We are an inclusive congregation, committed to developing and supporting a lifelong Jewish experience. The diversity of our membership and the respect we have for that diversity means new members feel at home from the moment they enter the temple building.
“Prayer invites God’s Presence to suffuse our spirits, God’s will to prevail in our lives. Prayer may not bring water to parched fields, nor mend a broken bridge, nor rebuild a ruined city. But prayer can water an arid soul, mend a broken heart, rebuild a weakened will.”
– Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel
Our students, be they children or adults, jump in with both feet and immerse themselves in growing and strengthening our community with their insights.
There’s something for everyone at TSTI! Check out what we offer to see what resonates with you. And if the “thing” you’re looking for isn’t listed, talk to Beth Blackman to see how we might be able to get it going.
“Pray as if everything depended on God; act as if everything depended on you.”
– Rabbi Ferdinand Isserman
L’Dor VaDor – From Generation to Generation
Jewish tradition and ritual can help us make meaning of the events in our lives from birth to b’nai mitzvah to weddings to funerals, Clergy can also help mark new Jewish lifecycle moments, including retirement, pregnancy loss, gender affirmation, healing, and more.
Focusing on Jews of Color
All books are available at
Words Bookstore in Maplewood
Aviva L. Brown
Marra B. Gad
Michael W. Twitty
Aaron Levy Samuels
Updated COVID-19 Policies and Procedures (Reviewed and Revised 1/9/22): Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel | Linda and Rudy Slucker Religious School | Hebrew High School and Youth Programming | Iris Family Preschool