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:July 22, 2016
July 23, 2016
Early minyan kiddush is sponsored by Jennifer and Ken Siletski in memory of Ken's uncle, Will Minkov, who was a member of the shul.
Main kiddush and shalosh seudos are unsponsored.
July 30, 2016
Early minyan kiddush will be sponsored by Yaffa and Avi Sabag.
Main kiddush will be sponsored by Lauren and David Kohn.
Shalosh seudos will be sponsored by Rachel Lohr and Adam Sheps.
|Early Minyan Kiddush|| Available Dates: August 6, 13, 20, 27|
|Main Kiddush|| Available Dates: August 20, 27|
|Shalosh Seudos|| Available Dates: August 6, 13, 20, 27|
SAVE THE DATES! Upcoming Parsha on the Lawn: August 6th; August 27th; September 10th. More information to follow!July 22, 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!
Tuesday & Thursday night, 8:30 - 9:30 PM: Beis Medrash Learning @ CISJuly 22, 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 TEHILLIMJuly 22, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING SHUL SECURITYJuly 22, 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 22, 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.
DONATIONS NEEDED FOR OUR CHAYALIMJuly 22, 2016
Pearla Lulinski Weisman is once again collecting sample size, only toiletry items, for our chayalim and especially our Lone Soldiers through A Package From Home Organization based in Israel. The organization distributes packages of these items to the soldiers several times a year. Last summer our community showed tremendous support for this organization and Pearla was happy to deliver all of our toothpastes, toothbrushes, shampoos, conditioners, body lotions, sun screens, talcum powders, mouthwashes, soaps, lip balms, calamine lotions and bug repellents. In addition, we collect underware and all cotton socks for all of our chayalim.
All items maybe left by Pearla's front door at 8 Norwood Road. Please drop off items by August 24th. Thanks again for your support and sharing in this special mitzvah.
JOIN SPRINGFIELD'S TIFERES GROUP! Tiferes, a Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation program for women.July 22, 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 SHABBOSJuly 22, 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 REPAIRJuly 22, 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 22, 2016
SHOP RITE SCRIP IN $25, $50 & $100 DENOMINATION CARDS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE SHUL OFFICE.July 22, 2016
KASHRUT ALERT:July 22, 2016
July 13, 2016: Unauthorized OU Port Royal Vegetarian Beans Brand: Port Royal Premium Product: Vegetarian Beans Company: Port Royal Sales, Woodbury, NY Issue: Unauthorized OU
Port Royal Premium Vegetarian Beans are certified by the Orthodox Union. A limited quantity of non kosher beans were labeled with the Port Royal Premium Vegetarian Beans labels, bearing the OU Symbol. The mislabeled product is being withdrawn from the marketplace. The properly labeled Port Royal Vegetarian Beans contain the letters "FDV" as part of the production code that is on the can.
July 13, 2016: OU Kosher Advisory Sally Sherman Cole Slaw Brand: Sally Sherman Product: Cole Slaw Company: Sally Sherman Foods, Mount Vernon, NY Issue: Kosher Advisory
Sally Sherman Cole Slaw with a date codes R-054 until R-227 are not certified by the Orthodox Union. Corrective actions are being implemented.
PLEASE SUPPORT THESE VENDORS WHO GRACIOUSLY DONATE THEIR SERVICES TO OUR ANNUAL SHUL DINNER. DON'T FORGET TO MENTION CONGREGATION ISRAEL!July 22, 2016
AVENUE FLOWERS & GIFTS
166 Elmora Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ
ALLAN REIDER Studio
Photography & Video
2714 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ
INVEST IN ISRAEL BONDS July 22, 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 22, 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 STREETJuly 22, 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 GROUPS WILL START AT 9:30 AM FOR THE MONTH OF JULY. THERE WILL BE NO 9:15 AM FREE TIME DROP-OFF.July 22, 2016
CIS SISTERHOOD MEMBERSHIPJuly 22, 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.
MONTHS OF AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER 2016 BULLETIN SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE.July 22, 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.