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

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Release Date: Friday, February 20, 2015

Media Contact: Caryl Bixon-Gordon (201) 796-7788

Young Families from South Orange, Millburn , Short Hills and Nearby Communities Participate in Hands-On Learning Programs

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J., Feb. 20, 2015 – The children of Temple Sharey Tefilo Israel (TSTI) celebrated Tu B'Shevat ("New Year of the Trees"), also known as Jewish Arbor Day , by cooking up lots of vegetables  to provide hot soup for the homeless. Families with young children, along with Early Childhood Director Carol Paster and Religious School Director Mindy Schreff, as well as the synagogue's spiritual leader Rabbi Daniel Cohen (pictured at far end of table), helped clean and cut vegetables in preparation for the soup, which was later donated to The Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges.  

The event is part of the Temple's Holiday Happenings series, which helps youngsters learn about Jewish holidays through hands-on participation, events and programs. The students hail from communities throughout Essex County, including South Orange, Millburn, Short Hills and Caldwell.

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel is a vibrant Reform congregation located at 432 Scotland Road in South Orange, N.J., that offers Jewish preschool, Religious school, teen programs, lifelong learning for adults and a full complement of religious services and cultural programs each month. To learn more, visit http://www.tsti.org/.


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