TSTI Weekly Email

Thursday, June 28, 2012
8 Tammuz 5772

shabbatservicesShabbat Services, This Week and Next:  Shabbat services will be held at 6pm tomorrow.  This will be Cantor Aronson’s very last Shabbat service as TSTI’s Cantor.  So please come to pray, sing and wish him well.

Shabbat services next week, Fri. July 6 will be held at 6pm.  It will be the first Shabbat service with our new Cantor, Cantor Rebecca Moses.  Weather permitting, we will gather on the Gellis Plaza for a pre-Shabbat Welcome Oneg.  So please come to pray, sing and warmly greet Cantor Moses.

Travel to Cuba with Rabbi Cohen:
Old Havana with Israeli FlagCubaJoin Rabbi Cohen on a cultural and humanitarian trip to Cuba on Oct. 21-26, 2012.  Please click here  for more information.  Interested?  Contact Sunny Seglin.

For more about these and other items, log on to 



Bring One:  Make it a habit to bring one non-perishable food 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.  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 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

Women’s Connection “Summer Soiree”:  Hold July 24 7pm-9pm for Sangria and Treats in the TSTI Mansion.  RSVP to Pam Rodman-Paro.

Travel to Israel with Cantor Aronson: He invites you to share his love of Israel by traveling with him Dec. 19-31, 2012.  For more info, email Carol Berkin.


Parasha Chukat

Numbers 19:1 – 22:1

Parasha Chukat includes the mysterious sacrificial laws of the red heifer.  The cow’s ashes are used to remove the ritual impurity of someone who has been contaminated through contact with a dead body.

Thirty-eight years have now passed since the exodus from Egypt.  Miriam, the sister of Moses and Aaron, dies and a drought occurs.  Once again, the people complain bitterly to Moses. God instructs Moses to assemble the people before a certain rock and command it to bring forth water as a sign from God. Moses is frustrated  and defies God by striking the rock instead.  Water begins to flow. God is angry with Moses for his lack of trust and tells Moses that he and Aaron will not enter the Promised Land.  Before he dies, Aaron is stripped of his priestly vestments and succeeded in the High Priesthood by his son Eleazar.

The travels continue and Moses successfully leads the people in battles against the Amorites. The Israelites approach the border of the Promised Land.



 Throughout the summer, Friday evening Shabbat services will begin at 6pm.

Fri., June 29

Shabbat Service


Enjoy a light “oneg” beginning at 5:30pm

Sat., June 30

Minyan Service





Please send a Tribute Card to let someone know that you are thinking about them.

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

WE ARE ALWAYS HERE FOR YOU, BUT PLEASE HELP MAKE SURE THE CLERGY IS AWARE OF YOUR FAMILY’S NEWS! To share your lifecycle events or if someone you know is ill or in need of assistance from Temple, please contact Sunny Seglin  by email or at 973-763-4116.  To contact members of The Caring Community, please email Cindy Sonnabend or  Ellen Blake.

If you have a new address, phone number, email, please let us know.


Enjoy this Summer Week!
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