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Celebrate Shabbat

Celebrating-Shabbat - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:00am
By Ellen Zimmerman, Jewish Holidays in a Box


This article is featured in Jvillage Network's Shabbat Guide. For more articles, recipes, crafts, and ideas, visit here. 


How to Create Joyful Home Traditions

This 34-page eBook is a treasure trove of ideas, advice, information, and a lot of fun. It's more a guide of how to figure out what works for your family than what you're supposed to do. Check it out and see how you can enhance Shabbat for you and your family.

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Queer? Trans? Female? Here’s How To Find Tefillin

LGBTQ - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:00am
Danna Lorch for The Forward


There are literally hundreds of different ways of choosing, wrapping, and storing a set of tefillin [phylacteries]. Eichler’s Judaica superstore offers more than 2,000 tefillin-related items for purchase online alone, from a Swarovski crystal adorned bag, to a military camouflage case, and a strangely economical set of blinged-out gold plastic storage boxes—all to compliment the numerous styles of tefillin available. The tefillin themselves vary in size, according to left or right-handed preference, as well as Sephardi or Ashkenazi affiliation.

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In Britain’s Labour Party, Jewish Women Endure the Worst Abuse

News-in-the-Jewish-World - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:00am
By Jenni Frazer for Hadassah Magazine


British politician Ruth Smeeth is a gutsy campaigner, not prone to emotional breakdowns. Yet the 39-year-old Jewish parliamentarian was in tears when she left a news conference unveiling a 2016 report on anti-Semitism in her own Labour Party. Why? Because while a fellow party member shouted abusive remarks at her—accusing her of conspiring with a right-wing newspaper to undermine the party leadership—Jeremy Corbyn, the relatively new Labour leader at the time, said and did nothing.

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10 Unique Hamantaschen for Purim

Jewish-Food - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:00am
From WhatJewWannaEat


This article is featured in Jvillage Network's Purim Guide. For more articles, recipes, crafts, and ideas, visit here. 


Who doesn’t like Purim hamantaschen? Fools, and diabetics perhaps. The soft, triangular cookie is traditionally stuffed with poppyseed, prune or jam, but there is certainly no need to stick with tradition. Not this year! I’ve got everything from Halva to Savory Caramelized Onion to even Hamantaschen Bagels to step up your game.

These include:

Mint Chocolate Hamantaschen     Red Velvet Hamantaschen     Heart Shaped White Chocolate Cherry Hamantaschen     Chocolate Dipped Hamantaschen   Savory Caramelized Onion Hamantaschen     Hamantaschen Tarts     Manischewitz Hamantaschen     Neapolitan Hamantaschen     Poppy Seed Hamantaschen     Bagels Halva Hamantaschen     Irish Car Bomb Hamantaschen

Drool on! 

Paper Bag Crowns

Jewish-Children-and-Families - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:00am
by Barbara Rucci for Artbarblog

This article is featured in Jvillage Network's Purim Guide. For more articles, recipes, crafts, and ideas, visit here. 


Whether you're going for Queen Esther or King Ahashverosh, these easy-to-make crowns are sure to be a fun project and fashion statement.

I love the way these crowns turned out. I don’t know what my vision was exactly…probably something more refined – ha! But since this was an open-ended project, I just gave the 4-yr olds their plain crowns and their art supplies and they made each their very own. I don’t think I could have imagined them any more beautiful!

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America’s Jewish Women — From RG (Rebecca Gratz) To RBG

Jewish-Books - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:00am
Julia M. Klein for The Forward 


America’s Jewish Women: A History From Colonial Times to Today

By Pamela S. Nadell; W.W. Norton & Company, 336 pages, $28.95

In her swift-paced and concise history of American Jewish women, Pamela S. Nadell name checks all the usual suspects, from the Philadelphia philanthropist Rebecca Gratz and the poet Emma Lazarus to Betty Friedan and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

She also writes more generally about women like my maternal grandmother, who worked alongside my grandfather during the Depression selling smoked fish and pickles from a barrel, and my mother, who pursued graduate education in the 1950s, only to settle unhappily into suburban homemaking.

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Israel’s Kibbutzim Are Setting Up an Electric Car Sharing Service

Israeli-News - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:00am
By Tomer Hadar / CTech. From the algemeiner.com


CTech – An agricultural cooperative society owned by Israeli kibbutzim is looking to bring electric cars to Israel’s rural areas. Meshek Energy, the energy branch of the Kibbutz Economies Group, has acquired dozens of electric cars to be used as shared vehicles in the kibbutzim, according to people familiar with the matter who spoke to Calcalist on condition of anonymity.

