TSTI Today for March 31, 2020

Tuesday March 31, 2020


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As we begin week three of this (temporary) new reality called “physical distancing” it’s more important than ever to feel as connected as possible. Recognizing the challenges physical distancing presents we wanted to invite you to be part of a TSTI experiment.

We have recorded two versions of a familiar melody for Hiney Mah Tov. Our students sing this version in religious school and it frequently makes an appearance during Friday night services.

The next part requires your help.

Step 1: Click here to download this version of the words and music. Listen to it as many times as necessary for you to become familiar with it.

Step 2: Click here to download this version with no words, just like karaoke. Practice singing along with it. When you are ready, ask someone to take video of you singing along with the instrumental track. (Please position …

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TSTI Today for March 30, 2020

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At the end of Shabbat Services Friday night we asked community members to share pictures form their Shabbat table. After all, while we might have to welcome Shabbat from a distance for the time that doesn’t mean we we aren’t able to share Shabbat services together. #CommunityNeverCloses

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Join us each week for Shabbat services at 6pm Friday evenings and Havdalah Saturday evenings at 6pm.

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TSTI Boker Tov Music
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays at 9:00am

Enjoy a morning of music and movement with our Song Leader Shawn Fogel. Sing along with each other to start our day with joy. Geared toward preschool, but open to all ages. Fridays will feature special Shabbat songs and blessings.
Go to: https://zoom.us/j/588455664

NEW: Mindful 11:00 am Mondays and Wednesdays with Bela

Through social stories, mindful breathing, and movement children will learn tools to help them understand and process their emotions …

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TSTI Today for March 26, 2020

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UPDATE: From the Interfaith Food Pantry of South Orange

After exceedingly careful thought and numerous discussions with volunteer leadership, the IFPO temporarily ceased pantry operations on March 18. Our host Church had been, and currently remains, closed. While it pains us greatly to not be able to directly continue to serve our neighbors at this time, we made this decision out of an abundance of caution and concern for the health and well-being of our clients and volunteers, as well as concern for the local community.

The IFPO transferred all the contents of our pantry rooms (as well as our supply of maxipads) to our partner MEND last week, for distribution to Essex County pantries within the MEND network that are still able to be open. MEND is working closely with other emergency food pantries as well as local schools to make sure that emergency feeding programs continue to have …

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TSTI Today for March 25, 2020

A Message from Alon, our Rishon

Hi Everyone,
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I was required to return to Israel. I am hopeful that I will  be able to come back to NJ soon! Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel has become my second home for the last six months and I am so thankful for everything we have learned and experienced together. I already miss everyone I met and experiences we shared. You are all part  of my heart, so for now I’ll say “l’hitraot” (see you soon) and not goodbye. Please stay in touch and stay healthy!
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Alon was part of a program, Rishonim, that brought talented young adults who are embarking on a gap year between high school graduation and their mandatory IDF or national service to our area. They volunteer throughout our community in schools. Alon was our Rishon this year. He participated in the preschool, …

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