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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

  • SPECIAL PRE-PURIM SHIUR, AT THE MARCUS RESIDENCE (3 RICHLAND DR.), GIVEN BY RAV ELIYAHU MEIR SOROTZKIN

    February 27, 2015

    Shiur sponsored by Etti and Danny Katzourin in memory of Doron Katzourin z"l.

  • SPECIAL PURIM NIGHT ONEG AT THE FRIED RESIDENCE, 4 SHADOWLAWN DRIVE, BEGINNING AT 10:15 PM. COME JOIN US FOR SINGING, DIVREI TORAH, REFRESHMENTS, AND PURIM RUACH!!

    February 27, 2015
  • Wednesday, March 11th, 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.

    February 27, 2015
  • Sunday, March 1st, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael, 60 Temple Dr.,Springfield: GIFT OF LIFE BONE MARROW FOUNDATION REGISTRATION DRIVE

    February 27, 2015

    Sponsored by the Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael Men’s Club and Congregation Israel of Springfield

    A simple cheek swab is all it takes to determine if you are a match for a patient in need. If you are between the ages of 18-45 and in general good health, you are likely eligible.

    This drive will benefit patients suffering from leukemia, lymphoma, and other types of blood cancer to find life-saving donors for stem cell and marrow transplants.

    THE ENTIRE REGISTRATION PROCESS TAKES ONLY 1 MINUTE!

    For more information please contact Gene Gorrin at 908.686.7686

  • SAVE THE DATE! Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 6:30 pm, Crystal Plaza in Livingston: CIS ANNUAL DINNER

    February 27, 2015

    Congregation Israel of Springfield announces it’s 40th Annual Dinner and Tribute Journal!

     Come celebrate with us as we honor the following members of our synagogue.

    RABBI ISRAEL E. TURNER MEMORIAL AWARD, GUESTS OF HONOR – Sara Youner and  Howard Apsan

    EDWARD KONIGSBERG MEMORIAL AWARD – Dr. Bruce Francis

    AISHET CHAYIL AWARD – Dr. Rachel Kohn

    YOUNG LEADERSHIP AWARD– Daniella and Ben Hoffer

    JOSEPH TAMMAM MEMORIAL YOUTH COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD – Jordana Hanover

    This year we are pleased to present the following award.

    COMMUNITY BUSINESS LEADERSHIP AWARD – Joseph J. Fleming, P.E., P.P., Executive Vice President, at Paulus, Sokolowski & Sartor, LLC

  • KIDDUSHIM:

    February 27, 2015

    February 28, 2015

    Early minyan kiddush is sponsored by Ana and Sion Suffir in memory of Sion's mother, Zalo Sufir bat Yitzak.

    Main kiddush is sponsored by Alvin, Judy and Lyndsay Smilow to wish Mazel Tov and Yashar Koach to Josh and Miryam Smilow on the opening of Smilow Family Dentistry!

    Shalosh Seudos is sponsored by Diane and Rick Covkin to commemorate the first yahrtzeit of Diane's mother, Shirley Osen- Tziviya Fraddel bas DovBer haKohen.

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    March 7, 2015
    Early minyan kiddush, main kiddush and shalosh seudos are unsponsored.

    Early Minyan Kiddush  Available Dates:  March  7, 14, 28               April  11, 18, 25
    Main Kiddush  Available Dates:  March  7                             April  11, 18, 25
    Shalosh Seudos  Available Dates:  March  7, 14, 21, 28         April  11, 25

  • HELP KEEP OUR SHUL TIDY!

    February 27, 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.

  • SHUL COATROOM: Please remember to remove all personal items from the coatroom. Any items left in the coatroom will be discarded if they are not removed. Thank you for your cooperation.

    February 27, 2015
  • SIDDUR REPAIR

    February 27, 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.

  • JEWISH LINK IS SEEKING REPORTERS TO WRITE ABOUT LOCAL NEWS AND EVENTS. PLEASE EMAIL jill@jjewishlinknj.com if interested.

