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A road map to new year

Posted on 22 September 2016

Dear Families, There is so much to do and think about to get ready for the High Holidays — that is why we have the month of Elul to prepare. One of my “jobs” at the J is to blow the shofar each morning. I’m not an official “shofar blower” but I can do a […] Continue Reading

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Dallas Doings: honorees luncheon, learning about disorders

Dallas Doings

Dallas Doings: honorees luncheon, learning about disorders

Posted on 22 September 2016

Compiled by Sharon Wisch-Ray sharon@tjpnews.com Learn about common psychiatric disorders As part of Congregation Beth Torah’s inclusion initiative, the synagogue is hosting a series of free monthly lectures on common psychiatric disorders. The first seminar is Sunday, Sept. 25, at 10 a.m. at Beth Torah, and will focus on depression. Dr. Alan Koenigsberg, a clinical […] Continue Reading

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Around The Town: Scholar in residence, new JFS office

Around the Town

Around The Town: Scholar in residence, new JFS office

Posted on 22 September 2016

Compiled by Sharon Wisch-Ray sharon@tjpnews.com 3 Reform congregations welcome Rabbi Ken Kanter The three Reform congregations of Tarrant County — Beth-El, Beth Israel and Beth Shalom — will collaborate and welcome Rabbi Kenneth Kanter as their Selichot scholar in residence. Kanter serves as associate dean and director of the Rabbinical School for the Hebrew Union […] Continue Reading

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Ask the Rabbi

How shofar fits with Torah

Posted on 22 September 2016

Dear Rabbi, At this time of the year I am always troubled by the fact that all Jews “know” there is a mitzvah to hear the shofar on Rosh Hashanah. I have searched and asked rabbis, and cannot find the word “shofar” in the Torah in reference to Rosh Hashanah. That strikes me as odd, […] Continue Reading

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State fair food without Big Tex in background

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State fair food without Big Tex in background

Posted on 22 September 2016

By Deb Silverthorn Special to the TJP The flavors of the State Fair of Texas are bursting beyond the boundaries of Fair Park as Isaac Rousso has opened State Fair Treats, a year-round restaurant, inside the Wal-Mart Superstore at Coit and Highway 190/President George Bush Turnpike. The restaurant, which opened Tuesday, Sept. 20, is open […] Continue Reading

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Middle East Briefing

Why US-Israel military aid package is big deal

Posted on 22 September 2016

HAIFA, Israel — This week the U.S. and Israel signed a renewal of the MOU, or The Memorandum of Understanding, which is a 10-year defense aid package that “constitutes the single largest pledge of bilateral military assistance in U.S. history,” the State Department said Tuesday. The $38 billion deal, scheduled to be signed this week […] Continue Reading

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Donated honey to sweeten gift bags

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Donated honey to sweeten gift bags

Posted on 22 September 2016

  See how Akiba students baked challah for this project here. By Deb Silverthorn Special to the TJP It was a sticky but appreciated delivery that Jewish Family Service received Sept. 19. More than 7,800 ounces (more than 60 gallons) of honey, in the form of 650 bear-shaped bottles, were donated by Nature Nate’s 100 […] Continue Reading

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Akiba students bake challah for Rosh Hashanah deliveries

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Akiba students bake challah for Rosh Hashanah deliveries

Posted on 22 September 2016

Submitted report Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas has a long tradition of providing packages of traditional holiday goodies to those who may be isolated from family, had a tough medical year, are immigrants or may just need a reminder that someone is thinking of them this holiday. The 650 packages include fresh challah, grape […] Continue Reading

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Light Lines

A few stories from the ‘someday’ file

Posted on 22 September 2016

I keep a file of clippings marked “someday” — random items that come from newspapers, magazines, letters from friends. This month of Elul, a time of readying for the coming new year, seems right for passing a few of them along to you. I’ll start with a nice Jewish doctor, Henry Heimlich, who invented the […] Continue Reading

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Dallas Doings: Awards, one-man show, luncheon

Dallas Doings

Dallas Doings: Awards, one-man show, luncheon

Posted on 15 September 2016

Compiled by Sharon Wisch-Ray sharon@tjpnews.com Awards for Harvey J. Bloom Post No. 256 During the Jewish War Veterans and Ladies Auxiliary National Convention held in Savannah, Georgia last month, our area was well represented. The Harvey J. Bloom Post No. 256 in Dallas won two national awards: the Ben Kaufman Award for outstanding service to […] Continue Reading

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