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Weekly Reminders, April 15, 2019
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This Week


Monday, April 15

7:15pm Brotherhood Board Meeting, Boardroom


Tuesday, April 16

4:30pm Plano Midweek Hebrew, North Satellite


Wednesday, April 17

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

12:00pm Lunch & Learn, Learning Center

4:30pm Midweek Hebrew, Temple

6:30pm Next Dor Classes, Temple

7:00pm Yiddish Class, Boardroom

7:30pm Candidate Forum, Temple Shalom (see above)


Friday, April 19 First Night of Passover

No Wine & Cheese Reception

6:00pm Shabbat Service, Epstein Chapel


Saturday, April 20

8:45am Torah Study, Learning Center

9:00am Judaica Studies, Room 200

10:30am Morning Minyan, Epstein Chapel

6:00pm Community 2nd Night Seder, Radnitz Social Hall (see above)


Sunday, April 21

No Religious School


Upcoming Events


Monday, April 22

6:30pm Music Committee Meeting, Boardroom

7:00pm Sisterhood Executive Committee Meeting, Learning Center


Tuesday, April 23

4:30pm Plano Midweek Hebrew, North Satellite

6:45pm Food Truck Palooza Planning Meeting, Learning Center


Wednesday, April 24

12:00pm Lunch & Learn, Learning Center

4:30pm Midweek Hebrew, Temple

6:30pm Next Dor Classes, Temple

7:00pm Confirmation Rehearsal, Sanctuary


Thursday, April 25

10:30am Caregivers’ Day Out, Learning Center

6:30pm Sisterhood Bunco, Eichelbaum home (see below)


Friday, April 26

Seventh Day of Passover

Temple Offices Closed

10:30am 7th Day of Passover Service with Yizkor, Epstein Chapel

5:00pm Young Families Post Passover Pizza Party, offsite

6:00pm Wine & Cheese Reception

6:30pm Shabbat Service, Epstein Chapel


Saturday, April 27

8:45am Torah Study, Learning Center

10:30am Bar Mitzvah Service, Epstein Chapel

10:30am Morning Minyan, Sanctuary


Sunday, April 28

9:30am Religious School

9:30am Religious School 2019-20 Registration, Lifelong Learning Foyer

9:30am Stay & Schmooze, Congregational Gathering Space

10:30am Talmud with Training Wheels, Boardroom

11:00am Food Truck Palooza, Temple Grounds




(972) 661-1850

Shop Hours

Sundays 9:30am – 1:30pm

(4/21 Closed // 4/28 open 9:30am-11:00am)

Tuesdays 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Wednesdays 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Fridays 12:00pm – 6:25pm

(4/19 open 12:00pm-2:30pm // 4/26 Closed)


As we look forward to the spring season, it’s not too early to begin thinking about Passover. The first Seder is April 19th and Traditions wants to help make yours more memorable. We have a large collection of beautiful Seder Plates, Haggadot, Matzah Covers, Kiddush cups & more.

BONUS – Special Sale on Nambe pieces for the month of April ONLY!


Purchase your invitations for the simchas in your life, invitations always 10-25% off. 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.




Thursday, April 25

6:30pm – 8:30pm

Home of Julie Eichelbaum

3809 Pilot Drive, Plano 75025


Let’s roll the dice and dish up some Pesach favorites.

Kosher for Passover Potluck Dinner. 

Dishes by last name:

A – H: side, dessert or fruit

I – Q: salad or appetizer

R – Z: main dish

No pork or shellfish please.


Cost: $5 at the door. Temple Shalom members only. Limited space available. 

RSVP to Jan Stevenson at or

Randi Shapiro 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!

Contact Membership Chair Bob Landers at



Yom Hashoah Commemorative Program

Saturday, May 4

1:00pm – 3:30pm at Temple Shalom

Guest Speakers:

Bert Romberg, Holocaust Survivor

Rick Halperin, Director of SMU’s Embry Human Rights Program


Refreshments and Desserts will be served. Open to the community.

Please RSVP to Bob Weinfeld at 972-814-6214 or



Guys Night Out

Thursday, May 9


Blue Mesa

14866 Montfort Drive, Addison

RSVP to David Gordon or Jim Warner




Lifelong Learning/Worship Council

Contact Rabbi Boxman at

Register your kids for the 2019-20 school year:

Sunday, April 28

9:30am – 11:00am

Lifelong Learning Foyer


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 (April 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

Young Adult Connection

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

Contact Janel Cassorla, YAC Chair with ideas for fun 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:


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



Caring Conversations

The First & Third Wednesdays


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.

Maureene Timken: or

Lory Kohleriter:



May 19-21, 2019 in Washington DC

The Union of Reform Judaism’s Religious Action Center is holding a three day biennial conference on social justice leadership. Pre-events are on the 18th.

The Consultation empowers the Reform Jewish Movement through leadership development; opportunities for network and community building; and active dialogue culminating in an afternoon of advocacy on Capitol Hill about issues of concern to the Reform movement.

It is open to anyone looking to build relationships and deepen their engagement with national leaders and policy makers in D.C.

For more information contact Rabbi Paley at or click



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, May 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.



Teach ESL with Refugee Services of Texas

Northwest Community Center 

Help serve our community by helping newcomers to the United States learn our English language!

Wanted: ESL teaching volunteers for Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm. Training provided. This is a drop-in volunteer opportunity. You can sign up for one night per week or as you are able to participate. Help with conversation and childcare needed! All volunteers will need to have a background check.

Location: Northwest Community Center, 5750 Pineland Drive, Dallas, 75231

Partner organization: Refugee Services of Texas


Please email for details and to sign up! Join us in this effort to help make a difference in the lives of families new to America, and reaching for their dreams!

To volunteer with Refugee Services of Texas directly, or to learn about other opportunities, click here.

Please let them know you are from Temple Shalom!



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.


Shomrei Adamah – “Guardians of the Earth”

Join us for our monthly meetings:

Sunday: May 19


Blumin Ceremonial Room

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:

“Learning about death really isn’t scary, depressing or dangerous. Learning about it is empowering. The fear of death is less paralyzing, less blinding, when we have knowledge, when we can talk openly about it, and when we discover that we actually have the power to reshape it, to make it a more loving and rich experience.”

Talking About Death Won’t Kill You by Virginia Morris



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
Dallas Jewish Historical Society

Sip & Savor Celebrating Sisters in Philanthropy

Cocktails & Dinner

Thursday, May 2

6:30pm at Temple Emanu-El


Two of the honorees are Temple Shalom members Melissa Weinfeld Ackerman and Brenda Weinfeld Bliss, daughters of Jean and Bob Weinfeld.

Call DJHS at 214-239-7120 for information on becoming a sponsor, or for individual tickets & raffle tickets.

Click here for the flyer with all of the details.


CHAI (Community Homes for Adults,Inc.)


My Fair Lady

Sunday, May 5

2:00pm at JCC Dallas

Text Habima to 51555 to buy tickets

$10 general admission / $20 reserved seats

Tickets will also be available at the door.

Click here for flyer.



On Monday, May 20th, at 7:30pm, Anshai Torah will be hosting an informative evening on Living Kidney Donation.


As we all know it is a mitzvah to help someone and two members of our own Dallas community: Sharon Weinberg, (a mother who is looking forward to her son’s wedding in June), and 35 year old Justin Harmel, are both in need of a kidney.

Click here for the flyer.



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


Click here for more information on the Anne Frank Exhibit and to reserve a tour spot.


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


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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