TJP Professionals Directory

Events/Simchas Catering

Sweet Tomatoes
Sweet Tomatoes catering provides entrée-size salads, freshly made soups, baked potatoes, hot pasta dishes, and hand-crafted muffins and focaccia bread, along with cookies and brownies.  Perfect for functions of all kinds and gatherings of every size! Available at all Dallas-area locations: 15225 Montfort Drive, (972) 385-7160; 4001 Matlock Road, (817) 557-1809; and 1820 Market Place Blvd., (972) 830-9200.  Call a restaurant today, or order online at

The Spice of Life Catering

Jeffrey Kollinger
Phone: (972) 417-1755
Fax: (972) 417-1733
Spice of Life has been in business 25 years and caters to many corporations. We are on the preferred catering list at venues like Dallas Arboretum, Trammel Crow Asian Art, Discovery Gardens, Congregation Shearith Israel, etc. We cater all types of functions from 10-person events to 20,000-person events.


Mikey B’s – Wow VIP Events

Phone: (972) 300-4100
A party just isn’t a party until the right entertainment is thrown into the mix. Whether it is a wedding reception, cocktail party, Bar/Bat MItzvah, festival or corporate function, WOW VIP Events will book quality Dallas/Fort Worth area vendors for your next event. We provide photographers, videographers, DJs, a/v rental, costumed characters, models, event coordinators, decor, carnival games, temporary tattoos, photo buttons, inflatable games and more ALL IN-HOUSE!!! We are the one-stop shop for your next event. For a detailed list of our services, check out our website!

Event Planners

Haute Happenings

Dana Eisenberg
Phone: (214) 683-1413
Fax: (972) 931-6174
When you book your bar mitzvah, bat mitzvah, corporate event or milestone occasion through Haute Happenings you can expect nothing short of meticulous attention to every detail. We will create a one-of-a-kind event just for you; a memory to last a lifetime.

Weddings and Events by Ruth

Ruth Spirer
Phone: (972) 386-4519
Fax : (972) 386-4619
Your wedding is the most important day of your life and Ruth Spirer will make your wedding an occasion you and your family will always remember with a smile. Ruth offers high quality, professional and very personal service, bringing 15 years of event planning experience. Ruth Specializes in Jewish and Multi-Cultural weddings and creates unique events.


Maggiano’s Little Italy

Tasha Mullen
Phone: (972) 781-0716
Fax: (972) 781-0837
Your event demands the right ingredients: the right environment, a touch of something special and, of course, spectacular food. At Maggiano’s Little Italy, that’s always understood. And whether it occurs once a month, once a year or once in a lifetime, Maggiano’s is the perfect place to host an event – no matter the size or occasion.

Senior Resources


Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home and Cemetery

Frank W. Seddio, Sr.
Phone: (214) 363-5401
Fax: (214) 363-9007
For over 100 years we have served the Jewish Community in the Dallas area with care and compassion, and we will continue offering our unsurpassed service and dedication. Please contact Frank W. Seddio, Sr., Chief Executive Officer for Sparkman Hillcrest, where he will personally see to it that you are taken care of. We are your friends and neighbors and we will always be here for you.

Funeral Homes

Dallas Jewish Funerals

Jill Bednar, Managing Funeral Director
Stan Friedman, Operations Manager
Phone: (972) 424-1141
Fax: (972) 424-1148
Dallas Jewish Funerals is the only independent, Jewish owned funeral business in the Dallas area. Our philosophy is to treat your family as our own. Dallas Jewish Funerals was established to provide the Jewish community an alternative to the growing number of funeral homes operated by corporate giants.

Robertson Mueller Harper Funeral Directors

E. C. “Trey” Harper III
Phone: (817) 924-4233
Fax: (817) 924-4230
Robertson Mueller Harper has been serving the Jewish community of Fort Worth and North Texas for three generations. Caring, understanding and compassion are the basis of the trust we have gained through the personal and professional relationships we have developed with the families we serve.

Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home and Cemetery

Frank W. Seddio, Sr.
Phone: (214) 363-5401
Fax: (214) 363-9007
For over 100 years we have served the Jewish Community in the Dallas area with care and compassion, and we will continue offering our unsurpassed service and dedication. Please contact
Frank W. Seddio, Sr., Chief Executive Officer for Sparkman Hillcrest, where he will personally see to it that you are taken care of. We are your friends and neighbors and we will always be here for you.

Home Health

Apple Care and Companion

Laurie Miller
Phone: (469) 619-5474
Are you the caregiver for an elderly loved one, and feel you need a break? Apple Care & Companion is your solution.  Our experienced caregivers provide meal prep, light housekeeping, companionship, personal care, transportation and more. We work hourly, live in, short term or long term. We will work in a residence, assisted living and skilled facilities, and even hospitals. Please call for more information!

