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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

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  • Community Corner

  • RABBI MARCUS WILL BE IN THE SHUL THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 13TH, FROM 9:30 AM - 12 PM, IF ANYONE NEEDS TO SELL THEIR CHOMETZ.

    April 11, 2014
  • Sunday, April 13th, 9:45 am - 12:00 pm: KASHERING OF UTENSILS

    April 11, 2014

    This year we will once again be having a representative from the “Go Kosher” organization kashering our utensils for us. It will be taking place in the shul kitchen, between 9:45 am and 12:00 pm. If you plan on coming that morning, please email Rabbi Marcus at ravmook1@aol.com to sign up for a 15 minute slot during which you will bring your items to the shul and they will be kashered.

  • THE SHUL WILL HAVE AN ADDITIONAL DUMPSTER IN THE SHUL PARKING LOT UNTIL MONDAY MORNING, APRIL 14TH, 11:00 AM. ALL CHAMETZ CAN BE DISPOSED IN THE LARGE DUMPSTER ONLY UNTIL THIS TIME.

    April 11, 2014
  • Monday, April 14th, 8:30 am - 11:15 am: BIUR CHAMETZ BONFIRE IN THE SHUL PARKING LOT. FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN ASSISTING, PLEASE CONTACT DAVID ARTMAN.

    April 11, 2014

    ** PLEASE NOTE: WHEN DISPOSING OF YOUR CHAMETZ IN THE FIRE, THERE SHOULD BE NO PLASTIC OR GLASS THROWN INTO THE FIRE!! **

  • SHUL COATROOM: PLEASE REMOVE ALL PERSONAL ITEMS FROM THE COATROOM BY FRIDAY, APRIL 11TH. ANY ITEMS LEFT OVER WILL BE DISCARDED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.

    April 11, 2014
  • Thursday, April 17th, 7:15 pm, at Congregation Shomrei Emunah, 89 HUGENOT, ENGLEWOOD, NJ: ANNUAL MEMORIAL SHIUR ON THE OCCASSION OF THE 21ST YAHRTZEIT OF HAGAON RABBI YOSEPH B. SOLOVEITCHIK, ZT"L

    April 11, 2014

    Speakers include: Rabbi Menachem Genack, Rabbi Hershel Reichman, Rabbi Yosef Adler and Rabbi Z Charlop

  • Monday, April 28,2014, 6:45 pm: ANNUAL YOM HASHOAH HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL AT KEAN UNIVERSITY WILKINS THEATER, 1000 MORRIS AVE.,UNION, NJ

    April 11, 2014

    Free and open to the entire community. For more info., go to www.jfedgmw.org/yh, or call 908-288-2416

  • Sunday, May 18th, 9:30 AM, Registration 7:30 am, Livingston Memorial Park, Livingston, NJ: 14TH ANNUAL RUN FOR RACHEL, 5K RUN

    April 11, 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.

    April 11, 2014
  • GAN SHELANU PROGRAM

    April 11, 2014

    We are very excited to announce the start of Gan Shelanu, the (not only) mommy & me program at Congregation Israel of Springfield!

    We will meet on the first Friday and third Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. in the small classroom for fun, music, projects, and more!

    We are asking for a donation of $18 to help cover the cost of supplies.

    *** May 2014 dates: Friday, May 2 and Tues. May 20 ***

    Please feel free to pass this info along to anyone you think might be interested in this program. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lori Nusbaum at lorinusbaum@hotmail.com or 973-921-9879. Looking forward to lots of fun with you and your little ones!

  • SHOP RITE SCRIP IN $25, $50 & $100 DENOMINATION CARDS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE SHUL OFFICE.

    April 11, 2014
  • PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE SHUL'S HANDICAPPED PARKING SPOT UNLESS YOU HAVE A VALID HANDICAP STICKER DISPLAYED ON YOUR WINDSHIELD. THANK YOU.

    April 11, 2014
  • MIKVAH YISROEL OF SPRINGFIELD- 42 CENTER STREET

    April 11, 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.


  • INVEST IN ISRAEL BONDS

    April 11, 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!

    April 11, 2014

    AVENUE FLOWERS & GIFTS
    166 Elmora Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ
    Tel: 908-354-7102

    ALLAN REIDER Studio
    Photography & Video

    2714 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ
    Tel: 908-688-8808

  • COME BY WITH YOUR FAMILY AND HELP SUPPORT OUR LOCAL KOSHER VENDORS!

    April 11, 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.

  • Youth Corner

  • Sunday, April 6th, 10:00 am, Chisolm Park: CHANICHIM / CHANICHOT (Ages 7-12) AFIKOMIN SCAVENGER HUNT IN THE PARK!

    April 11, 2014
  • Sunday, April 6th, 10:00 am, Chisolm Park: CHAMUDIM (Ages 3-6) AFIKOMIN HUNT IN THE PARK!

    April 11, 2014
  • Monday, May 5th: THERE WILL BE A COMMUNITY YOM HAZIKARON/YOM HA'ATZMAUT PROGRAM TAKING PLACE AT AABJ&D IN WEST ORANGE. THERE WILL BE YOUTH PROGRAMMING FOR AGES 5-12!

