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Subject: Temple Shalom Weekly Reminders October 15, 2019

What’s Happening at Temple Shalom



Weekly Reminders – October 15, 2019


See below for a summary of programs in the coming days and weeks, and for an overview of the entire month, click here to see the current newsletter.





Join Tikkun Olam in the Temple Sukkah!

Wednesday, October 16

6:30pm – 8:30pm

In October we celebrate the shelter of our people in the wilderness. These days are a remembrance of forty years of wandering in the desert of moving toward the promised land. Please join the Tikkun Olam Council in the Sukkah as we share a bite to eat and learn about the migration stories of today – the events and troubles we hear about and see via our news feeds. We will learn first hand from agency staff (including Refugee Service of Texas, Catholic Charities, DAI, and others) about the system for asylum, refugee status and immigration in our country, and share our stories of migration. We will capture within our sukkah our very own family stories of immigration and wandering and make those part of our sukkah. 


Bring a Shower Gift to the Sukkah! Program attendees are asked to bring a welcoming gift for a refugee family member: shampoo, ladies toiletries, car seats (all ages), winter coats, laundry soap and of course, diapers are always needed by refugee families. Items will be donated to the Refugee Services of Texas.



Super Seniors

For the 65+ crowd.



meeting monthly at Temple Shalom starting

Thursday, October 17

12:00pm – 1:30pm

Learning Center

Bring a dish and enjoy a potluck lunch (no pork or shellfish, please) and a program each month planned by Super Seniors. Come Schmooze and Socialize. Learn Something new and interesting.

Ready to join the Fun?




Dinner in the Sukkah

Followed by  Israeli Folk Dancing

Friday, October 18


Radnitz Social Hall


JOIN US! It’s kind of FREE!

Pot Luck Dinner

(no pork or shellfish)

Your food offering that you bring is your price for admission.

Please bring the following if your last name begins with the following:

Letters A-H: Cold or Warmed Up Main Dish

Letters I-S: Vegetable, Salad or Side Dish

Letters T-Z: Dessert Type Offering

Brotherhood will provide refreshments.


RSVPs or questions: Mark Fisher (214) 923-5101

or Steve Weintraub 214-912-7594







Women’s Health Month Shabbat

Friday, October 25

6:00pm Special Wine and Cheese Reception

6:30pm Service in the Epstein Chapel


Join us for this very special Shabbat Service for Women’s Health Month. Jill Bach and Julie Shrell co-founders of the “Be the Difference Foundation” will be our special guest speakers. They will be sharing their personal stories as Ovarian Cancer survivors, as well as their organizations history, initiatives and strategic plans for the future.


This event is open to the public!

Check out our Facebook page for more details:




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Young Families

Young Adult Connection

Super Seniors


Traditions Gift Shop



This Week


Tuesday, October 15

4:30pm Plano Midweek Hebrew, St. Andrew

6:30pm Sisterhood Paid-Up Dinner, Radnitz Social Hall

7:00pm Adult Choir Rehearsal


Wednesday, October 16

11:30am Caring Conversations, Blumin Ceremonial Room

12:00pm Lunch & Learn: The Tribes of Israel, Learning Center (see below)

4:30pm Midweek Hebrew, Temple

6:30pm Next Dor, Temple

6:30pm Tikkun Olam in the Temple Sukkah (see above)


Thursday, October 17

12:00pm Super Seniors, Learning Center (see above)


Friday, October 18

6:00pm Wine & Cheese Reception

6:30pm Shabbat Service, Epstein Chapel

7:45pm Potluck Dinner & Israel Dancing, Radnitz Social Hall (see above)

Family Shabbat (see below)

6:30pm Dinner, Radnitz Social Hall

7:15pm Service, Boardroom


Saturday, October 19

8:45am Torah Study, Learning Center

9:00am Judaica Studies, Room 200

10:30am Bar Mitzvah Service, Sanctuary

10:30am Morning Minyan, Epstein Chapel

5:00pm Bat Mitzvah Service, Epstein Chapel


Sunday, October 20

9:00am Shomrei Adamah Meeting, Blumin Ceremonial Room

9:30am Religious School

9:30am Stay & Schmooze, Congregational Gathering Space

1:00pm Yiddish Reading Class, Boardroom

2:00pm Sisterhood Rosh Chodesh, offsite (see below)

Simchat Torah

5:00pm Young Family Simchat Torah Celebration, Temple (see above)

6:30pm Congregational Simchat Torah Festival Service & Program, Temple (see above)


