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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

  • TRIENNIAL CHAG HASEMIKHAH

    March 17, 2017

    The Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary of Yeshiva University is celebrating their triennial Chag Hasemikhah, celebrating the new rabbis ordained from 2014-2017. This exciting and historic event will be livestreamed at www.yu.edu/chag  starting at 11:30 AM on March 19th.  Additional honorees include Rabbi Julius Berman, longtime chairman of the RIETS board and HaRav Hershel Schachter, shlit”a, in honor of his 50th year of teaching at Yeshiva and around the globe.

  • GLOBAL UNITY TORAH

    March 17, 2017

    The Afikim Foundation in cooperation with Israel's Ministries for Diaspora Affairs is writing a Global Unity Torah in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem.  Jews worldwide can inscribe letters in the Torah by performing simple acts of chesed.  207 letters have been reserved in the name of Congregation Israel.  Please see flyer and letter attached to this bulletin to find out how you, your family, your friends and especially your children can participate in this unique and meaningful Torah celebration.

  • LOOKING FOR A SEDER OR YOM TOV MEAL FOR PESACH? ABLE TO HOST? PLEASE CONTACT MARILYN BIELORY FOR EITHER ARRANGEMENT AT 201-463-5491.

    March 17, 2017
  • KIDDUSHIM:

    March 17, 2017

    March 18, 2017

    Early minyan kiddush is sponsored by Sharon and Avi Borenstein to commemorate the yahrtzeit of their dear brother, David "Dovie" Borenstein.

    Main kiddush is co-sponsored by the Roth and Atkins families in honor of Willie receving semicha from RIETS and participting in the RIETS Chag Hasemicha; and co-sponsored by Myra and Aryeh Pirak and family in honor of their son-in-law, Michael Macks, receiving semicha from the RIETS program of Yeshiva University.

    Shalosh seudos is sponsored by Tsila and Thomas Grossman to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Tsila's mother, Ginessa bat Zvi Hirsch and Thomas's father, Chaim ben Yitzhok Meir.
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    March 25, 2017

    The early minyan kiddush is unsponsored.

    Main kiddush and shalosh seudos will be sponsored by Miriam and Josh Stern in honor of Ben's Bar Mitzvah, Shabbos Parshas Vayakhel-Pikudei.

    Early Minyan Kiddush  Available Dates:    May  20
    Main Kiddush  Available Dates:    May 13, 20, 27
    Shalosh Seudos  Available Dates:    May  6, 20, 27

  • SECURITY REMINDER

    March 17, 2017

    During the day hours and over night parking only, our parking lot will be permit parking only.  This rule is not applicable on Shabbat, Holidays, and special events. If you park in the lot during the day you need to obtain a parking permit from the main office.  Parking is head in only and permits will be displayed on the driver’s side windshield. 

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

    March 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

  • Sunday, April 2nd, 9:30 am: PRE PESACH FOOD PACKING AND DELIVERY AT CONGREGATION ISRAEL

    March 17, 2017
    On April 2nd we will be hosting the Jewish Relief Agency for a food packing event to make sure needy Jews in the Metrowest area have the necessary food supplies for Pesach. This is a great opportunity for you and your kids to take part in a very special mitzvah! 
    In addition to packing the food, we are looking for as many volunteers as possible to take routes to deliver the boxes. There are 230 families in need of these food boxes, so we'll need all the help we can get! Please email Moishe@jewishrelief.org or call 973-267-9401 ext. 124 to reserve a route.
  • DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR SHEMURAH MATZAH ORDER FORM AND PAYMENT IN FULL IS MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2017

    March 17, 2017

    Cost is $23.50 per pound. Order forms are available in the shul office and lobby. Payment in full must be submitted with your order. Please make checks payable to Congregation Israel and note on the memo of your check "Shemurah Matzah order". Pick up will begin Thursday, April 6th, in the shul.

  • Sunday, April 30th, 10:00 AM, shul: JKHA'S GAN K'TAN COMES TO CONGREGATION ISRAEL IN SPRINGFIELD!

