High Holiday Food Drive a great success at TBA

High Holiday Food Drive a great success at TBA

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Temple B’nai Abraham Social Action Committee held its annual High Holiday Food Drive, between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, which yielded tons of food. The collected items were donated to local social agencies, including Livingston CHOW and the Bobrow Family Kosher Food Pantry at Oheb Shalom in South Orange, where there […]

Tashlich at Daughters of Israel

Tashlich at Daughters of Israel

WEST ORANGE, NJ — At Daughters of Israel, Sandye Garrison, a former Hollywood producer and casting agent, led some fellow residents on the Laurie Pavilion in a symbolic indoor tashlich ceremony. Tashlich is a customary ritual during the Jewish High Holy Days period, in which prayers are recited and sins are metaphorically cast away into […]

TSTI invites public to High Holy Day services for children

TSTI invites public to High Holy Day services for children

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, the Reform synagogue in South Orange, invites area residents to enjoy family-friendly services for the High Holy Days, designed for young children with their parents or grandparents. These afternoon services, which are open to all, incorporate song with prayers and age-appropriate stories. Children must be accompanied by an […]

Selichot at Temple B’nai Abraham

Selichot at Temple B’nai Abraham

LIVINGSTON, NJ — On Saturday, Sept. 1, beginning at 9 p.m., Temple B’nai Abraham, located at 300 East Northfield Road in Livingston, will hold its observance of Selichot with light refreshments, followed by a brief service at 10 p.m. Selichot, literally “forgiveness,” is the service held on a Saturday evening before Rosh Hashanah to help […]

Federation offers complimentary High Holy Day tickets for newcomers

Federation offers complimentary High Holy Day tickets for newcomers

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — MetroPass, a collaborative program between Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ and area synagogues, provides qualified newcomers to the community — or to synagogue life — with complimentary High Holy Day tickets. In its eighth year, this program is designed to lower the barriers of entry and to encourage Jewish people […]

TSTI families pick apples for Rosh Hashanah

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — As they do every year, families from Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange gathered to pick apples and enjoy the outdoors in celebration of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. An enduring holiday symbol is the apple, usually dipped in honey to signify a sweet new year. Pre-school and religious school […]

Intergenerational High Holy Days at TSTI

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, the Reform synagogue in South Orange, invites the public to experience Erev Rosh Hashanah like never before. On Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 5:30 p.m., the Afro-Semitic Experience will usher in the new year with its unique musical style. The group’s blend of jazz, klezmer, traditional and modern music […]

Beth El’s schedule for High Holy Days

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Congregation Beth El in South Orange has announced its worship and program schedule for the upcoming High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah worship, from Sept. 20 through 22, and Yom Kippur worship on Sept. 29 and 30, will be led by Olitzky and guest Cantor Galeet […]

Federation announces free High Holy Day tickets for newcomers

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — MetroPass, a collaborative program between Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ and area synagogues, is designed to provide newcomers to the community — or to synagogue life — with complimentary High Holy Day tickets. In its seventh year, this program is designed to lower the barriers of entry and to encourage […]

TSTI members welcome new year with apple picking

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Approximately 30 adults and children from Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel celebrated the start of the Jewish New Year by spending the day with an enduring symbol of the holiday — apples. Members of the South Orange Reform synagogue enjoyed a day picking apples at Alstede Farms in Chester on the second day […]