    February 27, 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.

    February 27, 2015
  • SHOP RITE SCRIP IN $25, $50 & $100 DENOMINATION CARDS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE SHUL OFFICE.

    February 27, 2015
  • KASHRUT ALERT:

    February 27, 2015

    February 24, 2015: Alert Regal Spice
    Brand: Regal Spice     Product: Ham Soup Base     Company: Clark Associates, Inc. Lancaster PA     Issue: Unauthorized OU

    The Orthodox Union does not certify Regal Spice Ham Soup Base. This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol and is not kosher. Corrective actions are being implemented.

    February 23, 2015: Keurig Cafe Mocha Specialty
    Brand: Cafe Escapes     Product: Cafe Mocha Specialty     Company: Keurig     Issue: Unauthorized OU

    The Orthodox Union does not certify Cafe Escapes Cafe Mocha Specialty K-Cups. Some advertising for this product features an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions have been implemented.

    February 23, 2015: Grinbin Edamame
    Brand: Grinbin     Product: Edamame Frijol de Soya     Company: Grupo Narcisa S.A. de C.V. Mexico Issue: Unauthorized OU

    Grinbin Edamame snacks bear an unauthorized OU symbol. The Orthodox Union does not certify any Grinbin snacks, sold in Mexico. Corrective measures are being implemented.

    February 11, 2015: Berentzen Apple Liquor
    Brand: Berentzen     Product: Apple Liquor     Company: Berentzen, Haseluenne Germany     Issue: Unauthorized OU

    The Orthodox Union does not certify Berentzen products. Some Berentzen Apple Liquor bottles have labels with an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.

    February 17, 2015: Rizo Lopez Foods
    Brand: Rizo Lopez     Product: all products     Company: Rizo Lopez Foods, Modesto CA      Issue:

    The Orthodox Union no longer certifies any Rizo Lopez products.

  • INVEST IN ISRAEL BONDS

    February 27, 2015

    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!

    February 27, 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!

    February 27, 2015

    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!

    February 27, 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

    February 27, 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

  • Saturday Night, February 28th, Shul Stage: THIS WILL BE THE LAST SNL OF THE SEASON. WE WILL BEGIN 45 MINUTES AFTER HAVDALAH.

    February 27, 2015


  • Shabbos, February 14th, CHANICHIM / CHANICHOT: SHABBOS LUNCH AT THE MIRETZKY'S.

    February 27, 2015
  • Sunday, February 22nd, 10:30 am - 11:30 am, CIS Classroom, CHANICHIM/ CHANICHOT: SCIENCE SHOW

    February 27, 2015
  • Sunday, February 22nd, 10:30 am - 11:30 am, CIS Classrooms, CHAMUDIM (Ages 3-6): EXPERIMENTING WITH COLORS. PLEASE BRING A SMOCK!!

    February 27, 2015


  • THERE WILL BE A YOUTH PROGRAM DURING MEGILLAH READING.

    February 27, 2015
  • ANYONE WHO IS ABLE TO VOLUNTEER FOR THE PURIM CARNIVAL, PLEASE CONTACT TACO OR RIFKA ASAP1

    February 27, 2015
  • Wednesday, March 4th, after Megillah reading (approximately 7:15 pm), Shul Social Hall: ANNUAL PURIM CARNIVAL!!!

    February 27, 2015

    Fun, Games, Food and MORE FUN!!! If you are interested in being a sponsor for our youth, please view our flyer attached to the bulletin.

  • Nursery Corner

  • CAMP KITANIM - Registration Is Now Open

    February 27, 2015

    After a wonderful summer last year, CIS is pleased to offer Camp Kitanim once again for children ages 2-3. Electronic forms can be found on the shul website (Nursery Corner) or by emailing the office.

  • Sunday night, March 1st, 7:30pm Shul: CAMP KITANIM OPEN HOUSE

    February 27, 2015

    Meet Camp Director, Chelsea Shulman. Learn more about our program. Receive $50 off when registering for camp at the open house.

