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Have a question? Email Sisterhood President Laurel Fisher at sisterhoodpresident@templeshalomdallas.org

Sisterhood Membership

Come Rock With Us! Together We Can Move Mountains! 

Questions? Contact Sisterhood VP Membership Ilene Zidow at ilene.zidow@gmail.com or Sisterhood Treasurer Dawn Kaufman at dawnkaufman57@gmail.com.

Temple Shalom Sisterhood Executive Board

To find a Sisterhood Board member click here: Sisterhood Board 2019-2021

Let us introduce you to our new board members:

VP of our Social Committee …Toni Lachman

You’ve probably seen Toni, even if you haven’t met her.  She’s a member of our Temple Board, serves on the Adult Education Committee, and has been Sisterhood’s Corresponding Secretary for the past year.  When Toni lived in Fort Worth, she was Sisterhood President for two consecutive terms and has served on the WRJ SW District Board.  In Toni’s words, “Sisterhood has always been an important part of my life.”  Thank you, Toni, for your commitment to the Sisters of Shalom and to our community.

Corresponding Secretary…Beverly Cavalli-Kerr

We are happy to introduce you to the newest member of Sisterhood’s Executive Board, Beverly Cavalli-Kerr, who will become our new Corresponding Secretary.  Beverly has been a member of Temple Shalom since 1996, and has been a Sunday morning volunteer at Traditions for 6 years. She has been married to her wonderful husband Allan Kerr for 6 years.  She has two children, Haden 19 and Lexi 17. Both children attended Temple Shalom as toddlers and taught Sunday school and Hebrew school. Beverly looks forward to joining our board and becoming more involved with Sisterhood.

Sisterhood Supports Temple Shalom

Anticipating the needs of the congregation as we begin to re-open our beautiful building, Sisterhood is proud to present $5,000 to the Temple to help defray some of the costs associated with this process. Our long standing tradition of support to the congregation could not be possible without our dedicated members. Thank YOU for being a part of the Sisters of Shalom.

Sisterhood/Brotherhood Family Feud a HUGE Success!

Even though this annual event went virtual for the first time, our MC Dennis Eichelbaum did a fabulous job in keeping the event fun and exciting.  And, no surprise (to us at least) Sisterhood WON again – making it FIVE times in a row!  A HUGE thank you to everyone involved in the planning, producing, and playing of the game.  Can’t wait for next year.

Say Hi to CHAI Drive-by Parade a HUGE Success!

Thank you to the organizer, Robyn Carafiol and Gail Davidson, and the more than 30 cars that joined us to say Hi to our CHAI members.  The drive-by parade went to all 5 of the CHAI houses with balloons flying and horns honking to deliver “goody” bags to the residents.  Read the write up in July’s TJP Post by clicking on the picture below. 


News from WRJ Southwest

Read about what’s happening in our WRJ Southwest District by clicking HERE to find the Southwest District Schmooze.

Shalom Bayit (Peace in the Home)

Jewish law includes within it a blueprint for a just and ethical society, where everyone gives to one another, helps one another and protects one another. Sisterhood’s Social Action Committee, Shalom Bayit, has adopted Family Violence as it’s platform. Now is the time you can help protect those faced with family violence.

We are proud to announce that Temple Shalom will be part of the new Reproductive Health and Rights Campaign of the WRJ/RAC!
“Domestic violence is a reproductive justice issue because those who experience intimate partner violence often experience reproductive control, birth control sabotage, and/or sexual assault, all of which can lead to unintended pregnancy”. (from JWI)

To get involved in Shalom Bayit or for more information, contact Lori Kleinfield (ldk216@aol.com) or Gwynne Waldorf (newyorkches@gmail.com).  Check out Sisterhood’s Upcoming Events page to find out about our next meeting.

Temple Shalom Sisterhood Recognition

Sisterhood received two Or Ami awards. Our YES Fund event last February featuring Susan Bass and Mark Kreditor at the piano will receive an Honorable Mention and our Shalom Bayit Social Justice Panel Discussion will receive a Bronze Award. The Or Ami “Light of My People” Award for Special Achievement is given to recognize exemplary social justice, community service, and educational programming that serves as a model for other WRJ Districts and sisterhoods.  Mazel Tov to us!

We Care

Sisterhood We Care Committee’s purpose is to provide friendship, support and strength to our sisters through all of life’s special moments.  We Care volunteers bring cheer to our sisters who are ill or in need of help in short term situations. We are collectively here for all of our members and happy to have new faces on the We Care Committee.   Please contact Carol Preite at 972-618-4094, Laurel Fisher at sisterhoodpresident@templeshalomdallas.org, or Ilene Zidow at ilene.zidow@gmail.com, if there is something that we can do to assist you or if you would like to become a member of the We Care Committee.   Should  you have a special need during this challenging time, please let us know and we will respond as possible. 


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  • Pink Teal Shabbat
  • SH General Meeting
  • SH Little sister yoga
  • FTP Traditions 4 2018
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  • CHAI Hanukkah volunteers
  • SH Interfaith Beth Jerri and speaker
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  • SH Laurel Fisher and Ann Weintraub