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Shalom Aleichem – learn to sing the Shabbat song

Celebrating-Shabbat - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 12:00am
from BimBam.com


The Friday night song that Jewish families love


Learn Shalom Aleichem, a traditional Jewish song sung at Friday night dinner. It’s a beautiful song and Alicia Jo Rabins teaches us what it means and how to sing it.
Shabbat Shalom!

 

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Orthodox Judaism and LGBTQ Issues

LGBTQ - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 12:00am
From MyJewishLearning


Efforts to make the community more compassionate have stopped short of sanctioning gay relationships.


The liberal Jewish movements have undergone dramatic shifts in their approach to gay, lesbian and transgender Jews in the past two decades, but among the Orthodox the changes have been far less dramatic — and in many quarters, virtually nonexistent.


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A Message to My Compatriots in the American Left From Across the Pond

News-in-the-Jewish-World - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 12:00am
BY AMANDA BERMAN for JewishJournal


The Pittsburgh tragedy made real the worst nightmare of American Jewry. Our community is now examining how we got to this frightening place, with anti-Semitism more pronounced on both the right and the left than it has been in decades. We now dread: Is this just the beginning? Are things only going to get worse? We only have to look across the pond see the writing on the wall.  

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46 PASTA DINNERS READY IN 30 MINUTES OR LESS

Jewish-Food - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 12:00am
Jamie Geller for JoyofKosher


If you love pasta as much as us then you will love this selection of 46 pastas you can make in 30 minutes or less any day of the week.  

Pasta for a month anyone?

Check out 46 quick pasta dinners perfect for busy nights.

 

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In Pittsburgh, Stars of Hope Bring Comfort to the Community

Jewish-Children-and-Families - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 12:00am
Kveller Staff


On the police barricades outside the Pittsburgh synagogue hang stars painted with messages of love and support for the Pittsburgh community.

In Pittsburgh, just days after the awful synagogue shooting, we spoke with Jeff Parness, the founder of the Stars of Hope organization.

 

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Combating Anti-Semitism: A Reading List

Jewish-Books - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 12:00am
The Prosen People for Jewish Book Council
 

The following is an excerpt from the 2019 issue of Paper Brigade, the Jewish Book Council's annual literary journal. You can pre-order the issue here.

Amid the recent upsurge of anti-Semitism, we asked prominent authors of recent or forthcoming nonfiction to recommend a book for this list. The breadth of topics and time periods covered by the works below attests to the insidiousness of anti-Semitism, but also to the impressive range of scholarship devoted to examining and overcoming it. Even the spelling of "anti-Semitism"/"antisemitism" is currently under scrutiny; to reflect this, the recommenders’ chosen spellings of the word have been left intact.

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3D bioprinted lungs to be available for global transplants

Israeli-News - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 12:00am
By Abigail Klein Leichman for Israel21c
 

Israel’s Collplant inks licensing and commercialization deal with major American biotech firm to make human organs.
 

CollPlant, an Israeli regenerative medicine company focused on 3D bioprinting of tissues and organs, signed a license, development and commercialization agreement with United Therapeutics Corporation of Maryland for 3D bioprinted lung transplants.
 

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Brand Management

Interfaith-Issues - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 12:00am
By Unorthodox for Tablet Magazine 


Episode 87: Danya Shults on giving Jewish life a facelift with her new start-up, and Michael Knowles on his Trump-endorsed gag book


Our Jewish guest is Danya Shults, the founder of Arq, a website and community inspired by Jewish culture. She tells us how her own interfaith marriage inspired her to help people “connect with Jewish life and culture in a relevant, inclusive, and convenient way,” and explains where—if anywhere—actual religion fits into the Arq universe.

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Reporting on Judaism

Celebrating-Judaism - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 12:00am
From ReligionLink.com


Judaism is among the world’s oldest religions, emerging in the Middle East more than 4,000 years ago. Like most world religions, it is not frozen in form but is constantly affected by the times in which its followers live.

This resource provides journalists with background information on Judaism and a brief guide to covering Jews in America. Additional international resources have been added to help users find sources about Judaism anywhere in the world.

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6 top tomato innovations from Israeli experts

Green-Living - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 12:00am
By Abigail Klein Leichman for Israel21c


Israeli seeds are prized everywhere for growing tomatoes that taste better, last longer, resist disease and pack a stronger nutritional punch.


Next time you chop some luscious red tomatoes into your salad or sauce, you can thank Israeli scientists.

