• building self.

    Values. Character. Ethics. Spirituality. Hope. Joy.

    Building a better world begins with building a better you.

  • together.

    All personal and religious orientations are welcome to participate in our movement to build more meaningful lives inspired and guided by Conservative Judaism. 

    Congregation Habonim welcomes you home.

  • in the community.

    Congregation Habonim welcomes you.

  • religious school.

    The Anne Hahn Religious School is...

    • Steeped in Jewish values, traditions and rituals

    • Interactive and engaging

    • Meaningful and substantive

    • Challenging, dynamic and diverse

    • An active dialogue between staff and participants

    • Nurturing, warm and playful

  • upfront and personal Torah study.

    Under the guidance of our clergy and our highly qualified instructors, the Religious School students take a look at the Parsha of the week.

News & Upcoming Events

Congregation Habonim welcomes you to the Upper West Side!

Religious School at Habonim 

Nursery School Admissions for 2016-2017 School Year

Meet Our Clergy, Staff and Board

Rabbi Barry Kenter

My late grandmother-in-law taught her children and grandchildren, “An apple is sweeter when shared.” How much truer is it of Congregation Habonim. One of the true gems of Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Habonim represents the best of an intergenerational community, from newborns to some who have been with us since our founding in 1939. Habonim relishes the intimacy of worship, enhanced opportunities for sharing significant life-cycle moments, and a scrumptious Shabbat Kiddush luncheon each and every week. How sweet it is to see young children and older adults sharing warm moments of shared joy—the happiness of children being relished for who they are and might yet become, and the delight of their elders attuned to the sound of children’s voices in services and at Kiddush. Here is a community where clergy, staff, and children share the same physical space virtually every day. I invite you to stop in, visit, and share your stories with us. Please feel free to contact me at [email protected]. I look forward to meeting you. Learn more about Rabbi Kenter here.

    Cantor Bruce Halev





Rina Cohen Schwarz, Religious School Director


Tina Lobel

Tina Lobel, Nursery School Director





Ann Obsatz, Associate Nursery School Director




Welcome from President Neil Goldstein

Elaine Witkoff

On behalf of Congregation Habonim I am pleased to extend a hearty greeting.  Our mission and goal is to provide a Jewish spiritual home for members and our community and to provide an environment in which we can learn and grow and share important life-cycle events, knowing that we are joined and supported by a caring community in a warm and welcoming environment.


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Community Shabbat Dinner - A Post-Pesach Mimouna Feast!

For the entire community. Kabbalat Shabbat service at 6:30 pm, followed by dinner. Join us to celebrate Mimouna, a North African Jewish holiday held after the end of Pesach. Dinner will feature traditional Moroccan food: couscous, chicken, specialty salads and other goodies, plus burger & hotdogs for our more "picky" eaters. $18 per person, $54 maximum for families of 3 or more, children under age 5 free.

Sisterhood Book Group Group (all invited)

Sisterhood Book Group Group (all invited)

Tot Shabbat (ages 5 and under, with parents/caregivers)

Tot Shabbat (ages 5 & under, with parents/caregivers) - on the first Fridays of each month, September through June - is an opportunity for our youngest children to socialize in a community and to engage with other Jewish families. This is also an excellent opportunity for our non-member families to get to know us and to become familiar with our family and children's programming.

Nursery School Annual Fundraiser

Please join us as at My Most Favorite Food (a kosher-certified establishment), 247 West 72nd Street, at our Annual Winter Cocktail Party/Fundraiser as we honor our Nursery School teachers.

Proceeds benefit the Clara Zeitlin Scholarship Fund, Classroom Specialists, and Professional Development.

Purchase tickets and sponsorhips here. Contact School Administrator Roy Ramsey at [email protected] for more information. 


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