Category Archives: Social Events

Participatory, non-worship programs. Admission may be charged or donations requested. RSVP or reservations if needed will be noted on the post.

Temple Shalom Labor Day BBQ

Join us on Monday, September 4th at 12:00 pm

at Temple Shalom 

We will have hot dogs,
(Vegetarian dogs also provided)
Chips, Salad, and Watermelon.

Donations appreciated but not required.

Bring your family and friends!  We look forward to seeing you there!


A SPECIAL RECOGNITION

During the Temple Shalom Labor Day Picnic, we will welcome the newest members of our Jewish community.  Faith and Russell Ashley, and their daughter Sarah, recently completed their conversion to Judaism.  This is our opportunity to say Mazel Tov!

 

Holistic Thinking, Holistic Choices

A Special Class for Temple Shalom Members

The traditional Medical Model focuses on Illness: diagnosing, fighting, controlling, attempts at eradicating; and, diminishing symptoms. It compartmentalizes living beings as though they are a collection of parts.

A Holistic Approach focuses on Health: how to create it, how to maintain it, how to regain it.  Furthermore, a Holistic Approach has the basic premise that Mind, Body, Spirit, Emotions, relationships and unhealed past traumas influence the relative states of health wellbeing and illness dis ease in all beings.

Come to a free introductory presentation Wednesday, May 3 at Temple Shalom from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

This will be followed by a more detailed 4 week class on Wednesdays May 17, 24, 31 and June 7, 6:30 TO 8:30 PM, (Sliding scale fees, $70 to $100 per person for series, according to income and No. of dependents. 20% of proceeds donated back to Temple Shalom.)

To register or for any questions, please contact Lilian Bern, MA @ Lilianbern@aol.com

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.

jewish-dress

Labor Day BBQ

We hope you can join us again for another Labor Day BBQ at Temple Shalom.

When:  Monday, Sept 5 at Noon
Where: Temple Shalom

We are providing Hebrew National beef hot dogs, buns, chips, and condiment. *We will provide vegetarian hot dogs upon request.  
Feel free to bring a “Dairy Free” potluck dish, and your drink of choice, we will have water.  Bring your family and friends for some shmoozing and get to know each other, and other members you may not have had a chance to meet yet.  We look forward to seeing your there.

Please RSVP so we know how many to expect.

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

In the photo taken by Corinna Dranow, Anan Takroori is seen standing behind Rabbi Adler.

Temple Shalom Hosts Local Muslims

The board of Temple Shalom, Rabbi Jacob Adler and a few other longtime members Wednesday welcomed members of the Islamic Center of Northwest Arkansas to the synagogue for a nosh. About 20 Muslims joined the dozen-plus Jews for dessert and tea in the fellowship hall.

In the photo taken by Corinna Dranow, Anan Takroori is seen standing behind Rabbi Adler.

In the photo taken by Corinna Dranow, Anan Takroori is seen standing behind Rabbi Adler.

The evening of Feb. 24, 2016, began with a building tour led by co-President Darla Newman. Rabbi Adler brought the guests onto the bimah as he explained the Holy Ark and ritual objects. He opened a Torah with the visitors helping him with the cover, crown and breastplate.

Anan Takroori, an executive committee member of the Islamic Center, which is in Fayetteville near the UA campus, helped coordinate the reception. The temple board earlier had approved inviting members of the mosque in a gesture of good will, in light of hate crimes in recent years in the United States and with hopes of beginning strong friendship in the area.

The area Muslim community brought gifts of food for the evening and a plaque carrying a message of peace and good will that they signed on the back. The mosque and synagogue agreed to future meetings soon as well as to keep each other up to date, such as about university lectures on topics of mutual interest.

The night’s plan for a general discussion was shortened because of the hearty, happy one-on-one conversations that erupted spontaneously from the beginning, at the name-tag stage.

Besides Darla Newman and co-President Jeremy Hess, Corinna Dranow, Sivan Tuchman and Ben Pollock planned the event.

Wine Social

It’s Valentine’s Eve

Please join us for our third annual Wine Social Temple Shalom on Saturday, February 13, 2016, starting at 7:00 p.m. at temple.

Featuring

  • Wine
  • Music & Dancing
  • Live music by Jeremy Hess and Flashback
  • Chocolates
  • Schmoozing
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Dress up, casual or comfy

Suggested Donations — $10/person

Reservations are strongly recommended. Please RSVP below, giving the total number in your party.

Sponsored by the Temple Shalom Membership Committee

Family Forum Commemorating Holocaust Education in NWA

Burning Candle

The Arkansas Holocaust Education Committee, Jewish Federation of Arkansas, and Congregation Etz Chaim invite you to a morning of inspiration. Adults and school-age children are welcome to enjoy breakfast, discussion, and brief presentations from the speakers of this year’s Arkansas Holocaust Education Committee’s 24th Annual Conference.

Saturday., November 7 from 9:00AM to 12:00PM

Waterway Christian Church 4074 Highway 112 Bentonville, AR 72712

RSVP by Nov. 1 to 2015famforum@gmail.com

 

Family Forum Commemorating Holocaust Education in NWA

Burning CandleThe Arkansas Holocaust Education Committee Jewish Federation of Arkansas and Congregation Etz Chaim invite you to a morning of inspiration. Adults and school-age children are welcome to enjoy breakfast, discussion and brief presentations from the speakers of this year’s Arkansas Holocaust Education Committee’s 24th Annual Conference.

Saturday, November 7 from 9:00am to 12:00pm, Waterway Christian Church, 4074 Highway 112, Bentonville, AR 72712

RSVP by November 1 to 2015famforum@gmail.com