The community at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel (TSTI) got into the Purim spirit with a day of games, crafts and a spoof on the Book of Esther featuring “Abba.” As is the custom, youngsters (and some adults) dressed up in costumes, made various craft projects, played carnival games, and made lots of noise during the reading of the Megillah (the Book of Esther which recounts the story of Purim). The Reform synagogue’s clergy and senior staff presented a raucous interpretation of the story during their Purimspiel, dressed as members of the rock group, Abba.

Located at 432 Scotland Road in South Orange, TSTI is a vibrant,inclusive Reform congregation that welcomes Jews by birth or by choice, interfaith, traditional and non-traditional families, and children of all abilities. It offers lifelong learning and creative, enriching programs for all members, from preschoolers and teens to older adults. Its full complement of religious services, early childhood and religious school education, cultural programs and activities foster connection, engagement and community outreach. TSTI's members live in Maplewood, South Orange, West Orange, Short Hills, Millburn, Livingston and surrounding areas. For more information, please visit