img

img

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

Home

  • Community Corner

  • KIDDUSHIM:

    July 01, 2016

    July 1, 2016

    Early minyan kiddush is sponsored by Natalie and Bill Bratash to commemorate the yahrtzeit of their daughter, Irina Bratash-Montemuroo.

    Main kiddush is unsponsored.

    Shalosh seudos is sponsored by Sara and Howard Apsan to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Howard's mother, Sara Apsan.

    *******************************

    July 9, 2016

    Early minyan kiddush, main kiddush and shalosh seudos are unsponosred.

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

  • HELP SUPPORT SHARON LANGERT WHO IS RAISING MONEY FOR CAMP SIMCHA

    July 01, 2016
    This will be Sharon Langert's THIRD year riding in the Tour De Simcha bike-a-thon, Wednesday, July 6, 2016, which affords kids 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

  • SAVE THE DATES! Upcoming Parsha on the Lawn: July 9th - Hosted by the Bienenfelds (88 Fieldstone Drive); August 6th; August 27th; September 10th. More information to follow!

    July 01, 2016

    Parsha on the Lawn is a community-wide opportunity for socializing, dessert-ing and hearing some words of inspiration in a community member's backyard. Looking forward to seeing you there!

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

    July 01, 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!

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

    July 01, 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.
  • WOMEN'S TEHILLIM

    July 01, 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

    July 01, 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.

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

    July 01, 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

    July 01, 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

    July 01, 2016

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

  • Monday, July 18th, 8 PM, CIS social hall: PROJECT S.A.R.A.H & AMUDIM AWARENESS PROGRAM

    July 01, 2016

    Amudim Community Resources and Project S.A.R.A.H presents a night of education. As parents, our number one responsibility is to protect our children. Join Dr. David Pelcovitz and Rabbi Eliezer Zwickler while they speak about  this important topic, and learn from top professionals the information and techniques needed to prevent and handle abuse in today's world. Come join us on July 18 in Congregation Israel of Springfield starting at 8pm. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 646-517-0222

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

    July 01, 2016
    By becoming a Tiferes 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

    July 01, 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

    July 01, 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.

    July 01, 2016
  • SHOP RITE SCRIP IN $25, $50 & $100 DENOMINATION CARDS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE SHUL OFFICE.

    July 01, 2016
  • KASHRUT ALERT:

    July 01, 2016

    June 20, 2016: Scara’s 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 Scara’s Chocolate Sherbet, which is actually dairy, cholov stam.

    ******************************

    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!

    July 01, 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

    July 01, 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!

    July 01, 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

    July 01, 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.

  • Sisterhood Corner

  • CIS SISTERHOOD MEMBERSHIP

    July 01, 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

  • THIS WEEK'S BULLETIN IS SPONSORED BY THE GARBOOS AND ZHUBRAK FAMILIES IN HONOR OF ELIYAHU (ELI) DOV ZHUBRAK'S UPSHERIN

    July 01, 2016

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

    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

  • KIDDUSHIM:

    July 01, 2016

    July 1, 2016

    Early minyan kiddush is sponsored by Natalie and Bill Bratash to commemorate the yahrtzeit of their daughter, Irina Bratash-Montemuroo.

    Main kiddush is unsponsored.

    Shalosh seudos is sponsored by Sara and Howard Apsan to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Howard's mother, Sara Apsan.

    *******************************

    July 9, 2016

    Early minyan kiddush, main kiddush and shalosh seudos are unsponosred.

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

  • HELP SUPPORT SHARON LANGERT WHO IS RAISING MONEY FOR CAMP SIMCHA

    July 01, 2016

    This will be Sharon Langert's THIRD year riding in the Tour De Simcha bike-a-thon, Wednesday, July 6, 2016, which affords kids 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

  • SAVE THE DATES! Upcoming Parsha on the Lawn: July 9th - Hosted by the Bienenfelds (88 Fieldstone Drive); August 6th; August 27th; September 10th. More information to follow!

