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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:

    February 24, 2017

    February 25, 2017

    Early minyan kiddush is sponsored by Ellen and Jerry Tarlowe in honor of Jill and Kenny's marriage; and the appointment of Judge David Mintz to the Supreme Court of Israel!

    Main kiddush is sponsored by Michal and Josh Geiger in honor of the birth of their son.

    Shalosh seudos is unsponsored.
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    March 4, 2017

    The early minyan kiddush will be sponsored by Anna and Sion Suffir.

    Main kiddush is unsponsored.

    Early Minyan Kiddush  Available Dates:   March 18         April 22
    Main Kiddush  Available Dates:   March 4          
    Shalosh Seudos  Available Dates:   March 11, 18   April 8,

  • NO@TS PRESENTS CIS FEUD THIS SATURDAY NIGHT, FEBRUARY 25TH! EVENT STARTS AT 8PM, $5.00 PER PERSON. LATE SIGN-UPS OR WALK-INS WELCOME!!

    February 24, 2017

  • CIS WELCOMES SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE RAV YOSEF MENDELEVICH, SHABBOS OF MARCH 3RD - 4TH

    February 24, 2017
  • Sunday, March 5th, at the Hanover residence, 34 Richland Drive: WOMEN'S ROSH CHODESH SERIES GIVEN BY MRS. ESTHER WEIN "PURIM: TAKING REVENGE, G-D STYLE"

    February 24, 2017

    SAVE THE DATE, MAY 21ST! Last Women's Rosh Chodesh Lecture - Full or partial sponsorships are available for each lecture. Please contact Rachayl Wizenfeld for more information at 443-928-2848.

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

    February 24, 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

    February 24, 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!



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

    February 24, 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:

    February 24, 2017

    February 16, 2017, Glendale Farm Grape Juice Issue: Unauthorized OU -
    The Orthodox Union did not certify the 2016 production of Glendale Farm Organic Grape Juice.  This non-certified Glendale Farm Grape Juice has the year "2016" and the letters "OU" printed on the label.  Corrective actions are being implemented.


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

    February 24, 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

    February 24, 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:

    February 24, 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
  • Friday night, Feb. 10th, 7:30 pm, Bromberg residence: TEEN ONEG "TU B'SHVAT EDITION"

    February 24, 2017
  • Shabbos, Feb. 18th, during groups: YOUTH BUCK TICKET TRADE ARCADE

    February 24, 2017
  • Motzei Shabbos, Feb. 18th, 7:30 pm, Bromberg residence: TEEN MOVIE NIGHT

    February 24, 2017
  • Motzei Shabbos, Feb. 25th, 7pm - 7:50pm: IN COLLABORATION WITH PARENT-CHILD LEARNING; PACK MISHLOACH MANOS FOR DAUGHTERS OF ISRAEL HOME

    February 24, 2017
  • Sunday, Feb. 26th, 10:30 am: DELIVER MISHLOACH MANOS TO DAUGHTERS OF ISRAEL HOME FOR THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY! Meet at Daughters of Israel 1155 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052 inside the Atrium Room.

    February 24, 2017
  • SAVE THE DATE! SUNDAY, MARCH 12TH, 10:30 AM: YOUTH ANNUAL PURIM CARNIVAL

    February 24, 2017
  • Sisterhood Corner

  • SISTERHOOD MISHLOACH MANOT FUNDRAISER- DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ORDER & PAYMENT IN FULL IS FEBRUARY 19TH

    February 24, 2017

    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.

  • Shul Activities

  • THIS WEEK'S BULLETIN IS SPONSORED BY CHARLOTTE AND HOWARD BLOCK IN APPRECIATION OF ALL WHO SPONSORED THE DELUXE SHALOSH SEUDOS IN THEIR HONOR AND TO THANK THE SHUL COMMUNITY FOR A SPECIAL SEND OFF TO FLORIDA.

    February 24, 2017

    MARCH, APRIL AND MAY BULLETIN SPONSORSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE. 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:

    February 24, 2017

    February 25, 2017

    Early minyan kiddush is sponsored by Ellen and Jerry Tarlowe in honor of Jill and Kenny's marriage; and the appointment of Judge David Mintz to the Supreme Court of Israel!

    Main kiddush is sponsored by Michal and Josh Geiger in honor of the birth of their son.

    Shalosh seudos is unsponsored.
    **************************

    March 4, 2017

    The early minyan kiddush will be sponsored by Anna and Sion Suffir.

    Main kiddush is unsponsored.

    Early Minyan Kiddush  Available Dates:   March 18         April 22
    Main Kiddush  Available Dates:   March 4          
    Shalosh Seudos  Available Dates:   March 11, 18   April 8,

  • NO@TS PRESENTS CIS FEUD THIS SATURDAY NIGHT, FEBRUARY 25TH! EVENT STARTS AT 8PM, $5.00 PER PERSON. LATE SIGN-UPS OR WALK-INS WELCOME!!

