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
KIDDUSHIM:June 26, 2015
June 27, 2015
Early minyan kiddush and shalosh seudos are unsponsored.
Main kiddush will be sponsored by the community in honor of Rifka and Tzvi Yaakov Miretzky.
July 4, 2015
Early minyan, main kiddush and shalosh seudos are unsponsored.
|Early Minyan Kiddush|| Available Dates: July 4, 11, 18, 25 |
|Main Kiddush|| Available Dates: July 4, 18|
|Shalosh Seudos|| Available Dates: July 4, 11, 18, 25|
JOIN SPRINGFIELD'S TIFERES GROUP!June 26, 2015
Tiferes, a Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation program for women. By becoming a Tiferes member you will have access to a weekly teleconference on a variety of topics including Shalom Bayis, Parenting and Personal growth, by sought-after speakers. In addition, by joining, you will have access to a monthly inspirational DVD by renowned speakers. To introduce the program, there will be a showing of a DVD titled Trials and Triumpth; I Did Not Ask For This! featuring Rabbi YY Rubinstein and Mrs. Shifra Rabenstein at the Fried house, 4 Shadowlawn Drive, on Tuesday July 7 at 9:00 pm. For additional information please see Deena Fried (cell: 248-935-0452)
Monday, July 27th, Atlantic Beach, NY: 2015 WALK-A-THON SPONSORED BY A PACKAGE FROM HOMEJune 26, 2015
I am privileged to be walking this year in the 2015 Walkathon sponsored by A Package From Home on July 27th in Atlantic Beach, NY. Of course you are all invited to join me to walk or make a monetary donation to this worth while organization. A Package From Home provides our chayalim in the Israel Defense Forces with "extra" supplies for their use several times a year. Our Shul members have been so kind in donating supplies in the past. I am once again asking you to donate any of the following Sample Size only- Toothpaste, toothbrushes, stick deodorant, chapstick lip balms, shampoo, moisturizers, medicated bandaids, baby medicated powder and new sweat socks of all sizes.
All supplies can be left in front of my house and I will transport them to Long Island. Thank you so much for your continued help with this mitzvah
Pearla Lulinski Weisman, 8 Norwood Road, Springfield, NJ - 908-963-7760
Wednesday, July 8th, 12:00 pm: LUNCH AND LEARN AT TOKYO HIBACHI, 238 MORRIS AVE. Please RSVP to Rabbi Marcus at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend.June 26, 2015
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CONGREGATION RINAT YISRAEL 2015 SUMMER PROGRAMJune 26, 2015
Yeshiva University in partnership with Congregation Rinat Yisrael proudly presents a summer semester of Community Beit Midrash in Bergen County. This 3-week program will take place on Mondays, July 6, 13, 20 beginning at 9:30 a.m. and will feature shiurim by Rabbi Dr. Ephraim Kanarfogel, E. Billi Ivry University Professor of Jewish History, Literature and Law, Yeshiva University on the topic of “Mysterious Kinot: Historical And Spiritual Significance.” In addition, Rabbi Elchanan Adler, Rosh Yeshiva and Eva, Morris, and Jack K. Rubin Memorial Chair in Rabbinics, RIETS, will present on the topic of “Halachic Dynamics of Interpersonal Relationships.” Register online at yu.edu/bergen-learn. For more information about the program, please contact Rabbi Aryeh Czarka, Program Coordinator at Aryeh.Czarka@yu.edu or 212.960.5400 x 6826.
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE: HOSTING PROSPECTIVE COMMUNITY MEMBERS FOR SHABBOSJune 26, 2015
If you are interested in hosting prospective community members for Shabbos to sleep over or for meals, please contact Daniella Hoffer email@example.com.
HELP KEEP OUR SHUL TIDY!June 26, 2015
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, tables, chairs and stage. Thank you for your cooperation.
SIDDUR REPAIRJune 26, 2015
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.
