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
EMERGENCY EXIT DOORSDecember 02, 2016
Please do not block the emergency exit doors in the main lobby when parking your stroller on Shabbos and Holidays. Thank you very much for your cooperation.
KIDDUSHIM:December 02, 2016
December 3, 2016
Early minyan kiddush and shalosh seudos are unsponsored.
Main kiddush is sponsored by Sharon and Eytan Konigsberg in honor of the birth of their daughter, Atara.
December 10, 2016
Early minyan kiddush and shalosh seudos are unsponsored.
Main kiddush will be sponsored by Bobbi and Mel Ostrow.
|Early Minyan Kiddush|| Available Dates: December 10, 31|
|Main Kiddush|| Available Dates: December 31|
|Shalosh Seudos|| Available Dates: December 10, 17|
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING SHUL SECURITYDecember 02, 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.
DONATIONS FOR OUR CHAYALIMDecember 02, 2016
Pearla Lulinski Weisman is collecting TRAVEL SIZE supplies ie toothpaste, mouthwash, shampoo, conditioner, shaving cream, etc. and new, unopened packages of underware, socks, gloves and hats for the Israeli soldiers. Items can be dropped off in front of Pearla's door at 8 Norwood Road, Springfield, by November 17th. Thank you for your kind donations to our Israeli chayalim and Packages from Home. This will be special winter packages in time for Chanukah!
Great Opportunity to Help Charities at No Cost to You!!!December 02, 2016
When shopping online via Amazon.com, shoppers can select an organization that Amazon works with and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the proceeds of your purchase of eligible purchases towards the participating charity. There is no catch, nothing anyone needs to do but go to Amazon through this link smile.amazon.com. This is an easy way for all of us as a community to help as we go into the holiday season. We are proud to have two members of community (Greg Artman & Eitan Goodman) currently serving in the IDF and the Friends of the IDF organization is one of the charities that Amazon works with. Every item available for purchase on www.amazon.com is also available on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) at the same price. You will see eligible products marked "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation" on their product detail pages. Thank you for your support!!!!
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE: HOSTING PROSPECTIVE COMMUNITY MEMBERS FOR SHABBOSDecember 02, 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 REPAIRDecember 02, 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.
JOSEPH TAMMAM Z"L SCHOLARSHIP FUND- NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONSDecember 02, 2016
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 your application is submitted to the shul office by Friday, January 6, 2017. The award will be given at the Congregation Israel of Springfield Annual Dinner.
Shabbos, Dec. 3rd, at CIS, 12 pm: MYSTERY SHABBOS 2016!!December 02, 2016
Who will you eat with? It's a surprise! Join in for Shabbos lunch 12/3. You can choose to be a host or to be hosted followed by dessert at the shul. A fun way to meet new people
Motzei Shabbos, Dec. 3rd, at CIS, 8 PM: MIKVAH CAFE NIGHTDecember 02, 2016
Please help support our local Mikvah and buy raffle tickets for a chance to win new and exciting prizes! Join us for an enjoyable evening at our annual cafe night and raffle drawing as we honor our wonderful community member Lauren Kohn on December 3! Looking forward to a successful and meaningful event!
Sunday, Dec. 4th, 8 pm, Borenstein residence, 5 Shadowlawn Dr.: INAUGURAL SHIUR FOR WOMEN'S ROSH CHODESH LECTURE SERIES BY MRS. YAEL KAISMANDecember 02, 2016
All women are invited to join the Inaugural Shiur for the Women's Rosh Chodesh Lecture Series. "The Toll of Control: Analyzing the Struggle Within", given by Mrs. Yael Kaisman, will be held at the home of Avi and Sharon Borenstein, 5 Shadowlawn Drive. * The Inaugural Shiur for the Women's Rosh Chodesh Lecture Series is sponsored by Myra and Aryeh Pirak in memory of Myra's mother and long time shul member, Mrs. Betty Drang z"l (Basha bas Pinchos).
