Category Archives: Announcements

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

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.

Community Passover Seder

Saturday, April 23 at 5:45pm

Our community Passover Seder Dinner will be held at Temple Shalom on Saturday, April 23 at 5:45pm.  RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED BY APRIL 15.  Because space is limited, priority in seating will be given to members and prospective members of Temple Shalom. Others will be accommodated as space is available.  

Click here for the reservation form.  Please note, that you should fill out the form on your computer, you MUST PRINT IT and then mail the form along with your payment.   

Jewish Studies Program

Please join us on April 6th, 4pm, in JBHT 149 for a talk on the history of Jewish Communities in the Ozarks Region, presented by Mara Cohen Ioannides, the President of the Midwest Jewish Studies Association. Copies of her book Jews of Springfield in the Ozarks (Mt. Pleasant, SC: Arcadia Press, 2013.) will be available for purchase.

Jews in the Ozarks

Shabbat Services March 2016

Friday, March 4 at 6:00pm

Lay Led service with Daniel Levine

A dairy/vegetarian potluck at Darla’s house following the 6 pm service.  RSVP’s welcome but not required

Friday, March 11 at 6:30pm

Rabbi-led service with Torah reading
An Oneg hosted by the Caplan family will follow the service.

Friday, March 18 at 6:00pm

Lay-Led Service Andrew Garber

Jews and Muslims in North America

Schedule at a glance

Sunday: March 6 at 3 PM at the Fayetteville Public Library
Sunday: March 6 at 7 PM at Temple Shalom
Monday, March 7 at 4:30 PM on the UofA Campus: Gearhart Hall 25 (formerly OZAR 25)

In addition to his talks at Temple Shalom and the Fayetteville Public Library, Prof. Katz will present a different talk on Monday on the university campus in Gearhart Hall 25 (formerly OZAR 25) at 4:30pm.  The presentation will be followed by a reception and book signing.


On Sunday, March 6 at 7 PM, Prof. Ethan Katz, an historian from the University of Cincinnati, will be making a presentation at the Temple. Refreshments will follow. Prof. Katz, whose visit is via the auspices of the Jewish Studies program, is the author of the very well received new book: The Burdens of Brotherhood: Jews and Muslims from North Africa to France, which recently won a Jewish book award.

His talk at the Temple is entitled “Strangers and Dangers: How should Jews regard our Muslim neighbors in America?”

In addition to his talk at the Temple, he is giving a different talk at 3:00 PM Sunday at the Fayetteville Public Library, and another on Monday on campus.