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Weekly Reminders – June 10, 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 June newsletter.
Lay Led Learners
(Our Summer Replacement for Lunch and Learn)
June 12, 19 & 26 / July 3, 10, 17 & 24
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Learning Center
Topic for
Wednesdays, June 12th & 19th
SIX DAYS OF WAR: The making of the Modern Middle East
Presented by Ken Parker
The Annual Friends and Family
Interfaith Pride Shabbat
Friday, June 14
6:15pm – 9:00pm
Northaven United Methodist Church
11211 Preston Road, Dallas
Welcoming the Local Refugee Community
Presented by Congregation Beth El Binah
In Partnership with
Temple Shalom LGBTQ Pride
Rainbow Roundup
The UNA-USA Dallas Committee on Refugees
Service Leader: Cantor Don Alan Croll
Also featuring Rabbi Andrew Paley, Reverend Ray Jordan,
Reverend Andria Davis and others!
  • 6:15 pm: Beverage reception/family friendly activity (Hosted by Temple Shalom LGBTQ Pride and Rainbow Roundup)
  • 7:00 pm: Interfaith Pride Shabbat Service (Hosted by Congregation Beth El Binah)
  • 8:00 pm: Oneg Shabbat-Dessert (Hosted by Congregation Beth El Binah)
Come for any part or come for the whole evening!
This Week
Tuesday, June 11
6:00pm Traditions Volunteer Dinner, Congregational Gathering Space
7:00pm Golf Tournament Committee meeting, Learning Center
Wednesday, June 12
12:30pm Lay Led Learners, Learning Center
Thursday, June 13
10:30am Caregivers’ Day Out, Learning Center
Friday, June 14
6:00pm Wine & Cheese Reception
6:30pm Shabbat Service, Epstein Chapel
Saturday, June 15
8:45am Torah Study, Learning Center
9:00am Judaica Studies, Room 200
10:30am Morning Minyan, Epstein Chapel
Upcoming Events
Sunday, June 16
Happy Father’s Day
Monday, June 17
5:30pm New Board Member Orientation, Learning Center
6:00pm Board Meeting & Workshop, Boardroom
Tuesday, June 18
7:15pm Brotherhood Board Meeting, Boardroom
Wednesday, June 19
11:30am Caring Conversations, Blumin Ceremonial Room
12:30pm Lay Led Learners, Learning Center
Friday, June 21
6:00pm Wine & Cheese Reception
6:30pm Shabbat Service, Epstein Chapel
Saturday, June 22
8:45am Torah Study, Learning Center
10:30am Morning Minyan, Epstein Chapel
Sunday, June 23
5:00pm Sounds of Shalom Concert, Sanctuary
Traditions logo 2011
(972) 661-1850
Shop Hours
Sundays: June 2, 23 & 30 10:30am – 12:30pm
(June 23 also 4:00pm-6:00pm for concert)
Tuesdays: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Wednesdays: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Fridays: 12:00pm – 6:25pm
Do you have Vintage Judaica that you no longer treasure?! Donate it to Traditions for our Vintage Judaica Sale. All donated merchandise is TAX DEDUCTIBLE.  Drop off your pieces during business hours beginning July 1st. All proceeds go back to Temple Shalom.
Contact Ellen Schwartz for further information at
Purchase your invitations for the simchas in your life, invitations always 10-25% off. Make an appointment with one of our Invitation Mavens, Harriet Mador (972.898.2277) or Clare Fishman (469.438.9956).
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.
Watch your mail for this year’s application and list of summer activities.
Social Justice – Shalom Bayit:
An Educational Panel on Family Violence
Wednesday, June 26
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Radnitz Social Hall
Facilitated by Janelle Gibson, LCSW
Director of Family Violence Intervention Services at Jewish Family Service
An informational discussion covering a variety of topics including: prevention, recognition, counseling and resources for adults, children, victims, bystanders and upstanders.
$5 at the door (a light buffet dinner will be served prior to our discussion)
We will be collecting full size toiletries for both men and women as a donation to JFS.
Please RSVP by June 23rd to Marcy Finn at
or 602-317-1620
If you would like to join our Social Action Committee, please contact:
Staci Mendelsohn at
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 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!
Contact Membership Chair Bob Landers at
Brotherhood Poker Night Round 3 – Texas Hold’em
Thursday, June 27
Warner Search Group:
701 E.15th Street, Suite 100, Plano
$20 initial buy-in / $10 re-buys  ~~   Bring $5 for Snacks
Cash Prize for Top 3
Lifelong Learning/Worship Council
Contact Rabbi Boxman 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 (June 29)
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 Connection Council Chair Kimberly Kort at
Young Adult Connection
For young adults, single or married, 22-39.
Contact Janel Cassorla, YAC Chair with ideas for fun at
Young Families Group
For families with children 10 and Younger. Contact
For event information, see our Facebook page.
Super Seniors
For the 65+ crowd.
Questions or activity ideas: Contact Lory Kohleriter at
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
Tikkun Olam Council
Click here for volunteer opportunities, and more!
Contact Chair Debra Levy-Fritts at
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
Serve Lunch at The Bridge
First Tuesday of the Month All Year
Tuesday, July 2
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.
Caring Conversations
The First & Third Wednesdays (June 19)
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:
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:
We are a group of women from the Jewish, Islamic and Christian faiths who meet quarterly to learn and understand each others’ traditions and make new friends. New members are always welcome.
Interested? Contact Jane Lachman at (972) 735-0133
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
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.
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:
“Lean into the tough stuff. Growth is not always comfortable. This is why we call them growing pains, not growing pleasures.”
Heart Talk by Cleo Wade
Become a Reading Partner
For more information or to sign-up, please visit
Community Events
Temple Shalom is a proud community sponsor of Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank
The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance has ongoing events. Check out their website:
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 ourFacebook 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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