    July 01, 2016

    Parsha on the Lawn is a community-wide opportunity for socializing, dessert-ing and hearing some words of inspiration in a community member's backyard. Looking forward to seeing you there!

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

    July 01, 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!

img
  • Rabbi's Message

    BS”D

    The following Dvar Torah was given by Rav Mordechai Kaplan of Yeshivat Lev HaTorah. Hope you enjoy. Have a great Shabbos.

    Throughout the Torah there are three major sins that have ramifications until our times. The sin of Adam Harishon is the first "major sin," then we have the sin of the Golden Calf, and we have, in our parsha, the sin of the spies. Due to the "sin" of the spies, Am Yisrael wanders the desert for 40 years, as opposed to directly entering Eretz Yisrael. In addition, Chazal point out that the sin of the spies happened on Tisha B'Av, and "because we cried on that day (tisha B'Av) for no reason, we will cry for the rest of history on that day" (over the destroyed Beit Hamikdash). As we see, the "sin" of the spies ranks very high on the level of the Punishment.

    When taking a close look at what the spies did, we have to understand: What exactly was this grave sin that the Meraglim did, and why would it warrant ramifications throughout the history of the Jewish People? The Mergalim merely gave their report, and indeed their words were not false. "The people living in the land are aggressive, and the cities are large and well-fortified" (13:28); this was all true. So what was their sin?

    Rav Kalanymos Kalmish Shapira zt"l, hy"d, who was the Rebbe of Piacezna, who continued leading the Jewish People amidst the suffering of the Warsaw Ghetto, explains that the sin was that the Meraglim who were the leaders of the Jewish people, gave their report based on reason and the natural path of the world. They did not speak with faith in Hashem, who can remove all obstacles and go beyond the natural path of the world.

    Calev on the other hand, peered beyond the natural, he looked with eyes of great faith at Hashem's infinite power. "We must go forth and occupy the land," (Caleb) said, "We can do it!"  Calev did not look at the world of reason and calculations. "Aloh Na'aleh" (13:30), look above reason, beyond nature, because Hashem is with is and there is no road block in the way of Hashem.

    In the words of the Aish Kodesh, said in 1940 in the Warsaw Ghetto:

    A person needs to say: "Yes, all the logic and facts may be indeed true. The people who inhabit the land may be very strong, and the cities well-fortified, but I still believe in God, who is beyond boundaries, and above all nature. I believe that He will save us. We must go forth and occupy the land. We can do it!" he must say without rationalizing or theorizing, for it is this kind of faith and belief in God that brings salvation closer (Sacred Fire, Worch).

    Throughout Jewish history we have overcome the greatest odds. We should all be zocheh, both on an individual level and a national level, to look at the world with total, absolute faith in Hashem.

    read more

Jul 01, 2016

25 Sivan 5776

img
  • 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

    9:11 am

  • Shabbat Afternoon
  • Pirkei Avot Shiur

    7:20 pm

  • Mincha

    7:55 pm

  • Havdalah

    9:22 pm

img
  • Sunday 7/3
  • Shacharis

    TBD, 8:00 am

  • Mincha

    8:15 pm

  • Mon. 7/4 Legal Holiday
  • Shacharis

    TBD, 8:00 am

  • Mincha

    8:15 pm

  • Tues. 7/5
  • Shacharis

    6:15 am & 7:00 am

  • Women's Tehillim, Tues. Evening

    7:30 pm

  • Mincha/ Maariv

    8:15 pm

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

    8:45 pm to 9:45 pm

  • Wed. 7/6 & Thurs. 7/7 Rosh Chodesh
  • Shacharis

    6:00 am & 7:00 am

  • Mincha/ Maariv

    8:15 pm

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

    8:45 pm

  • Friday 7/8
  • Shacharis

    6:15 am & 7:00 am

  • Candle Lighting

    6:58 pm & 8:12 pm

  • Mincha

    6:45 pm & 8:10 pm