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, RAV MOSHE TARAGIN THE SHABBOS OF FEBRUARY 5-6, 2016February 05, 2016
Rav Moshe Taragin has been a Rebbe at Yeshivat Har Etzion in Gush Etzion since 1994. He has Semicha from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, a BA in Computer Science from Yeshiva College, and an MA in English Literature from City University. Rabbi Taragin previously taught Talmud at Columbia University, lectured in Talmud and Bible at the IBC and JSS divisions of Yeshiva University, and served as Assistant Rabbi at the Fifth Avenue Synagogue. In addition, Rabbi Taragin currently teaches at the Stella K. Abraham Beit Midrash for Women of Yeshivat Har Etzion in Migdal Oz in Gush Etzion. He is the author of an Internet shiur entitled "Talmudic Methodology" with over 5,000 subscribers.
Friday Night Oneg at the Marcus Residence, 8:30 PM
“Lessons from the Life of a Gadol”: Stories about Rav Aharon Lichtenstein zt”l
Derasha Shabbos Morning –The Unfinished Book
Shabbos Afternoon Shiur, 4:00 PM – I am a Settler…and a Humanist!
Shalosh Seudos Dvar Torah - An Insurance Policy of Jewels
Special Thanks to Sherry & Henry Stein for sponsoring Rav Taragin’s visit to our Kehilla. The learning we do over Shabbos is in memory of their parents, Eva & Arie Halpern a”h: Chava bas Ben-Tzion halevi z”l and Aryeh Leib ben Mordechai Dov z”l.
SHABBOS OF FEBRUARY 5-6, 2016: CIS TO CO-SPONSOR THE OU'S NCSY EURO ICE SUMMER PROGRAM REUNION!February 05, 2016
We are proud to co-sponsor the OU's NCSY Euro ICE Summer Program reunion this Shabbos February 5/6. There will be approximately 30 teenagers from across the United States joining for this program and please look forward to spending time with them and getting to know them. For more information please speak to Keevy Fried.
Sunday, February 7th, 10am - 2pm, Shul Social Hall: 2016 BOUTIQUEFebruary 05, 2016
Awesome vendors, children's carnival and activities, raffles and some awesome food!
Contact Brooke.email@example.com for more information.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING SHUL SECURITYFebruary 05, 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.
For all security concerns, please contact Cheryl Becker or a member of the security committee.
SAVE THE DATE! CIS ANNUAL DINNER, APRIL 6, 2016, AT THE CRYSTAL PLAZAFebruary 05, 2016
KIDDUSHIM:February 05, 2016
February 6, 2016
Early minyan kiddush is sponsored by the Youth Committee in honor of the youth leaders.
Main kiddush is sponsored by Sherry and Henry Stein in memory of Eva and Arie Halpern.
Shalosh Seudos is sponsored by the Alexander family in memory of Cyril Alexander, Ziskind Ahron ben Yisroel.
February 13, 2016
Early minyan kiddush will be co-sponsored by Michael Bochner and Sion Suffir.
Main kiddush will be sponsored by Edna and David Goodman.
Shalosh Seudos will be sponsored by Mr. Alan Paul Katz.
|Early Minyan Kiddush|| Available Dates: February 20, 27 March 5, 12, 19, 26|
|Main Kiddush|| Available Dates: February 20 March 12|
|Shalosh Seudos|| Available Dates: February 27 March 5, 12, 19, 26|
NEW DAILY MINCHA MINYAN, 1:30 PM, SUNDAY - THURSDAY AT YESHIVA GEDOLAH ZICHRON LEYMA, 2035 VAUXHALL ROAD, CORNER PLANE STREET, UNION.February 05, 2016
There is a new 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.
NEW SHIUR SERIES ON WEDNESDAY NIGHTS!!!February 05, 2016
Rabbi Yossi Kurant, Rosh Kollel of Kollel Nosson Tzvi in Union, NJ, will be giving a Shiur series, "Legal & Inspirational Insights from the Weekly Parsha," Wednesday nights at 8:30 PM in the Shul.
