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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

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  • Community Corner

  • KIDDUSHIM:

    February 17, 2017

    February 18, 2017

    Early minyan kiddush is sponsored by Anna and Sion Suffer in memory of Sion's father, Baruch ben Sion; and to thank the shul members for their good wishes on a speedy recovery after Sion's accident.

    Main kiddush is sponsored by Tokyo Hibachi.

    Shalosh seudos is sponsored by the Alexander and Grossbard families to commemorate the third yahrtzeit of their father, Ziskind Aharon ben Yisroel, Cyril Ian Alexander.
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    February 25, 2017

    The early minyan kiddush, main kiddush and shalosh seudos are unsponsored.

    Early Minyan Kiddush  Available Dates:     February 25      March 18, 25
    Main Kiddush  Available Dates:     February 25      March 4
    Shalosh Seudos  Available Dates:     February 25      March 4, 11

  • WOMEN'S TEHILLIM

    February 17, 2017

    Looking for volunteers to say tehillim at home on Tuesday nights. Please contact Melanie Wind via phone or text her cell at 973-493-3162.

  • NO@TS EVENT, FEBRUARY 25TH, 8PM, Shul social hall! SIGN UP NOW!

    February 17, 2017
    We surveyed 100 people and...they ALL want to come to the next NO@TS event: CIS FEUD!  Cost is $5.00 per person. Sign up at https://goo.gl/forms/xmUbE9oOBiGZfIML2 or email Ariella Bloom- ariellawruble@gmail.com - Brooke Czarka- brookeczarka@gmail.com

  • WOMEN'S LECTURE SERIES: SAVE THE DATES, MARCH 5TH AND MAY 21ST FOR THE FINAL TWO LECTURES IN THE SERIES!

    February 17, 2017

    Full or partial sponsorships are available for each lecture. Please contact Rachayl Wizenfeld for more information at 443-928-2848.

  • SAVE THE DATE! CIS ANNUAL DINNER, MARCH 21, 2017, AT THE CYRSTAL PLAZA

    February 17, 2017

    CELEBRATE WITH US AS WE HONOR

    Rebbecca and Sam Alexander with the Rabbi Israel E. Turner Memorial Award

    Miryam and Dr. Josh Smilow with the Young Leadership Award

    Sherry Stein with the Aishet Chayil Award

    David Kohn with the Edward Konigsberg Memorial Award

    Sara Alexander with the Joseph Tammam Memorial Youth Community Service Scholarship Award

  • DONATIONS FOR OUR CHAYALIM

    February 17, 2017
    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!



  • CAMP KITANIM WILL OPEN AGAIN FOR THE 2017 SUMMER SEASON!

    February 17, 2017
    We're thrilled to announce that Camp Kitanim will be open again for the 2017 summer season under the leadership of our very own Rebecca Levy!! As director, Rebecca brings with her over ten years of experience and professionalism and most importantly is a mother of a toddler herself! Registration information and packets will be available shortly! Any inquiries can be directed to campkitanim@gmail.com or to the camp chairmen- Michelle Burstein, Leah Kaminer and Henny Bochner
  • KASHRUT ALERT:

    February 17, 2017

    February 13, 2017, Speciale Pizza, 2 Inch Gluten Free Frozen Pizza Issue: Unauthorized OU - The Orthodox Union does not currently certify any Speciale products.  Boxes of Speciale 2 Inches - 4 Cheeses Frozen Pizza were printed with an unauthorized OU symbol.  Corrective actions are being implemented.

    February 10, 2017, Kosher Advisory Tribe Hummus and Flavor Shot Products  Issue: New Line of Products - Please note that the Orthodox Union currently certifies all varieties of Tribe hummus.  Tribe is launching a new ‘Flavor Shot’ product line.  Tribe Flavor Shot products are sold separately from the hummus and are meant to be mixed into the hummus.  The Flavor Shot products are not currently certified by the Orthodox Union and do not bear the OU symbol. 

  • IT'S TIME TO JOIN OR RENEW YOUR MIKVAH MEMBERSHIP FOR 2016!

