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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 THANKS

    May 22, 2015

    With our 40th annual shul dinner behind us, we applaud the honorees and the entire shul community for helping to make this gala event a success as well as one of the nicest dinners ever! Please visit the website to view the dinner journal which will be posted online for a full year. http://www.wizadjournal.com/cisannualdinnerjournal2015/

  • KIDDUSHIM:

    May 22, 2015

    May 23, 2015

    Early minyan kiddush is sponsored by the Tammam Family commemorating the yahrtzeits of Joseph Tammam z"l, Saul Tammam z"l and Gus Cohen z"l.

    Main kiddush is unsponsored.

    There will be no Shalosh Seudos this Shabbos.

    May 30, 2015

    Early minyan kiddush will be sponsored by Mandi and John Ricard.

    Main kiddush is sponsored by Tamar and Steven Friedman.

    Shalosh seudos is unsponsored.

    Early Minyan Kiddush  Available Dates:    June 6, 20, 27
    Main Kiddush  Available Dates:    June 6, 20,
    Shalosh Seudos  Available Dates:    May 30     June 6, 13, 20, 27

  • Wednesday, June 3rd, 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.

    May 22, 2015
  • Sunday Evening, May 31st, 6:00 pm, Home of Barbara & Michael Rubin, 1127 Kipling Road, Elizabeth, NJ 07208: SUPPORT ISAREL AT THE HEBRON BBQ!

    May 22, 2015

    SAVE THE DATE: Salute Israel @ the Parade… Support Israel @ the Hebron BBQ! Join together for a Post Israeli Day Parade BBQ Kumsitz evening of inspiration, while strengthening our connection to our Avot and Imahot with RavSimchaHochbaum, Director of Hebron Tourism on Sunday evening, May 31, 2015 / 13 Sivan, 5775, 6:00pm at the home of Barbara & Michael Rubin. Featuring: *BBQ *Upscale Wine Tasting *Preview: 4D Interactive Film *Musical accompaniment by Moshe Antellis *Exciting Raffle and more. For more information or to pre-order your raffle tickets, visit us on line at: www.hebronfund.org or call: 718-677-6886

  • A SHABBOS IN THE SHTETL, JUNE 19-20TH, IN MONSEY, NY

    May 22, 2015

    The Traveling Chassidim are inviting Congregation Israel families to spend "A Shabbos in the Shtetl" - a uniquely uplifting Shabbat experience in Monsey, NY on June 19-20th, featuring a Tisch with the Grand Rebbe of Nikolsburg. Pricing: $60 per adult (18+), $25 per child. Family Maximum $200. Sign up at www.travelingchassidim.com or call 845-402-0180

  • Wednesday, June 17th, The Venetian in Garfield, NJ: THE JEWISH EDUCATIONAL CENTER ANNUAL DINNER

    May 22, 2015

    Mazel Tov to shul members, Charlotte and Howard Block, who will be awarded at the dinner with the Lev Tov Award.

  • MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE: HOSTING PROSPECTIVE COMMUNITY MEMBERS FOR SHABBOS

    May 22, 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!

    May 22, 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

    May 22, 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

    May 22, 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.

    May 22, 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.

    May 22, 2015
  • SHOP RITE SCRIP IN $25, $50 & $100 DENOMINATION CARDS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE SHUL OFFICE.

    May 22, 2015
  • KASHRUT ALERT:

    May 22, 2015

    May 19, 2015: This kashrus alert was originally sent out by The Wisconsin K. Please send all questions and comments directly to them at thejewishgift@yahoo.com

    This is too inform that Daily Chef:  Strawberry Cheesecake sold at SAMS CLUB has an Unauthorized Wisc K Logo on the package. The cake is Kosher but the topping and fruit are done individually in each store which are not supervised and should not be purchased as Kosher. Corrective action has been taken. Any other Daily Chef Cheese cakes with Wisc K Logo are acceptable for use.

    May 18, 2015: 7-Eleven Popcorn

    Brand: 7 Select     Product: Caramel Popcorn    Company: 7-Eleven Mexico

    Issue: Unauthorized OU The Orthodox Union does not certify 7 Select Caramel Popcorn, made and sold in 7-Eleven stores in Mexico. Some packaging may bear an unauthorized OU mark. Corrective actions have been implemented.

    May 12, 2015:

    Ice cream sandwiches manufactured by Hunter Farms for Harris Teeter Stores bears a plain cRc logo. The “D” Dairy designation was mistakenly omitted. The product is indeed dairy, cholov stam, as indicated on the ingredient panel and Allergen alert. Corrective measures are being taken.