JKHA'S BONIM MOVING INCENTIVE FOR NEW FAMILIESJune 26, 2015
Help grow our community. Tell your friends and family about JKHA's Bonim moving incentive for new families, now valued at over $50,000. Call Sandra Blank, the JKHA Admissions Director, @ 862.437.8050 for details.
JEWISH LINK IS SEEKING REPORTERS TO WRITE ABOUT LOCAL NEWS AND EVENTS. PLEASE EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.June 26, 2015
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. June 26, 2015
SHOP RITE SCRIP IN $25, $50 & $100 DENOMINATION CARDS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE SHUL OFFICE.June 26, 2015
KASHRUT ALERT:June 30, 2015
June 10, 2015: Regal Spice
Brand: Regal Spice Product: Salad Seasoning Company: Clark Associates, Lancaster, PA
Issue: Unauthorized OU- The Orthodox Union does not certify Regal Spice Salad Seasoning. This product bears and unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions have been implemented.
INVEST IN ISRAEL BONDS June 26, 2015
The congregation's leadership thanks our members who demonstrated support for Israel by indicating interest in investing in Israel bonds.We urge you to fulfill that purchase and encourage those of you who have not yet invested in an Israel bond to do so.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!June 26, 2015
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!June 26, 2015
Avalon Glatt: We are excited to announce the opening of the new restaurant and steakhouse Avalon Glatt in Livingston (under the hashgacha of the Vaad HaRabonim of MetroWest). The soft opening took place on May 18. The full menu will be available after Shavuot. http://www.avalonglatt.com
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.
IT'S TIME TO RENEW YOUR ANNUAL MIKVAH MEMBERSHIP!June 26, 2015
Membership fees: $1000 Donor, $360 Premium, $180 Regular (couple), $100 Regular (single).
Donor and Premium members do not pay for mikvah use; Regular members have reduced user fees.
Please make checks payable to Mikvah Yisroel of Springfield and send it to 42 Center St., Springfield, NJ 07081. Checks can be dropped off at the shul office as well.
MIKVAH YISROEL OF SPRINGFIELD - 42 CENTER STREETJune 26, 2015
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.
SPECIAL THANKSJune 26, 2015
Thank you to Rifka and Tzvi Yaakov Miretzky for their dedication to our CIS community and especially to our Youth. We wish the Miretzkys bracha and hatzlacha in all their future endeavors!
Hakaras Hatov!June 26, 2015
Hakaras Hatov! to parents Brooke Czarka, Rabbi Uzi Beer, Rachel Beer, and Lori Nusbaum for overseeing Shabbos groups while the Miretzkys were away last Shabbos; and especially to all the teen leaders who help week after week with Shabbos groups. Contact Andrew Nusbaum, CISYouthChair@gmail.com to find out how you can get involved.
Sunday, June 7th, at 10:30 am, classroom: CHAMUDIM WILL BE MAKING KITES!June 26, 2015
Sunday, June 7th, at 1:00 pm, Florham Park Roller Rink, 192 Ridgedale Ave.,Florham Park, NJ 07932: CHANICHIM/ CHANICOT ROLLER SKATINGJune 26, 2015
Roller skating at Florham Park roller rink for our Chanichim/Chanichot (and anyone else -Chamudim- who wants to join with adult supervision) $10.00 entry fee per person (admission and skate rental) pizza will be served! * Contact Taco and Rifka Miretzky if you plan to attend.
SISTERHOOD BOARD MEETING: WEDNESDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 7, 2015, 8:00 PM IN SHUL.June 26, 2015
CIS SISTERHOOD MEMBERSHIPJune 26, 2015
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 June 26, 2015
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 email@example.com
JULY AND AUGUST BULLETIN SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLEJune 26, 2015
Bulletin Submissions: Please send all bulletin submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9:00 AM on Thursday morning. To sponsor the bulletin for $120/month ($36/bulletin), please contact Marilyn Bielory at 973-379-4778.
KASHRUT COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENTJune 26, 2015
*** 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. ***