Dallas Jewish Community continues to back the blue
A Dallas police officer hugs Congregation Shearith Israel President Gail Mizrahi.

Kosher Italian Dinner at Ohr HaTorah

North Central Deputy Chief Rick Watson (left) and Ohr HaTorah Rabbi Aryeh Feigenbaum.

On July 20, Congregations Ohr HaTorah, Ohev Shalom, Sephardic Torah Center of Dallas, Shaare Tefilla, and Toras Chaim along with Dallas Kosher, DATA, DATA of Plano, and Simcha Kosher Catering served an Italian kosher dinner to raise funds for police officers. Corporate sponsors included Fresh Point Dallas, Gourmet Foods International, Jones Neitzel, Tom Thumb, and US Foods.
About 400 people attended, including 15 police and fire officers.
“You are our energy pill,” North Central Deputy Chief Rick Watson said.
Almost $6,000 was raised for the families of fallen officers and families of wounded officers, and to help active-duty officers that have suffered trauma from the shooting earlier this month.

Shearith Israel provides Shabbat dinner

On July 22, Congregation Shearith Israel cooked up 10 briskets, 10 chickens, eight kugels, six salads, vegetable side dishes and casseroles, nine loaves of challah and countless challah rolls, homemade desserts, an award-winning chili and so much more! It was enough to feed more than 100 Dallas police officers and to make any Jewish mother proud. Feed the Blue, Congregation Shearith Israel’s erev Shabbat outreach to the Dallas Police department, was literally met with open arms last week as about 75 members of Congregation Shearith Israel brought Shabbat dinner to the North Central police station at McCallum and Hillcrest in Far North Dallas.
“We knew our officers were hurting from their loss and we wanted to show our love and support,” said Kimberly Ross, who initiated Feed the Blue with Barbra Applebaum. “I think the officers were overwhelmed by the amount of people and food, but there was no doubt in anybody’s mind that the Dallas Jewish community supports our friends in blue.”
“This is a great example of how powerful we are when the community comes together and stands with each other,” said Barbra Applebaum. “We look forward to finding many ways to support the community in an ongoing basis.”

Remembering the blue while playing for gold

In support of the Dallas Police Department, Team Dallas baseball players will don these caps when they take the field next week at the St. Louis Maccabi Games.

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