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…

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…

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…

August 8 – International Cat Day

My cat reminded me this morning that today is International Cat Day. While purring and rubbing itself against my legs it did not miss the moment I poured milk on my cereal and turned my back to the table. After all one has to celebrate in a way or another. Sources say that the International…

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…

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…

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…

Response to the Orlando Shooting

To all the Congregants of Adat Chaverim, Since Sunday morning our hearts are saddened. We do not have words and we offer our condolences, support and prayers to the victims and their families of the Orlando mass shooting attack. As Jews, we have been impacted many times by violence and terror attacks, recently and over…