Congregation Israel is the center of Springfield, New Jersey's growing Modern Orthodox community. Here, everyone is welcome, and everyone is treated like family. What is more, we offer unparalleled opportunities for religious growth and learning, as well as easy access to important amenities such as yeshiva day schools, mikvaot, kosher restaurants and kosher shopping.
Come visit us for Shabbat and experience the warmth and energy of our community for yourself!
To arrange for home hospitality, please call 973-467-9666
CIS WELCOMES SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE, MR. STEPHEN SAVITSKY, DECEMBER 4-5November 27, 2015
KIDDUSHIM:November 27, 2015
November 28, 2015
Early minyan kiddush is sponsored by the Tammam family commemorating the yahrtzeit of Ines Tammam and in celebration of Sion Suffir's BIG Birthday.
Main kiddush is sponsored by Rick Strulowitz commemorating the yahrtzeit of his grandfather, David Morris.
Shalosh Seudos is unsponsored this week.
December 5, 2015
Early minyan kiddush and shalosh seuods are unsponsored.
Main kiddush will be sponsored by Myra and Aryeh Pirak.
|Early Minyan Kiddush|| Available Dates: December 5, 12, 19, 26|
|Main Kiddush|| Available Dates: December 26|
|Shalosh Seudos|| Available Dates: December 5, 19, 26|
Wednesday, December 2nd, 7:30 pm: YESHIVA OF ELIZABETH - EARLY CHILDHOOD OPEN HOUSENovember 27, 2015
It is an exciting time of year here at the Jewish Educational Center as we gear up for what promises to be a dynamic and fulfilling recruitment season for our Yeshiva of Elizabeth Early Childhood and Elementary divisions. Our Early Childhood division will be holding an interactive Open House on Wednesday evening, December 2, 2015 beginning at 7:30 PM at the home of Meir and Natanya Milgraum - 652 Westminster Avenue, Elizabeth.
The evening will provide a unique opportunity for a hands-on perspective of our unique program, and our principal, early childhood director, key faculty members, and current parents will be on hand to make presentations and answer any questions that you may have.
We hope that you will join us and other prospective parents for an exciting and informative evening. Refreshments will be served.
If you have any questions, please call the Yeshiva of Elizabeth office at 908-355-4850 or email Yeshiva@theJEC.org .
Sunday, December 6th, 10am - 1pm, JKHA: OPEN HOUSE FAMILY FUN DAY!November 27, 2015
Breakfast and Lunch will be served! Come see for yourself why JKHA had a 177% rise in inquiries and a 233% in enrollment this year! Participate in an enriching, fun filled Chanukah - themed morning as you discover the many wonders and miracles of the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy.
Sunday, December 6th, 5:30 pm: LIGHT UP SPRINGFIELD! PUBLIC MENORAH LIGHTING AT VETERANS MEMORIAL PARKNovember 27, 2015
Public Menorah Lighting @ Veterans Memorial Park (located on the corner of Mountain Avenue and Shunpike Road.) The entire community is welcome to celebrate the festival of Lights at a public Menorah lighting ceremony. Program includes, music, latkes, donuts & entertainment for all! The Mayor of Springfield as well as many local dignitaries will be present. Free of charge.
Wednesday, December 2nd, 12:30 pm: LUNCH AND LEARN AT TOKYO HIBACHI, 238 MORRIS AVE. Please RSVP to Rabbi Marcus at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend.November 27, 2015
Motzei Shabbos, December 19th, 8PM, shul social hall: NOATS IS BACK!November 27, 2015
Sunday, January 3, 2016: BETH MEDRASH GOVOHA BREAKFASTNovember 27, 2015
Saturday, January 9, 2016, 7:30 pm: ART EXHIBIT & AUCTION FEATURING A SPECIAL ISRAELI & JUDAIC ARTIST COLLECTIONNovember 27, 2015
Donation: $18 per person, $35 per couple - Preview: 7:30 pm, Auciton: 8:30 pm, RSVP by December 19, 2015 and receive 5 Free Raffle Tickets. For Tickets/Information, contact email@example.com or send a check to Congregation Israel and note on the memo of your check, Art Auction. * Dinner, Wine, Dessert & Coffee will be served.
JOIN SPRINGFIELD'S TIFERES GROUP! Tiferes, a Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation program for women.November 27, 2015
By becoming a Tiferes member you will have access to a weekly teleconference on a variety of topics including Shalom Bayis, Parenting and Personal growth, by sought-after speakers.