Additionally, Rabbi Kurant and other Kollel members will be available for chavrusa learning as well. Please contact Rabbi Marcus if you are interested in studying one on one with a Kollel member.
Sundays, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm, CIS Beit Midrash, February 14-April 3: GWA: Gemara without Artscroll February 05, 2016
Are you interested in learning Gemara skills without having to resort to translations? Join us for a 6-week skills-based series, focusing on Perek Arvei Pesachim. No prior skills necessary. Participants are encouraged to bring their own copy of Masechet Pesachim to the shiurim. If you have any questions, please see Aron Srolovitz.
Monday, February 8th, 8:00 pm, Residence of Leora & Samuel Babich, 43 Golf Oval, Springfield: JKHA SPRINGFIELD COMMUNITY INFORMATIONAL MEETINGFebruary 05, 2016
Wednesday, January 27th,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.February 05, 2016
JEC Event: February 13th, Melava Malka Honoring Mrs. Newman (featuring Rabbi Rietti)February 05, 2016
The JEC Alumni Network proudly invites everyone to its 4th annual Melava Malka honoring Bruriah's late principal, MRS. CHAYA NEWMAN, A”H.
World-renowned guest speaker RABBI JONATHAN RIETTI will be giving a presentation entitled, “THE GREATNESS OF BEING TESTED: Infusing An Extra Dose of Emuna During Challenging Times.”
Bruriah High School, 35 North Ave. Elizabeth.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH 8:30 p.m. (Motzei Shabbos Teruma)
Doors open 8:15 p.m. Event begins 8:30 followed by catered seuda.
7:45 exclusive “Meet & Greet” reception with Rabbi Rietti for 2015-16 JEC Donors of $365+
$10 cover. Open to men and women.
Monday, February 15th, 4:00 pm, JCC, 1391 Martine Ave.,Scotch Plains: Discussion with Ambassador Yoram Ettinger (ret.) February 05, 2016
$8 in advance, $10 at the door, light refreshments will be served
$30 sponsors receive one admission, reserved seating, kosher dinner with Ambassador Ettinger.
Catered by Kalman Delicatessen, Springfield
Please consider making a donation to SHALVA and support Jordan Shanskhalil in the March Jersualem Marathon! SHALVA is an organization in Israel that provides amazing services to children with special needs and Jordan needs your help to reach his fundraising goal! You can find Jordan's donation page online http://www.run4shalva.org/my/jordanshans or email him email@example.com for help. Many thanks to those who have contributed to this worthwhile cause.
Motzei Shabbat, February 27th, 8:00 pm, hosted by Joe & Lori Rozehzadeh at 19 Roosevelt Ave.,West Orange, NJ: LEMAAN ACHAI EVENTFebruary 05, 2016
A symposium/candid discussion with Rabbi Avrohom Leventhal, Executive Director, Lema'an Achai For more information, go to www.lemaanachai.org
TIME TO PLAN FOR SUMMER 2016!February 05, 2016
It practically feels like camp weather -- time to plan for summer!! Contact Tracy Levine of One Happy Camper NJ for free guidance on finding the right sleepaway camp or teen program via firstname.lastname@example.org, or 973.929.2970. It's all about the right match, and Tracy will help you find it! A free service serving the Greater MetroWest NJ community - never a fee to families or camps.
5 MINUTES COULD SAVE YOU UP TO $1,000
New campers may be eligible for a gift of up to $1,000 One Happy Camper grant toward 150+ camps and teen programs. Visit OneHappyCamperNJ.org or contact Tracy for details.
JOIN SPRINGFIELD'S TIFERES GROUP! Tiferes, a Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation program for women.February 05, 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 SHABBOSFebruary 05, 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.
HELP KEEP OUR SHUL TIDY!February 05, 2016
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 REPAIRFebruary 05, 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.
WEEK LONG SHUL TRIP TO EASTERN EUROPE!February 05, 2016
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 from August 1st to August 7th.
