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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 2019-20

2020 Woman of Valor:  Julie Gothard

Julie was raised in Dallas, graduated from JJ Pearce, is a University of Texas alumni, attended Religious school at Temple Shalom, and has celebrated many life cycle events at Temple Shalom including her marriage.

She is the busy mother of three teenage children (Mikayla, Lindsay, and Jeremy) and the proud wife of Dr. Sander Gothard. When Julie is not busy traveling, exercising, or working, she is volunteering in the community, sitting on the Jewish Family Service Executive Board as Vice-President, and involved with Sisterhood events, such as the Paid Up Membership dinner which she just co-chaired.

Mazel tov, Julie!! You are exemplary in everything you do and we are so proud to call you our Sister!

Please join us on April 5, 2020 when we will recognize Julie during our Spring Event and Woman of Valor celebration. Click HERE for more information.

News from WRJ Southwest

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

Annual Sisterhood Mahjongg Tournament a HUGE Success – AGAIN!

On February 16th, over 100 women gathered to take part in Temple Shalom Sisterhood’s Annual Mahjongg Tournament.  With all cash prizes, door prizes and lots of snacks everyone seemed to have a good time.  Congratulations to Teresa Braunschweig for taking 1st place, and $250, with a total score of 215 points.  Get ready for next year’s tournament on February 22, 2021. 

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.

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) needs to be reauthorized. (Click HERE to learn more about the law.) VAWA addresses domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. It funds shelter services, legal assistance, hotlines, counseling and prevention programs. The House recently passed HR 1585, the Violence Against Women Re-authorization Act of 2019, with bipartisan support! The Senate has yet to pass its version. For the Senate, there appears to be three sticking points: expanded protections for LGBTQ people and Native American women, and a gun safety provision.

We are proud to announce that Temple Shalom will be part of the new Reproductive Health and Rights Campaign of the WRJ/RAC! Shira Feinberg, Colleen Kravulski and Gwynne Waldorf are our new Reproductive Health and Rights chairpersons.
“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 will receive two Or Ami awards which will be presented at the Fried Women’s Conference in April. 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

We Care volunteers bring cheer to our sisters who are ill. They deliver candy/flowers, run errands and so forth. These are generally short term situations. If you would like to volunteer please contact Ann Weintraub, ann@amjdesignonline.com, 214-802-4726 or Carol Preite,  cpreite@prodigy.net,  972-997-8192.

Start a new Tradition and volunteer at Traditions!

We are currently looking for several people to work in Traditions Gift shop.  No experience necessary; all training will be provided. 

If you like talking to people, can work a 2-3 hour shift at least 2 days a month, and aren’t afraid to work a cash register, this might be the perfect opportunity.   As an added bonus, you’ll receive a 15% discount on all regularly priced merchandise.  Volunteers are needed during the week (Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday) and on Sundays.

For more information contact Marsha Lefkof (marshalefkof@yahoo.com) or Laney Arndt (laney229@gmail.com)

Come Join the Traditions Team!

Traditions is Holding a Vintage Judaica Sale

Traditions is still accepting gently used Judaica for our Vintage Judaica corner.  Come shop the great collection of much loved-gently used Vintage Judaica that has already been donated to Traditions.  As always, 100% of proceeds go back to Sisterhood.   Contact Ellen Schwartz for further information, melloellen@aol.com.


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