Category Archives: Announcements

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

Film Screenings: Fiddler on the Roof and Tevye

Temple Shalom, in conjunction with the UA Jewish Studies Program, will be screening two Jewish-themed movies:  Fiddler on the Roof, and the 1939 Yiddish version of the same story, called Tevye. The two films are fascinatingly different.

Each screening will be followed by a discussion led by Rabbi Jacob.

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF – Monday, November 24, 6:30pm
TEVYE – Monday, December 8, 6:30 p.m.
(The early hour allows for a full screening of Fiddler on the Roof, which is a 3-hour movie.)

Contemporary Jewish Thought Course

Rabbi Jacob will be teaching a course on Contemporary Jewish Thought during the spring semester at the University. The course is a survey of Jewish thought in the twentieth and twenty-first century. We will consider how Jewish thinkers respond to such issues as assimilation, the Holocaust, the establishment of the State of Israel, suburbanization, the 60’s counterculture, feminism, intermarriage, continuity and others. There are no prerequisites.

⇒Arkansas residents age 60 and over can enroll without cost.

Questions? Contact Rabbi Jacob at

Meditation for Adults Shabbat

Please join us this Friday night November 7 at 7:30 for a Meditation service at Temple Shalom.

This will be a service for you to “get into” praying. To feel your prayers. To feel your thoughts. To connect with yourself and God through prayer.

Be sure to bring your yoga mat or blanket or pillow or whatever helps you feel comfy and cozy. It’ll help you relax and feel your prayers, not your aches and pains, or the cold hard chair. If you are most comfortable in the chairs, please feel free to use them.

It is import that those attending are not distracted by movement and sounds around them, so please have your cell phones off, and leave potential distractors at home. Your experience will be much nicer.

I look forward to praying with you Friday night.

This is open for anyone 12 years and older.
Jan Osmundson

Please contact Jan for questions

Email Jan or Phone (501) 580 – 1760.

Film Series Continues with An Italian Hero

Sunday, October 26 at 4pm

We will be continuing the Jewish Film Series at the Temple on October 26 at 4pm. This program is presented in collaboration with the University of Arkansas. We will be showing the Italian film Facing Windows. The film, with subtitles, will be shown at 4pm, followed by refreshments and a discussion facilitated by Dr. Ryan Calabretta-Sajd​er.

It is open to the entire community and will be free of charge. RSVP would be appreciated to Irene.

The Holocaust..Why?

Temple Shalom, Congregation Etz Chaim, and the Arkansas Holocaust Education Committee invite you, again, to two special events following the Arkansas Holocaust Education committee’s 23rd annual conference.

Shabbat Dinner

Friday, November 14, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Temple Shalom
699 North Sang
Fayetteville, AR 72701

$18 Each Adult
$ 6 Each Child   ($40 Max per family)

$10 Student

RSVP by Nov. 7, 2014.  (Instructions for payment will be on RSVP form)

Breakfast and Family Forum

This event is designed for Jewish adults and school-age children. The morning’s events will include short presentations by speakers from the previous day’s workshop and ample opportunity for discussion. There is no charge for this event, but RSVP’s are helpful for appropriate planning.Breakfast and Family Forum

Saturday Morning, November 15, 2014 at 10:00 am

4074 Highway 112
Bentonville, AR 72712

Please RSVP by Nov. 7, 2014

RSVP are separate, please RSVP for each event you plan to attend.

Rabbi Rami Shapiro Lecture

Friday, September 12 at 6:00

Rabbi Rami Shapiro will conduct Shabbat Service at Temple Shalom.  The service will include meditation and chanting and will be followed by an oneg.

Saturday, September 13 and Sunday, September 14

Renowned Rabbi Rami Shapiro will be offering a presentation on Divine Feminine manifesting as Wisdom in the Hebrew and Greek Scriptures as part of the McMichael Lecture Series at St. Paul’s.  See for a complete schedule and description.

Lay Leader Service Training

Friday, September 5 at 6pm – Training Session

Did you ever want to be the leader of a lay-led Shabbat service but didn’t feel quite ready? Come to a training session for lay service leaders conducted by Rabbi Jacob on Friday, September 5, at 6pm. Learn the structure and meaning of the prayers. What can you leave out and what do you need to include? Review old tunes and maybe learn some new ones!

Shabbat Service at 7:30

The training session will be followed by a service which trainees will help lead. NOTE that this is optional–if you want to attend the training session but not participate in leading the service, that’s fine.

RSVP is encouraged but not required. Contact Rabbi Jacob at or 479-200-1397.

Yahrzeit Wall Orders Open

Yahrzeit Wall Orders Open

The Temple Shalom Board has voted to commission a Yahrzeit Wall, which will be designed by noted artist, David Klass, who just finished creating our donor wall. This beautiful design will consist of a three-branched cherry veneer menorah with brass flames (rendition enclosed).

We are seeking orders for plaques to commemorate your loved ones. The cost will be $180 per plaque, which will include your beloved family member’s or friend’s name in English (and if so desired, Hebrew) and the Yahrzeit date.

Click here to fill out the form and return with your payment of $180 per plaque to Temple Shalom, P.O. Box 3723, Fayetteville, AR 72702.

Please contact either Wendy Florick or Stanley Rest for more information.

Yahrzeit Wall form

NWA Jewish Young Leadership Program

NWA Jewish Young Leadership Program

Calling all young professionals ages 22-45! Are you interested in professional development and meeting other young Jews in the area?

The NWA Jewish Young Leadership Program is taking applications for a year long program that will meet monthly on the third Wednesday from August through May at various locations in Benton and Washington counties. Sessions will include a combination of social time, guest speakers from the Jewish community, and professional development workshops. Beyond social aspects, there will be three key pillars the program will focus on:
• Business leadership development
• Nonprofit/volunteer leadership development
• Jewish/Israel advocacy

Applications are due August 1. Click here for the application.

This program is offered free to participants because of generous funding from the Jewish Federation of Arkansas.

If you have questions, contact Rivka Zemke at You can also check us out on Facebook at