    March 17, 2017

    Join us for a fun-filled and hands-on Shabbat program featuring JKHA early childhood educators and administration! This is a parent and child program for children 1-4 years old. Refreshments served. 

  • DONATIONS FOR OUR CHAYALIM

    March 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!



  • Sunday, May 21st: LAST WOMEN'S ROSH CHODESH LECTURE

    March 17, 2017

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

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

    March 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:

    March 17, 2017

    February 16, 2017, Glendale Farm Grape Juice Issue: Unauthorized OU -
    The Orthodox Union did not certify the 2016 production of Glendale Farm Organic Grape Juice.  This non-certified Glendale Farm Grape Juice has the year "2016" and the letters "OU" printed on the label.  Corrective actions are being implemented.


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

    March 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

    March 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:

    March 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
  • Shabbos of March 24-25: COMMUNITY SHLICHIM

    March 17, 2017

    Danielle and Yosef Perlmutter, community shlichim from the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest, will be joining CIS for shabbos! Danielle will be running activities for our youth during groups.

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

    March 17, 2017
  • Shabbos, Feb. 18th, during groups: YOUTH BUCK TICKET TRADE ARCADE

    March 17, 2017
  • SUNDAY, MARCH 12TH, 10:30 AM: YOUTH ANNUAL PURIM CARNIVAL

    March 17, 2017
  • Sisterhood Corner

  • SPECIAL THANKS!

    March 17, 2017
    Sisterhood would like to thank everyone who participated in this year's Mishloach Manot program. It is thanks to your generous donations that Sisterhood is able to pay it forward and sponsor so many of the projects around the Shul, most recently the building of the Kelim Mikvah and the sponsorship of the women's monthly Shiurim. A big Yashar Koach to Leah Kaminer and Tzipporah Schvarcz for heading this year's program and for the beautiful baskets we all received. Thank you to all those who came out to help pack and deliver the Mishloach Manot.
  • Shul Activities

  • MARCH, APRIL AND MAY BULLETIN SPONSORSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE.

    March 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

  • TRIENNIAL CHAG HASEMIKHAH

    March 17, 2017

    The Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary of Yeshiva University is celebrating their triennial Chag Hasemikhah, celebrating the new rabbis ordained from 2014-2017. This exciting and historic event will be livestreamed at www.yu.edu/chag  starting at 11:30 AM on March 19th.  Additional honorees include Rabbi Julius Berman, longtime chairman of the RIETS board and HaRav Hershel Schachter, shlit”a, in honor of his 50th year of teaching at Yeshiva and around the globe.

  • GLOBAL UNITY TORAH

    March 17, 2017

    The Afikim Foundation in cooperation with Israel's Ministries for Diaspora Affairs is writing a Global Unity Torah in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem.  Jews worldwide can inscribe letters in the Torah by performing simple acts of chesed.  207 letters have been reserved in the name of Congregation Israel.  Please see flyer and letter attached to this bulletin to find out how you, your family, your friends and especially your children can participate in this unique and meaningful Torah celebration.

  • LOOKING FOR A SEDER OR YOM TOV MEAL FOR PESACH? ABLE TO HOST? PLEASE CONTACT MARILYN BIELORY FOR EITHER ARRANGEMENT AT 201-463-5491.

    March 17, 2017

  • KIDDUSHIM:

    March 17, 2017

    March 18, 2017

    Early minyan kiddush is sponsored by Sharon and Avi Borenstein to commemorate the yahrtzeit of their dear brother, David "Dovie" Borenstein.

    Main kiddush is co-sponsored by the Roth and Atkins families in honor of Willie receving semicha from RIETS and participting in the RIETS Chag Hasemicha; and co-sponsored by Myra and Aryeh Pirak and family in honor of their son-in-law, Michael Macks, receiving semicha from the RIETS program of Yeshiva University.