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    The following single serve coffee K cups under the PapaNicholas brand are dairy and bear an unauthorized cRc. Corrective measures are being taken.

    Hazelnut Cappuccino
    Dutch Cocoa
    Cappuccino

    May 6, 2015: Whole Foods Lemon Thyme Seasoning
    Brand: Whole Foods     Product: Lemon Herb with Thyme    Company: Allegro Coffee Co., Thorton, CO

    Issue: Missing Dairy Designation- The Orthodox Union certifies Whole Foods Lemon Herb with Thyme Cooking Seasoning as an OU D - Dairy product. This product contains a dairy ingredient as indicated in the allergen and ingredient statements. Some labels were printed with an OU symbol without the D - Dairy designation. Corrective actions have been implemented.

    April 28, 2015: Polar Mackerel
    Brand: MW Polar     Product: Mackerel in Brine    Company: MW Polar, Providence, CA

    Issue: Unauthorized OU - The Orthodox Union does not certify MW Polar Mackerel in Brine. Some cans are mistakenly labeled with an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.


  • INVEST IN ISRAEL BONDS

    May 22, 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!

    May 22, 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!

    May 22, 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). The soft opening took place on May 18. The full menu will be available after Shavuot. 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!

    May 22, 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

    May 22, 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 at 11:30 pm: TEEN ALL NIGHT SHAVUOS LEARNING

    May 22, 2015

    We will start our teen all night Shavuos learning. We have great shiurim and delicious food!! Bar/Bat Mitzvah and older are invited to join us!

  • Monday, May 25th, at 4:45 pm: 3RD ANNUAL YOUTH DVAR TORAH PROGRAM

    May 22, 2015

    We will have our third annual youth Dvar Torah program. Anyone under the age of Bar or Bat Mitzvah who would like to give a Dvar Torah or sing a Torah song please email ty.miretzky@gmail.com. Everyone is invited to join us and listen to the Dvar Torahs!

    Monday May 25 right after the Dvar Torah program we will have a fun and delicious Ice Cream party!!!
  • Sisterhood Corner

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

    May 22, 2015
  • CIS SISTERHOOD MEMBERSHIP

    May 22, 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

    May 22, 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

  • MAY BULLETIN SPONSORED BY BETH AND MARTY ARON TO COMMEMORATE THE YAHRTZEIT OF MARTY'S FATHER, SHMUEL B'REV GERSHON DAVID, ON 21 IYAR.

    May 22, 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

    May 22, 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 THANKS

    May 22, 2015

    With our 40th annual shul dinner behind us, we applaud the honorees and the entire shul community for helping to make this gala event a success as well as one of the nicest dinners ever! Please visit the website to view the dinner journal which will be posted online for a full year. http://www.wizadjournal.com/cisannualdinnerjournal2015/

  • KIDDUSHIM:

    May 22, 2015

    May 23, 2015

    Early minyan kiddush is sponsored by the Tammam Family commemorating the yahrtzeits of Joseph Tammam z"l, Saul Tammam z"l and Gus Cohen z"l.

    Main kiddush is unsponsored.

    There will be no Shalosh Seudos this Shabbos.

    May 30, 2015

    Early minyan kiddush will be sponsored by Mandi and John Ricard.

    Main kiddush is sponsored by Tamar and Steven Friedman.

    Shalosh seudos is unsponsored.

    Early Minyan Kiddush  Available Dates:    June 6, 20, 27
    Main Kiddush  Available Dates:    June 6, 20,
    Shalosh Seudos  Available Dates:    May 30     June 6, 13, 20, 27

  • Sunday Evening, May 31st, 6:00 pm, Home of Barbara & Michael Rubin, 1127 Kipling Road, Elizabeth, NJ 07208: SUPPORT ISAREL AT THE HEBRON BBQ!