    April 11, 2014
  • YOUTH NEWSLETTER!

    April 11, 2014

    There is a new Youth Newsletter this week. Take a look and see what we have been doing in the Youth Department!

  • WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET TEXT REMINDERS ABOUT OUR UPCOMING EVENTS? DO THE FOLLOWING:

    April 11, 2014

    Grab your phone and send a text to the following number (862)-204-2181. In the text body write the following “@cisy”. You will receive a text asking for your full name, and whenever there are events, this is a great way to be reminded of our events!

  • TOT SHABBAT:

    April 11, 2014

    Every week after the Rabbi speaks we have a special davening program with our Chamudim. All parents are invited to join their kids to daven. We ask that if you are coming to daven, that you sit in the circle with your kid, and help the davening experience be the best it can.

  • YOUTH DEPARTMENT SPECIAL REQUEST:

    April 11, 2014

    The youth department requests that no parents, grandparents, or babysitters remain in the group rooms during groups. There is a special Mommy and Me room for all children under the age of 3. Thank you for your cooperation.

  • YOUTH MONTHLY BIRTHDAY KIDDUSH

    April 11, 2014

    At the end of groups, the last Shabbos of every month, we will be having a small "Kiddush", to honor all of the kids whose birthday's fall out in that month.

    WE NEED YOUR HELP! Firstly, we need you to email us your child's birthday, in order to ensure that no child's birthday is overlooked. Secondly, in order to help fund the calendar, for only $3 per child we can put your child's birthday in the youth calendar.

  • COME CHECK OUT THE YOUTH BOARD WHICH HAS OUR APRIL CALENDAR POSTED! CHECK OUT ALL THE FUN WE HAVE PLANNED FOR THIS MONTH!

    April 11, 2014
  • CONGREGATION ISRAEL YOUTH IS ON FACEBOOK!

    April 11, 2014

    Come check us out and like our page, facebook.com/CongregationIsraelYouth and like the page! Stay up to date with events, look at pictures from recent events and comment on how much you like the youth directors!

  • Nursery Corner

  • SAVE THE DATE! CAMP KITANIM OPEN HOUSE, SUNDAY, MAY 4TH, AT 8:00 PM IN THE SHUL.

    April 11, 2014

    Come out to meet the incredible staff as they discuss the exciting programing for your toddler's summer!

  • CAMP KITANIM , CONGREGATION ISRAEL'S SUMMER CAMP IS NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION!

    April 11, 2014

    Forms are available in the shul office, on the table in the lobby and on the website under 'Nursery Corner'. For any questions, please email Daniella Hoffer at daniellahoffer@gmail.com.

  • Sisterhood Corner

  • Shabbos of May 3, 2014, Shul Social Hall: KIDDUSH LUNCHEON WILL BE SPONSORED BY THE CIS SISTERHOOD IN CELEBRATION OF YOM HAATZMAUT.

    April 11, 2014
  • SISTERHOOD BOARD MEETING: WEDNESDAY NIGHT, APRIL 30, 2014, 8:00 PM IN SHUL.

    April 11, 2014
  • CIS SISTERHOOD MEMBERSHIP

    April 11, 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

    April 11, 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 windeast@comcast.net

  • Shul Activities

  • APRIL AND MAY BULLETIN SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE.

    April 11, 2014

    Bulletin Submissions: Please send all bulletin submissions to cis-office@congregationisrael.org by 9:00 AM on Thursday morning. To sponsor the bulletin for $120/month ($36/bulletin), please contact Marilyn Bielory at 973-379-4778.

  • BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING, MONDAY EVENING, MAY 5, 2014, TIME TBA

    April 11, 2014
  • KIDDUSHIM

    April 11, 2014

    Planning a shul or community event? Please note, all shul functions need to be approved and added to the shul calendar to ensure  there are no date conflicts. In addition, any community events submitted for the bulletin need calendar approval. All calendar related items should be forwarded to  Anya Bitansky at anya@bitansky.com

    April 12, 2014

    Thank you to all who sponsored the Pre-Pesach kiddush luncheon this Shabbos. A list of sponsors will be attached to the bulletin.

     Shalosh Seudos is unsponsored this week.

    Early Minyan Kiddush

    Available Dates:    April  26 

    Main Kiddush

    Available Dates:    April  26

    Shalosh SeudosAvailable Dates:     April   26

  • KASHRUT COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENT

    April 11, 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. ***

  • Community Corner

  • RABBI MARCUS WILL BE IN THE SHUL THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 13TH, FROM 9:30 AM - 12 PM, IF ANYONE NEEDS TO SELL THEIR CHOMETZ.

    April 11, 2014

  • Sunday, April 13th, 9:45 am - 12:00 pm: KASHERING OF UTENSILS

    April 11, 2014

    This year we will once again be having a representative from the “Go Kosher” organization kashering our utensils for us. It will be taking place in the shul kitchen, between 9:45 am and 12:00 pm. If you plan on coming that morning, please email Rabbi Marcus at ravmook1@aol.com to sign up for a 15 minute slot during which you will bring your items to the shul and they will be kashered.

