Connections/Belonging Council

Isn’t It Time You Made A Connection?

The Connections/Belonging Council assists Temple Shalom members and prospective members in making connections. Under its umbrella are the Super Senior, College Connections, LGBTQ Pride, Young Adults, Holiday Celebrations, Davening & Dining and other groups that make Temple Shalom a warm, friendly place! Whether you have a lot of time or just a little or whether you’ve been a Temple Shalom member or decades or just days, we have a spot for you!


The Belonging Committee works closely with prospective members to introduce them to all facets of Temple Shalom and the Dallas Jewish community, should they be new to our city.   We also welcome new members and help them get connected to Temple in a way that is meaningful to them.  It heats up right before the High Holy Days and the start of religious school, but has year-round volunteer opportunities as we help new members become involved in Temple life.  Belonging events include our annual Open House and other events throughout the fall. Being a part of the Belonging Committee is a great way to share your knowledge and love of, and experiences at, Temple Shalom. Contact Monica Susman, Coordinator of Belonging.



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!

For information on our activities, contact Chair Kimberly Kantor at Check us out on Facebook, too!



Please join Temple Shalom as we partner with Temple Emanu-El and the Jewish Community Center at Dallas Pride this year with an outdoor booth. Temple Shalom is seeking volunteers to represent Temple Shalom’s J-Pride at the outdoor booth. This is a fantastic opportunity to greet visitors, hand out swag, and represent Temple Shalom’s Pride!

Before or after your volunteer shift, check out the rest of the festival!
To Volunteer:

When: Saturday, June 4ᵗʰ 11:00am – 7:00pm
Location: Fair Park; Centennial, Automobile Buildings, Esplanade, Entrance area near DART Gate

Festival Hours:
Centennial and Vendors: 11am – 7pm
Teen Pride and Family Pride: 11am – 6pm Esplanade Festival & Concerts: 11am – 9pm
Tickets & Admission: Children 1-12: Free / Ages 13-19: $5 / Ages 20+: $10

More about Dallas Pride:
The festivities begin on Saturday, June 4, in Fair Park with the Dallas Pride Music Festival, a family- friendly event featuring a variety of musical and dance performances on both the outdoor main stage and on an indoor community stage. More than 200 vendors will have booths to see and shop at the festival.

Family Pride
Family Pride Zone, an area designed for families, will feature several bounce houses, face painting, entertainment for the kids and the Pride Train ride in the Automobile Building at Fair Park.

Teen Pride
The festival also features Teen Pride, which fosters a safe environment for LGBTQ+ youth ages 13 to 19 and their friends to enjoy live entertainment from artists and DJs, and other age-appropriate activities.

Animal Adoptions
Local animal rescue groups will also be on-site for guests to meet a possible new furry family member. With indoor and outdoor activities and plenty to eat, see and shop, this is a day of fun for all ages.

Music Festival
The Dallas Pride Music Festival is Saturday, June 4, 11am to 7pm, in Fair Park. Tickets are on sale at Watch Dallas Pride’s social media for daily updates on ticket sales and other event news.



  • W 4 24 event Stacey Behrendt, Monica, DN
  • W 4 24 Sophie and James Darling
  • W Belonging Committee 4 24 2022
  • W 4 24 Havdallah North
  • W 4 24 Havdallah candle prayers
  • North program photo 4 22 2022
  • W 4 24 North event RP James and Sophie Darling

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