TSTI Weekly Email Thursday, January 26, 2012 2 Shevat 5772



Fri., Jan. 27
Shabbat Service 6pm

Please come prior to services to enjoy an “oneg Shabbat” of cheese and crackers and fruit and to greet old friends and meet new ones 

Sat., Jan. 28

Minyan Service 9:15am

Shabbat Service Celebrating the Bat Mitzvah of Kayla Freedman   10:30am


Sun., Jan. 29

STISY Board Bonding 12:30pm
Wed., Feb. 2

Jewish Meditation 11am

Board of Trustees Meeting 7:30pm


Condolences to…Mark Ehrlichson on the death of his father, Herman EhrlichsonMatty Goldberg on the death of her cousin, June Dennis 


Mazel Tov to…

The Freedman family on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Kayla  

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.


It’s time to relax and have fun!
Saturday, March 3 at 7pm
We will transform the Mansion House into our very own Cocktail Lounge…
Live music featuring Alan Paul
and his band “Big in China”
More information to come…
Any questions email Sue Wishnow or Helene Sorin.
Last Chance to Register for the URJ East District Shabbaton:  On Sat. Jan. 28, 8:45am-5:30pm at Congregation B’nai Jeshrun.  For more information and to register, go to the URJ Website.
Last Call – TSTI Women’s Connection Hilton Spa Retreat:  Spend Sun. Jan. 29, 11am-5pm at the spa with friends enjoying yoga (11am and 3pm), lunch (at 12:30pm) and a 15% discount on services.  Send your $50 check to Ilysse Rimalovski at 24 Euclid Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040 or call her at 973-220-8103.STISY/Hebrew High Pizza Party:  On Jan. 31, 7pm-8pm, all 9th – 12th graders are welcome to come enjoy delectable pizza, pasta, salad and dessert and the true STISY experience.  Followed by Hebrew High.  Enrollment not required.  Please RSVP to  Tracy Horwitz.

Special Program for 7th-12th grade students & parents:  Cookbook author June Hersh will present “Recipes Remembered” on Tues. Jan. 31 at 8pm (students report at usual 7pm start time).
Support our Preschool with a Night Out Off-Broadway:  See “Rated P…for Parenthood” on Sat. Feb. 11 at 8pm.  Tickets are just $50 for this special TSTI preview performance…and proceeds go towards development of the new outdoor classroom! Click here for the order form.  For questions, contact Erica Barton.

Women’s Connection Book Discussion with Rabbi Cohen:  Join with other WC members to discuss Joan Leegant’s novel “Wherever You Go” on Mon. Feb. 13, 7:30pm-9pm.  RSVP to Sue Brand.

Donate Prom Dresses:  We are once again collecting prom dresses to donate to girls who would love to go to their prom but cannot afford a dress.  They need to bevery gently used and currently in style.  Please bring your donation to Temple on Mon. Feb. 13, 7pm-8pm.

FREE Trips to Israel with Kesher Birthright:  10 day long trips open to Jewish 18-26 year-olds who have never been to Israel.  Sign up now at www.gokesher.org.

Women’s Connection Summer Scholarships Available: For more info, please contact Wendy Ferber with subject line “Women’s Connection Scholarship.”

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, please contact Heidi Sussman.  Thank you in advance.

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

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. 


Bring One:  Now is the perfect time to buy a little extra to give to the Interfaith Food Pantry, as January canned good sales at local supermarkets make it easy to support our “Bring One” program.  Fill your cart for less and help us stock up on canned veggies, beans and soup for the many clients we serve each month. 

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

Come to the Movies at TSTI:  See “Remembering the Triangle Fire” on Sun. Mar. 4 at 7pm, facilitated by Michael Hirsh.  Free for TSTI members; $5 for guests.

Women’s Connection Seder:  Save the date – Thurs. Mar. 15, 6pm-9pm.


Parasha Bo Exodus 10:1 – 13:16

Parasha Bo begins with the eighth plague to strike the Egyptians – locusts.  The plague of darkness follows.  After more failed negotiations between Moses and Pharaoh, God tells Moses that the tenth plague will occur in the middle of the night.  This plague brings the death of all non-Jewish first born males.  Each Jewish family must sacrifice a lamb, paint its blood on the doorposts and prepare to flee.   As the tenth plague begins, even Pharaoh’s household is stricken and he finally permits the Israelites to leave.  A description of the rituals and observances for Passover are found in this parasha.


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