How Does WRJ Help:  Connect Our Children and Young Adults

  • Scholarships to ECEC (Early Childhood Educational Center)
  • Scholarships to Youth Learning and Engagement (formerly Religious School)
  • Financial support of Youth Learning and Engagement for 3rd grade retreat during school year to Greene Family Camp
  • Support of Youth Learning & Engagement Variety Show
  • Support of Sukkat Shalom Guest Speaker for Children and Families
  • Scholarships for Bar/Bat Mitzvah students
  • Scholarships for Greene Family Camp
  • Scholarships for trips to Israel
  • Scholarships for Temple members studying to become Rabbis, Cantors and Jewish professionals
  • Gifts for Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebrants on their special day
  • Chanukah and Purim celebrations
  • Prayer books for Confirmands
  • Packages to Temple members who are students in college, post-graduate studies or boarding school


How Does WRJ Help:  Connect Our Temple Community

  • Welcome new Temple members: a connection point for becoming part of the Temple family
  • Support of New Temple Member Havdalot with Clergy
  • Support of Ta’am Shabbat Dinner for new Temple members
  • Support of Celebration Dinner for 50+ year members or those married 50+ years
  • Support of Tycher Gathering Space Early Oneg Enhancement
  • Refreshments for oneg and pre-oneg celebrations (with Brotherhood) before and after Friday Shabbat services
  • Judaic Treasures Gift Shop: WRJ-operated Judaica shop providing extensive Judaica merchandise and art objects, plus educational assistance with Jewish ritual objects to Temple congregants and the community
  • Mentoring for in-home celebration of holidays and maintaining a Jewish home
  • Mentoring for Mah Jongg social connections
  • Providing LifeLights Pastoral Pamphlets
  • Coordinating homemade and delivered  meals to Temple’s new mothers
  • Support of Congregational Shabbat Nosh lunches
  • Docent-led tours of our beautiful Temple building
  • Support of renovation of grassy area south of Olan Sanctuary
  • Break-the-Fast assistance for High Holy Days
  • Sukkah decorations for Sukkot celebrations
  • Latkes and cookies for congregants for the Temple Hanukkah celebration
  • World Union for Progressive Judaism Shabbat congregational kiddush luncheon



How Does WRJ Help: Connect to Each Other

  • Lilith Salons: small discussion groups in private homes, with topics based on Lilith Magazine articles
  • Variety of programs, entertaining and educational, of interest both to women and men, daytime and evenings
  • Mentoring for quilting and other needlework for personal and charity projects
  • General meetings, welcoming all Temple members, with an opportunity to visit


How Does WRJ Help: Connect to Our Dallas Area Community

  • Vickery Meadows neighborhood social justice projects: financial and volunteer support including Heart House after school tutoring program, Vickery Meadows Food Pantry and Pebbles Apartments
  • Leah’s Kitchen Thanksgiving celebration: WRJ volunteers serve a wonderful meal lovingly donated by the Pollman family to Vickery Meadows students and their families
  • Interfaith study through Daughters of Abraham: Jewish, Christian and Muslim participants, with multi-faith discussions and learning about our 3 different religions with women representing issues we all share
  •  Shabbat dinner for CHAI (Community Homes for Adults Inc.) residents and their families


How Does WRJ Help:  Connect Around the Globe

  • World Union for Progressive Judaism contributions
  • Support of Jewish Braille program
  • WRJ Youth, Education and Special Projects (Y.E.S. Fund) contributions at an award-winning level

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