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 31, 2015
August 1, 2015
Early minyan is sponsored by Ricci and Michael Bochner in memory of Abraham Gruenbaum.
Main kiddush and Shalosh Seudos are unsponsored.
August 8, 2015
Early minyan kiddush will be sponsored by Ellen and Jerry Tarlowe.
Main kiddush and shalosh seudos are unsponsored.
|Early Minyan Kiddush|| Available Dates: August 15, 22, 29|
|Main Kiddush|| Available Dates: August 8, 15, 29|
|Shalosh Seudos|| Available Dates: August 8, 15, 22, 29|
Tuesday, July 14th, 12:00 pm: LUNCH AND LEARN AT TOKYO HIBACHI, 238 MORRIS AVE. Please RSVP to Rabbi Marcus at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend.July 31, 2015
JOIN SPRINGFIELD'S TIFERES GROUP! Tiferes, a Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation program for women.July 31, 2015
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. 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 31, 2015
If you are interested in hosting prospective community members for Shabbos to sleep over or for meals, please contact Daniella Hoffer email@example.com.
HELP KEEP OUR SHUL TIDY!July 31, 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 REPAIRJuly 31, 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 FAMILIESJuly 31, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.July 31, 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. July 31, 2015
SHOP RITE SCRIP IN $25, $50 & $100 DENOMINATION CARDS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE SHUL OFFICE.July 31, 2015
KASHRUT ALERT:July 31, 2015
July 20, 2015: William-Sonoma Truffle Rub
Brand: Williams-Sonoma Product: Black Truffle Rub Company: Williams-Sonoma San Fransisco, CA Issue: Missing D - Dairy Designation
The Orthodox Union certifies Williams-Sonoma Black Truffle Rub as an OU D - Dairy product. This product contains dairy ingredients as indicated in the ingredient and allergen statements. Some labels were printed with a plain OU, without the D - Dairy symbol. Corrective action has been implemented.
INVEST IN ISRAEL BONDS July 31, 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!July 31, 2015
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!July 31, 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). For more info. go to 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!July 31, 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 STREETJuly 31, 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 Ashley Weinstein at (732) 433-7196.
Hakaras Hatov!July 31, 2015
Thank you to this week's amazing Shabbos Youth Group volunteers: Elana Erez, Lani Krausz, and Tzippy Warshaw, as well as to the dedicated youth leaders, Beryl Artman, Genah Grossman, Mark Grossman, Danielle Shanskhalil and Lana Stern.
Special thanks to Daniella Hoffer for organizing this Summer's Shabbos groups. Please contact Andrew Nusbaum, CISYouthChair@gmail.com, to find out how you can get involved.
Sunday, June 7th, at 10:30 am, classroom: CHAMUDIM WILL BE MAKING KITES!July 31, 2015
Sunday, June 7th, at 1:00 pm, Florham Park Roller Rink, 192 Ridgedale Ave.,Florham Park, NJ 07932: CHANICHIM/ CHANICOT ROLLER SKATINGJuly 31, 2015
Roller skating at Florham Park roller rink for our Chanichim/Chanichot (and anyone else -Chamudim- who wants to join with adult supervision) $10.00 entry fee per person (admission and skate rental) pizza will be served! * Contact Taco and Rifka Miretzky if you plan to attend.
SISTERHOOD BOARD MEETING: WEDNESDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 7, 2015, 8:00 PM IN SHUL.July 31, 2015
CIS SISTERHOOD MEMBERSHIPJuly 31, 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 July 31, 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 email@example.com
AUGUST & SEPTEMBER BULLETIN SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLEJuly 31, 2015
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.
KASHRUT COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENTJuly 31, 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. ***