    Shalosh seudos is sponsored by Tsila and Thomas Grossman to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Tsila's mother, Ginessa bat Zvi Hirsch and Thomas's father, Chaim ben Yitzhok Meir.
    **************************

    March 25, 2017

    The early minyan kiddush is unsponsored.

    Main kiddush and shalosh seudos will be sponsored by Miriam and Josh Stern in honor of Ben's Bar Mitzvah, Shabbos Parshas Vayakhel-Pikudei.

    Early Minyan Kiddush  Available Dates:    May  20
    Main Kiddush  Available Dates:    May 13, 20, 27
    Shalosh Seudos  Available Dates:    May  6, 20, 27

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  • Rabbi's Message

    BS”D

    The concern of chametz on Pesach is not limited to foodstuff and certain types of goods containing problematic ingredients. As many are aware, pots and other utensils employed in the preparation and service of food that are used year round are not to be used over Pesach.  Despite the fact that the utensil might be perfectly clean, it use is forbidden due to the absorption of chametz taste that is in the vessel which would be transferred into the non-chametz food if used on Pesach.  As such, it is important to kasher any utensils you might need over the holiday that have been used during the year.

    The general rule regarding this process is that utensils made of metal, wood, and natural rubber can be kashered, whereas china, earthenware, and glassware should not.  [Please be aware that exceptions can be made in cases of great necessity and significant financial loss.]  Any utensil that is to be kashered should first be cleaned thoroughly from any dirt or residue.  Any substantial rust (not a mere discoloration or the like) on the inside of a vessel should be removed as well.  If there are significant cracks and crevices on the inside of a utensil that can not be cleaned well and thus might have dirt trapped inside, in all likelihood the utensil cannot be kashered.

    This year we will once again be having a representative from the ‘Go Kosher' organization kashering our utensils for us. It will be taking place in the shul kitchen on Sunday, April 2nd, between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. If you plan on coming that morning, please e-mail me to sign-up for a 15 minute slot during which you will bring your items to the shul and they will be kashered.   

    Have a great Shabbos, and a Chag kasher v’Sameach.

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  • Parsha

    Vayakhel-Pekudei

  • Erev Shabbat

  • Shacharis

    6:15 am & 7:00 am

  • Early Candle Lighting

    5:52 pm

  • Candle Lighting

    6:55 pm

  • Mincha

    5:35 pm & 6:50 pm

  • Shabbat Morning
  • Shacharis

    7:10 am & 9:00 am

  • Tefillah Shiur

    8:40 am

  • Shema

    10:04 am

  • Shabbat Afternoon
  • Daf Yomi

    5:15 pm

  • Sefer Shmuel Shiur

    6:00 pm

  • Mincha

    6:35 pm

  • Havdalah

    8:05 pm

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  • Sunday 3/19
  • Shacharis

    6:30 am & 8:00 am

  • Mincha/ Maariv

    6:55 pm

  • Mon. 3/20
  • Shacharis

    6:10 am & 7:00 am

  • Mincha

    6:55 pm & 9:30 pm

  • Womens Parsha Shiur

    8:00 pm

  • Tues. 3/21
  • Shacharis

    6:15 am & 7:00 am

  • Mincha/ Maariv

    6:55 pm & 9:30 pm

  • Wed. 3/22
  • Shacharis

    6:15 am & 7:00 am

  • Mincha/ Maariv

    6:55 pm & 9:30 pm

  • Women's Tehillim

    7:30 pm

  • Thurs. 3/23
  • Shacharis

    6:10 am & 7:00 am

  • Mincha/ Maariv

    6:55 PM & 9:30 PM

  • Shulchan Aruch Shiur - Laws of Pesach

    8:30 pm

  • Shiur on Emunah at Marcus Residence, 3 Richland

    10:00 pm

  • Friday 3/24
  • Shacharis

    6:15 am & 7:00 am

  • Candle Lighting

    5:58 pm & 6:55 pm

  • Mincha

    5:40 pm & 7:00 pm