Scout paves way to Eagle rank with walkway project for TSTI

Scout paves way to Eagle rank with walkway project for TSTI

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Ryan Saurborn, 17, of Maplewood, has been a Boy Scout since the second grade, working his way up from Cub Scout through Boy Scout ranks and completing dozens of merit badges. As part of his work toward attaining Eagle Scout rank, he chose his synagogue, Temple Sharey-Tefilo Israel in South Orange, […]

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 […]

TSTI summer camp volunteer pays a gift forward

TSTI summer camp volunteer pays a gift forward

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Sam Bodack, 12, of Millburn, attended preschool at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel as a young child and volunteered this summer in the preschool’s camp program. When he was given an Amazon gift card as a thank-you gift, he immediately thought of giving back to the preschool in some meaningful way. “I was […]

New TSTI president imparts lessons to synagogue members of all ages

New TSTI president imparts lessons to synagogue members of all ages

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Max Weisenfeld fondly remembers his childhood synagogue in upstate New York, with community seders, synagogue football games, his mother’s involvement in the Sisterhood and his parents’ long-time board service. Those memories have helped shape his own involvement at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange, where he and his wife, Gale, have […]

Maplewood boy collects, donates books for mitzvah project

Maplewood boy collects, donates books for mitzvah project

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Even though his bar mitzvah date is 15 months away, Samuel Nasberg-Abrams, 11, of Maplewood, figured there’s no time like the present to start implementing his service project. A student at the Linda & Rudy Slucker Religious School at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange, he has set up a book […]

Cohen looks back at 26 years with Sharey Tefilo-Israel

Cohen celebrates his silver anniversary as rabbi with TSTI

Cohen looks back at 26 years with Sharey Tefilo-Israel

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Members of Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange gathered at the Maplewood Country Club on May 31 to celebrate the silver anniversary of Rabbi Daniel Cohen, who has been with the congregation since becoming a rabbi. Staying put for 25 years is a rarity, and Cohen has been at TSTI since […]

TSTI celebrates 2018 confirmands

TSTI celebrates 2018 confirmands

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Eighteen students from Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange celebrated their confirmation during the Friday evening service on May 18. The 10th-graders have completed a year of study with synagogue clergy members that focused on various aspects of Jewish identity, preparing them to become active members of the Jewish community. The […]

Brafman, Wyatt win TSTI Volunteer Service Award

Brafman, Wyatt win TSTI Volunteer Service Award

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Two members of Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange were honored at the Reform synagogue’s annual congregational meeting on May 16. Arlene Brafman of West Orange and Cyndy Wyatt of Short Hills received TSTI’s Volunteer Service Award in recognition of their outstanding contributions to TSTI and the wider community. TSTI Board […]

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