What Jewish College Students Really Care About
BY SARA WEISSMAN for The Jewish Week
Lesson 1: Jewish students don’t exist in a vacuum — or in a separate realm on campus comprised solely of Hillel BBQs and BDS protests.
"What do Jewish millennials want to read?”
“What’s going on in the minds of future Jewry?”
As the editor of New Voices, a national online magazine written by and for Jewish college students, I field these questions constantly — at conferences, Shabbat tables, blind dates and board meetings.
Thankfully, New Voices has always had a simple answer. And per Jewish tradition, our answer is actually another question: “What do Jewish millennials want to write?”
Teaching Disability Inclusion One Shabbat at a Time
Lily Coltoff for newvoices.com
My initial reaction after the fact was relief.
After months of planning, weeks of searching for the perfect readings, and a few crazy days of racing around like a chicken with its head cut off, I had finally crafted my first Friday night Shabbat service. And thankfully, it was a success.
Earlier this year, as part of Jewish Disability Advocacy and Inclusion Month, I helped create American University Hillel’s first ever Disability Inclusion Shabbat. The service and dinner were designed to teach students about the meaning of accessibility, acceptance, and inclusion, and to talk about what we have accomplished as an institution and what we still need to do.
How the IDF helps Israeli teens reinvent themselves
By Inbal Arieli for Israel21c
Every individual youth, regardless of background, has a chance to be selected for the most prestigious and elite Israel Defense Forces units.
While high school seniors in other countries are preoccupied with university-related decisions, Israeli seniors are preparing for mandatory service in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) – approximately three years for men, two for women – and competing for elite units. In a way, their military service is a culmination of their childhood and youth experiences.
For some youth, the IDF serves as a restart, providing an opportunity to look within and unveil hidden abilities and qualities that haven’t had a chance to surface. This is especially true for those who continue into officer training, adding at least another year of service.
An advertising executive taught me to always stand up for my religious beliefs.
by: Judith Rosenbluth for Fresh Ink for Teens
Editor’s Note: Judith Rosenbluth was a finalist for The Norman E. Alexander Award for Excellence in Jewish Student Writing. Nearly 70 contestants from around the country answered the following question: “Choose a living or deceased Jewish-American woman and write about her legacy in any field such as law, medicine, sports, politics, entertainment, and more. Why are her accomplishments meaningful to you?” The contest was sponsored by the Jewish-American Hall of Fame and The Jewish Week Media Group.
According to published statistics, only 14.5 percent of business executives in the United States are women. Sarah Hofstetter is one of a very small group of women who has risen to the top of a male-dominated field. The 38-year-old Jewish mother of two is the CEO of 360i, an award-winning advertising agency. Hofstetter received the 2012 Stevie Award for “Female Advertising Executives of the Year,” has been named one of Ad Age’s “40 Under 40” marketing leaders and has landed some major clients such as Coca-Cola and OREO. What makes her amazing, though, is that throughout her career, she continues to observe the Sabbath every week, keep a kosher diet and proudly identifies as a Jew.
Saudi App Sweeps Israeli Teens
By Liel Leibovitz for Tablet Magazine
With Sarahah, young adults can trade secrets anonymously. Can peace be far behind?
It’s 2017, and Israeli teens are into whatever their peers in New York or London or Paris or anywhere else in the world find cool. This summer, it’s Sarahah, an anonymous gossip app you had probably not heard of if you’re older than 23 and to which you’re utterly addicted if you’re younger. But there’s something remarkable about Tel Avivi teens idling away their afternoons sending each other incognito messages, often racy in nature: Sarahah was developed in Saudi Arabia.
Its creator, Zain al-Abidin Tawfiq, had originally intended for his invention to allow employees to share feedback with their bosses without repercussion, no easy task in a strictly hierarchical society like his. But the internet being what it is, teens soon appropriated the app and turned it into a platform for expressing their best and their worst emotions, with little in between. “The messages are usually either really nice or really mean,” one American adolescent Sarahah addict told New York Magazine.
What's Happening at DHJC
Kol Nidre Campaign - In addition to making a gift using the Donation Form, you may also make a Pledge to the campaign.
It's Shake Time!
Time to order your Lulav & Etrog
$40 per set
Order by Sept 29th by calling the synagogue office 631-499-6644
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)
Save the Date!!
Fall Chai Institute is Coming!!
DHJC Israel Trip with Rabbi Buechler
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.
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]
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