TSTI snowbirds stay connected during ‘winter break’

SO-tsti snow birds-CDELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Rabbi Daniel Cohen, standing, far right, of Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange paid a recent visit to several dozen synagogue members who spend the winter or live full-time in Florida.

“Our seniors may be in the Sunshine State now, but they are never far from our hearts,” Cohen said in a release. “We look forward to welcoming them back in the spring.”

Cohen joined hosts Marge Weil of South Orange, seated center, and former Maplewood resident Judy Heyman, second from right, who now resides in Boca Raton, as well as other TSTI snowbirds at a luncheon at Gleneagles Country Club in Delray Beach. The Reform synagogue also helps its seniors, and others who live or travel out of the area, stay connected to their community by live streaming services via a link on its website.

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, located at 432 Scotland Road in South Orange, is a vibrant Reform congregation that offers lifelong learning for adults as well as Early Childhood Education, Religious School, teen programs, and a full complement of religious services and cultural programs each month. TSTI serves member families from Maplewood, the Oranges, Livingston, Millburn, Short Hills and surrounding areas. For more information, visit www.tsti.org.