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September 19, 2022


What’s Happening at Temple Shalom


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High Holy Days Prayer Books

Congregants who plan to view services online may check out sets of High Holy Days Prayer Books at the Temple Administration Office, weekdays 9am-4:45pm.


The books will need to be returned to the Temple within the week after Yom Kippur.



This Week


Monday, September 19

2:30pm Knitting Hour, via Zoom (see below)

6:00pm Temple Board Meeting, Sanctuary



Tuesday, September 20

9:00am-11:00am Community Garden Work Day, Temple Garden (see below)

11:00am-1:00pm Traditions Open

11:00am Caring Conversation Grief Support Group, Blumin Ceremonial Rm (see below)

7:00pm Adult Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary

7:15pm Brotherhood Board meeting, Boardroom



Wednesday, September 21

5:00pm Midweek Hebrew, Temple

6:00pm Brotherhood Usher Training meeting, Boardroom

6:00pm Next Dor Cooking, Religious School Kitchen

6:30pm Next Dor Class, Youth Lounge



Friday, September 23

2:00pm-6:25pm Traditions Open


5:45pm Northern Explorers, Grandscape in The Colony (see below)


6:00pm Wine & Cheese Welcome, Congregational Gathering Space


6:30pm Shabbat Service, Sanctuary

and can be viewed via Facebook

or via


8:15pm COVIDeo Chat, via Zoom

Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 828 2086 7321

Passcode: SHABBAT

RSVP by 8:00pm on Friday to Toba Reifer



Saturday, September 24

Torah Study

8:30am Food / 9:00am Class

Learning Center and via Zoom

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 847 4289 3902

Passcode: 664930

One tap mobile: +13462487799,,631385245#

Dial in information: +1-346-248-7799


10:30am Morning Service, Epstein Chapel



Sunday, September 25  Erev Rosh Hashanah

5:00pm Family Service (ages 0-5 years), Epstein Chapel – Open to the Public

8:00pm Evening Service, Sanctuary



See Upcoming Events Below




High Holy Days Virtual Food Drive

September 1 – November 1

Fighting Hunger in North Texas!


Donating is simple, fast and secure. Monetary donations allow NTFB to utilize their network to secure healthy food for as many people as possible.

To make an online donation, please visit

You will receive a tax-deductible acknowledge from the NTFB.

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 $6,000 to provide 18,000 meals to hungry families in our area.








Upcoming Events


Monday, September 26 Rosh Hashanah Day

10:00am Morning Service, Sanctuary

3:00pm Family Service (ages 5+ years), Epstein Chapel – Open to the Public

4:00pm Tashlich Service, Valley View Park



Tuesday, September 27

9:00am-11:00am Community Garden Work Day, Temple Garden (see below)

11:00am-1:00pm Traditions Open

11:00am Caring Conversation Grief Support Group, Blumin Ceremonial Rm (see below)

7:00pm Adult Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary

7:00pm Temple Executive Committee Meeting, Boardroom



Friday, September 30

2:00pm-6:25pm Traditions Open

6:00pm Wine & Cheese Welcome, Congregational Gathering Space


6:30pm Shabbat Service, Sanctuary

and can be viewed via Facebook

or via


8:15pm COVIDeo Chat, via Zoom

Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 828 2086 7321

Passcode: SHABBAT

RSVP by 8:00pm on Friday to Toba Reifer



Saturday, October 1

Torah Study

8:30am Food / 9:00am Class

Learning Center and via Zoom

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 847 4289 3902

Passcode: 664930

One tap mobile: +13462487799,,631385245#

Dial in information: +1-346-248-7799


10:30am Morning Service, Epstein Chapel



Sunday, October 2

8:30am-12:30pm Brotherhood Build Sukkah, Temple Grounds (see below)

9:00am-11:00am Community Garden Work Day, Temple Garden (see below)

9:30am-12:00pm Traditions Open

10:00am Kever Avot Service, Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park

1:00pm Mitzvah Afternoons Project, Learning Center (see below)

2:00pm Sisterhood Get Out the Vote Postcards, Radnitz Social Hall





The Temple Shalom Mitzvah Afternoons Team

wants your help to help homeless families.

Sunday, October 2

1:00-2:30pm in the Learning Center

Join us as we pack snack bags for kids staying at Family Gateway North, a new shelter for homeless families (in a renovated Candlewood Suites Motel) at Preston Road and the President George Bush Turnpike.

