Category Archives: Announcements

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

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.

Mishloach Manot for Purim

The Sisterhood is offering everyone the opportunity to take part in a wonderful and traditional mitzvah… the giving of mishloach manot [miʃˈlo.aχ maˈnot].  Mishloach manot (literally, “the sending of portions”) are bags filled with sweets and treats that Jews are supposed to distribute to friends and loved ones at Purim.

The Sisterhood will prepare mishloach manot bags for all Temple Shalom families and for children of temple members who are away at school.

To participate in this mitzvah, send a send a check for $36.00 made out to Temple Shalom Sisterhood no later than March 1st

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Film Screening: Teyve

Monday, December 8, 2014 at 6:30pm

Temple Shalom, in conjunction with the UA Jewish Studies Program, will be screening Tevye, the 1939 Yiddish version of Fiddler on the Roof. The screening will be followed by a discussion led by Rabbi Jacob.

The showing of this film is made possible by grants from the Legacy Heritage Fund (under the direction of the Association for Jewish Studies) from University of Arkansas Hillel; and the Jewish Federation of Arkansas. We are grateful to those institutions for their generous assistance.

Hanukkah at Fayetteville Public Library

Saturday, December 6, 2014, at 10:30am

Temple Shalom Religious School will help Fayetteville Public Library host their annual Hanukkah event on Saturday, December 6 at 10:30am. Please come and help us celebrate and educate! Reb Daniel, Reb Ralph and Reb Jeremy will put on a wonderful performance at the children’s library.

Click here for more information

Mitzvah Project for Peace at Home Family Shelter

The Sisterhood is involved in a project called “SANTA SACK”. Our goal is collect gift items for the shelter children and their mothers. A Sisterhood member will deliver the items on Monday, December 8. Contributions are needed BEFORE December 8.

There is a box, or boxes, in the temple lobby labeled “SANTA SACK”. Some gifts are suggested but don’t hesitate to choose anything that you think would be nice.

Under 3 years – Building blocks, push toys, learning toys, blankets. NO STUFFED TOYS.
4 – 12 years – Puzzles, cars, dolls, action figures, board games, scarves, gloves, fun slippers.
13 – 17 years – Costume jewelry, make-up, books, watches, purses, gift cards, fun lamps.

Gift cards, kitchen supplies, small appliances (coffee pots, toasters, crock pots, etc.) nice home knick-knacks (wall clocks, frames, etc.), body products (soaps, lotions perfume, makeup, etc.), slippers, socks, robes.

DO NOT WRAP GIFTS. On the day of Santa Sack, moms pick out gifts for their children and children pick out gifts for their moms. Wrapping will be done later. However, wrapping paper, tape, ribbons are welcome.

Community-Wide Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Tuesday, November 25 from 7-8pm

(Waterway 4074 SW H Street, Bentonville, AR)

Congregation Etz Chaim and First Christian Church are sponsoring and hosting the first ever Interfaith Thanksgiving Worship Service in Northwest Arkansas. Join with our brethren of many faiths for an inclusive celebration of this great American holiday, which is rooted in our Jewish holiday of Sukkot. As a whole community, we will welcome the holiday with scripture, music, prayer and a Thanksgiving sermon delivered by Rabbi Rob Lennick. Join us for this special moment when we gather as one spiritual community and give thanks for our bounty and blessings.

High Holiday Prayer Book Sponsorships Now Available

Temple Shalom is adopting the newly published Mishkan Hanefesh machzor for next year’s High Holidays. This new prayer book was many years in the making and offers an integrated fully translated liturgy, expanded commentary and alternative readings, and additional study texts to enhance the meaning of the holiday.

We welcome your contribution of any amount to our Book Fund to facilitate this purchase. We are also pleased to offer book sponsorships for $36 each. Sponsorships will be acknowledged by a bookplate that can be personalized to honor a special person, mark a life cycle event, or memorialize a loved one.

Click here for the prayer book sponsorship form.

Consider a book sponsorship as a Hanukkah gift for friends or family!