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October 18, 2021

Subject: Temple Shalom Weekly Reminders October 18, 2021

What’s Happening at Temple Shalom


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Nominations for the 2022-2023 Temple Shalom Board of Trustees


The Temple Shalom Board is looking for new Trustees to serve our congregation beginning with the 2022-2023 term. Trustees are required to attend monthly meetings, serve on committees and/or councils, attend Temple functions, contribute financially as they are able, and represent the best interests of our congregants. If you are interested, or you would like to nominate another, please complete the nomination form by no later than November 19, 2021. All nominations will be reviewed by the Nominating Committee and selected candidates will be brought to the Board for consideration.


Please direct any questions to the Nominating Committee Chair Rodney Schlosser at


Click Here for the printable application form.







The Temple Shalom Annual High Holy Days Food Drive continues thru October.

NTFB represents our commitment to serving the hungry and food insecure among us, both throughout North Texas and right here in our neighborhood. Please support our Virtual Food Drive.

Please consider a financial donation equal to the amount of money you would spend on food to feed your family for a typical day


Click Here to go to the Virtual Food Drive.





In-person Friday services at 6:30pm in the Temple Shalom Sanctuary with reservation.

Services will continue to be accessible on Facebook Group.


To make a reservation for that week’s Temple Sanctuary Shabbat service, you will need to complete a reservation form at There is a Shabbat Registration button on the website home page at that you can press which will take you to the registration page as well. One form must be completed for each family attending each time they attend.

For those without access to a computer, please call Clergy Assistant Halley Gottlieb at (972) 661-1810 ext. 201 to make a reservation.


Space is limited to 100 people per service. Forms must be submitted by Thursday at 5:00pm before the Shabbat service. After the form is submitted, a confirmation will be sent by email that you should have available when you and your family come to services. We are asking that everyone arrive by 6:10pm on Friday evening so that we have time to check in everyone before our 6:30pm service. Our covenant, or brit, for participation can also be found on the registration page and confirmation email.


Safety Protocols will be followed which call for masking and distancing, and no sharing of food or beverage.







Do you have a student in college?

Whether near or far, Temple Shalom wants to stay in touch with them!

Register your student(s) at:



Contact College Connections Chairs Sid & Debbie Scheinberg.




Our Building Infrastructure Task Force and the Temple Shalom Brotherhood continues to be hard at work on important refurbishments to our building. Our hands -AND YOUR HANDS- can save Temple Shalom thousands of dollars.


Weather permitting, we will be working outside priming and painting:

Sundays, October 24 & 31 / November 7, 14 & 28

Starting at 9:00am

Please call or text to let us know you are coming.

Bob Landers (972 672-6311)   Steve Weintraub (214 912-7594)


Come join us. We’ll have tools and supplies waiting for you. All temple members welcome! If you’d like to help in other ways please feel free to supply snacks and refreshments for our volunteers.




Find Your Place at the Table:

Temple Shalom is a great place to volunteer, learn a new skill, and serve your community while making friendships. Meetings will be held via Zoom, or safely, per Covid-19 protocols this year.

Click here to express an area of interest:


or contact Debra Levy-Fritts at



WAIT…there’s more you can do to help, share your thoughts:

Share your thoughts on this moment with your congregation here.

See what others are thinking. Scroll to the bottom and fill in the comment area to post.






Find a COVID-19 vaccine:

Search, text your zip code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find locations near you.



This Week


Monday, October 18

6:00pm Sisterhood Membership Dinner, via Zoom (see below)

2:30pm Knitting Hour, via Zoom (see below)

7:00pm Adult Education Yiddish Reading Class, via Zoom

7:15pm Brotherhood Board Meeting, Boardroom



Wednesday, October 20

5:00pm Mid-week Hebrew, Temple



Thursday, October 21

6:30pm Brotherhood Guys Night Out, The Londoner (see below)



Friday, October 22

6:00pm Share Shabbat greetings with your Temple Shalom family on our Facebook page as we countdown to Shabbat Service


6:30pm Shabbat Service

in the Temple Sanctuary with reservation (see above)

and can be viewed in Facebook group or via livecontrol


8:15pm COVIDeo Chat

Our virtual after service social gathering

Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 828 2086 7321

Passcode: SHABBAT

One tap mobile: +13462487799,,82820867321#,,,,,,0#,,3341545#

Dial by your location: +1 346 248 7799

For security purposes, please RSVP by 8:00pm on Friday to

Toba Reifer at



Saturday, October 23

9:00am Torah Study in the Learning Center with RSVP (see below)

