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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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  • DONATIONS FOR OUR CHAYALIM IN ISRAEL

    July 30, 2014

    Your over whelming response to my request for help for the chayalim was fantastic-thank you. The items were delivered to Long Island on Sunday and will make their way to Israel. Package from Home is still collecting...please fell free to continue to drop off items in front of my home and be assured that they will get to Israel. We are also asking for donations of socks and men's underware. Remember to ask your Dr's and Dentists for any donations. We must continue to support our chayalim who are defending our homeland. Thank you.

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

  • SPECIAL SUMMER WOMEN'S TEHILLIM REQUEST

    July 30, 2014

    Many of our regulars who participate in our weekly women's tehillim group are out of town in the summer. If you are interested in attending and/or reading, please contact Melanie Wind at 973-467-5726.

  • YAD ELIEZER STANDING TOGETHER

    July 30, 2014
    There are many worthy organizations collecting for different causes related to the war in Gaza. I would like to share a note I received from Yossi Kaufman of Yad Eliezer:
    In the last 10 -11 days, including tomorrow, Yad Eliezer will have been privileged to:

    -Distribute 800 boxes of food to families in the South at about $45 per box totaling $36,000.
    -Present our soldiers down South with 4,000 care packages at about $12.5 each, totaling $50,000. We can make more expensive packages if we have the funding for it.
    -Board games and toys for the children down South, $50,000 worth that we received for $25,000.
    -Food coupons to families down South worth $250,000.

    BE"H, we will continue to do what we can as long as we have the ability to do so.

    I think that you will appreciate this short video highlight. It is less than 3 minutes long.

    It would be appreciated by Yad Eliezer for people donating to identify what Shul they are from, if they would be willing to do so.

  • Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Temple Beth Ahm, 60 Temple Dr.,Springfield,NJ: SUMMER BLOOD DRIVE

    July 25, 2014

    For more information about donating blood, please visit us at www.nybloodcenter.org or call 1-800-933-BLOOD.

  • SEEKING ASSISTANT COORDINATOR FOR JEWISH SERVICE LEARNING AT THE PARTNERSHIP FOR JEWISH LEARNING & LIFE

    July 25, 2014

    BACKGROUND
    The Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life (www.ThePartnershipNJ.org) is a young Jewish identity-building organization created to “Bring Jewish Learning to Life” for young people and their families. We are a beneficiary of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ (www.jfedgmw.org)

    The Partnership is a national leader in Jewish Service Learning. The programs that operate under our Jewish Service Learning banner are described at www.JTEENgmw.org – click on Jewish Service Learning.

    THE POSITION
    Interest among Greater MetroWest teens to engage in Jewish Service Learning is strong, and it is growing. The Partnership offers several popular Jewish Service Learning programs through which teens explore their Jewish identity. The programs are conducted by a full-time Coordinator and a half-time (20 hours/week) Assistant Coordinator of Jewish Service Learning. Our current Assistant Coordinator is moving on to a graduate program that precludes her continuing in this role; we are looking for someone to build on her achievements and to

    • Administer and expand Destination: Jewish Service Learning, by seeking new programs that qualify and additional teens to take advantage of the grants to participate in those programs;
    • Administer and expand SeniorITIS, a summer program exclusively for high school seniors;
    • Administer and expand the year-round Mitzvah Mania program, providing Jewish Service Learning opportunities for teens during school breaks;
    • Spend about half-a-day a week out of the office and in the community (libraries, Y’s, high school Jewish Clubs, etc.) personally interacting with teens and recruiting them to Jewish Service Learning programs;
    • Create and implement new Jewish Service Learning programs, such as Mitzvot of Greater MetroWest – The High School Edition;
    • Provide assistance to other Jewish Service Learning programs, such as our teen philanthropy program, Iris Teen Tzedakah; Summer Teen Expo; and others.
    • Contribute to the professional learning and leadership of Jewish Service Learning with other practitioners.

