Join us on March 14th, as Preschool Families and the entire TSTI Community will join together to celebrate Carol Paster’s 30 years as Director of the Iris Family Center for Early Childhood Education.
Carol’s dynamic vision, tireless energy, and inspired leadership have enabled the Iris Family Center to attain a standard of excellence that families in our temple and the wider South Orange/Maplewood community have relied upon for decades.
To make it really special, Carol has invited award-winning musicians Shira Kline and Susan Anderson to headline the celebration with their unique combination of music and storytelling. They will present “a dynamic interactive program of joy and spirit, story and song.”
The festivities will begin at 4:00pm, with a Young Family Concert appropriate for families with children 2nd grade and under, followed by a delicious Picnic in the Ballroom for these families until 5:30pm.
The party continues with a concert for adults at 6:30pm, followed by a delectable BBQ (themed) Buffet in the Ballroom.
An awesome assortment of Silent Auction items will be offered for bidding, including:Original artwork by the Preschool classesEngaging experiences, such as a cooking class for 8 with our own Tsipi KaplanValuable goods and services donated by members of the TSTI and MAPSO communities If you would like to donate to the auction, please contact Lisa Levine. Tickets are $54/family for the Young Family Event; $118/person for the Adult Concert and Party ($100/person before March 1). Please also consider honoring Carol with a Tribute Donation. All donations will be displayed at the celebration and printed in a book that will be presented to Carol.
Dress for the evening is Saturday Night Casual.
We hope that the entire TSTI community will join together to honor Carol and support our temple at a fantastic evening filled with uplifting music and stories, great food and drink, and shared laughter and love.