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November 23, 2020

The Welcome Bag Delivery Program

has added new spots!

Thank you to those of you who have volunteered to bring a little bit of Shabbat to some of our newer members. Want to bring some sunshine to someone? Click Welcome Bag Delivery Dates and sign up for either 12/4 or 12/18!

 

Questions? Email Monica Susman at msusman@templeshalomdallas.org.

We can’t do this without you!

 

 

 

 

We are still dreaming…

dreaming about the goals of our Blueprint 2025, determined to move toward them, focused on our future, on our children. Our Youth Commission’s recommendations for Religious School will be shared in early 2021. The success of our Annual Fund will determine our momentum and ability to implement those ideas. We must still dream. Please propel our momentum with any meaningful gift. Together we will bring the dreams we have for our Temple Shalom children to life.

We thank you for your gift to support our campaign. We are so glad you are with us, for connecting, friendship and fun.

 

TEMPLESHALOMDALLAS.ORG/DONATE

 

or contact Executive Director Steve Lewis at:

slewis@templeshalomdallas.org

 

 

 

Updates and Community Resources on Covid-19

 

Please check our website regularly for updates.

Staff and Clergy will be working offsite and responding to emails as they are able. We appreciate your patience during this time.

 

 

This Week

 

Monday, November 23

2:30pm Knitting Hour with Cantor Avery – via Zoom

Meeting ID: 898 3822 2319

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89838222319

One tap mobile: +13462487799,,89838222319# US (Houston)

 

7:00pm Temple Executive Committee Meeting via Zoom

 

 

Tuesday, November 24

7:00pm Temple Shalom Gathers with Rabbi Paley & Cantor Avery

Meeting ID: 842 1526 7465

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84215267465

One tap mobile: +13462487799,,84215267465#

Listen by telephone: +1 346 248 7799

 

 

Wednesday, November 25

Building Closes 1:00pm

 

 

Thursday, November 26

Happy Thanksgiving

 

 

Friday, November 27

Temple Offices Closed for Thanksgiving

 

5:30pm going live for gathering and schmoozing

6:00pm Shabbat Service

We are broadcasting both through Facebook Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/templeshalomdallas/

 

8:00pm COVIDeo Chat

Our virtual after service social gathering

Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82820867321?pwd=TjRjMXV6SnhIZUt1QktWQTVVTmF2 Zz09

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 Noon Friday to Toba Reifer at reifernotary@gmail.com. You can also email her with any questions.

 

 

Saturday, November 28

9:00am Torah Study via Zoom

Meeting ID: 847 4289 3902

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84742893902

Passcode: 664930

Listen by telephone: +1-346-248-7799

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

Monday, November 30

2:30pm Knitting Hour with Cantor Avery – via Zoom

Meeting ID: 898 3822 2319

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89838222319

One tap mobile: +13462487799,,89838222319# US (Houston)

 

7:00pm Sisterhood Rosh Chodesh Kislev

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81543568072

Meeting ID: 815 4356 8072

Passcode: 6930

Dial in by phone: 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

 

7:00pm Brotherhood Movember Speakers

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87426198803?pwd=amY1MnN2SzFCWDBkK3o2VWpyaUFwZz09

Meeting ID: 874 2619 8803

Passcode: 694550

 

 

Tuesday, December 1

7:00pm Temple Shalom Gathers with Rabbi Paley & Cantor Avery

Meeting ID: 842 1526 7465

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84215267465

One tap mobile: +13462487799,,84215267465#

Listen by telephone: +1 346 248 7799

 

 

Wednesday, December 2

12:00pm Lunch and Learn

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88219805264

Meeting ID: 882 1980 5264

Passcode: 831365

 

5:30pm Group Meditation with Cantor Avery

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87254340758

Meeting ID: 872 5434 0758

One tap mobile: +13462487799,,87254340758# US (Houston)

 

 

Friday, December 4

5:30pm going live for gathering and schmoozing

6:00pm Shabbat Service

We are broadcasting both through Facebook Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/templeshalomdallas/

 

8:00pm COVIDeo Chat

Our virtual after service social gathering

Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82820867321?pwd=TjRjMXV6SnhIZUt1QktWQTVVTmF2 Zz09

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 Noon Friday to Toba Reifer at reifernotary@gmail.com. You can also email her with any questions.

