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Weekly Reminders, October 15, 2018

Munchkin MinyanFriday, October 196:00pmBoardroomJoin us as we come together in prayer, singing and, of course, challah.All young children and families are welcome.Questions? Contact

Brotherhood Breakfast with Holocaust Museum SpeakersSunday, October 219:30am – 11:00amRadnitz Social Hall

Join us as we nosh and schmooze with Mary Pat Higgins, President/CEO of the Dallas Holocaust Museum Center for Education and Tolerance, and Florence Shapiro, Chairman of the Board. They will update us on the progress of the new museum facility, current areas of intolerance, and future programs.Open to everyone. RSVP to Jim Warner with Cantor AveryMonday, October 225:30pm – 6:00pmSanctuaryIt’s the perfect time to transition from your busy day into a relaxing evening. We will explore different kinds of meditation and talk about how we can bring mindfulness and peace into our daily lives.It is open to all who are interested. Come join us!Temple Shalom Adult Ed TripCruise to Alaska June 22-29, 2019Want to know more? Come to our Information MeetingMonday, October 227:00pm BoardroomContact Howard Gottlieb or 214-762-6673.Yiddish for EveryoneWednesday, October 24 7:00-8:30pmBoardroom

Yiddish is our shared heritage. You already know these Yiddish words: Chutzpah! Kvell. Kvetch. Meshuggeneh. Nosh. Now, learn a few more in a relaxed and enjoyable format. Consider joining a new Yiddish class sponsored by Temple Shalom Adult Education.
The class will explore Yiddish language, theater, music, culture, food and humor in an informal setting at whatever level you are comfortable with. No text books. Just bring an open mind and don’t kvetch. Classes will continue on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month through February 2019.
You don’t have to be a meyvin (expert) in the Yiddish alef-beys (alphabet). The class will begin by learning the basics of reading and writing Yiddish from instructor David Katz. At each lesson you will expand your vocabulary and be introduced to more Yiddishkeit.

Dallas Jewish Community FoundationSouthwest Community FoundationAnnual MeetingMonday, October 297:00 – 9:00pmJCC Dallas, 7900 Northaven Road, Dallas
Slava Kutman will be recognized as our unsung hero. Please join us in honoring her by attending the event.
The DJCF/SWCF recognizes that nonprofit agencies cannot survive without financial resources. It is also clear that agencies cannot survive without the lifeblood & dedication from staff, especially the ones behind the scenes that don’t get the spotlight. The DJCF/SWCF has created an opportunity to recognize those vital employees called “Our Unsung Heroes”. This voluntary opportunity was created for DJCF/SWCF agencies to recommend a staff person that is not generally seen, but is a driving force in their organization.Temple Shalom’s Unsung Hero: Slava KutmanSlava is a dedicated and dearly beloved member of Temple Shalom’s facilities team (and an accomplished conductor and pianist). Since emigrating from Mogileb, Belarus in 1993, Slava has been an integral part of our staff. She is responsible for making Temple Shalom safe and clean, as well as beautiful and warm. Her infectious smile, deep caring for everyone she meets and amazing humility are her hallmarks. When asked her favorite part of being at Temple, she said: “I love to work among our good people. I love the kids. When I come to Temple I feel like I am home.”
The event is Free, but RSVP is required to Steve Lewis by Thursday, October 18th.

Printed versions of our clergy’s High Holy Days Sermons are available on our website.

Click here.

What’s Happening at Temple Shalom



Do you have old towels and cleaning rags you don’t need? Our maintenance team can use them. You can bring them by the Administration Office or Lifelong Learning Office.

Thank You.



