• 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 2018-2019 School Year


Meet Our Clergy, Staff and Board

Rabbi Lisa Gelber

Read Rabbi Gelber's message about supporting the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School here. Find it on our Facebook page here. 

Read Rabbi Gelber's Erev Shabbat, February 16 message about the February 14 shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School here. Find it on our Facebook page here

Read Rabbi Gelber's Yom Kippur Sermon, Honoring our Past; Building Our Future, here.


Cantor Bruce Halev 





Laura J. Lewis, Executive Director

Laura brings two decades of relevant leadership experience to this important role for Habonim. A lawyer by training, Laura spent 10 years at the American Jewish Committee (including eight years as Executive Director of AJC's Westchester Region), and served as the Executive Director of the Masorti Foundation, the US-based organization supporting Conservative Judaism in Israel. Read more > 


Rina Cohen Schwarz, Religious School Director





Tina LobelTina Lobel, Nursery School Director





Ann Obsatz, Associate Nursery School Director




Welcome from President Richard Verner

On behalf of the members, clergy and staff of Congregation Habonim, I offer you a warm greeting.  We are the Jewish spiritual home to a caring, generous congregation that offers its members a broad variety of opportunities to learn, to share life-cycle events, and to participate in building our compassionate and welcoming community.  We encourage you to read more about us on our website and to visit us to learn about all that Habonim has to offer.

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Kabbalat Shabbat Service, Kristallnacht Remembrance with Guest Speaker Dr. Shira Kohn

Guest Speaker Dr. Shira Kohn. Dr. Kohn will speak during our Kabbalat Shabbat service. Dr. Kohn will offer remarks entitled, Saving the "Cream of German Jewish Youth," Student Refugees in America's Jewish College Fraternity System, 1936-1940. The talk stems from a paper entitled From German Jews to Jewish Greeks, Jewish student refugee programs in America's Jewish Frats and Sororities. The paper will be published in 2018. Dr.

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.


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