Dallas Doings

CSI says goodbye to Menashe/Musher family

Come to Congregation Shearith Israel, 9401 Douglas Ave., on Saturday, June 26, 9:30 a.m., as they bid a fond farewell to the Menashe/Musher family: Deborah, Rabbi Joe, Molly, Gabriel and Samuel. The Menashe/Musher family will be here through July; however, CSI wants the community to have the opportunity to come together before many members begin their summer breaks.

Farewell breakfast for Rabbi and Mrs. Herb Cohen

The Community Kollel of Dallas bids farewell to Rabbi Herb and Meryl Cohen and salutes them for their years of service to our community. In their honor, the Kollel will hold a farewell breakfast on Sunday, June 27, at 10 a.m. at Congregation Shaare Tefilla, 6131 Churchill Way. The community is welcome to attend. Please call 214-295-3525 or e-mail kollelofdallas@sbcglobal.net to RSVP or for further information.

JFS to review progress in a year of challenge

Jewish Family Service invites the community to its 2010 annual meeting on Monday, June 28, as the organization celebrates its “Innovative Progress in a Year of Economic Challenge.”
Model services, collaborative partnerships and new programs will be discussed. In addition, Todd Chanon, incoming JFS president, and the new officers and board members will be installed. JFS will thank its outgoing president, Robin Sachs, and the officers and board members who have served during the past year, as well as supporters of the organization who have made its achievements possible, and will honor volunteer award recipients.
The program begins at 6:30 p.m. with light hors d’oeuvres, followed by the meeting at 7. It will take place at Temple Shalom, 6930 Alpha Road at Hillcrest. Dietary laws will be observed. Please RSVP to rsvp@jfsdallas.org or 972-437-9950, ext. 303. For more information about Jewish Family Service, please visit the Web site at www.jfsdallas.org or call 972-437-9950.

Waldman Bros. donates funds to benefit three local fire stations

On Wednesday, June 9, partners and senior management from Waldman Bros. gathered at Fire Station 41 at Preston Road and Royal Lane for a public presentation of funds to purchase lifesaving equipment. In conjunction with Fireman’s Fund and CRC Insurance, a donation of nearly $35,000 was made to benefit three local fire stations. Steve Waldman, partner and CEO of Waldman Bros., was given hands-on experience with the newly purchased hydraulic extrication tool. Todd Chanon, partner and COO of Waldman Bros., gave a short speech before the check presentation, praising the service and dedication of the fire crews, and thanking the participating companies that made the gift possible.

Cynthia Mondell launches Sole Sisters project

Calling all Sole Sisters! The right pair of shoes can lift both your spirits and your soles. Join forces with award-winning filmmaker Cynthia Salzman Mondell of Media Projects as she collects women’s stories and mounts the financial campaign for her Sole Sisters film project. Media Projects, Inc.’s mission for Sole Sisters is to produce a documentary about women’s lives seen through personal stories about their shoes. Anchored by the film, Media Projects will develop a multimedia platform with educational and entertainment experiences that include the Web, theater and publishing opportunities. The Sole Sisters project will reach a global audience as it celebrates, uplifts and empowers women of all ages, ethnicities and walks of life.
Share those intimate, never-before-told stories about your relationship with your shoes at www.solesistersfilm.com.

Dallas Holocaust Museum: free admission this summer to military families

Military families with loved ones on active duty are offered free admission to the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance this summer.
The Holocaust Museum is an official participant of a program called Blue Star Museums in which active duty military personnel and their families receive free admission to more than 700 museums across the United States, including several in the Dallas area.
The offer runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
The program is the idea of Kathy Roth-Douquet, chairwoman of Blue Star Families. Her husband, Marine Corps Col. Greg Douquet, is on his third deployment to Afghanistan.
“You can feel a little alone in America right now, being part of the 1 percent that’s involved in fighting these wars,” she said. “When the kids and I go to museums this summer, we know we’re being welcomed. It will make us feel less alone.”
The Dallas Holocaust Museum is located at 211 N. Record St. in Dallas’ historic West End district. More information is available at www.dallasholocaustmuseum.org.

Dallas Holocaust Museum hires new development director

Maria MacMullin, an experienced development professional with a track record of successful fundraising initiatives, is the new director of development for the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance. Ms. MacMullin was selected from a highly qualified pool of development professionals from across the United States.
She served previously as director of development for Methodist Richardson Medical Center Foundation, where she cultivated major gifts of over $1 million for the completion of a cancer center. The “Cancer Should Not Have the Last Word” capital campaign raised more than $23 million for the center.
A native of Pennsylvania, Ms. MacMullin also served as assistant director of development for the Coriell Institute for Medical Research in Camden, NJ. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in religious studies from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a Master of Liberal Arts degree from that institution.
“I am humbled and extremely excited about joining the Museum,” MacMullin said, “and I look forward to bringing new opportunities for advancement to the community through enhanced donor-focused programs and services. Many of the Museum’s constituents have so many interesting and important stories to share; one of my goals is to get to know the people behind the Museum and ensure that their legacies are preserved for future generations through successful fundraising, membership and other efforts.”

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