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Update: TSTI’s Building Closure

Continued connection is what we have strived for as our temple family moves into an unprecedented second week of state-mandated social distancing. Even without the benefit of the physical structure of Temple, we are one congregation and one community.

We have made every effort to bring TSTI to you to bridge the physical distance required to keep this virus at bay. With Zoom gatherings as diverse as Shabbat streaming services, morning coffees with Clergy, Hebrew School, Shabbat songs and blessings, Torah Study and educational programs like Cantor Moses’ recent discussion of Leo Frank, we are delivering the best of Temple directly to you in your home. Continue to check “TSTI Today” for daily updates about programming.

But in addition to keeping members engaged, our priority is to keep our TSTI family safe. For this reason, we have made the decision to continue with our ZOOM programming and keep Temple closed for the foreseeable future. Be assured that we will continue to update you as we make decisions about this situation going forward. We are here to help any individuals or families who need assistance during this difficult time.

In the meantime, stay safe and well.

Max Weisenfeld, President
Dan Cohen, Rabbi

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TSTI Cares
While we practice social distancing during this challenging moment, we also need social solidarity more than ever. One thing that can help lift us out of this difficult time is to turn our attention towards strengthening our community connections and serving others.

​​​​​​​Do you have some time each week to make a few phone calls to check-in with members of our TSTI community who might be struggling during this time? If so, fill out this form to volunteer! shorturl.at/qrBSU

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TSTI Lilah Tov Monday-Thursday 6:00 PM
Hey kids and parents! Please join us as we wind down from the day with a story and a bedtime song. Go to: https://zoom.us/j/705543556

Weekly Meditation Tuesday, 2:00 PM
Come learn how to practice different types of meditation, focusing on the breath, loving-kindness, and awareness, in a Jewish context. Go to: https://zoom.us/j/249355296pwd=Y1MzREtQbTRzblVsQzNQRnJ6aEovZz09

If you are asked for a Password, please enter 471252

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Religious School

Religious School families! The Grades 3-6 teachers will email you a link for class tomorrow!
Please be in touch with Debi Wolkoff at: dwolkoff@tstinj.org if you have questions.

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TSTI Sing Along– Tuesdays, Thursdays 4:00pm

Spend the afternoon expressing ourselves through songs and music with Song leader Shawn Fogel. Geared toward 3rd-6th graders, but open to all ages. Go to: https://zoom.us/j/608428809

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Hebrew High — Grades 9-12 Tuesday Beginning at 6:30 pm

We are so excited to Virtually get our Hebrew High teens together once again via zoom! Tomorrow night, we will be discussing how some celebrities and public figures have been advocating about physical distancing through some unrealistic and privileged examples. Does this make them unrelatable? How can this help us to reflect on our own physical distancing? We can’t wait to hear what our Hebrew High teens have to say.

9th grade (6:30pm) – https://zoom.us/j/636627096

10th (7pm) – https://zoom.us/j/875257120

11th (7:30pm) – https://zoom.us/j/785100817

12th (8pm) – https://zoom.us/j/970155388


Parents of High School Students Check In– Wednesday, March 26, 7:00pm

Check in with parents who are sharing your experience. Check in with each other and provide support while sharing strategies to help our teens and yourselves through the isolation and changes in the world today. Adam and Tracy look forward to spending time talking about these important issues.
Go to: https://zoom.us/j/809186298


Yahrzeit Notifications
Please watch your email for notification of when your loved one’s name will be read during Shabbat services.
Paper mail will go only to those who do not have an email address on file.