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We are the Sisters of Shalom.
Working together for Sisterhood, Spirituality and Social Good.

Sisterhood is a great place to cultivate new friendships while enjoying study, worship, advocacy and social events. Your participation provides assistance to our Temple, our youth and the community.

Have a question? Email Sisterhood President Laurel Fisher at laurelbfisher@gmail.comm

Shalom Bayit – Social Justice Presentation 1/14/2021

On Thursday, January 14th, SMU Professor Natalie Nanasi spoke at our January General Meeting about advocating for women’s rights against violence as well as gun surrender programs and laws for abusers.  Now it’s time to do our part.  Please look at the documents below and use them to call, email, or write to your Texas or US Senators and Representatives.  Tell them that NOW is the time to stop gun violence and to protect our citizens. 

Sample Phone Template Sample Email or Letter Template Proposed US Senate Gun Legislation (includes contact info)
Proposed Texas Gun Legislation
(includes contact info)
Extreme Risk Fact Sheet Temple Shalom Writing Campaign PPT

Social Justice Group Coat Drive

Toda Rabah to the Sisters of Shalom as well as other members of Temple Shalom’s congregation for stepping up and donating approximately 70 coats for the holiday event, “Joyland” at Hope’s Door New Beginnings!!!  A huge thank you to Ann Weintraub and Staci Mendelsohn for organizing this very needed drive.  The note below is from Hope’s Door.
“On behalf of the clients at Hope’s Door New Beginning Center we want to thank you for the generous gift of coats for the children in our service.  As basic as it may seem to some of us, for those with very little, a new coat is a luxury.  Many of the children coming to our emergency shelters have nothing bu the clothing they are wearing.  These coats will be a blessing as the days and night gets colder.  We are most grateful.”   Beth Leos, Volunteer Program Manager

Temple Shalom Sisterhood is thrilled to announce your 2021 Woman of Valor:


Ali is truly a little vessel of pure sunshine!  Her bubbly personality led her to cheerleading captain and her intelligence and hard work enabled her to graduate 3rd in her class. While raising a family, Ali and her wonderful, supportive husband made the move to Dallas. As they were looking for a Jewish home, a friend showed them around Temple Shalom and they knew it was the right fit. We can all thank Bernice Pollins, of blessed memory, for bringing her into the Sisterhood fold. Her incredible writing skills were put to good use as editor of the E-Schmooze, and her amazing organizational skills contributed to multiple, successful silent auctions for the annual Woman of Valor event. As Co-President of Sisterhood, Ali led with charm, enthusiasm, dedication, and compassion.

Ali is also a vibrant Temple Shalom member.  She has co-chaired or been heavily involved with 3 art auctions, Food Truck Palooza, the Fundraising committee, Community Conversations, and the Buddy Family program. Ali became a proud adult Bat Mitzvah at Temple Shalom. One of her favorite Temple activities is Friday night Greeter where her beautiful smile provides a lovely welcome to Shabbat. She also leads Fantasy Football with Julie Eichelbaum, which she takes very seriously! In addition to her love of sports, Ali loves to dance, write poetry, spend time with her children and grandchildren, and travel all around Europe.

Beyond Temple Shalom, Ali has helped with the Interfaith Seder and volunteers at the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, where she is training to be a docent. 

Everyone who knows Ali – your 2021 Woman of Valor- feels blessed to have her in their life!  Mazel Tov.

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


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, Ilene Zidow at ilene.zidow@gmail.com, or Laurel Fisher at sisterhoodpresident@templeshalomdallas.org 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.