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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

  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO HELP TAKE DOWN THE SHUL'S SUCCAH THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19TH AT 8:00 AM.

    October 15, 2014

    We are looking for volunteers to help take down the shul's succah. Please come to the shul Sunday morning, October 19th, at 8:00 am. Any help is much appreciated!

  • KIDDUSHIM:

    October 20, 2014

    October 25, 2014
    Early minyan kiddush is unsponsored.

    Main kiddush is sponsored by Rebecca and Hal Levy.

    Shalosh Seudos is unsponsored.

    Early Minyan Kiddush October 25   November   8, 15, 22, 29
    Main Kiddush                     November   22, 29
    Shalosh Seudos                    Novermber  8, 29

  • Sunday, October 26th, 12:00 pm, 10 Microlab Road, Livingston, NJ 07039: FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE WALK AND FAMILY FUN DAY

    October 15, 2014

    Enjoy free food and activities with friends and family! For more information, go to www.fcwalk.com.

    Support Team Batya (Czarka) and Team Cole (Mevorah)!

  • SAVE THE DATE: Saturday Night, November 1st - First NOATS event of the year! Stay tuned for details.

    October 21, 2014

    NOATS (Night Out of the Shul) from the Membership Committee offers free/inexpensive casual Saturday night events for adult community members. If you have ideas or would like to get involved please contact Aron Srolovitz aronsrol@gmail.com .

  • 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.

    October 15, 2014
  • SHOP RITE SCRIP IN $25, $50 & $100 DENOMINATION CARDS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE SHUL OFFICE.

    October 15, 2014
  • SAVE THE DATE: SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE, RAV JUDAH MISCHEL, THE HEAD OF CAMP HASC, SHABBOS OF NOVEMBER 22ND

    October 15, 2014
  • SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH, 8PM AT CIS: MIKVAH YISROEL OF SPRINGFIELD RAFFLE AND CAFE NIGHT HONORING NORMAN AND PEARLA WEISMAN

    October 20, 2014

    $30 per ticket, or 4 tickets for $100. One ticket entitles entry for one to event.

    EXCITING NEW RAFFLE PRIZES!!!
    Grand Prize: $2,000 Travel Voucher!
    1st Prize: Beautiful white gold/diamond pendant!
    2nd Prize: Dinner for two at ETC. Steakhouse
    3rd Prize: Feldheim children's book package
    4th Prize: Target gift card

    Please support this cornerstone to our growing community!

  • INVEST IN ISRAEL BONDS

    October 15, 2014

    The congregation's leadership thanks our members who demonstrated support for Israel by indicating interest in investing in Israel bonds during this year's HHD Appeal, and during Operation Pillar of Defense. We urge you to fulfill that purchase and encourage those of you who have not yet invested in an Israel bond to do so. The appeal will not be complete until we reach 100 percent participation. 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!

    October 15, 2014

    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

  • COME BY WITH YOUR FAMILY AND HELP SUPPORT OUR LOCAL KOSHER VENDORS!

    October 15, 2014

    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.

  • MIKVAH YISROEL OF SPRINGFIELD - 42 CENTER STREET

    October 20, 2014

    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

  • Friday, October 10th, 8:30 pm, Miretzky's Succah: ONEG YOM TOV TEEN SUCCAH HOP

    October 15, 2014
  • Sunday, October 19th, 10:30 am - 11:30 am, CIS Classroom: CHAMUDIM (Ages 3-6) SEFER TORAH PILLOW MAKING

    October 15, 2014


  • Sunday, October 19th, 10:30 am - 11:30 am: CHANICHIM / CHANICHOT (Ages 7-12) TORAH BOWL

    October 15, 2014
  • Sisterhood Corner

  • SISTERHOOD BOARD MEETING: WEDNESDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 29, 2014, 8:00 PM IN SHUL.

    October 15, 2014
  • CIS SISTERHOOD MEMBERSHIP

    October 15, 2014

    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

    October 15, 2014

    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 windeast@comcast.net

  • Shul Activities

  • OCTOBER & NOVEMBER BULLETIN SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE.

    October 15, 2014

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

  • BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING, MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 27, 2014, 7:45 PM, SHUL SOCIAL HALL

    October 15, 2014
  • KASHRUT COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENT

    October 15, 2014

    *** 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. ***

  • Community Corner

  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO HELP TAKE DOWN THE SHUL'S SUCCAH THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19TH AT 8:00 AM.