 

 

Saturday, December 5

9:00am Torah Study via Zoom

Meeting ID: 847 4289 3902

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84742893902

Passcode: 664930

Listen by telephone: +1-346-248-7799

 

10:30am Kirschner Bar Mitzvah Service at Temple

 

5:30pm Havdallah & Kids Movie Night at Temple (see below)

 

 

Sunday, December 6

9:30am Religious School on Temple Grounds

 

9:30am Tots Academy on Temple Grounds

 

10:00am Sisterhood Tycher Library Presentation (see below)

 

11:00am Religious School On-line Learning

 

1:00pm Youth Choir via Zoom

 

Most on-site events are cancelled thru December.

We’ll let you know about any rescheduling as it occurs.

Please go to our website to check for updates.

www.templeshalomdallas.org

 

 

 

 

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 https://templeshalomdallas.org/donate/ and choose “Special” for the campaign and “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

 

 

 

Monday – Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm

Wednesday, November 25 9:00am – 12:00pm

*(building closed November 26 & 27)

Wednesday, Dec. 9 during Mid-week Hebrew

 

 

Join a Community Conversation, share your story and interests, and get to know other members this fall.

Our intention is to gather in small groups (online) to learn from you, and create community. Our facilitators are excited to spend time with you!

Please review the sign-up genius here, and select the available slot that best suits your schedule. Please select only one session option. If sessions fill up, we will maintain a waiting list for our next round of conversations. Your small group, community conversation will last 1.5 – 2 hours, and will allow us to get to know one another and have thoughtful conversations.

Please know that members who are not able to join us via our online meeting format have the opportunity for a conference call formatted conversation. No matter the format you choose, your facilitator will contact you to confirm your slot, and to provide you with details and your conference number or Zoom link!

If you have any questions, please email adulted@templeshalomdallas.org and THANK YOU FOR SIGNING UP!

 

 

Knitting Hour with Cantor Avery

Mondays 2:30pm

Bring any creative projects you are working on, needle point, crocheting, knitting, coloring, beading, etc… We will schmooze, create, and connect. Further into our time together, we will talk about creative projects we can work on as mitzvah projects.

 

Meeting ID: 898 3822 2319

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89838222319

One tap mobile: +13462487799,,89838222319# US (Houston)

 

 

Temple Shalom Gathers – Turn out, tune in and drop by!

Tuesdays at 7:00pm

Come join Rabbi Paley and Cantor Avery along with your Temple Shalom family each week as we check in, say hello and catch up. Invite a friend, grab your family and take a little time out of your day for some learning, laughing and connecting. See you soon!

Meeting ID: 842 1526 7465

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84215267465

One tap mobile: +13462487799,,84215267465#

Listen by telephone: +1 346 248 7799

 

 

Group Meditation with Cantor Avery

Wednesdays at 5:30pm

December 2nd, 9th & 16th / January 6th

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87254340758

Meeting ID: 872 5434 0758

One tap mobile: +13462487799,,87254340758# US (Houston)

 

 

 

 

Click here to see the current newsletter.

 

 

 

Links for all Temple services, classes and activities are listed in the calendar at the top.

 

 

Lifelong Learning/Worship Council

Contact lifelonglearning@templeshalomdallas.org.

 

 

 

https://templeshalomdallas.org/youth-programming/

 

 

 

Adult Education Committee

Contact Co-Chairs Harriet Bell and Nathan Axelrod at adulted@templeshalomdallas.org.

 

 

Lunch and Learn

Wednesdays (no class November 25th)

12:00pm

“Together and Apart: The Future of Jewish Peoplehood” 

This class will examine the forces dividing the Jewish people today, including nationalism, antisemitism, dual-loyalty, and identity politics; and it imagines new conceptual frameworks that can help sustain and grow the story of our people.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88219805264

Meeting ID: 882 1980 5264

Passcode: 831365

 

 

Torah Study

Every Saturday – Join Us For This Exciting Study

9:00am

Start your Shabbat morning with lively learning led by Rabbi Paley as we explore the Torah and its influence on many important topics affecting us today. We study the Torah’s impact on Art, Education, Science and Medicine, Acts of Mercy and Kindness to name just a few, using the Global Impact Bible as a resource.

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84742893902

Meeting ID: 847 4289 3902

Passcode: 664930

One tap mobile: +13462487799,,631385245#

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

 

 

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

The address is https://templeshalomdallas.org/learninghome/

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.

