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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

  • KIDDUSHIM:

    January 20, 2017

    January 21, 2017

    Early minyan kiddush is co-sponsored by Ellen and Jerry Tarlowe to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Jerry's father, Meyer Tarlowe, and Jerry's uncle, Milton Tarlowe; and co-sponsored by Yaffa and Avi Sabag to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Yaffa's father, Moshe Siluk.

    Main kiddush is sponsored by Sherry and Henry Stein in memory of Arie Halpern Z"L.

    Shalosh seudos is co-sponsored by Rachel and Shelly Kohn to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Rachel's sister, Rut Chava bat harav Eliezer; and co-sponsored by Sara and Howard Apsan to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Sara's sister, Rebecca Borrie.
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    January 28, 2017

    Early minyan kiddush will be sponsored by Viviana and Howard Gluckman.

    Main kiddush will be sponsored.

    Shalosh seudos will be sponsored by Debbie and Moshe Rosenwein.

    Early Minyan Kiddush  Available Dates:     February 11, 25   March 11, 18, 25
    Main Kiddush  Available Dates:     February 25         March 4
    Shalosh Seudos  Available Dates:     February 18, 25   March 4, 11, 18

  • WOMEN'S TEHILLIM

    January 20, 2017

    Looking for volunteers to say tehillim at home on Tuesday nights. Please contact Melanie Wind via phone or text her cell at 973-493-3162.

  • Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, 2PM, Shul social hall: CIS, as a member of the Israel Support Committee, will sponsor the showing of the film "It Is No Dream", the story of Theodore Herzl narrated by Ben Kingsley

    January 20, 2017
  • SAVE THE DATE! NEXT NO@TS EVENT, FEBRUARY 25TH! MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW.

    January 20, 2017
  • SAVE THE DATE! CIS ANNUAL DINNER, MARCH 21, 2017, AT THE CYRSTAL PLAZA

    January 20, 2017

    CELEBRATE WITH US AS WE HONOR

    Rebbecca and Sam Alexander with the Rabbi Israel E. Turner Memorial Award

    Miryam and Dr. Josh Smilow with the Young Leadership Award

    Sherry Stein with the Aishet Chayil Award

    David Kohn with the Edward Konigsberg Memorial Award

    Sara Alexander with the Joseph Tammam Memorial Youth Community Service Scholarship Award

  • DONATIONS FOR OUR CHAYALIM

    January 20, 2017
    Pearla Lulinski Weisman is collecting TRAVEL SIZE supplies ie toothpaste, mouthwash, shampoo, conditioner, shaving cream, etc. and new, unopened packages of underware, socks, gloves and hats for the Israeli soldiers. Items can be dropped off in front of Pearla's door at 8 Norwood Road, Springfield, by November 17th. Thank you for your kind donations to our Israeli chayalim and Packages from Home. This will be special winter packages in time for Chanukah!



  • HELP SUPPORT DANIELLE SHANSKHALIL WHO IS RAISING FUNDS TO SUPPORT CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES.

    January 20, 2017

    Danielle Shanskhalil is planning to run the Jerusalem Marathon in March for Yachad, the only international organization promoting inclusion for children and adults with disabilities in the broader Jewish community. Please consider sponsoring Danielle using the link https://jerusalem.teamyachad.com/runner/danishans18/.  Thank you for your support!

  • CAMP KITANIM WILL OPEN AGAIN FOR THE 2017 SUMMER SEASON!

    January 20, 2017
    We're thrilled to announce that Camp Kitanim will be open again for the 2017 summer season under the leadership of our very own Rebecca Levy!! As director, Rebecca brings with her over ten years of experience and professionalism and most importantly is a mother of a toddler herself! Registration information and packets will be available shortly! Any inquiries can be directed to campkitanim@gmail.com or to the camp chairmen- Michelle Burstein, Leah Kaminer and Henny Bochner
  • KASHRUT ALERT:

    January 20, 2017

    January 9, 2017, Martin’s Funnel Cake Flavored Potato Chips Issue: Missing D - Dairy Symbol, The Orthodox Union certifies Martin's Funnel Cake Flavored Potato Chips as an OU D - Dairy product. This product contains dairy as indicated in the ingredients and allergens statements. Some packaging was printed with an "OU Pareve" symbol as opposed to an OU D - Dairy symbol. Correction actions are being implemented.