    February 24, 2017


  • CIS WELCOMES SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE RAV YOSEF MENDELEVICH, SHABBOS OF MARCH 3RD - 4TH

    February 24, 2017

  • Sunday, March 5th, at the Hanover residence, 34 Richland Drive: WOMEN'S ROSH CHODESH SERIES GIVEN BY MRS. ESTHER WEIN "PURIM: TAKING REVENGE, G-D STYLE"

    February 24, 2017

    SAVE THE DATE, MAY 21ST! Last Women's Rosh Chodesh Lecture - Full or partial sponsorships are available for each lecture. Please contact Rachayl Wizenfeld for more information at 443-928-2848.

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  • Rabbi's Message

    BS”D

    Commentaries explain that one of the reasons the Jews during the time of Mordechai and Esther were deserving of destruction was the fact that they were “Am echad mefuzar u’mefuradf bein ha’amimOne nation scattered and dispersed among the nations” (Megillas Esther 3:8).  There was a lack of unity amongst the Jewish People; the geographic distance between each Jew and his brother was indicative of the chasm which existed in the hearts of Am Yisrael.  Hence, many of the mitzvos associated with the upcoming holiday of Purim were formulated to increase the feelings of love and brotherhood among Bnei Yisrael.

    One of the mitzvos intended to generate feelings of closeness is the commandment of Matanos L’Evyonim – Gifts for the PoorHalacha states that on Purim day itself, every person is obligated to give one gift to at least two poor people.  The value of the gift is disputed, but one would fulfill their obligation with a monetary gift of approximately $5 each.  However, when referring to this Purim mitzva of matanos l’evyonim, the Rambam writes (Laws of Purim 2:17) that it is much preferred for a person to give generously, above and beyond the minimum level of obligation for this mitzva, even if as a result one would minimize the amount spent on their festive Purim seudah, and on mishloach manos, as true joy is felt by one who brings joy to the hearts and souls of the downtrodden, the poor, and the orphaned. 

    We ask you to please give generously during this year’s Matanos L’Evyonim campaign, and help bring the Jewish People closer together. 

    Have a great Shabbos and a Chodesh Tov.

    Note: You can take part in the Matanos L’Evyonim campaign by making a check out to the Congregation Israel Tzedakah Fund, marking in the MEMO section ‘Matanos L’Evyonim Campaign’ and the money will be given to a number of worthwhile organizations which will disburse the charity to the poor on Purim day itself locally and in Israel to ensure fulfillment of the mitzva. Alternatively, lemaanachai.org and yadeliezer.org are the websites of two organizations in Israel that you can donate to their Matanos L’Evyonim campaigns and thereby fulfill your obligation.

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  • Parsha

    Terumah

  • Erev Shabbat

  • Shacharis

    6:15 am & 7:00 am

  • Candle Lighting

    5:33 pm

  • Mincha

    5:30 pm

  • Shalom Zachor for Geiger at their residence, 11 Sherwood Road

    8:30 pm to 10:00 pm

  • Shabbat Morning
  • Shacharis

    7:10 am & 8:45 am

  • Tefillah Shiur

    8:25 am

  • Shema

    9:23 am

  • Shabbat Afternoon
  • Sefer Shmuel Shiur

    4:50 pm

  • Mincha

    5:15 pm

  • Havdalah

    6:42 pm

  • Parent-Child Learning

    7:00 pm

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  • Sunday 2/26 Rosh Chodesh
  • Shacharis

    6:30 am & 8:00 am

  • Mincha

    5:30 pm

  • Mon. 2/27 Rosh Chodesh
  • Shacharis

    6:00 am & 7:00 am

  • Mincha

    5:30 pm & 9:30 pm

  • Womens Parsha Shiur

    8:00 pm

  • Kol HaTorah Kula Shiur, Monday - Thursday Evenings

    9:45 pm

  • Tues. 2/28
  • Shacharis

    6:15 am & 7:00 am

  • Mincha/ Maariv

    5:30 pm & 9:30 pm

  • Women's Tehillim

    7:30 pm

  • Wed. 3/1
  • Shacharis

    6:15 am & 7:00 am

  • Mincha/ Maariv

    5:35 pm & 9:30 pm

  • "WNT" Wednesday night Torah in shul Beis Medrash

    8:30 pm to 9:30 pm

  • Thurs. 3/2
  • Shacharis

    6:10 am & 7:00 am

  • Mincha/ Maariv

    5:35 pm & 9:30 pm

  • Shulchan Aruch Shiur - Laws of Tzedakah

    8:30 pm

  • Shiur on Emunah at Marcus Residence, 3 Richland

    10:00 pm

  • Night Seder- Mon. thru Thurs.

    8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

  • Friday 3/3
  • Shacharis

    6:15 am & 7:00 am

  • Candle Lighting

    5:33 pm

  • Mincha

    5:35 pm