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Adult Education, Open to the Public


Adult Education, Special Services & Family Services

The Huntington Jewish Center will offer a wide variety of adult education programs and services during the coming year. Adult education faculty will include Rabbi Ari Saks, Cantor Israel Gordan, and Ken Bob. We are also reviving the CHAI Adult Education Institute, a regional adult education program co-sponsored by eight Suffolk synagogues. All courses and services are open to our membership and their guests. No prior experience or background is necessary for our offerings. We hope these courses and services will enable you to connect with Jewish tradition and with our synagogue community during the coming year. Check back for additional courses that may be added from time to time.

JEWISH PUBLIC AFFAIRS FORUM PRESENTS: “Politics, Politics, Politics, Israel & the USA” Tuesday., March 26, 2019, 8:00PM. You want something topical? Well here you go! The next Jewish Public Affairs Forum session is entitled, “Politics, Politics and Politics – Israel and the United States.” As I am sure many, if not all, of you are aware, Israeli general elections will be held on April 9 and the campaign is under way. Prime Minister Netanyahu, while under threat of indictment for bribery and facing his biggest challenge in years, is still currently favored to be re-elected. When we meet two weeks before the election I will introduce you to some new political players and catch you up to date on the “state of play.” All attendees will receive an updated “Ken Bob Political Scorecard” with all of the parties and leaders. Meanwhile, here In the United States newly-elected members of Congress have voiced strident criticism of Israeli policies, with two supporting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. All of this has raised questions about traditional bi-partisan support for Israel as a presidential election campaign begins. Put the session on your calendar and we will discuss all of this and more on March 26. RSVP to or call 631-427-1089.



GREAT THINKERS, KEY IDEAS – 8 week Learning Program with Rabbi Saks Join Rabbi Saks and delve deeply into key ideas of great MODERN Jewish thinkers. TBA

SYNAGOGUE SKILLS  Instructor: Cantor Israel Gordan, Class hours to be worked out around schedules of participants. Do you want to be more involved in services? Do you want to have a greater sense of ownership for what happens? Would you like to be on the Bimah leading services? Cantor Gordan is available for individual or group lessons in order to learn how to read Torah, chant a Haftarah or lead a part of the service. Simply call or email the Cantor with questions and to set up a time to meet! (


FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE– 6:00 pm in the Kiddush Lounge TBA; Service Leaders: Rabbi Saks and Cantor Gordan These spirited services in the round include community singing, spontaneous dancing (sometimes), and instrumental music (in the Spring). Services are followed by a congregational Friday night dinner at which teenagers help to look after the younger children.

FAMILY SERVICES – PJ LBRARY BIM BAM SHABBAT PROGRAMS HJC conducts a full program of services for families with ECC and Religious School age children led by Rabbi Saks and Cantor Gordan. Services are accessible and designed to be a positive family experience.

Friday Night Family ECC Services & Dinner – TBA, Service Leaders: Rabbi Saks and Cantor Gordan. This brief service for younger children includes singing, a PJ Library story. Shabbat Dinner follows each service.

Shabbat Morning ECC Family Services – TBA, Service Leader: Cantor Gordan. Services include family participation, physical movement, a PJ Library book, and a Kiddush Lunch following services.

Family Havdalah – TBA, Come together to say goodbye to Shabbat on the earliest Shabbat of the year! We’ll be reading a PJ Library book, doing Havdalah together, eating a light dinner, and having tons of fun. You won’t want to miss it!

Huntington Jewish Center, 510 Park Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
Phone: 631.427.1089 Fax: 631.427.8118