    February 17, 2017

    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 STREET

    February 17, 2017

    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 Corner

  • YOUTH GROUP NAME KEY:

    February 17, 2017
    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
  • Friday night, Feb. 10th, 7:30 pm, Bromberg residence: TEEN ONEG "TU B'SHVAT EDITION"

    February 21, 2017
  • Shabbos, Feb. 18th, during groups: YOUTH BUCK TICKET TRADE ARCADE

    February 21, 2017
  • Motzei Shabbos, Feb. 18th, 7:30 pm, Bromberg residence: TEEN MOVIE NIGHT

    February 21, 2017
  • Motzei Shabbos, Feb. 25th, 7pm - 7:50pm: IN COLLABORATION WITH PARENT-CHILD LEARNING; PACK MISHLOACH MANOS FOR DAUGHTERS OF ISRAEL HOME

    February 17, 2017
  • Sunday, Feb. 26th, 10:30 am: DELIVER MISHLOACH MANOS TO DAUGHTERS OF ISRAEL HOME FOR THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY! Meet at Daughters of Israel 1155 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052 inside the Atrium Room.

    February 17, 2017
  • SAVE THE DATE! SUNDAY, MARCH 12TH, 10:30 AM: YOUTH ANNUAL PURIM CARNIVAL

    February 17, 2017
  • Sisterhood Corner

  • SISTERHOOD MISHLOACH MANOT FUNDRAISER- DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ORDER & PAYMENT IN FULL IS FEBRUARY 19TH

    February 17, 2017

    Orders can be placed online at HappyPurim.com until SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19th. Everyone will receive an email from HappyPurim containing your unique log-in code and instructions for ordering. IF YOU DID NOT RECEIVE THIS EMAIL ON JANUARY 19th, please check your spam/junk mail. If you have questions about ordering, please contact Leah Kaminer (908-892-9810) or Tzipporah Schvarcz (347-374-0058) for assistance. No calls after 10pm, please.

  • Shul Activities

  • WEEK OF FEBRUARY 24TH IS AVAILABLE FOR SPONSORSHIP.

    February 17, 2017

    Bulletin Submissions: Please send all bulletin submissions to cis-office@congregationisrael.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.

  • Community Corner

  • KIDDUSHIM:

    February 17, 2017

    February 18, 2017

    Early minyan kiddush is sponsored by Anna and Sion Suffer in memory of Sion's father, Baruch ben Sion; and to thank the shul members for their good wishes on a speedy recovery after Sion's accident.

    Main kiddush is sponsored by Tokyo Hibachi.

    Shalosh seudos is sponsored by the Alexander and Grossbard families to commemorate the third yahrtzeit of their father, Ziskind Aharon ben Yisroel, Cyril Ian Alexander.
    **************************************

    February 25, 2017

    The early minyan kiddush, main kiddush and shalosh seudos are unsponsored.

    Early Minyan Kiddush  Available Dates:     February 25      March 18, 25
    Main Kiddush  Available Dates:     February 25      March 4
    Shalosh Seudos  Available Dates:     February 25      March 4, 11

  • NO@TS EVENT, FEBRUARY 25TH, 8PM, Shul social hall! SIGN UP NOW!

    February 17, 2017

    We surveyed 100 people and...they ALL want to come to the next NO@TS event: CIS FEUD!  Cost is $5.00 per person. Sign up at https://goo.gl/forms/xmUbE9oOBiGZfIML2 or email Ariella Bloom- ariellawruble@gmail.com - Brooke Czarka- brookeczarka@gmail.com

  • WOMEN'S LECTURE SERIES: SAVE THE DATES, MARCH 5TH AND MAY 21ST FOR THE FINAL TWO LECTURES IN THE SERIES!

    February 17, 2017

    Full or partial sponsorships are available for each lecture. Please contact Rachayl Wizenfeld for more information at 443-928-2848.

  • SAVE THE DATE! CIS ANNUAL DINNER, MARCH 21, 2017, AT THE CYRSTAL PLAZA

    February 17, 2017

    CELEBRATE WITH US AS WE HONOR

    Rebbecca and Sam Alexander with the Rabbi Israel E. Turner Memorial Award

    Miryam and Dr. Josh Smilow with the Young Leadership Award

    Sherry Stein with the Aishet Chayil Award

    David Kohn with the Edward Konigsberg Memorial Award

    Sara Alexander with the Joseph Tammam Memorial Youth Community Service Scholarship Award

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  • Rabbi's Message

    BS”D

    Rav Yochanan Zweig shlita, Rosh Yeshiva of the Talmudical University of Miami Beach, teaches an important message about Kabbalas HaTorah from this week's Parsha. Hope you enjoy. Have a great Shabbos.