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. December 02, 2016
Thursday, Dec. 8th, 6pm, Crystal Plaza, Livingston,NJ: Jewish Family Service of Central NJ Annual Gala DinnerDecember 02, 2016
You may submit ads and reservations online: JFSCentralNJ.org/dinner. For more information, contact JFS at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 908-352-8375.
Sunday, Dec. 11th, 10AM - 3PM, Shul Social Hall: BLOOD DRIVE AT CONGREGATION ISRAELDecember 02, 2016
Congregation Israel will be hosting a blood drive, run by the American Red Cross on Sunday, December 11th from 10am-3pm. The Red Cross has asked for those that can, to please make appointments in advance so that they have an idea of how many people will be showing up.
Every two seconds someone in America gets a blood transfusion. Five million patients will need blood this year. Please make every effort to be a part of this great mitzvah, and please invite your friends! To make an appointment please visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter the code CongregationIsraelSprinfield.
Shabbos, Dec. 16-17th: CIS WELCOMES SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE DR. YEHUDA MIRSKY OF BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY December 02, 2016
Sponsored by Sherry and Henry Stein in memory of their father, Dr. Morris Epstein Z"L
ONE HAPPY CAMPER GRANTDecember 02, 2016
Please spread the word - the One Happy Camper incentive grant, a non needs-based gift, is now available for new campers from Greater MetroWest NJ who:
- attend any of 150+ eligible overnight camps/teen programs
- for the first time in 2017 for 12 days or more
- attend public school, secular private school or home school
A grant of $700 is available for campers attending 12-18 days or $1000 for 19+ consecutive days (note: a prior stay of less than 12 days does not prevent eligibility). CLICK HERE TO APPLY
KASHRUT ALERT:December 02, 2016
November 29, 2016- Brand: GFS Product: Blue Cheese Dressing (1 gallon jars) Company: Gordon Food Service, Wyoming MI
Issue: Unauthorized OU, The Orthodox Union does not certify GFS Blue Cheese Dressing. Some labels were printed with an unauthorized OU mark. Corrective actions are being implemented.
IT'S TIME TO JOIN OR RENEW YOUR MIKVAH MEMBERSHIP FOR 2016!December 02, 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 STREETDecember 02, 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.
YOUTH GROUP NAME KEY:December 02, 2016
Ketanim- Age 3 and Nursery
Chamudim- Kindergarten, Primer and Pre-K
Chanichim- Boys in grades 1-4
Chanichot- Girls in grades 1-4
YLIT- Grades 5-8
Teens- Grades 9-12
Shabbos, Dec. 3rd: YOUTH BUCK CASH OUT- DURING GROUPSDecember 02, 2016
Shabbos, Dec. 3rd: YLIT GIRL CHILL! SEUDAH SHLISHIT AT THE BROMBERG RESIDENCE, 345 MOUNTAIN AVE.December 02, 2016
Sunday, Dec. 4th, 10AM TO 11AM: "FIRE SAFETY" FOR ALL AGESDecember 02, 2016
Sunday, Dec. 4th: TEEN YOUTH LEADER TRIP TO THE CINDERELLA BALLETDecember 02, 2016
Tuesday, Dec. 6th: TEEN YOUTH LEADER TRIP TO THE NJ DEVILS GAMEDecember 02, 2016
Friday, Dec. 9th: TEEN ONEG AT THE BROMBERG RESIDENCE, 345 MOUNTAIN AVE.December 02, 2016
Shabbos, Dec. 24th: CHANUKA CHAGIGA AT THE SHUL STARTING WITH HAVDALAH & MENORAH LIGHTING CEREMONY AT 6:30 PMDecember 02, 2016
CIS SISTERHOOD MEMBERSHIPDecember 02, 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.
DECEMBER BULLETIN IS SPONSORED BY ALISA AND JEFFREY KIGNER IN HONOR OF GABRIEL'S BAR MITZVAH.December 02, 2016
Bulletin Submissions: Please send all bulletin submissions to email@example.com by 9:00 AM on Friday morning. To sponsor the bulletin for $120/month ($36/bulletin), please contact Marilyn Bielory at 973-379-4778.