SOPAC presents Nefesh Mountain Hanukkah concert at area synagogue

SOPAC presents Nefesh Mountain Hanukkah concert at area synagogue

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Montclair-based Nefesh Mountain has been hailed as a boundary pushing bluegrass Americana band. They’re among the first to give voice and openly represent Jewish American culture, traditions, values and spirituality in the world of American roots music. Fronted by married couple Doni Zasloff and Eric Lindberg, Nefesh Mountain will perform a […]

TSTI in South Orange holds confirmation ceremony for students

TSTI in South Orange holds confirmation ceremony for students

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, the Reform synagogue in South Orange, held its service and ceremony for the 2021 confirmation class on Friday, May 21. Throughout the year, the 10th-grade students attended classes remotely, during which they followed and discussed current events with a focus on social justice through a Jewish lens. The […]

South Orange–Maplewood community remembers the Holocaust at annual interfaith service

South Orange–Maplewood community remembers the Holocaust at annual interfaith service

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange and Maplewood community came together on April 18 for “Remember & Tell: The SOMA Interfaith Holocaust Service,” to remember the 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Despite the annual event being held virtually this year, it was incredibly poignant; the virtual platform actually allowed for […]

March events at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange

March events at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange is hosting online programs focused on the arts, social justice and Jewish learning in March. The programs, which are free of charge and open to all, will be held via Zoom; registration in advance for all is required. Details and registration links are as follows: […]

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. […]

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