    THE PROCESS
    Candidates for the position will bring
    o personal experience in community service activities;
    o a BA/BS from a 4-year college/university
    o experience in working with teenagers;
    o experience and creativity in program planning and implementation;
    o knowledge and comfort in connecting community service to Jewish learning through Jewish textual sources;
    o a commitment to Jewish Service Learning that will animate his/her active, personal recruitment of teens in non-traditional venues;
    o flexibility to adapt to changes
    o Ability to use Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

    The position is based in Whippany, NJ (not from home) and is available immediately. It is renewable each July based on performance and funding. The 20-hour per week commitment includes frequent work on evenings and Sundays.

    Candidates must submit
    • Cover letter with all contact information
    o Postal address
    o E-mail
    o Phone
    • Resume that is relevant to this position, and
    • Contact information for 3 professional references to:

    jobs@ThePartnershipNJ.org
    Subject Line: Assistant Coordinator, Jewish Service Learning
    No phone calls, please.

  • SAVE THE DATE: AUGUST 6TH! PARSHA ON THE LAWN #2 - DETAILS TO FOLLOW!

    July 25, 2014

    A big yasher koach to the Reich, Erez, Bienefeld, Smilow and Konigsberg families for kicking off the newest Shul program, Parsha on the Lawn! It was great to see such a wonderful turnout, adults and children alike all enjoyed the beautiful weather, conversation and delicious treats. A special thank you to Adam Reich for sharing a dvar Torah with everyone.

  • PARTICIPATE IN THE MITZVAH OF SHMITTAH

    July 25, 2014

    An organization called KEREN HASHVIIS (approved by Rabbi Marcus) has a program where a group can raise a minimum of $1000 to lease a 100 sq. meter piece of farm land in Israel. This money goes to the farmer to help him pay his expenses while the land stays fallow for the year. Thus whomever is part of the group gets the Mitzvah of SHMITTAH (which we couldn't otherwise get).

    Keren Hashviis issues a shtar to one person and all others in the group will make a kinyan with him for their share of the total.

    The minimum pledge is $78. (There are those who have pledged higher)

    A sign up sheet is available in the Bet Medrash and the office.

    An email will be sent out about 8/15 for payments and collections will close 8/30. All checks will be made payable to : KEREN HASHVIIS and given to Howard Titen or the office.

  • SHMIRA PROJECT: CONNECT WITH AND SUPPORT MANY OF ACHEINU B' YISRAEL.

    July 25, 2014

    The website, shmiraproject.com, is the place to register for a beautiful program. You sign up to receive the name of an active soldier in the IDF who is interested in having someone pray and do mitzvos specifically on his or her behalf.

    The Shmira Project is a person to person match that everyone can do. It follows the ancient practice of pairing physical effort with spiritual effort. The families of soldiers enjoy the reassurance of spiritual support for their children. Participants enjoy knowing that they bring about unity and connectedness. There are absolutely no fees.

    Please sign up today!

  • KIDDUSHIM

    July 30, 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 anya@bitansky.com

    August 2, 2014

    The early minyan kiddush and Shalosh Seudos are unsponsored this week.

    Main kiddush is sponsored by the Shriky Family commemorating the yahrtzeit of Nissim Shriky z"l.

    Early Minyan Kiddush

    Available Dates:    August 16, 23, 30        September  13, 20

    Main Kiddush

    Available Dates:    August  9,  23, 30   September  6, 13, 20

    Shalosh SeudosAvailable Dates:     August  9, 16, 23, 30   September 6, 13, 20

  • SHUL'S BACK PARKING LOT - REMOVABLE OF THE OLD & INSTALLATION OF A NEW FENCE THE WEEK OF AUGUST 11, 2014

    July 30, 2014

    Please do not park your cars by the back fence in the shul parking lot the week of August 11th. Removal of the old fence and installation of a new fence will begin July 21st and will take a few days for completion. Thank you for your cooperation.

  • SHUL COATROOM: PLEASE REMOVE ALL PERSONAL ITEMS FROM THE COATROOM. ANY ITEMS LEFT OVER WILL BE DISCARDED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.

    July 25, 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.

    July 25, 2014
  • SHOP RITE SCRIP IN $25, $50 & $100 DENOMINATION CARDS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE SHUL OFFICE.