  • THE SHUL WILL HAVE AN ADDITIONAL DUMPSTER IN THE SHUL PARKING LOT UNTIL MONDAY MORNING, APRIL 14TH, 11:00 AM. ALL CHAMETZ CAN BE DISPOSED IN THE LARGE DUMPSTER ONLY UNTIL THIS TIME.

    April 11, 2014

  • Monday, April 14th, 8:30 am - 11:15 am: BIUR CHAMETZ BONFIRE IN THE SHUL PARKING LOT. FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN ASSISTING, PLEASE CONTACT DAVID ARTMAN.

    April 11, 2014

    ** PLEASE NOTE: WHEN DISPOSING OF YOUR CHAMETZ IN THE FIRE, THERE SHOULD BE NO PLASTIC OR GLASS THROWN INTO THE FIRE!! **

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  • Rabbi's Message

    BS”D

    As we sit down to the Sedarim on Monday and Tuesday evening, we recognize that this night is different than all other nights. One way in which it is different is that there are many different foods (and drink) that halachah requires us to consume. Below is a brief overview of the amounts of food and drink that should be consumed in fulfillment of the mitzvos on Seder night, and in what timeframe:

    1.      4 CUPS – The cup one uses should hold at least 3.3 fluid ounces. One should drink the majority of wine in the cup. If it is an exceptionally large cup, one can drink 3.3 fluid ounces of wine instead of the majority of the cup. If it is difficult for one to drink wine, it is ideal to dilute the wine with grape juice. If even this is difficult, one can use grape juice for the 4 cups.

    2.      MATZA – The minimum one should eat during Motzei Matzah, Korech, and for Afikoman during Tzafun, is approximately 1/3 of a hand shmura matzah, or about 1/2 of a machine shemura matzah. For Motzei Matzah and Tzafun, if possible, it is preferable to eat a larger amount: 3/5 of a hand shmura matzah, or approximately a whole board of machine shemurah.

    3.      MAROR – If using romaine lettuce leaves, one should use approximately 1 ˝ leaves (an amount to cover 8 x 10 inches). If using the stalks of romaine, it should be enough to cover an area of about 3 x 5 inches. If using horseradish, one should preferably consume 1.1 fluid ounces, and if that is too difficult one can be lenient and use an amount measuring 0.7 fluid ounces.   

      *** If these amounts will prove difficult for you to consume, please contact me to discuss possible solutions***

    4.      TIME – One should preferably consume the abovementioned amounts of Maztah and Maror in less than 4 minutes time. If that is difficult, one can take as much as 9 minutes to consume the food. In regard to drinking the 4 cups, one should try to consume the wine in a few gulps, but again, if that proves to be too difficult, one can use the same 9 minute time limit we find by Matzah and Maror.


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Apr 17, 2014

17 Nisan 5774

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  • Parsha

  • Erev Shabbat
  • Shacharis

    6:15 am & 7:00 am

  • Early Candle Lighting

    6:11 pm

  • Candle Lighting

    7:21 pm

  • Mincha

    5:55 pm & 7:20 pm

  • Shabbat Morning
  • Shacharis

    7:20 am & 9:00 am

  • Parsha Shiur

    8:35 am

  • Shema

    9:40 am

  • Shabbat Afternoon
  • Daf Yomi

    5:45 pm

  • Shabbat Hagadol Derasha

    6:15 pm

  • Mincha

    7:00 pm

  • Havdalah

    8:30 pm

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  • Sunday 4/13
  • Shacharis

    6:30 am & 8:00 am

  • Daf Yomi

    7:15 am

  • Mincha/ Maariv

    7:25 pm

  • Mon. 4/14 Erev Pesach
  • Fast of First Born

    5:36 am

  • Shacharis

    6:45 am

  • Latest Time to Eat Chametz

    10:11 am

  • Latest Time to Own/Burn Chametz

    11:27 am

  • Candle Lighting

    7:17 pm

  • Mincha/ Maariv

    7:25 pm

  • Fast Ends

    8:05 pm

  • Tues.4/15 Pesach, 1st Day
  • Shacharis

    7:20 am & 9:00 am

  • Shema

    9:38 am

  • Mincha/ Maariv

    7:25 pm

  • Candle Lighting, Not Before

    8:19 pm

  • Wed. 4/16 Pesach, 2nd Day
  • Shacharis

    7:20 am & 9:00 am

  • Shema

    9:37 am

  • Mincha/ Maariv

    7:25 pm

  • Havdalah

    8:27 pm

  • Thurs. 4/17 Chol HaMoed
  • Shacharis

    6:00 am & 7:00 am

  • Mincha/ Maariv

    7:25 pm

  • Friday 4/18 Chol HaMoed
  • Shacharis

    6:00 am & 7:00 am

  • Candle Lighting

    6:16 pm & 7:21 pm

  • Mincha

    6:00 pm & 7:25 pm