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 TO ALL THE SPONSORS FOR SHAVUOS AND ALL THOSE WHO GAVE A CLASS.May 17, 2013
SPRINGFIELD FIRST AID SQUAD 2ND ANNUAL KOSHER PANCAKE BREAKFAST, SUNDAY, MAY 19TH, 8AM-12PM, AT 10 N. TRIVETT AVE.May 17, 2013
RAIN DATE IS MAY 26TH, SUGGESTED DONATION: $5 ADULT AND $3 CHILDREN
FILM-"THE LIFE OF THEODORE HERZL", SUNDAY, MAY 19TH, 7PM, JKHA/RKYHS EPSTEIN-STEIN AUDITORIUMMay 17, 2013
COST: $10 FOR ADULTS AND $5 FOR STUDENTS; TICKETS: WWW.JKHA.ORG/PTC
HEBRON ANNUAL BBQ, SUNDAY, MAY 26TH, 7:30 PM, AT THE RESIDENCE OF BARBARA & MICHAEL RUBIN, 1127 KIPLING RD.,ELIZABETH, NJ 07208 May 17, 2013
All are invited to the " NJ Communities Tribute to Hebron" BBQ, happening in Elizabeth. Guest speaker Yishai Fleischer, Music by Mendy Antelis, Wine Tasting, and more. See flyers on the bulletin board or pick one up in the back of the Shul. For more info see Alex Doctoroff or Sam Alexander.
CALLING ALL FAMILIES OF UPCOMING GRADUATES! GRADUATION KIDDUSH, JUNE 1, 2013May 17, 2013
To celebrate our high school, college and graduate school graduates, there will be a Kiddush on June 1st. If you have agreed to be a co-sponsor or would like to be a co-sponsor, please send payment for $100/per family to Christine in the Shul office no later than Friday, May 24. Please make checks payable to Congregation Israel and write on the memo of your check "For Graduation Kiddush". Wishing our Graduates much nachas and looking forward to honoring their accomplishments on June 1st. Any questions, please speak with Victor Dishy or Debbie Rosenwein.
HELP NEEDED FOR A 39 YEAR OLD MOTHER OF FOURMay 17, 2013
A 39-year-old mother of four, an old friend, struggling to get back on her feet after her home was destroyed by Sandy, was just diagnosed with ALS. This disease has no cure. She has been given 2-4 years to live as her body degenerates. She and her family need to still repair their home, and while doing so, ensuring it will be accessible for her growing adaptive needs. Her insurance company has denied her claim despite the utter devastation from Sandy. More importantly, Medical treatment, including a stem cell trial, which is not covered by insurance, is also an absolute necessity.
Please help us raise money for her and her family. Below is the link to donate.
http://www.rootfunding.com/campaign/3660.I addition, if you would like to see her story that was on the news because of the insurance company, you can click on this link or check out www.nbcnewyork.com and go to I-team investigates.
JOSEPH TAMMAM SCHOLARSHIP FUNDMay 17, 2013
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS THE JOSEPH TAMMAM SCHOLARSHIP FUND, PLEASE SEND YOUR CHECK TO THE SHUL OFFICE PAYABLE TO CONGREGATION ISRAEL TAMMAM SCHOLARSHIP FUND. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTION!
SHUL COAT ROOMMay 17, 2013
IT'S TIME FOR SPRING CLEANING!!! If you left any personal belongings in the shul's coat room ie clothing, hats, gloves, games, bags, etc., please remove them; otherwise, the items will be donated to charity. Please do not leave any personal items in the coat room for extended periods of time.
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, chairs and stage. Thank you for your cooperation.
PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE SHUL'S HANDICAPPED PARKING SPOT UNLESS YOU HAVE A VALID HANDICAP STICKER DISPLAYED ON YOUR WINDSHIELD. THANK YOU.May 17, 2013
GEMILAS CHESED COMMITTEE SEEKING VOLUNTEERSMay 17, 2013
The Gemilas Chesed committee is looking for volunteers to be on our "on call" list for chesed within the community. This may include providing transportation to medical appointments, visiting people at home or in the hospital, preparing shiva homes, and coordinating or delivering meals. Please email Miryam Smilow at Miryam.Smilow@gmail.com or call 201-341-1309. In addition, please contact Miryam if you or anyone you know may be in need of any type of chesed. The chesed committee will contact the family to determine the type of chesed that will be implemented..
MIKVAH YISROEL OF SPRINGFIELD- 42 CENTER STREETMay 17, 2013
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 May 17, 2013
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 to invest in Israel bonds online.
COME BY WITH YOUR FAMILY AND HELP SUPPORT OUR LOCAL KOSHER VENDORS!May 17, 2013
The Ice Hut: 246 Mountain Avenue is under the kosher supervision of Rabbi Chaim Marcus. The ice cream, yogurt, & ices are all to be considered dairy. The Ice Hut is now serving soup.
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.
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
Perfect Pita: 13-22 River Road, Fairlawn, NJ
Celebrations Kosher Catering: 20 North Beverwyck Road, Lake Hiawatha, NJ. Celebrations brings a new and vibrant, artistic approach to the kosher catering world. Celebrations is under the kashrut of the Vaad of Metrowest. To request a proposal for your next event, please call or email Alison Gutwaks at 973-947-8808 or Alison@CelebrationsKosherCateringNJ.Com
YOUR CHEF NATURALLY - Gourmet Challah, Soups & Salads Deilvered to your Door!May 17, 2013
Healthy and All Natural! Go to WWW.YOURCHEFNATURALLY.COM to learn more about Your Chef Naturally and to place an order or call 908-295-0888. Kosher: Pareve under supervision of Rabbi E.M. Teitz of Elizabeth.