Tomatoes didn’t originate in Israel, but our agricultural wizards transformed this wild fruit into a flavorful, long-lasting, nutritious, disease-resistant commercial crop enjoyed everywhere as a fresh ingredient and as a source of healthful extracts.

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Vayeitzei

Weekly-Torah-Portion - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 12:00am

Genesis 28:10−32:3 


By Dena Weiss for Hadar


ONCE UPON AN EYELASH


When we meet our foremothers, Leah and Rachel, we immediately learn about their appearance. The verses tell us specifically that Rachel was beautiful and Leah, less so. What motivates these verses and descriptions?  Why does the Torah need to testify to how unattractive Leah is? The answer helps teach us a crucial lesson about Leah and through her story, about the nature of lashon ha-ra, of harmful speech, itself.  

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This Jewish Teen Is Fighting Opioid Addiction in a Powerful Way

Young-Adults - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 12:00am
BY ABBY SHER for Kveller


Diller Family Foundation

The Diller Tikkun Olam Awards recognize 15 Jewish teens each year for their extraordinary community service work. Tikkun Olam, which means repairing the world, is exactly what these teens are doing - showing incredible innovation, creativity, and leadership in their communities and around the world. Kveller is proud to partner with the Diller Foundation to share their amazing stories.

There were almost 70,000 fatal drug overdoses by the end of 2017, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Each one of those deaths was uniquely tragic — and Stephanie Reifman wants their stories to be heard.

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The Future of the Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre

Featured-Articles - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 10:07am
By Jonathan D. Sarna for Tablet Magazine 


Is American anti-Semitism really distinctive from that of other diaspora countries? Just how worried should we be?


In the early morning hours of Oct. 12, 1958, exactly 60 years to the month before the massacre of 11 Jews in Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue, a nitroglycerine bomb equal to 50 sticks of dynamite tore apart the Temple, the oldest and most distinguished Reform congregation in Atlanta. “The sound of the blast traveled heavily for miles,” Melissa Fay Greene recounts in her all-too-timely history of that sadly forgotten anti-Semitic episode, The Temple Bombing. The Confederate Underground, the group that claimed credit for the attack, promised in a telephone call “to blow up all Communist organizations. Negroes and Jews are hereby declared aliens.”

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Everything You Need to Know About Shabbat Services

Celebrating-Shabbat - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 12:00am
BY: JANE E. HERMAN for ReformJudaism.org

 

Introduction

Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath, is a weekly holiday that celebrates creation and offers a respite from the hectic pace of the rest of the week. Shabbat begins at sundown on Friday and ends with Havdalah – a short ceremony that separates Shabbat from the rest of the week – on Saturday evening.

Many Jewish communities hold Shabbat services on both Friday night and Saturday morning (and sometimes also on Friday afternoon and on Saturday afternoon and evening). Each congregation is autonomous, although many are linked by their denominational affiliation. Reform congregations in North America are members of the Union for Reform Judaism.

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Igael Gurin-Malous

LGBTQ - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 12:00am
From ARQ


Iggy is a proudly gay rabbi and spiritual counselor today and a fashion designer in another life. He grew up Orthodox and is tattooed. He has multiple homelands, and he thanks God for the New York City skyline. He’s comfortable in darkness and loves telling jokes. He studies Talmud daily and loves The Real Housewives. He revels in being a supreme hyphenate.

 

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Polish Jewish museum to host country’s first kosher market in decades

News-in-the-Jewish-World - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 12:00am
By Cnaan Liphshiz for JTA


(JTA) — Poland’s main Jewish museum is set to host an event whose organizers say will be the country’s first large-scale kosher market in decades.

Kosher Expo Poland will open on Nov. 6 as part of the 5th Food Safety Congress, which this year will be hosted at the Polin museum in central Warsaw.

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Savory Herb and Cheese Rugelach

Jewish-Food - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 12:00am
By Samantha  Ferraro for littleferrarokitchen.com


November usually commences the rugelach baking and I have to admit, I am pretty darn good at it. Even the LA Times said I did a snazzy job!

Usually I play around with sweeter flavors of rugelach, such as my traditional Cherry-Pistachio rugelach (I make that every year) or my other seasonal favorite, pumpkin and candied pecan rugelach, but this time my savory tooth was taking over and what did I do…ditched the sugar!


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Now My 7-Year-Old Understands Anti-Semitism

Jewish-Children-and-Families - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 12:00am
BY MELISSA HENRIQUEZ for Kveller


Early on Saturday morning — about an hour before the horrific news broke of the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that left eleven people dead — I was laying out my kids’ clothes, in preparation for a family photo shoot. Since this was a special occasion, I asked my 7-year-old daughter if she wanted to wear her hamsa, a Jewish amulet in the shape of an open hand that’s intended to ward off evil and protect the wearer. 

