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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

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  • Community Corner

  • KIDDUSHIM:

    July 03, 2015

    July 4, 2015

    Early minyan, main kiddush and shalosh seudos are unsponsored.

    July 11, 2015

    Early minyan kiddush and shalosh seudos are unsponsored.

    Main kiddush is sponsored by Elana and Jeremy Erez.

    Early Minyan Kiddush  Available Dates:    July 11, 18, 25 
    Main Kiddush  Available Dates:    July 18
    Shalosh Seudos  Available Dates:    July 11, 18, 25

  • Wednesday, July 22nd, 5:30 pm, Times Square at 42nd St. & 7th Ave, NYC: STOP IRAN NOW RALLY

    July 03, 2015

    On July 22nd there will be a major rally in New York City to voice concern about the nuclear deal that the U.S. administration is negotiating with Iran. The “Stop Iran Now” rally will take place on Wednesday, July 22nd at 5:30 p.m. in Times Square at 42nd Street and 7th Avenue. The sponsors, including dozens of pro-Israel organizations, ask that all who are committed to the safety and security of America and Israel make every effort to attend this urgent rally. For more information, please visitwww.stopiranrally.org

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

    July 03, 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.
    To introduce the program, there will be a showing of a DVD titled Trials and Triumpth; I Did Not Ask For This! featuring Rabbi YY Rubinstein and Mrs. Shifra Rabenstein at the Fried house, 4 Shadowlawn Drive, on Tuesday July 7 at 9:00 pm. 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)

  • Monday, July 27th, Atlantic Beach, NY: 2015 WALK-A-THON SPONSORED BY A PACKAGE FROM HOME

    July 03, 2015

    I am privileged to be walking this year in the 2015 Walkathon sponsored by A Package From Home on July 27th in Atlantic Beach, NY. Of course you are all invited to join me to walk or make a monetary donation to this worth while organization. A Package From Home provides our chayalim in the Israel Defense Forces with "extra" supplies for their use several times a year. Our Shul members have been so kind in donating supplies in the past. I am once again asking you to donate any of the following Sample Size only- Toothpaste, toothbrushes, stick deodorant, chapstick lip balms, shampoo, moisturizers, medicated bandaids, baby medicated powder and new sweat socks of all sizes.

    All supplies can be left in front of my house and I will transport them to Long Island. Thank you so much for your continued help with this mitzvah

    Pearla Lulinski Weisman, 8 Norwood Road, Springfield, NJ - 908-963-7760

  • Wednesday, July 8th, 12:00 pm: LUNCH AND LEARN AT TOKYO HIBACHI, 238 MORRIS AVE. Please RSVP to Rabbi Marcus at ravmook1@aol.com if you plan to attend.

    July 03, 2015
  • YESHIVA UNIVERSITY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CONGREGATION RINAT YISRAEL 2015 SUMMER PROGRAM

    July 03, 2015

    Yeshiva University in partnership with Congregation Rinat Yisrael proudly presents a summer semester of Community Beit Midrash in Bergen County. This 3-week program will take place on Mondays, July 6, 13, 20 beginning at 9:30 a.m. and will feature shiurim by Rabbi Dr. Ephraim Kanarfogel, E. Billi Ivry University Professor of Jewish History, Literature and Law, Yeshiva University on the topic of “Mysterious Kinot: Historical And Spiritual Significance.” In addition, Rabbi Elchanan Adler, Rosh Yeshiva and Eva, Morris, and Jack K. Rubin Memorial Chair in Rabbinics, RIETS, will present on the topic of “Halachic Dynamics of Interpersonal Relationships.” Register online at yu.edu/bergen-learn. For more information about the program, please contact Rabbi Aryeh Czarka, Program Coordinator at Aryeh.Czarka@yu.edu or 212.960.5400 x 6826.

  • MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE: HOSTING PROSPECTIVE COMMUNITY MEMBERS FOR SHABBOS

    July 03, 2015

    If you are interested in hosting prospective community members for Shabbos to sleep over or for meals, please contact Daniella Hoffer daniellahoffer@gmail.com.

  • HELP KEEP OUR SHUL TIDY!

    July 03, 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 REPAIR

    July 03, 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 FAMILIES

    July 03, 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 jill@jjewishlinknj.com if interested.