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Interfaith-Issues - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:00am


This article has been reprinted with permission from InterfaithFamily.com 


For more articles, recipes, crafts, and ideas, visit Jvillage Network's Purim Holiday Guide. 


Purim begins on the evening of March 20, 2019

Purim is a Jewish Halloween, a Jewish Mardi Gras and a secular New Year rolled into one. And it is not just a holiday for children who know immediately that anything with a costume will be fun. All Jews are commanded to be silly and celebrate the ancient victory against their adversaries by giving gifts of food to friends and to the poor.

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9 Things You Didn’t Know About Purim

Celebrating-Judaism - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:00am
From MyJewishLearning

This article is featured in Jvillage Network's Purim Guide. For more articles, recipes, crafts, and ideas, visit here. 

From Esther's vegetarianism to the Jewish leap year, things that might surprise you.


With costumes, spiels and lots of drinking, Purim , which in 2019 starts at sundown on Thursday, March 20, is one of Judaism’s most raucous holidays. You might know about beautiful Esther thwarting evil Haman’s plans, the custom of getting drunk and what hamantaschen are. But we’re guessing there’s a few things about this holiday that might surprise you.

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Israel Has A Severe Plastic Problem, But Real Change is Possible

Green-Living - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:00am
By Neta Nissim, for ZAVIT, in NoCamels


This article was produced by ZAVIT, a news agency focused on science and the environment launched by The Israeli Society of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.

Each year, Israel produces about 5.3 million tons of municipal and commercial waste, at a waste volume growth rate of two percent. By 2050, the country had planned to recycle 50 percent of its total waste; however, as of today, the volume of recycling has only reached 25 percent.

Although close to half of all the generated waste is biodegradable, most of it is dumped in landfills. Just like the rest of the world, Israel’s biggest challenge lies in the handling and recycling of the increasing amounts of plastic waste.

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Cantor regains his lost voice by composing Jewish music

Featured-Articles - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:00am
By Menachem Wecker for Religion News


WASHINGTON (RNS) — For two decades, Arnold Saltzman loved chanting Saturday and festival services at a prominent synagogue in the nation’s capital, using the commanding voice that high school friends once compared to famed tenor Enrico Caruso.

Then, when his voice failed, he had to learn how to listen.

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Tzav - Shushan Purim

Weekly-Torah-Portion - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:00am
Rabbi Bradley Artson for MyJewishLearning

Leviticus 6:1−8:36

Ears, Thumbs And Toes

The ceremony installing the priests teaches the importance of consecrating the entire body for sacred service.

Traditionally, the Book of Vayikra (Leviticus) was known as Torat Kohanim, “the Teachings of the Priests.” Its contents are directed to people who would be ministering in the Temple in Jerusalem, and its topics pertain to priestly sacrifice, ritual and purity.

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I’m A Jewish Teenager. Anti-Semitism Has Infiltrated My Hometown.

Young-Adults - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:00am
Ephraim Light for The Forward 


The truth is, when I opened my Snapchat to an image of teenagers from a local high school throwing up a Hitler salute around a swastika made out of red-solo-cups, I wasn’t even surprised. See, it wasn’t the first time anti-Semitism infiltrated my community.

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What Is the Kiddush?

Celebrating-Shabbat - Mon, 03/11/2019 - 12:00am


Sanctifying Sabbath and holidays, with special blessings over wine.

Kiddush , which means holiness, is the prayer over wine (or grape juice) that sanctifies Shabbat.

On Friday night, the Kiddush is recited over a full cup of wine or grape juice before sitting down for Shabbat dinner and before saying the Motzi, the blessing over the challah.

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Jewish Comedian Judy Gold Shares Her (Very Funny) Coming Out Story

LGBTQ - Mon, 03/11/2019 - 12:00am
Kveller Staff


Judy Gold is an Emmy-award winning comedian, host of the podcast Kill Me Now, writer and hysterical lesbian mom. She’s also this week’s guest on Kveller’s podcast, Call Your Mother. Co-hosts Jordana Horn and Shannon Sarna get real with Judy about ageism in the entertainment industry, anti-Semitism, her (very funny) coming out story and the deep family secret that impacted her identity.

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Israel's NanoLock Security Wins 'Startup of the Year' at MWC in Barcelona

News-in-the-Jewish-World - Mon, 03/11/2019 - 12:00am


The producer of the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC), GMSA, named Israeli startup NanoLock Security “Startup of the Year” at the 2019 4YFN (Four Years From Now) Barcelona Awards running alongside the MWC 2019 event in the Spanish city last week.

