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
"ISRAEL, PEACE, AND THE MIDDLE EAST" AN EVENING WITH CAROLINE GLICKMarch 07, 2014
Program Event Dates:
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 8:00 pm at Rutgers Hillel (Faculty Dining Lounge), 145 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ
For more information, please contact Diana Diner, Director of Israel Engagement at (732) 545-2407 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 7:00 pm Joseph Kushner Hewbrew Academy in Livingston, NJ
For more information, please contact Eliezer Rubin, Head of School at (862) 437-8023 or email@example.com
* Thank you to shul members, Ellie and Alex Doctoroff, for sponsoring the Caroline Glick events.
PURIM EVENT, MARCH 15TH: INTERACTIVE MEGILLAH READING AND MAGIC SHOW FOR CHILDREN DURING MEGILLAH READING.March 07, 2014
Following Megillah reading in the main shul, the entire congregation is invited to join us for desserts, crafts and balloon animals in the social hall.
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. March 07, 2014
IT'S TIME FOR SPRING CLEANING!!!March 07, 2014
If you left any personal belongings in the shul's coat room ie clothing, hats, gloves, games, bags, etc., please remove them by March 17, 2014; 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, mechitzas, kippah bin, tables, chairs and stage. Thank you for your cooperation.
GAN SHELANU PROGRAMMarch 07, 2014
We are very excited to announce the start of Gan Shelanu, 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.
*** March 2014 dates: Friday, Mar. 7 and Tuesday, Mar. 18 ***
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 SPRINGFIELD YESHIVA DINNER DINNER WILL TAKE PLACE SUNDAY EVENING, MARCH 9TH, 5:15 PM RECEPTION, DINNER 6:30 PM AT THE DOUBLE TREE BY HILTON NEWARK AIRPORT HOTEL. MORE INFO. WILL BE FORTHCOMING.March 07, 2014
JERUSALEM 5K, MARCH 21, 2014March 07, 2014
For more than two decades, the Golda Och Academy, formerly the Solomon Schechter Day School has, traveled to Israel for the second half of their senior year. This year, as part of the experience, me and 15 of my classmates will be running either the 5K or half marathon in Jerusalem on March 21 in an effort to raise money for the IDFWO. This is a great organization that helps the widows and orphans of the Israeli Defense Forces who died fighting for the safety and security of Israel. We have been fundraising in school, and are looking forward to volunteering with them in meaningful ways through out the time we are in Israel. If you would like to help us in our efforts please go to the link below, all donations are welcome.In order to donate go to https://www.idfwo.org/donate,htm. After filling out the donation amount and method of payment, scroll down to the bottom and click "A gift in honor/ on behalf of". In the box that appears below then write "Golda Och 5K- Genna Karp".
SUMMER POSITIONS AVAILABLEMarch 07, 2014
Camp Kitanim of Congregation Israel is HIRING! If you or someone you know is seeking a summer position please contact email@example.com.
SHOP RITE SCRIP IN $25, $50 & $100 DENOMINATION CARDS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE SHUL OFFICE.March 07, 2014
PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE SHUL'S HANDICAPPED PARKING SPOT UNLESS YOU HAVE A VALID HANDICAP STICKER DISPLAYED ON YOUR WINDSHIELD. THANK YOU.March 07, 2014
MIKVAH YISROEL OF SPRINGFIELD- 42 CENTER STREETMarch 07, 2014
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 March 07, 2014
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!March 07, 2014
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!March 07, 2014
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
Kosher Bagels Supreme: 252 Mountain Avenue is under the supervision of Rabbi Chaim Marcus.
March 8th, Shul: THE LAST SATURDAY NIGHT LEARNING (SNL). WE WILL MEET IN THE SOCIAL HALL 45 MINUTES AFTER HAVDALLAH. LOTS OF LEARNING AND PRIZES AVAILABLE!March 07, 2014
THE FOOD PANTRIES IN THE AREA NEED OUR HELP!! THE ANNUAL SUPERMARKET SWEEP IS THIS COMING SUNDAY, MARCH 9TH. March 07, 2014
We will be meeting at the ShopRite in Clark to help with whatever we can. If you have any questions please email Taco (firstname.lastname@example.org).
January 12th, 10:30 am - 11:30 am, Shul Social Hall: CHAMUDIM (Ages 3-6) WILL BE MAKING MOM AND DAD SIGNS TO HANG ON THEIR DOOR/CHAIRS!March 07, 2014
January 16th, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Shul Social Hall: CHANICHIM / CHANICHOT (Ages 7-12) MOVIE NIGHTMarch 07, 2014
THE PURIM CARNIVAL IS AROUND THE CORNER SUNDAY, MARCH 16, 2014, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, CONGREGATION ISRAEL SOCIAL HALLMarch 07, 2014
Invite your families and friends. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!!