We’ll hear from an Executive at Family Gateway about efforts to help place unhoused families into livable housing.

We’re asking for your time, and for a little extra tzedakah. Please bring a 6-pack of a snack and/or a 6-pack of fruit juice with you to pack in the snack bag.


Sign up to help:


Want to learn more about Family Gateway?


Do you have an idea for a project? Email your Mitzvah Afternoons leaders, Brenda and Scott Butnick at

Please check the Temple Shalom website for Covid protocols in advance of attending.




Be a part of the Temple Shalom Garden!


Sundays in October – Join us in the garden for fall garden tasks, vegetable gardening, and adding fresh new plantings before the high holy days.

Tuesdays in October (not meeting 10/4) – Join us on Tuesdays for our garden maintenance and development tasks, such as vegetable planting, organic pest management, soil amendments, and all the important jobs that keep the garden going.


Use our Sign Up Genius to let us know you will be there.


Call for Specialized Volunteer Skills:

Do you think strategically and enjoy researching funding opportunities?

We need you!


Please email






Children 6 months and older are now eligible for the  Covid-19 vaccination:


Find a COVID-19 vaccine:

Search, text your zip code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find locations near you.


Are you eligible for a booster? 






Lifelong Learning/Worship Council





Adult Education Committee

Contact Co-Chairs Harriet Bell and Kathryn Frish at




Torah Study Every Saturday

Learning Center

8:30am Food / 9:00am Class


Torah Study will continue to be accessed via Zoom.

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 847 4289 3902

Passcode: 664930

One tap mobile: +13462487799,,631385245#

Dial in information: +1-346-248-7799


Torah study is an interactive, lively and engaging exploration of Torah, Hebrew Bible and related information. Each week, Rabbi Paley leads an exploration into the meaning and influences of biblical texts (in English) and the impact it has on our lives, our communities and our world.

All are welcome to join us in the Learning Center and online as we examine the Book of the Prophets. Bring a friend, your own Bible or use one from Temple Shalom and your willingness to learn!



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

The address is






Traditions has SWEET new and exciting merchandise for Rosh Hashanah!

Shofars, honey and apple servers, children’s books and more. Shop now while we are stocked up for your own holiday needs or for gifts.



Sundays:  9:30am – 12:00pm (Closed Sept. 25)

Tuesdays: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Fridays: 2:00pm – 6:25pm

Appointments are required for in-person shopping other than the times listed above. (masks required)

Contact Ellen at or Marsha at


Shop anytime at our online store Traditions Judaica to Go:




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?


Go to to either register and pay online or to download a membership form to put in the mail.





Get on the Bus

Highlights and Discoveries of Dallas

Saturday, October 22nd

Meet at Temple – 8:45am   Return to Temple – 2:30pm

Deadline to register is September 22nd.

Sisterhood’s Social Justice committee invites you to “Get on the Bus” for a fun and informative look at the history and mysteries of Dallas that will feature some of our rich African American heritage such as Deep Ellum, south Dallas, the African American Museum and the Freedman’s Memorial.

Cost of $68 covers lunch and gratuities.

Go to to register and pay on line or send your check payable to Temple Shalom Sisterhood. Please be sure to include your contact information. 

Questions, contact Robyn Carafiol at is limited availability so don’t wait. This trip has been partially sponsored by Jim Waldorf in memory of his late wife, Gwynne.




Do you like to have fun? Do you like great programs?

Do you want to help Temple?

Join or renew your Brotherhood membership for 2022-2023.

We have TWO ways for you to sign up:

1) click on this link –

2) scan the QR Code shown here





Help Brotherhood Put Up the Sukkah

Sunday, October 2

8:30am – 12:30pm

Part of the joy of the fall holidays is gathering together under the Temple Sukkah.You can help make this happen. 

The sukkah will be just east of the Community Garden on the east side of the Temple. All are welcome to help with the build. If you have a ladder or step stool you are able to bring, please let us know. Questions can be forwarded to James Darling at





Tikkun Olam Council

Click here for volunteer opportunities, and more!



Caring Congregation Committee

Caring Congregation represents the guiding purpose of Temple Shalom, “to build holy community, connecting our congregation to one another…” by being a network of volunteers who support our members in times of sorrow, healing and joy.

