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This weekend at the Tycher Library

Not to be missed this Sunday Morning, Oct. 10, at the Tycher Library is a special preschool program. The JCC’s Laura Seymour will read and entertain from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. The program is free and open to the public.

Herzl Hadassah meeting on Medicare

“Medical Issues” will be the interesting and current topic of the Herzl Hadassah meeting on Monday, Oct. 11, at 10 a.m. in the Senior Assembly Room at the Aaron Family JCC. Dr. Jack Pomarantz will speak about the changes in the Medicare drug plans and how they will affect all of us. Dessert and coffee will be served. All members and guests are invited to this very informative meeting.

Temple Shalom to hold charity golf tourney Oct. 18

Gardere Wynne Sewell LP proudly presents Temple Shalom’s ninth annual Charity Golf Tournament. This year’s tournament, benefiting the North Texas Food Bank, will take place Monday, Oct. 18, at 10:30 a.m. at the Honors Golf Club (formerly the Columbian Country Club, 2525 Country Club Drive in Carrollton).
Money raised from this event in the past has helped benefit Dallas Habitat for Humanity and the Neonatal Intensive Care Units of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospitals in Dallas and Plano, as well as Temple Shalom charities and programs.
In these economic times, with so many families needing assistance, Temple Shalom asks that you join the team and help make this upcoming 2010 tournament its best event ever through your sponsorship and/or donation of items for the silent and live auctions. Golfers and sponsors are needed. Sponsorships will be included on printed material and distributed via the Internet to thousands of people by both Temple Shalom and the North Texas Food Bank, as well as prominently displayed on signage during the day of the event.
At press time, sponsors include: $10,000 Diamond Level Tournament Sponsor, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP; $2,500 Gold Level: All Care Eye Clinic; Janet and Ed Ostrovitz; Joe Funk Construction/Pier 121 Marina (Goodie Bag Sponsors); Raelaine and Paul Radnitz; Sovereign Bank; $1,500 Silver Level: Apollo Staffing; Behringer Harvard Real Estate Trust; Rabbi Andrew Paley, Rabbi Jeremy Schneider and Cantor Don Croll; Paddy and Barry Epstein; HNJ, Inc.; Munn and Morris Financial Advisors, Inc., and Gummer, Munn and Associates, LLC; StrombergStock PC; Waldman Bros. (Goodie Bag Sponsors); Jolene and Harv Weisblat; $1,000 Bronze Level: Preston State Bank; Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford Architects; Hill and Wilkinson; $500 Copper Level: Atlas Plumbing (Beverage Sponsors); Temple Shalom Sisterhood (Beverage Sponsors); Dorothy Garsson; Prescott Pailet Benefits LP.
Temple Shalom is proud to once again have the support of local sports talk celebrity and voice of the Dallas Mavericks, Chuck Cooperstein.
Temple Shalom is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization supporting many charities in and around the city of Dallas. Its tax-exempt certificate number is 75-1231572.
For more information or to sign up or be a sponsor, please e-mail Mark Fishkind, mfishkind@associaonline.com, or call the Temple Shalom office, 972-661-1810.

Rabbi Adam Raskin to attend exclusive leadership program

Rabbi Adam J. Raskin, spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Torah in Richardson and president of the Rabbinic Association of Greater Dallas, will participate in the highly selective, by-invitation-only Kellogg Management Education for Jewish Leaders at Northwestern University in November. Rabbi Raskin and Beth Torah president Tony Tello, along with rabbis, presidents and executive directors from around the nation, will study, together with senior faculty at this world-class management program, issues including leadership and governance, marketing, organizational behavior, financial management, fundraising, conflict resolution and crisis management. “We are very honored to have been selected to participate in this extraordinary program,” Rabbi Raskin said. “It will open our eyes to the most cutting-edge approaches to leadership in religious institutions. I can’t wait to implement everything we learn back at Beth Torah.”

AEPi Alumni Club to hold premiere event

The Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity invites all its alumni to attend the AEPi Alumni Club premiere event on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at the Aaron Family JCC, 7900 Northaven Road, Dallas. Dessert and coffee will be served from 7 to 8:30 p.m., compliments of the Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity Foundation. With over 2,000 alumni living within the Greater Dallas area, it is time to utilize connections, meet one another’s families, mentor the young, reminisce on the past and create new memories. AEPi’s most hallowed quote, “Commitment for a Lifetime,” has led to the creation of the Alumni Club. Come shmooze with fellow brothers. This event is free of charge. Come in casual dress; significant others are welcome. At this event, a formal alumni club will be created with elections of officers.
Please RSVP by Friday, Oct. 15, to akaufman@aepi.org. If you have any questions, please call 800-223-2374.

Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen teaches ‘Gateway to Judaism’

Join Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen at Nishmat Am, 2113 W. Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano, each Wednesday evening from 7:30 to 9 for his “Gateway to Judaism” class. Everyone is welcome — Jews and non-Jews. The class is an in-depth introduction to Judaism and the Jewish way of life, treating topics such as Jewish history, Israel, G-d, Torah and Biblical literacy, halachah (Jewish law), Shabbat and holidays, kashrut, family life, Jewish prayer and the synagogue, mysticism, Jewish lifecycles from birth to death and the daily way of Jewish life. This eight-month weekly course also includes an eight-week crash course in Hebrew reading. Suggested contribution for the entire course is $180.
To enroll or for more information, please contact Judith Ulm, 972-618-2200 or info@nishmatam.org.
Glitterati is back!
Altrusa of International of Dallas presents its sixth annual Glitterati Holiday Gift Boutique on Sunday, Oct. 17, from noon to 5 p.m. The boutique will take place at Tiferet Israel Synagogue, 10909 Hillcrest Road in North Dallas.
Altrusa International of Dallas prides itself on bringing in true artists with handmade items. The art and gift show is juried so that the shopper is guaranteed the best possible selection. Items for sale include: wood carvings and turnings, hand-blown glass, pottery, water color paintings, oil paintings, ceramics, art glass, handmade soaps and bath products, handmade jewelry, handmade clothing, children’s items, hand-knitted goods, bejeweled housewares, watercolor prints, designer handbags, handmade stationery, Judaica, handmade wreaths, pet art and supplies, carved birds, photographic art, African baskets, textiles from Central America, Raku and fresh pecans.
Established in 1928, Altrusa International of Dallas consists of a group of dynamic professional women committed to hands-on community service in the Greater Dallas area. With an international focus on literacy, Altrusa Dallas helps those in need through a variety of hands-on projects.
An annual tradition, the Glitterati Gift Boutique is the club’s main fundraiser, earning valuable funds for yearly service projects which include D.U.N.K. (Dallas Uniforms for Needy Kids), The Vogel Alcove, Letot Center, Scottish Rite Hospital, animal agencies, Pet-O-Meals, Our Friends’ Place, City Park Elementary School, The Early Class at the Callier Center, educational scholarships, literacy projects citywide, ASTRA and more.
Admission to the Altrusa Glitterati Holiday Gift Boutique is free and open to the public. Kosher Mediterranean food by Natalie’s Kitchen will be for sale, and live music will accompany the shopping.
For more information, please contact Lili Feingold, dallasglitterati@aol.com or on ­Facebook, Altrusa Glitterati.

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