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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

  • CIS WELCOMES SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE DR. RABBI TZVI HERSH WEINREB OF THE OU NEXT SHABBOS, MAY 5-6TH

    April 28, 2017
  • BRURIAH SENIOR SHABBATON AT CIS, SHABBOS OF MAY 19-20TH

    April 28, 2017

    CIS will be hosting the Bruriah Senior Shabbaton. Please contact Rabbi Marcus at ravmook1@aol.com if you can house a few students.

  • KIDDUSHIM:

    April 28, 2017

    April 29, 2017

    Early minyan kiddush will be sponsored by Sara and Harvey Ritter to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Harvey's mother, Lillian Kessler-Ritter.

    Main kiddush is unsponsored.

     Shalosh seudos is sponsored by Rachel Lohr and Adam Sheps in honor of Adam's siyum on Masekhets Avodah Zarah and Horayot.

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    May 6, 2017

    The early minyan kiddush will be sponsored by Diane and Rick Covkin.

    Kiddush luncheon will be co-sponsored by Diane and Rick Covkin and Sisterhood.

    Shalosh seudos is unsponsored.

    Early Minyan Kiddush  Available Dates:    May 20                June 3, 10, 17, 24
    Main Kiddush  Available Dates:    May 27                June 10, 24
    Shalosh Seudos  Available Dates:    May 6, 20, 27     June 3, 10, 17, 24

  • SECURITY REMINDER

    April 28, 2017

    During the day hours and over night parking only, our parking lot will be permit parking only.  This rule is not applicable on Shabbat, Holidays, and special events. If you park in the lot during the day you need to obtain a parking permit from the main office.  Parking is head in only and permits will be displayed on the driver’s side windshield. 

  • Sunday, April 30th, 10:00 AM, shul: JKHA'S GAN K'TAN COMES TO CONGREGATION ISRAEL IN SPRINGFIELD!

    April 28, 2017

    Join us for a fun-filled and hands-on Shabbat program featuring JKHA early childhood educators and administration! This is a parent and child program for children 1-4 years old. Refreshments served. 

  • DONATIONS FOR OUR CHAYALIM

    April 28, 2017
    Pearla Lulinski Weisman is collecting TRAVEL SIZE supplies ie toothpaste, mouthwash, shampoo, conditioner, shaving cream, etc. and new, unopened packages of underware, socks, gloves and hats for the Israeli soldiers. Items can be dropped off in front of Pearla's door at 8 Norwood Road, Springfield, by November 17th. Thank you for your kind donations to our Israeli chayalim and Packages from Home. This will be special winter packages in time for Chanukah!



  • Monday, May 1st, 6:45 pm, Congregation OHR Torah, 270 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ: YOM HAZIKARON OBSERVANCE & YOM HA'ATZMAUT CELEBRATION

    April 28, 2017
  • Tues. May 2nd, 5:30 pm, 501 Green Lane, Union, NJ: Yom Ha'Atzmaut at the Union Y with special performance by The Y Studs, Yeshiva University's elite a cappella group! Special performance by the Y Studs, Yeshiva University's e

    April 28, 2017
  • Thurs. May 4th, 7pm, JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Rd.,West Orange, NJ: JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE OF METROWEST INVITES PARENTS TO A DISCUSSION "13 REASONS WHY" YOU SHOULD TALK TO YOUR TEEN

    April 28, 2017
  • Sunday, May 14th, 12pm - 2pm, JKHA/RKYHS, 110 So. Orange Ave.,Livingston: LAG BA'OMER CELEBRATION with a concert from Mordechai Shapiro, barbecue, bounce houses, and more! Tickets are $15 per person for the concert ($75 family maximum).

    April 28, 2017
  • Motzei Shabbos, May 20th, at CIS, 12 pm: MYSTERY SHABBOS IS BACK!!

    April 28, 2017
    Who will you eat with? It's a surprise! Join in for Shabbos lunch 5/20. You can choose to be a host or to be hosted. A fun way to meet new people! Sign up by 5/10. Sign up link will be sent out shortly. If there are any questions, please contact Shmuel Babich at sbabich85@gmail.com

  • Sunday, May 21st: LAST WOMEN'S ROSH CHODESH LECTURE

    April 28, 2017

    Full or partial sponsorships are available for each lecture. Please contact Rachayl Wizenfeld for more information at 443-928-2848.

  • CAMP KITANIM WILL OPEN AGAIN FOR THE 2017 SUMMER SEASON!

