May 19-21, 2019 in Washington DC
The Union of Reform Judaism’s Religious Action Center is holding a three day biennial conference on social justice leadership. Pre-events are on the 18th.
The Consultation empowers the Reform Jewish Movement through leadership development; opportunities for network and community building; and active dialogue culminating in an afternoon of advocacy on Capitol Hill about issues of concern to the Reform movement.
It is open to anyone looking to build relationships and deepen their engagement with national leaders and policy makers in D.C.
For more information contact Rabbi Paley at email@example.com or click https://rac.org/consultation-conscience-2019-schedule.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Tikkun Olam Chair Debra Levy-Fritts at email@example.com.
Serve Lunch at The Bridge
First Tuesday of the Month All Year
Tuesday, May 7
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.
Teach ESL with Refugee Services of Texas
Northwest Community Center
Help serve our community by helping newcomers to the United States learn our English language!
Wanted: ESL teaching volunteers for Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm. Training provided. This is a drop-in volunteer opportunity. You can sign up for one night per week or as you are able to participate. Help with conversation and childcare needed! All volunteers will need to have a background check.
Location: Northwest Community Center, 5750 Pineland Drive, Dallas, 75231
Partner organization: Refugee Services of Texas
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details and to sign up! Join us in this effort to help make a difference in the lives of families new to America, and reaching for their dreams!
To volunteer with Refugee Services of Texas directly, or to learn about other opportunities, click here.
Please let them know you are from Temple Shalom!
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 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.firstrichardsonhelpers.org. 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.
Shomrei Adamah – “Guardians of the Earth”
Join us for our monthly meetings:
Sunday: May 19
Blumin Ceremonial Room
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
Jo-Ann’s Quote of the Week:
“Learning about death really isn’t scary, depressing or dangerous. Learning about it is empowering. The fear of death is less paralyzing, less blinding, when we have knowledge, when we can talk openly about it, and when we discover that we actually have the power to reshape it, to make it a more loving and rich experience.”
Talking About Death Won’t Kill You by Virginia Morris
Become a Reading Partner
For more information or to sign-up, please visit www.readingpartners.org