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Thursday, March 29, 2012   
6 Nisan 5772
Special Shabbat Speaker:  Join us at this 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.”  

TSTI 5K Run/Walk:  Save the date of May 20 at 9am.  Click here for more info.  Watch for more details and registration information. 

Passover is just around the corner:  Check out the

Temple Gift Shop for all your Passover needs.

Adult Education Class:  eJudaism: A Look at Key Jewish “Apps” and How They Can Help Enrich Your Jewish Life taught on Mon., April 9 at 7pm by Rabbi Cohen.  RSVP to Tracy Horwitz.

Join STISY at the National Comedy Theater in New York City on Sat., April 14, 4:30pm-10pm!  We will eat dinner at temple, have a Havdalah service, and take a bus into the city for the show.  The event is $25 for STISY members and $30 for non-members.  For information, email Tracy Horwitz.

Spring Fling:  Please join the families of TSTI’s Iris Family Center for an evening of mingling, appetizers and auctions at our Annual Spring Fling on April 14 at 7:30pm.  Proceeds will help build the Outdoor Classroom.  Ticket information can be found here.  For more details about the event, click here.  Please send all RSVP’s directly to the Iris Family Center or email Heather Brochin for more info. 

Bored with Brisket?  Come learn some new recipes with the Women’s Connection’s Cooking Class.  There are still openings:  Mon. April 16, either 11am-1pm or 7pm-9pm.  Cost is $18.  RSVP to Andrea Baum.

The 35th Annual Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance Service will be observed in our community on Sun., April 22.  For details, click here.  If you would like to participate in the choir for this outstanding and important service, please contact Cantor Riki Lippitz

Shabbat, Scholar and Supper:  Join us for Shabbat on Fri., April 27 to hear Stephen M. Berk, Professor of History at Union College in Schenectady, NY, speak on Netanyahu and Obama: The Search for Peace.  Continue learning at the Shabbat dinner following services.  Registration and fee required for dinner.  $25 for members; $36 for non-members.  Please RSVP to Tracy Horwitz by April 21.

Adult Education:  Roll up your sleeves and put on your gardening gloves with Rabbi Miller on Sun., April 29 at 9am as she teaches Digging in the Dirt: A Hands on Approach to Ancient Jewish Text and Gardening.  RSVP to Tracy Horwitz

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.

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 May 5.  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 www.tsti.org 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 Shabbat Service and on Sat. evening, June 9 with a Simcha Celebration.  


Parasha Tzav

Leviticus 6:1-8:36


This week’s parasha expands upon the descriptions of the ritual sacrifices to be brought to the Tabernacle.  Preparation begins to ordain Aaron and his sons as Kohanim (priests).   The parasha discusses the first seven days of the ordination process.  Moses brings Aaron and his sons before the assembled community where they are ceremoniously dressed in their official garments.  Moses performs various elaborate rites around animal sacrifice, unleavened bread and anointing oil. 

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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




Fri., Mar. 30            

Shabbat Service



Sat., Mar. 31 

Torah Study



Minyan Service



Shabbat Service Celebrating the Bar Mitzvah of Jack Niggli  


Shabbat Service Celebrating the Bar Mitzvah of Harrison Mindlin




Wed., April 4   

Jewish Meditation

Board of Trustees Meeting



Mazel Tov to…

The Mindlin and Niggli families on the B’nai Mitzvah of their sons 


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 tributes@tstinj.org or call 973-763-4116.


Quick Links

973-763-4116 or visit www.tsti.org. 


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