Category Archives: Announcements

General announcements not in other categories. Also announcements from 2014 and earlier.

Sign Up for Lay Led Services

Our community is small, it takes all of us to make it work.  Below is a link to Sign Up Genius to volunteer for leading Lay Led Services so that we can come together on Friday nights to celebrate Shabbat.   If you have any questions about leading a service, Rabbi Jacob and Stanley Rest will guide you through what you need to know.

Leaders are responsible for bringing one or two Challahs.

Volunteer for Lay Led Services 




SOLD OUT – Benefit for Temple Shalom

Feb 17 – Theater Squared Stage Reading at Temple Shalom

Theatre Squared Artistic Director Robert Ford will present a staged reading in February of his play “My Father’s War” at Temple Shalom in Fayetteville, starring Amy Herzberg.

Silent Auction and reception begin at 6 p.m. Saturday.  Proceeds benefit the congregation.

The production will begin at 7 p.m.

My Father’s War is based on the true story of Private Art Herzberg, a Jewish kid from Chicago’s North Side who landed at Normandy on D-Day and fought through to the Battle of the Bulge. Herzberg survives one near-death experience after another — not to mention anti-Semitism in his own ranks — through luck, chutzpah, and brilliant comic timing.

Tickets are $30, of which $20 is a charitable donation, are available at Nightbird Books, by contacting, or from Gene Tweraser, 479-521-1453, Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door.

For details: Darla Newman, 479-521-3119

Tickets are sold out.  Thank you for all of your support.  

We welcome donations for the event if you cannot attend.  We appreciate you!

Hannukah Party at Temple Shalom

Sunday, Dec 10th at 4:30

ARKanukah, ARKanukah
Come light the menorah,
Let’s have a party
We’ll all dance the hora,
Gather round the table, we’ll give you a treat, 

Dreidels to play with, face painting, magic, etc and latkes to eat.  

Potluck — latkes, dairy, veggie, and fish
Don’t forget your Menorah!

RSVP Beth or 479-582-1707 and let us know if you want to make latkes or what you are bringing.
OR Reply on our Evite:

Torah Study – December

Inclement Weather Notice:

If Fayetteville Public Library is closed, Torah Study is canceled. In any case, if you find driving hazardous, please stay home and stay safe.

Saturday, December 2

Genesis 32:4-36:43
Haftarah:  Obadiah 1:1-1:21
Torah leader:  To be determined

Saturday, December 9

Genesis 37:1-40:23
Haftarah:Amos 2:6-3:8
Torah leader:  Faith Ashley

Saturday, December 16

Genesis 41:1–44:17
Maftir:  Numbers 7:30—41
Haftarah:  Zechariah 2:14-4:7
Torah leader:  To be determined

Saturday, December 30

Genesis 47:28-50:26
Haftarah:  I Kings 2:1-2:12
Torah leader:  To be determined

Torah Study – November

Saturday, November 4

Torah Study 10-noon
Genesis 18:1-22:24
Haftarah: II Kings 4:1-37

Saturday, November 11       Note time change:  1-3 pm

Chayei Sara
Genesis 23:1-25:18
Haftarah: I Kings 1:1-1:31
Torah leader:  Miriam Klinzing

Saturday, November 18

Genesis 25:19-28:9
Shabbat Machar Chodesh
Haftarah: I Samuel 20:18-20:42
Torah leader:  Matthew Chalfant

Saturday, November 25

Genesis 28:10-32:3
Haftarah: Hosea 11:7-14:10
Torah leader:  To be determined

Shabbat Services – November

Friday, November 3

No services scheduled

Friday, November 10

No services scheduled

Sat., Nov. 11, 10:00 am
Rabbi-Led Service

Join Rabbi Jacob for a Shabbat morning service.  You think you’ve heard them all, but that week’s Torah reading is Chayei Sarah; one of the exciting Parshas in the entire Tanach.

  • Meet the original Wonder Woman — Rebecca!
  • Hear the nasty secrets when Esau sell his birthright for nothing more than some lentil stew!
  • You’ll be on the edge of your seat when Abraham sends his servant away with many fabulous gifts… But for what?
  • And the shocking ending nobody expected; father and son get married to new wives one after another.

Friday, November 17

No services scheduled

Friday, November 24

No services scheduled

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.