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May 16, 2022


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We Want to Recognize All of our 2022 Graduates in the June/July Newsletter.

If you have a student graduating from high school or college this year, or who graduated last semester, please send Joy your child’s name along with the college they will be attending or graduated from.









Scroll down for more exciting details.



This Week


Monday, May 16

10:00am Embrace Women’s Interfaith Group, offsite (see below)

12:30pm Adult Education – Great Decisions Class, via Zoom

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

6:30pm Brotherhood Installation Dinner & Meeting, Epstein Chapel & Radnitz S.H.



Tuesday, May 17

11:00am-2:00pm Traditions Open

12:00pm Lunch and Learn HAS BEEN CANCELLED THIS WEEK

7:00pm Adult Education – Women of the Bible, Learning Center (see below)



Thursday, May 19

6:30pm Sisterhood Girls Night Out, Lekka Mediterranean Grill (see below)

6:30pm Brotherhood Guys Night Out, Truckyard in The Colony (see below)



Friday, May 20

5:30pm-6:25pm Traditions Open

6:00pm Wine & Cheese Welcome, Congregational Gathering Space (see below)


6:30pm Shabbat Service & Temple Board Installation, Sanctuary

and can be viewed via Facebook

or via livecontrol


Congregation Dinner following service (reservations are closed)



Saturday, May 21

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 Shavelson B’not Mitzvah Service, Sanctuary

5:00pm McDonald Bar Mitzvah Service, Sanctuary



Sunday, May 22

Traditions Open 11:30am-1:00pm and 4:00pm-5:30pm

1:00pm Sisterhood Mah Jongg Tournament, Radnitz Social Hall (see below)






Upcoming Events


Monday, May 23

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

7:00pm Temple Executive Team Meeting, Boardroom



Tuesday, May 24

11:00am-2:00pm Traditions Open

12:00pm Lunch and Learn, Learning Center & via Zoom (see below)

7:00pm Adult Education – Women of the Bible, Boardroom (see below)

7:00pm Adult Choir Rehearsal, Epstein Chapel



Friday, May 27

5:00pm Traditions Open

5:30pm Special Wine & Cheese Welcome


6:30pm Shabbat Service, Sanctuary (see below)

and can be viewed via Facebook

or via livecontrol


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, May 28

8:30am Food / 9:00am Torah Study, 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



Sunday, May 29

12:00pm – 6:00pm Cornhole Tournament Fundraiser (see below)

12:00pm – 5:00pm Traditions Open


Monday, May 30

Temple Closed in Observance of Memorial Day





Religious School Registration is underway!

Register online today for the 2022-23 school year at








1.  Like, join, share and invite your Facebook friends to our Cornhole Bowl

Facebook Page:


2.  Follow us on Instagram:


3.  Sign up to volunteer on our event website:


4. Sign up to play in the tournament:


5.  Become a sponsor or help us find sponsors!






Be a part of the first garden

at Temple Shalom!

No skills necessary, just an interest in having fun. Garden with your child, your grandchild, your friend or your spouse, or come make some new friends.


Volunteer Hours:

Sundays & Tuesdays 9am-3pm

Thursdays 5pm-8:30pm


If you are interested in volunteering or have questions, please email



Lifelong Learning/Worship Council




Adult Education Committee

Contact Co-Chairs Harriet Bell and Kathryn Frish at




Women of the Bible will meet in the Learning Center.



Lunch and Learn

Tuesdays thru May (No Class on 5/17)

12:00pm – Learning Center and via Zoom


Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Paley returns each week to bring into focus conversations about philosophical ideas in Jewish peoplehood, practice, faith, and ethics. Using the Foundations for a Thoughtful Judaism curriculum from the Hartman Institute, we will explore Jewish ethical questions that impact all of us:


¨ What do I owe my inner circle, and what do I owe to others?

¨ How do I maintain relationships with integrity when people wrong one another?

¨ How should I balance competing values when making a decision?

¨ What are the obligations of parents to children and vice versa?


Online Zoom registration –


Questions? Contact Halley Gottlieb in the Clergy Office.

972-661-1810 x201



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

During the COVID-19 social distancing while we Stay At Home, organizations and institutions across the country and around the world are offering a wide range of online classes, lectures and enrichment sessions that you can join from your home. We invite you to broaden your knowledge and enjoy learning. Most of the resources are free at this time.







Tuesdays: 11am-2pm


Fridays: 5:30pm – 6:25pm



May 22 for Mah Jongg Tournament

11:30am-1pm & 4-5:30pm

May 29 — 12pm-5pm


Appointments are required for in-person shopping other times, Sunday thru Friday.

Contact Ellen at or Marsha at

(masks required) or shop anytime at our online store Traditions Judaica to Go:




Join us for three rounds of exciting tournament play at

Sisterhood’s Mah Jongg Tournament

Sunday, May 22

1:00-5:00pm (Doors open at 12:30pm)

Radnitz Social Hall


Registration fee of $36 includes snacks & door prizes.

All cash prizes awarded to the top players!

To register go to


For more information or to register another way, contact

Laney Arndt at or 469.964.5319



Please, Join Us for Sisterhood Girls Night Out!

Dinner Under the Stars

Thursday, May 19


Lekka Mediterranean Grill

17606 Preston Road, Dallas 75252

Please RSVP to

Chris Harris –  or Linda Widman –



Have you always wanted to learn how to play Mah Jongg, but never had the opportunity? Maybe you “kind of” know how to play but would love to improve. Well, this is your lucky day. We are gathering names of people who’d like to learn in order to match them with people willing to teach. Our hope is that people will be able to get together over the summer.

If you’d like to join us as either a teacher or a learner, follow this link

or contact Laney

or Robyn


Who knows, maybe you’d even like to play in our 2023 Mah Jongg Tournament!!



