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Winter Storm Relief 

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If you’d like to make a financial contribution to help with the winter storm relief, we encourage you to do so via Temple’s Disaster Relief Fund.

In an effort to help our members who have been directly affected by the winter storm, we are gathering a non-exhaustive list of Temple members who work in specific fields that may be useful. If you work in any of the following areas, and feel comfortable having members reach out to you, please email Julie Meyer

Home builders/general contractors: 

  • Yosi Samra (Water Mitigation Company) | Cell: 516-850-9674 | Web: Y & J Restoration


Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning 

  • Danny Cavness | Cell: 469-285-0407 | Email: (*recommended by Temple members) 


Home/apartment rentals:  

  • Lauren Savariego | Cell: 214-682-5088 | Email: 
  • Debra Williams | Cell: 214-808-3338 | Email: 
  • Compass Real Estate Broker, Liz Chalfant | Cell: 469-767-7077 
  • Legacy Apartment Locators, Lorre Degani | Email: 
  • The Freeman Team Realtors, Jennifer Block | Cell: 972-571-5585 
  • Briggs Freeman Sotheby's, Sam Silverman (Global Real Estate Advisor) | Cell: 520.820.3084 


  • Build Outdoors, Ross Kollinger | Cell: 972-277-1658 (Fences, Decks, Pergolas, Arbors, Outdoor living spaces, Hardscaping, Licensed Irrigation) 
  • Round Tree Landscaping, Bram Franklin | Cell: 214-824-7036 (Including pruning, retaining walls, pool)  

Navigating insurance questions: 


If you need a referral, please contact Meredith Pryzant. Email will be the most reliable method of contact. If you would like to call, you can leave a message for Meredith at 214-706-0000.  

Please be advised that any lay, expert or legal opinion or advice given are those of the individual offering it, and are not those of Temple Emanu-El, or any of their employees, staff or clergy. 

If you are experiencing an emergency or will need significant home repairs post-severe weather and need assistance, Dallas Hebrew Free Loan Association has $500 emergency loans (no guarantor needed) and $7500 general loans available. Email for more information. 

Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas is available to help with counseling services and food insecurity, among other things.  For more information, visit their website at, or contact them via email at or phone at 972-437-9950, extension 340. 

As we receive information on other ways you can help, we will update our Temple Responds webpage.  
As always, our clergy and staff are here for you. Don’t hesitate to reach out to your Temple family.