    July 03, 2015
  • 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 03, 2015
  • SHOP RITE SCRIP IN $25, $50 & $100 DENOMINATION CARDS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE SHUL OFFICE.

    July 03, 2015
  • KASHRUT ALERT:

    July 03, 2015
    July 1, 2015: Some tostadas produced by Mission Foods bear the cRc with stickers stating “Made in Mexico”. Those are NOT certified by cRc and should not be considered Kosher. Corrective action has been taken.

  • INVEST IN ISRAEL BONDS

    July 03, 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.

  • PLEASE SUPPORT THESE VENDORS WHO GRACIOUSLY DONATE THEIR SERVICES TO OUR ANNUAL SHUL DINNER. DON'T FORGET TO MENTION CONGREGATION ISRAEL!

    July 03, 2015

    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

  • COME BY WITH YOUR FAMILY AND HELP SUPPORT OUR LOCAL KOSHER VENDORS!

    July 03, 2015

    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.

  • IT'S TIME TO RENEW YOUR ANNUAL MIKVAH MEMBERSHIP!

    July 03, 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.

  • MIKVAH YISROEL OF SPRINGFIELD - 42 CENTER STREET

    July 03, 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.

  • Youth Corner

  • Hakaras Hatov!

    July 03, 2015

    Hakaras Hatov! to parents Jessica Bienenfeld, Lauren Kohn and Miryam Smilow for overseeing Shabbos groups; and especially to the Youth leaders, Genah Grossman, Mark Grossman, Aryeh Marcus and Danielle Shanskhalil who help with Shabbos groups. Contact Andrew Nusbaum, CISYouthChair@gmail.com to find out how you can get involved.

  • Sunday, June 7th, at 10:30 am, classroom: CHAMUDIM WILL BE MAKING KITES!

    July 03, 2015
  • Sunday, June 7th, at 1:00 pm, Florham Park Roller Rink, 192 Ridgedale Ave.,Florham Park, NJ 07932: CHANICHIM/ CHANICOT ROLLER SKATING

    July 03, 2015

    Roller skating at Florham Park roller rink for our Chanichim/Chanichot (and anyone else -Chamudim- who wants to join with adult supervision) $10.00 entry fee per person (admission and skate rental) pizza will be served! * Contact Taco and Rifka Miretzky if you plan to attend.

  • Sisterhood Corner

  • SISTERHOOD BOARD MEETING: WEDNESDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 7, 2015, 8:00 PM IN SHUL.

    July 03, 2015
  • CIS SISTERHOOD MEMBERSHIP

    July 03, 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

    June 26, 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 windeast@comcast.net

  • Shul Activities

  • JULY AND AUGUST BULLETIN SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE

    July 03, 2015

    Bulletin Submissions: Please send all bulletin submissions to cis-office@congregationisrael.org 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 ANNOUNCEMENT

    July 03, 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. ***

  • Community Corner

  • KIDDUSHIM:

    July 03, 2015

    July 4, 2015

    Early minyan, main kiddush and shalosh seudos are unsponsored.

    July 11, 2015

    Early minyan kiddush and shalosh seudos are unsponsored.

    Main kiddush is sponsored by Elana and Jeremy Erez.

    Early Minyan Kiddush  Available Dates:    July 11, 18, 25 
    Main Kiddush  Available Dates:    July 18
    Shalosh Seudos  Available Dates:    July 11, 18, 25

  • Wednesday, July 22nd, 5:30 pm, Times Square at 42nd St. & 7th Ave, NYC: STOP IRAN NOW RALLY

    July 03, 2015

    On July 22nd there will be a major rally in New York City to voice concern about the nuclear deal that the U.S. administration is negotiating with Iran. The “Stop Iran Now” rally will take place on Wednesday, July 22nd at 5:30 p.m. in Times Square at 42nd Street and 7th Avenue. The sponsors, including dozens of pro-Israel organizations, ask that all who are committed to the safety and security of America and Israel make every effort to attend this urgent rally. For more information, please visitwww.stopiranrally.org

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

    July 03, 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.
    To introduce the program, there will be a showing of a DVD titled Trials and Triumpth; I Did Not Ask For This! featuring Rabbi YY Rubinstein and Mrs. Shifra Rabenstein at the Fried house, 4 Shadowlawn Drive, on Tuesday July 7 at 9:00 pm. 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)

