TSTI Weekly Email: Thursday, September 15, 2011 / 16 Elul 5771

TSTI Weekly Email

Thursday, September 15, 2011
16 Elul 5771

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THE

HIGH HOLY DAYS

Tickets:   Contact the temple office if you have not received your ticket request form.  Please return your ticket requests as soon as possible.

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

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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 Tues. Sept. 20, 7pm-9pm.  Free to WC members.  RSVP to Julie Fuhrman or Canty Gross.

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

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.

     

SCHEDULE
OF SERVICES  

shabbat

  
Fri., Sept. 16Shabbat Service & Board of Trustees Installation7:30pm

 Sat., Sept. 17

Minyan Service

Gross Bet Midrash

9:15am

Shabbat Service celebrating the B’not Mitzvah of Jennifer Katz and Emily Mattlin

10:15am

Shabbat Service celebrating the Bar Mitzvah of Samuel Berkley

10:30am

MEETINGS

AND
PROGRAMS

 

Sat., Sept. 17  STISY Retreat5:30pm Tues., Sept. 20 Women’s Connection Kick-off Event

Wed.,Sept. 21  Meditation 11am

TEMPLE FAMILY NEWS

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

 

TIKUN OLAM…

REPAIRING THE WORLD
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. 

Want to help your neighbors during this stressful time? DONATE BLOOD!  Blood donations are always lower during the summer, and Hurricane Irene has further depleted the supply.   Those 16 and older can donate at the donation center in West Orange.  For information, click here or call 973-676-4700.

The URJ is working with communities throughout the NorthEast to provide flood relief.  To find out what the URJ is doing for Hurricane victims or to donate, visit the URJ website

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.

 

 LOOKING AHEAD…

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

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

Gary Kenzer, Executive Director of Honest Reporting, a media monitoring organization promoting fair and accurate representation of Israel, speaks about “Honest Reporting: Defending Israel from Media Bias” on Sun., Oct. 16 at 2pm.  Dessert and coffee are provided; all are welcome.

Shabbat, Scholar and Supper:  This season’s first will feature Michael Bar-Zohar speaking on “The Arab Spring and Israel:  Where Are We Today?”  Join us for worship services at 6pm, followed by Shabbat dinner ($25 per member, $36 non-member).  Please send your RSVP to temple c/o Tracy Horwitz.

WEEKLY PARASHA

Parasha Ki Tavo

Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8

This parasha contains more of the final words spoken by Moses to the Israelites as they prepare to enter the Promised Land. Moses tells the people that they must bring their first fruits to the Holy Temple and they must observe the requirement of tithing. He outlines the blessings that they will receive from God if they follow the commandments and describes, at length, the curses that will result if they disobey God’s laws.

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