JEWISH LIFE

Whether you’re beginning to explore Judaism or want to deepen your knowledge, we offer various programs and services to enrich your Jewish and spiritual life.

  • Classes and lectures that offer a range of topics and perspectives on Jewish text, history, and ritual.
  • The Partners in Caring (PIC) program provides counseling, education, case management, and volunteer coordination through the gateways of our Synagogue partners.
  • The Alan and Helene Rosenberg Jewish Discovery Museum, a hands-on museum where children and their families can experience the joy and fun of learning about Jewish life, history, values, traditions, and heroes, as well as Israel and the Hebrew language through interactive displays.
  • Partnerships with clergy of all faiths will enrich your experience at SYJCC. The community atmosphere allows for families of all religions and backgrounds to come together and create lifelong spiritual relationships.

JEWISH LIVING & LEARNING PROGRAMS

Introduction to Hebrew & Intermediate Hebrew
Have you always wanted to learn Hebrew but have been put off by the challenge of foreign letters and reading in reverse? Fear no more! Come learn this ancient “new” language and reconnect with the Jewish roots and Israel. Learn basic reading skills that will lay the foundation for future Hebrew language studies. No prior knowledge of the Hebrew alphabet is needed! Please check calendar for schedule.

The Sound of Newness 5788, Sound of Tefila, Prayer – Open Our Hearts
Rosh Hashanah: Monday, September 11th at 11:00am – Rabbi Susie Moskowitz, Temple Beth Torah
Yom Kippur: Monday, September 25th at 11:00am – Rabbi Howard Buechler, Dix Hills Jewish Center
Sukkot: Monday, October 2nd at 11:00am – Rabbi Abe Rabinovitch, Kings Park Jewish Center
Simchat Torah: Monday, October 16th at 11:00am – Rabbi Ian Silverman, East Northport Jewish Center

Holiday Cooking with Limor & Bat-Sheva
Join this delectable evening of demonstrations, hands on cooking, feasting and sampling of Ashkenazi & Sephardi fair.
Thursday, September 14th at 7:00pm
Fee: SYJCC Member $30 / Non-Member $36

Jewish Study in the Afternoon with Cantor Hevenstone (Free to the Community)
Pre-Rosh Hashanah: Wednesday, September 13th at 2:00pm
Pre-Yom Kippur: Wednesday, September 27th at 2:00pm
Understanding The Siddur: Wednesday, October 25th at 2:00pm

Rosh Chodesh – Women’s New Moon Circle (Free to the Community)
Women of all ages & background are welcome! All gatherings begin at 2:00pm.
Join our monthly “circle” gathering as we weave Jewish wisdom, tradition and our personal spiritual journey.
Thursday, September 14th
Thursday, October 19th
Thursday, November 16th
Thursday, December 21st

Arts in the Afternoon @ SYJCC

Fearless Watercolor
Inspiration: The Flora of Israel
Instructor: Jan Guarino
Mondays 3:00-4:30pm: September 11th, 18th, 25th & October 2nd
Fee: SYJCC Member $85 / Non-Member $100 PLUS $35 material fee

Clay Works
Inspiration: In the Beginning
Instructor: Lauren Skelly Bailey
Tuesdays 3:00-4:00pm: September 12th, 19th, 26th & October 3rd
Fee: SYJCC Member $85 / Non-Member $100 PLUS $35 material fee

Inspirational Colors Watercolor Exhibit by Joyce Bressler
Opening Reception
Sunday, September 10th 4:00-6:00pm

For more information contact Bat-Sheva Slavin, (631)462-9800 x140.

JEWISH LIVING & LEARNING PROGRAMS

LECTURES

LIFELONG LEARNING SERIES

2017-2018 (click button above for breakdown of series)
An informal educational program that features a wide variety of lectures
One Friday a Month, 10:30am – 12:00 noon
Purchase full series and receive one free lecture.
SYJCC Members & Chai Members: $48; Non-Members: $72
Fees for each lecture: SYJCC Members/Chai Members: $8; Non-Members: $12
Pre-registration is open until the Monday before each lecture.  If you wish to sign up after that, please pay at the door.

