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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

  • 2016- 14TH ANNUAL HIGH HOLIDAY KIBBUDIM AUCTION

    September 30, 2016
    Thanks to all the active and silent participants who made this year’s auction the best ever!

    Sam Alexander, Lenny Bielory, Eric Bloom, Avi Borenstein, Rick Covkin, Harry Czinn, Victor Dishy, Joe Feldman, Bruce Francis, Yehudit Francis, Ben Hoffer, Noah Kaminer, Jeff Kigner, Sarah Lachs. David Lachs, Steve Langert, Charlie Larkin, Jay Mevorah, Jeremy Prawer, Josh Smilow, Henry Stein, Rick Strulowitz, Sion Suffir, Craig Weinstein and Howard Wizenfeld

    Special Thanks to: Charlie Larkin for another year of motivational auctioneering; Springfield’s new Rye Deli for preparing very delicious platters of assorted wraps, salads, pastries and fruits; Natalie for food service set-up; Henryck for arranging the room; Sam Alexander and Harry Czinn for coordinating the auction and augmenting refreshments and beverages;Howard Wizenfeld for volunteering as an apprentice for organizing future auctions; and an extra special thanks again to Christine Spinner for her administrative support and tireless commitment to the success of the auction.

  • KIDDUSHIM:

    September 30, 2016

    October 1, 2016

    Early minyan kiddush and shalosh seudos are unsponsored.

    Main kiddush is sponsored by Beth and Marty Aron in honor of Susan Feldman's birthday!

    Early Minyan Kiddush  Available Dates:    October  5, 22, 29
    Main Kiddush  Available Dates:    October 15, 22
    Shalosh Seudos  Available Dates:    October 15, 22, 29

  • HELP SUPPORT SAM ALEXANDER WHO IS RAISING FUNDS FOR THE FRIENDS OF THE ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES

    September 30, 2016

    For six days, from September 18-23, Sam Alexander will be riding 424 miles with total accumulated climbs of over 30,000  feet in a special cycling tour of Israel in order to raise funds for and awareness of the Friends of The Israel Defense Forces. The FIDF provides crucial services, programing, and support for wounded, active, and lone soldiers and for bereaved families. To learn more about the tour and the good work of the FIDF and to support me in this endeavor online, please visit Sam's web site:  https://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/samuel-alexander
    Sponsorships using a check made out to "Friends of the Israel Defense" Forces with "Sam Alexander - Cycling Mission" in the memo may be given to me in person or mailed to me at 29 Twin Oaks Oval, Springfield, NJ 07081. Thank you for any and every donation and for helping support our young soldiers who have sacrificed so much. Donations will be accepted during and after the ride too!
    Friends of the Israel Defense Forces is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

  • GIFT OF LIFE - BONE MARROW REGISTRY

    September 30, 2016

    Currently Adam Krief, a 31 year old husband and father of 3 from L.A., is fighting for his life and is in need of a bone marrow transplant. Jewish communities all over the country have come together to try to find a donor match to save his life.  Joining the registry is easy and requires a simple swab of the inside of your cheek. Donors should be between the ages of 18-45 and in general good health. It takes less than 5 minutes to register. Swab a cheek and save a life!

    Please go to 
    www.giftoflife.org/Hope4Adam to order a kit to your home. It's simple, fast and easy, and can save someone's life.

  • HIGH HOLIDAY BABYSITTING REGISTRATION

    September 30, 2016
    You may register for babysitting by clicking here or by signing up when you pick up your High Holiday seat tickets. Please include the name(s) of your child(ren) and the sessions they will attend. Cost is $1 per session per child. (5 sessions = $5.) Make checks payable to Congregation Israel of Springfield,  memo Holiday babysitting. Light lunch and snack are included. For more information, email andrew.nusbaum@gmail.com. Have a happy and healthy New Year!

    The high holiday babysitters need our support. Please consider volunteering some of your time on Yom Tov to support and help supervise the babysitters. We are also requesting donations of gently used toys and games for ages 12 months to 8 years to enjoy during babysitting. Please speak to Andrew Nusbaum or Aryeh Czarka about volunteering or to make a donation. Thank you!
  • IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING SHUL SECURITY

    September 30, 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.

