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Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange Invites Public to Educational Programs and Purim Fun in February

| January 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

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Israel Lecture, Adult Education, Purim Carnival are on Reform Synagogue’s Calendar

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J., January 15, 2018 – Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel (TSTI), located at 432 Scotland Road in South Orange invites area residents to several programs in February, as follows

  • Thurs., Feb. 1 – TSTI’s series on hot topics in Israel today continues with “The Big Questions.” Michael Levi from the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest will lead a discussion on civil marriage, who is a Jew and Women of the Wall, starting at 7:00 p.m. The program is free and open to all; to register in advance, go to the online calendar at For more information about the program, contact Levi at
  • Wed., Feb. 7 – Find out Everything You Need to Know About Saying Kaddish” with Rabbi Alexandra Klein, at 7:00 p.m. Attendees will learn answers to many common questions about the mourner’s prayer, from its origins to its meaning to its place in the context of Jewish mourning rituals. For more information and online registration, go to
  • Sun., Feb. 25 – Area families are welcome to join the TSTI preschool and religious school in a lively Dr. Seuss-inspired Purim spiel (a fun retelling of the Book of Esther) at 10:00 a.m. followed by the community’s Purim Extravaganza carnival from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. Children will enjoy inflatables, spin art and face painting, games, camp activities and more. Everyone is encouraged to come in costume. The cost is $8 per child at the door; proceeds will support the synagogue’s youth programs.
    • As part of TSTI’s social action initiatives, families are asked to bring a box of pasta to use as a noisemaker during the spiel, as well as cans of beans, soup, tuna fish and jelly in plastic jars to donate to the Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges. There will also be a blood drive from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for those adults who wish to donate blood.

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel (TSTI) 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


About Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel
432 Scotland Road, South Orange, NJ 07079
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