The Weekly Newsletter From Nishmat Am
2113 W. Spring Creek Parkway
Plano, Texas  75023
Ph: 972-618-2200   -   Fax: 972-618-2216   -   info@nishmatam.org    -    www.nishmatam.org
IN THIS ISSUE!
Friday Night and
 Shabbat Services
Dr. Luis Cortest, 
Scholar-in-Residence 
Dec 6 & 7
Movie Night 
at Nishmat Am
Sisterhood
Rabbi Cohen's 5oth Anniversary Celebration
Altman Family 
Religious School Shabbat
Refuah Shleima
Cemetery Plots
In Our Community 
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Support Nishmat Am
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HOSPITALITY
  • If you know of someone in need of assistance or support
  • if you are able to visit the sick or prepare a meal
  • if you are able to provide
    transportation to a doctor
Please contact  Judy Kanoon at  469-556-7436
or
contact the office at    972-618-2200 
SPONSOR A KIDDUSH OR FRIDAY NIGHT ONEG!
           
in honor or in memory
of a special friend or loved one.

 For more details, please contact Nishmat Am
at (972) 618-2200
or email us at info@nishmatam.org.
Support  MANY WAYS TO SUPPORT NISHMAT AM
There are many ways you can help support
Nishmat Am: 
* General Donations
* Rabbi's Discretionary      
    Fund
* Yahrzeit Plaque
* Plant a Tree in Israel
* Sponsor a Kiddush/Oneg
* Book Fund
* Matching Gifts
* Create Your Legacy

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Social Center Available
  • Rent for your next event
  • Available for ongoing classes during the week
  • Private parties
Contact the office for more information and availability.
 
THIS COMING 
SHABBAT
December 6, 7  2019
Parshat Vayeitzei

Scholar-in Residence
Dr. Luis Cortest
"The Golden Age of Spain"


Candle Lighting
5:03 PM

Friday, December 6
6:30 PM Kabbalat Shabbat and evening service in the 
Borin-Black Sanctuary
Dinner and Lecture by Dr. Luis Cortest - see below
(Make reservations for dinner today)

Shabbat, December 7
8:30 AM Torah Reflections: Study of the weekly parsha with Rabbi Cohen in the Fulero Family Library

9:30 AM  Morning services in the Borin-Black Sanctuary
Lecture by Dr. Luis Cortest (see below)


Kiddush following services in our Social Center
sponsored by 
Dr. David and Gerri Patterson in honor of our Scholar-in Residence, Dr. Luis Cortest

SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE SHABBAT 
  
Dec 6 & 7, 2019
  Dr. Luis Cortest
will offer two lectures on 
The Golden Age of Spain
                                         
 
 Friday Night Dec 6
Services at 6:30 PM, followed by Shabbat Dinner 
Dr. Cortest will speak at dinner on
 
"The Jews in the Golden Age of Spain"
 
Please make your reservations for our traditional Shabbat dinner by calling 214-551-2314
 
Adults $18         Children 6-15, $12           Under 6 free
Reservations for Dinner must be made today
Call 214-551-2314
                _________________________________ 
 
       Shabbat Morning Dec 7
   Dr. Cortest will speak at Shabbat morning services on
 
"The Expulsion of Spanish Jewry 
and its Aftermath"
 
Dr. Luis Cortest is Professor of Spanish at the University of Oklahoma and, from 1992 till 1999, served as its Chair of the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Linguistics . 
 
Professor Cortest studied at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid before he was awarded a Ph. D. in Medieval Hispanic literatures at the University of California, Berkeley. 
 
His principal interests include: Spanish religious writers of the sixteenth century, Medieval Spanish literature, the history of Spanish Scholasticism and Natural Law Theory. He has written numerous books on these topics.
 
The community is invited to hear this distinguished scholar speak on these fascinating topics.
 
 
We are grateful to Dr. David and Gerri Patterson for sponsoring this program.
 