    Rashi (19:11) tells us a fascinating occurrence that took place prior to the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai: Everyone was miraculously healed. In other words, all the sick and infirm and handicapped were cured at Mount Sinai. Obviously, this explains why almost every Jewish community with a hospital names it "Mount Sinai."  Yet, we must wonder why Hashem saw it necessary to perform such an incredible miracle. What was the purpose in healing everyone? What was the message that we were meant to take away from this incredible revelation of Hashem's power and the departure from the physical norm?  

    In a famous paraphrasing of Karl Marx, critics have called religion "the opiate of the masses." Marx believed that religion had certain practical functions in society that were similar to the function of opium in a sick or injured person. Opiates reduce people's immediate suffering and provides them with pleasant illusions, but no meaningful long term benefits. (By the way, Marx was referring to religion as an opiate for the sickness and suffering brought on by the soulless and heartless suffering caused by rampant capitalism. We all know how well his philosophy worked out for the communists; and yet, Marx's criticism of religion persists even after his ideas for a new world order have been shown to be abject failures.)

    This is the message that Hashem wanted us to learn at Mount Sinai: Everyone was cured to teach us that the optimal way to receive the Torah is when we are in perfect health, both physically and emotionally. Of course the Torah also has the answers when we are suffering and/or not operating at our ideal level, but we can only fully appreciate all that the Torah has to offer on a personal and communal level when we are completely healthy. When a person is ill or otherwise distracted by pain for physical or emotional issues, one's focus becomes distracted by the personal issues at hand. Of course the Torah can be helpful in addressing those issues, but at that moment all that one can see is a very limited perspective of what the truths of Torah contain. This is because a person in a state of pain sees everything through the lens of that suffering. But when one is at 100% strength, both physically and emotionally, the Torah can be seen for what it is really meant to be; a blueprint of Hashem's wisdom for the world and a guide for having the most fulfilling life that Hashem has bestowed upon us. Hashem cured everyone at Mount Sinai so that each person could fully appreciate the infinite wisdom that the Torah offers and connect to Hashem's truths contained therein without the slightest distraction.

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Feb 23, 2017

27 Shevat 5777

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  • Parsha

    Mishpatim

  • Erev Shabbat

  • Shacharis

    6:15 am & 7:00 am

  • Candle Lighting

    5:25 pm

  • Mincha

    5:20 pm

  • Shabbat Morning
  • Shacharis

    7:10 am & 8:45 am

  • Tefillah Shiur

    8:25 am

  • Shema

    9:29 am

  • Shabbat Afternoon
  • Daf Yomi

    4:00 pm

  • Sefer Shmuel Shiur

    4:40 pm

  • Mincha

    5:05 pm

  • Havdalah

    6:34 pm

  • Parent-Child Learning

    7:05 pm

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  • Sunday 2/19
  • Shacharis

    6:30 am & 8:00 am

  • Gemara Sanhedrin

    9:00 am to 9:30 am

  • Mincha

    5:25 pm

  • Mon. 2/20 President's Day
  • Shacharis

    6:30 am & 8:00 am

  • Mincha

    5:25 pm

  • Womens Parsha Shiur

    8:00 pm

  • Late Maariv

    TBA

  • Kol HaTorah Kula Shiur, Monday - Thursday Evenings

    9:45 pm

  • Tues. 2/21
  • Shacharis

    6:15 am & 7:00 am

  • Mincha/ Maariv

    5:25 pm & 9:30 pm

  • Women's Tehillim

    7:30 pm

  • "TNT" Tuesday night Torah in shul Beis Medrash

    8:30 pm to 9:30 pm

  • Wed. 2/22
  • Shacharis

    6:15 am & 7:00 am

  • Chaburah given by Lea Marcus, Bannett residence, 13 Hemlock Terrace

    9:30 am

  • Mincha/ Maariv

    5:25 pm & 9:30 pm

  • Thurs. 2/16
  • Shacharis

    6:10 am & 7:00 am

  • Mincha/ Maariv

    5:25 pm & 9:30 pm

  • Shulchan Aruch Shiur - Laws of Tzedakah

    8:30 pm

  • Friday 2/17
  • Shacharis

    6:15 am & 7:00 am

  • Candle Lighting

    5:25 pm

  • Mincha

    5:30 pm