KIDS DVAR TORAH PROGRAMMay 17, 2013
IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO SING UP FOR THE KIDS DVAR TORAH. We cannot set an exact time until we know how many kids would like to give a dvar Torah! On the first or second day (undecided at the exact moment) of Shavuot, any kid under the age of bar/bat mitzvah will have the opportunity to sing a torah song or give a Dvar Torah to all the members of the Shul. The exact time is to be determined but it will be followed up by a delicious Ice Cream party. Please e-mail me back at email@example.com to register your child or grandchild who will be willing to give a Dvar Torah so we can set a date and time.
Registration is neccesary as we will be handing out programs and awards to all the participants.
Younger children can sing a song with a friend if they would like.We are looking forward to hearing so many beautiful words of Torah from the Youth this Shavuot, and we hope to see you there!
PLEASE CHECK FUTURE EMAILS FOR TEEN AND PRE-TEEN SHAVUOT PROGRAMMING!
PLEASE KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR EMAILS OR FACEBOOK GROUP TO FIND OUT THE TIME EARLY NEXT WEEK!
YOUTH CALENDARMay 17, 2013
The Youth Department is looking to put together a calendar of events for the upcoming year. We are looking for feedback from parents about what programs they have enjoyed in the past, and programs they would like to see in the future. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with ideas and suggestions.
CONGREGATION ISRAEL YOUTH IS ON FACEBOOK!May 17, 2013
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!
SISTERHOOD BOARD MEETING: WEDNESDAY NIGHT, JUNE 26, 2013, 8:00 PM IN SHUL.May 17, 2013
PLEASE JOIN US AT AN AMAZING FLOWER ARRANGING CLASS HOSTED AT WHOLE FOODS BY THEIR VERY OWN FLOWER ARRANGEMENT EXPERT!May 17, 2013
We will learn how to arrange a beautiful bouquet of flowers for any occasion and will each go home with our very own creation of a $40 worth bouquet of flowers for Shabbat!
Wednesday, May 22nd at 7:00 pm, Whole Foods Market, 2245 Springfield Ave, Vauxhall, NJ - Cost per participant: $20 - Please RSVP by May 16th to Rachel Beer (973) 376-6435 or Danielle Pepper (201) 563-2738.
CIS SISTERHOOD MEMBERSHIPMay 17, 2013
Sisterhood's programing year is well under way! The following is the structure for the membership dues for the coming year. The dues have remained the same as last year, so 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
Choose the appropriate category and send a check made out to Sisterhood, Congregation Israel. Please mail payments to: Lori Nusbaum, 567 South Springfield Avenue, Springfield, NJ 07081
SISTERHOOD TRIBUTE CARDS May 17, 2013
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
MAY 2013 SHUL BULLETIN SPONSORED BY BETH AND MARTY ARON IN COMMEMORATION OF THE YAHRTZEIT OF SAMUEL ARON Z"L, SHMUEL B'REV GERSHON DOVID.May 17, 2013
JUNE 2013 BULLETIN SPONSORS STILL AVAILABLE. Bulletin Submissions: Please send all bulletin submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by 8:00 PM on Wed. evening. To sponsor the bulletin for $120/month ($36/bulletin), please contact Marilyn Bielory at 973-379-4778.
SAVE THE DATE! CIS ANNUAL DINNER ON MAY 20, 2013 AT THE CRYSTAL PLAZA IN LIVINGSTON, NJ! May 17, 2013
Congregation Israel of Springfield announces it’s 38th Annual Dinner and Tribute Journal!
Come celebrate with us as we honor the following members of our synagogue.
RABBI ISRAEL E. TURNER MEMORIAL AWARD, GUESTS OF HONOR - Debbie and Dr. Moshe Rosenwein
EDWARD KONIGSBERG MEMORIAL AWARD – Dr. Louis Tratenberg
AISHET CHAYIL AWARD – Sandi Strulowitz
YOUNG LEADERSHIP AWARD – Anya and Eyal Bitansky
JOSEPH TAMMAM SCHOLARSHIP AWARD - Jamie Prawer
KIDDUSHIMMay 17, 2013
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 email@example.com
May 18, 2013
The Early Minyan Kiddush and Shalosh Suedos is unsponsored this week.
The main kiddush is sponsored this week by members of the community to thank those who participated and represented the shul at the OU Community Fair. A special thank you to Daniella and Ben Hoffer for leading the group and for everthing they have done to help our community grow.
|Early Minyan Kiddush|
Available Dates: May 25 June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Available Dates: May 25 June 8, 15, 22, 29
Available Dates: May 25 June 8, 15, 22, 29
KASHRUT COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENTMay 17, 2013
*** 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. ***
UPCOMING MEETINGSMay 17, 2013
|May 29, 2013||Board of Trustees Meeting in shul social hall, 8:15 pm|
|June 26, 2013||Sisterhood Board Meeting in shul social hall, 8:00 pm|