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 2021-2022 will begin on Monday, May 10th, 2021. 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/Bet(1st and 2nd grades) Wednesdays, 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. 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. 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, 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 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
  • 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
  • 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 Interim 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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