TSTI notes success with its online Camp@Home for young children

TSTI notes success with its online Camp@Home for young children

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On June 15, Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel launched TSTI Camp@Home, a virtual summer camp experience for children in pre-K through second grade. According to Camp Director Bela Barbosa, the program, which meets weekday mornings via Zoom, has been embraced with enthusiasm from campers, parents and counselors. TSTI Camp@Home provides opportunities for youngsters […]

TSTI student harnesses technology to create ‘My Family Story’

TSTI student harnesses technology to create ‘My Family Story’

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Every year, the fourth-grade religious school students at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange participate in “My Family Story,” an international Jewish heritage program sponsored by the Museum of the Jewish People of Beit Hatfutsot in Tel Aviv, Israel. The program is designed to connect students to their families’ personal stories […]

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel introduces TSTI Camp@Home

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel introduces TSTI Camp@Home

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Camp may not include playgrounds or swimming pools this year, but that isn’t stopping Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange from offering a realistic camp experience with TSTI Camp@Home for children in preschool through second grade, which begins Monday, June 15. After transitioning to online learning, community-building and worship in response […]

TSTI takes entire congregational programming online

TSTI takes entire congregational programming online

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Houses of worship throughout the area have taken their services out of the sanctuary to online platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to the guidance and leadership of the clergy, led by Rabbi Daniel Cohen — Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel’s tech-savvy spiritual leader — temple staff, lay leaders and volunteers moved a […]

TSTI hosts black/Jewish solidarity event in honor of Black History Month

TSTI hosts black/Jewish solidarity event in honor of Black History Month

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Gallery at TSTI, the art gallery at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange, was the site of a communitywide event, “Black/Jewish Solidarity: Building Together” on Sunday, Feb. 23. The program was coordinated by the synagogue’s social justice task force in partnership with SOMA Justice and the Community Coalition on Race. […]

Upcoming events at TSTI

Upcoming events at TSTI

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, located at 432 Scotland Road in South Orange, invites the public to the following programs in March: Wednesday, March 4, at 7 p.m., learn about Sister Rose Thering at the screening of “Sister Rose’s Passion,” a short documentary about her life’s work to remove anti-Semitic teachings from the […]

TSTI gallery will feature black artists’ reflections on civil rights

TSTI gallery will feature black artists’ reflections on civil rights

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Starting in mid-February, the Gallery at TSTI, the synagogue-run art space at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, 432 Scotland Road in South Orange, will host an exhibit focused on the American civil rights era. The show, which is opening during Black History Month, will feature artwork by black artists that interprets their concepts […]

TSTI preschool to hold open house for prospective families

TSTI preschool to hold open house for prospective families

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Iris Family Center for Early Childhood Education — the community preschool at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange — will hold an open house on Sunday, Jan. 26, from 2 to 3 p.m. Families interested in learning about the preschool’s play-based programming are welcome to attend, tour the spaces, and […]

AIDS Memorial Quilt came to TSTI in South Orange

AIDS Memorial Quilt came to TSTI in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — A section of the famous AIDS Memorial Quilt, the largest piece of community folk art in the country, was on display recently at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange.  The TSTI Social Justice Task Force hosted a special educational event, “AIDS Quilt: Meaning and Remembrance,” on Dec. 8 for members with […]

‘Open Essex’ exhibit draws many to Nov. 10 opening

‘Open Essex’ exhibit draws many to Nov. 10 opening

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Gallery at TSTI — the art space at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange — held a festive opening on Nov. 10 for its “Open Essex” exhibit, which has 77 pieces from 30 Essex County artists on display, comprising two-dimensional paintings in various media, photographs and sculptures. The event drew […]

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