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Weekly Reminders – January 21, 2020


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 newsletter.



We hope you will join us the weekend of January 24th–26th to greet a potential new member of our staff-clergy team at Temple Shalom!


Temple Shalom is bringing our former rabbinical intern – now Rabbi – to town for a weekend visit. From Friday, January 24th through Sunday, January 26th, we will host Rabbi Michael Harvey for a weekend with our staff, clergy and families.


In the wake of Rabbi Boxman’s departure, we were fortunate to bring on Marcy Finn, an elementary school principal, to lead our religious school on an interim (one school year) basis. Now, we are preparing for the next school year and beyond, and need your presence at one or several events welcoming Rabbi Harvey. We are engaged in an active search and meeting Rabbi Harvey is one step along that path.


Weekend opportunities will include: a special oneg reception and Friday Shabbat services, followed by Saturday Torah study, morning minyan, and a young families’ afternoon Havdalah service. On Sunday Rabbi Harvey will take part in religious school activities, meeting our teachers, students and teens.


Click here for a detailed list of events.


No RSVP necessary except for child care for young families’ Havdalah service. Sign up for child care at



Shamor L’Amour- Love & Healthy Relationships in a Jewish Home

Sunday January 26


Radnitz Social Hall


Family Violence is prevalent in the Jewish community; it isn’t always physical or obvious, so how do we know if it’s happening to us? Or to someone we love?


Please join us when Ariela Goldstein, Director of Clinical Services at Jewish Family Service leads an interactive discussion on Love and Healthy Relationships in a Jewish Home, with our own Cantor Devorah Avery offering her perspectives, song, and prayer.


Adults (singles and couples) are welcome to attend.

Snacks, desserts, beverages, and wine will be served.


Admission is free, but please bring a small donation to Hope’s Door New Beginning Center (a grocery store gift card or full size toiletry item is greatly appreciated!).


To RSVP or learn more about this very important program, please email Gwynne Waldorf at or Lori Kleinfield at



This service and dinner are in addition to our regular Friday night service at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary that evening.


Family Shabbat Dinner & Service

Friday, January 31

6:30pm Dinner – Radnitz Social Hall

7:15 Service – Epstein Chapel


Religious School students in grades 3-5 will participate in the service.


Family Shabbat Dinner link



Adult Education

A JEWEL of an Idea!

The Temple Shalom Adult Education Committee is excited to introduce a new initiative called “SHALOM JEWEL – JEWish Engagement and Learning” designed to create stimulating and relevant learning opportunities for adults of all ages!


Yiddish Films taught by our own David Katz


There is still time to sign up!!


Introduction to Yiddish Cinema

Wednesday, February 26 New Date

7:00pm – 8:00pm


Curious about Yiddish cinema and its impact on American Jewish life? Join speaker David Katz for a brief introduction to the golden era of Yiddish cinema from the 1920s thru the 1940s and learn how the subject matter of these classic Jewish films is still relevant to Jewish families today.


Wednesday, March 4

7:00pm – 9:00pm


Come join your friends in the Temple Shalom community at a screening of a classic of Yiddish cinema Tevye Der Milkhiker (Tevye the Milkman). Tevye is the story which served as the basis for the Fiddler on the Roof play and movie. Staring Maurice Schwarts, Tevye tells the moving story any Jewish family can relate to: how to maintain a Jewish Identity in the face of a rapidly changing world. In Yiddish with English subtitles (1939).


Wednesday, March 25

7:00pm – 9:00pm


Come join your friends in the Temple Shalom community at a screening of a classic of Yiddish cinema Amerikaner Shadkhen (American Matchmaker). Staring Leo Fuchs, Amerikaner Shadkhen is a romantic comedy about a bachelor coping with the pressures of assimilation in America, a topic faced by modern Jewish families as well. In Yiddish with English subtitles (1940).


We hope that with a minimum of 10 people per class, these classes will foster camaraderie and lively discussion.


Questions? contact Co-Chairs Harriet Bell and Nathan Axelrod at



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This Week


Tuesday, January 21

No Plano Midweek Hebrew

7:00pm Adult Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary

Wednesday, January 22

12:00pm Lunch & Learn: The Tribes of Israel, Learning Center

No Midweek Hebrew, Temple

No Next Dor, Temple

6:30pm Worship Committee Meeting, Boardroom

6:30pm Brotherhood Board Meeting, Sonny Bryan’s BBQ Richardson (see below)