    May 22, 2015

    SAVE THE DATE: Salute Israel @ the Parade… Support Israel @ the Hebron BBQ! Join together for a Post Israeli Day Parade BBQ Kumsitz evening of inspiration, while strengthening our connection to our Avot and Imahot with RavSimchaHochbaum, Director of Hebron Tourism on Sunday evening, May 31, 2015 / 13 Sivan, 5775, 6:00pm at the home of Barbara & Michael Rubin. Featuring: *BBQ *Upscale Wine Tasting *Preview: 4D Interactive Film *Musical accompaniment by Moshe Antellis *Exciting Raffle and more. For more information or to pre-order your raffle tickets, visit us on line at: www.hebronfund.org or call: 718-677-6886

  • A SHABBOS IN THE SHTETL, JUNE 19-20TH, IN MONSEY, NY

    May 22, 2015

    The Traveling Chassidim are inviting Congregation Israel families to spend "A Shabbos in the Shtetl" - a uniquely uplifting Shabbat experience in Monsey, NY on June 19-20th, featuring a Tisch with the Grand Rebbe of Nikolsburg. Pricing: $60 per adult (18+), $25 per child. Family Maximum $200. Sign up at www.travelingchassidim.com or call 845-402-0180

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  • Rabbi's Message

    BS”D

    When we approach the holiday commemorating our acceptance of the Torah thousands of years ago, we recommit ourselves to that acceptance by increasing our efforts to engage in serious Torah study. Whether as part of a shiur, picking up a sefer on your own, or starting a chavrusa, this time of year is auspicious to begin a new seder halimud, a new order of study.  As a community we begin the process of focusing on limud haTorah with the all-night Tikkun Leil Shavuos tomorrow evening, Motzei Shabbos, May 23rd beginning at 11:30 pm.  There will be shiurim throughout the night in the Main Shul, and additional shiurim for teens and the youth. In the Main Shul, the shiur schedule is as follows:

    11:30 PM 

    Rav Chaim Marcus - The Epilogue of the Decalogue

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    1:00 AM

    Rav Uzi Beer - Labeling or Foreshadowing: Understanding Rashis View of the Avot

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    1:50 AM

    Dr. Rachel Kohn - Practical Applications of the Tenth Commandment

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    2:40 AM

    Rav Aryeh Czarka - Eyes Only: Ayin Hara Uncovered

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    3:30 AM

    Rav Aron Srolovitz - Time is on Our Side(s)

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    4:20 AM

    Adam Reich - Just Do It: Turning Ourselves into Gluttons for Mitzvos

    Of course, along with the great shiurim and learning, there will be refreshments all night long (especially sushi). A special ‘thank you’ to all our sponsors!

    In addition to the Tikun in Shul tomorrow night, we will be hosting a special Women’s Shavuos Shiur on Sunday afternoon, May 24th, at 4:45 PM at our home, 3 Richland Drive.

    Have a great Shabbos and a Chag Sameach.

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May 25, 2015

7 Sivan 5775

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  • Parsha

    Nasso

  • Erev Shabbat

  • Shacharis

    6:15 am & 7:00 am

  • Early Candle Lighting

    6:43 pm

  • Candle Lighting

    8:01 pm

  • Mincha

    6:25 pm & 8:00 pm

  • Shabbat Morning
  • Shacharis

    7:20 am & 9:00 am

  • Parsha Shiur

    8:35 am

  • Shema

    9:14 am

  • Shabbat Afternoon, Erev Shavuot
  • Mincha

    5:00 pm

  • Daf Yomi

    5:30 pm

  • Maariv

    8:50 pm

  • Havdalah/Candle Lighting

    9:05 pm

  • Tikun Leil Shavuot

    11:30 pm

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  • Sunday 5/24 Shavuot
  • Shacharis

    5:08 am & 9:00 am

  • Shema

    9:13 am

  • Women's Shavuos Shiur, Marcus Residence

    4:45 pm

  • Daf Yomi

    7:20 pm

  • Mincha/ Maariv

    8:05 pm

  • Candle Lighting, not before

    9:05 pm

  • Mon.5/25 Shavuot
  • Shacharis

    7:20 am & 9:00 am

  • Shema

    9:13 am

  • Yizkor

    10:40 am

  • Daf Yomi

    7:20 pm

  • Mincha/ Maariv

    8:05 pm

  • Havdalah

    9:06 pm

  • Tues. 5/26 & Wed. 5/27
  • Shacharis

    6:15 am & 7:00 am

  • Women's Tehillim, Tues. Evening

    7:30 pm

  • Mincha/ Maariv

    8:05 pm

  • Thurs. 5/28
  • Shacharis

    6:10 am & 7:00 am

  • Mincha/ Maariv

    8:05 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 5/29
  • Shacharis

    6:15 pm & 7:00 am

  • Candle Lighting

    6:48 pm & 8:01 pm

  • Mincha

    6:30 pm & 8:05 pm