Trace the stories of two branches of a typical family of Eastern European Jewish ancestry and discover the many documents available both abroad and here at home. See how these records can come together to complete the family history so many of us believe is lost forever.
Melissa Hacker is a filmmaker who works with memory, history, family and loss. Melissa made her directing debut with the documentary My Knees Were Jumping; Remembering The Kindertransports, which was short-listed for Academy Award nomination, seen in film festivals, museums, television, and in universities worldwide. Melissa’s video Venus was featured in the group exhibition "Objects of Devotion and Desire: Medieval Relic to Contemporary Art," and received special accolades in the New York Times review of the show.
Join Rabbi Gelber for an engaging dicussion of the weekly Torah portion.
A stirring story of sports, patriotism and personal growth, Heading Home charts the underdog journey of Israel's national baseball team competing for the first time in the World Baseball Classic. After years of defeat, Team Israel is finally ranked among the world's best in 2017, eligible to compete in the prestigious international tournament. Their line-up included several Jewish American Major League players―Ike Davis, Josh Zeid and ex-Braves catcher Ryan Lavarnway―most with a tenuous relationship to Judaism, let alone having ever set foot in Israel.
Join Rabbi Gelber for an engaging discussion of the weekly Torah portion.
Join us as we open our homes to other Habonim members for Shabbat dinner.
In a globalized world with seemingly innumerable problems, we each carve out our own scope of moral concern. Join Joe Gindi from American Jewish World Service to explore the factors that shape our own universe of moral obligation. How and why do we prioritize certain people, communities, or issues over others? How do we relate to these priorities? What resources might we find in the in the Jewish tradition to navigate these questions?
Join following Shabbat Kiddush for engaged study of the Wisdom of Our Sages, with commentaries of Rabbis Gordon Tucker and Tamar Elad Appellbaum. Participants need not have attended prior sessions of this interactive learning. We'll begin with Chapter 1:2 this week - Approximately 1pm.
Doris Sheena Zilkha, was born in Baghdad Iraq which was previously known as Babylonia and Mesopotamia. While much of her family left via Israeli Airlifts in the early 1950’s during Operation Ezra and Nehamiah where their nationality was renounced and their property and possessions were confiscated, her immediate family remained.
We are guaranteeing one to each other. Rabbi Serok will speak about his involvement in special operations to save and rescue Jewish communities like the one in Syria.
Peggy Sarlin is the host of Regain Your Brain, an online video series in which she interviewed some of the world’s most eminent experts in brain health, and the author of its accompanying book. Peggy focuses on helping people understand how to incorporate brain-healthy habits into daily life to boost cognitive function and prevent dementia. She is the author of the best-seller, Awakening from Alzheimer’s, the first book to examine alternative remedies for Alzheimer’s, and the host of its accompanying video series, which has garnered more than 3 million views.
Tour of the Chagall, Lissitzky, Malevich Exhibit at the Jewish Museum.
Featuring speaker Leah Schechter of The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty. We will also be packing cleaning supplies for families in need.
Join us for a screening of "The Catcher Was a Spy." The film focuses on Major League baseball player, Moe Berg, lives a double life as a spy for the Office of Strategic Services during World War II.
Join us for a multimedia presentation and text study with Rabbi Jeff Sulkin. We will mark the end of Shabbat together with Havdalah and the program will follow.
Speaker Ruth Zimbler recounts her firsthand experience of Kristallnacht as the community reflects on this tragic historical event. Appropriate for b'nai mitzvah age and up.
Join us for Hakafot (circling and dancing with the Torah), all ages welcome.
Classical service with organ and choir at Congregation Habonim, 103 West End Avenue @ 64th Street. Contact Adina Rifkin for tickets and other information.
Yizkor will take place at approximately 11:30 am.
Classical service with organ and choir at Congregation Habonim, 103 West End Avenue @ 64th Street. Contact Adina Rifkin for tickets and other information. Tashlich for attendees of this service will take place immediately following the service, at Hudson River Pier, 70th @ Riverside Park South.