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Weekly Reminders, February 11, 2019
See below for a summary of programs in the coming days and weeks, and for an overview of the entire month, click here to see the current February newsletter.
Two Services This Friday

February 15

Shabbat HaNefesh Music Service with Kol Isha

6:00pm Wine and Cheese Reception in the Congregational Gathering Space

6:30pm Service in the Sanctuary

Religious School Family Shabbat

6:30pm: Shabbat Dinner (RSVP Required)

Here is the link:

7:15pm: Religious School Shabbat Service (Boardroom)

8:00pm: DIY S’mores


Questions regarding the Religious School Service, contact Rabbi Boxman.



Brotherhood Breakfast

History of The Academy Awards — (Is Oscar Really Jewish?)

Featuring Mark Kreditor

Sunday, February 17


Radnitz Social Hall

Come learn and be entertained about the history of this fantastic American Awards

Show and the Jewish influence our people have had on it. Trivia, Jokes, Music, and

Song will make this program a great way to prepare for this year’s Academy Awards!

Breakfast food and beverages will be provided. Donations are encouraged.

Please RSVP to Bob Weinfeld at (972) 814-6214.



Sisterhood CHAI Dinner and Congregational Shabbat Dinner

Friday, February 22

Please join us for this special Shabbat Dinner with CHAI.

Oneg: 6:00pm

Shabbat Service: 6:30pm

Traditional Chicken Dinner: 7:30pm in the Radnitz Social Hall following services

RSVP by February 15. See attached RSVP flyer.

Cost: Adults: $15, Children (6-12): $8, Under 6: Free


RSVP to Linda Young:

by Sunday, February 17th




Marcia Gold

Howard Gottlieb



Quick Links


Temple Calendar

North Satellite



Tikkun Olam/Social Action

Adult Education

Early Childhood Education

Lifelong Learning

Religious School


Young Families

Young Adult Connection

Super Seniors


Traditions Gift Shop


This Week


Monday, February 11

5:30pm Group Meditation with Cantor Avery, Sanctuary

7:00pm Sisterhood Board Meeting, Boardroom


Tuesday, February 12

4:30pm Midweek Hebrew, North Satellite

6:30pm Adult Choir Purim Spiel Rehearsal, Sanctuary


Wednesday, February 13

12:00pm Lunch & Learn, Learning Center

4:30pm Midweek Hebrew, Temple

6:30pm Next Dor, Temple

7:00pm Adult Education Yiddish Class, Boardroom


Thursday, February 14

10:30am Caregivers’ Day Out, Learning Center


Friday, February 15

6:00pm Wine & Cheese Reception, Congregational Gathering Space

6:30pm Shabbat HaNefesh Service, Sanctuary (see above)

Family Shabbat Dinner & Service, 6:30pm, Radnitz Social Hall & Boardroom (see above)


Saturday, February 16

8:45am Torah Study, Learning Center

10:00am Munchkin Minyan, North Satellite (see above)

10:30am Morning Minyan, Epstein Chapel

5:00pm Reese Asher Bar Mitzvah Service, Epstein Chapel


Sunday, February 17

9:00am Brotherhood Breakfast with Mark Kreditor (see above)

9:30am Religious School

9:30am Stay & Schmooze, Congregational Gathering Space

10:30am Talmud with Training Wheels, Boardroom

12:00pm Youth & Teen Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary


Upcoming Events


Monday, February 18

5:30pm Group Meditation with Cantor Avery, Sanctuary

7:15pm Brotherhood Board Meeting, Boardroom


Tuesday, February 19

4:30pm Midweek Hebrew, North Satellite


Wednesday, February 20

12:00pm Lunch & Learn, Learning Center

4:30pm Midweek Hebrew, Temple

6:30pm Next Dor, Temple


Thursday, February 21

6:45pm Brotherhood Guys Night Out, Concrete Cowboy Bar (see below)


Friday, February 22

6:00pm Wine & Cheese Reception, Congregational Gathering Space

6:30pm Shabbat Service, Epstein Chapel

7:30pm Congregational Dinner with CHAI, Radnitz Social Hall (see above)


Saturday, February 23

8:45am Torah Study, Learning Center

9:00am Judaica Study, Room 200

10:30am Munchkin Minyan, Epstein Chapel (see above)

1:30pm Sisterhood Social Action Committee, Learning Center


Sunday, February 24

9:30am Religious School

9:30am Stay & Schmooze, Congregational Gathering Space

9:30am Shomrei Adamah Meeting, Blumin Ceremonial Room

10:30am Talmud with Training Wheels, Boardroom

11:30am Youth Program, Radnitz Social Hall

12:00pm Youth & Teen Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary

12:30pm Brotherhood Softball Draft, Boardroom

3:00pm Sisterhood YES Fund Event, Radnitz Social Hall (see above)




(972) 661-1850

Shop Hours

Sundays 9:30am – 1:30pm

Tuesdays 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Wednesdays 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Fridays 12:00pm – 6:25pm


Celebrate Shabbat

with our lovely selection of Wine Goblets, Candlesticks, decorative Shabbat Candles, Match Holders, Challah Trays, and Havdalah Sets.

Many of our Shabbat items are made by Israeli artists. Our gift shop is run by Our Rockin’ Sisterhood and all profits go to support Temple Shalom!!


Purchase your invitations for the simchas in your life, invitations always 10-25% off. Make an appointment with one of our Invitation Mavens, Harriet Mador (972.898.2277) or Clare Fishman (469.438.9956).


Contact Traditions Director Marsha Lefkof at (214) 354-3548 or visit us on the Temple Shalom website or on Facebook at





Join Sisterhood. Together, we can move mountains.

Click here for the Sisterhood membership application.

Questions? Contact Sisterhood Membership Vice President Ilene Zidow.