We are in desperate need for volunteers for the Purim Carnival, if you are able to help please contact Taco ( email@example.com)
Sponsorship opportunities are running out. You have the ability to sponsor either booths or prizes. Booths sponsorships are $50 and prize sponsorships are $25-$100. Tuesday is the deadline so please contact Taco (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Andrew (email@example.com) if you are interested.
YOUTH NEWSLETTER!March 07, 2014
There is a new Youth Newsletter this week. Take a look and see what we have been doing in the Youth Department!
SHABBOS GROUPS FOR CHAMUDIM (Ages 2-6) START AT 9:15 AM & CHANICHIM AND CHANICHOT (Ages 7-12) START AT 9:30 AMMarch 07, 2014
WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET TEXT REMINDERS ABOUT OUR UPCOMING EVENTS? DO THE FOLLOWING:March 07, 2014
Grab your phone and send a text to the following number (862)-204-2181. In the text body write the following “@cisy”. You will receive a text asking for your full name, and whenever there are events, this is a great way to be reminded of our events!
THIS MONTH'S THEME IS "KIBUD AV VA'EM, HONORING YOUR MOTHER AND FATHER"March 07, 2014
TOT SHABBAT:March 07, 2014
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:March 07, 2014
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 KIDDUSHMarch 07, 2014
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 FEBRUARY CALENDAR POSTED! CHECK OUT ALL THE FUN WE HAVE PLANNED FOR THIS MONTH!March 07, 2014
CONGREGATION ISRAEL YOUTH IS ON FACEBOOK!March 07, 2014
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!
CAMP KITANIM , CONGREGATION ISRAEL'S SUMMER CAMP IS NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION!March 07, 2014
Forms are available in the shul office, on the table in the lobby and on the website under 'Nursery Corner'. For any questions, please email Daniella Hoffer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SISTERHOOD MISHLOACH MANOT BASKETS ARE HERE!March 07, 2014
Due to unforeseen space and scheduling issues, basket pickup will NOT be at the shul this year.
Your personal basket WILL be available for pick up from the home of
Alisa Kigner, 501 Ashwood Road, Springfield, during the following schedule times:
Wednesday, March 12th, 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm (before and after Ma'ariv)
Thursday, March 13th (Ta'anit Esther) 4:30 pm - 5:45pm
Friday, March 14th, 8:00 am - 9:00 am and 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday, March 16th (Purim Day) after minyan, approx. 10:00 am - 12 noon
If circumstances prevent your from picking up your basket during any of these times, please call Alisa Kigner (973-379-4556) or Sheila Hanover (973-467-4242) so we can work out alternative arrangements.
Thank you to everyone who ordered Mishloach Manot and once again made this a successful fundraiser. We hope you enjoy your baskets and have a happy Purim!
SISTERHOOD PURIM GREETING CARDS FOR SALEMarch 07, 2014
Sisterhood has Purim greeting cards for sale; $10. for 18 cards or $5. for 10 cards. Please contact Melanie Wind at (973) 467-5726 or email@example.com.
JOIN US FOR A FUN EVENING OF PAINTING AT COLOR ME MINE IN SUMMIT, NJ, THURSDAY EVENING, APRIL 3, 2014, 7:30 PM!March 07, 2014
Cost: $20.00 per person. You will have a choice of items to create! Please contact Rachel Beer at URBeer@gmail.com if you would like to attend!
SISTERHOOD BOARD MEETING: WEDNESDAY NIGHT, APRIL 2, 2014, 8:00 PM IN SHUL.March 07, 2014
CIS SISTERHOOD MEMBERSHIPMarch 07, 2014
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 March 07, 2014
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
MARCH AND APRIL BULLETIN SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE.March 07, 2014
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.
SAVE THE DATE! CIS ANNUAL DINNER ON MARCH 19, 2014, AT THE CRYSTAL PLAZA IN LIVINGSTON, NJ!March 07, 2014
Congregation Israel of Springfield announces it’s 39th 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 – Edna and David Goodman
EDWARD KONIGSBERG MEMORIAL AWARD – Tobias Gordon
AISHET CHAYIL AWARD – Dolores Greenfield
YOUNG LEADERSHIP – Rachel and Rabbi Uzi Beer
JOSEPH TAMMAM MEMORIAL YOUTH COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD – Eitan Adler
MEMBER SPOTLIGHTMarch 07, 2014
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
KIDDUSHIMMarch 07, 2014
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
March 8, 2014The early minyan kiddush, main kiddush and seudat shlishit are unsponsored this week.
|Early Minyan Kiddush|
Available Dates: April 5, 26,
Available Dates: March 15 April 5, 26
|Shalosh Seudos||Available Dates: March 15, 29 April 5, 26|
KASHRUT COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENTMarch 07, 2014
*** 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 MEETINGSMarch 07, 2014
|March 10, 2014||Board of Trustees Meeting in shul social hall, 7:45 pm|
|April 2, 2014||Sisterhood Board Meeting in shul social hall, 8:00 pm|