Men's Club

Men’s Club The Men's Club of the Dix Hills Jewish Center provides an opportunity for men of all ages within our synagogue to experience the bond of brotherhood and participate in activities dedicated to enriching our synagogue family. The Men's Club provides an opportunity to expand our circle of friends with others to provide a support network for each other. The Men's Club is an "arm" of the temple, which enables us to fulfill our interest and willingness to serve our synagogue family by volunteering available time and effort to help the DHJC in whatever way we can.

Men's Club Officers - 2016/17

President - Brian Regenbogen  
1st Vice President - Alan Mintz  
2nd Vice President - Matt Kriences  
Treasurer - Mark Weinstein  
Recording Secretary - Ken Brodsky  
Trustee -Mark Nackman  
Trustee -Aaron Altman  
Trustee -Steve Seener  
Trustee -Jay Hershkowitz  
Trustee -Barry Kessler  
Trustee -Marty Schackner  
Trustee -Neil Lasher  
Trustee -Mitch Biederman  
Trustee -Marc Saltzman  
Trustee -Kevin Hellman  
Trustee -Steve Feldman  
Trustee -Geoff Schwartz  
Trustee -Neil Koenig  

The DHJC Men’s Club throughout the year has supported the various subdivisions of the synagogue such as the Sisterhood, Social Action, Jewish Family Life, and the Membership Committee. The activities supported by the DHJC Men’s Club for 2016 include the following:

  • High Holiday Setup/Breakdown
  •  High Holiday Ushering
  •  Hanukkah 4th Night Out
  •  Social Action Committee Toy Drive
  •  World Wide Wrap
  •  Mitzvah Day
  •  Purim Family Night
  •  Wimpels and Waffles – 2 days
  •  Yom HaShoah Commemoration
  •  Anti-Semitism Speakers
  •  Cantor’s concert
  •  Men’s Club and Sisterhood each Contributed $7,000 Towards the New Playground
  •  Men’s Club and Sisterhood each Contributed $30,000 Towards the New Media Center

Sports Breakfast with Former NY Jet Wesley Walker

Men’s Club has also provided a full calendar of quality and relevant programming in order to strengthen and stimulate social, cultural and religious activities among the congregation. The programming for 2016 included the following: 

  • Basketball Program
  • Softball Team
  • World Wide Wrap
  • Comedy Night
  • Vodka and Latkes
  • Super Bowl Tailgate
  • Sports Breakfast
  • Men’s Club/Sisterhood Shabbat
  • Speaker on Elder Law
  • Defensive Driving Class
  • Hosted the FJMC Presidents Dinner
  • Nominated FJMC Man of the Year (Mark Nackman) and Youths of the Year (Hana Saltz and Jordan Regenbogen) – See Below 


Many current and future leaders of the synagogue are trained and groomed through Men’s Club programs and activities. The members of the Men’s Club participate in, and contribute to the daily minyan; we are gabbais, helpers, and ushers for services, support our members during times of Shiva; and advisors for how to put on Tefillin for the Hebrew School. We remain a diverse group with a strong sense of commitment. We continually look forward to having new members join and participate. Interaction between new and older members contributes to making what we do all the more fulfilling. Therefore, we welcome all male temple members to join us and help us fulfill our goal of service to the Dix Hills Jewish Center.

Men’s Club will be assisting with the High Holiday setup. The tentative date is September 28. Please confirm your availability by contacting [email protected]. Ushers needed for the high holidays. Please contact Brian Regenbogen if you are interested in helping


Vodka & Latkes, December 12, 2015


Super Bowl Party, February 7, 2016


Upcoming Men’s Club Meeting Dates For 2016 - 2017 Are:

ALL Meetings are scheduled for 7:30p.m.
  • Monday August 8, 2016
  • Tuesday September 6, 2016
  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016
  • Tuesday, November 22, 2016
  • Monday, December 12, 2016
  • Monday, January 10, 2017
  • Monday, February 13, 2017
  • Monday, March 6, 2017
  • Wednesday, April 5, 2017
  • Monday, May 15, 2017
  • Tuesday, June 6, 2017


Federation of Jewish Men's Club World Wide Wrap - February 7, 2016


Comedy Night , November 14, 2015


Upcoming Men’s Club Event Dates For 2016 - 2017 Are:

  • Adult Recreational Basketball Every Tuesday Night

@ the Fran Greenspan Administration Center, 525 Half Hollow Road, 6 - 10 PM - Click here for the flier

  • Veterans Day Breakfast - Sunday, November 13, 2016 – 10:00am

The DHJC Men’s Club is pleased to sponsor a Veteran Appreciation Breakfast in honor of our community veterans. If you, or a family member, are a veteran of the military, please join us for a complimentary buffet breakfast as we thank you for your service and dedication. If you are not a Veteran and would like to attend, show your support, and enjoy a hearty breakfast. The cost is $7.00 per person. Please contact the DHJC office at 631-499- 6644 or Brian Regenbogen ([email protected]) for information and admission. All checks should be made payable to the DHJC Men’s Club. Reservations and payments must be made in advance.  

  • Comedy Night - Saturday, November 19, 2016 – 8:30pm 

The DHJC Men’s Club Comedy Night is always a wonderful evening of camaraderie and community, laughs, food, and drink. So don’t miss out on this delightful event with John Pizzi, an "America’s Got Talent" finalist, and one of the hottest rising comics in the entertainment industry, who has brought his unique brand of comedy to audiences around the country! The evening also includes unlimited beer, wine, and wonderful assortment of desserts. Please contact the DHJC office @ (631) 499-6644 or Brian Regenbogen ([email protected]) for information and admission. Purchase your seats now for $40 per person through October 31. Seats may be purchased for $50 per person after October 31. All checks should be made payable to the DHJC Men’s Club. Reservations and payments must be made in advance.

Click here for Comedy Night Flier. 

  • Vodka and Latkes - Saturday, December 10, 2016 – 8:30pm. 
  • Chanukah 3rd Night out – Tuesday, December 26, 2016 
  • World Wide Wrap - Sunday, February 5, 2017 – 8:45am
  • Super Bowl Tailgate - Sunday, February 5, 2017 – 4:00pm
  • Sports Breakfast - Sunday, February 26, 2017 – 10:00am
  • Purim - Saturday, March 11, 2017
  • FJMC Awards Night - Sunday, March 19, 2017 – 4:00pm
  • Men’s Club Speaker Event - Sunday April 23, 2017 – 10:00am




Calendar Updated

Please check our calendar for all our events. 
Early Childhood Center, Religious School & Youth Group & J-Team dates have been posted.

J Team Winter/Spring Schedule 2017

See all the activities scheduled!!

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 Sharon Nachman or bring to Ellen in the office.


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.

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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