Category Archives: Announcements

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

Upcoming: Fayetteville Interfaith Forum

Tuesday, May 2, 7:00 p.m.
First United Presbyterian Church

Rabbi Jacob will be joined by Rev. Phil Butin and Mr. Mehmet Ulupinar as the Fayetteville Interfaith Forum meets once again on Tuesday, May 2,  We will gather at 7:00 p.m. at the First United Presbyterian Church, corner of Calvin and Knox Streets in Fayetteville.  The topic for this meeting will be the situation of minority religions in the contemporary United States.  Hope to see you there!

PesARK Store is Open!

Just arrived:

  • kosher for Passover Horseradish ($3 a bottle)
  • matzah toilet seat covers—LET MY PEOPLE GO
  • towels trimmed with matzah material
  • matzah mitt and gloves

In the shop:

  • seder  plates
  • award winning Pesach books for of all ages
  • charoset dishes (of you could use  for horse radish, honey, et
  • lucite matzah holders
  • matzah crumb buster
  • Shalom Sesame It’s Passover Grover DVD

From Israel:

  • silk matzah cover
  • Miriam kiddush cup
  • mezuzah made out of olive wood
  • Safed candles–in new beautiful colors
  • new decorated round trivet with a Star of David cut out in the middle
  • spices for the spice box
  • Shalom and Shalom Y’all painted decorated tiles–(to hang or use as a trivet)

If you need anything or want something not listed, contact or 479-582-1707

Passover food items at Walmart (Joyce and Martin Luther KIng), Whole Foods, and the Fresh Market Rogers at the Promenade.  Walmart on Joyce even has Pesach pizza making kits!

Shabbat Services – April 2017

Friday, April 7

No Services Scheduled

Friday, April 14

No Services Scheduled

Friday, April 21

6:30 Led by ISJL Fellow

Ali Duhan, fellow from the Institute Jewish Life, will be making her Spring visit to Temple Shalom. Her schedule is as follows:

  • Friday evening, April 21 6:30 Shabbat Service for all ages.
  • Saturday morning, April 22 10:00 Torah Study.
  • Saturday afternoon, April 22 2:30 non-strenuous hike at Mt. Kessler (details in next week’s Chai-Lites). If it’s raining, we’ll meet at the Temple for board games.
  • Saturday evening, April 22 6:00 p.m. Dinner at R & R Curry Express 2576 W. Sunset in Springdale.
  • Sunday morning, April 23 10:00 Religious School event (Earth Day) theme.

Shabbat Services – December 2016

Friday, Dec. 9

Nosh and Drash: This Friday at 5:00

Shabbat Service Preceded by Warm-Up

On Friday, December 9, Rabbi Jacob will lead a Shabbat service at 6:30.  The service will include songs led by our Religious School students.

The service will be preceded by something new:  A “Nosh and Drash” Service Warm-Up from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. Here’s your chance to learn about the structure of the service, the meaning of the prayers, and prayer tunes, both new and old.

Substantial refreshments will be available, so you won’t have to be hungry during the service.

This Friday, among other things, we’ll be learning about Lecha Dodi and practicing a couple of the many tunes used for this beautify poem.  As always, your questions are welcome.

Please RSVP if possible.  Questions?  Contact Rabbi Jacob at or 479-200-1397.


Friday, December 16

Evening Lay-led Services at 6:30 pm

Asbell School Snack Pack Project

This year Sisterhood is preparing 40 snack packs per month for Asbell School’s weekend feeding program.  We have provided nine items for these snack packs during September and October and will begin asking for the congregation’s assistance beginning in November.

Ideas for snacks include fruit cups, pudding cups, jerky, fig bars, granola bars, fruit bars, etc…

** No nuts

Please bring to Temple on Sunday mornings or Tuesday mornings, labeled ASBELL SCHOOL, and place in Judaica Shop area near the front office door.

Shabbat Services – November 2016

Friday, November 4

No services scheduled

Friday, November 11

No services scheduled

Friday, November 18, at 7:30 p.m.

Rabbi Eugene Levy, Rabbi Emeritus, Temple Bnai Israel, Little Rock will hold Sabbath Services. He will also lead Torah Study at 10:00 a.m. Saturday.

Rabbi Levy was born in El Paso, Texas, and was raised in San Antonio, Texas. He attended the University of Texas and the Rabbinic School at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is married with three adult children and two grandchildren. He served as the rabbi of Congregation B’nai Israel in Little Rock from 1987-2011. After retiring, he has continued to work both with smaller Jewish congregations and with churches in Arkansas and Louisiana.

Saturday, November 19, at 6:00 p.m.

Rabbi Allison Tick Brill, Assistant Rabbi, Temple Emanu-El, New York City will hold Havdalah (end of Sabbath) services and give a lecture on “Gratitude is a Jewish Tradition.” This event is a vegetarian potluck.

For further information please contact Stanley Rest at 479-283-0942.

Friday, November 25

No services scheduled

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.


25th AR Holocaust Education Conference

October 28 at The Jones Center
The theme this year is “Out of the Ashes”.

Members of Temple Shalom are invited to attend as in past years. The registration fee is $10 which includes lunch. Presenters are coming from several states around the US. A list of presenters (including a survivor from Denmark) can be found below. Forms to sign up for the workshop will be available within the next 2 weeks. Space is severely limited so sign up when the forms become available.

Download the Official Flyer or Registration Form here

Presenters for 25th Annual
Arkansas Education Holocaust Conference
Steen Metz was a young boy living in Denmark when the Nazis conquered Denmark in 1940. His family experienced three years of occupation until they were arrested and deported to the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp in Czechoslovakia in 1943. This camp was a work camp, not one of the infamous extermination facilities. However, it became a death camp for his father, an attorney, who died within six months of starvation and hard labor.

Kenneth Elkins currently teaches Southwest Missouri State University

Sol Factor has been a Holocaust Educator for over 40 years. He previously taught at Cleveland Heights High School in Cleveland, Ohio.

Lance D. Jones is a USHMM Teacher Fellow, a Fellow of the Memorial Library (New York) and a member of the Holocaust Educators Network (HEN). Mr. Jones has presented at several events including the 2015 Arkansas Holocaust Conference and teaches at Casper College, Casper, WY.

Jacqueline Littlefield served as the Education Coordinator for the Holocaust & Human Rights Center of Maine

Chad Austin will be presenting, “What is Justice: Nuremberg and Tokyo Tribunals and Beyond”


Interfaith Prayer for Peace

Abrahamic Faith Forum

Thursday, April 14, at 7:00pm at Temple Shalom in Fayetteville, AR

Interfaith Prayer for Peace

The Abrahamic Faiths Forum will meet at Temple Shalom this Thursday, April 14, at 7:00 pm for for a unique program.  Usually the Forum has presented a discussion of some topic relevant to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.  This time we will be offering, collectively and separately, prayers for world peace.  In the current situation, with religious differences seeming to cause so many conflicts, it seems important that we can pray together, in our own ways, for peace in the world.

Leaders will include Rev. Phil Butin (First United Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville), Mehmet Ulupinar (Dialogue Institute of the Southwest), and own Rabbi Jacob Adler.

Refreshments to follow, provided by the Raindrop Foundation.