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Torah   Tefillah   Chesed   Achdut

Congregation Israel of Springfield is a vibrant Modern Orthodox Shul where members of all ages feel welcome and valued. Our congregation is distinguished by the activism of our members, who participate in a wide array of programs dedicated to advancing our core values: Torah, Tefillah, Chesed and Achdut. Our charismatic Rav and Rebbetzin, Rabbi Chaim and Lea Marcus, exemplify the CIS spirit; and they have been instrumental in spurring the explosive growth of our Kehillah. All of us—singles, young and established families, and seniors—take advantage of an ever-growing number of educational, community service and social activities. Most are available online when in-person gatherings are not feasible.

Here are just a few of the benefits of joining the CIS:
 
Torah Learning 5 Days A Week
• Captivating Shiurim, delivered by Rav Marcus five days a week, focusing on the Parsha,
Contemporary  Halacha, Machshava and Chagim
• The Orthodox Union’s Semichat Chaver Program at CIS, one of the most select and prestigious new    programs for advanced Halacha study in a Shul setting, also taught by our Rav
• A dynamic Daf Yomi group
• Shabbat shiurim for boys and girls, respectively, led by Rabbi Marcus during the school year,  complemented by a Parent-Child Torah program after Shabbat during the winter months
• A Scholar-in-Residence program featuring rabbis and scholars from around the world
• A women’s Rosh Chodesh Lecture Series showcasing esteemed educators
 
Tefillah
• Daily Shacharit, Mincha and Maariv minyanim (with late Maariv in fall, winter and spring)
• Early Kabbalat Shabbat and Hashkamah minyanim, as well as regular Shabbat services
• Shiurim dedicated to embracing more meaningful Tefillah
• A longstanding, active women’s Tehillim group
• Engaging Shabbat Tefillah and Torah programs for our youngest members, aged 3-18
 
Chesed
• A Gemilat Chesed Committee devoted to serving members who require support or practical assistance
• Yemei Chesed affording members of all ages the opportunity to engage as a Kehillah in hands-on   
community service projects, organized by CIS members
• Tzedakah drives and collaborations with non-profit organizations and institutions that help Jews in     
need in the US, Israel and around the world
 
Achdut
• Year-round social activities designed to bring together adult members of all ages
• Mulitple CIS WhatsApp groups
• A multifaceted, Youth Program featuring educational and social activities designed to forge lasting bonds as well as important midot
• Mystery Shabbos, Night Out @ the Shul, virtual entertainment events, annual barbecue
• A buddy program for all new CIS members that instantly connects them to our Shul community
• A Sisterhood sponsoring innovative and immersive events, as well as annual Shul-wide celebrations
• Our Annual Gala Tribute and Dinner honoring those who have made significant contributions to CIS
• Two men’s basketball teams (boasting two league championships and counting) and a softball team
 
 

 

Sat, January 23 2021 10 Shevat 5781