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
KIDDUSHIM:November 20, 2015
November 21, 2015
Early minyan kiddush is sponsored by the Bochner and Suffir Families in celebration of the birth of their grandsons, Dillon Jax Levi Cooperman and TBA-Fredman and in celebration of Sion Suffir's young birthday!
Main kiddush and shalosh seudos are sponsored by Miriam and Josh Stern in honor of their son, Avi's Bar Mitzvah.
November 28, 2015
Early minyan kiddush is sponsored by the Tammam family.
Main kiddush is sponsored by Rick Strulowitz.
Shalosh seudos is unsponsored.
|Early Minyan Kiddush|| Available Dates: December 5, 12, 26|
|Main Kiddush|| Available Dates: December 26|
|Shalosh Seudos|| Available Dates: December 5, 19, 26|
Wednesday, November 25th, 12:30 pm: LUNCH AND LEARN AT TOKYO HIBACHI, 238 MORRIS AVE. Please RSVP to Rabbi Marcus at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend.November 20, 2015
JOIN SPRINGFIELD'S TIFERES GROUP! Tiferes, a Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation program for women.November 20, 2015
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)
This month of Kislev, the teleconference is open to all members and non members. Please see Deena Fried for more information about the teleconference titled Our Parents and In-Laws with Mrs. Seryl Berman.
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE: HOSTING PROSPECTIVE COMMUNITY MEMBERS FOR SHABBOSNovember 20, 2015
If you are interested in hosting prospective community members for Shabbos to sleep over or for meals, please contact Daniella Hoffer email@example.com.
THE UNION COUNTY TORAH CENTER IS LOOKING FOR A FEW HEBREW TEACHERS FOR SUNDAY MORNINGS FROM 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM. November 20, 2015
If interested, please call 908 456 7701 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HELP KEEP OUR SHUL TIDY!November 20, 2015
Please hang up your coats during Shabbat and Yom Tov services. Help keep our shul tidy and do not leave coats, jackets, scarves and hats on the benches, mechitzas, tables, chairs and stage. Thank you for your cooperation.
SIDDUR REPAIRNovember 20, 2015
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.
JKHA'S BONIM MOVING INCENTIVE FOR NEW FAMILIESNovember 20, 2015
Help grow our community. Tell your friends and family about JKHA's Bonim moving incentive for new families, now valued at over $50,000. Call Sandra Blank, the JKHA Admissions Director, @ 862.437.8050 for details.
JEWISH LINK IS SEEKING REPORTERS TO WRITE ABOUT LOCAL NEWS AND EVENTS. PLEASE EMAIL email@example.com if interested.November 20, 2015
WEEK LONG SHUL TRIP TO EASTERN EUROPE!November 20, 2015
If you are interested in taking part in a week long Shul trip to Eastern Europe to visit important Holocaust sites, Jewish Communities, and Kivrei Tzaddikim, please contact the Rabbi. The trip will be taking place during the Omer period, a few weeks after Pesach.
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. November 20, 2015
SHOP RITE SCRIP IN $25, $50 & $100 DENOMINATION CARDS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE SHUL OFFICE.November 20, 2015
Sunday, December 6th, 10am - 1pm, JKHA: OPEN HOUSE FAMILY FUN DAY!November 20, 2015
Breakfast and Lunch will be served! Come see for yourself why JKHA had a 177% rise in inquiries and a 233% in enrollment this year! Participate in an enriching, fun filled Chanukah - themed morning as you discover the many wonders and miracles of the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy.
KASHRUT ALERT:November 20, 2015
November 19, 2015: Reed’s Cabernet Grape Kombucha
Brand: Reed's Culture Club Product: Cabernet Grape Kombucha Company: Reed's Los Angeles CA Issue: A production of Reed’s Cabernet Grape Kombucha was made using a non-kosher ingredient. Although affected product was withdrawn, a small amount may have reached the market place. The affected product bears the “Best By Date” of Jan. 9, 2016. All other product is OU certified WHEN BEARING THE OU SYMBOL.
