The following is from Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel
Thirty-five members of the Women’s Connection of Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel (TSTI) got together recently for an evening of stretching bodies and relaxing minds at a yoga and meditation event. Yoga instructor Jill Vacarro from Millburn led attendees in various poses and Anne Sussman of Mindful Meeting Place in Maplewood, who is also a member of TSTI and the Women’s Connection, led the meditation session.
Among the members who flexed, stretched and relaxed were Debbie Taffet-Green of Short Hills, Raina Goldberg of South Orange, Andrea Baum and Pam Frank of Short Hills, Anne Sussman, Cheryl Weinberg and Doris Spector of West Orange, Hilda Silverman of South Orange, Susan Siegelthuch Witkin of Maplewood, and Jane Brick of West Orange.
The Women’s Connection is a multi-generational group that offers social, cultural and educational programs to members of the Reform synagogue. Every year, the group plans a program in January that fosters wellness; past events include a Zumba class, healthy eating seminar and a spa day. A sample list of Women’s Connection programs is at https://www.tsti.org/womens-connection.
Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel’s mission is to perpetuate the religious principles and moral values of Judaism through worship, acts of social justice, study of Torah and community service. A member of the Union for Reform Judaism, TSTI is an inclusive community, open to all, with a diverse congregation comprised of Jews by birth and by choice, interfaith, traditional and non-traditional families, and children of all abilities and ages.