    April 28, 2017
    We're thrilled to announce that Camp Kitanim will be open again for the 2017 summer season under the leadership of our very own Rebecca Levy!! As director, Rebecca brings with her over ten years of experience and professionalism and most importantly is a mother of a toddler herself! Registration information and packets will be available shortly! Any inquiries can be directed to campkitanim@gmail.com or to the camp chairmen- Michelle Burstein, Leah Kaminer and Henny Bochner
  • 4TH ANNUAL HALF MARATHON FUNDRAISER IN SUPPORT OF THE CHORDOMA FOUNDATION

    April 28, 2017

    To help the Chordoma Foundation continue its life changing work dedicated to accelerating rare cancer research and helping patients get the best care possible, our team of over 40 runners will participate in the 4th Annual Half Marathon Fundraiser in support of the Chordoma Foundation in May as part of the Brooklyn Half Marathon.  Over the last four years our team has raised over $150,000 for the Chordoma Foundation and I kindly ask that you support me and my son, Steven (who will also be running), to help our efforts grow! With your support, we can find a cure together! Thank you! Les Mandel and Steve Mandel  Click here to access link.

  • KASHRUT ALERT:

    April 28, 2017

    Due to heightened infestation issues, the availability of STAR-K certified iceberg from Dole is going to decrease for at least the next few weeks. Many bags will not bear the STAR-K symbol and they are NOT certified.Please advise your Kehillos and constituents to please check each and every bag for the STAR-K symbol.   Cabbage/cole slaw mixes seem to be fine, at least for the time being, but we are monitoring them closely as well and the status may also be subject to sudden change.

  • IT'S TIME TO JOIN OR RENEW YOUR MIKVAH MEMBERSHIP FOR 2016!

    April 28, 2017

    Please send your annual membership check to: Mikvah Yisroel of Springfield, 42 Center Street
    Springfield NJ 07081

    Membership levels are: $1000 donor, $360 premium, $180 regular couple, $100 regular single.  Donations of other amounts are also welcome.


  • MIKVAH YISROEL OF SPRINGFIELD - 42 CENTER STREET

    April 28, 2017

    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.

  • Youth Corner

  • YOUTH GROUP NAME KEY:

    April 28, 2017
    Ketanim- Age 3 and Nursery     Chamudim- Kindergarten, Primer and Pre-K     Chanichim- Boys in grades 1-4     Chanichot- Girls in grades 1-4     YLIT- Grades 5-8     Teens- Grades 9-12
  • Friday, April 21st: TEEN ONEG AT THE BROMBERG RESIDENCE

    April 28, 2017
  • Sunday, April 23rd: TEEN ROCK CLIMBING AT THE GRAVITY VAULT

    April 28, 2017
  • Sunday, May 14th: LAG B'OMER BONFIRE (MORE INFO. TO FOLLOW)

    April 28, 2017
  • Shul Activities

  • MAY BULLETIN IS CO-SPONSORED BY:

    April 28, 2017

    Beth and Marty Aron to commemorate the 10th yahrtzeit of Marty's father, Samuel Aron z"l, in honor of Daniel Aron's graduation from his MBA program at University of Colorado, and in honor of their grandchildren, Samara and Gabriella.

    Susan Feldman, Alex and Sam to thank the CIS community!

  • Community Corner

  • CIS WELCOMES SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE DR. RABBI TZVI HERSH WEINREB OF THE OU NEXT SHABBOS, MAY 5-6TH

    April 28, 2017

  • BRURIAH SENIOR SHABBATON AT CIS, SHABBOS OF MAY 19-20TH

    April 28, 2017

    CIS will be hosting the Bruriah Senior Shabbaton. Please contact Rabbi Marcus at ravmook1@aol.com if you can house a few students.

  • KIDDUSHIM:

    April 28, 2017

    April 29, 2017

    Early minyan kiddush will be sponsored by Sara and Harvey Ritter to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Harvey's mother, Lillian Kessler-Ritter.

    Main kiddush is unsponsored.

     Shalosh seudos is sponsored by Rachel Lohr and Adam Sheps in honor of Adam's siyum on Masekhets Avodah Zarah and Horayot.

    ******************************************

    May 6, 2017

    The early minyan kiddush will be sponsored by Diane and Rick Covkin.

    Kiddush luncheon will be co-sponsored by Diane and Rick Covkin and Sisterhood.

    Shalosh seudos is unsponsored.

    Early Minyan Kiddush  Available Dates:    May 20                June 3, 10, 17, 24
    Main Kiddush  Available Dates:    May 27                June 10, 24
    Shalosh Seudos  Available Dates:    May 6, 20, 27     June 3, 10, 17, 24

  • SECURITY REMINDER

    April 28, 2017

    During the day hours and over night parking only, our parking lot will be permit parking only.  This rule is not applicable on Shabbat, Holidays, and special events. If you park in the lot during the day you need to obtain a parking permit from the main office.  Parking is head in only and permits will be displayed on the driver’s side windshield. 

