Towns remember horrors of Holocaust

Interfaith Holocaust Service focuses on displaced persons then and today

Towns remember horrors of Holocaust

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The atmosphere was somber yet uplifting at Congregation Oheb Shalom Sunday, May 1, as the South Orange-Maplewood community united to remember the victims of the Holocaust and to pledge to work for change to prevent similar atrocities. The South Orange / Maplewood Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance Committee held its 39th annual Interfaith […]

TSTI members open homes to fellow congregants for Shabbat B’Bayit

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Eleven members of Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange opened their homes on a recent Friday evening for Shabbat B’Bayit, or “Shabbat in the home.” Congregants from throughout Essex and neighboring counties shared Shabbat dinner at synagogue members’ homes in South Orange, Maplewood and Short Hills. Approximately 160 people of all […]

TSTI, WAE Center, Arts Unbound partner to promote inclusion

SOUTH ORANGE / WEST ORANGE / ORANGE, NJ — Inclusion is part of the communal DNA at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange, from the Reform synagogue’s fully accessible physical plant to its commitment to welcoming all students to its religious school. TSTI’s efforts have led it to be recognized as an Exemplar Congregation — […]

Helping yourself to some hamantaschen

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The eighth-grade class at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel’s Hebrew High School got into the Purim spirit by baking hamantaschen, the filled-pocket pastry associated with the Jewish holiday which falls this year on March 24. Hamantaschen refer to the tri-cornered hat worn by the evil minister, Haman, a prominent character in the Book […]

TSTI offers transitional pre-K program

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange area families with children who need a little more time and attention before starting kindergarten can enroll in Explorers, a transitional pre-K offered by Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel’s Iris Family Center for Early Childhood Education. The program is open to all families whose children have completed preschool, and registrations for […]

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