TSTI Weekly Email: Thursday, May 2 22 Iyyar 5773

Join us this Friday at 7:30pm for Hebrew High Graduation
Trip to Israel
Join Rabbi Cohen for a Congregational Trip to Israel
Arrival: Sun., Dec. 22, Departure: Dec. 31
Spend time in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and in Galilee, and celebrate our 13-year-olds becoming bar or bat mitzvah in Jerusalem. Click here for preliminary itinerary. Deposit due May 15. For more info contact Sunny Seglin.
Hebrew High Graduation
Fri., May 3 7:30 pm

Please join us as we celebrate the graduation of our Senior Class.  Mazel Tov to our Seniors and their parents!

Preschool 25th Anniversary Celebration

Sat., May 4 Jeff Lake Camp


Have a fun family day of games, food and friends! Preschool, Religious School, Alumni — all are welcome.  Special thanks to the Kagan family for hosting us at camp.  Please RSVP to Andrea Dean.

Last Day of Religious School

The final day will be Sunday, May 5.

Open House for Prospective Members from South Orange and Maplewood 

Sun., May. 5

At the home of one of our South Orange Members 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Please see this flyer for more info and forward it to your friends.  

 Film Series: Waltz with Bashir 

Sun., May 5 7:00 pm

Enjoy snacks and a movie, followed by an interactive discussion moderated by Dr. Eric Goldman. Free for members, $5 per film for non-members. Click here for more info. RSVP to Tracy Horwitz.  

Teacher’s Appreciation and Outward Bound Peacebuilding’s Palestinian – Israeli Emerging Leaders Program Speakers Worship Service

Fri., May 10 7:30 pm

We will honor the wonderful work of the educators of both Preschool and Religious School. We will also learn from two outstanding young adults who participated in the Outward Bound Peacebuilding’s Palestinian – Israeli Emerging Leaders Program, which inspires leaders in divided societies to work together to build peace.

Annual Meeting of the Congregation

Wed., May 22 7:00 pm 

Everyone is invited to join us as the new slate of Board of Trustees is approved and Service Award recipients are honored. Refreshments will be served. 

Found in the Temple Parking Lot

Found a few weeks ago: One earring with precious stones. Please contact Sunny at 973-763-4116 x227.


Rabbi Cohen


Two Special Nights Honoring Rabbi Cohen for 20 Years at TSTI 

Fri., June 7  7:30 pm

Special worship service and festive oneg

Sat., June 15

Celebration including food, drinks, entertainment and important guest speaker.  Details to follow… 

The Women’s Connection’s Summer Soiree

Thur., July 18 7:00 pm

Join us for a summer evening filled with sangria, hors d’oeuvres and conversation.  Contact Roberta Probber for more info.

Taglit-Birthright Israel has Extended Deadlines

Click here to register for spring/summer Israel trips.

$1000 Grants Now Available for URJ Camps
For eligible first-time campers attending an approved Jewish overnight camp! Click here for more info about grants and scholarships from the Women’s Connection.
For a complete description of the Health and Wellness Center Programs, click here.
Playgroup with a Purpose
Wednesdays at 9:00 am
Facilitated by Beth Sandweiss, MSW
Join a small, supportive group of new moms to share experiences, ask questions and gather resources.  For more info or to RSVP, contact Andrea Dean.
Mindfulness Meditation and Chant Group
Wednesdays at 11:00 am
Facilitated by Beth Sandweiss, MSW
Experience Hebrew chant and mindfulness mediation to relax the mind and open the heart.  Open to all.  For more info or to RSVP, contact Beth Sandweiss.
TIKUN OLAM…Repairing the World
Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges
Please consider bringing a non-perishable food item every time you visit the temple.
Contact Janet Schwamm for more info.


MEND Walk to End Hunger

Fri., May 3

IFPO is participating in MEND’s 10th Annual Walk to End Hunger, and is looking for additional walkers and financial contributions.

Contact Janet Schwamm for more info.


Soup’s On!

May 11th is the date for the next serving of the IFP Soup Kitchen!  There are many ways to help for May and future dates: cook and serve, cook and drop off,  cook in advance for freezing (we will store).  The soup kitchen serves the 2nd Saturday of each month.  Contact Robin Greenberg to volunteer or for more information.

Parasha B’harLeviticus 25:1-26:2 Parasha Behar establishes the laws of the sabbatical year.  Every 7th year, all work on the land ceases and people and animals are free to take the produce.  After 7 sabbatical years (in the 50th year), the jubilee year occurs.  All work ceases, all indentured servants are set free and all land reverts to original owners.  Parasha Behar also includes the laws regarding the sale of land and the prohibitions against fraud and usury.


Fri., May 3         

Shabbat Service 7:30 pm

Sat., May 4

8:15 am Torah Class with Rabbi Cohen

9:15 am Minyan Service

Shabbat Service celebrating the Bat Mitzvah of Jules Portnoy

10:15 am

Shabbat Service celebrating the Bat Mitzvah of Zoe Grebin

10:30 am


Mazel Tov to…
The Portnoy family on the Bat Mitzvah of Jules
The Grebin family on the Bat Mitzvah of Zoe
Condolences to…
Steven Feit on the death of his father, James Feit
Please send a Tribute Card … 
To acknowledge life cycle events, please visit theTributes webpage, emailtributes@tstinj.orgor call 973-763-4116.  

To share lifecycle events or if someone is ill or needs assistance, contact Sunny Seglin, 973-763-4116 or Cindy Sonnabend. 

Need a Ride or Give a Ride: 
Contact Alice Forman at (973)736-3467
Fri., May 3
Toddler Time
9:45 am
Sun., May 5
Final day of Religious School
Mon., May 6
STISY Board Meeting
7:00 pm
Wed., May 8
Playgroup with a Purpose
9:00 am
Mindfulness Meditation
11:00 am
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