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Lifelong Learning

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Young Families

Young Adult Connection

Super Seniors


Traditions Gift Shop


This Week


Monday, October 15

6:00pm Brotherhood Softball League Elections, Learning Center

6:30pm Sisterhood Paid-Up Dinner, Radnitz Social Hall (see below)

7:15pm Brotherhood Board Meeting, Boardroom


Tuesday, October 16

4:30pm Plano Midweek Hebrew, North Satellite

7:00pm Band Rehearsal, Sanctuary


Wednesday, October 17

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

4:30pm Midweek Hebrew, Temple Shalom

6:30pm Next Dor, Temple Shalom


Friday, October 19

6:00pm Munchkin Minyan, Boardroom (see above)

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

6:30pm Shabbat Service, Epstein Chapel


Saturday, October 20

8:45am Torah Study, Learning Center

9:00am Judaica Studies, Room 200

10:30am Morning Minyan, Epstein Chapel

5:00pm Ian and Eli McDonald B’nei Mitzvah Service, Epstein Chapel


Sunday, October 21

9:30am Brotherhood Breakfast with Holocaust Museum Speakers (see above)

9:30am Religious School

9:30am Stay and Schmooze, Congregational Gathering Space

10:30am Talmud with Training Wheels, Boardroom (see below)

12:00pm Youth & Teen Choirs Rehearsal, Sanctuary



Upcoming Events


Monday, October 22

5:30pm Group Meditation with Cantor Avery, Sanctuary (see above)

7:00pm Adult Education Cruise Information Meeting, Boardroom (see above)


Tuesday, October 23

4:30pm Plano Midweek Hebrew, North Satellite


Wednesday, October 24

12:00pm Lunch & Learn, Learning Center

4:30pm Midweek Hebrew, Temple Shalom

6:00pm Brotherhood Hall of Fame Meeting, Learning Center

6:30pm Next Dor, Temple Shalom

7:00pm Adult Education Yiddish Class, Boardroom (see above)


Thursday, October 25

10:30am Caregivers’ Day Out, Learning Center


Friday, October 26

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

6:30pm Shabbat Service, Epstein Chapel

Family Shabbat

6:30pm Dinner, Radnitz Social Hall

7:15pm Service, Sanctuary


Saturday, October 27

8:45am Torah Study, Learning Center

10:30am Morning Minyan, Epstein Chapel

5:00pm Rachel Jennings Bat Mitzvah Service, Epstein Chapel


Sunday, October 28

9:30am Religious School

9:30am Stay and Schmooze, Congregational Gathering Space

9:30am Religious School 4th & 5th Grades Family Education, Radnitz Social Hall

10:00am Temple Shalom Mamas, Youth Lounge (see below)

10:30am Talmud with Training Wheels, Boardroom (see below)

12:00pm Youth & Teen Choirs Rehearsal, Sanctuary





Traditions phone number: (972) 661-1850


October Hours

Sunday Sundays 9:30am-1:30pm

Tuesdays & Wednesdays 12:00pm-5:00pm

Fridays 12:00pm-3:00pm & 5:30pm-6:25pm


We are stocked with fabulous merchandise for all occasions. It’s not too early to shop for Hanukkah.


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.

Click here for the Sisterhood membership application.

Questions? Contact Sisterhood Membership Vice President Ilene Zidow.

We would love to hear from you.



Come celebrate Rosh Chodesh

As We Welcome in the month of Kislev

Tuesday, November 13


Learning Center

Hear award-winning author and Temple member Wendy S. Harpham MD, FACP discuss her latest book, Healing Hope: Through and Beyond Cancer.

You may pre-order her book though the Traditions Gift Shop. Forms are available in the shop or you can download the form here.

Dr. Harpham will sign your book at the meeting!

RSVP by November 8th to Lonna Rae Silverman at




Fill your Shabbat with Shalom and a Special 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.

Extended until the end of May 2019, Sisterhood is offering Celebration Oneg Sponsorships for $36!!! 

Maybe it’s a birthday, an anniversary, 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 at or call 972-742-5506 for more information.






Join The League of Extraordinary Mensches!

Click here for the Brotherhood online membership application.



Brotherhood November Guys Night Out

Texas Hold’em

Thursday, November 8

6:45pm (duration 2 hours)

701 E. 15th Street, Suite 100, Plano


Texas Holdem .25 / .50 No Limit

$20 initial buy-in. Unlimited rebuys $10 each.

Prize pool 50%, most chips 30% for second place, 20% for third place

$5.00 for Snacks


RSVP to David Gordon or Jim Warner.



