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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

  • SPECIAL THANKS!

    June 24, 2016

    On behalf of the entire Shul, we would like to extend our gratitude to Josh and Michal Geiger for their dedication to the Youth program over the past year. We wish them and best of luck in their future endeavors and warmly welcome them with as they transition into permanent members of our community! The Hashkamah Minyan Kiddush has been sponsored by the Youth Committee in their honor. Please join us in thanking them!

  • CIS WELCOMES THE BLOOM, GEIGER AND LANDA FAMILIES WHO RECENTLY MOVED INTO THE COMMUNITY!

    June 24, 2016
  • CIS BBQ is Back! July 10th at Irwin Playground

    June 24, 2016

    All Shul members are cordially invited to attend our Shul's barbecue on Sunday, July 10, starting at 2:00 pm at the Irwin Playground, located on the corner of Irwin Street and Adams Terrace. The barbecue will also feature the CIS Youth Olympics, (starting at 2:30). Paid by July 8 $10/Individual, $20/couple, $35/family; Paid day of the event $15/individual, $25/couple, $45/family. For more information, please see the flyer in bulletin, or contact Shmuel Babich at sbabich85@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you there!

  • KIDDUSHIM:

    June 24, 2016

    June 25, 2016

    Early minyan kiddush is sponsored by the shul in honor of Michal and Josh Geiger's last Shabbos as Youth Directors.

    Main kiddush is sponsored by Daniella and Ben Hoffer in celebration of their daughter Atara Nechama Hoffer's 1st birthday / belated Simchat Bat!

    Shalosh seudos is sponsored by Sara and Howard Apsan in celebration of their son, Danny's engagement to Kayla!

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    July 2, 2016

    Early minyan kiddush will be sponosred by Natalie and Bill Bratash.

    Main kiddush is unsponsored.

    Shalosh seudos will be sponsored by Sara and Howard Apsan.

    Early Minyan Kiddush  Available Dates:   July  23, 30
    Main Kiddush  Available Dates:   July  2, 16, 23, 30
    Shalosh Seudos  Available Dates:   July 9, 16, 23, 30

  • Tuesday & Thursday night, 8:30 - 9:30 PM: Beis Medrash Learning @ CIS

    June 24, 2016
    Come be a part of the learning going on in our Beis Medrash with a special new program! Come with your chavrusa, or learn with one of the BML Fellows that will be joining us both nights, or just learn on your own in the Beis Medrash. Additionally, there will be interactive chaburos both nights for those interested. Tuesday night there will be a Halacha Chabura, and Thursday night there will be a Gemara B'Iyun Chabura.
  • HELP SUPPORT SHARON LANGERT WHO IS RAISING MONEY FOR CAMP SIMCHA

    June 24, 2016
    This will be Sharon Langert's THIRD year riding in the Tour De Simcha bike-a-thon, Wednesday, July 6, 2016, which affordskids with cancer to attend Camp Simcha and have some respite from their illness, and a little fun! And you can help. Please sponsor Sharon at the link below and don't forget to wave when you see her flying by training hard!

    http://www.chailifeline.org/events/letourdesimcha/my/sharonlangert

  • WOMEN'S TEHILLIM

    June 24, 2016

    We are looking for volunteers to say tehillim from home on Tuesday nights. If you are interested, please contact Melanie Wind at (973) 467-5726 or windeast@comcast.net.

  • IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING SHUL SECURITY

    June 24, 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 from11 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.

  • DAILY MINCHA MINYAN, 1:30 PM, SUNDAY - THURSDAY AT YESHIVA GEDOLAH ZICHRON LEYMA, 2035 VAUXHALL ROAD, CORNER PLANE STREET, UNION.

    June 24, 2016

    There is a daily Mincha Minyan at 1:30 pm, Sunday - Thursday at Yeshiva Gedolah Zichron Leyma, 2035 Vauxhall Road, corner Plane Street, Union. They also have Shacharis 7:40 am & Maariv 9:45 pm. Rabbis Eliezer Ginsberg and Gershon Neuman. Please note: The sign of the former Congregation B'nai Ahavath Shalom is still on the building.

  • Monday, July 11th, Shackamaxon Country Club, Scotch Plains, NJ: THE JEC GOLF OUTING BENEFITTING THE SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS OF THE YESHIVA, BRURIAH & RTMA

    June 24, 2016

    For complete event information, go to www.JECGolfOuting.org or call (908) 355-4850 ext. 6206

  • Wednesday, July 13, 7pm - 8:30pm, Saint Barnabas Medical Center Wellness Institute, JCC MetroWest 760 Northfield Ave, West Orange: JFS MetroWest Launches Breast Cancer Support Services

    June 24, 2016

    For more information and to register please contact Lisa Traiger, LCSW at 973-765-9050 ext. 1730 or ltraiger@jfsmetrowest.org

  • JOIN SPRINGFIELD'S TIFERES GROUP! Tiferes, a Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation program for women.

