Category Archives: Adult Education

Educational opportunities for adults and also teens. RSVP or reservations if needed will be noted on the post.

Torah Study – February 2018

Saturday, February 3   (Please note time change:  2:00 pm-4:00 pm)

Exodus 18:1-20:23
Ashkenazim:  Isaiah 6:1-7:6; 9:5-9:6
Sephardim:  6:1-6:13
Torah leader:  Josh Sadinsky

Saturday, February 10

Exodus 21:1-24:18
Shabbat Shekalim
Maftir:  Exodus 30:11-16
Haftarah:  II Kings 12:1-12:17
Torah leader:  To be determined

Saturday, February 17

Exodus 25:1-27:19
Haftarah: I Kings 5:26-6:13
Torah leader: Matthew Chalfant

Saturday, February 24

Exodus 27:20-30:10
Shabbat Zachor
Haftarah: I Samuel 15:2-15:34
Torah leader: To be determined

Torah Study – January 2018

Saturday, January 6

Exodus 1:1-6:1
Ashkenazim:  Isaiah 27:6-28:13; 29:22-29:23
Sephardim:  Jeremiah 1:1-2:3
Torah leader:  To be determined

Saturday, January 13
Exodus 6:2-9:35
Haftarah: Ezekiel 28:25-29:21
Torah leader: Matthew Chalfant

Saturday, January 20

Exodus 10:1-13:16
Haftarah:  Jeremiah 46:13-46:28
Torah leader:  Faith Ashley

Saturday, January 27

Exodus 13:17-17:16
Ashkenazim:  Judges 4:4-5:31
Sephardim:  Judges 5:1-5:31
Torah leader:  Miriam Klinzing

Torah Study October 2017

Saturday, October 7

Shabbat Chol Hamoed
Exodus 33:12-34:26
Haftarah: Ezekiel 38:18-39:16

Saturday, October 14

Genesis 1:1-6:8
Haftarah:  Isaiah 42:5-43:10
Torah leader:  TBD

Saturday, October 28

Genesis 12:1-17:27
Haftarah:  Isaiah 40:27-41:16
Torah leader:  To be determined.

Torah Study September 2017

Saturday, September 2

Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19
Haftarah:  Isaiah 54:1-54:10

Saturday, September 9

Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8
Haftarah:  Isaiah 60:1-60:22
Torah leader:  TBD

Saturday, September 16

Deuteronomy 29:9-31:30
Isaiah 61:10-63:9; 55:6-56:8
Torah leader:  TBD

Saturday, September 23  (PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE 2:00 – 4:00)

Deuteronomy 32:1-32:52
Shabbat Shuva
Haftarah: Hosea 14:2-10; Micah 7:18-20; Joel 2:15-27
Torah leader: TBD

The Modern Jewish Woman

Location Change – Now at Temple Shalom

Thursday — The Modern Jewish Woman:

Use of Dress by Eastern European Women at the Turn of the 20th Century.

Liz Weisblatt, a graduate of the University of Glasgow and daughter of Judith Weisblatt, will offer an unique discussion and presentation on September 22 at 7:00 pm. Ms. Weisblatt earned her Master’s Degree in Dress and Textile History from the University of Glasgow in Scottish.

The location of the presentation has changed.  It will now take place at Temple Shalom. There is no charge for this event, however an RSVP is requested to ensure adequate seating.  Contact information in is our current Chai Lites.


Victim, Perpetrator, Rescuer … Who will you be?

Holocaust_TWITTERVictim, Perpetrator, Rescuer…. Who will you be?

The Arkansas Holocaust Education Committee, the Jewish Federation of Arkansas and Temple Shalom invite you to a special event following the Arkansas Holocaust Education Committees 24th annual conference

This day long Holocaust conference will take place at the Jones Center, Springdale, AR. Intended audience: Middle school students and teachers through college level as well as interested individuals in the community.

24th Annual Arkansas Holocaust Education Conference
Jones Center for Families
Springdale, Arkansas
Conference Date: Friday, November 6, 2015
8:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: Monday, November 2, 2015

Registration is required, click here for form  

For more detailed information click here for flyer

Shabbat Dinner at Temple Shalom

Friday, November 6, 2015  at 7pm

Cost $18/adult, $6/child, with a maximum of $40/family, or $10/student

Please RSVP by November 1, 2015 and send payment to:

Irene Spalter
116 N. Skyview Lane
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Checks payable to Temple Shalom
Any questions or concerns please call Irene (479) 582-2271 or email

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Join us in helping Etz Chaim collect donations for “Dress for Success”

Dress for Success: A Mitzvah Project

Temple Shalom and Congregation Etz Chaim are jointly involved in a project where we collect good quality used clothing and accessories for low income women to wear to a job interview. We have a clothing rack set up near the office, labeled “Dress for Success” and donations can be put there anytime when the temple is open. An Etz Chaim member picks up these items on a regular basis and delivers them to a specialty shop in Bentonville. Women who are eligible to shop there get what they need at no cost.To read more about Dress for Success –

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The first wedding in our new Temple.  Mazel Tov to Jeremy & Gladys

Gladys & Jeremy's Wedding

Gladys & Jeremy Chuppah with Rabbi Jacob Adler

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Interfaith Discussion 

Temple Shalom Interfaith Event 2011

Temple Shalom Interfaith Event 2011


Basic Judaism

Basic Judaism Begins in January

Sundays beginning January 11 from 10:20-11:50am

Rabbi Jacob’s Basic Judaism class will begin on Sunday, January 11 at 10:20am at ARTS LIVE, just down the street from the Temple. The class will meet every Sunday from 10:20 to 11:50am, except when Religious School events require the Rabbi or parents to be present. This class is intended for people who wish to begin or deepen their practice of Judaism.

Please contact Rabbi Jacob if you want to enroll.

Our thanks to Arts Live, Mark Landon Smith, and the City of Fayetteville for making it possible for us to use the Arts Live building.