• Israel: Past, Present & FutureJoin us for a dynamic discussion on Israel, with Shai Shvalb, author of Know the Land. "Past, Present & Future Conceptions and Misconceptions in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict." Shai is a licensed tour guide in Israel and a graduate of Middle Eastern Studies at University of Haifa
    Thursday, December 7 I 7 PM
  • Chanukah Car Menorah ParadeJoin us for the Annual Car Menorah Parade! Begins at Chabad of Mid Suffolk, and concludes at The Chai Center with a Grand Menorah Lighting and celebration - fun for the whole family!
    Sunday, December 10 I 6:00 PM
    Register your car for the parade!
  • Grand Menorah Lighting!Come celebrate Chanukah outdoors with The Chai Center at the Annual Grand Menorah Lighting Ceremony, concluding the Car Menorah Parade! Donuts, Latkes, Hot Apple Cider and Chanukah Swag! Fun for the Entire Family! Free of charge.
    Sunday, December 10 I 6:45 PM
  • What we can do for IsraelRespond to the news from Israel by strengthening our faith in G-d and filling the world with more goodness. Add your Mitzvah to the campaign today - Am Yisroel Chai! Join here
  • 2024 Poland MissionJoin Rabbi Saacks and a team of Rabbis and Educators, as he spearheads a mission to Poland this Spring, along with a team of Rabbis and Educators. The Recall & Relive Chabad Mission to Poland, with an optional Israel extension, promises to be a one of a kind experience.
    Find out more and reserve your spot!
    May 12 - 20, 2024
  • Mitzvah of the MonthEach month, we spotlight a new Mitzvah. Take a look for resources, classes and offerings on each Mitzvah.
    September 2023 - June 2024
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  • PreschoolWelcome to The Chai Center Preschool! We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for your children. Now open for 2023-24 registration! Find Out More
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The Chai Center is one of New York's most unorthodox orthodox Synagogues- a popular center for Jews of all backgrounds and affiliations who wish to learn more about their Jewish roots. Located on 1 1/2 acres on Vanderbilt Parkway in Dix Hills, The Chai Center offers a wide variety of educational and spiritual opportunities, including Hebrew School, Preschool, Torah classes, Shabbaton dinners and an array of Jewish Holiday programs. Traditional Jewish values are brought to life in a joyous, non-judgmental atmosphere.
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