Monday, October 21

Simchat Torah

Temple Offices Closed

10:30am Simchat Torah Yizkor Service, Epstein Chapel


Upcoming Events


Tuesday, October 22

4:30pm Plano Midweek Hebrew, St. Andrew

7:00pm Adult Education Committee Meeting, Room 200

7:00pm Adult Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary

7:15pm Brotherhood Board Meeting, Boardroom


Wednesday, October 23

12:00pm Lunch & Learn: The Tribes of Israel, Learning Center (see below)

4:30pm Midweek Hebrew, Temple

6:30pm Next Dor, Temple


Thursday, October 24

10:30am Caregivers’ Day Out, Learning Center


Friday, October 25

6:00pm Wine & Cheese Reception

6:30pm Women’s Health Month Shabbat Service, Epstein Chapel (see above)


Saturday, October 26

8:45am Torah Study, Learning Center

10:30am Morning Minyan, Epstein Chapel

5:00pm Bat Mitzvah Service, Sanctuary


Sunday, October 27

9:00am Brotherhood & Volunteers Take Down Temple Sukkah

9:30am Religious School

9:30am Tots Academy, Room 113

9:30am Stay & Schmooze, Congregational Gathering Space

12:00pm Beyond Next Dor, Blumin Ceremonial Room

12:00pm Youth & Teen Choirs Rehearsal, Sanctuary

1:00pm Yiddish Reading Class, Boardroom

1:00pm Sisterhood Sole Sisters Walking Group, offsite (see below)





(972) 661-1850


Shop Hours

Sundays: 9:30am – 1:30pm

Tuesdays: 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Wednesdays: 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Fridays: 12:00pm – 6:25pm


Traditions Presents Gifts for All Occasions

Featured Israeli and local artists, custom-designed Judaica, non-Judaica, large selection of tallitot, books, and much more!

We are now carrying Temple member Kim Kort’s handmade jewelry.

October is Breast Cancer month, we are selling pink Shabbat candles in support of Sharsheret, a Jewish Breast Cancer Organization. Part of the proceeds go to the organization. Be a mensch and buy some!

Our gift shop is run by Our Rockin’ Sisterhood and all profits go to support Temple Shalom.


Contact Traditions Director Marsha Lefkof at (214) 354-3548 or visit us on the Temple Shalom website or on Facebook at





Join Sisterhood. Together, we can move mountains.

·    Click here to download the 2019-2020 Membership Letter

·    Click here to download the 2019-2020 Membership Form




Rosh Chodesh

Sunday, October 20

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Dawn Shogren’s home (near Alpha and Preston)

Speakers: Lori Kleinfield and Gwynne Waldorf

Learn about the May 2019 WRJ Social Justice Conference in Washington DC

Potluck based on last name (Please no pork or shellfish.)

A to H: Fruit

I to P: Cookies or Pie

Q to Z: Appetizer


RSVP by October 13 to Lonna Rae Silverman,



The Sole Sisters Continue Walking

Sunday, October 27


Willow Bend Mall (Park and Dallas North Toll Road, Plano)

Meet in front of Dillards on the 1st floor.

Questions? Contact Nanci DuPlant,



Fill your Shabbat with Shalom & a Celebration Oneg*

Sisterhood is offering Celebration Oneg Sponsorships for $36!!! 

Maybe it’s a birth, an anniversary, a birthday, a great report card, a friend visiting from out of town, a job promotion…or no reason at all. We promise it will be special, and your sponsorship will be acknowledged with our table signage.

We look forward to hosting your Oneg. Please contact Chris Harris at or call 972.742.5506 for more information.

Please send your check to Temple Shalom c/o Sisterhood and note on your check “Celebration oneg”.

*Please note that this offer does not apply to Bar and Bat Mitzvah sponsorships since these Onegs are designed to serve larger numbers of guests and provide specialty food items.





Join The League of Extraordinary Mensches!

Click here for the online membership form.



Brotherhood and Volunteers have the pleasure of taking down the Temple Sukkah in the courtyard. Everyone is invited to help out with this mitzvah. And, we have a fun time, too.

Take Down

Sunday, October 27

9:00am – 11:00am



Lifelong Learning/Worship Council


Family Shabbat Dinner/Service

Friday, October 18

6:30pm Catered Dinner in the Radnitz Social Hall

7:15pm Service in the Boardroom – Our 6th & 7th Grade students will participate.

Click here to RSVP for dinner.


