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
SIDDUR REPAIRNovember 21, 2014
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.
KIDDUSHIM:November 25, 2014
November 29, 2014
Early minyan kiddush sponsored by the Tammam family commemorating the yahrtzeit of Ines Tammam and in honor of Sion Suffir's "Big' birthday!
The main kiddush and shalosh seudos are unsponsored.
December 6, 2014
Early minyan kiddush is sponsored by Sion Suffir.
Main kiddush and Shalosh seudos are unsponsored.
|Early Minyan Kiddush|| December 13, 20, 27 January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31|
|Main Kiddush|| December 6, 13, 20, 27 January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31|
|Shalosh Seudos|| December 6, 13 January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31|
KASHRUT ALERT:November 21, 2014
November 20, 2014: Kosher Alert Divine Chocolate
|Brand: ||Divine |
|Product: ||70% Dark Chocolate |
|Company: ||Divine Chocolate Inc., Washington DC |
|Issue: ||Missing D - Dairy Designation |
Divine 70% Dark Chocolate Coins are certified by the Orthodox Union as OU D – Dairy products. Some labels mistakenly have an ‘OU DE ‘ (Dairy Equipment) designation. While the ingredient statement does not list any dairy ingredient, the Orthodox Union does not guaranty the halakhik ‘dairy equipment’ status of this product. The Orthodox Union does not currently certify products with a DE designation except for certain infant formulas. Corrective measures have been implemented.
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November 19, 2014: Kosher Alert Streit’s Chocolate Coins
|Brand: ||Streit's |
|Product: ||Kids Dark Chocolate Coins and Kids Milk Chocolate Coins |
|Company: ||Aron Streit Inc. New York, NY |
|Issue: ||Unauthorized OU|
The Orthodox Union does not certify Streit's Chocolate Coins (made in Turkey) and considers them as Non-Kosher products. Further, the unauthorized OU mark on the Dark Chocolate Coins should not be relied on to assume they are dairy free. Corrective measures are being implemented.
Kosher Alert Cedrinca
|Brand: ||Cedrinca |
|Product: ||ChocoMint Candy |
|Company: ||Cedrinca, Polpenazze del Garda Italy |
|Issue: ||Missing D - Dairy Symbol |
Cedrinca candies with the OU or OU D symbol are certified by the Orthodox Union. Cedrina ChocoMint candies contain dairy ingredients, as indicated in the ingredient statement. Some ChocoMint packaging was mistakenly labeled with a plain OU symbol, without the D -Dairy symbol. Corrective measures have been implemented. Please note that Cedrina candies without the OU symbol are not certified by the Orthodox Union.
Sunday, December 7th, 10:00 am, home of Daniella Hoffer, 183 Milltown Rd.: BLADDER BOOT CAMP FOR WOMENNovember 21, 2014
RSVP by December 3rd, to Danielle Pepper (201) 563-2738, or to Rachel Beer (973) 376-6435. Please be sure to wear leggings/comfortable pants and bring a towel or yoga mat along with you.
SHABBOS December 12-13, 2014: YACHAD SHABBATON AT CIS!November 21, 2014
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 24, 2014
Wednesday, December 17th, 7:00 pm, Prudential Center, Newark, NJ: JEWISH HERITAGE NIGHT- NIGHT WITH THE NEW JERSEY DEVILS!November 21, 2014
More info. to follow.
Sunday, December 14th, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, 110 S. Orange Ave.,Livingston, NJ: JOSEPH KUSHNER HEBREW ACADEMY OPEN HOUSE FAMILY FUN DAY! November 21, 2014
Breakfast and Lunch Served - Register at www.jkha.org/jkhaopenhouse or contact Shawn Tarzik at email@example.com or 862-837-8064.
SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, December 26-27, 2014: SHABBATON AT CIS!November 21, 2014
SAVE THE DATE for a magical Shabbat with the Traveling Chassidim - December 26-27, 2014, including Carlebach style Kabbalat Shabbat, Friday night dinner with zemirot, Kumzits and Melave Malka. If you have any questions or would like to help organize this community-wide Shabbat please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
JOSEPH TAMMAM Z"L SCHOLARSHIP FUND- NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS- DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS IS JANUARY 9, 2015November 21, 2014
The Joseph Tammam Memorial Youth Award Committee is accepting applications from interested high school seniors. Applicants should write a one page essay describing his or her community involvement and volunteerism at Congregation Israel of Springfield and beyond. Please make sure your application is submitted to the shul office by January 9, 2015. The award will be given at the Congregation Israel of Springfield Annual Dinner.
SHUL COATROOM: Please remember to remove all personal items from the coatroom. Any items left in the coatroom will be discarded if they are not removed. Thank you for your cooperation.November 21, 2014
SHOP RITE SCRIP IN $25, $50 & $100 DENOMINATION CARDS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE SHUL OFFICE.November 24, 2014
INVEST IN ISRAEL BONDS November 21, 2014
The congregation's leadership thanks our members who demonstrated support for Israel by indicating interest in investing in Israel bonds during this year's HHD Appeal, and during Operation Pillar of Defense. We urge you to fulfill that purchase and encourage those of you who have not yet invested in an Israel bond to do so. The appeal will not be complete until we reach 100 percent participation. Please contact our NJ Israel Bonds office or go to israelbonds.com.
PLEASE SUPPORT THESE VENDORS WHO GRACIOUSLY DONATE THEIR SERVICES TO OUR ANNUAL SHUL DINNER. DON'T FORGET TO MENTION CONGREGATION ISRAEL!November 24, 2014
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 21, 2014
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.
MIKVAH YISROEL OF SPRINGFIELD - 42 CENTER STREETNovember 21, 2014
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.
THIS MONTH'S THEME IS SHUL APPRECIATION MONTH!November 24, 2014
Our activities will include doing things that show how much we appreciate our shul and the people in it.
Sunday, November 9th, 10:30 am: CHAMUDIM (Ages 3-6) We will be making candygrams to give out to friends.November 21, 2014
Sunday, December 21st, shul social hall: CHANUKAH CHAGIGA APPROACHING: November 21, 2014
Our Chanukah Chagiga is coming up, and save the date for December 21st at 1:30 P.M. We will be having our 2nd annual Latke Cook off. If you are interested in participating, please contact Taco or Rifka.
Sunday, October 19th, 10:30 am - 11:30 am: CHANICHIM / CHANICHOT (Ages 7-12) TORAH BOWLNovember 21, 2014
Tuesday, December 2nd, 7:00 pm, Shul Social Hall: Hanukah Cooking Demo presented by Mindy RafalowitzNovember 24, 2014
Cost is $10.00 per person, RSVP by November 26th, to Danielle Pepper (201) 563-2738, or to Rachel Beer at (973) 376-6435.
SISTERHOOD BOARD MEETING: WEDNESDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 7, 2015, 8:00 PM IN SHUL.November 21, 2014
CIS SISTERHOOD MEMBERSHIPNovember 21, 2014
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 21, 2014
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 IN OBSERVANCE OF THE YAHRZEIT OF SHERRY'S FATHER, DR. MORRIS EPSTEIN Z"L.November 21, 2014
JANUARY & FEBRUARY 2015 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 21, 2014
*** 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. ***