TSTI’s incoming youth group board attends annual retreat

TSTI’s incoming youth group board attends annual retreat

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The new board of Sharey-Tefilo Israel Senior Youth, the senior youth group at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange, recently enjoyed an overnight training retreat at the synagogue. The students spent the night bonding, learning, preparing for the High Holy Days and had a lot of fun. The board retreat provides […]

The High Holy Days at TSTI

The High Holy Days at TSTI

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, a 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 services, which are open to all, incorporate song with prayers and age-appropriate stories. Children must be accompanied by an adult. […]

Butnick to discuss ‘The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia’ at TSTI

Butnick to discuss ‘The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia’ at TSTI

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Stephanie Butnick, a journalist and host of the leading Jewish podcast “Unorthodox,” will share insights about her newest book, “The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia” at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel on Friday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m. during the evening worship service. The service and discussion are open to all.  Butnick, who co-authored the […]

Upcoming TSTI programs

Upcoming TSTI programs

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, located at 432 Scotland Road in South Orange, will host the following programs, which are free and open to all. On Tuesdays, Sept. 3 and 17, at 9 a.m., learn how to practice different types of meditation, focusing on the breath, loving-kindness and awareness in a Jewish context […]

TSTI’s Women’s Connection gathers for annual Summer Soiree

TSTI’s Women’s Connection gathers for annual Summer Soiree

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Members of the Women’s Connection of Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange gathered with other congregants on Thursday, July 25, for the group’s annual Summer Soiree. The casual cocktail party, attended by 55 women, was held on the patio outside the Reform synagogue. The Women’s Connection is TSTI’s multi-generational group for […]

TSTI welcomes new executive director

TSTI welcomes new executive director

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — When Beth Blackman walked into Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange for her job interview to become the new executive director, she knew she’d found the right fit. “Everyone on the search committee was so welcoming and just walking into the building made my heart sing,” said Blackman, who is the […]

TSTI adult ed class on navigating social media for news

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — In today’s world of myriad social media and online news sources, it can be difficult to know which outlets to turn to for accurate reporting. Rabbi Daniel Cohen of Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange will lead a class titled “Finding Social Media Sources to Understand the Jewish World” on Thursday, […]

TSTI religious school students bake for Interfaith Food Pantry

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The religious school students at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange dove into their second Muffin Marathon on Sunday, Feb. 3, to benefit the Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges. Students and their families gathered in the synagogue kitchen after school to bake more than 400 muffins and decorate cards for […]