Thursday, January 23

10:30am Caregivers’ Day Out, Learning Center


Friday, January 24

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

6:30pm Shabbat Service with Rabbi Harvey, Epstein Chapel


Saturday, January 25

8:45am Torah Study with Rabbi Harvey, Learning Center

10:30am Morning Minyan with Rabbi Harvey, Epstein Chapel

4:00pm Young Families Havdalah Celebration with Rabbi Harvey, Boardroom


Sunday, January 26

9:30am Religious School, Temple

9:30am Stay and Schmooze, Learning Center

9:30am Tots Academy, Room 113

NO Fake News class

11:00am Brotherhood CHAI Bingo & Lunch, Learning Center (see below)

12:00pm Teen Meet & Greet with Rabbi Harvey, Youth Lounge

12:00pm Youth & Teen Choirs Rehearsal, Sanctuary

1:00pm Yiddish Reading Class, Room 200

2:00pm Sisterhood Shamor L’amour, Radnitz Social Hall (see above)


Upcoming Events


Monday, January 27

12:00pm Great Decisions – Foreign Policy, Boardroom

6:30pm Sisterhood Annual Meeting & Dinner, Radnitz Social Hall

7:00pm Temple Executive Committee Meeting, Boardroom


Tuesday, January 28

4:30pm Plano Midweek Hebrew, St. Andrew

7:00pm Adult Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary

Wednesday, January 29

12:00pm Lunch & Learn: The Tribes of Israel, Learning Center

4:30pm Midweek Hebrew, Temple

6:30pm Next Dor, Temple

7:00pm Great Decisions – Foreign Policy, Boardroom


Friday, January 31

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

6:30pm Shabbat Service, Sanctuary

Family Shabbat with participation by 3rd thru 5th grade students

6:30pm Dinner, Radnitz Social Hall (see above)

7:15pm Service, Epstein Chapel


Saturday, February 1

8:45am Torah Study, Learning Center

10:00am Munchkin Minyan, North Satellite

10:30am Morning Minyan, Epstein Chapel

10:30am B’nei Mitzvah Workshop, Radnitz Social Hall


Sunday, February 2

9:30am Religious School, Temple

9:30am Stay and Schmooze, Learning Center

9:30am Cooking for The Stewpot, Temple Kitchen

NO Fake News class

12:00pm Youth & Teen Choirs Rehearsal, Sanctuary

1:00pm Yiddish Reading Class, Boardroom




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(972) 661-1850

Shop Hours

Sun: 9:30am – 1:30pm

Tues: 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Wed: 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Fri: 12:00pm – 6:25pm


After Hanukkah Sale thru January!

Select merchandise will be marked down from 10-20%. Stock up on Hanukkah items for next year or purchase that special item you denied yourself during Hanukkah!


PLEASE KEEP DONATING YOUR GENTLY USED JUDAICA! Thanks to all of you who have donated your items to the shop. Many of them have found new homes with families that will enjoy them!


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 to download the 2019-2020 Membership Letter

·     Click here to download the 2019-2020 Membership Form




Bunco and Potluck Dinner

Thursday, February 13

6:30pm – 9:00pm

Shelley Byers’ home (near Meandering Way and Campbell)


Suggested food categories by last name:

A-M: Main Dish or Appetizer

N-Z:  Side Dish, Salad, Dessert or Fruit


Cost: $5 pay at the door

Limited space available.


RSVP by February 7: Anita Corenblith at

or Jan Stevenson at



Mah Jongg Tournament: To register click here.



Rosh Chodesh and Potluck

Tuesday, February 25


Shelley Byers’ Home

(near Meandering Way and Campbell)



Cantor Avery will present a beautiful program on Women In Jewish Music.


Pot Luck by last name:

A – F     Dessert

G – L     Main Dish

M – S Salad or Side Dish

T – Z     Appetizer


Please RSVP to Lonna Rae Silverman 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 at 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!

Click here for the online membership form.




CHAI Bingo

Sunday, January 26

11:00am – 1:00pm

Learning Center

Join us for a fun time of Bingo and lunch with the residents from CHAI.

If you want to help out, contact Perry Zidow at




Lifelong Learning/Worship Council



Adult Education Committee

Contact Co-Chairs Harriet Bell and Nathan Axelrod at


Fake News – That’s Not in the Bible!

Sundays when there is Religious School

10:00am (No Classes 1/26, 2/2 or 2/9)


Did you ever wonder where that Bible story came from? Or where that strange tradition came from? More than not, it didn’t come from the Bible! Come learn and share the good news about what’s really in the Bible and what’s not! Class taught by Rabbi Paley.



Lunch and Learn: The Tribes of Israel

with Rabbi Paley


12:00pm 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.

Invite your friends, bring your lunch and enjoy a lively discussion.



