Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel offers virtual “House for Holy Days” services to the community


From the Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel

Non-members are welcome to attend Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services at the Reformed Synagogue; Selichot program to feature award-winning author

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel (TSTI), the Reformed Synagogue in Southern Orange, is opening all of its High Holy Days services to non-members this year, with a full “House for Holy Days” worship program, broadcast online. Members and non-members must register in advance in order to obtain links to the services requested; the registration page is on the TSTI website at http://bit.ly/TSTIHHD.

Rosh Hashanah celebrations will be on Friday evening September 18 and Saturday September 19; Yom Kippur will be observed from Kol Nidre on Sunday evening September 27 through Ne’ilah and Yizkor on Monday September 28. The program includes popular temple family services on the afternoons of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

In preparation for the Great Holy Days, there will be a Selichot program on Saturday September 12 at 7:30 pm, via Zoom, with award-winning author, Marra B. Gad. Her book, “The Color of Love: A Story of a Métis Jewish Girl,” has been described as “a story of our time, rich in themes of identity, racism, family politics and more”. The evening is co-sponsored by Temple B’nai Abraham in Livingston. The book can be purchased directly from the publisher at https: // www.agatepublishing.com/titles/the-color-of-love.

Located at 432 Scotland Road, TSTI is a vibrant and inclusive congregation that welcomes Jews by birth or choice, interfaith, traditional and non-traditional families and children of all abilities. Its members live in Maplewood, South Orange, West Orange, Short Hills, Millburn, Livingston and surrounding areas. For more information, please visit www.tsti.org.


Perry A. Thomasson