There is so much going on at Temple Shalom! Click here to browse the full calendar or just review the current weekly reminders below. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Weekly Reminders, July 16, 2018


Click here for a flyer with all of the exciting weekend events with Miss Emily.







3rd Annual Israel Today Community Symposium

Sunday, August 12

8:30am – 5:30pm at Temple Shalom

Gain Insight into Israel’s History, Contribution to the World, Pro-Israel Non-Jewish Communities, and Current Issues.


Register Online at


Click here to download the flyer.


Volunteers are needed. If you are interested to volunteer during the day, please sign up at:!/showSignUp/10c0d4aa9a929a5f49-israel2


Questions? Please contact Anita Weinstein at or 214-403-1087.



Quick Links


CHECK OUT OUR NEW WEBSITE! Comments? Questions? Email Heidi.


North Satellite

Israel Symposium

Tees & Tiles Tournaments



Tikkun Olam/Social Action

Adult Education

Early Childhood Education

Lifelong Learning

Religious School


Young Families

Young Adult Connection

Shalom Silver



Traditions Gift Shop


This Week


Monday, July 16

10:00am LIFT classes


Wednesday, July 18

10:00am LIFT classes

12:30pm Lay Led Learners, Learning Center


Friday, July 20

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

6:30pm Shabbat Service with Miss Emily, Epstein Chapel (see above)


Saturday, July 21

8:45am Torah Study, Learning Center

10:00am Munchkin Minyan with Miss Emily, North Satellite (see above)

10:30am Morning Minyan, Epstein Chapel


Sunday, July 22

9:00am Shalom Mamas Brunch, Learning Center (see above)

12:00pm Sisterhood Lunch & Fashion Show, offsite (see below)

12:30pm Brotherhood Softball Draft, Boardroom

7:00pm Brotherhood at Rough Riders Game, Frisco (see below)



Upcoming Events


Monday, July 23

10:00am LIFT classes

7:15pm Brotherhood Board Meeting, Boardroom


Tuesday, July 24

6:00pm Tees & Tiles Committee Meeting, Boardroom

7:00pm Sisterhood Social Action Gathering, offsite (see below)


Wednesday, July 25

10:00am LIFT classes

12:30pm Lay Led Learners, Learning Center


Thursday, July 26

10:30am Caregivers’ Day Out, Learning Center


Friday, July 27

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

6:30pm Shabbat Service, Epstein Chapel


Saturday, July 28

8:45am Torah Study, Learning Center

9:00am Judaica Studies, Room 200

9:00am Choir Kick-Off Workshop, Epstein Chapel (see above)

10:30am Morning Minyan, Epstein Chapel

5:00pm Family Havdalah Service, North Satellite (see above)

6:00pm Brotherhood at Rangers Game, Houston





Traditions phone number: (972) 661-1850


Summer Hours

Tuesdays & Wednesdays 12:00pm-3:00pm

Fridays 12:00pm-3:00pm & 5:30pm-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, candle sticks, candles, books, games and much more.




Last year, Temple Shalom began using the new Mishkan HaNefesh prayer books for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services.

If you are interested in purchasing your own copy for the Days of Awe, a limited number of these prayer books will be available for sale at Traditions Gift Shop. However, if you want to ensure you will be able to have a personal copy, you may place a pre-purchase order until August 15th. The cost for the two-book set is $43.00 and pre-orders must be paid in advance. Order forms are available at Traditions or by clicking here.

For more information, contact Laney Arndt 469.964.5319 or

A personalized bookplate will be included with the first 10 orders.


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





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.




Summer Style Show and Shopping

Sunday, July 22

12:00pm – Lunch at Amigos Restaurant

940 E. Belt Line Road, Richardson

2:00pm – Fashion Show at

The Resale Shop, 2120 E. Belt Line Road, Richardson


Bring a donation of gently used clothing, shoes, household goods or books.

RSVP to Staci Mendelsohn by July 18th. Click here or call 214-529-7780.