In addition, by joining, you will have access to a monthly inspirational DVD by renowned speakers. This event is for Women only. For additional information or if you would like to be come a member, please see Deena Fried (cell: 248-935-0452)
This month of Kislev, the teleconference is open to all members and non members. Please see Deena Fried for more information about the teleconference titled Our Parents and In-Laws with Mrs. Seryl Berman.
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE: HOSTING PROSPECTIVE COMMUNITY MEMBERS FOR SHABBOSNovember 27, 2015
If you are interested in hosting prospective community members for Shabbos to sleep over or for meals, please contact Daniella Hoffer firstname.lastname@example.org.
HELP KEEP OUR SHUL TIDY!November 27, 2015
Please hang up your coats during Shabbat and Yom Tov services. Help keep our shul tidy and do not leave coats, jackets, scarves and hats on the benches, mechitzas, tables, chairs and stage. Thank you for your cooperation.
SIDDUR REPAIRNovember 27, 2015
On either side of the mechitza, if you find a shabbat or weekday siddur, Ashkenaz or Sephardic, with torn, damaged or missing pages, please set it aside and after tefillah deliver it to Avi Borenstein for repair. Your assistance in identifying siddurim which have such requirements is greatly needed and appreciated. If Avi is not in shul, please deliver them to the gabbaim for this purpose.
JKHA'S BONIM MOVING INCENTIVE FOR NEW FAMILIESNovember 27, 2015
Help grow our community. Tell your friends and family about JKHA's Bonim moving incentive for new families, now valued at over $50,000. Call Sandra Blank, the JKHA Admissions Director, @ 862.437.8050 for details.
JEWISH LINK IS SEEKING REPORTERS TO WRITE ABOUT LOCAL NEWS AND EVENTS. PLEASE EMAIL email@example.com if interested.November 27, 2015
WEEK LONG SHUL TRIP TO EASTERN EUROPE!November 27, 2015
If you are interested in taking part in a week long Shul trip to Eastern Europe to visit important Holocaust sites, Jewish Communities, and Kivrei Tzaddikim, please contact the Rabbi. The trip will be taking place during the Omer period, a few weeks after Pesach.
ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS: If you have moved homes, changed your primary phone contact, and/or changed your e-mail address, please contact the shul office so that we can update your member listing. November 27, 2015
SHOP RITE SCRIP IN $25, $50 & $100 DENOMINATION CARDS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE SHUL OFFICE.November 27, 2015
KASHRUT ALERT:November 27, 2015
November 19, 2015: Reed’s Cabernet Grape Kombucha
Brand: Reed's Culture Club Product: Cabernet Grape Kombucha Company: Reed's Los Angeles CA Issue: A production of Reed’s Cabernet Grape Kombucha was made using a non-kosher ingredient. Although affected product was withdrawn, a small amount may have reached the market place. The affected product bears the “Best By Date” of Jan. 9, 2016. All other product is OU certified WHEN BEARING THE OU SYMBOL.
November 16, 2015: Liquid Coffee Creamer
Brand: Liquid Coffee Creamer Product: Peppermint Mocha Coffee Creamer Company: TC Heartland LLC, Carmel IN Issue: Missing D - Dairy Designation
The Orthodox Union certifies Peppermint Mocha Liquid Coffee Creamer as an OU D - Dairy product. Some containers were labeled with a plain OU symbol, without the D - Dairy designation. This product contains a milk ingredient as indicated in the allergens and ingredients statements. Corrective action has been implemented.
PLEASE SUPPORT THESE VENDORS WHO GRACIOUSLY DONATE THEIR SERVICES TO OUR ANNUAL SHUL DINNER. DON'T FORGET TO MENTION CONGREGATION ISRAEL!November 27, 2015
AVENUE FLOWERS & GIFTS
166 Elmora Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ
ALLAN REIDER Studio
Photography & Video
2714 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ
COME BY WITH YOUR FAMILY AND HELP SUPPORT OUR LOCAL KOSHER VENDORS!November 27, 2015
Kalman's Delicatessen: 779 Mountain Avenue, Springfield, NJ, 973-564-8144 and (fax) 973-564-8166, under the supervision of the Vaad of Metrowest. For more info. go to www.kalmansdeli.com
Avalon Glatt: We are excited to announce the opening of the new restaurant and steakhouse Avalon Glatt in Livingston (under the hashgacha of the Vaad HaRabonim of MetroWest). For more info. go to http://www.avalonglatt.com
Tokyo Hibachi: 238 Morris Avenue, a kosher Japanese-Chinese restaurant is under the supervision of the Vaad of MetroWest. They have a new expanded Chinese and Healthy Options menu.
