shabbatservicesWelcome Cantor Moses at Shabbat: 

Shabbat services this 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 at 5pm.  So please come to pray, sing and warmly greet Cantor Moses.

soireeWomen’s Connection Summer Soiree:  Women’s Connection members please join us as we celebrate summer with sangria and treats and welcome Cantor Moses on Tues., July 24 7pm-9pm in the Mansion.  RSVP to Pam Rodman-Paro.

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.

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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  

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


Parasha Balak

Numbers  22:2-25:9

The forty-year journey through the wilderness is nearing its end. The Moabite King, Balak, feels threatened by the Israelites and sends a soothsayer named Balaam to curse them.  Balaam sets out on a donkey, but only the animal is able to see an angel sent by God to block the way.  Balaam beats the donkey who responds, “What have I done to you that you have beaten me…?”  Balaam is then able to see the angel who instructs Balaam to say only the words that God puts in his mouth.  Several times Balaam attempts to curse the Israelites and each time he blesses them instead.  His blessings are written in the Torah in poetic form.  Once such blessing “How beautiful are your tents, O Jacob, Your dwellings, O Israel” appears in the liturgy (Ma Tovu…).  The parasha ends with the Israelite men consorting with the Moabite women and worshipping the local diety, Baal-Peor.  God becomes enraged.  Pinchas, the grandson of Aaron, slays an Israelite man and a Moabite woman. The story of Pinchas continues in next week’s parasha.




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


Fri., July 6 

Shabbat Service 


Enjoy a light “oneg” beginning at 5pm 

Sat., July 7             

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.

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