5781 High Holy Days Food Drive

The High Holy Days Food Drive is a great way of appreciating the plenty that we as a Community of Friends have and starting the New Year with a gesture of love for the less fortunate including for the first time our four legged friends.

EARTH DAY 2020

With our « new normal” we probably spend a lot more time in our gardens, so in honor of Earth Day why not make it an eco-friendly butterfly garden Butterflies are not only beautiful, but they also pollinate your flowers. To attract butterflies, you must provide the right plants for all life stages of the butterfly,…

The New Normal

Our lives have changed quickly over the last few weeks. Our vocabulary has been enriched with new words such as : social distancing distance learning virtual gathering/ virtual seder/ virtual services While we are trying to stay safe, occupy ourselves and our children, I have surfed around and collected tips to keep our lives together….

March 8 – International Women’s Day

We got it all this week, today is the International Women’s Day and we are starting Daylight Saving Time, it is just so awesome to wake up an hour earlier but we are strong women and we can do this…. And we will end the week with Friday the 13th. Women play an important part…

The Fourth Night of Hanukkah

This year during the fourth night of Hanukkah the Social Action Team cooked and served a full Christmas dinner for the residents at the Ronald McDonald House here in Dallas. For several years already Steve and I had wanted to work on community outreach on a day where our Christian Friends celebrate a holiday and…

6 Tips for working Moms to survive Back to School

Feels like yesterday was the last day of school …. fast forward…. and the kids are back to school after a summer spend at camp, pool parties, traveling, watching TV late and more…. Here are some tips for working Mom’s to survive the “Back To School” rush: Be kind to yourself, you are wonder woman…

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…