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This Week


Monday, January 23

10:30am Embrace Interfaith Women’s Group, Irving

12:30pm Adult Education Great Decisions class, Boardroom & via Zoom

2:30pm Knitting Hour, via Zoom


Tuesday, January 24

9:30am-11:30am Garden Work Day (with RSVP)

11:00am Caring Conversations, Blumin Ceremonial Room

11:00am-2:00pm Traditions Open


Wednesday, January 25

12:00pm Lunch and Learn, Boardroom

5:00pm Midweek Hebrew

6:00pm Next Dor


Friday, January 27

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 to Toba Reifer


Saturday, January 28

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

10:30am Munchkin Minyan North, Frisco

4:00pm Sisterhood Stock the Auction Happy Hour, offsite


Sunday, January 29

9:30am Religious School

9:30am-11:30am Garden Work Day, Temple Garden

9:30am-12:00pm Traditions Open

1:00pm Adult Education Traditions in the Kitchen, Temple Kitchen

2:00pm Music and Meditation, Epstein Chapel

2:00pm Adult Education Yiddish Reading Class, via Zoom



Upcoming Events


Monday, January 30

2:30pm Knitting Group, via Zoom

7:00pm Executive Team Meeting, Boardroom


Tuesday, January 31

9:30am-11:30am Garden Work Day (with RSVP)

11:00am Caring Conversations, Blumin Ceremonial Room

11:00am-2:00pm Traditions Open


Wednesday, February 1

12:00pm Lunch and Learn, Boardroom

5:00pm Midweek Hebrew

6:00pm Next Dor


Thursday, February 2

6:00pm Garden Committee Meeting, via Zoom


Friday, February 3

12:00pm Sisterhood Lunch Group, The Neuhaus Cafe

2:00pm-6:25pm Traditions Open

6:00pm Family Shabbat Service & Dinner (Religious School)

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

6:30pm Shabbat Service, Sanctuary

and can be viewed via Facebook

or via


Following Service, Davening & Dining at a local restaurant

(for info email Toba Reifer at


Saturday, February 4

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, February 5

9:30am-11:30am Garden Work Day, Temple Garden

9:30am Religious School

9:30am-12:00pm Traditions Open

10:00am Munchkin Music, Youth Lounge

1:00pm Sisterhood WRJ Area Event, offsite

2:00pm Garden Committee Hosts Scouts, Temple Garden

7:00pm Next Dor Sundaes with Rabbi Paley, offsite





Every Saturday morning we have our

In-Person Minyan Service at 10:30am

in the Epstein Chapel.

This is a beautiful, intimate way to start your Saturday. Please join us in the Chapel.



Temple Shalom is Now a Member of

the Kroger Rewards Program


To Use the Kroger Community Rewards Program:

*Customers must have a registered Kroger rewards card account to link to our organization.

*If you do not yet have a Kroger rewards card, they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger.

New users will need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address and a rewards card.

To participate once you have a registered card, visit


Once logged into your Kroger account you can search for Temple Shalom either by name or KP989 and then click Enroll.

REMEMBER, purchases will not count until after you register your rewards card and select Temple Shalom.

You must swipe your registered Kroger rewards card or use the phone number that is related to your registered Kroger rewards card when shopping for each purchase to count.


Temple Shalom Brotherhood is also connected with Tom Thumb and gives a portion of those proceeds to Temple.

Click here for more information.



Lifelong Learning/Worship Council






Adult Education Committee

Contact Co-Chairs Harriet Bell and Kathryn Frish at




Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Paley


12:00pm Boardroom

Using sources from The Hartman Institute we will explore questions related to what a relationship with God and a life of faith entails: Where does faith come from? What does it entail? Where does doubt fit into a life of faith? Where do Jews who do not believe fit in? 


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!




Traditions has everything you need to make your b’nei mitzvah, confirmation, graduation, wedding, and any other occasion special. We carry a large selection of merchandise for you, your home, or as a gift. 

Come see our fabulous line of Judaica, items from Israel, local artists, and beautiful jewelry.


January Hours:

Sundays: 9:30am – 12:00pm

Tuesdays: 11:00am – 2:00pm

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?


New Temple member after January 1st?

Join Sisterhood for FREE for the remainder of this year (thru May 31st)! Meet new friends and participate in fun activities with your sisters!


Go to download a membership form to put in the mail.



Stock the Auction Happy Hour!!!

Saturday, January 28


The Kitchen Café

177370 Preston Road #415, Dallas

(just north of McCallum Blvd.)


For Toba and the 2023 WOV Event.

Let’s make this the BEST Auction Ever!!


Entry to the Happy Hour is an item for the Auction.

Suggestions for $25 Gift Items:

Gift cards for restaurants, activities or services, household items.


Please join us for a glass of wine, live music, delicious appetizers,

and schmoozing with the beautiful Sisters of Shalom.


You are welcome to stay for continued music and dinner at your own cost.


All Proceeds go to Sisterhood and

Toba’s Charity of Choice, Jewish Family Service.

