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Weekly Reminders – August 19, 2019.

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.

Sponsorship and Underwriting opportunities are available. Become our Tournament Sponsor, Team Sponsor, or our Closest-to-the pin Underwriter. There are many opportunities for you to become a part of our team. We also have a way for you to honor our Vets and First Responders through our Heroes/First Responders Sponsorship. Sponsor a VET, Firefighter, EMT, or Police Officer. This is an excellent way to say “Thank You” for a job well done.

Click here for the Information Packet.

Stay up-to-date:

or contact Irv Munn at




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This Week


Monday, August 19

7:15pm Brotherhood Board Meeting, Boardroom


Tuesday, August 20

7:00pm Adult Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary


Wednesday, August 21

11:30am Caring Conversations, Blumin Ceremonial Room (see below)


Thursday, August 22

10:30am Caregivers’ Day Out, Learning Center (see below)


Friday, August 23

6:00pm Wine & Cheese Reception

6:30pm Shabbat Service, Epstein Chapel


Saturday, August 24

8:45am Torah Study, Learning Center

9:00am Judaica Studies, Room 200

10:30am Morning Minyan, Epstein Chapel


Sunday, August 25

12:00pm Brotherhood BARFS Fantasy Football Draft, offsite

5:30pm Friends for Good Dinner, Radnitz Social Hall



Upcoming Events


Monday, August 26

12:00pm Embrace meeting, offsite (see below)

7:00pm Temple Executive Committee Meeting, Boardroom


Tuesday, August 27

7:00pm Adult Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary


Wednesday, August 28

7:00pm Sisterhood Social Justice Meeting, offsite (see below)


Friday, August 30

6:00pm Wine & Cheese Reception

6:30pm Shabbat Service, Epstein Chapel


Saturday, August 31

8:45am Torah Study, Learning Center

10:30am Morning Minyan, Epstein Chapel






(972) 661-1850

Shop Hours

Sundays: 10:30am – 12:30pm

Tuesdays: 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Wednesdays: 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Fridays: 12:00pm – 6:25pm


Rosh Hashanah is just around the corner!

Stop by Traditions to get your hostess gifts, something lovely for your home, fun items for the special children in your life. We have honey servers, platters, challah cutting boards, candlesticks, candles, books, games and much more.


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



New Sisterhood Walking Group!

Join “The Sole Sisters”

Sunday, August 18

1:00pm – 2:15pm

The Shops at Willow Bend in Plano (Park & Dallas North Toll Road)

Meet in front of Dillard’s on the first floor. Walk 1:00pm-1:45pm, Nosh in the food court 1:45pm-2:15pm.

RSVP to event chair Nanci Duplant at



Sisterhood Social Justice Meeting

Shalom Bayit and Beyond!

Wednesday, August 28


Lori Kleinfield’s Home

near Spring Creek Pkwy & Preston Road, Plano

Please RSVP by August 25th to Lori at

Please join us for our next Sisterhood Social Justice Meeting – Shalom Bayit and Beyond! Let’s gather together to discuss future plans to educate and advocate for change, and partner with other organizations to provide help for women and families who have experienced domestic violence.



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.




Click on image above for flyer with all the details.

Sign-up at:

For additional information, contact Mark Fishkind at



Lifelong Learning/Worship Council


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 (August 24)

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.



Connections Council

Contact Connection Council Chair Kimberly Kort at

Will your child be starting or returning to college this fall? We would like to help them stay connected to Temple Shalom by sending care package mailings throughout the year.

To include your child in our program please complete the College Connections form either online: or in printed format (click here).

Questions? Contact College Connections Chair Nancy Devine 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.


Super Seniors

For the 65+ crowd.

Questions or activity ideas: Contact Lory Kohleriter at


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:


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, and more!

Contact Chair Debra Levy-Fritts at


Help the Following Organizations Help Others

by Donating to Their Wish Lists


Refugee Services of Texas

RST has an Amazon wish list for school supplies:

And remember to enroll on Amazon Smile with Temple Shalom Dallas as your beneficiary and Temple will benefit as well.


School Supply Drive – Diapers, Crayons, Pencils!

Area non profits and schools are in need of diapers, crayons, and pencils for young children and students! Help them with basic needs and school supplies!

Please bring a package of diapers, crayons and pencils to the Temple Shalom Front Foyer Monday, August 19th – Friday, August 30th. 


THESE SUPPLIES WILL BE DELIVERED TO Equal Heart, The Migrant Respite Center, Refugee Services of Texas and Jewish Family Service.


Our Next Dor students put together small blessing bags

for the homeless neighbors.

These can be used to share a water bottle, and a treat, as well as a list of resources helping individuals in need. There are a limited number of bags available in the religious school office, and we hope that you’ll pick up a bag for hope & blessing, and add to it things you’d like to share, a gift card for food, a piece of fruit, or more water.


For more information on homelessness and blessing bags click on the links below:

From our friends at Cathedral of Hope, and their mission, Hope Charities:


Our students took a hard look at poverty and homelessness, informed by Jewish texts and values and hope you’ll take a blessing bag or make your own and thank you for thinking of those in our community who are in need. This article discusses homelessness in Dallas.



Monday, August 26



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 will have lunch and discuss the traditions and beliefs of our religions on death, afterlife, traditions of grieving and funeral practices. It would help to read up on this information. Jane will ask Rabbi Paley for references on this information and email it to our members. New members are always welcome.

Interested? Contact Jane Lachman at (972) 735-0133 or We usually carpool to the events and rotate our meetings between the Islamic Center in Irving, Northwood Church in Keller, and Temple Shalom.


Caring Conversations

The First & Third Wednesdays (August 21)


Blumin Ceremonial Room

The period of time following the loss of a beloved spouse or partner is often overwhelmingly lonely and confusing. Caring Conversations 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 and to let us know you are coming. Open to non-Temple Shalom members.

Maureene Timken: or

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 or Tikkun Olam Chair Debra Levy-Fritts at



Serve Lunch at The Bridge

First Tuesday of the Month All Year

Tuesday, September 3

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.



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




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:


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.


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:

“We want to help. We want to BE helped. But instead of feeling held and comforted, many grieving people feel shamed, shunned and dismissed. Instead of feeling effective and useful, those trying to help feel unwanted, frustrated and unappreciated. No one gets what they want.”

It’s OK That You’re Not OK by Megan Devine



Become a Reading Partner

For more information or to sign-up, please visit




Community Events
The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum opens to the public on September 18 and is looking to grow its volunteer family!

With a larger space and expanded programming and exhibitions, they will offer several new volunteer roles, including Administrative Volunteer, Classroom Volunteer, Gallery Docent, and Visitor Guide.

Visit for more information and to apply. Questions? Email


Southwest Jewish Congress

Texas Sized Event

Thursday, September 19

Eddie Deen’s Ranch in the heart of Downtown Dallas

944 South Lamar Street

5:15pm Gloria Campos, featured speaker

6:00pm Dinner and Cash Bar

7:00-8:30pm Program and Awards


Our own Barbara Glazer is one of the honorees, as a recipient of the Audrey Kaplan Inspiring Women of the Southwest Award for her work with and founder of the Caregivers’ Day Out program for Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers.


Click here for flyer with ticket and sponsorship information.








Click here to Register now for Early Bird Pricing.

Get ready to come together with more than 5,000 Jews of all ages to learn, pray, share ideas, sing, celebrate, hear from inspiring speakers, and help shape the future of the Reform Movement. You’ll reconnect with old friends, make new ones, and enjoy exceptional “only-at-Biennial” experiences.




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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