The Adult Education Committee proudly presents a year of exciting, educational and entertaining programs for our members, guests and children of all ages. Please SAVE THE DATES:
NOVEMBER 8 – DINNER AND COMMEMORATION OF KRISTALLNACHT
We commemorate Kristallnacht (November 9-10, 1938). Habonim member Dail Stolow, who is currently researching Habonim’s early history, founders and their heroic efforts on behalf of Germany’s Jews, will address the congregation. She is a former docent and researcher for exhibits at New York’s Museum of Jewish Heritage: A Living Memorial to the Holocaust.
NOVEMBER 17 – GLOBAL DAY OF JEWISH LEARNING AT THE MARLENE MEYERSON JCC
The Global Day of Jewish Learning is hosted by Limmud NY and co-sponsored by Congregation Habonim. This all-day event begins at 9:45 AM.
DECEMBER 28 – BEIT MIDRASH SINGALONG
Join us in a festive celebration of Chanukah. Cantor Bruce Halev will entertain us with his own special Chanukah songs and lead us in singing other traditional songs. (Words will be handed out.)
FEBRUARY 9 – “FINDING YOUR JEWISH ROOTS”
Have you ever wondered about your ancestors? No need to go to a website to get information. Lauren Orenstein from the Jewish Genealogical Society will discuss her work delving into one’s own genealogy. Light refreshments served. 1:00 – 3:00 PM.
MARCH 6 – SHABBAT DINNER: SPEAKER, DR. LORI WEINTRAUB
Dr. Lori Weintraub is a dynamic speaker and Professor of Holocaust studies at Wagner College. She founded the Holocaust Center along with the Chai Society at Wagner College as a means to help generations understand the importance of this integral part of history and to celebrate the courage of the survivors. She said, “In Judaism there’s a concept called ‘Tikkum Olam’ which means repairing the world.” After dinner she will discuss this and the Resistance after WW II.
MARCH 27 - SHABBAT DINNER: SPEAKER HOWARD STOFFER
Howard Stoffer, our resident Israel Affairs expert, will deliver his annual intriguing update on Israel’s current events. Every day brings new drama and suspense to this country’s politics and its foreign affairs.
MAY 3 – MOVIE: SCHOOL TIES
When an outstanding football player receives a scholarship to a prep school, he feels the pressure to hide the fact that he is Jewish. However, after becoming the “big man” on campus his secret is discovered. Set in the 1950’s, the movie sheds light on anti-semitism.
JUNE 6 - BEIT MIDRASH
Michael Massen will share his knowledge of Jewish Art in his after-lunch presentation.
January and April programs are planned but not yet confirmed. Watch for them in the weekly newsletter.