Jerusalem Restaurant: 99 West Mount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston, NJ, 973-533-1424, under the supervision of the VAAD of Metrowest- Come enjoy the full line of Israeli foods, sushi, Italian foods, pizzas, fishes, etc.
The Orchid: 455 Main Street, Metuchen, NJ For more info, www.theorchidkosher.com
Kosher Bagels Supreme: 252 Mountain Avenue is under the supervision of Rabbi Chaim Marcus.
INVEST IN ISRAEL BONDS November 27, 2015
The congregation's leadership thanks our members who demonstrated support for Israel by indicating interest in investing in Israel bonds.We urge you to fulfill that purchase and encourage those of you who have not yet invested in an Israel bond to do so.Please contact our NJ Israel Bonds office or go to israelbonds.com.
MIKVAH YISROEL OF SPRINGFIELD - 42 CENTER STREETNovember 27, 2015
Women are requested to make appointments 3 days in advance by calling (973) 564-8177. Appointments are available between 7:30-9:30 PM. For Friday night appointments, please call Lea Marcus at (973) 379-2343.
IT'S TIME TO RENEW YOUR ANNUAL MIKVAH MEMBERSHIP!November 27, 2015
Membership fees: $1000 Donor, $360 Premium, $180 Regular (couple), $100 Regular (single).
Donor and Premium members do not pay for mikvah use; Regular members have reduced user fees.
Please make checks payable to Mikvah Yisroel of Springfield and send it to 42 Center St., Springfield, NJ 07081. Checks can be dropped off at the shul office as well.
Saturday, November 28th, 3pm-4pm, Geiger Residence: BNOS FOR AGES 6+November 27, 2015
Motzei Shabbos, November 28th: FIRST PARENT CHILD LEARNING OF THE YEAR! November 27, 2015
Bring an interesting sefer and enjoy learning with your kids! Starts one hour after Havdala in the social hall.
Saturday Night, December 5th: YOUTH CHANUKAH CHAGIGA FOR THE WHOLE SHUL!November 27, 2015
This year the Chanukah Chagiga (Motzei Shabbat December 5th) will be an event for the whole family to enjoy! The kids will enjoy various crafts and magic show. The adults and teens will be competing in a latke competition. Kids and adults can participate in the IDF Campaign by buying and selling both baked goods and crafts. Finally, families can bring in their homemade menorahs to display. Cant wait to see everyone there!
SISTERHOOD NEW EMAIL ADDRESS: ANY QUESTIONS, SEND YOUR EMAIL TO SISTERHOODCIS@GMAIL.COMNovember 27, 2015
SISTERHOOD BOARD MEETING: WEDNESDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 7, 2015, 8:00 PM IN SHUL.November 27, 2015
CIS SISTERHOOD MEMBERSHIPNovember 27, 2015
Sisterhood is well into its programing year! The following is the structure for the membership dues for this year. The dues have remained the same as last year, and prompt payment will be greatly appreciated. As in the past, new Shul members receive complimentary Sisterhood membership for the first year. Under the age of 35: $20.00 Ages 35-64: $36.00 65 and over: $20.00 Patron: $54.00 Sponsor: $72.00
Please choose the appropriate category and send a check payable to Sisterhood, Congregation Israel. Please mail payments to: Lori Nusbaum, 567 South Springfield Avenue, Springfield, NJ 07081.
SISTERHOOD TRIBUTE CARDS November 27, 2015
Sisterhood has tribute cards. All Purpose and Memorial Cards Available - 5 for $10 or 10 for $18 Contact Melanie Wind at (973) 467-5726 or firstname.lastname@example.org
NOVEMBER BULLETIN SPONSORED BY SHERRY AND HENRY STEIN COMMEMORATING THE YAHRZEIT OF SHERRY'S FATHER, DR. MORRIS EPSTEIN, MOSHE BEN YITZCHAK HALEVI z"lNovember 27, 2015
JANUARY & FEBRUARY 2016 BULLETIN SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE
Bulletin Submissions: Please send all bulletin submissions to email@example.com by 9:00 AM on Thursday morning. To sponsor the bulletin for $120/month ($36/bulletin), please contact Marilyn Bielory at 973-379-4778.
KASHRUT COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENTNovember 27, 2015
*** Please be aware that no unauthorized persons should be entering the shul kitchen's at any time. Please understand that this is to maintain the kashrut standards of our shul. If you need something from the kitchen, please ask the Rabbi or Natalie. Do not enter the kitchen yourself. Thank you for your help in maintaining the kashrut of our shul. ***