THURSDAY BLAST, APRIL 12, 2012

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TSTI Weekly Email                            

                                                                          
Thursday, April 12, 2012   
20 Nisan 5772
 
 

***HAPPY PASSOVER*** 
The Temple offices will be closed Friday, April 13
in observance of the holiday.  

SIGN UP NOW for the next 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.

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.

You can participate in the April 14 Spring Fling Silent Auction to benefit the TSTI Iris Family Center even if you can’t make it to our April 14 event.   Please email the amount of your bids along with your name and telephone number by Saturday April 14 at 10 a.m. to Heather Brochin.  The following items are available for pre-auction bidding:

  • New York Knicks jersey signed by Jeremy Lin.  Click here for a picture.  
  • Tory Burch handbag (valued at $595). Click here for a picture. 
  • US Open tickets for the day session on Sunday, September 2nd, 2012 (valued at $200)
  • First edition of “The Warren Commission” signed by Gerald Ford 
  • Maplewood Boot Camp session (valued at $395)
  • Our very own Carol Paster will baby-sit, bake for, dine with, and/or entertain your children at a time and place to be arranged at your convenience  (priceless) 

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

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.

TSTI Film Series:  See “For My Father” on Sun., May 6 at 7pm.  Moderated by Dr. Eric Goldman.  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. 

TIKUN OLAM…

REPAIRING THE WORLD

 

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.

 LOOKING AHEAD…

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.

 

Women’s Connection Theater Outing:  Please join the Women’s Connection for a Theater Outing on Sun., May 20 to see the 3pm matinee of “Rated P for Parenthood”.  The cost is $49.50 for orchestra seats.  We will train to the city together.  Email lrainen1@gmail.com to reserve a seat by April 15. 

WEEKLY PARASHA

Parasha Shemini I

Leviticus 9:1-10:11

 

This week’s parasha begins on the eighth and final day of the ceremony ordaining Aaron and his sons as holy priests.  The occasion begins joyously, but ends with the tragic deaths of Aaron’s two eldest sons, Nadab and Abihu.  After the sacrifices on the altar have been properly burned in God’s presence, Nadab and Abihu bring a “strange fire” to the altar.  The two are destroyed by the flames, apparently because they acted on their own and not in conformity with their priestly obligations.    

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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 973-763-4116 or visit www.tsti.org. 

 

SCHEDULE
OF SERVICES  

shabbat
 

Fri., April 13               

Yizkor & Lunch of Remembrance

10:30am 

 

Shabbat Service

6pm

 

Sat., April 14   

Minyan Service

9:15am

MEETINGS

AND
PROGRAMS

Sat., April 14
STISY Havdalah, Dinner and Comedy Show
4:30pm

Mon., April 16 

STISY Board Meeting
7pm  

Wed., April 18     

Jewish Meditation
11am

Executive Committee Meeting
7:30pm 

F

TEMPLE FAMILY NEWS

Mazel Tov to…

Alice and Mel Prager on the birth of a grandson, Finn Alexander Prager 

 

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.

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