AND via Zoom

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 847 4289 3902

Passcode: 664930

One tap mobile: +13462487799,,631385245#

Dial in information: +1-346-248-7799


10:30am Keaton Pierce Bar Mitzvah Service, Sanctuary

5:30pm Next Dor Bible & BBQ, offsite



Sunday, October 24

9:00am Temple Infrastructure Work Party, Temple Grounds (see above)

9:30am Religious School, Temple Grounds

9:30am Tikkun Olam Shomrei Adamah Meeting, Blumin Ceremonial Room (see below)

12:00pm Youth Program – Tie Dye Event, Temple Grounds (see below)

1:00pm Brotherhood “What Can We Do to Combat Hate?” via Zoom (see above)

1:00pm Sisterhood Sole Sisters Walking Group, offsite (see below)

2:00pm Adult Education Yiddish Writing Class, via Zoom (see below)

4:00pm new time Super Seniors, via Zoom (see below)



Upcoming Events


Monday, October 25

2:30pm Knitting Hour, via Zoom (see below)

7:00pm Adult Education Yiddish Reading Class, via Zoom

7:00pm Temple Executive Committee Meeting, Boardroom


Wednesday, October 27

5:00pm Mid-week Hebrew, Temple

7:30pm Adult Education Data Science and Judaism, via Zoom (see above)


Friday, October 29

6:00pm Religious School Family Shabbat Experience Service, Radnitz Social Hall

(see above)


6:00pm Share Shabbat greetings with your Temple Shalom family on our Facebook page as we countdown to Shabbat Service


6:30pm Shabbat Service

in the Temple Sanctuary with reservation (see above)

and can be viewed in Facebook group or via livecontrol


8:15pm COVIDeo Chat

Our virtual after service social gathering

Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 828 2086 7321

Passcode: SHABBAT

One tap mobile: +13462487799,,82820867321#,,,,,,0#,,3341545#

Dial by your location: +1 346 248 7799

For security purposes, please RSVP by 8:00pm on Friday to

Toba Reifer at


Saturday, October 30

9:00am Torah Study in the Learning Center with RSVP (see below)

AND via Zoom

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 847 4289 3902

Passcode: 664930

One tap mobile: +13462487799,,631385245#

Dial in information: +1-346-248-7799


5:00pm Religious School Family Shabbat Experience Havdallah, Radnitz Social Hall

(see above)


Sunday, October 31

No Religious School




To limit the spread of the virus and keep our congregants as safe as possible, only select in-building events are currently scheduled.

Please go to our website to check for updates.



Please consider, if you are able, making an extra donation toward membership support.

Any personally meaningful amount will help support our membership belonging during this unprecedented and uncertain time. Support our members belonging initiative by going to and choose “Congregant Assistance” for the fund from the drop down menus. Thank you for your continued support of the Temple Shalom family.


Debra Levy-Fritts, President

Rabbi Andrew Paley, Senior Rabbi

Steve Lewis, Executive Director



Knitting Hour

Mondays, 2:30pm via Zoom

We schmooze, create, and talk about creative projects.


Ellen Schwartz, Instructor

Monday, October 18

Meeting ID: 879 5722 6380

Passcode: knitwits

One tap mobile: +13462487799,,87957226380#,,,,*42356290# US

Dial by your location: +1 346 248 7799 US



Markita Gumble, Instructor

Mondays, October 25




Lifelong Learning/Worship Council







Adult Education Committee

Contact Co-Chairs Harriet Bell and Kathryn Frish at





Yiddish Handwriting Class: Write by Hand with Alef-Beys

(the Yiddish Alphabet) 

Learn to write by hand with Alef-Beys (the Yiddish Alphabet). The class assumes no prior ability to read Hebrew or Yiddish.

Sundays: Oct 24; Nov 7, 14; Dec 5, 12

Time: 2:00 – 3:00pm

Location: Class is taught via Zoom


Text: Free download of Mayn Alef-Beys by Kaminski from Yiddish Book Center; Click here to download pdf of text.

To be added to our Yiddish Handwriting class email list, please contact teacher David Katz at



Learn to ReadAlef-Beys (the Yiddish Alphabet)

Learn to read Alef-Beys (the Yiddish alphabet) at an easy and relaxed pace. No prior knowledge of Yiddish is required – so students of all levels and ages are welcome to join the class!

Mondays: Oct 18, 25; Nov 8, 15; and Dec 6, 13

Time: 7:00-8:00pm

Location: Class is taught via Zoom.