 

 

Yiddish Reading Class

Zoom Meetings: Sundays

Learn to read Yiddish with the Hebrew alphabet at an easy and relaxed pace. Students will read and enjoy stories and songs – all from the original Yiddish. Along the way, students will also learn basic Yiddish conversation and even learn to tell a Yiddish joke or two. No prior knowledge of Yiddish is required – so students of all levels and ages are welcome to come!

 

To learn about Zoom Address and scheduling future Zoom meetings, please contact teacher David Katz at yiddish@templeshalomdallas.org.

 

 

 

 

Hanukkah begins December 10th and Traditions has everything you need to make your celebration special.

 

 

Come shop our Hanukkah Boutique and NO TAX DAY December 6th.

We will have a table outside by the religious school and the shop will be open for in-person visits by appointment.

Contact Ellen at melloellen@aol.com or

Marsha at marshalefkof@yahoo.com to make your reservation.

 

And don’t forget, you can also shop at our “Traditions Retail to Go”

https://tinyurl.com/shopTraditions

 

 

 

Sisterhood

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?

Click HERE for the Membership letter from our Sisterhood President.

Click here to complete the on-line membership form and use your credit card via PayPal’s secure credit card processor

Click here to download the membership form and mail your completed form along with a check to: Sisterhood at Temple Shalom, 6930 Alpha Road, Dallas, TX 75240.

 

 

Celebrate Rosh Chodesh Kislev

Monday, November 30 — 7:00pm

“Women’s Role in the History of Jewish Dallas”

Speaker: Jo Reingold

 

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81543568072

Meeting ID: 815 4356 8072

Passcode: 6930

Dial in by phone: 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

 

Tycher Library Presents: Author Diana Bletter

Sunday, December 6 — 10:00am

The Tycher Library, in partnership with Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas’s Israel Partnership 2Gether program, has a special program featuring National Jewish Book award winning author Diana Bletter, an American who made Aliyah to Israel in 1991. In addition to discussing her experiences as an American Jewish woman in Israel, Diana will also discuss her book, The Invisible Thread: A Portrait of Jewish American Women, a unique and vibrant portrait of 60 women exploring how to juggle faith, spirituality and their Jewish identity with their lives, their families, their expectations, and their commitments.

This event will also provide an insight into life in Israel, in Dallas’s Partnership region in the Western Galilee in Northern Israel.

Registration link: https://conta.cc/2GvWOLN

If you have any questions, please contact Karen at: kschlosberg@jewishdallas.org

 

Keep a child warm this winter!

Donate a coat to Hope’s Door New Beginning Center.

Deadline for coat collection is Thursday, Dec. 10th

Sizes: infant through 12 years old – boy or girl

Temple Shalom Sisterhood is teaming up with Hope’s Door New Beginning Center, a women’s shelter, to collect children’s

coats for their holiday event “Joyland”. At the event, parents will get to choose new gifts for their children. Many of Hope’s Door’s clients are low income (and shelter clients are actually considered homeless),

so this is a treat for them and will lift the burden of gift giving at the holidays when money is very tight.

Coats may be purchased through Hope’s Door’s Amazon wish list

https://tinyurl.com/donatecoats or you may drop coats off at many Sisterhood members’ homes. Donation boxes will be on the front porch.

 

7131 Lavendale Avenue, Dallas 75230

4560 Crown Ridge Drive, Plano 75024

6303 Telluride Lane, Dallas 75252

625 Sagebrush Lane, Allen 75002

4220 New Forest Drive, Plano 75093

1134 Pacific Drive, Richardson 75081

 

You may also ship directly to:

Plano Outreach Center, Attn: Beth Leos, 860 F. Ave, Suite 100, Plano 75074

 

If you prefer to donate a different item, we are also collecting children’s books and toys.

Contact Ann Weintraub at ann@amjdesignonline.com with any questions.

 

 

Join Brotherhood today.

Go to https://bit.ly/JoinTSBrotherhood.

 

November is Men’s Health Month

Go to our link: https://us.movember.com/team/2247575 if you want to participate and/or donate.

 

 

 

 

Zoom Information for November 30th

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87426198803?pwd=amY1MnN2SzFCWDBkK3o2VWpyaUFwZz09

Meeting ID: 874 2619 8803

Passcode: 694550

 

 

 

The Brotherhood is trying to help generate blood donations for Carter BloodCare.  

Feel free to call or email me if you have questions.

Leon Harris, Brotherhood Blood Drive Coordinator

214-240-4790 leonharr@aol.com

 

The three closest centers for most Temple Shalom members are listed below .

