TSTI Weekly Email June 16, 2011

Volunteers needed for Midnight Run with Bridges:  As you know, each year our STISY teens deliver food and clothing to the homeless in NYC.  We can ALL participate in this mitzvah by helping Bridges with deliveries in Newark, Irvington and NYC during the summer months.   Read below in the Tikun Olam section for more information.

Free Screening of Food, Inc.:  
This Wednesday, June 22 at 7pm, the TSTI and Barnert Temple Green Teams will be hosting an InterFaith Environment Event with the screening of this Academy Award nominated film at Barnert Temple in Franklin Lakes.  For more information, click here.  RSVP to Karen Dougherty.   

TSTI Golf Tournament Rescheduled:  The TSTI Golf Tournament has been rescheduled to Thursday, July 7.  Lunch starts at 11:30am followed by a 1pm tee time.

TSTI in Israel – December 2011: Join Rabbi Cohen and fellow TSTI members for a ten day family trip.  For details, itinerary and tour pricing, please contact Sunny Seglin





Bridges Midnight Runs this summer:  Adult and high school volunteers are needed to deliver food and clothing to the homeless in Newark, Irvington and NYC on Saturdays and Sundays this summer.  For details on dates and how to volunteer, please visit the Bridges website at www.bridgesoutreach.org  
Doing some spring cleaning?  Don’t forget that we have lots of suggestions for where you can donate your old things to help others in our Mitzvah Directory.  Kids looking for summer opportunities?  Check out theDirectory as well.

Hunger doesn’t go away just because School is out.  It is more important than ever to remember to BRING ONE:  Bring a non-perishable food item EACH TIME YOU COME TO TEMPLE to be donated to the Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges.  And maybe even make a few special trips now that our Schools are not in session!


Although many of us have different schedules in the summer, we still need to ensure a full contingent ofvolunteers at the Interfaith Food Pantry on the fourth Wednesday of every month.  If you can help over the summer, please contact  Janet Schwamm.  Kids (age 6 and up) are welcome to help as well!

Transportation is available for congregants who need a ride to services and temple events.  Contact Alice Forman at (973)736-3467 if you need a ride or if you can offer a ride to others.


Visit our website at www.tsti.org for information about our upcoming events


The Women’s Connection – 2nd Annual Summer Soiree:

SAVE THE DATE – Wed., July 13 at 7pm for Sangria and Sweets in the Mansion and Terrace.  No charge for this event.  Know someone who may be interested in joining TSTI?  Bring her along!  RSVP to Lisa Levine

or Pam Paro 


Parasha Sh’lach L’cha

Numbers 13:1-15:41 

Moses sends twelve scouts to Canaan to investigate the land and determine whether the people “who dwell in it are strong or weak, few or many.”   After 40 days, the scouts return. Ten of them report that the land is “flowing with milk and honey,” but that it is inhabited by a people much stronger than the Israelites. They report that “we were like grasshoppers” before them. Only Caleb and Joshua report that the land can, indeed, be conquered.  The people lose faith and complain that they should never have left Egypt. God is angered and decrees that it will take 40 years for the people to reach the land and that this generation will die before that time.  Only the next generation will be allowed to enter the Promised Land.

The parasha also includes a description of certain meal, wine and oil offerings, the punishment of death for anyone who gathers wood on Shabbat and the commandment to wear fringes on the four corners of garments  as a reminder to fulfill the Mitzvot.

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This email is as updated as possible.  However, Temple information is subject to change without notice.  For verification of any information, please call the Temple office at 973-763-4116 or visit www.tsti.org. 



Friday evening Shabbat Services during the summer will begin at 6pm 

Fri., June 17

Shabbat Service 6 pm

Sat., June 18
Minyan Service Gross Bet Midrash 9:15am




Mon., June 20 


Worship & Ritual Committee meeting 7pm

Wed., June 22

Meditation 11am


Religious School Board Meeting 7:30pm


Mazel Tov to…

Richard & Phyllis Seibert on the engagement of their son, Hilton, to Traci Seibert


Barbara and Jon Green on the engagement of their daughter, Jaclyn, to Sean Maraynes



Condolences to…


Debbie Granados on the death of her grandmother Estelle Mann


David Buchalter on the death of his mother Barbara Buchalter


Norma Benisch on the death of her husband Abner Benisch, a Past President of Temple

Share your family’s news with our Clergy and with members of Caring Community.
  Please let us know of your family’s life cycle events or if you or someone you know is ill or in need of assistance from Temple

WE ARE HERE FOR YOU, BUT PLEASE DO NOT ASSUME THAT THE CLERGY HAS HEARD THE NEWS!  Contact Sunny Seglin at 973-763-4116 or click on:
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 or  Ellen Blake  

Do you have a new address, phone number, email? Let us know so we can stay in touch.
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