South Orange remembers those who served

Village honors servicemen, servicewomen at annual Memorial Day ceremony

South Orange remembers those who served

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Residents gathered at Meadowland Park to celebrate Memorial Day on May 27, reading the names of village locals who died while serving their country. Boy Scouts from Troop 60 read the names from World War I, World War II and the Korean, Vietnam and Iraq wars before dedicating a wreath near […]

TSTI says goodbye to executive director after 18 years

TSTI says goodbye to executive director after 18 years

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — In the Jewish religion, the number 18 has mystical significance as the symbol for “chai,” or life. It is also the number of years that Leslie Sporn has been at the center of life at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, serving the community with commitment, grace, a steady hand and a warm heart. […]

Area Jews pray together following anti-Semitic attack

Area Jews pray together following anti-Semitic attack

SOUTH ORANGE / WEST ORANGE, NJ — Under the leadership of commissioner Steven Weiner, the entire Temple Brotherhood Softball League paused for prayer before the start of its games on Sunday, April 28, in solidarity with the victims of the anti-Semitic attack at the Chabad of Poway in California the day before, which was both […]

TSTI students take artistic journey through Passover

TSTI students take artistic journey through Passover

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Religious school students at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange interpreted the Passover story through different media when artist Elizabeth Yaari led them on a creative journey. In the third grade, students and their families used bibliodrama to act out the Passover story, after which they created unique, hand-painted silk matzo […]

Sharey Tefilo-Israel launches art gallery

Sharey Tefilo-Israel launches art gallery

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Richard Koch, a long-time member of Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, 432 Scotland Road in South Orange, is a fine art photographer accustomed to showing his work. He also notices blank walls and imagines filling them with artwork. Some blank space at TSTI gave him an idea for his lifelong synagogue community: creating […]

TSTI teen trips expose students to history of American Judaism

TSTI teen trips expose students to history of American Judaism

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Hebrew High students at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange recently enjoyed two field trips that showcased different aspects of the American Jewish story, from immigration to the United States to modern-day Jewish life. Ninth-grade students spent a whirlwind weekend in Philadelphia exploring their Jewish roots within the foundation of the […]

TSTI teens get ‘Unorthodox’ visit by podcast host

TSTI teens get ‘Unorthodox’ visit by podcast host

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Hebrew High students at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel spent a meaningful evening in March with Stephanie Butnick, one of the hosts of “Unorthodox,” a popular weekly Jewish podcast. Butnick led a discussion about various issues facing today’s Jewish teenagers as they navigate the current social and religious landscape. The students engaged with […]

TSTI offers many programs in April

TSTI offers many programs in April

SOUTH ORANGE, — Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, located at 432 Scotland Road in South Orange, will host the following programs in April, which are open to all. On Wednesdays, April 3 and 17, May 8 and 22, and June 5 and 19, at 9 a.m., learn how to practice different types of meditation, focusing on the […]

TSTI invites public to programs in March

TSTI invites public to programs in March

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, located at 432 Scotland Road in South Orange, will host the following programs, which are free and open to all: On Wednesday, March 6 and 20, at 9 a.m., learn how to practice different types of meditation, focusing on the breath, loving-kindness and awareness in a Jewish context […]

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