  • Monday, July 27th, Atlantic Beach, NY: 2015 WALK-A-THON SPONSORED BY A PACKAGE FROM HOME

    July 03, 2015

    I am privileged to be walking this year in the 2015 Walkathon sponsored by A Package From Home on July 27th in Atlantic Beach, NY. Of course you are all invited to join me to walk or make a monetary donation to this worth while organization. A Package From Home provides our chayalim in the Israel Defense Forces with "extra" supplies for their use several times a year. Our Shul members have been so kind in donating supplies in the past. I am once again asking you to donate any of the following Sample Size only- Toothpaste, toothbrushes, stick deodorant, chapstick lip balms, shampoo, moisturizers, medicated bandaids, baby medicated powder and new sweat socks of all sizes.

    All supplies can be left in front of my house and I will transport them to Long Island. Thank you so much for your continued help with this mitzvah

    Pearla Lulinski Weisman, 8 Norwood Road, Springfield, NJ - 908-963-7760

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  • Rabbi's Message

    BS”D

    As the 3 Weeks begin this evening, we once again will be forming a Machsom L’fi group to practice responsible speech, and increase our Ahavas Yisrael. This is a collaborative effort in which the participants break up the waking hours of a day into hourly slots, and each person signs up for a specific slot, committing not to speak any lashon hara during this time. During his or her time, the individual makes a concerted effort to think before they speak, to pay attention to what is coming out of his or her mouth, and analyze it before it is released into the world. When you train yourself to be attentive for just one hour, it spills over into the rest of your day in a very pleasant fashion. You will naturally become more sensitive to the poison of negative speech and will develop a heightened awareness regarding the impact a word can have on another person. A more positive outlook towards others, and life in general, can result from such an undertaking. (This idea is also major theme in this week’s parsha.) Perhaps most important of all, it can bring great blessing into your life, and into a world that is much in need of some great blessings. 

    Anyone interested in joining our three week Machsom L’fi project, from July 4th through July 26th, should please email me to receive your time slot, and feel the difference that a word can make.

    Have a great Shabbos and a meaningful 3 Weeks.

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Jul 07, 2015

20 Tammuz 5775

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  • Parsha

    Pinchas

  • Erev Shabbat

  • Shacharis

    6:30 am & 8:00 am

  • Early Candle Lighting

    6:59 pm

  • Candle Lighting

    8:11 pm

  • Mincha

    6:40 pm & 8:15 pm

  • Shabbat Morning
  • Shacharis

    7:20 am & 9:00 am

  • Parsha Shiur

    8:35 am

  • Shema

    9:16 am

  • Shabbat Afternoon
  • Boys Mishanayos Shiur, grades 2-5, given by Rabbi Marcus

    6:00 pm

  • Daf Yomi

    6:30 pm

  • SPECIAL NEW SHIUR
  • Avos D'Rebbi Nosson

    7:20 pm

  • Mincha

    7:50 pm

  • Havdalah

    9:20 pm

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  • Sunday 7/5 Shiva Asar B'Tammuz
  • Fast Begins

    4:19 am

  • Shacharis

    6:30 am & 8:00 am

  • Gemara Sanhedrin

    9:00 am

  • Mincha/ Maariv

    8:05 pm

  • Fast Ends

    9:00 pm

  • Mon.7/6
  • Shacharis

    6:10 am & 7:00 am

  • Mincha/ Maariv

    8:20 pm

  • Women's Parsha Shiur- Mon. Evening

    8:50 pm

  • Tues. 7/7 & Wed. 7/8
  • Shacharis

    6:15 am & 7:00 am

  • Women's Tehillim, Tues. Evening

    7:30 pm

  • Mincha/ Maariv

    8:20 pm

  • Thurs. 7/9
  • Shacharis

    6:10 am & 7:00 am

  • Mincha/ Maariv

    8:20 pm

  • B'Iyun Shiur- Thurs. Evening at Marcus residence

    9:15 pm

  • Mussar for Men- Thurs. Evening at Marcus Residence

    10:00 pm

  • Night Seder- Mon. thru Thurs.

    8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

  • Friday 7/10
  • Shacharis

    6:15 pm & 7:00 am

  • Candle Lighting

    6:57 pm & 8:11 pm

  • Mincha

    6:40 pm & 8:15 pm