Dix Hills Jewish Center (DHJC) is a Conservative, egalitarian synagogue. It is the mission of our Religious School to instill a positive Jewish identity and to provide a strong grounding in Jewish literacy and values in our children. We have a strong commitment to Jewish learning, tradition and socialization.
Registration for the school year 2020-2021 will begin on Monday, May 11th, 2020. Classes will fill up quickly and every effort will be made to ensure your request is possible, but each class will be limited to 15 students per class.
Be sure to bring in your registration form with payment (check or credit card). We cannot hold a spot if payment is not brought in at the time of sign up.
Our class options are as follows:
- Gan (Kindergarten) Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30 PM
- Alef (1st grade) Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30 PM
- Bet (2nd grade) Mondays, 4:30-6:30 PM
- Gimel – Vav Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30 PM
- Zayin (7th grade) Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:30 PM
Grades K – 7 and Beyond
Through mentoring and inspired learning our students excel as they become Bar/Bat Mitzvah. We meet the needs of our entire student body through individual and personalized attention.
By using art and music we spark awareness and explore Jewish Culture. Through music and motion, the ruach (enthusiasm) soars to new heights as the students enjoy expressing their Jewish identity. The classroom studies come alive as we sing the words we have learned and put a lively dance step to a familiar song. Singing in a new language is unequaled and dancing is exciting. Hebrew, Yiddish and Ladino folk songs are offered to each grade level as we explore the many worlds of Jewish religion. Judaism is a joyous experience @ the DHJC.
The Joy and Magic of Jewish Learning
It is our belief that a religious education is a cooperative venture between the Rabbi, the teachers, the educators and the parents. We must all walk “Yad B’Yad”, (hand in hand) to meet the exciting challenge of providing our children with a meaningful Jewish educational experience filled with amazing adventures into Jewish learning and living. At The Dix Hills Jewish Center Hebrew School, Jewish education begins with Kindergarten class, continues through Bar and Bat Mitzvah and on through Hebrew High School. Our dynamic program strives to encompass all relevant Jewish topics. It provides a basis for lifetime Jewish learning, knowledge and participation.
The Religious School Curriculum Features:
Kindergarten– Grade 2
Hebrew alphabet Shalom curriculum; holidays; Bible stories; Israel; art and music.
Grades 3 & 4
Hebrew language skills; Jewish celebrations; Torah and prophets and Israel and Jewish tradition.
Grades 5, 6 & 7
Hebrew; Bible (Prophets); History of the Jewish people; modern Israel; Life Cycle and ethics, mini courses, prayer and song! In addition, a special curriculum linked to our sister school in Israel, exciting trips, family education programs and Shabbat events supplement our formal curriculum.
We love to have parents and children exploring our tradition and spending time together as part of our school curriculum. Our innovative and creative programs include:
- Religious School Kickoff Brunch
- Sunday Family Ed Programs
- Sukkot Pizza in the Hut
- Third Night Out
- Hannukah Extravaganza
- Purim Carnival & Pasta Party
- Pesach Family Fun Day
- Israel Happening
- Israeli Dancing
- Sandwich making for the soup kitchen
- Kabalat Shabbat with the residents of Sunrise Assisted Living
- Gimel – Hay class Havdalah
- Gimel – Vav Kabalat Shabbat services
- Vav & Zayin Shabbat morning services
- Rosh Chodesh celebrations
- Holiday programs
- Salute to Israel Day Parade and more!
We welcome you to be part of our community. The DHJC is a dynamic, full service synagogue. Come and celebrate with us the joy of Judaism!