  • Sunday, Oct. 9th, 9:30 am, Yeshiva University's WILF Campus, 2540 Amsterdam Ave.NY,NY: Perspectives on Introspection & Repentance

    September 30, 2016

    Rabbi Moshe Tzvi Weinberg, Rebbe and Mashgiach Ruchani
    Stone Beit Midrash Program, Yeshiva University
    Teshuvah: A Return to Normalcy
    9:30 a.m.

    Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter
    University Professor of Jewish Thought and Jewish History, Yeshiva University, and Senior Scholar, CJF
    God, Torah, and the Jewish People: Reflecting on the Yamim Noraim
    10:30 a.m.

    Open to men and women       Parking available by RSVP only         Register online at www.yu.edu/teshuvah

    For more information about the programs and sponsorship opportunities, please contact: Rabbi Aryeh Czarka, Program Coordinator, CJF at aryeh.czarka@yu.edu or 212.960.5400, ext. 6826

  • Monday, Oct. 10th, 8:30 pm, Benaroya Sephardic Center/Chetrit Sanctuary of Congregation Ahavath Torah, 240 Broad Ave.,Engelwood,NJ: RABBI ELI MANSOUR GUEST SPEAKER

    September 30, 2016

    This lecture will be given in memory of Dr. Robin Goldman, a"h.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 9th, 7:15 pm, main JEC Campus, 330 Elmora Ave.,Elizabeth, NJ: RTMA OPEN HOUSE

    September 30, 2016

    Join us to find out why RTMA students and faculty live and learn "Above the Code" and how students are inspired and empowered to succeed in their studies and lives. Delectable refreshments catering to both student and parental palates will be served. Pre-registration is appreciated at RTMA.TheJEC.org.

  • Sunday, Nov. 13th, 9 am, JEC'S BRURIAH CAMPUS, 35 North Ave.,Elizabeth, NJ: BRURIAH HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE

    September 30, 2016

    Join us and witness firsthand how Bruriah students are inspired and empowered to "Make Their Mark" in all aspects of their studies and lives. A buffet lunch with a meet and greet will follow. Pre-registration is appreciated at Bruriah.theJEC.org.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 15th: JEC LOWER SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE *MORE INFORMATION WILL BE FORTHCOMING- SAVE THE DATE!

    September 30, 2016
  • DONATIONS FOR OUR CHAYALIM

    September 30, 2016
    Pearla Lulinski Weisman is collecting travel-size supplies ie toothpaste, mouthwash, shampoo, conditioner, shaving cream, etc. and new, unopened packages of underware and socks for the Israeli soldiers. Items can be dropped off in front of her door at 8 Norwood Road, Springfield. Thank you for your kind donations to our Israeli chayalim and Packages from Home.



  • MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE: HOSTING PROSPECTIVE COMMUNITY MEMBERS FOR SHABBOS

    September 30, 2016

    If you are interested in hosting prospective community members for Shabbos to sleep over or for meals, please contact Daniella Hoffer daniellahoffer@gmail.com.

  • SIDDUR REPAIR

    September 30, 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.

    September 30, 2016
  • SHOP RITE SCRIP IN $25, $50 & $100 DENOMINATION CARDS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE SHUL OFFICE.

    September 30, 2016
  • KASHRUT ALERT:

    September 30, 2016

    September 12, 2016:  Meijer No Salt Potato Chips Brand: Meijer  Product: No Salt Added Kettle Cooked Potato Chips    Company: Meijer, Grand Rapids MI   Issue: Mislabeled OU

  • PLEASE SUPPORT THESE VENDORS WHO GRACIOUSLY DONATE THEIR SERVICES TO OUR ANNUAL SHUL DINNER. DON'T FORGET TO MENTION CONGREGATION ISRAEL!

    September 30, 2016

    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

  • INVEST IN ISRAEL BONDS

    September 30, 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!

    September 30, 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 STREET

    September 30, 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.

