Tikkun Olam LIFT: Temple Shalom Education Initiative

DID YOU KNOW THAT WE HAVE AN EDUCATION INITIATIVE WITHIN TEMPLE SHALOM’S TIKKUN OLAM COUNCIL?

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Temple Shalom is focused on bringing about access to education and learning through engaging with community projects and partners to impact our Dallas neighbors, ages 0-120! We want to make a difference by laying the groundwork in children’s lives for a healthy start, working with school aged children on skills, and working with adults to introduce our English language, or to remediate and teach skills not attained through our educational system. Join us in this work by emailing tikkunolam@templeshalomdallas.org.

LIFT at SHALOM: LIFT ESL classes onsite classes meet on Mondays and Wednesdays.

You may not be aware, but LIFT (lift-texas.org) is a provider of adult basic literacy classes, serving adults who are low-literate or who never learned to read. As our signature partner, LIFT will be working with us in a number of ways throughout the year. LIFT volunteers and staff members will be encouraging family literacy and raising awareness that reading is food for thought! Volunteers are needed for a variety of activities. We’d love to tell you more, or have you come observe a class. Upcoming training opportunities will be available, check the monthly newsletter(s) and weekly e-news!Contact LIFT Chair Debra Levy-Fritts at lift@templeshalomdallas.org for further information, and to be added to our list of volunteers.
Education Initiative Resources
Our Temple Shalom Education Initiative is focused on education throughout the lifespan. We seek to address barriers to education, as well as the supports necessary to encourage a lifetime of learning for all ages. Check out these resources on education, and look for opportunities to learn and participate!
Early Childhood – High School
First3Years the Infant Mental Health Association of Texas addresses teacher education regarding infant and toddler mental health.
Reading Partners addresses reading intervention for K-6th graders in DISD.
Communities in Schools, Dallas Region or North Texas Communities In Schools provides behavioral and academic support to students K-12. School Years:
JCRC Early Childhood Education Initiative: JCRC Education Initiative  Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas
Adult Education
Safe Conversations: Good communication at every level of our lives is the foundation for emotional safety, and a life time of learning. Safe Conversations (safeconversations.org) is an organization that believes “it’s the quality of our relationships that determine the quality of society. How we interact with each other in our families, schools, workplaces and communities provides the key to our emotional, physical and economic well-being – and the stability of the society in which we live”.
Lifelong learning resources: National Resource Center for Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes at Northwestern University http://nrc.northwestern.edu/2016/08/olli-resources/.
And, of course, Lifelong Jewish Learning through the Melton School. https://www.meltonschool.org/
Our Signature Partner: LIFT- Literacy Instruction for Texas at lift-tx.org. To get involved with LIFT or our overall education initiative at Temple Shalom, email lift@templeshalomdallas.org.