Sign up link:

https://ww3.greatpartners.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/109795

 

Plano Donor Center- 4701 W. Parker Road – 972-612-2098

Dallas Donor Center- 12829 Preston Road- 972-980-9210

Addison Donor Center- 3955 Belt Line Road- 972-960-8895

 

To honor social distancing:

·     Donors should make an appointment

·     Complete your questionnaire before arriving using Carter BloodCare’s QuickScreen

·     Carter BloodCare staff will greet you and escort you thoroughly and promptly through the donation process, so that you may return to your newly revised daily routines.

 

 

Tikkun Olam Council

Click here for volunteer opportunities, and more!

Contact Chair Theresa Myers at tikkunolam@templeshalomdallas.org.

 

Shomrei Adamah – “Guardians of the Earth”

For more information on the Shomrei Adamah committee, email earth@templeshalomdallas.org.

 

Click here for our Sustainability in the Covid Era information.

 

 

 

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 hgottlieb@templeshalomdallas.org 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 caring@templeshalomdallas.org.

Jo-Ann’s Book of the Week:

 

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 tikkunolam@templeshalomdallas.org. 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!

 

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 blachman@sbcglobal.net or Tikkun Olam Chair Theresa Myers at tikkunolam@templeshalomdallas.org.

 

 

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 embrace@templeshalomdallas.org.

 

 

Help the Following Organizations Help Others

by Donating to Their Wish Lists

Equal Heart, The Migrant Respite Center, Refugee Services of Texas and Jewish Family Service.

https://www.equalheart.org/

http://www.olumc.org/respite-center/

https://www.rstx.org/

https://jfsdallas.org/

 

 

Connections Council

Contact Connections Council at connections@templeshalomdallas.org.

 

Super Seniors

For the 65+ crowd.

Questions or activity ideas: Contact Lonna Rae Silverman at lrsilvermtx@gmail.com.

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

 

 

Young Adult Connection

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

Contact YAC with ideas for fun at youngadults@templeshalomdallas.org

 

 

Young Families Group

For families with children 10 and younger.

Contact youngfamilies@templeshalomdallas.org.

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: lgbtqpride@templeshalomdallas.org.

 

 

 

Quick Links

 

Website: www.templeshalomdallas.org

 

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Community Events

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 thenetwork.org/get-involved

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, December 21 at 7:00pm

Movie Monday: The Book Thief

Click Here for Registration Link

 

In 1938, young orphan Liesel arrives at the home of her new foster parents, Hans and Rosa. When Hans, a kindly housepainter, learns that Liesel cannot read, he teaches the child the wonders of the written language. Liesel grows to love books, even rescuing one from a Nazi bonfire. Though Liesel’s new family barely scrapes by, their situation becomes even more precarious when they secretly shelter a Jewish boy whose father once saved Hans’ life.

 

Space is limited! Please register for one ticket per device used. 

 

 

GREENE FAMILY CAMP REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR SUMMER 2021 – register here now

 

 

Summer 2021 Registration Update

Summer registration is in full swing! Check out summer enrollment HERE to see which students from your congregation are already enrolled for the summer.

 

If you have any corrections to your congregation’s list, please be in contact with McKenzie at msigle@urj.org.

 

Campership Application is NOW OPEN

GFC is pleased to offer partial, need-based financial support or “camperships” to help families send their children to summer camp. The Campership application can be accessed here. Remember, all applicants must register for camp before they apply for a campership. Click here to download the 2021 Campership Checklist!

 

Camperships applications for Summer 2021 will be accepted from September 30 to November 30, 2020. We will continue to accept applications as long as funds are available. If you have any questions about the Campership process, please reach out to Ethan here.

 

Chalutzim 2021

Camp magic continues to grow in new and innovative ways for Summer 2021. We are excited to share that GFC will offer a brand-new, on-camp program for 10th graders this summer! Chalutzim (Pioneers) will incorporate elements of leadership development, social justice, service to campbuilding community with peers from both sessions, and so much more.

The dates for Chaultzim are July 11-August 3, 2021.  

 

 

 

For Updates on Jewish Family Service,

click on the link below.

 

https://jfsdallas.org/jfs-covid-19-updates/

 

Update Letter from JFS regarding food pick-up.

 

 

The Jewish Community Relations Council’s Education Initiative seeks to educate about poverty in Dallas.

Click here to register for upcoming community service opportunities.

 

 

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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