Category Archives: STISY

STISY Goes Snow Tubing

Whole group snowtubing

On Sunday, February 9, STISY (Sharey Tefilo-Israel’s Senior Youth Group) went snow tubing at Mountain Creek. With snow falling around and a fire pit to roast marshmallows, the teens came together for a day of fun and bonding.

For more information about the Temple Senior Youth Group email Tracy Horwitz at

West orange snow tubing

Millburn short hills snowtubing

South orange maplewood snow tubing


Camp Harlam


(Our URJ Camp in the Poconos)



 Please join us for a parent and child information session on


11:30 am 

Pizza will be served  

    Please RSVP to Debi

  For more information about Camp Harlam click the link below:



Monday, October 1

6:00pm – 7:00 pm

Enjoy a light dessert as we decorate our Sukkah as a Temple community.

                 Make decorations, hang signs, place the gourds and pumpkins  to create a beautiful Sukkah for everyone to enjoy.

End the evening by shaking the lulav, smelling the etrog and learning the blessings of Sukkot.



The first night of Hebrew High and the 8th grade program is 

Tuesday October 16
7:00 – 9:00 pm 
and we are eagerly looking forward to seeing your kids! 
If you have questions regarding the 8th grade program or Hebrew High I invite you to come hear about the
program on Tuesday October 9th at 7:00 pm. 
Please RSVP to Debi so we are sure to have
 enough materials for everyone.  

Earth Day – April 22, 2012

Participate to Mobilize the Earth

 This excerpt is from a great website:

For Earth Day 2012 we are mobilizing the planet simply to say one thing: the Earth won’t wait. It seems that environmental issues have been put on the back burner as we are in the midst of a global recession. Yet, the problems that the Earth faces will not subside simply because we choose to ignore them. We continue to constantly pump CO2 into the atmosphere as climate change advances unabated. Our rivers, streams, lakes and oceans remain polluted along with our air. Nowadays, it seems all too often that we hear of another oil spill or pipeline break or another mountain leveled to mine for dirty coal. 

It is time for us to Mobilize the Earth™ and speak with one voice, one message. We are tired of the lip service paid to the concerns of everyday people. It’s time our leaders put us on the path to sustainability and address our economic future by taking the green economy seriously.

Join us on Earth Day, April 22, 2012, as we Mobilize the Earth™ and demand action from the world’s governments to embrace renewable energy, invest in energy efficiency, end dirty fuel subsidies, and make energy accessible to all.  Together we will marshal A Billion Acts of Green®, gather petitions, register voters and build the support necessary to enact change. 

At the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro in June, 2012, we will demand that our world leaders stop delaying and begin protecting our planet now.  We cannot wait to act; our Earth’s future is at stake.

Join the Conversation…


At ChanukahMania this year each family will receive a set of “Chanukah Chat Cards” which consists of a question for each night that is designed to inspire thoughtful conversation as the lights of the Chanukiah burn.

The questions encourage families to frame the themes of Chanukah under the Lens of Tikkun Olam – Repairing the World.

Each night your family will be encouraged to have a discussion that leads to action that will impact the life of someone else. We hope your family will continue in the tradition of the Macabees and stand up for something worth fighting for and make a difference for someone else.

We would love to engage our entire community in the same conversations, so that we are all connected as we light our own Chanukiot in our individual homes. We will post the questions for each night on our website, and invite you to share them with your families.

Happy Chanukah!

TSTI WEEKLY: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 26 Cheshvan 5772


Please note that the Temple offices will close early today, Wednesday Nov. 23 and remain closed Thursday and Friday for the holiday. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

The STISY Annual Midnight Run Clothing Drive is nearing the end and the following items are still needed by Sat., Dec. 3: LARGE or EXTRA LARGE (pref. Men’s), Shirts, Sweaters, Pants, Jackets, New Underwear and Socks (Men’s and Women’s), New Trial Size Toiletry Items, Hats and Glove

Ushers Needed! We need ushers for our Shabbat morning services. Could you spare a Shabbat morning to help out? Services are warm and wonderful, and you would be doing a mitzvah as well! If you can help, contact Heidi Sussman. Thank you in advance.

Adult Ed. Class – “Judaism and the Environment: originally scheduled for Mon., Nov. 28 is POSTPONED until Mon., Mar. 12.

Please help TSTI go GREEN: Sign up for paperless Bulletin by emailing Sunny Seglin with your name and the email address to which you would like your Bulletin sent.

For more about these and other items, log on to


Bring One! We are still collecting food to meet the ongoing needs of our neighbors. Bring one can each time you or yours come to temple!

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

NFL Night with TSTI: Save the date – Thurs., Dec. 8 at 7:30pm. Old friends and new – Come watch the NFL game and enjoy activities with fellow TSTI members at the Miami Mikes Sports Bar on Route 10 in East Hanover. Contact Andy Nadel or Jeff Karp with any questions, to volunteer or to RSVP.

Shabbat Scholar and Supper: Join us on Dec. 9 to hear Jane S. Gerber, Professor of Jewish History and Director of the Institute for Sephardic Studies and the Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate School of the City University of New York, speak about “The Impact of Sephardic Jews on the Contemporary Jewish World”. Worship services are at 6pm, followed by Shabbat dinner ($25 per member, $36 non-member). Please send your RSVP to temple c/o Tracy Horwitz. Co-sponsored by the Renaissance Group.

Parasha Tol’dot
Genesis 25:19 – 28:9

In this week’s parasha, Isaac and Rebekah marry and Rebekah gives birth to twins, Esau and Jacob. The pregnancy is difficult and God tells Rebekah that she is carrying “two nations” and that the “elder shall serve the younger.” Esau is born first and Jacob follows “holding Esau’s heel.” As the twins grow, Esau becomes a skillful hunter in the fields while Jacob remains at home as his mother’s favored son. One day when Esau is returning from the hunting field, Jacob convinces his brother to sell him his birthright for a pot of lentil stew. Years pass and Isaac is old and blind. Rebekah instructs Jacob to disguise himself as Esau and to deceive Isaac who will then offer Jacob the blessing of a first-born son. Esau is furious and vows to kill his brother. Rebekah tells Jacob to run away to Haran and find the home of her brother, Laban, where he will seek a wife among Laban’s daughters.

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel is an inclusive congregation, accessible and welcoming to all. If you need accommodations, please call Karen at the Temple office.

TSTI is part of Greenfaith’s “Greening Reform Judaism Certification Program”. Visit our Greening page now. While we work at addressing our impact on the environment, you can assess yours – Calculate Your Carbon Footprint.

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