Lunch and Learn: The Tribes of Israel

with Rabbi Paley

Wednesdays (starting October 16)

12:00pm 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.

Invite your friends, bring your lunch and enjoy a lively discussion.



Yiddish Reading Class Sponsored by the Adult Education Committee

Sundays when there is Religious School



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! A class set of textbooks is provided.

If interested in the class, please contact David Katz at



Torah Study

Saturdays, 8:45am in the 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 19)

9:00am 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.


Connections Council

Contact Connections Council Chair Kimberly Kort at

Super Seniors

For the 65+ crowd.

Questions or activity ideas: Contact Lory Kohleriter at



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. Contact

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:


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



Did your child start or return 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 either online: or in printed format (click here).

Questions? Contact College Connections Chair Nancy Devine at


Tikkun Olam Council

Click here for volunteer opportunities, and more!

Contact Chair Debra Levy-Fritts at


Did you know that over the course of a baby’s first year of life, caregivers may find themselves using up to 10 diapers per day, or about 3,000 diapers per year, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.?

Diapers are not covered by safety net programs for families, and lack of access is an economic barrier impacting family’s work and childcare arrangements, and children’s health.

More than one in three (36%) families experience diaper need.


Please join Temple Shalom in a “pre High Holy Day” or Early Start Diaper Drive to help families in need of diapers for their little ones. Drop off diapers in the front or religious school entrance. All diapers will be donated to the Jewish Family Service of Dallas for distribution to families in need!



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.



We are a group of women from the Jewish, Islamic and Christian faiths who meet monthly to learn and understand each others’ traditions and make new friends. We will have lunch and discuss the traditions and beliefs of our religions on death, afterlife, traditions of grieving and funeral practices. It would help to read up on this information. Jane will ask Rabbi Paley for references on this information and email it to our members. New members are always welcome.

Interested? Contact Jane Lachman at (972) 735-0133 or We usually carpool to the events and rotate our meetings between the Islamic Center in Irving, Northwood Church in Keller, and Temple Shalom.

Serve Lunch at The Bridge

First Tuesday of the Month All Year

Tuesday, November 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

Sunday, November 10

9:30am Temple Kitchen

We cook for 1 1/2 hours one Sunday each month during religious school, preparing beef stew, biscuits, muffins and fruit salad. Be a part of a great group of enthusiastic helpers – you don’t even need to know how to cook! Volunteers must be 14+ years old. To be on the reminder list, email us at



Caring Conversations

The First & Third Wednesdays (October 16)


Blumin Ceremonial Room

The period of time following the loss of a beloved spouse or partner is often overwhelmingly lonely and confusing. Caring Conversations is an opportunity to gather and share experiences and comfort.

If you or someone you know is interested in joining with us, please contact us for more information and to let us know you are coming. Open to non-Temple Shalom members.

Maureene Timken: or

Lory Kohleriter:



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:

“Sooner or later, every one of us becomes an expert on grief.”

Rabbi David Wolpe



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



Shomrei Adamah – “Guardians of the Earth”

Are you interested in learning more about or getting involved with sustainability at Temple Shalom? Please visit the the Shomrei Adamah page on Temple Shalom’s website, or contact Chair Nina Minney at




for evening classes

Tuesday / Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm


Location: 5750 Pineland, Dallas

Northwest Community Center,

in partnership with Refugee Services of Texas

To volunteer or for questions, email:



Become a Reading Partner

For more information or to sign-up, please visit



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 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.



Community Events
The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum opened to the public in September and is looking to grow its volunteer family!

With a larger space and expanded programming and exhibitions, they will offer several new volunteer roles, including Administrative Volunteer, Classroom Volunteer, Gallery Docent, and Visitor Guide.

Visit for more information and to apply. Questions? Email









Click here to Register.

Get ready to come together with more than 5,000 Jews of all ages to learn, pray, share ideas, sing, celebrate, hear from inspiring speakers, and help shape the future of the Reform Movement. You’ll reconnect with old friends, make new ones, and enjoy exceptional “only-at-Biennial” experiences.





The Jewish Community Relations Council’s Education Initiative seeks to educate about poverty in Dallas.

Click here to register for upcoming community service opportunities.


Worship Services Online


Regular Friday evening Shabbat services can be viewed on the internet for your convenience, when you cannot attend in person. B’nei 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 navigate to Worship or Multi-media. Click on ‘Services online’ and follow the directions. We also stream services on our Facebook page.


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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