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
SPECIAL THANKS!June 24, 2016
On behalf of the entire Shul, we would like to extend our gratitude to Josh and Michal Geiger for their dedication to the Youth program over the past year. We wish them öŕúëí ěůěĺí and best of luck in their future endeavors and warmly welcome them with ĺáĺŕëí áůěĺí as they transition into permanent members of our community! The Hashkamah Minyan Kiddush has been sponsored by the Youth Committee in their honor. Please join us in thanking them!
CIS WELCOMES THE BLOOM, GEIGER AND LANDA FAMILIES WHO RECENTLY MOVED INTO THE COMMUNITY!June 24, 2016
CIS BBQ is Back! July 10th at Irwin PlaygroundJune 24, 2016
All Shul members are cordially invited to attend our Shul's barbecue on Sunday, July 10, starting at 2:00 pm at the Irwin Playground, located on the corner of Irwin Street and Adams Terrace. The barbecue will also feature the CIS Youth Olympics, (starting at 2:30). Paid by July 8 $10/Individual, $20/couple, $35/family; Paid day of the event $15/individual, $25/couple, $45/family. For more information, please see the flyer in bulletin, or contact Shmuel Babich at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you there!
KIDDUSHIM:June 24, 2016
June 25, 2016
Early minyan kiddush is sponsored by the shul in honor of Michal and Josh Geiger's last Shabbos as Youth Directors.
Main kiddush is sponsored by Daniella and Ben Hoffer in celebration of their daughter Atara Nechama Hoffer's 1st birthday / belated Simchat Bat!
Shalosh seudos is sponsored by Sara and Howard Apsan in celebration of their son, Danny's engagement to Kayla!
July 2, 2016
Early minyan kiddush will be sponosred by Natalie and Bill Bratash.
Main kiddush is unsponsored.
Shalosh seudos will be sponsored by Sara and Howard Apsan.
|Early Minyan Kiddush|| Available Dates: July 23, 30|
|Main Kiddush|| Available Dates: July 2, 16, 23, 30|
|Shalosh Seudos|| Available Dates: July 9, 16, 23, 30|
Tuesday & Thursday night, 8:30 - 9:30 PM: Beis Medrash Learning @ CISJune 24, 2016
Come be a part of the learning going on in our Beis Medrash with a special new program! Come with your chavrusa, or learn with one of the BML Fellows that will be joining us both nights, or just learn on your own in the Beis Medrash. Additionally, there will be interactive chaburos both nights for those interested. Tuesday night there will be a Halacha Chabura, and Thursday night there will be a Gemara B'Iyun Chabura.
HELP SUPPORT SHARON LANGERT WHO IS RAISING MONEY FOR CAMP SIMCHAJune 24, 2016
This will be Sharon Langert's THIRD year riding in the Tour De Simcha bike-a-thon, Wednesday, July 6, 2016, which affords kids with cancer to attend Camp Simcha and have some respite from their illness, and a little fun! And you can help. Please sponsor Sharon at the link below and don't forget to wave when you see her flying by training hard!
WOMEN'S TEHILLIMJune 24, 2016
We are looking for volunteers to say tehillim from home on Tuesday nights. If you are interested, please contact Melanie Wind at (973) 467-5726 or email@example.com.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING SHUL SECURITYJune 24, 2016
Please be advised that the double doors in the social hall leading to the parking lot may NOT be used as an entrance or an exit from the building. They are for emergency use only. Please enter/exit the shul using the main door or the keypad door at all times. We thank you for your cooperation. The shul will be closed from 11 pm - 5:15 am every day. No one is allowed to enter or exit the building during these hours. The alarm will be activated if any exterior door is opened or closed, and the police will be notified.
Double parking is prohibited in our parking lot at all times. If there is not a spot available, please leave your car at home.
* REMINDER: The Mountain Avenue entrance to the shul parking lot is ONE WAY only.
For all security concerns, please contact Cheryl Becker or a member of the security committee.
