Tikkun Olam Service Opportunities

Dallas Dinner Table 2020! Temple Shalom once again hosted over 30 people who engaged in meaningful conversations about race, inclusion and diversity. Every MLK Day evening for many years, these connections and conversations have been happening here at Temple Shalom and around Dallas. Here’s to everyone who came out all across the city, and to our Temple Shalom volunteers, our staff (we love you Slava), and Cantor Devorah Avery who made the evening so great. May what we learned reach and touch the heart of another one and another one. Thank you, Dallas Dinner Table – https://dallasdinnertable.com/about-dallas-dinner-table/

JFS Resale Shop: When you give GOOD STUFF, we can do GREAT THINGS.

The JFS Resale Shop inventory is provided from the gently-used donations from individuals, families and businesses in the greater Dallas area. Please take a few moments to review our list of acceptable and unacceptable items.

Donations drop off:
You can drop off your donations of gently-used items at The Resale Shop or Jewish Family Service during the below mentioned hours.

The Resale Shop (2120 E. Belt Line, Richardson 75081)
Monday – Saturday between 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Jewish Family Service (5402 Arapaho, Dallas 75248)
Monday – Thursday between 1 – 5 p.m. only.
Friday between 12:30-4:30 p.m. only.

Please go to the Food Pantry door (located on the North side of the building) and ring the bell.

Donation Pick-Up Policy
Because of the high-volume of donations received and our limited pick-up resources, please understand that we cannot schedule same-day pickups. While we will always try our best to work with your schedule, pick up appointments should take place 7-14 days from initial contact. Because of safety concerns, please ensure that all items to be picked up are on the ground floor.

To schedule your donation pick-up, call 214-710-1362 or email jrotunda@jfsdallas.org

First Richardson Helpers: Seniors Helping Seniors

First Richardson Helpers’ senior volunteers help seniors in Richardson and the Dallas area within the RISD with minor home maintenance and repairs with a key focus on safety issues. Typical repairs can be completed in three hours over one or two work sessions. In addition to our handymen volunteers, volunteers are needed to schmooze with clients while projects are being completed. Interested in volunteering? Need services? Contact Temple member Arvin Kreitman or Alan Witheiler or the 24 Hour Hotline at (972) 996-0160 or http://www.firstrichardsonhelpers.org/

Dallas Area Interfaith (DAI)

Temple Shalom is a member of Dallas Area Interfaith, an organization of over 40 faith and community based organizations with over 90,000 individuals.  DAI helps Temple Shalom fulfill the social action inherent in Tikkun Olam by joining us with other organizations and individuals with concerned with the issues that affect our community and those who live in it.  Current areas of DAI interest are in health care, workforce development, immigration and education. 

For information on DAI efforts on education, Health Care Marketplace, asthma, wage theft, worker rest breaks, immigration reform, Skillquest (workforce development), public safety, and Durable Medical Equipment see the DAI website at dallasinterfaith.org or contact Barry Lachman at blachman@sbcglobal.net or (214) 808-0042. Live your values by participating in DAI!!

Local Dallas Organizations

Bea’s Kids

Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education & Tolerance

Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas



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