TSTI Weekly Email Thursday, February 23, 2012 30 Shevat 5772

Please let us know you are coming… 

Saturday, March 3, 7pm – 11pm
We will transform our Mansion House into
a beautiful Cocktail Lounge
with live music, wonderful food
and other fun entertainment

Featuring the rock and blues of

Alan Paul and his band “Big in China”
Cost is $75 per person
Send your check to Temple with the names of attendees or pay on the TSTI Website
Any questions? Email Sue Wishnow or Helene Sorin.

Second Connection Shabbat Dinner will be held this Fri., Feb. 24 after services.  Questions or RSVP, email Arlene Brafman.

DON’T MISS the Women’s Connection Inter-generational Passover Seder:  Invitations are out and we are waiting for your response!!  Don’t miss this wonderful annual event on Mar. 15, 6pm-9pm.  Put your own table together or sit with new friends… Bring your mom, daughter, friends and register by March 1! Contact Andrea Bergman with any questions.
Passover is just around the corner:  Check out the

Temple gift shop for all your Passover needs.

Volunteer at the JVS Jobothon:  If you can work the phones for a shift this Sun. Feb. 26: 10am-12pm, 12pm-2pm or 2pm-4pm, please email Jane Hecht and let her know your availability.

STISY Winter Food Fest!  Join STISY for a relaxing afternoon of fun-filled winter activities and delicious, home-cooked food on Sun. Feb. 26, 12pm-2:30pm.  $15 per STISY member/ $20 per non-member.  RSVP by Feb. 22 to Tracy Horwitz.

11th Grade College Program for Teens and Parents: Please join us on Tues. Feb. 28 at 7pm to explore what teens and parents need from each other at this point in the college process.

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

RESCHEDULED ADULT EDUCATION CLASS – Judaism and the Environment: The Rabbinic Period Until Today:

Part of the URJ’s Greenfaith Certification Program, we will now explore how the early rabbis took those foundational texts and applied them to the world and its environment.  RSVP by Mon. Mar. 5 to  Deborah Dalgauer. Limited to the first 15 people.

GUYS…  NCAA March Madness on Wed. Mar. 14 at 7:30pm begins at TSTI.  $50 entry fee gets you food, drink and an opportunity to win.  Great way to meet other members.  RSVP to Andy Nadel.

Purim Extravaganza:  Please join us on Sun. Mar. 11 for the PurimShpiel at 9am followed by the Purim Extravaganza at 10am-12am. Click here for more information.

Teen Volunteers Are Needed! 

8th -12th graders are encouraged to help run the game booths and face painting at the Purim Extravaganza on Sun. Mar. 11, 9:30am-12pm.  Call or email Tracy Horwitzat 973-763-4116 ext. 286.

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.


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:  Please bring one item – canned veggies, beans, pasta, peanut butter, soup – each time you come to Temple to help support our community and the Interfaith Food Pantry. 

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

Delicious and Healthy Shabbat Dinner!  Join Women’s Connection members on Mon. April 16, 11am-1pm or 7pm-9pm to learn some great new recipes for Friday night and beyond!  To RSVP please make an $18 check out to TSTI Women’s Connection and mail to Andrea Baum, 60 Woodcrest Ave, Short Hills 07078.  Questions – email Andrea Baum.


Parasha T’rumah
Exodus 25:1 – 27:19

While on Mount Sinai, Moses receives detailed instructions from God concerning the building of a portable Tabernacle and Holy Ark in which to house the stone tablets containing God’s words.  God tells Moses, “Let them make Me a sanctuary, that I may dwell  among them.” (25:8)  The parasha describes the design and measurements of the Tabernacle and the Ark.  In building and furnishing the holy space, the people are to use gold, silver, copper, fine yarns of blue, purple and crimson, lapis lazuli and other stones, ram skins, dolphin skins and acacia wood.  All these items are to be gifts from the people to God.  The name of the parasha – T’rumah – is translated as “gifts.

MetroWest ABLE

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



Greenfaith LogoTSTI 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 www.tsti.org. 


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