Dix Hills Jewish Center is a Conservative Congregation, celebrating 50 years as a beacon of dynamic Judaism in Dix Hills. We are a traditional egalitarian synagogue committed to the reality that all Jews are full partners in the beauty of Jewish life and that all Jews are given an equal role in all rituals. The Dix Hills Jewish Center is an engaging, vibrant congregation. Visit their website >

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Aaron Altman was a sales and marketing executive with several major European companies in the photographic and sports optic industries.  Later he used that experience to become publisher of Photo Trade News – the largest business-to-business trade publication servicing the photographic and imaging channel. As a volunteer, Aaron is currently President of the Dix Hills Jewish Center.  He serves as editor of the DHJC award-winning bulletin. Additionally he has chaired the annual DHJC Men’s Club Golf Outing supporting local charities such as The Lend a Hand Project. Aaron was President of the Men’s Club and has served on numerous DHJC committees.

Aaron Altman

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Having received his Master's Degree, Rabbinic Ordination and a Doctorate of Divinity from the Jewish Theological Seminary, Rabbi Buechler continues to create innovative family education programs and award winning and engaging holiday celebrations at the Dix Hills Jewish Center. His Jewish study sessions at the synagogue year round attract many and are compelling Jewish educational adventures. Rabbi Buechler has also developed an avid following for his annual Jewish/Israel film festivals. The compassion, intellect and wit with which he engages our community is a constant warm and welcoming presence at the Dix Hills Jewish Center.

Rabbi Howard Buechler

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Ed Ward is the Executive Director at Dix Hills Jewish Center. Jewish Communal Service has been his calling since he was a child.  Yes, he was that kid who loved going to Hebrew school and found mentors who showed him the personal satisfaction that one can have in the service of the Jewish people. Ed has taught Hebrew school, served as a youth director as well as USY Divisional Director in Nassau County.  Most recently, he served as the National Director of an organization that is the leading innovator in the field of special needs in Israel.

Ed Ward