How grilling fruit can light up your barbecue and your life
by Jaime Bender for FromtheGrapevine
Sweeten the BBQ deal with some brilliant recipes that put fruit front and center.
As a society, we’ve got grilling meat and veggies down to a science. But grilling fruit? That takes a little getting used to. Luckily, there are plenty of fruits that hold up well when cooked this way, along with some lovely recipes from our Israeli Kitchen that showcase grilled fruit in all the right ways. So what are you waiting for? Time to put something a little sweeter on the barbie.
How to make falafel in the microwave
By Sarah F. Berkowitz for FromtheGrapevine
All you need is a mug to prepare these delicious, protein-packed falafel balls.
Today, we present to you the impossible: delicious, protein-rich Mediterranean falafel balls, made in under two minutes in your microwave!
I honestly thought it couldn’t be done, but I’m game to try just about anything. And look at that – it worked. I’m not a fan of fried food, but I’ve tried baked falafel balls and they were just too dry. And I can honestly say now that I’ll take my falafel microwaved any day. This falafel hack worked for me, and I’m thrilled to be able to share it with anyone who wants to avoid fried foods, or is limited to microwave cooking.
Tablet Magazine's 100 Most Jewish Foods List
Tablet Magazine writers, and famous Jews (Yotam Ottolenghi, Michael Wex, Daphne Merkin, Joan Nathan, and many more), tell their favorite Jewish foods. See why Liel Leibovitz says Sabich is #1. For schmaltz fans, it's up there. Babka, Bagels, Blintzes, Bialys, Borscht, Bristket (and that's just the B's), Sofritos, Seltzer, Did your favorite Jewish food* make the list?
Editorial note from JVN's Judy: Yes, my 3 favorites, Chopped Liver, Brisket, and Black & Whites, made the cut.
Roasted Beet, Clementine & Avocado Salad
by Gloria Kobrin for Kosher By Gloria
Any time of year is a great time for this tasty salad
Sweet beets, tangy clementines, and creamy avocados tossed with lemon vinaigrette make a wonderful salad combination.This Roasted Beet, Clementine and Avocado Salad is how you eat healthy without forsaking flavor!
Add some toasted pine nuts or sliced almonds if you like a little crunch! Add some goat cheese if you want to make this into lunch!
Kushari - a Dish from Egypt
* 1 cup rice
* 1 cup macaroni pasta
* 1 cup brown lentils
* 2 tbsp. oil
* 1 onion, chopped finely
* 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
* 2 cups tomato sauce
* ½ -1 tsp pepper flakes
* salt and pepper, to taste
* oil for frying
* 1 onion, sliced thinly
* salt and pepper, to taste
What's Happening at DHJC
50th Anniversary Journal is Here!
Notice of Change of date of Congregational Meeting
Due to a Constitutional provision that requires we provide the Congregation with a letter containing the list of the names of all nominated candidates 15 days before the annual meeting, please be advised that the date of the Annual Congregational Meeting has been changed and will now take place on
Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 8:30 pm
The congregation will hear reports and be asked to vote on the following agenda
- Approval of Minutes from previous Congregational Meeting
- "State of the Synagogue" from President of the Congregation
- Approval of the FY 2018-2019 Operating and Capital Budget
- Report of the Nominating Committee and Approval of the Slate of Officers and Board of Trustees. (Provided Below)
- New Business pending Board of Trustees approval - The purchase of 400 Cemetery Plots at New Montefiore Cemetery
All documents (Budgets) can be viewed in the office of the Executive Director by appointment up until 1 hour before the Congregational meeting.
EXECUTIVE BOARD SLATE
- PRESIDENT JEFF DUBIN
- FIRST VICE PRESIDENT ELISSA REGENBOGEN
- SECOND VICE PRESIDENT PAULINE SCHWARTZ
- THIRD VICE PRESIDENT HANIA SHATZER
- TREASURER FRANK WEISSMAN
- RECORDING SECRETARY STACEY FELDMAN
- CORRESPONDING SECRETARY RONNIE SCHEINSON
- FINANCIAL SECRETARY STEVE COHEN
BOARD OF TRUSTEES NOMINEES
Len Cohen David Rosen
Bruce Deutsch Mark Sandberg
Jeff Dubin Hania Shatzer
Harvey Finkelstein Lisa Saffeir
Joel Hershkin Robin Steinberger
Doug Labovitz Frank Weissman
Daily Morning Minyan
Monday and Thursday, 6:45am
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 7am
Daily Evening Minyan
Sunday to Thursday, 8pm
Mincha, Maariv and Havdalah
Weekly at Sundown
(weekly calendar for exact times)
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.
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
Michele Herman, LMSW
PIC Coordinator 631-462-9800x239
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!!