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
Sunday, Oct. 16th, approx. 7:30 am, shul back parking lot: HELP WITH THE SHUL SUCCAH BUILDINGOctober 21, 2016
Volunteers are needed and appreciated. Please see Sam Alexander after the 1st Sunday morning minyan, approx. 7:30 am.
SIMCHAT TORAH KIDDUSH LUNCHEON, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25TH, AT CONGREGATION ISRAELOctober 21, 2016
If you would like to be a sponsor of the Simchat Torah Kiddush, please contact Noah Kaminer at email@example.com.
KIDDUSHIM:October 21, 2016
October 22, 2016
Early minyan kiddush is sponsored by Ricci and Michael Bochner in memory of Ricci's father, Alvin Silver, and Michael's father, Harry Bochner.
Main kiddush and shalosh seudos are unsponsored.
October 24, 2016 Shemini Atzeret
Main kiddush will be sponsored by Rachel and Shelly Kohn to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Shelly's father, Dovid Yehudah ben Yosef HaKohen.
October 25, 2016 Simchat Torah
Kiddush luncheon will be provided in honor of Simchat Torah. Thank you to all the Simchat Torah kiddush sponsors. A list of names will be included in next week's bulletin.
|Early Minyan Kiddush|| Available Dates: November 12, 19, 26 December 3, 10, 17, 31|
|Main Kiddush|| Available Dates: December 3, 10, 17, 31|
|Shalosh Seudos|| Available Dates: October 29 November 12, 26 December 3, 10, 17,|
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING SHUL SECURITYOctober 21, 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 from 11 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.
Wednesday, Nov. 9th, 7:15 pm, main JEC Campus, 330 Elmora Ave.,Elizabeth, NJ: RTMA OPEN HOUSEOctober 21, 2016
Join us to find out why RTMA students and faculty live and learn "Above the Code" and how students are inspired and empowered to succeed in their studies and lives. Delectable refreshments catering to both student and parental palates will be served. Pre-registration is appreciated at RTMA.TheJEC.org.
Thursday, Nov. 10th, 7:00 pm, Chisholm Center, 100 So.Springfield Ave.: THE SHABBAT PROJECT- WOMEN'S CHALLAH BAKE *RESERVE NOW!October 21, 2016
$18/ Person * Sponsor in memory of a loved one- $36
Very limited spots available. RESERVE NOW! To reserve your spot , please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, Nov. 13th, 9 am, JEC'S BRURIAH CAMPUS, 35 North Ave.,Elizabeth, NJ: BRURIAH HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSEOctober 21, 2016
Join us and witness firsthand how Bruriah students are inspired and empowered to "Make Their Mark" in all aspects of their studies and lives. A buffet lunch with a meet and greet will follow. Pre-registration is appreciated at Bruriah.theJEC.org.
Tuesday, Nov. 15th: JEC LOWER SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE *MORE INFORMATION WILL BE FORTHCOMING- SAVE THE DATE!October 21, 2016
SAVE THE DATE! NOVEMBER 18-19, 2016: TRAVELING CHASSIDIM ARE BACK AT CIS! MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW.October 21, 2016
DONATIONS FOR OUR CHAYALIMOctober 21, 2016
Pearla Lulinski Weisman is collecting travel-size supplies ie toothpaste, mouthwash, shampoo, conditioner, shaving cream, etc. and new, unopened packages of underware and socks for the Israeli soldiers. Items can be dropped off in front of her door at 8 Norwood Road, Springfield. Thank you for your kind donations to our Israeli chayalim and Packages from Home.
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE: HOSTING PROSPECTIVE COMMUNITY MEMBERS FOR SHABBOSOctober 21, 2016
If you are interested in hosting prospective community members for Shabbos to sleep over or for meals, please contact Daniella Hoffer email@example.com.
SIDDUR REPAIROctober 21, 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. October 21, 2016
ONE HAPPY CAMPER GRANTOctober 21, 2016
Please spread the word - the One Happy Camper incentive grant, a non needs-based gift, is now available for new campers from Greater MetroWest NJ who:
- attend any of 150+ eligible overnight camps/teen programs
- for the first time in 2017 for 12 days or more
- attend public school, secular private school or home school
A grant of $700 is available for campers attending 12-18 days or $1000 for 19+ consecutive days (note: a prior stay of less than 12 days does not prevent eligibility). CLICK HERE TO APPLY
KASHRUT ALERT:October 21, 2016
September 12, 2016: Meijer No Salt Potato Chips Brand: Meijer Product: No Salt Added Kettle Cooked Potato Chips Company: Meijer, Grand Rapids MI Issue: Mislabeled OU
IT'S TIME TO JOIN OR RENEW YOUR MIKVAH MEMBERSHIP FOR 2016!October 21, 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 STREETOctober 21, 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.
YOUTH GROUP NAME KEY:October 21, 2016
Ketanim- Age 3
Chamudim- Kindergarten and Primer
Chanichim- Boys in grades 1-4
Chanichot- Girls in grades 1-4
YLIT- Grades 5-8
Teens- Grades 9-12
Shabbos Chol Hamoed, Oct. 22nd, 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm: SUCCAH HOP FOR AGES KETANIM THROUGH YLIT, WEATHER PERMITTINGOctober 21, 2016
Monday, Oct. 24th, 4 pm to 5:00 pm, Shul Social Hall: SIMCHAT TORAH MINI HAKAFOT FOR KETANIM & CHAMUDIM- PARENTS ARE WELCOME!October 21, 2016
Tuesday, Oct. 25th, 4:00 pm: MAKE YOUR OWN SUSHI FOR TEENSOctober 21, 2016
CIS SISTERHOOD MEMBERSHIPOctober 21, 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.
MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2016 BULLETIN SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE.October 21, 2016
Bulletin Submissions: Please send all bulletin submissions to firstname.lastname@example.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.