Brotherhood Presents

Israeli Miracle: Digging Deeper Trip

Late February 2019

If you are interested in learning more about this trip, contact

Ken Parker at or 214-680-6791.


Click here for all of the details.



Lifelong Learning Council

Contact Lifelong Learning Chair Moy Speckman at



Temple Shalom Mamas

One Sunday per Month Playgroup for Moms & Babies ages 0-2 years

October 28

10:00am – 11:30am

Youth Lounge

For more information, contact Rabbi Boxman.


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 (October 20)

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.


Talmud with Training Wheels – taught by Rabbi Paley

Sundays when we have religious school

10:30am Boardroom

Have you ever wondered, “What is that Talmud thing? What is Mishna? Where do we get the details about Jewish law? Who are ‘The Rabbis’?” Come check out Talmud with Training Wheels as we answer these many questions and explore the rich history of rabbinic commentary and wisdom about Jewish life, Jewish law and Jewish thinking. No prior experience with Talmud necessary! We’ll bring the materials, you bring the questions!


Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Paley


Noon to 1:00pm Learning Center

Our weekly Lunch and Learn program is an exciting opportunity to engage in conversation with other learners and with Jewish texts concerning important and timely issues. Invite your friends, bring your lunch and enjoy a lively discussion.



Connections Council

Contact Connection Council Chair Kimberly Kort at

Super Seniors

For the 65+ crowd.

Questions or activity ideas: Contact Lory Kohleriter at


Young Families Group

For families with children 10 and Younger. Contact

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:


Young Adult Connection

For young adults, single or married, 22-39.

Contact Janel Cassorla, YAC Chair with ideas for fun at


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, info on healthcare reform and more!

Contact Chair Debra Levy-Fritts at



Voter Registration, Locations and Requirements

Election Day is Tuesday, November 6th.

Click here for links and information.



Cooking for The Stewpot 

Sunday, November 11

9:30am Temple Kitchen

We are always in need of volunteers to help us cook a meal for The Stewpot. We cook 9:30-11:00am one Sunday per month in the Temple kitchen during the academic year, preparing beef stew, biscuits, muffins & fruit salad. You do not have to RSVP, but if you would like to be on our reminder list, email



Serve Lunch at The Bridge

First Tuesday of the Month All Year

November 6

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.



Mitzvah Day – Holiday Boxes for those Experiencing Homelessness

Sunday, November 18

12:00pm lunch and socializing

1:00 – 4:30pm project

Temple Shalom

Bring Your Family and Make New Friends at Our First Mitzvah Afternoon.


Our first Mitzvah Afternoon is coming! Join us on November 18, where we will gather to bring comfort and shalom to those near us who are without a home, and to those far away from home, on deployment with the military. We will create a bit of holiday cheer through making holiday boxes for the homeless, and gifts for our deployed soldiers. Bring the whole family! There will be hands-on tasks available for everyone to do.


Pizza will be served to volunteers at noon, and our project will begin at 1:00pm and run until 4:30pm. Team captains and supplies are needed!

Sign up right here and help us to bring comfort, shalom, and home, a little bit closer to those who need it.



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


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


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.


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


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


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:

“Friends are those people who know the words to the song in your heart and sing them back to you when you have forgotten the words.”




Recently, LIFT (Literacy Instruction for Texas) determined it would run its ESL classes only at its downtown headquarters. This resulted in the closure of several satellite ESL centers. Our team has determined that, starting this fall, Temple Shalom teachers of ESL classes will teach students in conjunction with a network of area churches in our community, all working in coalition with the Richardson Adult Literacy Center – serving the RISD area. We hope you are as excited as we are to continue our journey serving adult learners. If you are interested in learning more, or in becoming a substitute, assistant or teacher, please contact us at


Become a Reading Partner

For more information or to sign-up, please visit




Worship Council

Please contact our Worship Committee Chair, Mark Stromberg, at provide input about ritual, observance and worship at Temple Shalom.


Community Events


Temple Shalom is a proud community sponsor of Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank




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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The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance has ongoing events. Check out their website:


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 our Facebook 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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