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THE MOST FAMOUS ISRAELI YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF

Jewish-Books - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 12:00am
By Letty Cottin Pogrebin for Tablet Magazine 


As an educator and feminist activist, Alice Shalvi has been a major force for decades. At 92, she shares her life story in her new memoir, ‘Never a Native.’


Alice Shalvi, now 92, is the most famous Israeli whom the average American Jew has never heard of. Revered Hebrew University English professor, principal of the Pelech school, founder of the Israel Women’s Network, rector of the Schechter Institutes, intrepid feminist activist, prominent advocate for Israeli-Palestinian peace, and winner of multiple honors—among them, the Israel Prize, the country’s Nobel—Shalvi nonetheless remains virtually anonymous in the mainstream Jewish world.

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‘No Voice, No Vote,’ Say Feminist Haredi Women in Israel

Israeli-News - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 12:00am
By Eetta Prince-Gibson for Hadassah Magazine


Overjoyed, Esty Shushan stands in the august corridors of Israel’s Supreme Court and emotionally embraces her friend and colleague. “We won! We made history.”


“This is for all haredi women! For all Israeli women! For our daughters!” her friend, Estee Rieder-Indursky, responds.


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Welcome to the Dix Hills Jewish Center

Welcome to the Dix Hills Jewish Center, a Conservative Congregation, celebrating 50 years as a beacon of dynamic Judaism in Dix Hills. We are a traditional egalitarian synagogue committed to the reality that all Jews are full partners in the beauty of Jewish life and that all Jews are given an equal role in all rituals. The Dix Hills Jewish Center is an engaging, vibrant congregation. We are excited about the growth in our synagogue, and the wonderful growth of the Jewish community of Dix Hills, Commack and the neighboring communities. We are a community committed to learning, to supporting each other, and to being a warm and welcoming place for all who participate. Welcome to the Dix Hills Jewish Center.

Service & Minyan times located at the bottom of the page.

If you are interested in attending any of our programs please check the Calendar in Upcoming Events. Children's programming is also available.


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Simchas

For joyous occassions in your life, please share your naches with the Rabbi. Inform the Rabbi about births, engagements, weddings and other noteworthy moments in the life of your family. The Rabbi will arrange for baby namings, provide information regarding a mohel ( for infant boys), coordinate a pidyon ha-ben (the redemption ceremony for firstborn males), schedule an aufruf (to celebrate a forthcoming marriage), weddings and bring the richness of Jewish traditions and mitzvoth into your simcha(email rabbi or call 631-499-6644).

Illness

In case of illness and/or hospitalization, please notify the Rabbi at 631-499-6644 (24/6 - on Shabbat, see below for further emergency instructions)

Death

Even before making funeral arrangements notify Rabbi Buechler at the synagogue office at 631-499-6644 (after office hours press #3 for the emergency numbers). Rabbi Buechler will assist and guide you in making the appropriate arrangements for the funeral. In the event that you cannot reach the Rabbi, contact the Jewish funeral home and begin to make your arrangements. PLEASE, if Rabbi Buechler is going to officiate at the funeral, do not finalize the funeral time until the Rabbi has contacted you. At most this will be a few hours. In the event that Rabbi Buechler is on vacation, Cantor Hevenstone is available and other local Conservative Rabbis are on call. Their names can be obtained by calling the synagogue office, an officer of the synagogue or the Ritual Chairman. It is also appropriate to contact Rabbi Buechler whenever tragedy or trauma occurs. On Shabbat and Yomtov the Rabbi does not use the telephone. Therefore, you can convey information to him on these days at the synagogue during scheduled service times, by calling him immediately after Shabbat or Yomtov or by going to his residence.


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Bikur Cholim & Home Visits

Do you have a relative or friend in our congregation who would benefit from a personal home visit? We are here for you! Members of our DHJC Social Action Committee - Tender Loving Congregants -- will happily come to visit and chat. BIKUR CHOLIM -- we visit our friends and relatives in Gurwin. Become a volunteer. Learn how.

High School students -- learn how to be a volunteer at Gurwin! There are many ways to volunteer.

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An Aliyah for YOU

Whether you are 20 or 120, or anything in between, we would like to honor you on the anniversary of your bar or bat mitzvah. Please send the date of your bar/bat mitzvah or the name of your parsha to Lee Grebstein [email protected]


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