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

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Release Date: Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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

Enrollment is now Open for Community Early Childhood Program, Religious School and new After-Care Program at South Orange Synagogue

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J., July 18, 2014 – Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel (TSTI) in South Orange, a leader in Jewish education and early childhood programming, is now accepting applications for fall 2014. The Reform synagogue’s education department offers a variety of programs to meet the needs of its diverse students and their different learning styles. In addition to preschool and religious school for students in grades 2-7, there are several new programs being introduced this fall for younger children. Information about TSTI’s education programs as well as registration forms for the preschool are available online at http://www.tsti.org/.

  • The Iris Family Center for Early Childhood Education is a community preschool open to all area families that serves youngsters ages 2-5 in an inclusive setting that promotes individuality, creativity and social skills. In addition to its regular preschool curriculum, the school also offers an innovative half-day Explorers Pre-K program, an afternoon enrichment program as well as early drop off and longer day options. Caregiver/child programs are available for infants and toddlers. Contact Early Childhood Director Carol Paster at (973) 763-4600 for details.
  • The Linda & Rudy Slucker Religious School offers a comprehensive Reform Jewish education for students in grades K-12. Post b’nai mitzvah instruction is available in Hebrew High for grades 8-12 (open to non-members as well). New for 2014-2015, children in kindergarten through second grade (including non-members) may enroll in a Monday afternoon session. Contact Religious School Director Mindy Schreff at (973) 763-3793 for details and assistance with registration.
  • Aftercare Program – This new program will be offered Monday through Thursday from 3-6pm and is open to children entering grades K-2 in the fall. It will offer art, music, homework help and active play as well as a nutritious snack.Contact Early Childhood Director Carol Paster at (973) 763-4600 for details and enrollment.

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. TSTI serves member families from Maplewood, the Oranges, Livingston, Millburn, Short Hills and surrounding areas. For more information about Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, visit http://www.tsti.org/.


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