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
KIDDUSHIM:July 01, 2016
July 1, 2016
Early minyan kiddush is sponsored by Natalie and Bill Bratash to commemorate the yahrtzeit of their daughter, Irina Bratash-Montemuroo.
Main kiddush is unsponsored.
Shalosh seudos is sponsored by Sara and Howard Apsan to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Howard's mother, Sara Apsan.
July 9, 2016
Early minyan kiddush, main kiddush and shalosh seudos are unsponosred.
|Early Minyan Kiddush|| Available Dates: July 9, 23, 30|
|Main Kiddush|| Available Dates: July 9, 16, 23, 30|
|Shalosh Seudos|| Available Dates: July 9, 16, 23, 30|
HELP SUPPORT SHARON LANGERT WHO IS RAISING MONEY FOR CAMP SIMCHAJuly 01, 2016
This will be Sharon Langert's THIRD year riding in the Tour De Simcha bike-a-thon, Wednesday, July 6, 2016, which affords kids with cancer to attend Camp Simcha and have some respite from their illness, and a little fun! And you can help. Please sponsor Sharon at the link below and don't forget to wave when you see her flying by training hard!
SAVE THE DATES! Upcoming Parsha on the Lawn: July 9th - Hosted by the Bienenfelds (88 Fieldstone Drive); August 6th; August 27th; September 10th. More information to follow!July 01, 2016
Parsha on the Lawn is a community-wide opportunity for socializing, dessert-ing and hearing some words of inspiration in a community member's backyard. Looking forward to seeing you there!
CIS BBQ is Back! July 10th at Irwin PlaygroundJuly 01, 2016
All Shul members are cordially invited to attend our Shul's barbecue on Sunday, July 10, starting at 2:00 pm at the Irwin Playground, located on the corner of Irwin Street and Adams Terrace. The barbecue will also feature the CIS Youth Olympics, (starting at 2:30). Paid by July 8 $10/Individual, $20/couple, $35/family; Paid day of the event $15/individual, $25/couple, $45/family. For more information, please see the flyer in bulletin, or contact Shmuel Babich at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you there!
Tuesday & Thursday night, 8:30 - 9:30 PM: Beis Medrash Learning @ CISJuly 01, 2016
Come be a part of the learning going on in our Beis Medrash with a special new program! Come with your chavrusa, or learn with one of the BML Fellows that will be joining us both nights, or just learn on your own in the Beis Medrash. Additionally, there will be interactive chaburos both nights for those interested. Tuesday night there will be a Halacha Chabura, and Thursday night there will be a Gemara B'Iyun Chabura.
WOMEN'S TEHILLIMJuly 01, 2016
We are looking for volunteers to say tehillim from home on Tuesday nights. If you are interested, please contact Melanie Wind at (973) 467-5726 or email@example.com.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING SHUL SECURITYJuly 01, 2016
Please be advised that the double doors in the social hall leading to the parking lot may NOT be used as an entrance or an exit from the building. They are for emergency use only. Please enter/exit the shul using the main door or the keypad door at all times. We thank you for your cooperation. The shul will be closed from 11 pm - 5:15 am every day. No one is allowed to enter or exit the building during these hours. The alarm will be activated if any exterior door is opened or closed, and the police will be notified.
Double parking is prohibited in our parking lot at all times. If there is not a spot available, please leave your car at home.
* REMINDER: The Mountain Avenue entrance to the shul parking lot is ONE WAY only.
For all security concerns, please contact Cheryl Becker or a member of the security committee.
DAILY MINCHA MINYAN, 1:30 PM, SUNDAY - THURSDAY AT YESHIVA GEDOLAH ZICHRON LEYMA, 2035 VAUXHALL ROAD, CORNER PLANE STREET, UNION.July 01, 2016
There is a daily Mincha Minyan at 1:30 pm, Sunday - Thursday at Yeshiva Gedolah Zichron Leyma, 2035 Vauxhall Road, corner Plane Street, Union. They also have Shacharis 7:40 am & Maariv 9:45 pm. Rabbis Eliezer Ginsberg and Gershon Neuman. Please note: The sign of the former Congregation B'nai Ahavath Shalom is still on the building.
