What does it mean to love?

Posted on May 29th, 2017
By ISRAEL21c    


Film maker and football analyst Yogi Roth crisscrosses Israel to hear how people define love, and refines his own definition through visiting his mom’s birthplace in Haifa.


What happens when a 35-year-old California football analyst, filmmaker and motivational speaker asks random Israelis what it means to love? Click on the video to discover straight-from-the-heart insights shared with Yogi Roth by young and old of all faiths.

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Israeli teens are in ‘the stupid age’

Posted on May 29th, 2017
By Inbal Arieli    for Israel21c


Israeli youth age 12-18 have a clearly delineated period where they are afforded an opportunity to act stupidly without harsh consequence.


When you think of yourself at age 15, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Or better yet, if you have a 15-year-old at home — like I do — how would you best describe him or her?

I have to admit I found an entire range of relevant adjectives, varying from “crazy,” “inspiring,” “funny” and “deep” to “irresponsible” and “committed.” How can these terms all be relevant to a single individual?

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What’s the Secret to Living Into Your 90s?

Posted on May 22nd, 2017
By Jonathan Zalman for Tablet Magazine 


We’ll find in out HBO’s upcoming documentary, ‘If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast’


Initially I felt two things when I watch the new trailer for HBO’s upcoming documentary, “If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast,” which features some well known Jewish entertainers are asked (by Carl Reiner) to answer the question: What’s the secret to living into your ’90s? I felt a mixture of sadness and love for relatives and friends I’ve lost throughout my life, then an undeniable appreciation for the numerous stars featured in the doc who remain, well, inspirations. We’re talking: Reiner, Mel Brooks, Betty White, Stan Lee, Dick Van Dyke, Tony Bennett, Kirk Douglas (the oldest, at 100), Fyvush Finkel, composer Irving Fields (who died in 2016 at the age of 101), actress Patricia Morison, and Jerry Seinfeld who, though he isn’t even close to 90, has “already reserved the stage at Caesar’s Palace for his 100th birthday show,” which just makes so much sense.

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Five Key Ingredients for Maximizing Impact in Young Adult Engagement

Posted on May 15th, 2017
By David Cygielman on eJewishPhilanthropy


For the past 10 years, Moishe House has discovered a great deal from young adults in their 20s as they create the most vibrant and meaningful Jewish communities. We have learned from Moishe House staff, residents, participants, and from digging into the findings of our external evaluations.

The landscape itself looks quite different today than it did in 2006 when the first Moishe House opened. We continue to adapt our strategy over the years to meet the needs and demands of Millennials across six continents and will continue to evolve as the program grows. That said, we consistently come back to five key ingredients that we find absolutely crucial in maximizing the impact of young adult engagement: Peer-to-Peer Engagement; Frequency of Attendance; Depth of Content and Variety of Jewish Programming; Specific Age Range; and Vetted Leaders.

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In Defense of Israel

Posted on May 8th, 2017

by: Spencer Schwartz for Fresh Ink for Teens


I feared speaking out against anti-Israel propaganda, then something within me changed.


Born and raised a strong Zionist in a monochromatic Jewish world, I attended the Solomon Schechter Day School through eighth grade, and I always knew I loved Israel. I never knew why I loved Israel and that was because I didn’t have to explain. I never faced opposition to my passion for my culture and never encountered friends who were not excited for Yom Ha’Atzmaut. To put it simply, I never had to defend Israel, so I never knew it required defending.

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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.

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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).

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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.


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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.

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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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