To get the Zoom link along with a copy of the Yiddish text, and to be added to our Yiddish class email list, please contact teacher David Katz at




Torah Study

Every Saturday – Join Us For This Exciting Study


In-Person with Reservation (numbers will be limited)

To RSVP for in-person Torah Study please contact the clergy office at 972-661-1810 x201 or email

Safety Protocols will be followed which calls for masking and distancing, and no sharing of food or beverage. Each individual may bring their own if they like.


Torah Study will continue to be accessed via Zoom.

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 847 4289 3902

Passcode: 664930

One tap mobile: +13462487799,,631385245#

Dial in information: +1-346-248-7799


Torah study at Temple Shalom is an interactive, lively and engaging exploration of Torah, Hebrew Bible and related information. Each week, Rabbi Paley leads an exploration into the meaning and influences of biblical texts (in English) and the impact it has on our lives, our communities and our world.

All are welcome to join us at 9:00 AM, Shabbat Morning in the Learning Center and online as we examine the Book of the Prophets. Bring a friend, your own Bible or use one from Temple Shalom and your willingness to learn!

See you this Shabbat!



Adult Education has a webpage of resources for Learning@Home.

The address is

During the COVID-19 social distancing while we Stay At Home, organizations and institutions across the country and around the world are offering a wide range of online classes, lectures and enrichment sessions that you can join from your home. We invite you to broaden your knowledge and enjoy learning. Most of the resources are free at this time.






Traditions presents the Nan Phillips Collection; we are the only Judaica store in the DFW area to carry her artwork.


For in-store Appointments and Questions:

Contact Ellen at or Marsha at

Masks required.


You can always shop anytime at our on-line store Traditions to Go

Our on-line store also accepts PayPal.




Join or Renew your Sisterhood Membership Today!

We are the Sisters of Shalom. Working together for Sisterhood, Spirituality, and Social Good.

Won’t you join us?


Go to to either register and pay online or to download a membership form to put in the mail.




This meeting will now be held via ZOOM.

Meeting ID: 362 253 5092

Passcode: 6930

Please RSVP to Shelley Byers at or 214-418-4902

by October 11th.



Sole Sisters Continue Walking

Sunday, October 24

1:00pm – 2:30pm

Windhaven Meadows Park in Plano

5400 Windhaven Pkwy

Come join us for a little exercise and a lot of fun. In case of rain, meet at Willow Bend Mall on the 2nd floor by Dillard’s. RSVP to Toba




Join or Renew your Brotherhood Membership Today!

Click here to download the application which also includes the online link and QR code.

Click here for online registration.


You don’t want to miss out on all the fun!



Guys Night Out

Thursday, October 21


The Londoner Pub, 14930 Midway Road, Addison

RSVP to James Darling at so we will know how many to prepare for.



Brotherhood Presents: Anti-Defamation League

Sunday, October 24

1:00pm via Zoom

A speaker from the Anti-Defamation League will discuss the current state of antisemitism.


Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 892 3373 0297

Passcode: 149826

One tap mobile: +13462487799,,89233730297#,,,,*149826# US (Houston)



Tikkun Olam Council

Click here for volunteer opportunities, and more!

Contact Chair Theresa Myers at



The Tikkun Olam Council’s ESL team received online training in a new curriculum recently (Burlington ESL), in fulfillment of the grant received from the URJ’s Kraus Initiative, and is set to launch classes! Ten students from around the world will be served by our group of teachers in our new pilot, in partnership with the Refugee Services of Texas.

If you are interested in this effort please email


Caring Congregation

Privacy laws prevent hospitals from giving us personal information — we can only get this information from you. Please contact Halley Gottlieb in the clergy office at or 972-661-1810 ext. 201 with information about illness, hospitalization, death, birth, etc.

Please notify us if you or someone you know needs help during this time. We are continuing to send out condolence cards, get well cards, and Mazel Tov cards for births. Contact Co-Chairs Lonna Rae Silverman and Jacque Comroe at



Tutors Needed for ESL Online

Refugees served by the Refugee Services of Texas have been taking classes over Zoom with ESL tutors. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Temple Shalom will be fulfilling our technology and tutoring grant from the Kraus Initiative and we would love for you to join us in teaching and learning with newcomers to the United States, and Texas!