Hospice Services

VistaCare Hospice

Elise Power
Phone: (214) 231-3914
Fax: (214) 630-4032
VistaCare Hospice provides quality end of life care that focuses on spiritual, physical and emotional needs of each patient and family. VistaCare Hospice is a preferred hospice provider to the Jewish community and has an agreement with JFS of Dallas, Inc. In addition, VistaCare Hospice received its Accreditation from The National Institute for Jewish Hospice.


Spradling Monument Service, Inc.

Don Spradling
Phone: (214) 398-4459
Spradling Monument Service, Inc., a family owned and operated business, has been serving the North Texas Jewish community since 1957.

Senior Living

The Legacy at Preston Hollow

Lucy Brown
The Legacy at Preston Hollow is a premier senior residence for those who want to remain close to friends, family and the city’s vibrant culture. The Legacy maintains a strong tradition of serving the Jewish community, with the Dallas Home for Jewish Aged recently relocating to the modern and elegant surroundings of the Legacy.



Akiba Academy of Dallas

Karen Hazan-Cohen, Director of Admissions
Phone: (214) 295-3419
Akiba Academy provides a superior general and Judaic education to children in preschool through 8th grade. We invite you to visit classrooms (low student-teacher ratio), meet our outstanding faculty (caring and experienced), and visit our modern, inspirational campus (nurturing environment). We offer Discovery, a comprehensive after-school program: experience the adventure!

Ann and Nate Levine Academy, A Solomon Schechter School

Mireille Allen, Director of Admission
Phone: (972) 248-3032
Ann and Nate Levine Academy, serving students from early childhood through 8th grade, is an inclusive Conservative Jewish day school which inspires a passion for learning and graduates confident, ethical, Jewish citizens and leaders.  It tailors its teaching to each child’s need and strength, and not to class average.

Congregation Beth Torah Preschool & Kindergarten

Esther Cohen
Phone: (972) 234-1542, ext. 222
Fax: (972) 680-9047
Beth Torah Preschool & Kindergarten and Camp Chaverim provide year-round programs in a nurturing Jewish environment. We offer a full-day option for school. Camp offers a seven-week experience. Both programs offer physical activities: Mr. Donovan, My Gym & Stretch-n-Grow. Flexible schedules available. Call for an appointment or stop by.

Yavneh Academy of Dallas

Donald R. O’Quinn
Phone: (214) 295-3500
Fax: (214) 295-3505
Yavneh Academy is Dallas’ only co-ed Jewish college preparatory high school. The school hosts small classes that guarantee individualized attention and teachers that are nationally recognized for their excellence and expertise. Students participate in championship sports teams, mock trial, debate, theatre, music and other extracurricular activities.

Educational Consultant

Cohen’s College Connection

Carol Gene Cohen
Phone: (972) 381-9990
Fax: (972) 381-9997
Cohen’s College Connection is THE college advantage!  Your students deserve the most accurate information and premier expertise. We provide essay coaching, application assistance, and college and career planning.  CCC is associated with the Independent Educational Consultants Association, the Higher Educational Consultants Association and the National Association for College Admission Counseling.

College and Career Kon-ver-SAY-shuns

Barbara Benjamin- Trevino
Phone: (817) 946-6162
College and Career Kon-ver-SAY-shuns offers individualized consulting and mentoring services to help you create an action plan for the future – a plan that is compatible with your interests and best meets your needs.  College services are available for perspective students and families. Career services are available for career seekers at all levels.


Forest Lane Pediatrics

Dr. Ron Blair, Dr. Chris Straughn, Dr. Chris McGonnell, Dr. Ann Liu,  Dr. Michelle Kravitz, & Dr. Damien Mitchell
Phone: Dallas: (972) 284-7770
Plano: (972) 526-0700
Fax: (972) 284-7780
We are here to care for your children from birth until college. We are a team of board certified pediatricians whose aim is your child’s good health and your satisfaction. Please call us for a prenatal visit or parent consult.

Healthy Texan Pediatrics & Family Medicine

Shelley Weiss, MD & Simma Weiss, MD
Phone: (972) 566-4286
Fax: (972) 566-8634
Conveniently located at Medical City Hospital, Shelley Weiss, MD board certified pediatrician, and Simma Weiss, MD board certified family physician proudly provide health care to the families of our Jewish Community. We care for patients of all ages and all stages.

Summer Program

URJ Greene Family Camp

Loui Dobin, Director
Stefani Rozen, Rabbi Ana Bonnheim, Scott Braswell, Asst Directors
Phone: (254) 859-5411
Fax: (254) 859-5225
The URJ Greene Family Camp has been offering wonderful facilities and fantastic programs to the Jewish youth and families of the Southwest since 1976. The summer program is geared toward campers entering grades 2-10. Check out our new facilities and download an application on the website. Contact GFC for more information.

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