We are looking for volunteers to join us is this mitzvah. Please contact and one of our Chairs, Carolyn Landers or Jacque Comroe, will follow up to match your talents to our growing desire to serve our members. Writing a card of mitzvah, condolence, or healing support, delivering gift bags to convalescing congregants, helping with transportation and/or technical support, are all ways we can reach out to help.

Please contact us today and join our outreach.


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.




Teachers Needed for Online ESL

Temple Shalom’s ESL project, ESL with the Refugee Services of Texas, has been active over the summer, with a new cohort of students – refugees who are here in North Texas in search of a new and better life for themselves and their families.


Recently, trying to find just the right words, one of our students asked us for another day of class time!

We currently teach two mornings a week using a virtual, online curriculum. 

We need more teachers!


Training, camaraderie and fun provided when you teach & learn with members and students in our Temple Shalom ESL and RST project!


If you’ve ever considered helping newcomers to the United States, volunteering to teach English language skills is a great way to make an impact on an entire family. If you are interested in learning more, please email






Temple Shalom’s Interfaith Women’s Group

Embrace is the Temple Shalom women’s Interfaith group composed of members from the Northwood Church in Keller, the Islamic Center in Irving and Temple Shalom. We began over ten years ago as a result of an interfaith weekend. Afterwards the women decided to form a group to that meets during the day to discusses topics of mutual interest do social projects and enjoy lunch together.

For our next meeting in September, we will create carpools to transport our group.

We welcome new members. If you would like to join please contact Temple Shalom Embrace Chair Jane Lachman at or phone or text 214-808-0043.



Caring Conversations

The period of time following the loss of a beloved spouse or partner is often overwhelmingly lonely and confusing. Caring Conversations, a grief support group, 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.

Maureene Timken:

Lory Kohleriter:



Shomrei Adamah – “Guardians of the Earth”

Meeting Sunday, October 16

9:30am – Blumin Ceremonial Room

The mission of Temple Shalom’s “green team” is to fulfill our Jewish obligations to leave the earth in good condition for our descendants; not to destroy that which belongs to God; and to act as guardians of the earth by teaching and practicing sustainability throughout every aspect of our organization, including working on environmental awareness with Temple Shalom youth in our religious school.

Please contact Nina Minney at to indicate your interest in all things “green,” at Temple Shalom.



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



Help the Following Organizations Help Others

by Donating to Their Wish Lists


Equal Heart and Refugee Services of Texas


For Updates on Jewish Family Service, click on the links below.

Food Pantry:

Emergency Housing

Restaurant workers/SHEF Emergency assistance fund:



Connections Council




Knitting Hour

Mondays, 2:30pm via Zoom

(no class Sept. 26 or Oct. 17)

Bring any creative projects you are working on, needle point, crocheting, knitting, coloring, beading, etc… We will schmooze, create, and connect. We schmooze, create, and talk about creative projects.

Questions? email

Ellen Schwartz

September 19, October 3 & 24

Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 879 5722 6380

Passcode: knitwits


Markita Hall-Gumble

October 10 & 31

Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 815 5969 3884



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:




Community Events



Go to to order your tickets for each event. One ticket per computer for virtual events. A link to join will be sent to registered guests via email one hour before the start of the program.

All Events Are Free.



Mittelman-Berman Holocaust Education Series – Mengele: Unmasking the Angel of Death

Wednesday, September 21

6:00pm Reception | 7:00pm Program 

In Person

One of the most notorious figures of the Holocaust, Josef Mengele epitomized a noble profession gone wrong. Amplified by popular culture’s fascination with him, Mengele has come to symbolize the Holocaust, particularly the gruesome medical experiments carried out in Nazi concentration camps. But how did the man become the legend? Was Mengele the embodiment of evil, or a “normal” medical professional who made terrible choices? Join Dr. David Marwell, author of Mengele: Unmasking the Angel of Depth, for an in-depth look at Mengele’s life and his role in the Holocaust.




Whether you are working from home, are retired or have a student who needs volunteer hours, we need you! Students 16 and up can sign up to volunteer in our Food Pantry and Clothing Closet.

Please consider signing up for a shift today at

Volunteers are needed Monday-Thursday from 7:30am to 4pm, Friday 10am to Noon and Saturday from 8:30am to 2pm.



 JWV: A Jewish voice for Veterans; a Veteran’s voice for Jews since 1896

We always welcome new members to our Post.

Dr. Harvey J. Bloom Post 256, Dallas

Check-out Our Facebook Page: JWV256Dallas



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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