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.
  • 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.
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.


$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.



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.


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


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.


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

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



Don't Forget To Visit Our Photo Page!


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........


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).


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)


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!!

Sept - Oct 2019