    October 15, 2014

    We are looking for volunteers to help take down the shul's succah. Please come to the shul Sunday morning, October 19th, at 8:00 am. Any help is much appreciated!

  • KIDDUSHIM:

    October 20, 2014

    October 25, 2014
    Early minyan kiddush is unsponsored.

    Main kiddush is sponsored by Rebecca and Hal Levy.

    Shalosh Seudos is unsponsored.

    Early Minyan Kiddush October 25   November   8, 15, 22, 29
    Main Kiddush                     November   22, 29
    Shalosh Seudos                    Novermber  8, 29

  • Sunday, October 26th, 12:00 pm, 10 Microlab Road, Livingston, NJ 07039: FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE WALK AND FAMILY FUN DAY

    October 15, 2014

    Enjoy free food and activities with friends and family! For more information, go to www.fcwalk.com.

    Support Team Batya (Czarka) and Team Cole (Mevorah)!

  • SAVE THE DATE: SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE, RAV JUDAH MISCHEL, THE HEAD OF CAMP HASC, SHABBOS OF NOVEMBER 22ND

    October 15, 2014

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  • Rabbi's Message

    BS"D

    I would like to share the message from last year as it is just as relevant and meaningful this year:

    The culmination of the Days of Awe and Zíman Simchasainu is a day of incredible joy and merriment, but what exactly are we celebrating? The obvious answer is that on Simchas Torah we celebrate the completion of the annual cycle of Torah reading. We started with Bereishis a year ago, and we have finally come to a close with the reading of VíZos HaBracha. We honor that accomplishment.            

    The Chidushei HaRim (founder of the Gerrer Chasidic Dynasty) offers a different perspective of the rejoicing on this distinctive day. He would tell his students that on Simchas Torah we do not look back at the past, but instead, we dance for the future. The year of 5772, with its cycle of Torah reading and study, has gone. Did we utilize the opportunities it presented for spiritual growth and inspiration? For the answers to, and issues raised by these questions, we have already traversed the landscape of the Yomim Noraim. These are not our concerns on Simchas Torah. On this day we rejoice with the Torah by looking forward to the meaningful relationship that we will develop with it in 5773. According to the Chidushei HaRim this is the reason why we celebrate on Simchas Torah: we are excited and overjoyed by the potential and promise of the new year.  

    Letís make the most of it: we look forward to your participation in our shiurim & new Night Seder program, and for your personal learning, you can search online among the numerous daily Torah opportunities, choose one that interests you, and make Torah a part of every day of 5775. Have a great Shabbos and a Chag Sameach.

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Oct 22, 2014

28 Tishri 5775

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  • Parsha

    Noach

  • Friday 10/17 Simchat Torah
  • Shacharis

    7:20 am & 9:00 am

  • Shema

    9:56 am

  • Mincha

    6:00 pm

  • Candle Lighting

    5:46 pm

  • Shabbat Morning
  • Shacharis

    7:20 am & 9:00 am

  • Parsha Shiur

    8:35 am

  • Shema

    9:56 am

  • Shabbat Afternoon
  • Boys Mishanayos Shiur, grades 2-5, given by Rabbi Marcus

    3:30 pm

  • Daf Yomi

    4:25 pm

  • Shiur

    5:10 pm

  • Mincha

    5:40 pm

  • Havdalah

    6:53 pm

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  • Sunday 10/19
  • Shacharis

    6:30 am & 8:00 am

  • Gemara Sanhedrin

    9:00 am

  • Mincha/ Maariv

    5:55 pm

  • Mon.10/20
  • Shacharis

    6:10 am & 7:00 am

  • Mincha/ Maariv

    5:55 pm & 9:00 pm

  • Daf Yomi during the weeknights is 8:30 pm.

  • Women's Parsha Shiur- Mon. Evening

    8:00 pm

  • Tues. 10/21 & Wed. 10/22
  • Shacharis

    6:15 am & 7:00 am

  • Mincha/ Maariv

    5:55 pm & 9:00 pm

  • Thurs. 10/23
  • Shacharis

    6:10 am & 7:00 am

  • Mincha

    5:55 pm & 9:00 pm

  • B'Iyun Shiur- Thurs. Evening at Rabbi Marcus residence

    9:15 pm

  • Mussar for Men- Thurs. Evening at Rabbi Marcus Residence

    10:00 pm

  • Night Seder- Mon. thru Thurs.

    8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

  • Friday 10/24 Rosh Chodesh
  • Shacharis

    6:00 am & 7:00 am

  • Candle Lighting

    5:46 pm

  • Mincha

    5:50 pm