  • Sisterhood Corner

  • DRIVERS NEEDED FOR DELIVERY! Volunteers are needed to deliver the shalach manos baskets to shul members.

    February 27, 2015

    Baskets will be available for pick up beginning Thursday evening 2/26 and can be delivered AT YOUR CONVENIENCE between 2/26-3/5.  Please contact Alisa Kigner 973-379-4556 or Sheila Hanover 973-467-4242 with your availability.

    A LIMITED NUMBER of baskets are available for purchase for personal use $25/each.  Please send your request, email only, to Sheila Hanover, samjorno@msn.com .  Baskets will be sold on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED basis and payment (cash or check) is expected at the time of pick up.
  • SISTERHOOD BOARD MEETING: WEDNESDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 7, 2015, 8:00 PM IN SHUL.

    February 27, 2015
  • CIS SISTERHOOD MEMBERSHIP

    February 27, 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 PURIM GREETING CARDS FOR SALE

    February 27, 2015

    Sisterhood has Purim greeting cards for sale: $10. for 18 cards or $5. for 10 cards. Please contact the shul office if you would like to purchase cards.

  • SISTERHOOD TRIBUTE CARDS

    February 27, 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

  • Adult Study

  • Monday, February 23rd, 7:30 pm, home of Brooke and R' Aryeh Czarka, 1 Shunpike Rd.: TAHARAS HAMISHPACHA, SECOND PART, REVIEW CLASS FOR MARRIED WOMEN GIVEN BY LEA MARCUS.

    February 27, 2015
  • Shul Activities

  • MARCH BULLETIN SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE.

    February 27, 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.

  • SAVE THE DATE! NO@TS Saturday Night March 14th

    February 27, 2015

  • KASHRUT COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENT

    February 27, 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

  • SPECIAL PRE-PURIM SHIUR, AT THE MARCUS RESIDENCE (3 RICHLAND DR.), GIVEN BY RAV ELIYAHU MEIR SOROTZKIN

    February 27, 2015

    Shiur sponsored by Etti and Danny Katzourin in memory of Doron Katzourin z"l.

  • SPECIAL PURIM NIGHT ONEG AT THE FRIED RESIDENCE, 4 SHADOWLAWN DRIVE, BEGINNING AT 10:15 PM. COME JOIN US FOR SINGING, DIVREI TORAH, REFRESHMENTS, AND PURIM RUACH!!

    February 27, 2015

  • Sunday, March 1st, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael, 60 Temple Dr.,Springfield: GIFT OF LIFE BONE MARROW FOUNDATION REGISTRATION DRIVE

    February 27, 2015

    Sponsored by the Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael Men’s Club and Congregation Israel of Springfield

    A simple cheek swab is all it takes to determine if you are a match for a patient in need. If you are between the ages of 18-45 and in general good health, you are likely eligible.

    This drive will benefit patients suffering from leukemia, lymphoma, and other types of blood cancer to find life-saving donors for stem cell and marrow transplants.

    THE ENTIRE REGISTRATION PROCESS TAKES ONLY 1 MINUTE!

    For more information please contact Gene Gorrin at 908.686.7686

  • SAVE THE DATE! Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 6:30 pm, Crystal Plaza in Livingston: CIS ANNUAL DINNER

    February 27, 2015

    Congregation Israel of Springfield announces it’s 40th Annual Dinner and Tribute Journal!

     Come celebrate with us as we honor the following members of our synagogue.

    RABBI ISRAEL E. TURNER MEMORIAL AWARD, GUESTS OF HONOR – Sara Youner and  Howard Apsan

    EDWARD KONIGSBERG MEMORIAL AWARD – Dr. Bruce Francis

    AISHET CHAYIL AWARD – Dr. Rachel Kohn

    YOUNG LEADERSHIP AWARD– Daniella and Ben Hoffer

    JOSEPH TAMMAM MEMORIAL YOUTH COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD – Jordana Hanover

    This year we are pleased to present the following award.

