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Contact Chair Debra Levy-Fritts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com.
Our next meeting will be Thursday, August 30
10:30am – 1:00pm
Hosted by the women of the Northwood Church at a residence in North Richland Hills
We will carpool, so please RSVP to Jane.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Help Rebuild Areas Impacted by Hurricane Harvey:
Nechama – a Jewish Response to Disaster
An informative guide to their work can be found here.
“You may contact Nechama directly at www.nechama.org, but let us know about your experience: email@example.com!”
You can follow them on:
Hurricane, Fire, Earthquake and Gun Victim Relief Efforts
Natural disasters continue to harm and devastate. Click here.
Other immediate, and more long-term relief and recovery assistance resources are located on our Temple Shalom website.
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 Chairs Debra Levy-Fritts or Jody Pearson 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 Tikkun Olam 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:
“If David Letterman had a Top 10 list of cliche’s about grief, these would be on it:
“G-d never gives us more than we can handle.”
“She/he is in a better place.”
“G-d took your loved one to be a flower in his bouquet.”
“It’s not for us to ask why?”
“It’s for the best.”
“Time heals the hurt.”
What the ancient griever, Job, observed 3,000 years ago sums it up in one word: worthless. After the death of his 10 children and barraged with ‘comfort’ from three insensitive friends, he observed, ‘Does not the ear test words as the tongue tastes food?’ “ (Job 12:11)
Grievers Ask by Harold Ivan Smith
LIFT: Literacy Instruction for Texas
This year, we are developing strategies to reach additional students, and assist LIFT with a public awareness campaign focused on adult literacy. Your involvement impacts lives – please consider volunteering with us as a teacher, or an assistant. There are many ways to help and support LIFT at Shalom! Contact email@example.com to become involved.
Someone in your life, that you see everyday may need our ESL class at Temple Shalom, or an Adult Basic Literacy or High School Equivalency class at LIFT. Can’t volunteer for our classes? There are other ways to become involved.
Become a Reading Partner
For more information or to sign-up, please visit www.readingpartners.org
Cooking for The Stewpot
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will begin again in the Fall. Save the Date: October 14th.