RSVP to Alice Rosen at







Join us for another great discussion from Lilith Magazine

Lilith Salon Potluck and Discussion

Tuesday, February 7


Allison Harding’s home


Please join us for a Pot Luck Dinner and an exciting evening discussion on two great Lilith articles, one non-fiction and one fiction. The Secrets My Family Photographs Hid in Plain Sight uncovers family secrets and lies. On the Way to the Funeral looks at how one woman deals with death.

Please RSVP to Brenda Butnick at with the potluck dish you are bringing. Click on the links above to access the Lilith articles. Allison’s address will be sent to you when you RSVP.



Sisterhood/Brotherhood Coffee Break Book Club

Saturday, February 18

1:45pm – Location TBD

All Brotherhood and Sisterhood members are invited to join the discussion, led by Sheila Frank, of The Mezuzah in the Madonna’s Foot by Trudi Alexy. It is the first volume of Alexy’s hidden identities trilogy. This book has thrilling and harrowing first-hand stories of fellow survivors and their Spanish rescuers vividly revealing the unknown history of the Jews who found asylum from Hitler’s Final Solution under Franco’s Fascist regime.


RSVP to Staci Mendelsohn at The address will be sent to those who RSVP.

The Tycher Library has a copy to borrow. If you don’t have a library card, you can get one on their website:





JOIN US FOR BRUNCH AT 11:00am – Radnitz Social Hall


Guest Speaker: Cindy Chupack

Award-Winning TV Writer & Producer

Join your Sisters for a fabulous brunch and hear from our guest speaker, Cindy Chupack, an award-winning television writer and producer whose credits include “Sex and the City,” “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Modern Family,” and the new miniseries “Fleishman Is In Trouble.” She is a prolific storyteller across mediums, and helped found Tea & Empathy, a Los Angeles women’s salon that raised awareness and funds for 50 different nonprofits over its 10-year run.

Your Sisterhood Executive Board will also be presenting proposed changes to Sisterhood’s current by-laws, which require approval from our general membership.


Register on line at or contact Jill Dunn at or 972-978-5496 to pay by check.



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.

Sign Up at:




Tikkun Olam Council

Click here for volunteer opportunities, and more!




Be a part of the Temple Shalom Garden!


Sundays Coffee & Conversation


Join us every Sunday at 9:30am. We’ve got hot coffee, sweet pastries, and lots of friendly faces. Meet at the pergola, weather permitting. Cool mornings won’t stop us, but rain might slow us down quite a bit.



9:30-11:30am (with RSVP so we know you are coming)

Join us 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



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 Joy Additon at or 972-661-1810 ext. 200 with information about illness, hospitalization, death, birth, etc.



Shomrei Adamah – “Guardians of the Earth”

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.



Temple Shalom’s Interfaith Women’s Group

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

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.



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.

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



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:



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

Click Here for More Information.


Upcoming DAI events

Thursday, 2/9: Chapter 313 Corporate Welfare, Holy Trinity Catholic Church – 7PM

Tuesday, 3/7: Safe Housing, Bachman Lake Community School – 7PM

Thursday, 3/23: Mental Health, Christian Temple of Faith – 7PM



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


2:30pm via Zoom

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

January 23, 30

Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 879 5722 6380

Passcode: knitwits


Markita Hall-Gumble

February 6

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

Join our Facebook group!



Young Families Group

For families with children 10 and younger.


For event information, see our Facebook group.



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:

Join our Facebook group!






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?






Registration is Required

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.



Funk Family Upstander Speaker Series

The Funk Family Upstander Speaker Series showcases individuals and organizations who stand up for human rights on a local, national, or global level.

Named in loving memory of Blanch & Max Goldberg | Fannie & Isaac Funk.


Opal Lee

Tuesday, February 7 at 7:00pm

$10 per person / complimentary for DHHRM Members

In Person

Opal Lee, known as the “Grandmother of Juneteenth,” is a retired teacher, activist, and local legend. In 2016, at the age of 89, she pledged to walk from her home in Fort Worth, Texas to Washington, D.C. in support of the campaign to make Juneteenth a federal holiday. She ultimately traveled to cities around the country, walking two and a half miles each day to symbolize the two and a half years that Black Texans waited between when Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, abolishing slavery, and the day the news finally arrived in Galveston, TX. In 2021, Lee stood alongside President Biden as he signed the bill into law. In 2022, she was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Today, Lee is active in the running of Opal’s Farm, an organic urban farm on the banks of Trinity River that is tackling the neighborhood’s food desert. She is involved in several community groups and helped establish the Tarrant County Black Historical & Genealogical Society, which is dedicated to preserving local African American history.


History Highlights: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Wednesday, February 15 at 7:00pm via Zoom

What are fundamental human rights, and why should they be protected? In 1948, the United Nations created the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which articulates the rights and freedoms to which every person is equally entitled. The UDHR is widely recognized as having inspired more than seventy human rights treaties around the world. Join Museum Educator Maria Castañeda to learn how this milestone doctrine was created and how it continues to impact people around the world.



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.



Dallas Community Comes Together to Support

Hurricane Ian Relief Efforts

Please give now to the Jewish Dallas’ 2023 Hurricane Ian Relief Fund.

All collected funds will go directly towards the Hurricane relief efforts.


Give to Emergency Relief for Hurricane Ian



 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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