Bender Library

"Acquire a book, acquire a friend."

Yehuda Ibn Tibbon, 11th Century     

Mission Statement:  

The Bender Library was established in 1981 to open doors of
Jewish wisdom for our community.  This is
accomplished through the selection, organization, promotion and dissemination
of printed and audio visual materials of the highest quality Judaica.
Protocols:
  • Every member of the DHJC is entitled to borrow any book except those from the Reference section. 
  • Members are asked to show kavod/respect for books, furnishings and to dispose of all litter appropriately.
  • A list of borrowers will include DHJC members in good standing, students of the DHJC schools and  staff of the DHJC.
  • Full name, phone #, and date borrowed are required on all borrowers' cards.
  • We ask that all members borrow books in good faith and return them on time.
  • It is easy to overlook a borrowed book.  Please search all places where our books may hide.
  • You will receive a call, if the book is delinquent.
  • Books removed from shelves should be put on the desk for re-shelving.
  • PLEASE DO NOT RE-SHELVE BOOKS YOURSELF 
For children:
  • Only one book at a time may be borrowed.
  • When the book is returned, a second one may be borrowed.
  • When classes visit and borrow books, the teacher is responsible to give the librarian a list of the children who are attending.
  • Books will be collected before children come to the library. Those children who returned their book at the time will be allowed to borrow their next  book.
  • Books are lent for a three week period.

Donations:   

$18 or multiples thereof may be donated. Please earmark your check to the Bender Library.  Forms are in the office. A bookplate will be placed in the book. Please include all information on the form.

For your convenience, you now can donate to the Library on-line direct from this website.  It's simple - click on the "GIVING" tab on top and you'll see the "Donate Form" - click on and then complete the form.

It's safe and confidential.

 

BIRTHDAY BOOK CLUB 

The Library also has a Birthday Book Club for your child's birthday. Your child's name will be placed on a bookplate in a Juvenile or Young Adult book together with his birthdate.

FEELING NOSTALGIC? 

Your Bender Library has issues of the DHJC NEWS from 1982.  It's fun to go through old memories.

READING MATERIALS: 

For current DVD's, VCR tapes (Yiddish, Movies, etc.), weekly newspapers, monthly magazines, current fiction and non-fiction and topical books (holiday), browse our shelves and check out our high-lighted books.

JUVENILE & YOUNG ADULT BOOKS: 

Our selection of Juvenile and Young Adult books is impressive.  Read for enlightenment or just for fun; we have the perfect book.

REFERENCE:  Our Reference section is extensive and exciting.  Make yourself comfortable on one of our padded chairs, read a book and spend some quality time.

FOR SALE!  Books that are no longer part of our library can be purchased very reasonably.  Look for the box or cart just outside the library.

Volunteers needed!  Please help make our library one of the best on Long Island.  Give some of your valuable time and do a mitzvah. Any Questions? Call Jackie at (631) 427-9484

Jackie Hasson
Library Coordinator

What's Happening at DHJC

*Notice of Annual Congregational Meeting*

Dear Congregants,
 
Because we did not have a quorum, we were unable to hold our Annual Congregational Meeting.  The ability for the synagogue to function  through the election of its officers and trustees and the approval of our operating and capital budget requires our congregants participation by attending and voting at our annual meeting.
 
We have now set a new date of Thursday, June27th at 7:30pm for our Annual Meeting.  As your President, I encourage as many of our congregants to attend so that we enter our new fiscal and programmatic year compliant by  the constitution.
 
As an extra incentive, everyone who attends will get Ice Cream! 
 
Again, I hope you will take the time next Thursday to attend the meeting.  Thank you in advance and I look forward to greeting you then.
Jeffrey R. Dubin, President
 
In accordance with the Constitution and By-laws of the Dix Hills Jewish Center, please have this serve as official notice of the Annual Congregational Meeting of the Dix Hills Jewish Center to be held on
Thursday, June 20th at 8:30pm
 
The congregation will hear reports and be asked to vote on the following agenda items:

Approval of Minutes from previous Congregational Meeting
"State of the Synagogue" from President of the Congregation
Approval of the FY 2019-2020 Operating and Capital Budget
Report of the Nominating Committee and Approval of the Slate of Officers and Board of Trustees

All documents (Budgets) can be viewed in the office of the Executive Director by appointment up until 1 hour before the Congregational meeting.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE 2019
MEMBERS: Aaron Altman, Lee Grebstein, Co-chairs
Craig Bloom, Melissa Gordon, Anne Levine, Joshua Levinson, Lisa Mintz
                              
EXECUTIVE BOARD
 
PRESIDENT                              JEFFREY R. DUBIN
FIRST VICE PRESIDENT             LISSA REGENBOGEN
SECOND VICE PRESIDENT         PAULINE SCHWARTZ
THIRD VICE PRESIDENT            HANIA SHATZER
TREASURER                             FRANK WEISSMAN
RECORDING SECRETARY           STACEY FELDMAN
CORRESPONDING SECRETARY   RONNIE SCHEINSON
FINANCIAL SECRETARY             ALAN GORDON
 
                        BOARD OF TRUSTEES NOMINEES
 
AARON ALTMAN                        CAROL CHORNEY
JOSEPH FINGERMAN                 HARVEY FINKELSTEIN
JAY GEWIRTZMAN*                   ALAN GORDON
MELISSA GORDON                    KEVIN HELLMAN
MICHAEL KESSLER                    BRENDA ROSENBERG
PAULINE SCHWARTZ                 RENEE STEINIG
*COMPLETING TERM  ENDING JUNE 2020

 



 

 

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.


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 Sheryl Gerber or bring to Ellen in the office.



Check out Back to School Deals

 

Spotlight

Don't Forget To Visit Our Photo Page!

Photos


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

PIC Coordinator 631-462-9800x239


Suffolk County Community-Wide Solidarity Rally

A time to mourn, A time to grieve, A time to remember, A time to Act! 

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.


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]


New Newsletter is here!!

Latest Edition!!

May - June Edition so large it is in 2 parts!!

Part 1

Part 2

 

High Holidays Journal