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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,  Instructor: Ken BobAdditional Dates, TBA,  Ken is a member of HJC who serves in a variety of Jewish organizational capacities. He is the current president of Ameinu, the national Zionist organization, and serves as a member of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.

JEWISH PUBLIC AFFAIRS FORUM PRESENTS:  THE INTERSECTION OF SYNAGOGUE & STATE:  ISRAEL’S SIMMERING RELIGIOUS CRISIS, with Kenneth Bob, Tuesday, October 17 at 8:00 pm.  This past summer, the Israeli government froze a negotiated agreement reached with the liberal religious communities regarding egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall.  We will learn about what these & other measures mean for the relationship between Israel & the Diaspora, as well as the impact on the daily lives of Israelis.   

Ken Bob is a member of HJC who serves in a variety of Jewish organizational capacities. He is the current president of Ameinu, the national Zionist organization, and serves as a member of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.  Ken will present a variety of topic periodically during the year.

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CHAI ADULT EDUCATION INSTITUTE  Monday, October 23 – Monday, November 27 – Dix Hills Jewish Center
Welcome back to CHAI with a new look for Fall 2017!  In addition to their partnership with the JTS Hereld Institute for Jewish Studies, they have joined with the Jewish Book Council’s “Authors on Tour” Network for six contemporary, relevant and riveting programs.  Each week local clergy will teach a class followed by the Guest Scholar/Author presentation.  $36/pp for the six weeks of courses and lectures.  Click here for full CHAI schedule and to register.

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 & K-1-2 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 & K-1-2 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!

  Religious School Families attend Family Education Programs, one workshop per grade per year, except the Vav class (6th grade) which has 6 pre-Bar/Bat Mitzvah workshops throughout the year:

   Alef & Bet classes SHMA Jewish Bedtime Rituals
   Gimel & Daled Kashrut Workshop
   Hey & Vav – Founders of Israel workshop
   Mitzvah Team – Derek Eretz Workshop

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