Purim is almost here and you know what that means! We are getting ready to cheer Esther, boo Haman and eat some Hamantaschen! The senior staff have been busy preparing for the Purim Schpiel…..can’t give away any secrets but I can tell you a “cool” time will be had by all! We hope you will come and cheer us on….and then join us for fun and games at our Amazing Purim Extravaganza. Fun for kids of all ages….all of the proceeds support our Sr. Youth Group, who run all of our awesome games!
Please plan to join us on Sunday, March 16th from 9-11:30 to celebrate Purim!
It is not all masks and games for Purim here at TSTI… we always think of those less fortunate than we. OurSeventh Graders have been examining the commandment to honor the elderly: Kibud Zekaynim. Our Seventh Graders are going to have the honor of meeting with some of our “Vital Seniors” as part of this unit of study. Following our conversations with our conversations, we will be making comfort pillows to deliver to seniors at the Village Apartments in South Orange, a community of jewish seniors. Our Second Graders have also studied this important commandment, and are making goodie bags to be sent along with the pillows. Both of those groups learned a lot about some of the physical challenges people face as they age, and have become much more sensitive to the needs of our elders. They have also learned that seniors can and do lead active and engaging lives, learning, volunteering and continuing their involvement in our temple and surrounding communities. We are thrilled that they will share their thoughts with our young people, they are great role models to us all.
4th grade student
Nathan Perlman learns Hebrew by playing Bananagrams.
Three of our 6th grade
students study Hebrew on the steps of our
5th Grade Awesome Oneg
6th Grade Parent Meeting
(in lieu of classes)
6th Grade Yad Workshop
4th Grade Family Ed
6TH GRADE FAMILIES:
Please join us for a beautiful ceremony as you and your child are called up to the bima for your child to receive their prayerbooks and Torah portions.
SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 2014
9:00 am – 11:30 am
in the Ballroom
Coffee & bagels will be served
Our clergy have created a special morning of blessings and learning for our 6th grade students and parents. At this important meeting, students will receive their B’nai Mitzvah materials and Torah portions. This beautiful morning promised to be a wonderful beginning to the B’nai Mitzvah journey.
We look forward to sharing this meaningful and important morning with your family.
Please RSVP to Debi Wolkoff
Our B’nai Mitzvah
3/1 Ethan Gross
3/1 Lauren Rosenberg
3/8 Spencer Berkowitz
3/15 Andre Weinberger
3/15 Carly Orent
3/22 Lewis Busch-Vogel
3/29 Katya Silverman-Stoloff
3/29 Jenna Essner
5th Grade Families
Please join us
Friday, March 7th
7:30 pm service
Please RSVP to
PLEASE JOIN US FOR
CRAFTS, INFLATABLES, GAMES & HAMANTASCHEN!
SUNDAY, MARCH 16, 2014
PURIM EXTRAVAGANZA 10:00am-11:30am
(This is in lieu of religious school)
Fee for Purim Extravaganza is $5.00
Proceeds go to support Youth Programming at TSTI
Please bring a box of pasta to use as your grogger, then afterwards,
please drop it in the bin outside of the religious school office.
We’ll donate the pasta to the
Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges.
PLEASE COME IN COSTUME!
Family Ed Program
4th Grade Parents:
Please join your children for My Family StorySunday, 3/30/14
9:00 am-11:30 am
Bring your family project for our display.
Please RSVP to:
We are asking families
to bring one non perishable food item
EACH TIME YOU COME TO THE TEMPLE
to be donated to the
Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges located just a few miles away in Orange.