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. February 05, 2016
SHOP RITE SCRIP IN $25, $50 & $100 DENOMINATION CARDS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE SHUL OFFICE.February 05, 2016
KASHRUT ALERT:February 05, 2016
January 11, 2016: Elman’s Dressing
Brand: Elman's Product: Ready To Use Dressing For Stuffing Company: Elman's, Winnipeg Canada Issue: Unauthorized OU
The Orthodox Union does not certify Elman's Ready To Use Dressing For Stuffing. Some products bear an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions have been implemented.
January 7, 2016: Jaffa Mandarins
Brand: Jaffa and Mehadrin Growers Product: Fresh Mandarins Company: Jaffa - Mehadrin Growers, Israel Issue: Unauthorized OU/Shmitta
The Orthodox Union does not certify fresh Jaffa mandarins that grow during shmita and are sold using a ‘heter mechira’. Some Jaffa - Mehadrin Growers mandarins which state ‘heter mechira’ on the box bears an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.
PLEASE SUPPORT THESE VENDORS WHO GRACIOUSLY DONATE THEIR SERVICES TO OUR ANNUAL SHUL DINNER. DON'T FORGET TO MENTION CONGREGATION ISRAEL!February 05, 2016
AVENUE FLOWERS & GIFTS
166 Elmora Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ
ALLAN REIDER Studio
Photography & Video
2714 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ
PLEASE HELP SUPPORT OUR LOCAL KOSHER ESTABLISHMENTSFebruary 05, 2016
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.
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
Kosher Bagels Supreme: 252 Mountain Avenue is under the supervision of Rabbi Chaim Marcus.
The Orchid: 455 Main Street, Metuchen, NJ For more info, www.theorchidkosher.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.
INVEST IN ISRAEL BONDS February 05, 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!February 05, 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 would like to thank everyone who made our annual raffle event such a big success.
MIKVAH YISROEL OF SPRINGFIELD - 42 CENTER STREETFebruary 05, 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.
TEEN SHALOSH SEUDOS WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE LEVY RESIDENCE, 16 GAIL COURT, FOLLOWING MINCHA, APPROX. 5:00 PMFebruary 05, 2016
January 30th, Shabbos Afternoon, 3pm - 4pm, Geiger residence, 345 Mountain Ave.: BNOS, ALL GIRLS, AGES 6+, ARE INVITED FOR AN AFTERNOON OF FUN!!February 05, 2016
2016 CAMP KITANIMFebruary 05, 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.
THE SISTERHOOD MISHLOACH MANOT FUNDRAISER HAS BEGUN!February 05, 2016
The Sisterhood Mishloach Manot fundraiser has begun. Orders can be placed on-line at HappyPurim.com until SUNDAY, MARCH 6th. Everyone should have received an email from HappyPurim containing your unique log-in code and instructions for ordering. IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED THIS EMAIL, please check your spam/junk mail. If you have questions about ordering contact Sheila Hanover (973-467-4242) or Alisa Kigner (973-379-4556) for assistance. No calls after 10pm, please.
Sunday, March 13th, Sephora at Short Hills Mall, 7:00 pm: LADIES NIGHT OUT!February 05, 2016
Please RSVP to SisterhoodCIS@gmail.com by February 29th to come! To attend the event, you must purchase a $50. Sephora gift card (available that evening) that you can use to purchase your favorite beauty supplies!
SISTERHOOD NEW EMAIL ADDRESS: ANY QUESTIONS, SEND YOUR EMAIL TO SISTERHOODCIS@GMAIL.COMFebruary 05, 2016
CIS SISTERHOOD MEMBERSHIPFebruary 05, 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.
SISTERHOOD TRIBUTE CARDS February 05, 2016
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 email@example.com
FEBRUARY BULLETIN IS SPONSORED BY BRUCE FRANCIS COMMEMORATING THE YAHRTZEITS OF HIS MOTHER, BINA bas BERYL DOV HAKOHEN A"H, AND HIS WIFE, FAIGA bas YOSEF HILLEL A"H.February 05, 2016
MONTH OF MARCH AND MAY 2016 BULLETIN SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE.
Bulletin Submissions: Please send all bulletin submissions to firstname.lastname@example.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.
KASHRUT COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENTFebruary 05, 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. ***