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 […]

Graduating TSTI students share favorite memories at ceremony

Graduating TSTI students share favorite memories at ceremony

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, the Reform synagogue in South Orange, bade a fond farewell on May 4 to its latest graduating class from Hebrew High, senior youth group STISY and the religious school’s madrichim, or classroom aide, programs. The 12th-grade students, who led the Friday evening service, spoke about their experiences as […]

TSTI prepares to celebrate rabbi’s 25th anniversary

TSTI prepares to celebrate rabbi’s 25th anniversary

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Rabbi Daniel Cohen has the unusual distinction of serving only one synagogue throughout his entire career, from rabbinic internship through this year, which marks the 25th anniversary of his rabbinic ordination and his 26th year at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel. The community celebration will begin with a gala on Thursday, May 31, […]

TSTI hosts programs in May

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, the Reform synagogue in South Orange, invites the public to the following events in May: On Thursdays, May 3 and 17, experience Hebrew chant and mindfulness meditation every other Thursday at 9:30 a.m. with the Mindfulness Meditation and Chant Group, facilitated by Beth Sandweiss. Sandweiss uses simple melodies, […]

TSTI members bond through ParenTeen Connection

TSTI members bond through ParenTeen Connection

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — A casual conversation Randi Rievman had with another synagogue member about their children last summer has led to the formation of Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel’s ParenTeen Connection, a group that brings together families of high school students for conversation and connections during social events. Rievman and her husband, Josh, of Short Hills, […]

Towns remember horrors of Holocaust

Towns remember horrors of Holocaust

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Hundreds of South Orange and Maplewood residents came together on Sunday, April 15, to remember the victims of the Holocaust and to pledge that such an atrocity will not happen again on their watch. The Holocaust is the name given to the mass murder of Jews, homosexuals, disabled people, Romani and […]

TSTI to host dinner with ADL rep

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, the Reform synagogue at 432 Scotland Road in South Orange, will host a Shabbat, Scholar and Supper on Friday, April 27. The speaker will be Joshua Cohen, regional director of the Anti-Defamation League’s New Jersey office, who will address the congregation during dinner with the topic: “Imagine a […]