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
PLEASE REMEMBER TO MAKE ERUV TAVSHILIN ON ERUV ROSH HA SHANAH, EREV SUKKOS, AND HOSHANAH RABBAH.September 24, 2014
12TH ANNUAL HIGH HOLIDAY KIBBUDIM AUCTIONSeptember 24, 2014
Thanks to all the active and silent participants who made this year’s auction a huge success!
Lenny Bielory, Eyal Bitansky, Howard Block, Avi Borenstein, Rick Covkin, Harry Czinn, Victor Dishy, Bruce Francis, Adam Hanover, Ben Hoffer, Noah Kaminer, Jeff Kigner, David Lachs, Charlie Larkin, Jay Mevorah, Mel Ostrow, Jeff Singer, Josh Smilow, Henry Stein, Sion Suffir, Jason Tammam, Craig Weinstein and Isaac Wind
Special Thanks to: The Orchid for donating deluxe Israeli salad, fruit and cookie trays; Les Mandel for providing and delivering cakes; Natalie for food service set-up; Henryk for arranging the room;Raphael Dishy for assisting with preparing refreshments; Charlie Larkin for another terrific and spirited job as auctioneer; Sam Alexander for his support while in Israel; Harry Czinnfor organizing the auction and refreshments; and Christine Spinner for her wonderful outreach and administrative support.
MIKVAH NEEDS VOLUNTEERS AND MIKVAH HOURS FOR MENSeptember 24, 2014
The Mikvah needs volunteers to oversee the Men's usage on Erev Rosh Hashana and Erev Yom Kippur. 1 hour slots are available. Please speak to the Rabbi.
Mikvah hours for Men on Erev Rosh Hashana: 9am - 1pm. From 1 - 5:30 pm the Mikvah will not be available. If you want to use it after 5:30 pm, please speak to the Rabbi.
PLEASE remember to shower at home before coming to use the Mikvah, and PLEASE remember to bring your own towel.
YU'S COMMUNITY BEIT MEDRASH- FALL 2014September 24, 2014
YU is proud to announce an exciting semester of Community Beit Midrash. This 6-week program will take place at the Yeshiva University Museum (15 West 16th Street) on Wednesdays, October 29 - December 3, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Sessions will feature Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik, Director of the Zahava and Moshael Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought, Yeshiva University and Dr. Jacob Wisse, Director of Yeshiva University Museum and Associate Professor of Art History, Stern College for Women who will co-present on the topic of: “The Image and the Idea: An Interdisciplinary Seminar on Art History and Jewish Thought.”
For more information and to register for the courses, please visit http://www.yu.edu/beitmidrash.
KIDDUSHIMSeptember 24, 2014
September 27, 2014
Shalosh Seudos is sponsored by Debbie & Moshe Rosenwein in memory of Zvi Rosenwein A"H upcoming yahrtzeit.
|Early Minyan Kiddush|
Available Dates: October 18, 25 November 8, 15, 22, 29
Available Dates: October 11, 18, 25 November 8, 22, 29
|Shalosh Seudos||Available Dates: October 11, 18 November 8, 15, 22, 29 |
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. September 24, 2014
SHOP RITE SCRIP IN $25, $50 & $100 DENOMINATION CARDS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE SHUL OFFICE.September 24, 2014
SAVE THE DATE: SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE, RAV JUDAH MISCHEL, THE HEAD OF CAMP HASC, SHABBOS OF NOVEMBER 22NDSeptember 24, 2014
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH, 8PM AT CIS: MIKVAH YISROEL OF SPRINGFIELD RAFFLE AND CAFE NIGHT HONORING NORMAN AND PEARLA WEISMANSeptember 24, 2014
$30 per ticket, or 4 tickets for $100. One ticket entitles entry for one to event.
EXCITING NEW RAFFLE PRIZES!!!
Grand Prize: $2,000 Travel Voucher!
1st Prize: Beautiful white gold/diamond pendant!
2nd Prize: Dinner for two at ETC. Steakhouse
3rd Prize: Feldheim children's book package
4th Prize: Target gift card
Please support this cornerstone to our growing community!
INVEST IN ISRAEL BONDS September 24, 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!September 24, 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!September 24, 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.
HIGH HOLIDAYS BABYSITTINGSeptember 24, 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday, September 26, 2014, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday, October, 3, 2014, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Shabbos, October 4, 2014, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Shabbos, October 4, 2014, 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Babysitting is for children ages 12 months to 10 years as appropriate. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Outside food is not permitted in babysitting. Please encourage your children to cooperate with the babysitters. We ask that only children and our carefully selected babysitters remain in the babysitting rooms. We also ask that parents collect their children immediately following services. Please contact Andrew Nusbaum at CISYouthChair@gmail.com if you have any questions.
Sunday, August 17th, 10:30 am - 11:30 am, CIS Classroom: CHAMUDIM (Ages 3-6) CREATING WIND CHIMESSeptember 24, 2014
Sunday, September 14th, 10:30 am: CHANICHIM / CHANICHOT (Ages 7-12) HIKE IN WATCHUNG RESERVATIONSeptember 24, 2014
Our Chanichim and Chanichot are gearing up for an incredible hike this coming Sunday at the Watchung Reservation. The hike will be led by world renown nature expert, Dr. Lenny Bielory. A few things people should know before coming on the hike.
We will be meeting in two places. If someone needs a ride, please arrive at the shul no later than 10:00 A.M. where we will have people giving rides to the hike.
For those parents that would like to join their kids on the hike, we will be meeting at the parking lot next to the Trailside Nature and Science Center. at 10:30 A.M.
A few important announcements regarding the hike.
Everyone joining the hike must wear closed toe shoes, long socks and long pants. Everyone must also bring a water bottle. The hike will last for about 1.5 hours and will finish at the Trailside Nature and Science Center.
We are very excited for this amazing opportunity!
Sunday, September 21st, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm: APPLE PICKING AT WIGHTMAN'S FARM!September 24, 2014
Wightman's Farm, 1111 Mt Kemble Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960
We will be picking apples between 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm. Anyone that would like to buy a basket of apples for friends or family, cost is $18 a basket. Any questions please email Taco or Rifka at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SISTERHOOD BOARD MEETING: WEDNESDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 29, 2014, 8:00 PM IN SHUL.September 24, 2014
CIS SISTERHOOD MEMBERSHIPSeptember 24, 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 September 24, 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 email@example.com
OCTOBER & NOVEMBER BULLETIN SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE.September 24, 2014
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.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING, TUESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 19, 2014, 8:15 PM, SHUL SOCIAL HALLSeptember 24, 2014
KASHRUT COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENTSeptember 24, 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. ***