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
Monday, April 28,2014, 6:45 pm: ANNUAL YOM HASHOAH HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL AT KEAN UNIVERSITY WILKINS THEATER, 1000 MORRIS AVE.,UNION, NJ April 18, 2014
Free and open to the entire community. For more info., go to www.jfedgmw.org/yh, or call 908-288-2416
Sunday, May 18th, 9:30 AM, Registration 7:30 am, Livingston Memorial Park, Livingston, NJ: 14TH ANNUAL RUN FOR RACHEL, 5K RUNApril 18, 2014
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. April 18, 2014
GAN SHELANU PROGRAMApril 18, 2014
We are very excited to announce the start of Gan Shelanu, the (not only) mommy & me program at Congregation Israel of Springfield!
We will meet on the first Friday and third Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. in the small classroom for fun, music, projects, and more!
We are asking for a donation of $18 to help cover the cost of supplies.
*** May 2014 dates: Friday, May 2 and Tues. May 20 ***
Please feel free to pass this info along to anyone you think might be interested in this program. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lori Nusbaum at email@example.com or 973-921-9879. Looking forward to lots of fun with you and your little ones!
SHOP RITE SCRIP IN $25, $50 & $100 DENOMINATION CARDS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE SHUL OFFICE.April 18, 2014
PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE SHUL'S HANDICAPPED PARKING SPOT UNLESS YOU HAVE A VALID HANDICAP STICKER DISPLAYED ON YOUR WINDSHIELD. THANK YOU.April 18, 2014
MIKVAH YISROEL OF SPRINGFIELD- 42 CENTER STREETApril 18, 2014
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.
INVEST IN ISRAEL BONDS April 18, 2014
The congregation's leadership thanks our members who demonstrated support for Israel by indicating interest in investing in Israel bonds during this year's HHD Appeal, and during Operation Pillar of Defense. We urge you to fulfill that purchase and encourage those of you who have not yet invested in an Israel bond to do so. The appeal will not be complete until we reach 100 percent participation. 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!April 18, 2014
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!April 18, 2014
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.
Sunday, April 6th, 10:00 am, Chisolm Park: CHANICHIM / CHANICHOT (Ages 7-12) AFIKOMIN SCAVENGER HUNT IN THE PARK!April 18, 2014
Sunday, April 6th, 10:00 am, Chisolm Park: CHAMUDIM (Ages 3-6) AFIKOMIN HUNT IN THE PARK!April 18, 2014
Monday, May 5th: THERE WILL BE A COMMUNITY YOM HAZIKARON/YOM HA'ATZMAUT PROGRAM TAKING PLACE AT AABJ&D IN WEST ORANGE. THERE WILL BE YOUTH PROGRAMMING FOR AGES 5-12!April 18, 2014
YOUTH NEWSLETTER!April 18, 2014
There is a new Youth Newsletter this week. Take a look and see what we have been doing in the Youth Department!
WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET TEXT REMINDERS ABOUT OUR UPCOMING EVENTS? DO THE FOLLOWING:April 18, 2014
Grab your phone and send a text to the following number (862)-204-2181. In the text body write the following “@cisy”. You will receive a text asking for your full name, and whenever there are events, this is a great way to be reminded of our events!
TOT SHABBAT:April 18, 2014
Every week after the Rabbi speaks we have a special davening program with our Chamudim. All parents are invited to join their kids to daven. We ask that if you are coming to daven, that you sit in the circle with your kid, and help the davening experience be the best it can.
YOUTH DEPARTMENT SPECIAL REQUEST:April 18, 2014
The youth department requests that no parents, grandparents, or babysitters remain in the group rooms during groups. There is a special Mommy and Me room for all children under the age of 3. Thank you for your cooperation.
YOUTH MONTHLY BIRTHDAY KIDDUSHApril 18, 2014
At the end of groups, the last Shabbos of every month, we will be having a small "Kiddush", to honor all of the kids whose birthday's fall out in that month.
WE NEED YOUR HELP! Firstly, we need you to email us your child's birthday, in order to ensure that no child's birthday is overlooked. Secondly, in order to help fund the calendar, for only $3 per child we can put your child's birthday in the youth calendar.
COME CHECK OUT THE YOUTH BOARD WHICH HAS OUR APRIL CALENDAR POSTED! CHECK OUT ALL THE FUN WE HAVE PLANNED FOR THIS MONTH!April 18, 2014
CONGREGATION ISRAEL YOUTH IS ON FACEBOOK!April 18, 2014
Come check us out and like our page, facebook.com/CongregationIsraelYouth and like the page! Stay up to date with events, look at pictures from recent events and comment on how much you like the youth directors!
SAVE THE DATE! CAMP KITANIM OPEN HOUSE, SUNDAY, MAY 4TH, AT 8:00 PM IN THE SHUL. April 18, 2014
Come out to meet the incredible staff as they discuss the exciting programing for your toddler's summer!
CAMP KITANIM , CONGREGATION ISRAEL'S SUMMER CAMP IS NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION!April 18, 2014
Forms are available in the shul office, on the table in the lobby and on the website under 'Nursery Corner'. For any questions, please email Daniella Hoffer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shabbos of May 3, 2014, Shul Social Hall: KIDDUSH LUNCHEON WILL BE SPONSORED BY THE CIS SISTERHOOD IN CELEBRATION OF YOM HAATZMAUT.April 18, 2014
SISTERHOOD BOARD MEETING: WEDNESDAY NIGHT, APRIL 30, 2014, 8:00 PM IN SHUL.April 18, 2014
CIS SISTERHOOD MEMBERSHIPApril 18, 2014
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 April 18, 2014
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 email@example.com
MAY AND JUNE BULLETIN SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE.April 23, 2014
Bulletin Submissions: Please send all bulletin submissions to firstname.lastname@example.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.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING, MONDAY EVENING, MAY 5, 2014, TIME TBAApril 18, 2014
KIDDUSHIMApril 23, 2014
Planning a shul or community event? Please note, all shul functions need to be approved and added to the shul calendar to ensure there are no date conflicts. In addition, any community events submitted for the bulletin need calendar approval. All calendar related items should be forwarded to Anya Bitansky at email@example.com
|Early Minyan Kiddush|
Available Dates: May 10, 24, 31 June 7, 14, 21, 28
Available Dates: May 10, 17, 31 June 14, 21, 28
|Shalosh Seudos||Available Dates: May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 June 7, 14, 28|
KASHRUT COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENTApril 18, 2014
*** 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. ***