DAILY MINCHA MINYAN, 1:30 PM, SUNDAY - THURSDAY AT YESHIVA GEDOLAH ZICHRON LEYMA, 2035 VAUXHALL ROAD, CORNER PLANE STREET, UNION.June 24, 2016
There is a daily Mincha Minyan at 1:30 pm, Sunday - Thursday at Yeshiva Gedolah Zichron Leyma, 2035 Vauxhall Road, corner Plane Street, Union. They also have Shacharis 7:40 am & Maariv 9:45 pm. Rabbis Eliezer Ginsberg and Gershon Neuman. Please note: The sign of the former Congregation B'nai Ahavath Shalom is still on the building.
Monday, July 11th, Shackamaxon Country Club, Scotch Plains, NJ: THE JEC GOLF OUTING BENEFITTING THE SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS OF THE YESHIVA, BRURIAH & RTMAJune 24, 2016
For complete event information, go to www.JECGolfOuting.org or call (908) 355-4850 ext. 6206
Wednesday, July 13, 7pm - 8:30pm, Saint Barnabas Medical Center Wellness Institute, JCC MetroWest 760 Northfield Ave, West Orange: JFS MetroWest Launches Breast Cancer Support ServicesJune 24, 2016
For more information and to register please contact Lisa Traiger, LCSW at 973-765-9050 ext. 1730 or firstname.lastname@example.org
JOIN SPRINGFIELD'S TIFERES GROUP! Tiferes, a Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation program for women.June 24, 2016
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)
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE: HOSTING PROSPECTIVE COMMUNITY MEMBERS FOR SHABBOSJune 24, 2016
If you are interested in hosting prospective community members for Shabbos to sleep over or for meals, please contact Daniella Hoffer email@example.com.
SIDDUR REPAIRJune 24, 2016
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.
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. June 24, 2016
SHOP RITE SCRIP IN $25, $50 & $100 DENOMINATION CARDS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE SHUL OFFICE.June 24, 2016
KASHRUT ALERT:June 24, 2016
June 20, 2016: Scara’s New York Gourmet Italian Ice in the following flavors – Blueberry, Cherry, Lemon, and Sour Apple bears an unauthorized partial cRc logo (the surrounding triangle is missing). The product is kosher, however it was produced on Dairy Equipment. Corrective measures have been taken. The Italian Ice varieties stated above should not be confused with the Scara’s Chocolate Sherbet, which is actually dairy, cholov stam.
June 16, 2016: Brand: Honest Kids Product: Goodness Grapeness Organic Fruit Drink Company: Honest Tea, Bathesda MD Issue: Unauthorized OU D
The Orthodox Union does not certify Honest Kids Goodness Grapeness fruit drink. This product is being sold in 6 ounce cartons that were placed in large bags that bear an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions have been implemented.
PLEASE SUPPORT THESE VENDORS WHO GRACIOUSLY DONATE THEIR SERVICES TO OUR ANNUAL SHUL DINNER. DON'T FORGET TO MENTION CONGREGATION ISRAEL!June 24, 2016
AVENUE FLOWERS & GIFTS
166 Elmora Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ
ALLAN REIDER Studio
Photography & Video
2714 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ
INVEST IN ISRAEL BONDS June 24, 2016
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.
IT'S TIME TO JOIN OR RENEW YOUR MIKVAH MEMBERSHIP FOR 2016!June 24, 2016
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 STREETJune 24, 2016
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.
2016 CAMP KITANIMJune 24, 2016
We are most pleased to announce the return of Chelsea Shulman as the Camp Director of Camp Kitanim, at Congregation Israel of Springfield,NJ!! Last year as the director, Chelsea developed and executed a fantastic, creative program. The program Chelsea designed balanced Torah values and fun as well as skill building activities for two different age groups. Registration forms and more information can be found on the shul website, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting the shul office at 973-467-9666.
CIS SISTERHOOD MEMBERSHIPJune 24, 2016
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.
WEEK OF JULY 11TH, 18TH & 25TH AND MONTH OF AUGUST 2016 BULLETIN SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE.June 24, 2016
Bulletin Submissions: Please send all bulletin submissions to email@example.com by 9:00 AM on Friday morning. To sponsor the bulletin for $120/month ($36/bulletin), please contact Marilyn Bielory at 973-379-4778.
KASHRUT COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENTJune 24, 2016
*** 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. ***