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May 2023


This yearly meeting serves as a chance to celebrate achievements, honor community members, and vote in our new board of directors.

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Sharing Successes

What is in a name?

ο»ΏCity of Dallas adopts a formal definition of "antisemitism."

From lighting the AT&T Discovery Plaza and Bank of America Plaza blue for Yom Ha'atzmaut, to passing a meaningful resolution condemning and defining antisemitism, the City of Dallas showed unwavering support for our community this week.

Thank you to Mayor Johnson and the Dallas City Council for this unanimous support. The efforts of AJC Dallas and ADL Texoma allow Jewish Dallas to feel seen, heard, and respected. We are grateful to the tireless efforts and advocacy of Jaynie Schultz (Dallas, District 11), and Cara Mendelsohn for (Dallas, District 12) and the Mayor's Anti-Hate Advisory Council, co-chaired by our Board Vice-chair Sherry Goldberg.

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Israel Independence Day (Yom Ha'atzmaut) Celebration Gathers Over 1,300

Jewish Dallas enjoyed some sweet Israel Independence Day (Yom Ha'atzmaut) celebrations at the JCC Dallas on Sunday. The event started with food and fun, and ended with a live performance from Itay Levi!

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Yom HaZikaron Ceremony Provides Somber Reflection

From the beginning, Israel Remembrance Day preceded Independence Day. While it is now formally recognized the day before Yom Ha'atzmaut, the importance and impact of the ceremony remains constant--even here in Dallas.

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Pictured: Harrison, NTO 39th Regional Aleph Godol and Rubin Kaplan AZA (left)

Ashley, NTO 39th Regional N’siah (right)

Training Tomorrow’s Leaders in Safety and Security

Props to our young adults from Dallas BBYO and students from UNT Hillel for their recent participation in active shooter training with our Security Director, Bill Humphrey, a former Dallas Deputy Chief of Police. 

Training covered essential scenarios such as run, hide, and fight, and was designed to help our Jewish community prepare for any situation that may arise.

Reach out to arrange for training and let's work together to build a stronger, and safer community.

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Dallas Israel Teen Tour 50th Reunion

Calling all Dallas Teen Tour Alumni!

If you visited Israel on a Dallas Teen Tour, please share your contact information. Please also send photos and stories to Sarah Katz and encourage your friends to do the same!


Ensuring the Safety of Jewish Communities in Texas: The Importance of Security and Vulnerability Assessments

In 2022, incidents targeting the Jewish community in the United States reached a historic high. A new report from the ADL highlights the need for awareness in the Jewish community.

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Upcoming Events

Israel at 75 Community Mission

November 3-11, 2023

Watch the exciting announcement summarizing the trip day-by-day and highlighting the unique pieces you'll discover with Jewish Dallas!

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IT Security Training with JPMorgan

May 10, 2023 β€’ 2:00-3:15 pm

Zoom Webinar

Protect and prepare by attending a cybersecurity training for IT professionals led by experts from JPMorgan!

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AJC Dallas CE Training

May 23, 2023 β€’ 2:00-3:15 pm

Learn about hate crimes and how attorneys can support marginalized communities. Earn continuing education credits while standing up against Jewish hate.

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Calendar Summary


May 1-31, 2023

ο»ΏJewish American Heritage Month

May 8-12, 2023

ο»ΏTeacher Appreciation Week

May 9, 2023 11:30 am-1:00 pm

Pacesetter Lunch with Special Guest Eric Fingerhut


May 10, 2023 2:00-3:15 pm

IT Cyber Security Training

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May 14, 2023

Mother's Day

May 15, 2023

Lag B'Omer

May 19, 2023

Yom Yerushalayim

May 25, 2023


May 26, 2023


May 29, 2023

Memorial Day



June 6, 2023

7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Annual Board Meeting

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June 18, 2023

Father's Day

June 19, 2023


June 21, 2023

First Day of Summer

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Connecting Our Community


One Happy Camper Grant for First-Time Overnighters β†—  

PJ Our Way Program for Kids 6-12 Years Old β†—  

Teacher Appreciation Week May 8-12 β†—

Enough about us--we want to share your celebrations, too! Share your milestone moments with, and your entry will be recognized in our next month's newsletter with a special callout.


Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas Leadership

Bill Finkelstein β€’ Board Chair

Dot Haymann β€’ Board Chair-Elect

Igor Alterman β€’ President and CEO


Thank You to Our 2023 Corporate Sponsors




Kahn Mechanical Contractors

Marsh McLennan Agency

Texas Jewish Post



Bank of Texas


Foley & Lardner LLP


Key-Whitman Eye Center,

Jeffrey Whitman, MD

Regent Properties


Bank of America

Cindi's NY Deli

Genecov Orthodontics,

Jeffrey S. Genecov, DDS, MSD

Haynes Boone

Holland & Knight LLP

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP,

Lisa Atlas Genecov

Price Realty Corporation,

Ann and Michael Ochstein

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital,

Dallas / Texas Health Resources Foundation