We would love to hear from YOU.



Do you play Mah Jongg? Are you thinking of learning how to play? Then, consider pre-ordering the 2019 Mah Jongg Card from Traditions. 100% of the profit from the sale of these cards goes directly back to Temple Shalom. Regular print cards are $8.00; large print cards at $9.00. Cards will arrive by the middle of April.


To pre-order your card, complete the form by February 15th found at Order forms can also be found at Traditions.


For questions, please contact Laney Arndt at




Fill your Shabbat with Shalom and a Special Oneg

Please note that this offer does not apply to Bar and Bat Mitzvah sponsorships since these Onegs are designed to serve larger numbers of guests and provide specialty food items.

Extended until the end of May 2019, Sisterhood is offering Celebration Oneg Sponsorships for $36!!! 

Maybe it’s a birthday, an anniversary, a great report card, a friend visiting from out of town, a job promotion…or no reason at all. We promise it will be special, and your sponsorship will be acknowledged with our table signage.

We look forward to hosting your Oneg. Please contact Chris Harris at or call 972.742.5506 for more information.





Join The League of Extraordinary Mensches!

Click here for the Brotherhood online membership application.



Guys Night Out

Thursday, February 21


Concrete Cowboy Bar 

Star Complex, Frisco

RSVP to David Gordon or Jim Warner

Want to check out the bar? Go to




Lifelong Learning/Worship Council

Contact Rabbi Boxman at


Torah Study

Saturdays, 8:45am in the Learning Center

Start your Shabbat morning with lively learning led by our clergy as we explore the weekly Torah portion.

Bagels and coffee provided by class members.


Judaica Studies

Every other Saturday

9:00am Room 200

Books significant to an understanding of Judaism are selected and studied by class members who lead discussions of the bi-weekly assigned readings.


Talmud with Training Wheels – taught by Rabbi Paley

Sundays when we have religious school

10:30am Boardroom

Have you ever wondered, “What is that Talmud thing? What is Mishna? Where do we get the details about Jewish law? Who are ‘The Rabbis’?” Come check out Talmud with Training Wheels as we answer these many questions and explore the rich history of rabbinic commentary and wisdom about Jewish life, Jewish law and Jewish thinking. No prior experience with Talmud necessary! We’ll bring the materials, you bring the questions!


Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Paley


Noon to 1:00pm Learning Center

Our weekly Lunch and Learn program is an exciting opportunity to engage in conversation with other learners and with Jewish texts concerning important and timely issues. Invite your friends, bring your lunch and enjoy a lively discussion.


Connections Council

Contact Connection Council Chair Kimberly Kort at

Young Adult Connection

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

Contact Janel Cassorla, YAC Chair with ideas for fun at


Super Seniors

For the 65+ crowd.

Questions or activity ideas: Contact Lory Kohleriter at


Young Families Group

For families with children 10 and Younger. Contact

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:


Davening & Dining

Each week, this group enjoys camaraderie, conversation and cuisine at a local restaurant. Dinner times vary depending on the times of Shabbat or holiday services. This group is open to everyone! To receive the weekly email with dining details and RSVP information, please email Toba Reifer, the group’s organizer, at




Tikkun Olam Council

Click here for volunteer opportunities, info on healthcare reform and more!

Contact Chair Debra Levy-Fritts at

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 or Temple Shalom RAC-TX representative Debra Levy-Fritts at


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. There are pre-events happening May 18th as well. Email 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 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


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


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


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 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 or Tikkun Olam Chair Debra Levy-Fritts at


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


Caring Congregation

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 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


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




Worship Council

Please contact our Worship Committee Chair, Mark Stromberg, at provide input about ritual, observance and worship at Temple Shalom.


Community Events
Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission: 2019 Poetry and Visual Art Contest

The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission invites Texas students, grades 6-12, to serve as a witness to the stories of the survivors of the Holocaust and modern genocides. Using what they learn, students can share these stories through poetry and visual art so we can improve our world and prevent future genocides. This year’s contest theme is Texas Survivors. A $250 award will be given to a middle school winner and a $500 award to a high school winner. Submission deadline is February 28, 2019, at 4 p.m. CST.

For contest guidelines, submission information, and questions please visit:


The Jewish Community Relations Council invite Families of Jewish Students in Richardson ISD to meet!

Tuesday, February 19, Noon

Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, 7800 Northaven Rd, Dallas

Connect with families, meet with representatives from the school district and receive resources to help your child be safe, successful and Jewish in the public school system.

Kosher light refreshments served.



Levine Gala

Saturday, March 3 For info, go to



JCRC 7th Annual Interfaith Seder

Tuesday, April 9

6:30 pm

Congregation Shearith Israel, 9401 Douglas Avenue, Dallas

$20 per person ~ Kosher dinner will be served

Open to the community; Pre-registration required ~ Seating is limited

For more information, please email or call 214-615-5293.



Temple Shalom is a proud community sponsor of Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank


Click here for more information on the Anne Frank Exhibit and to reserve a tour spot.


The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance has ongoing events. Check out their website:


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

Click here to register for upcoming community service opportunities.



Worship Services Online


Regular Friday evening Shabbat services can be viewed on the internet for your convenience, when you cannot attend in person. B’nei Mitzvah services and weddings can also be scheduled for webcasting for a fee. All live webcasts are also recorded and can be viewed “on-demand” at other times.


To view a Shabbat service live or on-demand, go to the Temple Shalom website and navigate to Worship or Multi-media. Click on ‘Services online’ and follow the directions. We also stream services on our Facebook page.


B’nei Mitzvah and Weddings are password protected. To view one of these events live, viewers must obtain a password from the sponsoring family. The sponsoring family will also have a link for viewing the archive of a special event.



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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