TSTI celebrates confirmands

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, the Reform synagogue in South Orange, celebrated this year’s confirmation class on Friday, June 2, with a student-led service that featured students’ reflections on the year’s study as well as their place among the Jewish people. The curriculum covered theology and the students’ personal concept of God, a […]

TSTI honors member volunteers

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange recently recognized three members at its annual congregational meeting in May. The 2017 TSTI Volunteer Service awards, given by board President Sue Wishnow of Short Hills, went to Joel Scharf of Monroe Township, Sheryl Harpel of Short Hills and Alan Levine of South Orange. “Each […]

TSTI students celebrate 2017 Hebrew High graduation

TSTI students celebrate 2017 Hebrew High graduation

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The 12th-grade class members at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel celebrated the completion of their Hebrew High program at a student-led service on Friday, May 5. Twenty students from South Orange and surrounding towns graduated this year. The Reform synagogue’s Hebrew High program incorporates many different aspects of Jewish learning; students explore issues […]

TSTI hosts cultural, musical and mindfulness programs

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, the Reform synagogue in South Orange, invites area residents of all ages to the following programs in May: On Sunday, May 7, at 7 p.m., TSTI will screen the film “Bethlehem,” by Israeli director Yuval Adler, about Israeli counterterrorism. The screening will be followed by an interactive discussion […]

Religious school parents at TSTI pound it out for charity

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Linda and Rudy Slucker Religious School at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange recently sponsored a pound fit class to benefit Girls Helping Girls. Period., which distributes feminine hygiene products to girls and women in need. Approximately two dozen women, whose children attend the religious school or are synagogue members, […]

Deadheads, get ready for the Two Town Shakedown

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Deadheads and classic rock fans will have a chance to rock out to their favorite tunes when Dead Space, New Jersey’s premier Grateful Dead tribute band, performs at Two Town Shakedown, a benefit concert on Saturday, May 6, at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are charged […]

Preschoolers at TSTI get hands-on about Passover matzo

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The 3-year-old classes at the Iris Family Center for Early Childhood Education at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel got up close and personal with matzo preparation, in advance of the Passover holiday. Rabbi Yisroel Rosenblum of the Living Legacy program brought a model matzo bakery for the youngsters at the South Orange synagogue, […]

TSTI celebrates Purim with Abba spoof, crafts and games

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The community at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel got into the Purim spirit with a day of games, crafts and a spoof on the Book of Esther featuring the musical stylings of Abba. As is the custom, youngsters and some adults dressed up in costumes, made various craft projects, played carnival games, and […]

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