|Texas Religious Action Center (RAC-TX) Austin Advocacy Days
March 25-26, 2019, Austin, TX
Our main focus during this legislative session will be school finance reform: it is issue #1 among the state legislative leadership, and it speaks to our core Jewish values of education and equity. We have a chance this session to help ensure that every Texas child has access to quality education.
We hope you will join us in Austin. There will be an afternoon session and welcome dinner on Monday March 25, for those who can join us; and then Advocacy Day on Tuesday, March 26. Registration and hotel info will be available soon. Details about transportation from Dallas on 3/26 will be available soon in the e-news.
Questions? Contact Rabbi David Segal, Texas Organizer, at email@example.com or Temple Shalom RAC-TX representative Debra Levy-Fritts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There has never been a better time to repair the world.
Join with others in our movement and a delegation from Temple Shalom this May 19-21st at the Consultation on Conscience in Washington D.C. https://rac.org/consultation-conscience-2019 There are pre-events happening May 18th as well. Email email@example.com or RACCONSULTATION@RAC.ORG for questions, and registration information.
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
New classes began February 5th and the need is ongoing! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
Cooking for The Stewpot
Sunday, March 3 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
Tuesday, March 5
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.
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:
“Those of us in churches or synagogues have failed people by pouring out compassion and care for about a week when someone dies–and then disappearing like fog before the rising sun. It is after the funeral that the real work of grief recovery begins–and lasts for 3 years or more.”
–Bob Deits in Life After Loss
Become a Reading Partner
For more information or to sign-up, please visit www.readingpartners.org