Religious School

Registration for the school year 2015-2016 will begin on Tuesday May 13th at the time of drop off at 4:30 PM and run until June 2nd. Classes will fill up quickly and every effort will be made to ensure your request is possible, but each class will be limited to 15 students per class.

Be sure to bring in your registration form with payment (check or credit card). We cannot hold a spot if payment is not brought in at the time of sign up.

We are committed to providing flexible options, they are as follows:

• One class per grade on both Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays.
• Two Zayin classes
- Tuesday 4:30-6:30 PM
OR
- Wednesday 6:30-9:00 PM

Thank you.

Click Below for the Registration Form for next year's Class.

Registration forms for former Commack members only

 

 

Current & Upcoming Events

Letters from Parents

This is a letter from a parent and child who took part in our special [email protected]  ( B for Bobbies and Z for Zeides).

Click here to view letter 1.

Click here to view letter 2. *new*

Current Year Photos

Click here to see photos.

Photo Archives 

Click here to see photos of past events.

Grades K - 7 and Beyond

Through mentoring and inspired learning our students excel as they become Bar/Bat Mitzvah. We meet the needs of all our student through individual and personalized attention.

By using art and music we spark an awareness and explore Jewish Culture. Through music and motion, the ruach (enthusiasm) soars to new heights as the students enjoy expressing their Jewish identity The classroom studies come alive as we sing the words we have learned and put a lively dance step to a familiar song. Singing in a new language is unequaled and dancing is exciting. Hebrew, Yiddish and Ladino folk songs are offered to each grade level as we explore the many worlds of Jewish religion. Judaism is a joyous experience @ the DHJC.

The Joy and Magic of Jewish Learning

It is our belief that a religious education is a cooperative venture between the Rabbi, the teachers, the educators and the parents. We must all walk "Yad B'Yad", (hand in hand) to meet the exciting challenge of providing our children with a meaningful Jewish educational experience filled with amazing adventures into Jewish learning and living. At The Dix Hills Jewish Center Hebrew School, Jewish education begins with Kindergarten class, continues through Bar and Bat Mitzvah and on through Hebrew High School. Our dynamic program strives to encompass all relevant Jewish topics. It provides a basis for lifetime Jewish learning, knowledge and participation.

The Religious School Curriculum Features:

Kindergarten– Grade 2

Hebrew alphabet Shalom curriculum; holidays; Bible stories; Israel; art and music.

Grades 3 & 4


Hebrew language skills; Jewish celebrations; Torah and prophets and Israel and Jewish tradition.

Grades 5, 6 & 7


Hebrew; Bible (Prophets); History of the Jewish people; modern Israel; Life Cycle and ethics, mini courses, prayer and song! In addition, a special curriculum linked to our sister school in Israel, exciting trips, family education programs and Shabbat events supplement our formal curriculum.

Family Events

We love to have parents and children exploring our tradition and spending time together as part of our school curriculum. Our innovative and creative programs include:

  • Sukkot Pizza in the Hut
  • Third Night Out
  • Hannukah Extravaganza
  • Purim Carnival
  • Pesach Family Fun Day
  • Israel Happening
  • Salute to Israel Day Parade

and more!

Please click for our Religious School Brochure for more information.

Ricky Tadmor, Religious School Principal
Direct 631-499-6655

We welcome you to be part of our community. The DHJC is a dynamic, full service synagogue. Come and celebrate with us

the joy of Judaism!

What's Happening at DHJC

Service Times

Normal Service Times - (Except Holidays & Shivas)

Daily Morning Minyan
Monday and Thursday, 6:45am
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 7am
Sunday, 9am

Daily Evening Minyan
Sunday to Thursday, 8pm

Shabbat Services
Friday, 7pm
Saturday, 9:15am

Mincha, Maariv and Havdalah 
Weekly at Sundown
(weekly calendar for exact times)

Save the Date!!





 

 

Calendar Updated

Please check our calendar for all our events. 
Early Childhood Center, Religious School & Youth Group & J-Team dates have been posted.


J Team Winter/Spring Schedule 2017

See all the activities scheduled!!

DHJC Collegiate Outreach

DHJC would love to keep in touch with your college student while they are away at school. Sisterhood would like to include your college student in our Collegiate Outreach Program. As a member of DHJC, your undergraduate college student(s) are entitled to receive various mailings and good wishes, all geared to the Jewish lifestyle and calendar.

Please fill out the form and email to Sharon Nachman or bring to Ellen in the office.




 



 

Spotlight

Giant Step at DHJC makes the NYTimes

Now in their 20s and 30s, four young adults who all have cognitive disabilities will have their bar and bat mitzvahs, ceremonies that once seemed impossible for them.

NYTimes article


Special Gifts Acknowledgements

We now have a page for Special Gifts Acknowledgements *Updated 1/29/16*

You can also access it from the Menu under Giving/Donations.


Partners in Caring

The PIC Program provides Counseling, Education, Case Management and Volunteer Coordination through the gateways of our synagogue partners

Dix Hills Jewish Center

Huntington Jewish Center

North Shore Jewish Center

Temple Isaiah

Michele Herman, LMSW

PIC Coordinator 631-462-9800x239

[email protected]

 

Welcome to the Dix Hills Jewish Center

Welcome to the Dix Hills Jewish Center, a Conservative Congregation, celebrating 49 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.


In Case Of........

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.


Social Action Committee

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.

Please contact us [email protected]


 

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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