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
KIDDUSHIM:September 27, 2016
September 24, 2016
Early minyan kiddush is sponsored by Sheila and Adam Hanover in honor of Steven Langert's 50th Birthday!
Main kiddush is sponsored by Jodi and Eitan Rosenberg in honor of their daughter, Eliana's 3rd Birthday, and their son Mikey turning 6 months old!
Shalosh seudos is unsponsored.
October 1, 2016
Early minyan kiddush, main kiddush and shalosh seudos are unsponsored.
|Early Minyan Kiddush|| Available Dates: October 1, 5, 22, 29|
|Main Kiddush|| Available Dates: October 1,15, 22|
|Shalosh Seudos|| Available Dates: October 1,15, 22, 29|
HELP SUPPORT SAM ALEXANDER WHO IS RAISING FUNDS FOR THE FRIENDS OF THE ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCESSeptember 23, 2016
For six days, from September 18-23, Sam Alexander will be riding 424 miles with total accumulated climbs of over 30,000 feet in a special cycling tour of Israel in order to raise funds for and awareness of the Friends of The Israel Defense Forces. The FIDF provides crucial services, programing, and support for wounded, active, and lone soldiers and for bereaved families. To learn more about the tour and the good work of the FIDF and to support me in this endeavor online, please visit Sam's web site: https://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/samuel-alexander
Sponsorships using a check made out to "Friends of the Israel Defense" Forces with "Sam Alexander - Cycling Mission" in the memo may be given to me in person or mailed to me at 29 Twin Oaks Oval, Springfield, NJ 07081. Thank you for any and every donation and for helping support our young soldiers who have sacrificed so much. Donations will be accepted during and after the ride too!
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.
GIFT OF LIFE - BONE MARROW REGISTRYSeptember 23, 2016
Currently Adam Krief, a 31 year old husband and father of 3 from L.A., is fighting for his life and is in need of a bone marrow transplant. Jewish communities all over the country have come together to try to find a donor match to save his life. Joining the registry is easy and requires a simple swab of the inside of your cheek. Donors should be between the ages of 18-45 and in general good health. It takes less than 5 minutes to register. Swab a cheek and save a life!
Please go to www.giftoflife.org/Hope4Adam to order a kit to your home. It's simple, fast and easy, and can save someone's life.
HIGH HOLIDAY BABYSITTING REGISTRATIONSeptember 23, 2016
You may register for babysitting by clicking here or by signing up when you pick up your High Holiday seat tickets. Please include the name(s) of your child(ren) and the sessions they will attend. Cost is $1 per session per child. (5 sessions = $5.) Make checks payable to Congregation Israel of Springfield, memo Holiday babysitting. Light lunch and snack are included. For more information, email email@example.com. Have a happy and healthy New Year!
The high holiday babysitters need our support. Please consider volunteering some of your time on Yom Tov to support and help supervise the babysitters. We are also requesting donations of gently used toys and games for ages 12 months to 8 years to enjoy during babysitting. Please speak to Andrew Nusbaum or Aryeh Czarka about volunteering or to make a donation. Thank you!
WOMEN'S TEHILLIMSeptember 23, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING SHUL SECURITYSeptember 23, 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.
Monday, Oct. 10th, 8:30 pm, Benaroya Sephardic Center/Chetrit Sanctuary of Congregation Ahavath Torah, 240 Broad Ave.,Engelwood,NJ: RABBI ELI MANSOUR GUEST SPEAKERSeptember 23, 2016
This lecture will be given in memory of Dr. Robin Goldman, a"h.
DONATIONS FOR OUR CHAYALIMSeptember 23, 2016
Pearla Lulinski Weisman is collecting travel-size supplies ie toothpaste, mouthwash, shampoo, conditioner, shaving cream, etc. and new, unopened packages of underware and socks for the Israeli soldiers. Items can be dropped off in front of her door at 8 Norwood Road, Springfield. Thank you for your kind donations to our Israeli chayalim and Packages from Home.
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE: HOSTING PROSPECTIVE COMMUNITY MEMBERS FOR SHABBOSSeptember 23, 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 REPAIRSeptember 23, 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. September 23, 2016
SHOP RITE SCRIP IN $25, $50 & $100 DENOMINATION CARDS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE SHUL OFFICE.September 23, 2016
KASHRUT ALERT:September 23, 2016
September 12, 2016: Meijer No Salt Potato Chips Brand: Meijer Product: No Salt Added Kettle Cooked Potato Chips Company: Meijer, Grand Rapids MI Issue: Mislabeled OU
The Orthodox Union certifies Meijer No Salt Added Kettle Cooked Potato Chips as an OU pareve product, and Meijer Salt & Pepper Potato Chips as an OU D product. About 280 cases of the Salt & Pepper Potato Chips were packaged in No Salt Kettle Cooked Potato Chips bags that bear a plain OU symbol. The affected products are 8.5 ounce bag marked with the UPC # 719283595577 and with an expiration date on the package of OCT 31 2016. Corrective action has been implemented.
PLEASE SUPPORT THESE VENDORS WHO GRACIOUSLY DONATE THEIR SERVICES TO OUR ANNUAL SHUL DINNER. DON'T FORGET TO MENTION CONGREGATION ISRAEL!September 23, 2016
AVENUE FLOWERS & GIFTS
166 Elmora Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ
ALLAN REIDER Studio
Photography & Video
2714 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ
INVEST IN ISRAEL BONDS September 23, 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!September 23, 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 STREETSeptember 23, 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.
October 1st, 1.5 hrs. before Mincha at Bromberg Residence, 345 Mountain Ave.: YLIT CHILLSeptember 23, 2016
Sunday, Oct. 9th, in Shul: CHALLAH BAKING & SUCCAH DECORATION MAKINGSeptember 23, 2016
6:30 AM: YLIT DROPOFF
10:15 AM KITANIM-CHANICHIM DROPFF
12:00 PM KETANIM-YLIT PICKUP
Shabbos Chol Hamoed, Oct. 22nd: SUCCAH HOP *More details to follow.September 23, 2016
Monday, Oct. 24th, 4PM, Shul Social Hall: SIMCHAT TORAH MINI HAKAFOT FOR KETANIM & CHAMUDIM- PARENTS ARE WELCOME!September 23, 2016
CIS SISTERHOOD MEMBERSHIPSeptember 23, 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.
MONTHS OF OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER 2016 BULLETIN SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE.September 23, 2016
Bulletin Submissions: Please send all bulletin submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9:00 AM on Friday morning. To sponsor the bulletin for $120/month ($36/bulletin), please contact Marilyn Bielory at 973-379-4778.