• 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

Welcome to Congregation Habonim!


Meet Our Team

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. were born more than a century ago. Habonim relishes the intimacy of worship, enhanced opportunities for sharing significant life-cycle moments, 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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Adult Education Presentation: Jews in Arab Countries

With Joseph Levy. Joseph Levy was born in Cairo, Egypt in 1957. He and his family left Egypt that same year in what he calls the Second Jewish Exodus from Egypt.  They arrived in the United States in 1958. Mr. Levy grew up in Deal, New Jersey and he received his higher education in New York City, attaining a law degree in 1984. For more than 35 years, Mr. Levy has had a passionate interest in the subject of the Jews from the Arab countries. He considers them to be the forgotten people of the longstanding Arab-Israeli dispute.

Sisterhood Book Club (all invited)

Sisterhood Book Club (all invited)

Women's League of Conservative Judaism Torah Fund Dinner (all invited)


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