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
Kol Hakavod to everyone who participated in Chanukah card-making and the visit to Daughters of Israel on Thanksgiving. Tizku L'mitvot! November 29, 2013
GAN K'TAN PROGRAMNovember 29, 2013
We are very excited to announce the start of Gan Ktan, the (not only) mommy & me program at Congregation Israel of Springfield!
We will meet on the first Friday and third Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. in the small classroom for fun, music, projects, and more!
We are asking for a donation of $18 to help cover the cost of supplies.
***December dates: Friday, Dec. 6, and Tuesday, Dec. 17.***
Please feel free to pass this info along to anyone you think might be interested in this program. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lori Nusbaum at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-921-9879. Looking forward to lots of fun with you and your little ones!
THE JOSEPH TAMMAM Z"L 2014 SCHOLARSHIP FUND - DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS IS JANUARY 2, 2014November 29, 2013
The Joseph Tammam Memorial Youth Award Committee is accepting applications from interested high school seniors. Applicants should write a one page essay describing his or her community involvement and volunteerism at Congregation Israel of Springfield and beyond. Please make sure it is submitted to the shul office by Thursday, January 2, 2014. The award will be given at the Congregation Israel of Springfield Annual Dinner on March 26, 2014.
SUMMER POSITIONS AVAILABLENovember 29, 2013
Camp Kitanim of Congregation Israel is HIRING! If you or someone you know is seeking a summer position please contact email@example.com.
ARIANNA KIGNER RUNNING FOR CAMP HASCNovember 29, 2013
Remember the children from Camp HASC who joined our community to celebrate Simchat Torah? Remember the smiles and hugs they gave us in expression of their joy of sharing this experience?
I wanted to continue to do more to aid these children and so I signed up to run a half marathon in February 2014 to fund raise for Camp HASC. As many of you are aware, HASC is a wonderful program that runs a summer camp specifically for disabled children. For two months of the year these children experience life without feeling the limits of their disabilities; each staff member is devoted to simply allowing every camper to have the time of their lives. This camp operates with enormous success. As someone who has worked with disabled children through my school’s partnership with the Friendship Circle and during my volunteer work at St. Barnabas Medical Center, I am well aware of the attention, energy, and equipment required to make these children’s lives enjoyable.
Coming out of the High Holidays, I know everyone has intentions to make changes in their lives and hopefully the lives of others. I ask you to take this opportunity and sponsor me to run this race on February 16th in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and help me reach my fundraising goal of a minimum $2,500 to assist in funding Camp HASC’s program. Help me continue giving these children joy in their lives. For more information on the camp or to directly donate please visit my webpage or contact me. Please forward this on to anyone you know who might be interested.
Thank you in advance,
http://www.hasc.net/marathon/mt-mypage.php?kwoAdvocateId=8WGFIU0, Home: 973-379-4556
SHOP RITE SCRIP IN $25, $50 & $100 DENOMINATION CARDS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE SHUL OFFICE.November 29, 2013
PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE SHUL'S HANDICAPPED PARKING SPOT UNLESS YOU HAVE A VALID HANDICAP STICKER DISPLAYED ON YOUR WINDSHIELD. THANK YOU.November 29, 2013
GEMILAS CHESED COMMITTEE SEEKING VOLUNTEERSNovember 29, 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 STREETNovember 29, 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 November 29, 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.
PLEASE SUPPORT THESE VENDORS WHO GRACIOUSLY DONATE THEIR SERVICES TO OUR ANNUAL SHUL DINNER. DON'T FORGET TO MENTION CONGREGATION ISRAEL!November 29, 2013
AVENUE FLOWERS & GIFTS
166 Elmora Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ
ALLAN REIDER Studio
Photography & Video
2714 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ
COME BY WITH YOUR FAMILY AND HELP SUPPORT OUR LOCAL KOSHER VENDORS!November 29, 2013
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.
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.
The Orchid: 455 Main Street, Metuchen, NJ For more info, www.theorchidkosher.com
Perfect Pita: 13-22 River Road, Fairlawn, NJ
Kosher Bagels Supreme: 252 Mountain Avenue is under the supervision of Rabbi Chaim Marcus.
MITZVAH OF BRACHOSNovember 29, 2013
Over the next few months our Youth Department will be focusing on the Mitzvah of Brachos. We are looking forward to many fun activities focused on Brachos for all ages!
TOT SHABBAT:November 29, 2013
Every week after the Rabbi speaks we have a special davening program with our Chamudim. All parents are invited to join their kids to daven. We ask that if you are coming to daven, that you sit in the circle with your kid, and help the davening experience be the best it can.
YOUTH DEPARTMENT SPECIAL REQUEST:November 29, 2013
The youth department requests that no parents, grandparents, or babysitters remain in the group rooms during groups. There is a special Mommy and Me room for all children under the age of 3. Thank you for your cooperation.
YOUTH MONTHLY BIRTHDAY KIDDUSHNovember 29, 2013
At the end of groups, the last Shabbos of every month, we will be having a small "Kiddush", to honor all of the kids whose birthday's fall out in that month.
WE NEED YOUR HELP! Firstly, we need you to email us your child's birthday, in order to ensure that no child's birthday is overlooked. Secondly, in order to help fund the calendar, for only $3 per child we can put your child's birthday in the youth calendar.
COME CHECK OUT THE YOUTH BOARD WHICH HAS OUR NOVEMBER CALENDAR POSTED! CHECK OUT ALL THE FUN WE HAVE PLANNED FOR THIS MONTH!November 29, 2013
CONGREGATION ISRAEL YOUTH IS ON FACEBOOK!November 29, 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, DECEMBER 18, 2013, 8:00 PM IN SHUL.November 29, 2013
CIS SISTERHOOD MEMBERSHIPNovember 29, 2013
Sisterhood is well into its new 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 November 29, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
NOVEMBER 9TH, 16TH, 23RD AND 30TH BULLETIN SPONSORED BY DOLORES AND SOL GREENFIELD IN MEMORY OF DOLORES' MOTHER AND FATHER, LILLIAN AND MORRIS GLINTER AND IN MEMORY OF DOLORES' BROTHER, PAUL GLINTER. .November 29, 2013
JANUARY 11TH, 18TH, 25TH AND THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2014 BULLETIN SPONSORS STILL AVAILABLE.
Bulletin Submissions: Please send all bulletin submissions to email@example.com by 9:00 AM on Thursday morning. To sponsor the bulletin for $120/month ($36/bulletin), please contact Marilyn Bielory at 973-379-4778.
MEMBER SPOTLIGHTNovember 29, 2013
Get to know our newest community members in the Member Spotlight section which can be found at the end of the bulletin. To find out how you can be featured, please contact DaniellaHoffer@gmail.com
KIDDUSHIMDecember 02, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
December 7, 2013
Early minyan kiddush is unsponsored this week.
Main kiddush is sponsored by Tokyo Hibachi.
Shalosh Seudos is sponsored by Gila and Victor Dishy in memory of Victor's father, Refael ben Chaim Z"L.
|Early Minyan Kiddush|
Available Dates: December 14, 28
Available Dates: December 14, 21
KASHRUT COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENTNovember 29, 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 MEETINGSNovember 29, 2013
|December 4, 2013||Board of Trustees Meeting in shul social hall, 7:45 pm|
|December 18, 2013||Sisterhood Board Meeting in shul social hall, 8:00 pm|