    June 24, 2016
    By becoming aTiferes 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.This event is for Women only. For additional information or if you would like to be come a member, please see Deena Fried (cell:248-935-0452)



  • MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE: HOSTING PROSPECTIVE COMMUNITY MEMBERS FOR SHABBOS

    June 24, 2016

    If you are interested in hosting prospective community members for Shabbos to sleep over or for meals, please contact Daniella Hoffer daniellahoffer@gmail.com.

  • SIDDUR REPAIR

    June 24, 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.

  • 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 24, 2016
  • SHOP RITE SCRIP IN $25, $50 & $100 DENOMINATION CARDS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE SHUL OFFICE.

    June 24, 2016
  • KASHRUT ALERT:

    June 24, 2016

    June 20, 2016: Scaras New York Gourmet Italian Ice in the following flavors Blueberry, Cherry, Lemon, and Sour Apple bears an unauthorized partial cRc logo (the surrounding triangle is missing). The product is kosher, however it was produced on Dairy Equipment. Corrective measures have been taken. The Italian Ice varieties stated above should not be confused with the Scaras Chocolate Sherbet, which is actually dairy, cholov stam.

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    June 16, 2016: Brand: Honest Kids     Product: Goodness Grapeness Organic Fruit Drink    Company: Honest Tea, Bathesda MD     Issue: Unauthorized OU D

    The Orthodox Union does not certify Honest Kids Goodness Grapeness fruit drink.  This product is being sold in 6 ounce cartons that were placed in large bags that bear an unauthorized OU symbol.  Corrective actions have been implemented.

  • PLEASE SUPPORT THESE VENDORS WHO GRACIOUSLY DONATE THEIR SERVICES TO OUR ANNUAL SHUL DINNER. DON'T FORGET TO MENTION CONGREGATION ISRAEL!

    June 24, 2016

    AVENUE FLOWERS & GIFTS
    166 Elmora Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ
    Tel: 908-354-7102

    ALLAN REIDER Studio
    Photography & Video

    2714 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ
    Tel: 908-688-8808

  • INVEST IN ISRAEL BONDS

    June 24, 2016

    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.

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

    June 24, 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 STREET

    June 24, 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.

  • Nursery Corner

  • 2016 CAMP KITANIM

    June 24, 2016
    We are most pleased to announce the return of Chelsea Shulman as the Camp Director of Camp Kitanim, at Congregation Israel of Springfield,NJ!! Last year as the director, Chelsea developed and executed a fantastic, creative program. The program Chelsea designed balanced Torah values and fun as well as skill building activities for two different age groups.Registration forms and more information can be found on the shul website, by emailing campkitanim@gmail.com or by contacting the shul office at 973-467-9666.

  • Sisterhood Corner

  • CIS SISTERHOOD MEMBERSHIP

    June 24, 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.

  • Shul Activities

  • WEEK OF JULY 11TH, 18TH & 25TH AND MONTH OF AUGUST 2016 BULLETIN SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE.

    June 24, 2016

    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.

  • KASHRUT COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENT

    June 24, 2016

    *** 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. ***

  • Community Corner

  • SPECIAL THANKS!

    June 24, 2016

    On behalf of the entire Shul, we would like to extend our gratitude to Josh and Michal Geiger for their dedication to the Youth program over the past year. We wish them and best of luck in their future endeavors and warmly welcome them with as they transition into permanent members of our community! The Hashkamah Minyan Kiddush has been sponsored by the Youth Committee in their honor. Please join us in thanking them!

  • CIS WELCOMES THE BLOOM, GEIGER AND LANDA FAMILIES WHO RECENTLY MOVED INTO THE COMMUNITY!

    June 24, 2016

  • CIS BBQ is Back! July 10th at Irwin Playground

    June 24, 2016

    All Shul members are cordially invited to attend our Shul's barbecue on Sunday, July 10, starting at 2:00 pm at the Irwin Playground, located on the corner of Irwin Street and Adams Terrace. The barbecue will also feature the CIS Youth Olympics, (starting at 2:30). Paid by July 8 $10/Individual, $20/couple, $35/family; Paid day of the event $15/individual, $25/couple, $45/family. For more information, please see the flyer in bulletin, or contact Shmuel Babich at sbabich85@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you there!

  • KIDDUSHIM:

    June 24, 2016

    June 25, 2016

    Early minyan kiddush is sponsored by the shul in honor of Michal and Josh Geiger's last Shabbos as Youth Directors.

    Main kiddush is sponsored by Daniella and Ben Hoffer in celebration of their daughter Atara Nechama Hoffer's 1st birthday / belated Simchat Bat!

    Shalosh seudos is sponsored by Sara and Howard Apsan in celebration of their son, Danny's engagement to Kayla!