Shomrei Adamah – “Guardians of the Earth”

Monthly Meeting: Sunday, October 24


Blumin Ceremonial Room (next to Clergy Offices)

The mission of Temple Shalom’s “green team” is to fulfill our Jewish obligations to leave the earth in good condition for our descendants; not to destroy that which belongs to God; and to act as guardians of the earth by teaching and practicing sustainability throughout every aspect of our organization, including working on environmental awareness with Temple Shalom youth in our religious school.

Please contact Nina Minney at to indicate your interest in all things “green,” at Temple Shalom.


Click here for our Sustainability in the Covid Era information.




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 Theresa Myers at



Temple Shalom’s Interfaith Women’s Group

Embrace has been getting together for ten years with the women from the Islamic Center in Irving and the Northwood Church in Keller, an Evangelical Church.

We welcome new members so if you would like to join us please contact Chairperson Jane Lachman at 972-735-0133 or email



Help the Following Organizations Help Others

by Donating to Their Wish Lists


Equal Heart and Refugee Services of Texas


For Updates on Jewish Family Service, click on the links below.




Food Pantry:


Emergency Housing


Restaurant workers/SHEF Emergency assistance fund:



Connections Council


Super Seniors

For the 65+ crowd.

Questions or activity ideas:

Contact Lonna Rae Silverman at

Guys and Gals, are you ready to join the fun?



Sunday, October 24

Presenter: Gary Schwartz

Topic: An Obsession: “The Fate of a German Jewish Family”

4:00pm (note new time) – via Zoom

You don’t have to be a senior to attend. Looking forward to seeing you to hear his story!


Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 837 0946 2057

Passcode: 528553

One tap mobile: +13462487799,,83709462057#,,,,*528553# US (Houston)

Dial by your location: +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

Find your local number:




Young Adult Connection

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

Contact YAC with ideas for fun at



Young Families Group

For families with children 10 and younger.


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:



Community Events


History Highlights: Remembering Kristallnacht

Thursday, November 4   

7:00pm via Zoom

On November 9 and 10, 1938, Nazi leaders executed a campaign of violence and destruction on Jews in Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia. Though Jews were ostracized and stripped of their rights beginning in 1933, Kristallnacht, or “Night of Broken Glass,” was the first instance of organized mass violence toward and arrest of Jews under the Nazis. Join Dr. Sara Abosch-Jacobson, Barbara Rabin Chief Education Officer, and Felicia Williamson, Director of Library and Archives, for a discussion of Kristallnacht and its aftermath and a presentation of related artifacts in the Museum’s collection.

Go to to order your tickets. Please register for one ticket per device used.


Special Exhibition

The Book Smugglers: Partisans, Poets, & the Race to Save Jewish Treasures from the Nazis

“Would you risk your life to save a book?” That is the underlying question of The Book Smugglers, on view through January 2, 2022.

   The Book Smugglers is the nearly unbelievable true story of ghetto residents who rescued thousands of rare books and manuscripts by hiding them on their persons, burying them in bunkers, and smuggling them across borders. Set in Vilna, Lithuania, known as the “Jerusalem of Lithuania” for its Jewish culture rich with art, music, literature, poetry, theater, and opera, a small group of partisans and poets risked everything to save Jewish cultural treasures.



Organizations helping to provide assistance for those impacted by Hurricane Ida.

The Jewish Federations of North America

Nechama: Jewish Response to Disaster

What Dallas Can Do to Help, D Magazine:



Emergency Assistance

Available for Dallas Jewish Community

Emergency Financial Assistance Still Available for the Jewish Community to help with housing and/or utility payments due to economic impacts of COVID-19.


Emergency Financial Assistance Still Available for the Jewish Community Impacted by February 2021 Winter Storm.



Get Help from JFS Dallas




Prior to COVID, Network was serving over 150 families per week in the Food Pantry. That number has grown to 700 per week. Without the help of volunteers we are not able to continue to maintain this service level.


Whether you are working from home, are retired or have a student who needs volunteer hours, we need you! Students 16 and up can sign up to volunteer in our Food Pantry and Clothing Closet.


Safety protocols are in place with temperature checks and mask and glove requirements. We are also putting limits on the number of volunteers that can be working at once to better manage our work areas.


Please consider signing up for a shift today at

Volunteers are needed Monday-Thursday from 7:30am to 4pm, Friday 10am to Noon and Saturday from 8:30am to 2pm.


 JWV: A Jewish voice for Veterans; a Veteran’s voice for Jews since 1896

We always welcome new members to our Post.

Dr. Harvey J. Bloom Post 256, Dallas

Check-out Our Facebook Page: JWV256Dallas


For more information about the Jewish War Veterans and their 125 history of service to Veterans you can view this video. 





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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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