    July 25, 2014
  • MIKVAH YISROEL OF SPRINGFIELD- 42 CENTER STREET

    July 25, 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 Ashley Weinstein at (732) 433-7196.


  • INVEST IN ISRAEL BONDS

    July 25, 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!

    July 25, 2014

    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 25, 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.

  • Youth Corner

  • Please be on the lookout for next years programming in the coming weeks. We have been working hard on new themes, activities and programs for the whole next year! Lets get excited!!

    July 25, 2014
  • Sunday, June 22nd, 5:00 pm, Miretzky Residence at 345 Mountain Ave.: TEEN BBQ

    July 25, 2014

    Teen BBQ and elections for our first youth council. All teens that want to be a part of the youth council must show up and all group leaders are strongly encouraged to attend.

  • Sunday, June 8th, 10:30 am, CIS Classroom.: CHANICHIM / CHANICHOT (Ages 7-12) SCIENCEMANIA!!!

    July 25, 2014

    Come join us for a rockin morning of fun and amazing projects that will blow your mind!!!

  • Sunday, July 27th, 10:30 am - 11:30 am, CIS Playground: CHAMUDIM (Ages 3-6) WET & WILD DAY!!! Get ready to have the wettest and funnest morning! Looking forward to seeing you there.

    July 25, 2014


  • Nursery Corner

  • CIS EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM- REGISTRATION OPEN FOR THE 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR

    July 25, 2014

    Full time  and  part time program available for 2 and 3 year olds. Join our fun, exciting program with professional, loving teachers. Sensory friendly program with both Judaic/secular academics working on all developmental areas. Registration forms are available in the shul office. For more information, please contact Naomi Lieberman at 917-940-6277.

  • Sisterhood Corner

  • SISTERHOOD BOARD MEETING: WEDNESDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 13, 2014, 8:00 PM IN SHUL.

    July 25, 2014
  • CIS SISTERHOOD MEMBERSHIP

    July 25, 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

    July 25, 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 windeast@comcast.net

  • Shul Activities

  • JULY, AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER BULLETIN SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE.

    July 25, 2014

    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.

  • BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING, MONDAY EVENING, JUNE 30, 2014, 7:00 PM, SHUL SOCIAL HALL

    July 25, 2014
  • KASHRUT COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENT

    July 25, 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. ***

  • Community Corner

  • DONATIONS FOR OUR CHAYALIM IN ISRAEL

    July 30, 2014

    Your over whelming response to my request for help for the chayalim was fantastic-thank you. The items were delivered to Long Island on Sunday and will make their way to Israel. Package from Home is still collecting...please fell free to continue to drop off items in front of my home and be assured that they will get to Israel. We are also asking for donations of socks and men's underware. Remember to ask your Dr's and Dentists for any donations. We must continue to support our chayalim who are defending our homeland. Thank you.

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

  • SPECIAL SUMMER WOMEN'S TEHILLIM REQUEST

    July 30, 2014

    Many of our regulars who participate in our weekly women's tehillim group are out of town in the summer. If you are interested in attending and/or reading, please contact Melanie Wind at 973-467-5726.

  • YAD ELIEZER STANDING TOGETHER

    July 30, 2014

    There are many worthy organizations collecting for different causes related to the war in Gaza. I would like to share a note I received from Yossi Kaufman of Yad Eliezer:
    In the last 10 -11 days, including tomorrow, Yad Eliezer will have been privileged to:

    -Distribute 800 boxes of food to families in the South at about $45 per box totaling $36,000.
    -Present our soldiers down South with 4,000 care packages at about $12.5 each, totaling $50,000. We can make more expensive packages if we have the funding for it.
    -Board games and toys for the children down South, $50,000 worth that we received for $25,000.
    -Food coupons to families down South worth $250,000.

    BE"H, we will continue to do what we can as long as we have the ability to do so.

    I think that you will appreciate this short video highlight. It is less than 3 minutes long.

    It would be appreciated by Yad Eliezer for people donating to identify what Shul they are from, if they would be willing to do so.

  • Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Temple Beth Ahm, 60 Temple Dr.,Springfield,NJ: SUMMER BLOOD DRIVE

    July 25, 2014

    For more information about donating blood, please visit us at www.nybloodcenter.org or call 1-800-933-BLOOD.

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  • Rabbi's Message

    Halachos of the Week

    BS”D

    The period from Rosh Chodesh Av (this year Sunday night, July 27th) through Tisha B’Av (Tuesday, August 5th) is known as the “Nine Days”. Due to its proximity to Tisha B’Av, this period carries six customary signs of mourning above and beyond those of the Three Weeks. They are:

    1)      Construction- this refers to any major construction or decorating in the home which can be postponed until after Tisha B’Av without incurring substantial financial loss. All critical home repairs are obviously permitted.

    2)      Wine and Meatconsuming these things are prohibited except on the following occasions:

    (a) Shabbos during the Nine Days. At Havdala the wine is customarily given to a child (over the age of 6) to drink, but if unavailable, an adult may drink the wine.

    (b) When attending a Siyum made at the conclusion of a tractate of Talmud, a tractate of Mishna studied with commentary, or a book of Tanach

    (c) As a guest at a Bris Milah or Pidyon haBen.

    3)      Laundering- the cleaning of clothing, bed linens, and tablecloths, even by a non-Jew on behalf of a Jew is not permitted. The prohibition is suspended (up to but not including Tisha B’Av) in the following situations:

                (a) when all of one’s garments are soiled, then what one requires minimally is permitted.

                (b) Children’s clothing

    This also includes the tailoring and repairing of clothing, unless one’s income is from tailoring.

    4)      Wearing Laundered Clothing- freshly laundered clothing, except undergarments, should not be worn during the Nine Days. However, if they were donned prior to this period, even briefly, they may be worn. On Shabbos, freshly cleaned clothing may be worn.

    5)      Shaving- where an unsightly appearance could be detrimental to one’s profession or business, one can shave during this time, up until the week in which Tisha B’Av falls, otherwise one should refrain.

    6)      Swimming and Bathing - one should not bath and swim for pleasure during this time. To relieve discomfort, to clean one’s self, and for halachic and health purposes, they are permitted.

    May all these prohibitions soon be a thing of the past, with the coming of Moshiach speedily in our days.

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Jul 30, 2014

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  • Parsha

    Devarim

  • Erev Shabbat
  • Shacharis

    6:15 am & 7:00 am

  • Early Candle Lighting

    6:49 pm

  • Candle Lighting

    7:54 pm

  • Mincha

    6:35 pm & 8:05 pm

  • Shabbat Morning
  • Shacharis

    7:20 am & 9:00 am

  • Shema

    9:25 am

  • Shabbat Afternoon
  • Daf Yomi

    6:30 pm

  • Shiur given by R' Aron Srolovitz-"Who is the G-d of Isaac?"

    7:10 pm

  • Mincha

    7:45 pm

  • Havdalah

    9:02 pm

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  • Sunday 7/27
  • Shacharis

    6:30 am & 8:00 am

  • Daf Yomi

    7:15 am

  • Mincha/ Maariv

    8:05 pm

  • Mon. 7/28 Rosh Chodesh
  • Shacharis

    6:00 am & 7:00 am

  • Mincha/ Maariv

    8:00 pm

  • Daf Yomi Mon. - Thurs. Evening, 8:30 pm

  • Tues. 7/29 & Wed. 7/30
  • Shacharis

    6:15 am & 7:00 am

  • Women's Tehillim, Wed. Evening

    7:30 pm

  • Mincha/ Maariv

    8:00 pm

  • Thurs. 7/31
  • Shacharis

    6:10 am & 7:00 am

  • Mincha/ Maariv

    8:00 pm

  • Night Seder- Mon.,Wed.,Thurs.

    8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

  • Friday 8/1
  • Shacharis

    6:15 am & 7:00 am

  • Candle Lighting

    6:43 pm & 7:54 pm

  • Mincha

    6:30 pm & 8:00 pm