November 16, 2015: Liquid Coffee Creamer
Brand: Liquid Coffee Creamer Product: Peppermint Mocha Coffee Creamer Company: TC Heartland LLC, Carmel IN Issue: Missing D - Dairy Designation
The Orthodox Union certifies Peppermint Mocha Liquid Coffee Creamer as an OU D - Dairy product. Some containers were labeled with a plain OU symbol, without the D - Dairy designation. This product contains a milk ingredient as indicated in the allergens and ingredients statements. Corrective action has been implemented.
PLEASE SUPPORT THESE VENDORS WHO GRACIOUSLY DONATE THEIR SERVICES TO OUR ANNUAL SHUL DINNER. DON'T FORGET TO MENTION CONGREGATION ISRAEL!November 20, 2015
AVENUE FLOWERS & GIFTS
166 Elmora Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ
ALLAN REIDER Studio
Photography & Video
2714 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ
COME BY WITH YOUR FAMILY AND HELP SUPPORT OUR LOCAL KOSHER VENDORS!November 20, 2015
Kalman's Delicatessen: 779 Mountain Avenue, Springfield, NJ, 973-564-8144 and (fax) 973-564-8166, under the supervision of the Vaad of Metrowest. For more info. go to www.kalmansdeli.com
Avalon Glatt: We are excited to announce the opening of the new restaurant and steakhouse Avalon Glatt in Livingston (under the hashgacha of the Vaad HaRabonim of MetroWest). For more info. go to http://www.avalonglatt.com
Tokyo Hibachi: 238 Morris Avenue, a kosher Japanese-Chinese restaurant is under the supervision of the Vaad of MetroWest. They have a new expanded Chinese and Healthy Options menu.
Jerusalem Restaurant: 99 West Mount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston, NJ, 973-533-1424, under the supervision of the VAAD of Metrowest- Come enjoy the full line of Israeli foods, sushi, Italian foods, pizzas, fishes, etc.
The Orchid: 455 Main Street, Metuchen, NJ For more info, www.theorchidkosher.com
Kosher Bagels Supreme: 252 Mountain Avenue is under the supervision of Rabbi Chaim Marcus.
INVEST IN ISRAEL BONDS November 20, 2015
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.
MIKVAH YISROEL OF SPRINGFIELD - 42 CENTER STREETNovember 20, 2015
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.
IT'S TIME TO RENEW YOUR ANNUAL MIKVAH MEMBERSHIP!November 20, 2015
Membership fees: $1000 Donor, $360 Premium, $180 Regular (couple), $100 Regular (single).
Donor and Premium members do not pay for mikvah use; Regular members have reduced user fees.
Please make checks payable to Mikvah Yisroel of Springfield and send it to 42 Center St., Springfield, NJ 07081. Checks can be dropped off at the shul office as well.
Thursday, Nov. 26th: FOOTBALL...TEENS VS. ADULTS! BREAKFAST AT SHUL 9AM FOLLOWED BY THE GAME AT 9:30 AMNovember 20, 2015
Saturday Night, December 5th: YOUTH CHANUKKA CHAGIGA FOR THE WHOLE SHUL!November 20, 2015
SISTERHOOD NEW EMAIL ADDRESS: ANY QUESTIONS, SEND YOUR EMAIL TO SISTERHOODCIS@GMAIL.COMNovember 20, 2015
SISTERHOOD BOARD MEETING: WEDNESDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 7, 2015, 8:00 PM IN SHUL.November 20, 2015
CIS SISTERHOOD MEMBERSHIPNovember 20, 2015
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.
SISTERHOOD TRIBUTE CARDS November 20, 2015
Sisterhood has tribute cards. All Purpose and Memorial Cards Available - 5 for $10 or 10 for $18 Contact Melanie Wind at (973) 467-5726 or firstname.lastname@example.org
NOVEMBER BULLETIN SPONSORED BY SHERRY AND HENRY STEIN COMMEMORATING THE YAHRZEIT OF SHERRY'S FATHER, DR. MORRIS EPSTEIN, MOSHE BEN YITZCHAK HALEVI z"lNovember 20, 2015
JANUARY & FEBRUARY 2016 BULLETIN SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE
Bulletin Submissions: Please send all bulletin submissions to email@example.com by 9:00 AM on Thursday morning. To sponsor the bulletin for $120/month ($36/bulletin), please contact Marilyn Bielory at 973-379-4778.
KASHRUT COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENTNovember 20, 2015
*** 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. ***