Temple Shalom and Sisterhood are excited to announce that Friday Night Wine & Cheese Welcome is back.

Come join your friends and Temple family at 6:00pm to nosh and schmooze and then enjoy 6:30pm services at Temple.

Although the serving may be a little different, the food will still be delicious!

Do you have a special event you’d like to recognize, a birthday or anniversary you’d like to have celebrated? A perfect way to have your Temple family help you commemorate the occasion is to sponsor an Oneg. Contact Chris at for more details.






Thursday, May 19



5959 Grove Lane, The Colony

(by Nebraska Furniture Mart)


Please RSVP to James Darling at so we know how many to expect.




Collegiate Mentoring

We are still accepting volunteers to become a mentor! Help Jewish college students in the area as they begin their career journey. Temple Shalom Brotherhood is looking for volunteers from ALL of the Temple Shalom community. Help share advice on looking for a job and advancing a career while making connections with young Jews in the community.

Please fill out the form at this link to volunteer!



In-person Friday Night Shabbat services are back. That means we need you to help welcome attendees. The procedures are a little different right now, as congregants are being asked to take their own books and flyers from the carts and return them to the carts afterward. Some congregants will ask you to hand them a book or take it back from them when services end. Please do not sign up if you are uncomfortable handing books to or from other people.

You must be fully vaccinated. If you feel able to help, please sign up at




Tikkun Olam Council

Click here for volunteer opportunities, and more!

Contact Chair Theresa Myers at


Temple Shalom’s Interfaith Women’s Group

Embrace is Temple Shalom’s Womens Interfaith group that meets once a month during the day and depending on the holiday schedule of the different faith. We welcome new members who wish to learn about the difference and similarities of the Jewish, Christian and Muslims monotheistic religions. We have been have enjoyed making new friends and welcome new members. Last month we enjoyed a visit to Our Friends Place in Richardson that was hosted by members of the Islamic Center in Irving. We learned about its many programs for people who have different forms of Dementia and Alzheimer’s.


Our next meeting will be our turn to host at the home of Susan Beck, 4607 Briar Oaks Circle, Dallas, 75287, Monday, May 16th at 10AM. We will be discussing marriage traditions between our religions. Please bring albums or other traditional symbols that your faith uses.

We will also be hosting a Hallall lunch for all. It should be fun and informative.


Please text or phone the Chairman Jane Lachman at 214-808-0043 if you will be joining us and if you will be contributing something for lunch.



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.


Passover U recipe for homemade cleaning spray.


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:



Caring Congregation

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.

Please notify us if you or someone you know needs help during this time. We are continuing to send out condolence cards, get well cards, and Mazel Tov cards for births. Contact Co-Chairs Lonna Rae Silverman and Jacque Comroe 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 Theresa Myers at



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



Super Seniors

For the 65+ crowd.

Questions or activity ideas:

Contact Lonna Rae Silverman at

Guys and Gals, are you ready to join the fun?

You don’t have to be a senior to attend. We look forward to seeing you!

Our Next Gathering will be in June 26. No gathering in May.




Knitting Hour

Mondays, 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.


Cantor Avery

May 16

Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 977 628 7239

Passcode: 6930


Ellen Schwartz

May 23

Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 879 5722 6380

Passcode: knitwits



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.


Crucial Conversations: Challenging AAPI Hatred

A four-part series on challenging hatred against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). We aim to foster an increased understanding of the origins and history of discrimination against the AAPI community, to discuss the recent increase in anti-AAPI violence and rhetoric, and to identify concrete steps that can be taken to confront and disrupt AAPI hatred. For these sessions, we will convene a diverse group of experts to share their knowledge, experiences, and ideas.


Session 2: The Past, Part 2

Thursday, June 2 – 7:00pm

In the second session of this series, we will continue our discussion of the history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States, including the immigrant and refugee experiences, anti-AAPI laws, and challenges faced and overcome by AAPI communities.


Session 3: The Present

Thursday, July 7 – 7:00pm

In the third session, we will discuss current-day discrimination with a focus on hate crimes, stereotypes, and perceptions of Asian Americans. The U.S. saw a drastic increase in anti-Asian rhetoric and attacks following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Who is participating in the rise of discrimination, and how does this impact AAPI communities?


Session 4: The Future

Thursday, August 4 – 7:00pm

In the final session, we will discuss concrete strategies to combat AAPI hatred. Building on the foundation of history, knowledge, and understanding developed during the series, this session will serve as a call to action for all of us to engage in this work.


In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas in conjunction with the Aaron Family JCC, the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, The Legacy Senior Communities and Jewish Family Service of Dallas have joined together in support of a community-wide effort to assist the people of Ukraine in this time of crisis.


We extend our deepest gratitude for your generosity and compassion.


Click Here for Document with more information.




JFS is offering new free and/or low cost support group resources to the community.


Variety of New Support Groups are Listed at:


Emergency Assistance

Available for Dallas Jewish Community


Emergency Financial Assistance is Still Available for the Jewish Community to help with housing and/or utility payments due to economic impacts of COVID-19.


Emergency Financial Assistance Still Available for the Jewish Community Impacted by February 2021 Winter Storm.



Get Help from JFS Dallas


Prior to COVID, Network was serving over 150 families per week in the Food Pantry. That number has grown to 700 per week. Without the help of volunteers we are not able to continue to maintain this service level.


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.


Safety protocols are in place with temperature checks and mask and glove requirements. We are also putting limits on the number of volunteers that can be working at once to better manage our work areas.


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.




Children 5 years 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?




 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


For more information about the Jewish War Veterans and their 125 history of service to Veterans you can view this video. 




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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Young Families

Young Adult Connection

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