Founded in 2016, NanoLock Security provides lightweight, virtual, low-cost security and management solution for connected edge devices (IoT).

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Iranian Eggplant and Chickpeas Stew

Jewish-Food - Mon, 03/11/2019 - 12:00am
From OneGreenPlanet


This recipe is featured in Jvillage Network's Purim Guide. For more articles, recipes, crafts, and ideas, visit here.


This is the perfect festive dinner. It is absolutely AMAZING. It’s my favorite dish. The texture of the eggplant and chickpeas go so well together, and the sweetness of the dates and apricots blend perfectly with the cumin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and turmeric. Just thinking about it makes me smile. Eggplants protect the brain by fighting free radicals, and chickpeas help lower risk of colon problems.

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The 32 Best Baby Halloween (or Purim) Costume Ideas Ever

Jewish-Children-and-Families - Mon, 03/11/2019 - 12:00am
Anjelika Temple for Brit.co


This article is featured in Jvillage Network's Purim Guide. For more articles, recipes, crafts, and ideas, visit here. 


We’re no strangers to the art of a well-executed Halloween costume. But what happens when you have a new baby and no idea what to dress ’em up as? Pure genius is what. Scroll on for 32 infant costumes that are creative, hilarious, and perfectly made for the little ones in your life.

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Meet National Jewish Book Award Winner Erika Meitner

Jewish-Books - Mon, 03/11/2019 - 12:00am
The ProsenPeople on Jewish Book Council


Erika Meitner's Holy Moly Carry Me is the winner of the 2018 National Jewish Book Award for Poetry. As reviewer Emily Heiden writes, the book "taps into national conversations on topics including motherhood, infertility, terrorism, Judaism, school shootings, the 2016 election, and race . . . A real, honest, scared voice [pervades] the work, asking questions like: How are we so vulnerable? How do we care for each other? How can we stay safe? Meitner gives voice to the fears of the moment in this portrait of a very unsettled American time."

Which three Jewish writers, dead or alive, would you most like to have dinner with?

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1 Million Bamba Bags Made Daily to Meet World Demand for Allergy-Preventing Snack

Israeli-News - Mon, 03/11/2019 - 12:00am
By Viva Sarah Press for NoCamels


One million bags of Bamba, the popular Israeli snack food, are produced every day at a new factory in Kiryat Gat, a southern Israeli city about an hour’s drive from Tel Aviv. The new production line means the Osem company can now meet the increasing demand for bags of the popular peanut puff treat in Israel and around the world.

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What's Happening at DHJC

5779 Pesah Guide Now Available

The Pesah Guide for 5779 is now available. This guide, prepared by the Kashrut Subcommittee of the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards and approved by the CJLS, explains in detail the laws and customs regarding the dietary restrictions of Passover and is provided as a PDF for each family and individual to learn more about the joy of Pesach and the powerful traditions and customs of this Festival.

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Sponsorship opportunities are still available and there are still open slots available for the Texas Hold 'Em Tournament.  You can RSVP by mailing in your response card, calling the office ay 631-499-6644, or sending an e-mail to  [email protected].
Please join us on March 23 for exciting prizes and lots of fun while helping to raise funds for DHJC's exciting programs.  Who needs Atlantic City or Las Vegas when you have Casino DHJC?

Click Here for Sponsorship Opportunities and RSVP Card

Service Times

Normal Service Times - (Except Holidays & Shivas)

Daily Morning Minyan
Monday and Thursday, 6:45am
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 7am
Sunday, 9am

Daily Evening Minyan
Sunday to Thursday, 8pm

Shabbat Services
Friday, 7pm
Saturday, 9:15am

Mincha, Maariv and Havdalah 
Weekly at Sundown
(weekly calendar for exact times)

Save the Date!!

For more information Click picture above

To register click HERE




Calendar Updated

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

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 Sheryl Gerber or bring to Ellen in the office.

Check out Back to School Deals



Don't Forget To Visit Our Photo Page!


Partners in Caring

The PIC Program provides Counseling, Education, Case Management and Volunteer Coordination through the gateways of our synagogue partners

Dix Hills Jewish Center

Huntington Jewish Center

North Shore Jewish Center

Temple Isaiah

PIC Coordinator 631-462-9800x239

Suffolk County Community-Wide Solidarity Rally

A time to mourn, A time to grieve, A time to remember, A time to Act! 

Welcome to the Dix Hills Jewish Center

Welcome to the Dix Hills Jewish Center, a Conservative Congregation, celebrating 50 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]

New Newsletter is here!!

Latest Edition!!

March - April Edition so large it is in 2 parts!!

Part 1

Part 2


High Holidays Journal