Thursday Blast March 15, 2012


TSTI Weekly Email                            

Thursday, March 15, 2012   
21 Adar 5772

Shabbat, Scholar and Supper: Join us on Fri., Mar. 23 at 6pm for Worship Service followed by dinner, featuring J.J. Goldberg speaking on “American Judaism and the Interfaith Future”.  J.J. Goldberg is one of the most respected voices in contemporary Jewish journalism and currently editor-at-large of The Forward. Dinner reservations are required by March 16 and are $25 per member/$36 per non-member. For info or to register, email Tracy Horwitz.

Shabbat Speaker:  Join us for the Fri., Mar. 30 Shabbat Service to hear Linda Slucker, National President of NCJW, speak about “Progressive Jewish Women Making Social Change Here and in Israel.” 

Passover is just around the corner:  Check out the Temple Gift Shop for all your Passover needs.

Delicious and Healthy Shabbat Dinner!  Join Women’s Connection members on Mon. April 16, 1pm or 7pm 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

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. 


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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.


IFP Soup Kitchen:  TSTI will organize a hot meal for the IFP soup kitchen on the first Saturday of each month.  The next date is April 7.  There are many ways to be involved: provide food, provide paper goods, serve food, clean up – do it all or choose just one.  We welcome all participation.  If you have questions or are interested in participating, please email Robin Greenberg.


Habitat Volunteers Needed:  TSTI volunteers are invited to help build a Habitat house on Sat., April 21.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Barbara Laub via email or at 973-763-8379 to reserve your spot. 


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 for information about our upcoming events


Save the Dates:  Join us as TSTI pays tribute to Cantor Theodore Aronson on Fri. evening, May 18 with a Festive Family Shabbat and on Sat. evening, June 9 with a Simcha Celebration. 


Vayak’heil      Exodus 35:1-38:20

P’Kudei          Exodus 38:21-40:38

These two parasha are read together.

After descending from Mt. Sinai with the second set of stone tablets, Moses gathers the people together so that the building of the Tabernacle can begin.  First he reminds them of the importance of observing Shabbat, specifically the prohibition against kindling of fire. Moses tells the people that God has chosen Bezalel (from the tribe of Judah) and Oholiab (from the tribe of Dan) to serve as the lead artisans. The people continue to donate beautiful materials until Moses informs them that they have more than they need.Once the Tabernacle has been completed, Moses anoints it and Aaron and his sons are appointed as the holy priests.  A cloud appears over the Tabernacle to signify the presence of God.  When the cloud lifts, the people are to continue on their journey until the cloud appears again. 






Friday, March 16    Shabbat Service     7:30pm

Sat., Mar. 17    Minyan Service     9:15am

 Shabbat Service Celebrating the Bat Mitzvah of Nicole Lehrhoff , 10:15am

 Shabbat Service Celebrating the Bat Mitzvah of Molly Barnett, 10:30am




Thurs., Mar. 15 
Women’s Connection Seder  6pm

Mon., Mar. 19 

STISY Board Meeting  7pm

Wed., Mar. 21 

Jewish Meditation  11am

Executive Committee Meeting  7:30pm 



Mazel Tov to…

The Barnett and Lehrhoff families on the B’not Mitzvah of their daughters

Condolences to… 

Lester Cohen on the death of his father, Lee Coleman 


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 Seglin, Cindy Sonnabend
or  Ellen Blake
Do you have a new address, phone number, email? Let us know so we can stay in touch.
Sending Tribute Cards lets someone know that you are thinking about them.

It‘s a beautiful way to acknowledge life cycle events, in celebration or in sympathy.  Please support the variety of TSTI funds.  Visit the Tributes web page, email or call 973-763-4116.

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