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    July 2, 2016

    Early minyan kiddush will be sponosred by Natalie and Bill Bratash.

    Main kiddush is unsponsored.

    Shalosh seudos will be sponsored by Sara and Howard Apsan.

    Early Minyan Kiddush  Available Dates:   July  23, 30
    Main Kiddush  Available Dates:   July  2, 16, 23, 30
    Shalosh Seudos  Available Dates:   July 9, 16, 23, 30

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  • Rabbi's Message

    BSD

    The following Dvar Torah from Rav Eli Mansour highlights an important aspect of our relationship with Hashem. Hope you enjoy. Have a great Shabbos.

    {Please note that 'Hasoserot' is the Sefardic pronunciation of 'Chatzotzros'}

    The Torah in Parashat Behaalotecha presents the Misva of the Hasoserot the special trumpets which were blown on various occasions. In the desert, the trumpets were sounded to assemble the people and to announce that the nation was journeying. After Beneh Yisrael entered the Land of Israel, the trumpets were sounded during times of war, and also in the Bet Hamikdash during the Yom Tob celebrations (10:9-10).

    Rav Shabtai Sabato (contemporary) noted an important difference between the way the Torah commands sounding the Hasoserot during wartime and the way it commands sounding them on the holidays. In reference to wartime, the Torah says that as a result of our blowing the trumpets, Venizkartem Lifneh Hashem Elokechem you will be remembered before Hashem your G-d. The purpose of sounding the trumpets during war is that G-d will remember us favorably and grant us victory. In reference to the obligation to blow the Hasoserot in the Bet Hamikdash, however, the Torah writes, Vehayu Lachem Lezikaron Lifneh Elokechem they shall be for you as a remembrance before your G-d. Here, the trumpets serve as reminders to us. Whereas in wartime the Hasoserot serve to ensure we are remembered, so-to-speak, by G-d, on the holidays they serve to remind us about G-d.

    Rav Sabato explains that during times of festivity and celebration, there is a natural tendency to forget about G-d and our religious obligations. We get caught up in the joy and feasting, and feel comfortable and confident. Therefore, during the holidays, it was necessary for us to be reminded of G-d, and this was the purpose of the Hasoserot on the holidays. In times of war, however, we do not need to be reminded about G-d. The fear and tension brought about by war itself makes us mindful of our dependence on G-d for our survival and wellbeing. Under such circumstances, then, the Hasoserot serve a much different purpose to ensure that we are remembered favorably by G-d, to bring our prayers before the Heavenly Throne so we earn G-ds merciful assistance.

    The message, Rav Sabato writes, is that if we remember G-d when we are prone to forget Him, then He will remember us when we need Him the most. During times of peace and joy, when we tend to feel self-sufficient, we must remind ourselves that everything we have is granted to us by the Almighty, and that we depend on Him at all times, even when our lives seem perfectly stable. If we remind ourselves of this basic tenet during periods of joy and prosperity, then we will earn G-ds assistance during times of crisis and hardship, when we are keenly aware and mindful of how much we depend on His grace and mercy.

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Jun 29, 2016

23 Sivan 5776

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  • Parsha

    Sh'lach

  • Erev Shabbat

  • Shacharis

    6:15 am & 7:00 am

  • Early Candle Lighting

    6:59 pm

  • Candle Lighting

    8:14 pm

  • Mincha

    6:45 pm & 8:15 pm

  • Shabbat Morning
  • Shacharis

    7:10 am & 9:00 am

  • Parsha Shiur

    8:35 am

  • Shema

    9:13 am

  • Shabbat Afternoon
  • Daf Yomi

    6:35 pm

  • Special Guest Shiur

    7:20 pm

  • Mincha

    7:55 pm

  • Havdalah

    9:22 pm

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  • Sunday 6/26
  • Shacharis

    6:30 am & 8:00 am

  • Gemara Sanhedrin

    9:15 am

  • Womens Parsha Shiur- Sun. Evening

    7:30 pm

  • Mincha

    8:15 pm

  • Mon. 6/27
  • Shacharis

    6:10 am & 7:00 am

  • Mincha

    8:15 pm

  • Tues. 6/28 & Wed. 6/29
  • Shacharis

    6:15 am & 7:00 am

  • Women's Tehillim, Tues. Evening

    7:30 pm

  • Mincha/ Maariv

    8:15 pm

  • Rabbi Kurant's Shiur, Wed. Evening in Shul

    8:45 pm

  • Tues. & Thurs. Evenings: Beis Medrash Learning at CIS

    8:45 pm to 9:45 pm

  • Thurs. 6/30
  • Shacharis

    6:10 am & 7:00 am

  • Mincha/ Maariv

    8:15 pm

  • Friday 7/1
  • Shacharis

    6:15 am & 7:00 am

  • Candle Lighting

    6:59 pm & 8:14 pm

  • Mincha

    6:45 pm & 8:15 pm