Please note that Lifelong Learning programs are subject to change or cancellation.

JEWISH EXPERIENCE LUNCH & LEARN SERIES

2017-2018 (click button above for breakdown of series)
Limited Seating-Register Early!

Purchase full series & receive one free lecture.
Additional $12 savings for full members–Registration opens August 7, 2017 for SYJCC Members: $170 / Chai Members: $190
Registration opens August 17, 2017 for Non-Members: $200
Individual Lecture Fees: SYJCC Members: $20 / Non-Members: $22
The above registration include both lunch & learn
Fees at the door (if space is available)-Lecture Only SYJCC & Chai Members:$20/Non-
Members $25

Jewish Experience Lectures are subject to change or cancellation

THE ALAN & HELENE ROSENBERG JEWISH DISCOVERY MUSEUM

The Alan & Helene Rosenberg Jewish Discovery Museum is a hands-on museum where children & their families can experience the joy & fun of learning about Jewish life, history, values, traditions & heroes, as well as Israel & the Hebrew language. The interactive displays are designed to transform visitors into participants, offering adults & children a unique opportunity to discover the wonders of their Jewish heritage.

This year, our museum takes you on a journey, “Israel @ 70; Coming Home”.  Step back in time as we travel from community to community learning about the glorious history of Long Island Jewry.  This exhibit is sponsored by Sinai Reform Temple in Bay Shore.

Public Hours:
Sundays 1:00-4:00pm (September-June)

Group programs available:
Sunday 9:00am-1:00pm / Weekdays by Appointment

Fees: 
$5 per person
children under 3 no charge
$18 per family

For more information contact Bat-Sheva Slavin, (631)462-9800

PARTNERS IN CARING

The Partners in Caring (PIC) program provides counseling, education, case management & volunteer coordination through the gateways of our Synagogue partners;

  • Dix Hills Jewish Center
  • Huntington Jewish Center
  • North Shore Jewish Center
  • Temple Isaiah
  • Temple Beth Torah

PIC is generously funded by UJA-Federation of New York.

For more information contact Michelle Herman, LMSW, (631)462-9800 x239 or mherman@syjcc.org.

PJ LIBRARY

Wouldn’t your child love receiving a FREE Jewish book or CD in the mail each month?
Encourage the love of reading & spend quality snuggle time with your child & a new book each month.
It’s easy to become a PJ Library family!
Go to the SYJCC PJ Library Sign Up Page to register your child ages 3 months-8 years old.
That’s all it takes! Your first book will arrive 6-8 weeks from your initial registration.
Please contact Ron Hayden at rhayden@syjcc.org for more information.

THE NATIONAL JEWISH SPORTS HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM

“To some people, I guess I represent some kind of hero. Sure, it would be best if people would say ‘That’s Ron Mix, a human being who made good.’ But until that time in history comes around, I’m proud when they say, ‘There’s Ron Mix, a Jewish football player who made good.’ I’m Jewish & I think in many ways it is a great advantage being born to a minority faith because it instills in you a desire to prove that you’re just as good as anyone else. That is why the Jews are represented far beyond their numbers in all of the major fields. The biggest influence…being born Jewish was wanting to show because of obvious discrimination that I was as good as anyone else & the ethic of stressing education & family brings stability.”

  • Ron Mix, 2008 Inductee

“Be proud of your Jewish heritage & never forget where you came from.”

  • Ernie Grunfeld, 1993 Inductee

The National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame & Museum is dedicated to honoring Jewish individuals that have distinguished themselves in the field of sports. The objective is to foster Jewish identity through athletics.

In a world where stereotype & prejudice have not yet been eradicated, the Hall of Fame reminds us of heroes of the courts & playing fields, who have emerged from a people not commonly associated with sports.

The Jewish Sports Hall of Fame is located at SYJCC, with plaques honoring those inducted on permanent display.

THE GEORGE KOPP JEWISH MILITARY HALL OF HEROES

The “Jews in the American Military” exhibit is now open to the public in the dedicated “George Kopp Jewish Military Hall of Heroes” on the second floor of SYJCC.
Jewish men & women have served in all branches of the United States Armed Forces & have made significant contributions to the peace & freedom of the United States.