Yiddish Reading Class

Sundays when there is Religious School


Boardroom (January 26 in Room 200)

Learn to read Yiddish with the Hebrew alphabet at an easy and relaxed pace. Students will read and enjoy stories and songs – all from the original Yiddish. Along the way, students will also learn basic Yiddish conversation and even learn to tell a Yiddish joke or two. No prior knowledge of Yiddish is required – so students of all levels and ages are welcome to come! A class set of textbooks is provided.

If interested in the class, please contact David Katz at


Connections Council

Contact Connections Council Chair Kimberly Kort at

Super Seniors

For the 65+ crowd.

Questions or activity ideas: Contact Lory Kohleriter at




Guys and Gals, are you ready to join the fun the 3rd Thursday of the month?

Our next meeting is:

Thursday, February 20

2:00pm – 3:30pm

Learning Center

Are you looking for an afternoon activity to meet other seniors? We are welcoming all seniors whether you are a member or not.

Programs and activities are planned by the participants and all are encouraged to bring a healthy snack to share.


RSVP to Lonna Rae Silverman or 214-636-4799.



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



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. 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:



Tikkun Olam Council

Click here for volunteer opportunities, and more!

Contact Chair Debra Levy-Fritts at


Concerned about Gun Safety? Stand with Dallas Area Interfaith, and faith leaders across Texas, urging action on gun safety measures.

Gun safety is an issue identified by the RAC as an important issue for Brit Olam congregations such as Temple Shalom. We are working with DAI on this important issue in the wake of the El Paso shooting. Please consider signing this petition and passing it on.


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



Help the Following Organizations Help Others

by Donating to Their Wish Lists

Equal Heart, The Migrant Respite Center, Refugee Services of Texas and Jewish Family Service.


We are a group of women from the Jewish, Islamic and Christian faiths who meet monthly to learn and understand each others’ traditions and make new friends.


We welcome new members at all our events. Please contact Chairperson Jane Lachman at 214-808-0043 or if you would like to join our group. We usually carpool to the events and rotate our meetings between the Islamic Center in Irving, the Northwood Church in Keller and Temple Shalom.


Cooking for The Stewpot

Sunday, February 2


Temple Kitchen

We cook for 1 1/2 hours one Sunday each month during religious school, preparing beef stew, biscuits, muffins and fruit salad. Be a part of a great group of enthusiastic helpers – you don’t even need to know how to cook! Volunteers must be 14+ years old. To be on the reminder list, email us at



Serve Lunch at The Bridge

First Tuesday of the Month All Year

Tuesday, February 4

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

Learning to heal a broken heart and find new meaning in life after the loss of a spouse or partner is a lonely and often overwhelming task. Caring Conversations, Temple Shalom’s 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. Non-members are welcome.

Maureene Timken: or

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.

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:

“Not talking about death to a dying patient is like not talking about birth to a pregnant woman.” – Anonymous




Shomrei Adamah – “Guardians of the Earth” Meeting

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:



Become a Reading Partner

For more information or to sign-up, please visit



Caregivers’ Day Out

10:30am – 2:30pm

2nd and 4th Thursdays (January 23)

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 (hotel soap, shampoos, tooth brushes, etc) 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.




Community Events

Become a Volunteer Deputy Registrar

Tuesday, January 21

March to the Polls is holding a Volunteer Deputy Registrar training event at Temple Emanu-El.

If interested, please contact with your name, e-mail address, and cell number.


The JCC Maccabi Games are an Olympic-style sporting competition held each summer in North America for teens ranging in age from 13 to 16 years old. Beyond the athletic competition, the Games promote community-involvement, teamwork, and pride in being Jewish. In addition to the athletic event, JCC Maccabi ArtsFest is a week-long summer arts experience for creative Jewish teens ages 13 to 17 years old featuring workshops in a variety of specialties with some of the leading artists in each field.


Team Dallas regularly sends one of the largest delegations to the JCC Maccabi Games. We are calling on all athletes and artists to come and tryout for the 2020 Games! We are always looking for new athletes and artists to join our team! Tryouts for the 2020 San Diego Maccabi Games and ArtsFest start in January, and you can check the JCC website ( for our tryouts schedule. Space is limited for the 2020 games, so every athlete and artist must attend a scheduled try out.


For more information, please do not hesitate to reach out to Rachel Wagner ( or Josh Goldstein ( Thank you so much, and we are looking forward to a successful Maccabi Games!


Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas

BB&T presents:

ONE Night. ONE event. ONE community.

with Dana Carvey

Sunday, January 26

Doors open 6:30pm – Program 7:30pm

SMU McFarlin Auditorium


Register today at




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 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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