Sisterhood Social Action Gathering

Tuesday, July 24 (Note the New Date)


Chris Harris’ home: 6826 Quarterway Dr., Dallas 75248

Guest Speaker: CEO of Genesis Women’s Shelter, Jan Langbein


Jan will educate us about their organization, legislative issues, and more. We are honored that she is speaking at our event. Come learn how we can ban together to make a difference in helping prevent domestic violence and provide assistance to those afflicted.


Genesis is in needs of $10+ gift cards from Walmart, Target, or gas stations to help families buy gas, school clothes, school supplies, or food. This will help empower the mothers to feel like they have some control. You may bring it to the meeting or drop it off at Staci Mendelsohn’s house.


RSVP by July 21st to Staci Mendelsohn at or 214-529-7780.






RoughRiders Game

Sunday, July 22

7:00pm Frisco  

Great seats for only $10 per ticket. Send your check to Paul Priete, c/o Temple Shalom Brotherhood, 6824 Rochelle Dr, Plano 75023. Please note on the checks “Roughriders Game.”

Details? Contact our baseball statistical fanatic, Aaron.



Our July Brotherhood Board Meeting has been changed to

Monday, July 23rd at 7:15pm in the Boardroom.

Remember, All Brotherhood Members are invited to attend.



Lifelong Learning Council

Contact Lifelong Learning Chair Howard Gottlieb at


Lay Led Learners

“If it’s Wednesday, it must be Lay Led Learning.”

12:30pm Learning Center

July 18th  The Golden Age of Shtel – Paul Glickler

July 25th  Jewish War Veterans – Guest Stuart Sax

August 1st African Americans/Jewish Americans – Ken Parker

August 8th TBA

August 15th TBA

August 22nd Jewish Book of Why – Ted Gold (Grand Finale)

Any suggestions for the two August dates?

Contact Ken Parker.


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 (July 28)

9:00am in 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

Shalom Silver

For the 55+ crowd.

Questions or activity ideas: Contact Kim Kort 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 YAC with ideas for fun at



If you would like more information on how to become part of a Havurah, please see the Havurah page on the Temple website or email or call Havurah Chair Kathryn Frish at (972) 503-7977.


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 information on our programs!

Contact Chairs Debra Levy-Fritts or Jody Pearson at


Serve Lunch at The Bridge

First Tuesday of the Month All Year

August 7

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.


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 Jerry Gray, 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.


Help Rebuild Areas Impacted by Hurricane Harvey:

Nechama – a Jewish Response to Disaster

An informative guide to their work can be found here.

“You may contact Nechama directly at, but let us know about your experience:!”

You can follow them on:

Facebook: NECHAMAjdisasterrelief

Instagram: nechamadisasterrelief

Twitter: NECHAMA


Hurricane, Fire, Earthquake and Gun Victim Relief Efforts

Natural disasters continue to harm and devastate. Click here.

Other immediate, and more long-term relief and recovery assistance resources are located on our Temple Shalom website.


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 Chairs Debra Levy-Fritts or Jody Pearson



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


Shomrei Adamah – “Guardians of the Earth”

Are you interested in learning more about or getting involved with sustainability at Temple Shalom? Please visit the Tikkun Olam 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:

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony.” Mahatma Gandhi



LIFT: Literacy Instruction for Texas

This year, we are developing strategies to reach additional students, and assist LIFT with a public awareness campaign focused on adult literacy. Your involvement impacts lives – please consider volunteering with us as a teacher, or an assistant. There are many ways to help and support LIFT at Shalom! Contact to become involved.

Someone in your life, that you see everyday may need our ESL class at Temple Shalom, or an Adult Basic Literacy or High School Equivalency class at LIFT. Can’t volunteer for our classes? There are other ways to become involved.


Become a Reading Partner

For more information or to sign-up, please visit


Cooking for The Stewpot 

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

We will begin again in the Fall.



Worship Council

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


Community Events
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.


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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