Make your Black Friday count!

Thanksgiving is approaching quickly. Next week, my family will be watching this game again where guys in strange outfits bump into each other and try to catch a weird shaped ball getting thrown in the air. They play about 2 minutes and then there is a 15 minute commercial break. I believe that game is…

High Holy Days Food Drive

Food Drive Schedule 09/21 – CFTY will distribute collection bags 09/22 – 09/30  – fill up your bags with shelf stable food items, toiletries or peanut butter and drop the bags off at Adat Chaverim 10/08 – 10 AM – Together will the 5th graders, let’s sort the collected items and load our truck. 10/08…

Yom Ha’Shoah – Never Forget

Every year we honor the six millions lost during the terrible times of the Holocaust. Never Forget ! This year our Yom Ha’Shoah commemoration will be very unique experience based on the Passover Seder. As we commemorate the memory of the lost and celebrate our survival we will be reading “Gathering from the Whirlwind” – a…

April 21 – Earth Day Shabbat

Join us for a Shabbat Service with special readings about nature and the environment. Celebrate Earth Day! This is an excellent opportunity to strengthen our individual roles as guardians of the earth by supporting environmental initiatives, planting trees or even tending a private garden. The Torah begins with a thorough description of creation, it shows…

Are Our Cell Phones Our Egypt?

Passover and the first and second night Seders just happened. We planned or attended a Seder, we reunited with family and friends, we told the story of exodus again, and we enjoyed symbolic food and a great dinner. When we counted the 10 plagues we placed a drop of wine in our plates for each…

There is beauty in the world

Lately anti-Semitism has filled the news, vandalism in synagogues, desecration of Jewish cemeteries, bomb threats in Jewish Schools or JCCs and more. Even here in Dallas, our JCC was under a bomb threat, a swastika was placed on a pole on a highway, a Jewish student was bullied at his University and there was probably…

MyRunning+MyApp+MyPlaylist = My Shabbat Service

You know that running is my passion. Every time I am at the start line and I look around, I see my fellow runners. They come in all shapes and sizes, all age groups, some fashionable, some not, in short they are a diverse network, just as reform Jews. We wish each other good luck,…

A walk through the History of Volunteering – The Jewish Perspective

Very often volunteering has been seen as a cheap and amateur version of work that could be better done by a “a paid for” professional. Voluntary work is actually something else altogether. It is an expression of shared responsibility for a common good or a common goal. It is a personal engagement in pursuit of…

The little red pencil

My mother and father were 7 and 9 years old when World War II was over. They survived by pure luck. My mother passed away before my children were born and my father passed away when my children were very young. With the encouragements of my husband Steve I have started to write short stories…

Land under contract – by Lorne the Tree

My name is Lorne and I am a tree, a huge tree with mighty roots. I have been on this land since I was a little stick. The land used to be a prairie, cows used to walk by and enjoy the shade of my older brothers. As I grew, the land evolved: dirt roads,…

Shabbark Shalom by Charlie

Hi. My name is Charlie and I am so excited about going to Adat Chaverim’s Second Annual Shabbark Shalom on Sunday March 20th! Rabbi Sternman will be at Prairie Meadow Park,(right behind the Marbella Davis Library on Independence Road), to bless me and all my fur buddies! I can’t wait to romp and play with all…