 
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
7:00 Pm
Election of Officers and Board of Directors
Synagogue Reports and Updates
Movie Night at Nishmat Am
 
Thursday December 12 at 7:30 PM
 
 
"The Golden Age 
of Second Avenue"
 
Second Avenue in New York was the home of the Yiddish Theater experience that brought joy, tears and laughter to the struggling Jewish immigrants of the Lower East Side. You won't want to miss this beauty of a documentary film that takes us back to the art form that shaped Jewish culture in the twentieth century. Featuring Herschel Bernardi and clips from stage performances of great Yiddish actors. Yiddish dialogue is with sub-titles.
 
SISTERHOOD

Women Love to Learn
Tuesday December 17, 2019 at 12:30 PM
Gerri Patterson will speak on her recent trip to India and its Jewish community. Lunch is $5.00  

Hanukkah Brunch      
Sunday December 22, 2019 at 11:00 AM
Milk & Honey restaurant on Coit Road in Dallas

Next Meeting
Sunday January 12, 2020 at 11:00 AM
This meeting will include a gentle flow yoga class. Please ring a mat if you have one.

RSVP is needed for all three programs to
ssiegel@nishmatam.org or call 972-618-2200


TORAH REFLECTIONS - IN THE FULERO LIBRARY
Study of the weekly portion with Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen each Shabbat morning, prior to services  8:30-9:30 AM. An incredible experience in Torah learning! 

The entire community will be celebrating 
Rabbi Cohen's 50th Anniversary 
as a member of the clergy in the Dallas area
on 
Sunday, April 5, 2020
Renaissance Hotel
Addison, TX

SAVE THE DATE
SUPPORT THE EVENT
VISIT THE WEBSITE

50yearswithyitz.com



 

and sign up for the 2019-2020 school year
 
For more information, contact:
Congregation Nishmat Am
2113 W Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, TX 75023
(972) 618-2200 | info@nishmatam.org 
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REFUAH REFUAH SHLEIMA
 
REFUAH SHLEIMA refua
A speedy recovery to
 
Randi Alter, Ruth Altman, Olga Sanchez Arroyo, Richard Baumann, Ted Blum,  Rosie Chavez,  Rosie Cohen, Ann Donald, Santvana Singh, Constantine Ellington, Moses Eskenazi, Farida Esquenazi, Stephanie Fleishman, Colin Friedman, Stan Friedman, Marsha Friedman, Evelin Gabbay, Errol Hepker, Gloria Kahn, Ahron Katz, Sabra Klein,  Allen Landerman, Ron Lipski, Steve I. Roth,  Judith Speizer, Jane Winer

    

PLEASE NOTE:

If you know of any member who is ill or in the hospital, please inform our office or contact Rabbi Cohen directly.  In addition, if you know of anyone of Jewish faith in the hospital that would benefit from a visit, also let us know.  

PLANNING AHEAD, CEMETERY PLOTS

Purchasing a plot now protects from you from any price increases. In addition, purchasing a plot now saves the family much stress of having to pay it in full on the day it is needed.

We also have a single plot for sale in the Garden of David section of Sparkman-Hillcrest.

For information about the purchase of cemetery plots contact Stanley Siegel at 972-618-2200 or ssiegel@nishmatam.org. 


IN OUR COMMUNITY 

Community Calendar                                                         To find out what's happening in the Greater Dallas Jewish community, visit the 
Online Community Calendar
 
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Congregation Nishmat Am 

2113 W. Spring Creek Parkway

Plano, TX  75023

Ph:(972) 618-2200  -  Fax:(972) 618-2216

Email:  info@nishmatam.org 

http://www.nishmatam.org 

We wish you Shabbat Shalom!

       President: Allen Landerman
       Rabbi :  Yitzchak Cohen
       Executive Director:  Stanley Siegel
       Religious School Head Teacher : Alma Ben-Yaakov