  • Youth Corner

  • October 1st, 1.5 hrs. before Mincha at Bromberg Residence, 345 Mountain Ave.: YLIT CHILL

    September 30, 2016
  • Sunday, Oct. 9th, in Shul: CHALLAH BAKING & SUCCAH DECORATION MAKING

    September 30, 2016

    9:30 AM: YLIT DROPOFF

    10:15 AM KITANIM-CHANICHIM DROPFF

    12:00 PM KETANIM-YLIT PICKUP

  • Shabbos Chol Hamoed, Oct. 22nd: SUCCAH HOP *More details to follow.

    September 30, 2016
  • Monday, Oct. 24th, 4PM, Shul Social Hall: SIMCHAT TORAH MINI HAKAFOT FOR KETANIM & CHAMUDIM- PARENTS ARE WELCOME!

    September 30, 2016
  • Sisterhood Corner

  • CIS SISTERHOOD MEMBERSHIP

    September 30, 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.

  • Shul Activities

  • MONTHS OF OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER 2016 BULLETIN SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE.

    September 30, 2016

    Bulletin Submissions: Please send all bulletin submissions to cis-office@congregationisrael.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.

  • Community Corner

  • 2016- 14TH ANNUAL HIGH HOLIDAY KIBBUDIM AUCTION

    September 30, 2016

    Thanks to all the active and silent participants who made this year’s auction the best ever!

    Sam Alexander, Lenny Bielory, Eric Bloom, Avi Borenstein, Rick Covkin, Harry Czinn, Victor Dishy, Joe Feldman, Bruce Francis, Yehudit Francis, Ben Hoffer, Noah Kaminer, Jeff Kigner, Sarah Lachs. David Lachs, Steve Langert, Charlie Larkin, Jay Mevorah, Jeremy Prawer, Josh Smilow, Henry Stein, Rick Strulowitz, Sion Suffir, Craig Weinstein and Howard Wizenfeld

    Special Thanks to: Charlie Larkin for another year of motivational auctioneering; Springfield’s new Rye Deli for preparing very delicious platters of assorted wraps, salads, pastries and fruits; Natalie for food service set-up; Henryck for arranging the room; Sam Alexander and Harry Czinn for coordinating the auction and augmenting refreshments and beverages;Howard Wizenfeld for volunteering as an apprentice for organizing future auctions; and an extra special thanks again to Christine Spinner for her administrative support and tireless commitment to the success of the auction.

  • KIDDUSHIM:

    September 30, 2016

    October 1, 2016

    Early minyan kiddush and shalosh seudos are unsponsored.

    Main kiddush is sponsored by Beth and Marty Aron in honor of Susan Feldman's birthday!

    Early Minyan Kiddush  Available Dates:    October  5, 22, 29
    Main Kiddush  Available Dates:    October 15, 22
    Shalosh Seudos  Available Dates:    October 15, 22, 29

  • HELP SUPPORT SAM ALEXANDER WHO IS RAISING FUNDS FOR THE FRIENDS OF THE ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES

    September 30, 2016

    For six days, from September 18-23, Sam Alexander will be riding 424 miles with total accumulated climbs of over 30,000  feet in a special cycling tour of Israel in order to raise funds for and awareness of the Friends of The Israel Defense Forces. The FIDF provides crucial services, programing, and support for wounded, active, and lone soldiers and for bereaved families. To learn more about the tour and the good work of the FIDF and to support me in this endeavor online, please visit Sam's web site:  https://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/samuel-alexander
    Sponsorships using a check made out to "Friends of the Israel Defense" Forces with "Sam Alexander - Cycling Mission" in the memo may be given to me in person or mailed to me at 29 Twin Oaks Oval, Springfield, NJ 07081. Thank you for any and every donation and for helping support our young soldiers who have sacrificed so much. Donations will be accepted during and after the ride too!
    Friends of the Israel Defense Forces is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

  • GIFT OF LIFE - BONE MARROW REGISTRY

    September 30, 2016

    Currently Adam Krief, a 31 year old husband and father of 3 from L.A., is fighting for his life and is in need of a bone marrow transplant. Jewish communities all over the country have come together to try to find a donor match to save his life.  Joining the registry is easy and requires a simple swab of the inside of your cheek. Donors should be between the ages of 18-45 and in general good health. It takes less than 5 minutes to register. Swab a cheek and save a life!

