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Feb. 28: TSTI Invites Area Adults to a Queen-Themed Purim Party at The Woodland

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South Orange Synagogue to Hold Adults-Only Purim Spiel, Told from Women’s Perspective with Music of Rock Group, Queen

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J., February 6, 2018 –Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel (TSTI), the Reform synagogue in South Orange, will hold an adults-only Purim party on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. It will feature a new Purim spiel (a retelling of the Book of Esther), with the theme, “She Will Rock You.” It will be told from the vantage point of the women in the story and set to live rock music from the Queen songbook; music will be provided by members of the TSTI clergy and a backing band of Broadway musicians. The event is open to area adults ages 21 and older.

Purim celebrates the rise and triumph of Queen Esther, who was Jewish, over the evil vizier, Haman, whose plot to exterminate the Jews in ancient Persia was foiled by Esther’s intervention and courage. Snacks and drinks will be served. The cost is $9 for TSTI members and $18 for those from the wider community. Advance registration is required; visit to make a reservation and pay online.

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, located at 432 Scotland Road in South Orange, is a vibrant, inclusive Reform congregation that welcomes Jews by birth or by choice, interfaith, traditional and non-traditional families, and children of all abilities. It offers lifelong learning and creative, enriching programs for all members, from preschoolers and teens to older adults. Its full complement of religious services, early childhood and religious school education, cultural programs and activities foster connection, engagement and community outreach. TSTI’s members live in Maplewood, South Orange, West Orange, Short Hills, Millburn, Livingston and surrounding areas. For more information, please visit



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