TSTI Weekly Email                            

Thursday, May 10, 2012   
18 Iyar 5772

Cantor’s melodious baritone VOICE has graced our bimah and our hearts with wonderful tunes that will live on and on…and NOW it’s our chance to pay homage…  CANTOR ARONSON TRIBUTE JOURNAL AND SIMCHA CELEBRATION RESERVATION DEADLINES EXTENDED TO MAY 30 – DON’T BE LEFT OUT!  There is tremendous excitement abuzz at TSTI as we honor Cantor Aronson for his 45 years of continuous dedication at our Simcha Celebration on June 9 – just 4 weeks away!  If you haven’t responded yet, RSVP now.  Submit your journal ad and reserve your place at the Simcha Celebration. MARK your calendars: On May 18, a Special Shabbat Service kicks off the Cantor’s Festivities…Join us for jubilant music, prayer, song and refreshments!

Confirmation:  Fourteen wonderful teens will become confirmed tomorrow, May 11 at 7:30pm. They have requested the Temple family bring non-perishable food that will be donated to the Interfaith Food Pantry.  Please drop off bags of food between now and a week from Friday to join them in performing this mitzvah. Congratulations to… 
Harrison Angoff                Liann McCauley 
Brett Ascher                      AJ Mischel   
Alyssa Baum           Nathaniel Schwamm   
David Cutler            Rebecca Stern-Shock   
Sarah Fogel                 Theo Walentiny
Samantha Kuvin              Jonah Williams
Ariel MacArthur                   Nathaniel Wolf 
Please note the special 7:30pm time of this Service.

Judaism and Superstition: Join Rabbi Cohen on Mon., May 21 at 7pm as he walks us through interesting examples of where superstition and magic have been found in Jewish history.  For more info or to register, contact Tracy Horwitz

ROBOTS!  Who doesn’t like ROBOTS?!  Join us on Tues., May 22 at 7pm for a unique opportunity with Professor Amir Shapiro of Ben-Gurion University in Israel, an expert in robotics.  And he’s bringing some of his robots!  It promises to be a wonderful evening for kids and adults alike as we get to interact with the robots and learn about some of the many ways they have advanced the fields of industry, medicine and security. For more info, click hereA huge thank you to TSTI member Carla Boden for helping to bring this event to us.  Watch for further details. 

For more about these and other items, log on to 




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 & Coordinator Needed:  Sign up now for future IFP Soup Kitchen dates – the first Saturday of each month.  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 or coordinating, please email Robin Greenberg to be placed on her email distribution list.


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

Travel to Israel with Cantor Aronson: He invites you to share his love of Israel by traveling with him Dec. 19-31, 2012.  Please call the Temple office for more info. 


Parasha Emor

Leviticus 21:1-24 :23




Fri., May 11

Shabbat Service and Confirmation,


Sat., May 12       

Minyan Service


Shabbat Service Celebrating the Bar Mitzvah of Matthew Cohen    



Mon., May 14
STISY Board Meeting

Wed., May 16     
Jewish Meditation

Congregational Meeting




Mazel Tov to…

The Cohen family on the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Matthew

Condolences to… 

Steven Weissman on the death of his father, Earl Weissman

Jerry Lieb on the death of his brother, Norman Lieb

Michael Sachs on the death of his father, Mendel Sachs

Steve Weinstein on the death of his father, William Weinstein    

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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