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

Event Date: April 29, 2012

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SOUTH ORANGE, N.J., March 14, 2012 – The Adult Education Program of Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel (TSTI) is sponsoring a number of lively and enriching events during the months of March and April. Open to members and non-members, all events take place at the Temple, which is located at 432 Scotland Road in South Orange, N.J.

  • Fri., March 23 – TSTI’s on-going Shabbat, Scholar & Supper series brings J.J. Goldberg to discuss “American Judaism and the Interfaith Future.” The evening begins at 6 p.m. with worship services, followed by a Shabbat dinner. Mr. Goldberg’s writing appears weekly in The Forward, and he has contributed to The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Newsday and many other publications.
  • Fri., March 30 – Shabbat Worship at 7:30 p.m. Linda Slucker, president of National Council of Jewish Women, and a member of the TSTI congregation, will speak on “Progressive Jewish Women Making Social Change Here and in Israel.” The TSTI Religious School is named after Linda and her husband Rudy Slucker in appreciation of their generous donations.
  • Mon., April 9 – Rabbi Daniel Cohen offers a guided tour of new Jewish apps for phones, tablets and computers. His class, E-Judaism: A Look at Key Jewish Apps and How They Can Enrich Your Jewish Life, begins at 7 p.m. and examines some of the best available apps for iPhones and Android phones, as well as desktop/laptop offerings.
  • Fri., April 27 – Steven M. Berk joins the Shabbat, Scholar & Supper series to speak about “Netanyahu and Obama: The Search for Peace.” The evening begins at 6 p.m. with worship services and continues with Shabbat dinner. Mr. Berk is Professor of History at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y, has lectured throughout the U.S. and Canada, and is frequently consulted by television, radio and newspaper reporters.
  • Sun., April 29 – Rabbi Ellie Miller invites participants to roll up their sleeves and put on their gardening gloves at 9 a.m. for a class on Digging in the Dirt: A Hands-on Approach to Ancient Jewish Text and Gardening. Participants will read from the Bible and plant in the new prayer garden as part of the Temple’s Greenfaith Certification Program.
  • Registration and a $25 fee per person are required only for the Shabbat, Scholar & Supper dinners. Checks can be mailed to the attention of Sunny Seglin at the Temple; please include names of all dinner attendees. More information regarding Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel’s adult education programs is available by contacting thorwitz@tstinj.org.

    Based in South Orange, N.J., Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel is a Reform congregation that welcomes all who wish to participate in and celebrate Jewish traditions and rituals. The Temple draws members from many towns, including South Orange, Maplewood, Short Hills, Millburn, Livingston and West Orange. It is recognized throughout the region for its innovative programs, including worship services, community events, and groups dedicated to a wide array of religious, social and educational interests.


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