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  • Rabbi's Message

    BS”D

    I want to share with you a powerful Dvar Torah from Rav Yosef Zvi Rimon shlita, Rav of Alon Shvut Darom, and head of many Torah and Chesed initiatives. Have a great Shabbos.

    Why are Yom Ha’Zikaron & Yom Ha’Atzmaut Juxtaposed?
    In our weekly portion, we read about lepers. Among other things, there is a very strange ritual which a leper must execute:
    Then the kohen shall order, and the person to be cleansed shall take two live, clean birds, a cedar stick, a strip of crimson [wool], and hyssop. The kohen shall order, and one shall slaughter the one bird into an earthenware vessel, over spring water. [As for] the live bird, he shall take it, and then the cedar stick, the strip of crimson [wool], and the hyssop, and, along with the live bird, he shall dip them into the blood of the slaughtered bird, over the spring water. He shall then sprinkle seven times upon the person being cleansed from tzara’ath, and he shall cleanse him. He shall then send away the live bird into the [open] field.(Leviticus 14, 4-7)
    The leper must take “two live, clean birds” and then slaughter one of them.  The second bird is sent away to its freedom. However, before it is sent away, it is dipped into the blood of the dead, slaughtered bird. What is the underlying concept behind this unusual ritual?
    Both birds are equal. Both are clean and pure. Why does one live while the other is slaughtered? There is no objective reason behind this. One bird is randomly chosen and then slaughtered. The live bird flies to freedom. However, the live bird must always remember that it remained alive thanks to the slaughtered bird. It must never forget that if it were not for the slaughtered bird, it would have been the one chosen to die! The bird is free, but only after it is dipped in the blood of the slaughtered bird. In this way, it will always remember that it’s life was granted thanks to the bird that did not live.
    Yom Ha’Zikaron and Yom Ha’Atzmaut are juxtaposed. This is  a puzzling and difficult reality. The mourning and sadness intrinsic to Yom Ha’Zikaron are rapidly replaced by the joy and celebration of Yom Ha’Atzmaut. This juxtaposition teaches us something truly wonderful. On Yom Ha’Atzmaut we rejoice and celebrate. We thank Hashem for the great privilege of living in Eretz Yisrael, in the State of Israel. Yet, at the height of our joy we must always remember: we live here thanks to our beloved soldiers who gave their lives for Kiddush Hashem. The soldiers who fell in the defense of our country and our people made it possible to build and develop the State of Israel. The live bird is dipped in the blood of the slaughtered bird. Yom Ha’Atzmaut is dipped in the blood of Yom Ha’Zikaron.

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Apr 29, 2017

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  • Parsha

    Sazria-Metzora

  • Erev Shabbat

  • Shacharis

    6:15 am & 7:00 am

  • Early Candle Lighting

    6:25 pm

  • Mincha

    6:10 pm & 7:35 pm

  • Candle Lighting

    7:32 pm

  • Shabbat Morning
  • Shacharis

    7:10 am & 9:00 am

  • Tefillah Shiur

    8:40 am

  • Shema

    9:26 am

  • Parent-Child Learning

    4:30 pm

  • Shabbat Afternoon
  • Boys Shiur

    5:30 pm

  • Daf Yomi

    6:00 pm

  • Pirkei Avot Shiur

    6:45 pm

  • Mincha

    7:20 pm

  • Havdalah

    8:41 pm

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  • Sunday 4/30
  • Shacharis

    6:30 am & 8:00 am

  • Mincha/ Maariv

    7:40 pm

  • Mon. 5/1 Yom HaZikaron
  • Shacharis

    6:10 am & 7:00 am

  • Mincha/ Maariv

    7:40 pm

  • Tues. 5/2 Yom Ha'Atzmaut
  • Shacharis

    6:15 am & 7:00 am

  • Women's Tehillim

    7:30 pm

  • Mincha/ Maariv

    7:40 pm

  • "TNT" Tuesday night Torah in shul Beis Medrash

    8:15 pm

  • Wed. 5/3
  • Shacharis

    6:15 am & 7:00 am

  • Mincha/ Maariv

    7:40 pm

  • Thurs. 5/4
  • Shacharis

    6:10 am & 7:00 am

  • Mincha/ Maariv

    7:40 pm

  • Shulchan Aruch Shiur

    8:30 pm

  • Shiur on Emunah at Marcus Residence, 3 Richland

    10:00 pm

  • Friday 5/5
  • Shacharis

    6:15 am & 7:00 am

  • Candle Lighting

    6:30 pm & 7:39 pm

  • Mincha

    6:15 pm & 7:45 pm