    COMMUNITY BUSINESS LEADERSHIP AWARD – Joseph J. Fleming, P.E., P.P., Executive Vice President, at Paulus, Sokolowski & Sartor, LLC

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  • Rabbi's Message

    BS"D

    This Wednesday night and Thursday, March 4th and 5th, we will have the opportunity and privilege to do many mitzvos that are performed only once (or twice) a year: 

     ·         Megillah Reading- we hear the story of Purim read twice, once at night (Wednesday, March 4th) and once during the following day (Thursday, the 5th). We are especially attentive to the reading of Megillas Esther so as not to miss even one word.

    ·         Mishloach Manos- on Purim day, one is obligated to send a gift of at least two ‘portions’ of food or drink to a friend. Ideally, this should be food items that can be eaten as a part of the Purim Seudah. [Even if you have taken part in the Sisterhood’s Mishloach Manot program, each member of the family over the age of 12 (women) or 13 (men), should send at least one personal mishloach manos.]

    ·         Matanos L’Evyonim- during the day of Purim one should give a substantial gift to at least two poor people. As the Rambam points out, it is more important to be generous with matanos l’evyonim than with mishloach manos[To make this mitzva easier to fulfill, you can simply have a check made out to “Congregation Israel Tzedaka Fund”, and give it to me by March 4th after the nighttime Megillah reading, and the money will go to provide for the poor. Alternatively, you can go to www.yadeliezer.org or www.lemaanachai.org to give matanos l’evyonim via credit card online.] 

    ·         Purim Seudah- it is a mitzva to have a festive meal in honor of Purim. The formal obligation is only during the day. It is recommended that adults, who are not driving after the seudah, drink some wine with this meal, as much of the events of the Purim story involved wine.

    May we merit many more opportunities for mitzvos.
    Have a great Shabbos and a Happy Purim.

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  • Parsha

    Tetzaveh

  • Erev Shabbat
  • Shacharis

    6:15 am & 7:00 am

  • Candle Lighting

    5:27 pm

  • Mincha

    5:30 pm

  • Shabbat Morning
  • Shacharis

    7:20 am & 8:45 am

  • Parsha Shiur

    8:25 am

  • Shema

    9:21 am

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

    3:30 pm

  • Daf Yomi

    4:00 pm

  • Sefer Shoftim Shiur

    4:45 pm

  • Mincha

    5:15 pm

  • Havdalah

    6:37 pm

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  • Sunday 3/1
  • Shacharis

    6:30 am & 8:00 am

  • Gemara Sanhedrin

    9:00 am

  • Mincha/ Maariv

    5:35 pm

  • Mon.3/2
  • Shacharis

    6:10 am & 7:00 am

  • Mincha/ Maariv

    5:35 pm & 9:00 pm

  • Special Pre-Purim Shiur, at the Marcus residence, given by Rav Eliyahu Meir Sorotzkin

    8:15 pm

  • Tues. 3/3
  • Shacharis

    6:15 am & 7:00 am

  • Mincha/ Maariv

    5:35 pm & 9:00 pm

  • Wed. 3/4 Ta'anit Esther
  • Fast Begins

    5:15 am

  • Shacharis

    6:00 am & 7:00 am

  • Mincha

    5:25 pm

  • Maariv

    6:05 pm

  • Fast Ends

    6:18 pm

  • Megillah

    6:20 pm & 8:20 pm

  • Thurs. 3/5 Purim
  • Shacharis

    6:05 am & 7:30 am

  • Megillah

    10:00 am

  • Mincha

    12:45 pm

  • Maariv

    5:40 pm, No Late Maariv

  • Friday 3/6 Shushan Purim
  • Shacharis

    6:15 am & 7:00 am

  • Candle Lighting

    5:35 pm

  • Mincha

    5:40 pm

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