TSTI WEEKLY: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 26 Cheshvan 5772

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Please note that the Temple offices will close early today, Wednesday Nov. 23 and remain closed Thursday and Friday for the holiday. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

The STISY Annual Midnight Run Clothing Drive is nearing the end and the following items are still needed by Sat., Dec. 3: LARGE or EXTRA LARGE (pref. Men’s), Shirts, Sweaters, Pants, Jackets, New Underwear and Socks (Men’s and Women’s), New Trial Size Toiletry Items, Hats and Glove

Ushers Needed! We need ushers for our Shabbat morning services. Could you spare a Shabbat morning to help out? Services are warm and wonderful, and you would be doing a mitzvah as well! If you can help, contact Heidi Sussman. Thank you in advance.

Adult Ed. Class – “Judaism and the Environment: originally scheduled for Mon., Nov. 28 is POSTPONED until Mon., Mar. 12.

Please 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.

TIKUN OLAM… REPAIRING THE WORLD

Bring One! We are still collecting food to meet the ongoing needs of our neighbors. Bring one can each time you or yours come to temple!

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…

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

NFL Night with TSTI: Save the date – Thurs., Dec. 8 at 7:30pm. Old friends and new – Come watch the NFL game and enjoy activities with fellow TSTI members at the Miami Mikes Sports Bar on Route 10 in East Hanover. Contact Andy Nadel or Jeff Karp with any questions, to volunteer or to RSVP.

Shabbat Scholar and Supper: Join us on Dec. 9 to hear Jane S. Gerber, Professor of Jewish History and Director of the Institute for Sephardic Studies and the Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate School of the City University of New York, speak about “The Impact of Sephardic Jews on the Contemporary Jewish World”. Worship services are at 6pm, followed by Shabbat dinner ($25 per member, $36 non-member). Please send your RSVP to temple c/o Tracy Horwitz. Co-sponsored by the Renaissance Group.

WEEKLY PARASHA
Parasha Tol’dot
Genesis 25:19 – 28:9

In this week’s parasha, Isaac and Rebekah marry and Rebekah gives birth to twins, Esau and Jacob. The pregnancy is difficult and God tells Rebekah that she is carrying “two nations” and that the “elder shall serve the younger.” Esau is born first and Jacob follows “holding Esau’s heel.” As the twins grow, Esau becomes a skillful hunter in the fields while Jacob remains at home as his mother’s favored son. One day when Esau is returning from the hunting field, Jacob convinces his brother to sell him his birthright for a pot of lentil stew. Years pass and Isaac is old and blind. Rebekah instructs Jacob to disguise himself as Esau and to deceive Isaac who will then offer Jacob the blessing of a first-born son. Esau is furious and vows to kill his brother. Rebekah tells Jacob to run away to Haran and find the home of her brother, Laban, where he will seek a wife among Laban’s daughters.

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel is an inclusive congregation, accessible and welcoming to all. If you need accommodations, please call Karen at the Temple office.

TSTI is part of Greenfaith’s “Greening Reform Judaism Certification Program”. Visit our Greening page now. While we work at addressing our impact on the environment, you can assess yours – Calculate Your Carbon Footprint.

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 http://www.tsti.org.

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