JEWISH LIFE

Whether you’re beginning to explore Judaism or want to deepen your knowledge, our classes, lectures, & programs offer a range of topics & perspectives on Jewish text, history, & liturgy. Discover new Jewish books & explore Jewish communities around the world with our gifted SYJCC faculty & visiting lecturers.  The community atmosphere at our SYJCC allows for families of all religions to come together & create lifelong spiritual relationships.

THE CENTER FOR JEWISH LIVING & LEARNING

Hebrew Classes
Dates: Monday’s Beginning June 5th
Introduction to Hebrew
Time: 8:00pm-9:00pm
Intermediate Hebrew
Time:
 7:00pm-8:00pm
Fees: SYJCC Members: $54, Non-Members: $65
Program Description: Have you always wanted to learn Hebrew but have been put off by the challenge of a 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!

 

Israeli Coffee House & Films Series 

 

“Torn Apart” – 1990
Wednesday, June 7
Director: Jack Fisher – 1 hr. 36 min. – English
An epic love story set against the backdrop of Middle East turmoil.

“Disengagement” – 2007
Wednesday, June 14
Director: Amos Gitai – 115 min. – English
A pair of siblings reunited in the loss of their Father, and the interplay of
nationalities separated by awkward boundaries. As the story progresses, the
two become one.

“Frozen Days” – 2005
Wednesday, June 21
Director: Danny Lerner – 1 hr. 30 min. – English
A young girl goes through life squatting apartments in Tel-Aviv, selling
drugs for a man known as ‘Schultzi’, and chatting in chatrooms for fun
using the name ‘Meow’.

 

Alan & Helene Rosenberg Jewish Discovery Museum & The Center for Jewish Living & Learning
Overall theme for 2016/17:
Rejoice in your Festivals!
CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION- Exhibit Grand Opening Friday, October 28, 2016 @ 12pm
Please Contact Bat-Sheva Slavin, Director of Jewish Services, (631) 462-9800 x 140 or bslavin@syjcc.org

Trips
*To be announced at a later date*

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, “Linking Our Past – Moving Towards the Future”.  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:
Sunday 1-4 pm (September-June)

Group programs available:
Sunday: 9am – 1pm Weekdays by appointment

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

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

For more information, contact Michelle Herman, LMSW PIC Coordinator at 631.462.9800 ext. 239 OR email at mherman@syjcc.org

PIC is generously funded by UJA-Federation of New York

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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 the 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.

UPCOMING JEWISH HOLIDAYS

Shavuot

Begins the evening of June 11th
The SYJCC Is Closed June 12th & 13th

6-7 of Sivan. Shavuot occurs seven weeks after Passover. Shavuot is the end purpose of the redemption from Egypt. Shavuot celebrates the giving & receiving of Torah & the meeting with God at Mount Sinai. Shavuot is the festival of the first fruits & it celebrates the gift of the land.

Tisha B’Av

August 14, 2016

9th of Av. Tisha B’Av mourns the destruction of the first & second temples in 586 B.C.E. & 70 C.E. respectively. Tisha B’Av also mourns the exile of the Jewish people & commemorates other Jewish tragedies such as the Spanish Inquisition.

Rosh Hashanah

The SYJCC will be closed at 3pm on Sunday, October 2nd

& Closed all day October 3rd & 4th.

First 2 days of Tishvi.  The Jewish New Year.  Rosh Hashanah offers the opportunity for personal evaluation of the past & making new plans for the future.  According to Jewish tradition, Rosh Hashanah celebrates the birthday of the world.  The day of creation is a day of judgement.  Traditionally, Rosh Hashanah is the day when God judges the world.  There are three elements to judgment & repentance: Tefillah- prayer Tzedakah – Good Deeds Teshuvah – Improving ourselves.