|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 email@example.com. We usually carpool to the events and rotate our meetings between the Islamic Center in Irving, Northwood Church in Keller, and Temple Shalom.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Lory Kohleriter: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Tikkun Olam Chair Debra Levy-Fritts at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
HELP WANTED: ESL TUTORS, CHILDCARE VOLUNTEERS
for evening classes
Tuesday / Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm
JOIN TEMPLE SHALOM TEACHERS AND HELP REFUGEES LEARN ENGLISH
Location: 5750 Pineland, Dallas
Northwest Community Center,
in partnership with Refugee Services of Texas
To volunteer or for questions, email: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.firstrichardsonhelpers.org. 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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.readingpartners.org