From Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel:
Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel (TSTI), the Reform synagogue in South Orange, invites area residents to enjoy family-friendly services for the High Holy Days, designed for young children with their parents or grandparents. These afternoon services, which are open to all, incorporate song with prayers and age-appropriate stories. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Temple membership is not required to attend.
- Sun., Sept. 9 – “Come as You Are” Erev Rosh Hashanah service, 5:30 p.m. – Join TSTI members for this fun, casual intergenerational celebration of the New Year, with songs and the High Holy Day band. Service will be held on the TSTI lawn (weather permitting); bring a picnic blanket to sit on.
- Mon., Sept. 10 – Rosh Hashanah family service, 2:15 p.m., tashlich service, 3:30 p.m. – All are welcome to join the community immediately after the family service for tashlich at the South Orange Duck Pond off Ridgewood Road at 3:30 p.m. There will be a brief service of song and reflection, and the group will toss small stones into the water to symbolize casting away the past year. Bring a picnic blanket and refreshments to celebrate the beginning of the New Year together.
- Wed., Sept. 19 – Yom Kippur family service, 2:15 p.m.
Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel (TSTI) is a dynamic, inclusive Reform congregation that offers numerous ways for members to connect with and celebrate being part of the Jewish community and the world. Welcoming Jews by birth or by choice, interfaith, traditional and non-traditional families, and children of all abilities, TSTI provides lifelong learning and enriching programs for all members through a full complement of religious services, early childhood and religious school education, cultural programs, and activities that foster connection, engagement and community outreach in a joyful, judgment-free environment. TSTI is located at 432 Scotland Road in South Orange, drawing members from Maplewood, South Orange, West Orange, Short Hills, Millburn, Livingston and surrounding areas. For more information, visit www.tsti.org.