Weekly Email: Thursday, December 1, 2011 5 Kislev 5772

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Please Join Us this Friday at 7:30pm for a Special Shabbat Service & Oneg led by the Women’s Connection

SCHEDULE FOR SHABBAT

Fri., Dec. 2

Shabbat Service 7:30pm

Sat., Dec. 3

Torah Study 8:15am
Minyan Service 9:15am
Shabbat Service Celebrating the B’not Mitzvah of Emelia Gertner and Lucy Reynal
Shabbat Service Celebrating the Bar Mitzvah of Jared Levi

MEETINGS AND PROGRAMS

Sat., Dec. 3:
STISY Midnight Run 4pm
Sun., Dec. 4:
Preschool Pizza Party 5pm
Mon., Dec. 5:
STISY Board Meeting 7pm
Wed., Dec. 7:
Jewish Meditation 11am,
Board of Trustees Meeting: 7:30pm

TEMPLE FAMILY NEWS

Condolences to…
Greg Meyers on the death of his father, Sandy Meyers

The STISY Annual Midnight Run Clothing Drive is this Sat., Dec. 3.
There is still time to donate some of the following the much needed items:

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.

NFL Night with TSTI: Old friends and new – Come watch the NFL game on Thurs., Dec. 8 at 7:30pm 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.

Get $1,000 Grants for Summer Camp 2012: For more information, click here, visit http://www.onehappycamperNJ.org or contact Tracy Levine by email or at 973-929-2970.


TIKUN OLAM… REPAIRING THE WORLD

Bring One: Last week, supplies for a very special Thanksgiving meal were distributed to over 150 individuals and families at the Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges due to the generosity of congregations including TSTI and of Kings of Short Hills. As large and significant as this was, there were still hungry people turned away when we ran out of turkeys and supplies.

Your continued support of our “Bring One” initiative is critical to the everyday needs of our neighbors. The shelves at the IFP are continually depleted as we now routinely serve at least 60 individuals and families each week. Bringing one or more non-perishable grocery item each and every time you come to TSTI will help ensure our neighbors do not go hungry.

We are now also collecting new and gently used toys, books, clothing and small household items for a “holiday boutique” at the IFP on Dec. 21. Contact Janet Schwamm for drop-off details or to volunteer with us at the IFP on Dec. 21 and Dec. 28 from 9am-11am. Your school-age children are welcome to participate in this mitzvah.

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

Women’s Connection Goes to the Spa: Save the date – Sun., Jan. 29. More info to come.

WEEKLY PARASHA
Parasha Vayeitzei
Genesis 28:10 – 32:3

After deceiving Isaac and claiming Esau’s birthright, Jacob leaves Beersheba and travels to Haran to the home of his uncle, Laban. On the way, he dreams of a ladder stretching from the ground to the heavens with angels going up and down. In the dream, God promises the land to Jacob and his descendents. When Jacob arrives in Haran, he falls in love with Laban’s younger daughter, Rachel. Jacob works for seven years with the promise of marrying Rachel, but Laban tricks him into marrying his older daughter, Leah. With a promise of another seven years of labor, Jacob is able to marry Rachel also. Jacob fathers eleven sons and one daughter while living in his father-in-law’s household. Now a successful man, he decides to take his wives and children and return to the land of his father.

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.

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

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

SEND A TSTI TRIBUTE TO ACKNOWLEDGE LIFE CYCLE EVENTS
Via the TSTI Website, call 973-763-4116 or email tributes@tstinj.org
for information on the Funds available and for Acknowledgment Cards to be sent.
It’s an easy way to show you care

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

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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