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Contact Chair Debra Levy-Fritts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Voter Registration, Locations and Requirements
Election Day is Tuesday, November 6th.
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Cooking for The Stewpot
Sunday, November 11
9:30am Temple Kitchen
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 email@example.com.
Serve Lunch at The Bridge
First Tuesday of the Month All Year
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.
Mitzvah Day – Holiday Boxes for those Experiencing Homelessness
Sunday, November 18
12:00pm lunch and socializing
1:00 – 4:30pm project
Bring Your Family and Make New Friends at Our First Mitzvah Afternoon.
Our first Mitzvah Afternoon is coming! Join us on November 18, where we will gather to bring comfort and shalom to those near us who are without a home, and to those far away from home, on deployment with the military. We will create a bit of holiday cheer through making holiday boxes for the homeless, and gifts for our deployed soldiers. Bring the whole family! There will be hands-on tasks available for everyone to do.
Pizza will be served to volunteers at noon, and our project will begin at 1:00pm and run until 4:30pm. Team captains and supplies are needed!
Sign up right here and help us to bring comfort, shalom, and home, a little bit closer to those who need it.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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
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:
“Friends are those people who know the words to the song in your heart and sing them back to you when you have forgotten the words.”
Recently, LIFT (Literacy Instruction for Texas) determined it would run its ESL classes only at its downtown headquarters. This resulted in the closure of several satellite ESL centers. Our team has determined that, starting this fall, Temple Shalom teachers of ESL classes will teach students in conjunction with a network of area churches in our community, all working in coalition with the Richardson Adult Literacy Center – serving the RISD area. We hope you are as excited as we are to continue our journey serving adult learners. If you are interested in learning more, or in becoming a substitute, assistant or teacher, please contact us at email@example.com.
Become a Reading Partner
For more information or to sign-up, please visit www.readingpartners.org