    Please go to 
    www.giftoflife.org/Hope4Adam to order a kit to your home. It's simple, fast and easy, and can save someone's life.

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  • Rabbi's Message

    BS”D

    The normal procedure is that on the Shabbos before Rosh Chodesh we bless the upcoming month, announce the exact date and time of the molad, which is when the New Moon will be visible in Jerusalem, and let everyone know what day, or days, Rosh Chodesh falls during the following week.  This is what we do before we begin every month, except for the month of Tishrei.  On the Shabbos preceding Tishrei, which is this Shabbos, we omit Birchas HaChodesh.

    There are various explanations as to why we treat Tishrei differently than all other months.  Some suggest that the practice of Birchas HaChodesh was instituted simply to let people know when the new month actually begins.  With Tishrei this is not necessary since people have been preparing for the New Year, which commences with the first day of Tishrei, for the entire month before, during the month of Elul.  Everyone knows when it is; there is no need for a reminder.

    Others suggest a different approach:  Rosh HaShana, the first of Tishrei, is a fresh start.  It is the day when Creation is renewed, and thus, we are also given the opportunity to define ourselves anew.  The slate is wiped clean, and the pen is put into our hands to write an innovative story, different from that which was there before.  As such, the new month of Tishrei, and the New Year, needs no blessing from the previous month.  It stands on its own, apart from the precedent of the past, waiting to be blessed by our new actions.

    May our collective and individual dreams come to fruition this year. 

    Lea and I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Shana tova and a kesiva v’chasima tova.

     

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Oct 01, 2016

28 Elul 5776

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  • Parsha

    Nitzavim

  • Erev Shabbat

  • Shacharis

    6:05 am & 7:05 am

  • Candle Lighting

    6:22 pm

  • Mincha

    6:25 pm

  • Tisch at the Kaminer residence, 23 Pitt Rd.

    9:00 pm

  • Shabbat Morning
  • Shacharis

    7:10 am & 9:00 am

  • Parsha Shiur

    8:35 am

  • Shema

    9:50 am

  • Shabbat Afternoon
  • Boys Shiur given by Rabbi Marcus

    4:20 pm

  • Daf Yomi

    4:50 pm

  • Pirkei Avot Shiur

    5:35 pm

  • Mincha

    6:05 pm

  • Havdalah

    7:28 pm

  • Selichot

    10:00 pm & 12:45 pm

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  • Sunday 10/2 Erev Rosh HaShanah
  • Shacharis

    6:30 am & 8:00 am

  • Chatzot

    12:47 pm

  • Candle Lighting

    6:18 pm

  • Mincha

    6:25 pm

  • Mon. 10/3 Rosh HaShanah
  • Shacharis

    8:00 am

  • Shema

    9:51 am

  • Shofar

    10:40 am (approx.)

  • Mincha

    6:25 pm

  • Candle Lighting, Not Before

    7:25 pm

  • Tashlich this Afternoon

  • Tues. 10/4 Rosh HaShanah
  • Shacharis

    8:00 am

  • Shema

    9:51 am

  • Shofar

    10:40 am (approx.)

  • Mincha/ Maariv

    6:25 pm

  • Havdalah

    7:23 pm

  • Wed. 10/05 Tzon Gedalah
  • Fast Begins

    5:46 am

  • Shacharis

    5:50 am & 7:05 am

  • Selichot

    6:40 am

  • Mincha/ Maariv

    6:05 pm

  • Fast Ends

    6:58 pm

  • Thurs. 10/6
  • Shacharis

    5:50 am & 7:05 am

  • Selichot

    6:40 am

  • Mincha/ Maariv

    6:15 pm & 9:30 pm

  • Tefillah Shiur in shul

    8:30 pm

  • Rabbi Baruch Bodenheim, Gemara B'Iyun Chaburah in shul

    9:00 pm

  • Friday 10/7
  • Shacharis

    6:00 am & 7:05 am

  • Selichot

    6:40 am

  • Candle Lighting

    6:10 pm

  • Mincha

    6:15 pm