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!

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.

Fall 2018 Schedule:  Oct. 11 &  Nov. 15

Arts in the Afternoon @ SYJCC

Stay tune for 2018-19 Program Schedule.

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.

OPENING OCTOBER 8, 2018

Public Hours:
By appointment only

Group programs available:
Sunday 9:00am-1:00pm

For more information or to schedule a group, contact Bat-Sheva Slavin, (631)462-9800 x140 or bslavin@syjcc.org.

PARTNERS IN CARING

Need Help? Facing a Challenge?

SYJCC’s Partners in Caring (PIC), together with UJA-Federation of New York and our partner synagogues, connects those synagogue members to a wide array of services. PIC social workers provide consultation and training to synagogue clergy, staff and lay leaders, connections to ongoing programs at the SYJCC and the community, and direct social work services for congregants.

What type of services do we provide?

  • Support Groups
  • Short-Term Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Information and Referrals
  • Employment Support
  • Mental Health Consultation
  • Community Education Programs

 

PIC helps address needs in the Jewish community including:

  • Bereavement
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Caregiving
  • Parenting
  • Unemployment
  • Family Estrangement

 

Current Partner Congregations

Dix Hills Jewish Center, Huntington Jewish Center,

North Shore Jewish Center (Port Jefferson),

Temple Beth Torah (Melville), Temple Isaiah (Stony Brook)

We welcome additional synagogue partners.

For more information contact:

Rabbi Sheila Goloboy, LMSW, Program Coordinator  (631)462-9800 x151 or sgoloboy@syjcc.org.

PJ LIBRARY

PJ Library sends a free book monthly to families with children ages 6 months to 8 years. These award-winning books (and sometimes music or craft projects) celebrate Jewish values, culture, and tradition, all at no cost to families. Books include resources for parents— suggested discussion topics, activities, and definitions of Jewish vocabulary used in the book.

It’s easy to become a PJ Library family! Simply click here and follow the PJ Library/NY Metro registration. While you’re there, you may want to explore all the resources of PJ Library, including PJ Radio live stream, recipes and activities, and the PJ Parent page.

The SYJCC is part of PJ Library’s Metro New York Partnership Network. Watch for the PJ Library partnerships, indicated by the PJ Library logo on SYJCC announcements.

PJ OUR WAY

PJ Our Way, for ages 9-11, was created as an extension of the original program. Kids are empowered to choose their own books based on individual interests and reading level. The PJ Our Way website, a safe and moderated space, includes details about each book choice, with member-contributed ratings, reviews, and video trailers. The website also includes polls and quizzes, monthly interviews and challenges, and the opportunity for kids contribute reviews and comments. Parents can also access a parent blog and ideas to spark home discussions.

Click here to register for PJ Our Way.

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.

(Sports Hall of Fame Currently Closed for Renovations) 

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.