Dix Hills Jewish Center (DHJC) is a Conservative, egalitarian synagogue.  It is the mission of our Religious School to instill a positive Jewish identity by connecting the students to Judaism in a more personal and meaningful way.  We have a strong commitment to a life-long of Jewish learning, tradition, and connection.

Registration for the school year 2022-2023 has begun. 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).  In order to ensure your child is officially enrolled, please be sure to include payment with your registration form.

Our class options are as follows:

  • Gan (Kindergarten) Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30 PM
  • Alef/Bet(1st and 2nd grades) Mondays, 4:30-6:30 PM
  • Gimel – Vav (3rd – 6th  grades)  Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30 PM
  • Zayin (7th grade) Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:30 PM
  • Alternate class Tuesdays 4:30-6:30 plus Family Programing

Grades K – 7 and Beyond

As our students travel through the grades, we build upon their experiences. Through small group instruction and experiential learning, we are inspiring a new generation of Jewish learners and thinkers. Our students excel as they grow into young adults and become B’nai Mitzvah. We meet the needs of all our students, incorporating project based experiential learning, and 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.  All grades will experience tefillah each week, in addition we will offer a ShinShin interaction to envelop our students in Israeli culture.  Judaism is a joyous experience at the DHJC.

The Joy and Magic of Jewish Learning

It is our belief that a religious education is a partnership between the Rabbi, the Cantor, tutors, 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 Religious School, Jewish education begins with Kindergarten class, continues through B’nai Mitzvah and onto the Rabbi’s eighth grade Jam class.  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 Alef-Bet, ; Jewish holiday celebrations; Bible stories; Israel curriculum; art, music, drama, prayer, and Jewish ethics.

Grades 3 & 4
Hebrew language skills; Jewish  holiday celebrations; crafts, tefillah, games; Torah,  prophets, Israel, and Jewish ethics tradition.

Grades 5, 6 & 7
Hebrew Literacy; Bible (Prophets); History of the Jewish people; modern Israel; Life Cycle, ethics, tefillah, prayer and song! In addition, exciting trips, family education programs, and Shabbat events supplement our formal curriculum.

Family Events

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  
  • Sunday Family Ed Programs
  • Zayin Sunday Brunches
  • Sukkot Pizza in the Hut
  • Second Night Out (Hannukah Community Celebration)
  • Hannukah Extravaganza (Family Education)
  • Purim Carnival & Purim Celebration
  • Pesach Family Fun Day
  • Israel Happening
  • Sandwich making for the soup kitchen
  • Gimel – Hay class Havdalah services
  • Gimel – Vav Friday Kabbalat Shabbat services
  • Vav & Zayin Shabbat morning services
  • Junior Congregation – Shabbat Mornings – 3rd – 6th grades
  • Tutorial Hebrew Program
  • Jewish 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!

Dear Congregants:

I hope this message find you and your families well and you are enjoying the Summer.

I am pleased to announce that effective July 20, 2021, Robyn Locke has joined the Dix Hills Jewish Center as Religious School Principal.

Robyn has been an educator for the past 30 years and has held many positions within the secular and religious school environments, most recently teaching 1st grade in the Jericho School District. She has also held multiple positions in Jewish Education, including playing an integral role at Temple Beth Torah Religious School in a third grade teaching position for the past 30 years.

Robyn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from Buffalo State College and a Master of Arts degree in Elementary Education from New York University. After many years of teaching experience, Robyn successfully transitioned to assume the responsibility of as the Director of the Early
Childhood program at Temple Beth David and then at Shelter Rock Jewish Center where she helped develop progressive and innovative curriculum and maintained a warm and nurturing environment.

I look forward to Robyn bringing her unique teaching experience and administrative skills to the Dix Hills Jewish Center Religious School Program.

Robyn, in conjunction with the Education Committee, will be working during the Summer to ensure that the Religious School is in full swing this Fall. Please watch for upcoming communications about opportunities during the Summer to meet with Robyn.

Please join me in welcoming Robyn into our family and community.

Regards,
Elissa Regenbogen
President

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