7:00pm

Movie Monday: Inglorious Basterds

Click Here for Registration Link

In this alternate history, U.S. Army Lt. Aldo Raine assembles a team of Jewish soldiers to commit acts of retribution against the Nazis. He and his men join forces with Bridget von Hammersmark, a German actress and undercover agent, to bring down the leaders of the Third Reich. Their fates converge with theater owner Shoshanna Dreyfus, who seeks to avenge the Nazis’ execution of her family. This session will be moderated by Dr. Sara Abosch-Jacobson, Chief Education Officer at the Museum, and Bart Weiss, Founder & CEO of Dallas VideoFest and Artistic Director of 3 Stars Jewish Cinema. Rated R.





For Updates on Jewish Family Service,

click on the link below.


Update Letter from JFS regarding food pick-up.


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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