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

April Events at South Orange Reform Synagogue Include Musical Shabbat Service Led by Celebrated Singer/Songwriter, Free Holiday Program and Annual Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance

Event Date: April 27, 2014

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SOUTH ORANGE, N.J., March 25, 2014 – Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel (TSTI) in South Orange invites area residents to three services and events that the Reform synagogue is hosting in April.

  • Sat., April 5 – In preparation for Passover, TSTI will host a free holiday program for children and adults from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Education Directors Carol Paster and Mindy Schreff, who run the synagogue’s community preschool and religious school, will lead children in songs, an interactive Passover story, and a related craft activity. Holiday treats also will be served. The program is open to the public and is appropriate for children from ages 2 to 10; those interested in attending are encouraged to bring friends and relatives. Advance reservations are required; RSVP to cpaster@tsti.org no later than March 28th.
  • Fri., April 11 – Acclaimed Jewish singer/songwriter, Dan Nichols brings a new experience to Shabbat services through his music at 6 p.m. Nichols, who is known for his ability to make prayer more accessible and fun, will lead congregants in singing familiar prayers in new ways and reconnecting with their meaning. Nichols also will spend time with TSTI’s youth group teens during havdalah on Saturday evening, and give a concert for the religious school students on Sunday morning. More information about Nichols, who is an artist-in-residence at 14 Reform Jewish summer camps, is available at www.jewishrock.com.
  • Sun., April 27 – TSTI will host the 37th annual South Orange/Maplewood Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance Service at 4 p.m. in the Bass Sanctuary Building. The program, which recalls a full range of experiences of those who lived through the Holocaust, features original music and dramatic readings created by the synagogue’s cantors, Rebecca Moses and Joan Finn, and congregant Russell Kaplan. Members of several South Orange and Maplewood houses of worship, professional actors and Seton Hall University theatre students will participate. It will be preceded by a March of Remembrance from Grove Park in South Orange at 3 p.m.


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