Monday, July 11th, Shackamaxon Country Club, Scotch Plains, NJ: THE JEC GOLF OUTING BENEFITTING THE SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS OF THE YESHIVA, BRURIAH & RTMAJuly 01, 2016
For complete event information, go to www.JECGolfOuting.org or call (908) 355-4850 ext. 6206
Wednesday, July 13, 7pm - 8:30pm, Saint Barnabas Medical Center Wellness Institute, JCC MetroWest 760 Northfield Ave, West Orange: JFS MetroWest Launches Breast Cancer Support ServicesJuly 01, 2016
For more information and to register please contact Lisa Traiger, LCSW at 973-765-9050 ext. 1730 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, July 18th, 8 PM, CIS social hall: PROJECT S.A.R.A.H & AMUDIM AWARENESS PROGRAMJuly 01, 2016
Amudim Community Resources and Project S.A.R.A.H presents a night of education. As parents, our number one responsibility is to protect our children. Join Dr. David Pelcovitz and Rabbi Eliezer Zwickler while they speak about this important topic, and learn from top professionals the information and techniques needed to prevent and handle abuse in today's world. Come join us on July 18 in Congregation Israel of Springfield starting at 8pm. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 646-517-0222
JOIN SPRINGFIELD'S TIFERES GROUP! Tiferes, a Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation program for women.July 01, 2016
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. 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)
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE: HOSTING PROSPECTIVE COMMUNITY MEMBERS FOR SHABBOSJuly 01, 2016
If you are interested in hosting prospective community members for Shabbos to sleep over or for meals, please contact Daniella Hoffer email@example.com.
SIDDUR REPAIRJuly 01, 2016
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.
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 01, 2016
SHOP RITE SCRIP IN $25, $50 & $100 DENOMINATION CARDS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE SHUL OFFICE.July 01, 2016
KASHRUT ALERT:July 01, 2016
June 20, 2016: Scara’s New York Gourmet Italian Ice in the following flavors – Blueberry, Cherry, Lemon, and Sour Apple bears an unauthorized partial cRc logo (the surrounding triangle is missing). The product is kosher, however it was produced on Dairy Equipment. Corrective measures have been taken. The Italian Ice varieties stated above should not be confused with the Scara’s Chocolate Sherbet, which is actually dairy, cholov stam.
June 16, 2016: Brand: Honest Kids Product: Goodness Grapeness Organic Fruit Drink Company: Honest Tea, Bathesda MD Issue: Unauthorized OU D
The Orthodox Union does not certify Honest Kids Goodness Grapeness fruit drink. This product is being sold in 6 ounce cartons that were placed in large bags that bear an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions have been implemented.
PLEASE SUPPORT THESE VENDORS WHO GRACIOUSLY DONATE THEIR SERVICES TO OUR ANNUAL SHUL DINNER. DON'T FORGET TO MENTION CONGREGATION ISRAEL!July 01, 2016
AVENUE FLOWERS & GIFTS
166 Elmora Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ
ALLAN REIDER Studio
Photography & Video
2714 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ
INVEST IN ISRAEL BONDS July 01, 2016
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.
IT'S TIME TO JOIN OR RENEW YOUR MIKVAH MEMBERSHIP FOR 2016!July 01, 2016
Please send your annual membership check to: Mikvah Yisroel of Springfield, 42 Center Street
Springfield NJ 07081
Membership levels are: $1000 donor, $360 premium, $180 regular couple, $100 regular single. Donations of other amounts are also welcome.
MIKVAH YISROEL OF SPRINGFIELD - 42 CENTER STREETJuly 01, 2016
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.
CIS SISTERHOOD MEMBERSHIPJuly 01, 2016
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.
THIS WEEK'S BULLETIN IS SPONSORED BY THE GARBOOS AND ZHUBRAK FAMILIES IN HONOR OF ELIYAHU (ELI) DOV ZHUBRAK'S UPSHERINJuly 01, 2016
WEEK OF JULY 11TH, 18TH & 25TH AND MONTH OF AUGUST 2016 BULLETIN SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE.
Bulletin Submissions: Please send all bulletin submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9:00 AM on Friday morning. To sponsor the bulletin for $120/month ($36/bulletin), please contact Marilyn Bielory at 973-379-4778.