Dallas Doings

Shalom Bayit presents three events with Lisa Twerski, LCSW

The Shalom Bayit Committee of Jewish Family Service will present three events next week with Lisa Twerski, LCSW, to promote healthy relationships in a healthy community. Twerski is a licensed clinical social worker with advanced certification in premarital counseling and education. In addition to her private practice in New York, she is the director of training and special projects for Shalom Task Force. The Task Force helps women and families struggling with troubled relationships at home, works to sensitize communities to the issues of family abuse and offers professional guidance to rabbis who may be approached for advice by someone in a potentially dangerous situation. Based in New York City, Shalom Task Force works with women and families throughout the United States and around the world.
On Sunday, Jan. 9, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., an event for mothers and/or daughters will be held in a private home. The topic will be “How Do We Build Safe Relationships? How Do We Recognize Abuse?” Cost is $18 per family at the door.
For all community leadership and those becoming leaders, Twerski will speak on “Family Abuse within Our Jewish Community: Leadership’s Responsibility. What Can I Do?” There is no charge for this lecture, which will take place Monday, Jan. 10, 8–9:30 a.m., at Jewish Family Service, 5402 Arapaho Road, Dallas.
Also on Monday, Jan. 10, a working lunch with Lisa Twerski will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Congregation Shearith Israel, 9401 Douglas Ave., Dallas. Cost is $40 per person; topic will be “Family Abuse: Where Do We Go from Here as a Community?”
Dietary laws will be observed at each event. To RSVP for any event, or for more information (including location of the mother/daughter evening), please e-mail twerski@jfsdallas.org.

What is a Partnershuk?

Find out for yourself this Sunday at the Aaron Family JCC, when members of the Partnership with Israel will be in town from 14 other U.S. cities and the Western Galilee to explain the various programs the Partnership has to offer. Shop the many program options, and be entered to win many prizes including a free trip to Israel. Every 15 minutes new prizes will be given, and the free trip to Israel winner will be announced at noon. Partnership with Israel is a program of the Jewish Agency and the Jewish Federations of North America, promoting people-to-people relationships between Dallas, Fort Worth and 13 other Jewish communities and Israel’s Western Galilee through cultural social, medical, educational and economic programs. For more about Partnership with Israel, visit www.westerngalilee.org.il.

Uniting Students will hold Jan. 10 dinner to support Texas Access to Justice

On Monday, Jan. 10, Yavneh Academy’s Uniting Students of Dallas will host its 2011 dinner to benefit the Texas Access to Justice Foundation, featuring keynote speaker, the Honorable Robert Jordan, former United States ambassador to Saudi Arabia. Presentations will also be made by James C. Ho, Texas solicitor general; Jennifer Morris, president of the Texas Young Lawyers Association; and Terry Tottenham, president of the State Bar of Texas.
“Yavneh’s Uniting Students of Dallas sponsors this event each year to support the Texas Access to Justice Foundation which provides services to tens of thousands of Texans, who desperately require legal services but who are too poor to pay for them,” said USD sponsor, Chad Baruch. “Ambassador Jordan will share his thoughts about evolving U.S. policy in the Middle East, and his experiences as ambassador in the wake of 9-11, when President Bush entrusted him to help steer American policy through one of the most difficult times in our history.”
The event, to be held in Pollman Hall at Yavneh Academy (12324 Merit Drive, Dallas), will start with a 6:30 p.m. reception followed by dinner. Cocktail attire is suggested. Tickets are $100 per person or $1,500 per table. Sponsorships are available. For reservation information, e-mail info@yavnehdallas.org or call 214-295-3500.

Kiddie Krafts campers give back

Kiddie Krafts camp, run by Julie Blasnik encouraged the campers to give back this winter. They made cards for the troops, made cards for children in the hospital, had a book drive and raised $160 for Lemons to Aid by selling cookies (that they made!) and lemonade to friends and family. The camp is run during the summer, winter and spring break at Tiferet Israel, located at Hillcrest and Royal Lane.

Herzl Hadassah starts the year with song

Herzl Hadassah will start the year 2011 with song as the JCC Choir will perform at their next meeting, Monday, Jan. 10, at 10 a.m. in the Senior Assembly Room of the Aaron Family JCC. Hear the latest news about Hadassah and Israel. Members and guests are all invited. Coffee and dessert will be served.

Seniors: Learn how to avoid ID theft

Seniors are favorite targets of scam and con-artists alike. But a little bit of knowledge can go a long way toward enhancing your security. On Tuesday, Jan. 11, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Town Village North Dallas will hold a special presentation with valuable information regarding identity theft. Learn how to avoid identity theft and what to do if your identity is stolen. Speakers include Postal Inspector Amanda McMurrey and Mary Tucker of Pre-Paid Legal. Complimentary admission, desserts and refreshments.
RSVP to Tracey at 972-866-7575. Town Village North is located at 2271 Coit Road, Dallas.

Get ready for the 2011 Dallas Jewish LearningFest

From Jan. 23 to 30, Dallas Jews will be running as fast as they can to attend over 50 courses led by local rabbis, teachers and community leaders dedicated to refreshing Jewish learning and providing inspiration for Jewish life and continued education into the next century.
Attend unlimited sessions. There is a $25 per person fee through Jan. 17 ($36 per person thereafter). Registration fee covers as many sessions as you want to attend, but classes fill quickly, so register early!
Download the brochure by visiting http://jewishdallas.org/page.aspx?id=232986 and clicking the link at the bottom of the page.
On Sunday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. at the Aaron Family JCC, former Super Welterweight Boxing Champion Yuri Foreman will speak. Foreman is pursuing ordination to become a rabbi, and will discuss the challenges and triumphs of embracing observance and achieving one’s dreams.
Keynote event of the LearningFest will be Open “Mike” Night with two formidable “Mikes” on the mic: Rabbi Michael Lerner and Michael Medved. There will be a moderated panel discussion featuring Rabbi Michael Lerner, noted political activist, author and editor of Tikkun magazine, and Michael Medved, a famed radio show host, political commentator and author. These men hold opposing political, social and religious views of the Jewish world. This event will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 7:30 p.m., in the Hill Performance Hall at the Eisemann Center. Doors open at 7 p.m.
For more information on the LearningFest, please contact Coordinator Melissa Bernstein at 214-239-7134 or mbernstein@jfgd.org.
The program is presented by the Center for Jewish Education of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas in cooperation with the Jewish Community Center of Dallas.

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