  • IT'S TIME TO JOIN OR RENEW YOUR MIKVAH MEMBERSHIP FOR 2016!

    January 20, 2017

    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

    January 20, 2017

    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

  • YOUTH GROUP NAME KEY:

    January 20, 2017
    Ketanim- Age 3 and Nursery     Chamudim- Kindergarten, Primer and Pre-K     Chanichim- Boys in grades 1-4     Chanichot- Girls in grades 1-4     YLIT- Grades 5-8     Teens- Grades 9-12
  • Motzei Shabbos, Jan. 21st: TEEN MOVIE NIGHT! DETAILS TO FOLLOW

    January 20, 2017
  • SAVE THE DATE! SUNDAY, MARCH 12TH, 10:30 AM: YOUTH ANNUAL PURIM CARNIVAL...MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW!

    January 20, 2017
  • Sisterhood Corner

  • SISTERHOOD MISHLOACH MANOT FUNDRAISER IS NOW UNDER WAY!

    January 20, 2017

    The Sisterhood Mishloach Manot fundraiser has begun! Orders can be placed online at HappyPurim.com until SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19th. Everyone will receive an email from HappyPurim containing your unique log-in code and instructions for ordering. IF YOU DID NOT RECEIVE THIS EMAIL ON JANUARY 19th, please check your spam/junk mail. If you have questions about ordering, please contact Leah Kaminer (908-892-9810) or Tzipporah Schvarcz (347-374-0058) for assistance. No calls after 10pm, please.

  • SAVE THE DATE, FEB. 4TH! SISTERHOOD PAID UP MEMBERSHIP DINNER! PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE ALL PAID UP IN ORDER TO ATTEND.

    January 20, 2017
    The following is the structure for the membership dues for the upcoming 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 made payable to Sisterhood, Congregation Israel. Please mail payments directly to: Lori Nusbaum, 104 Tooker Ave, Springfield, NJ 07081
  • Shul Activities

  • JANUARY BULLETIN IS SPONSORED BY DOLORES AND SOL GREENFIELD IN MEMORY OF DOLORES' PARENTS, LILLIAN AND MORRIS GLINTER AND DOLORES' BROTHER, PAUL GLINTER.

    January 20, 2017

    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

  • KIDDUSHIM:

    January 20, 2017

    January 21, 2017

    Early minyan kiddush is co-sponsored by Ellen and Jerry Tarlowe to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Jerry's father, Meyer Tarlowe, and Jerry's uncle, Milton Tarlowe; and co-sponsored by Yaffa and Avi Sabag to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Yaffa's father, Moshe Siluk.

    Main kiddush is sponsored by Sherry and Henry Stein in memory of Arie Halpern Z"L.

    Shalosh seudos is co-sponsored by Rachel and Shelly Kohn to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Rachel's sister, Rut Chava bat harav Eliezer; and co-sponsored by Sara and Howard Apsan to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Sara's sister, Rebecca Borrie.
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    January 28, 2017

    Early minyan kiddush will be sponsored by Viviana and Howard Gluckman.

    Main kiddush will be sponsored.

    Shalosh seudos will be sponsored by Debbie and Moshe Rosenwein.

    Early Minyan Kiddush  Available Dates:     February 11, 25   March 11, 18, 25
    Main Kiddush  Available Dates:     February 25         March 4
    Shalosh Seudos  Available Dates:     February 18, 25   March 4, 11, 18

  • Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, 2PM, Shul social hall: CIS, as a member of the Israel Support Committee, will sponsor the showing of the film "It Is No Dream", the story of Theodore Herzl narrated by Ben Kingsley

    January 20, 2017

  • SAVE THE DATE! NEXT NO@TS EVENT, FEBRUARY 25TH! MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW.

