A Sunday morning at the Ronald McDonald House in Dallas, TX

In the beginning of the year we – the Social Action Committee – started planning a volunteer event at the Ronald McDonald House (RMH) here in Dallas. We quickly settled on a breakfast date and in early June we had our actual meal planning session. Since this was a first time for most of us,…

Amos Oz, Israeli Author and Peace Advocate, Dies at 79

Orbituary by By Isabel Kershner published in the The New York Times JERUSALEM — Amos Oz, the renowned Israeli author whose work captured the characters and landscapes of his young nation, and who matured into a leading moral voice and an insistent advocate for peace with the Palestinians, died on Friday. He was 79. His death was…

Kidtober

Social Action in conjunction with Women of Adat Chaverim has renamed this month to be « Kidtober ». While we are focusing on collecting toys for a local kid’s shelter we are also collecting various items for the “tent cities” created under the Trump administration. These temporary housings detain children of illegal immigrants. Read all the facts…

My Yom Kippur Yizkor Sermonette 2018

Some would say, using the phrase, that it’s been 28 years since I lost my father.  I cannot seem to connect to that phrase.  “I have lost my father”.  I never lost my father.  I didn’t misplace him.  I cannot go to the lost and found to see if someone has turned him in for…

My Yom Kippur Morning Sermon 2018

Good yontev.  I heard about this phenomenon a few years ago and I thought it was curious.  There was this group of people who got together to hear inspiring stories, sing songs together, comfort each other when life is hard, celebrate with each other when life is good, and try to make the world a…

My Kol Nidrei Sermon 2018

Shana tova.  The first time The State of Israel entered into my consciousness was 45 years ago.  It was 1973 and I was almost 8 years old when Israel was invaded in a surprise attack.  What I remember of it was that it was very frightening because we didn’t know if Israel would survive.  It…

My Rosh Hashanah Morning Sermon 2018

Hi… How’s it going?  After last night, I’m really glad that you showed up to listen to me again this morning.  It shows fortitude on your parts.  Kol hakod!  I hope you have additional endurance this morning after a good night’s sleep because I would like to extend what I spoke about last night. Hillel…

My Erev Rosh Hashanah Sermon 2018

Hi. … How’s it going?… Happy New Year! … Yeah, that’s all I got.  I mean, if I say any more, I’m sure I’m going to offend someone and that’s probably not a great way to start the new year by offending people.  Oh, my God!  I probably already did offend someone.  I mean, that…

5779 Rosh Hashannah Address

Why am I here? Really, why am I here? Before I answer that, allow me to first welcome everyone with a Shana Tova. Happy New Year! I am so happy to see so many members, visitors, past members and guests. If you don’t know me, my name is Terry Sigle. My wife, Michelle and 3…

Regret and renewal come together in celebration

Summer is coming to an end, well I don’t know if that is true for Texas but here in Northern Germany you can feel it. You can have lunch and afternoon tea outdoors but in the evening you cherish the comfort of a blanket. I always did like the end of summer; there is something…

#AdatChaverimCares

Watch our video Support the High Holy Days Food Drive   Several years ago when my wife Sibylle became the Social Action chair of Adat Chaverim one of the first things she did, was to extend the annual food drive to include the backpack program championed by Mayor Harry. @PlanoMayorHarry – thank you !  …