TSTI Weekly Email Thursday, June 30, 2011

TSTI Weekly Email

Thursday, June 30, 2011
28 Sivan 5771
summer familyCome As You Are:  Friday evening Shabbat services are casual and begin at 6pm throughout the summer.  Whenever possible, services will be held outside.

TSTI Golf Tournament:  The TSTI Golf Tournament is now scheduled for 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 asap.


    For more about these and other items, log on to TSTI.org. 


 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
Kids looking for summer opportunities?  Check out the Temple Mitzvah Directory.

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 Chukat

Numbers 19:1 – 22:1


Parasha Chukat includes the mysterious sacrificial laws of the red heifer.  The cow’s ashes are used to remove the ritual impurity of someone who has been contaminated through contact with a dead body.


Thiry-eight years have now passed since the exodus from Egypt.  Miriam, the sister of Moses and Aaron, dies and a drought occurs.  Once again, the people complain bitterly to Moses. God instructs Moses to assemble the people before a certain rock and command it to bring forth water as a sign from God. Moses is frustrated  and defies God by striking the rock instead.  Water begins to flow. God is angry with Moses for his lack of trust and tells Moses that he and Aaron will not enter the Promised Land.  Before he dies, Aaron is stripped of his priestly vestments and is succeeded in the High Priesthood by his son Eleazar.  


The travels continue and Moses successfully leads the people in battles against the Amorites. The Israelites approach the border of the Promised Land.

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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 visitwww.tsti.org. 



Fri., July 1

Shabbat Service
6 pm


Sat., July 2
Minyan Service
Gross Bet Midrash

9:15amThis summer, the Divrei Torah will be given by congregants on the following Friday evenings:

July 1 – Alan Paul

July 15 – Irv Barocas

July 28 – Mark Taffet

August 25 – Elaine Garrod



Enjoy the Summer!


Condolences to…

Shirley Musikant and Ellen Musikant on the death of their brother and uncle, Leo KohlMazel Tov to…


Barbara and Larry Byrd on the marriage of their son, Daniel, to Jessica Miller 

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  

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