    January 20, 2017

  • SAVE THE DATE! CIS ANNUAL DINNER, MARCH 21, 2017, AT THE CYRSTAL PLAZA

    January 20, 2017

    CELEBRATE WITH US AS WE HONOR

    Rebbecca and Sam Alexander with the Rabbi Israel E. Turner Memorial Award

    Miryam and Dr. Josh Smilow with the Young Leadership Award

    Sherry Stein with the Aishet Chayil Award

    David Kohn with the Edward Konigsberg Memorial Award

    Sara Alexander with the Joseph Tammam Memorial Youth Community Service Scholarship Award

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  • Rabbi's Message

    BS”D

    Halachos Of The Week: ‘Shabbos Candles’

    Question: We are going out to friends for the Friday night meal. Where should I light my Shabbos candles?

    Answer: The ideal situation would be for the woman to light in her own home and derive some benefit from the candles before leaving her home (e.g. daven next to the candles). Alternatively, she could use long-lasting candles which will still be burning upon returning home from the meal, and at that point she, or any family member, could derive some benefit from the light of the candles (e.g. have dessert next to them).  If for some reason a woman can not light at home, she may light in the home where she is having the meal.

    Question: Am I allowed to do melacha (prohibited acts) after my wife lights Shabbos candles? What about any children who will not be coming to shul? Are there any circumstances when my wife will be allowed to do melacha after lighting?

    Answer: Normally speaking, the only one in a home bound by the lighting of Shabbos candles to actually accept Shabbos at that time is the woman lighting the candles.  Although the husband and older children (over 12 for a girl and 13 for a boy) are fulfilling their obligation to light candles with the lighting of their wife/mother, it is not considered an act of ‘kabbolas Shabbos’ – an acceptance of Shabbos, on their part.  There are certain, pressing cases when even the woman who is lighting the candles may delay her acceptance of Shabbos until sunset.  To accomplish this, she should verbally or mentally stipulate that although she is lighting the Shabbos candles, she is not yet accepting Shabbos.

    Have a great Shabbos.

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Jan 21, 2017

23 Tevet 5777

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  • Parsha

    Shemos

  • Erev Shabbat

  • Shacharis

    6:15 am & 7:00 am

  • Candle Lighting

    4:42 pm

  • Mincha

    4:45 pm

  • Shabbat Morning
  • Shacharis

    7:10 am & 8:45 am

  • Shema

    9:42 am

  • Shabbat Afternoon
  • Mincha

    4:30 pm

  • Havdalah

    5:52 pm

  • Parent-Child Learning

    6:40 pm

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  • Sunday 1/22
  • Shacharis

    6:30 am & 8:00 am

  • Mincha

    4:50 pm

  • Mon. 1/23
  • Shacharis

    6:10 am & 7:00 am

  • Mincha/ Maariv

    4:50 pm & 9:30 pm

  • Tues. 1/24
  • Shacharis

    6:15 am & 7:00 am

  • Mincha/ Maariv

    4:50 pm & 9:30 pm

  • Women's Tehillim

    7:30 pm

  • Wed. 1/25
  • Shacharis

    6:15 am & 7:00 am

  • Mincha/ Maariv

    4:50 pm & 9:30 pm

  • Thurs. 1/26
  • Shacharis

    6:10 am & 7:00 am

  • Mincha/ Maariv

    4:50 pm & 9:30 pm

  • Shulchan Aruch Shiur - Laws of Tzedakah

    8:30 pm

  • Shiur on Emunah at Marcus Residence, 3 Richland

    10:00 pm

  • Friday 1/27
  • Shacharis

    6:15 am & 7:00 am

  • Candle Lighting

    4:51 pm

  • Mincha

    4:55 pm