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
FIRST EVER PARSHA ON THE LAWN THIS SHABBOS!July 18, 2014
First ever Parsha on The Lawn this Shabbos!
Please join us for a relaxing afternoon getting to know other shul members, enjoying some treats and hearing some Torah.
Adults and children of all ages are invited to attend!
When: This Shabbos 4:30 PM
Where: Backyard of Adam & Ariana Reich 29 Cypress Terrace
Thank you to the following families for hosting this event: Reich, Smilow, Bienenfeld, Erez and Konigsberg
SHUL'S BACK PARKING LOT - REMOVABLE OF THE OLD & INSTALLATION OF A NEW FENCE THE WEEK OF JULY 21, 2014July 18, 2014
Please do not park your cars by the back fence in the shul parking lot the week of July 21st. Removal of the old fence and installation of a new fence will begin July 21st and will take a few days for completion. Thank you for your cooperation.
ISRAELI SOLIDARITY PROGRAMJuly 18, 2014
The Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ is planning an Israel Solidarity program on Monday July 21st, 9:30 am – 10:15 am, at the Alex Aidekman Jewish Community Campus, 901 Route 10, in Whippany NJ. The program seeks to bring together U.S. Senators and N.J. Congressmen with the Israeli Consul General and our community to show our support for Israel. CIS is a sponsor of this event.
Thursday, July 24th, 7:30 pm, Residence of Mark Levenson at 21 Ferris Drive,West Orange, NJ: ZOA PARLOR MEETINGJuly 18, 2014
PARTICIPATE IN THE MITZVAH OF SHMITTAHJuly 18, 2014
An organization called KEREN HASHVIIS (approved by Rabbi Marcus) has a program where a group can raise a minimum of $1000 to lease a 100 sq. meter piece of farm land in Israel. This money goes to the farmer to help him pay his expenses while the land stays fallow for the year. Thus whomever is part of the group gets the Mitzvah of SHMITTAH (which we couldn't otherwise get).
Keren Hashviis issues a shtar to one person and all others in the group will make a kinyan with him for their share of the total.
The minimum pledge is $78. (There are those who have pledged higher)
A sign up sheet is available in the Bet Medrash and the office.
An email will be sent out about 8/15 for payments and collections will close 8/30. All checks will be made payable to : KEREN HASHVIIS and given to Howard Titen or the office.
SHMIRA PROJECT: CONNECT WITH AND SUPPORT MANY OF ACHEINU B' YISRAEL.July 18, 2014
The website, shmiraproject.com, is the place to register for a beautiful program. You sign up to receive the name of an active soldier in the IDF who is interested in having someone pray and do mitzvos specifically on his or her behalf.
The Shmira Project is a person to person match that everyone can do. It follows the ancient practice of pairing physical effort with spiritual effort. The families of soldiers enjoy the reassurance of spiritual support for their children. Participants enjoy knowing that they bring about unity and connectedness. There are absolutely no fees.
Please sign up today!
KIDDUSHIMJuly 18, 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 email@example.com
July 19, 2014
The Early Minyan kiddush is sponsored Ruth and Jeff Singer in honor of Eytan Konigsberg and Jason Tammam for their outstanding communal leadership in the early morning minyan and in observance of Rabbi Norman E. Singer's z"l, 19th yahrtzeit, another outstanding community leader.
Main kiddush is unsponsored this week.
Shalosh Seudos is co-sponsored by David Goodman and Eytan Konigsberg on their siyum.
|Early Minyan Kiddush|
Available Dates: July 26 August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Available Dates: July 26 August 9, 16, 23, 30
|Shalosh Seudos||Available Dates: July 26 August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30|
SHUL COATROOM: PLEASE REMOVE ALL PERSONAL ITEMS FROM THE COATROOM. ANY ITEMS LEFT OVER WILL BE DISCARDED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.July 18, 2014
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. July 18, 2014
SHOP RITE SCRIP IN $25, $50 & $100 DENOMINATION CARDS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE SHUL OFFICE.July 18, 2014
MIKVAH YISROEL OF SPRINGFIELD- 42 CENTER STREETJuly 18, 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 Ashley Weinstein at (732) 433-7196.
INVEST IN ISRAEL BONDS July 18, 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!July 18, 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!July 18, 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.
YOUTH SHALOSH SEUDOS PROGRAM: Due to Taco's surgery, there will be no Shalosh Seudos this week.July 18, 2014
Sunday, June 8th, 10:30 am, CIS Classroom.: CHANICHIM / CHANICHOT (Ages 7-12) SCIENCEMANIA!!!July 18, 2014
Come join us for a rockin morning of fun and amazing projects that will blow your mind!!!
Sunday, June 22nd, 5:00 pm, Miretzky Residence at 345 Mountain Ave.: TEEN BBQJuly 18, 2014
Teen BBQ and elections for our first youth council. All teens that want to be a part of the youth council must show up and all group leaders are strongly encouraged to attend.
Sunday, July 6th, 11:00 am, CIS Classroom: CHAMUDIM (Ages 2-6) SCIENCEMANIA!!July 18, 2014
Chamudim are invited to join us as we take part in some super cool science projects!!!
CIS EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM- REGISTRATION OPEN FOR THE 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEARJuly 18, 2014
Full time and part time program available for 2 and 3 year olds. Join our fun, exciting program with professional, loving teachers. Sensory friendly program with both Judaic/secular academics working on all developmental areas. Registration forms are available in the shul office. For more information, please contact Naomi Lieberman at 917-940-6277.
SISTERHOOD BOARD MEETING: WEDNESDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 13, 2014, 8:00 PM IN SHUL.July 18, 2014
CIS SISTERHOOD MEMBERSHIPJuly 18, 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 July 18, 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
JULY AND AUGUST BULLETIN SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE.July 18, 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.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING, MONDAY EVENING, JUNE 30, 2014, 7:00 PM, SHUL SOCIAL HALLJuly 18, 2014
KASHRUT COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENTJuly 18, 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. ***