TSTI Weekly Email Thursday, September 1, 2011 2 Elul 5771



Fri., Sept. 2


Shabbat Service


Sat., Sept. 3


Minyan Service

Gross Bet Midrash





Tues., Sept. 6
Executive Committee Meeting
Wed.,Sept. 7
Board of Trustees Meeting


Mazel Tov to…

Debbie and George Russ on the marriage of their daughter, Julie, to Nick Harris

Condolences to…

Howard Dessau on the death of his mother Grace Dessau

Robbie Weissenberg on the death of her mother Doris Rosen


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:
Sunny SeglinCindy Sonnabend
or  Ellen Blake

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





Tickets:   Contact the temple office if you have not received your ticket request form.  Please return your ticket requests as soon as possible. Book of Remembrance entries must be returned by Sept. 14.


Ushers needed during the following High Holy Day Services:

Kabbalat Rosh Hashanah on Wed. Sept. 28 at 5:30pm

Kol Nidre on Fri. Oct. 7 at 6:45pm

Afternoon/Yiskor/Neilah on Sat. Oct. 8 at 3:30pm

Please contact Leslie Sporn

Adult Volunteers needed to chaperone the High Holiday Children’s Programs on Thurs., Sept. 29 at 8am and/or Sat., Oct. 8 at 8am.  Our teens do a fabulous job, but we need more adults to help with these wonderful programs.

Please contact Tracy Horwitz



Classes at The Linda & Rudy Slucker Religious School begin on Sunday, Sept. 11. IF YOU HAVEN’T REGISTERED YET, CLICK ON:

Registration & Payment and Forms.  Call the religious school with questions, 973-763-3793.


URJ Biennial:  Register now to attend the URJ Biennial on Dec. 14 – 18, 2011 in Washington, D.C. Join with Reform Jews from around the country to learn, worship, hear inspiring speakers and make decisions about policies of the Reform Movement.  For more info, click on URL Biennial

A chance to win an iPad2:  Complete a survey about overnight summer camp for United Jewish Communities of MetroWest NJ and enter to win an iPad2.  Your children need not have attended camp for you to participate.  Go to Camp Survey

Register your college student for the TSTI College Corner: Students receive emails connecting them to our community and several “care” packages.  As soon as you have their correct mailing address, email Tracy Horwitz

You can help TSTI go GREEN: Sign up for paperless Bulletin by emailing Sunny Seglin with your name and the email address to which you would like your Bulletin sent.

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




Our neighbors need your help:  Were you anxious about feeding your family when you were waiting for the hurricane to hit?  Did you lose your power, have no usable water? There are families in our area who feel this anxiety every day. The need at the InterFaith Food Pantry of the Oranges is greater than ever for many families living in our area. REMEMBER TO “BRING ONE.” Bring a non-perishable food item EACH TIME YOU COME TO TEMPLE to be donated to the Interfaith Food Pantry.

Habitat Work Day: Join TSTI volunteers to build in West Orange on Sat., Sept. 17.  Age 16 and up are welcome (under 18 must be accompanied by an adult). To sign up, call Barbara Laub at 973-763-8379 or email her at Barbara Laub ASAP.


East African Famine:  To read about the URJ’s efforts in this area and to donate to the cause, visit the URJ website

Donate Your Used Media: A new, free service will pick up books, CDs and DVDs from your curb and donate them to good causes, reuse or recycle them!  For more information, click here .


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


Kick-off the New Year with Women’s Connection! Share your favorite recipe and hear about June Feiss Hersh’s book Recipes Remembered: A Celebration of Survival on Sept. 20, 7pm-9pm.  Free to WC members.  RSVP to Julie Fuhrman or Canty Gross.


TSTI 5K RUN/WALK: Back by popular demand!  Watch for more info on our 2nd Annual TSTI 5Ktentatively scheduled for Sunday, October 16.




Parasha Shof’tim


Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9


Moses continues his address to the people as they are about to enter the Promised Land.  This parasha discusses the requirements for a judicial system and includes the well-known sentiment “Justice, justice shall you pursue” (16:20).  Moses speaks of  the prohibition against sorcery, the creation of “cities of refuge” for those who have committed  murder inadvertently, the rules regarding war and who should be exempt from battle and the laws pertaining to the appointment of a king.  The parasha concludes with an explanation of what shall be done by a community if a dead body has been found in its midst but the murderer is unknown.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s