Adult Shabbat Dinner with Guest Speaker Dr. Howard Stoffer

ISRAEL'S SURVIVAL: Evolving Internal & External Threats. Howard Stoffer, Associate Professor National Security, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences at New Haven University will offer a nuanced presentation on Israel at this time in our history. Kabbalat Shabbat at 6:30 pm · Dinner at 7:30 pm, including presentation · Registration required · Mark your calendars and watch this space for registration information. 

Yom HaShoah Program

Yom HaShoah, also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day, occurs on the 27th of Nisan and is a memorial day for those who died in the Shoah. The word shoah, Hebrew for "catastrophe" or "utter destruction," refers to the mass killings and other atrocities that were committed against the Jewish people during World War II. This year's program theme, "Emigrants in a New Country," reminds us of Habonim's founding members who escaped from Germany just in time, some of whom are still with us today.  They all had to adjust to a new language and culture.

Reading of the Names at Society for Advancement of Judaism

Wednesday, April 11, 10:00 pm through Thursday, April 12, 7:30 am - THESE ARE THE NAMES - The 20th Annual West Side Communal Observance of Yom HaShoah, at the Society for the Advancement of Judaism, 15 West 86th Street. Continuing 9:00 am - 6:00 pm at JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue. You may come at any time, but please note that Habonim's designated time for reading names is Thursday morning, April 12, 5:30 - 6:00 am. For information, or to sign up, contact Ruth Murphy. 


Yom HaZikaron Tekes Program at B'nai Jeshurun

On Wednesday, April 18, Congregation Habonim will come together with other special coalition partners to commemorate Yom HaZikkaron and celebrate Yom Ha'Atzma'ut (7:00 – 9:00 pm; sanctuary of Congregation B'nai Jeshurun, 257 W. 88th Street). Together, we will explore how collective memory has been shaped in Israel over the past 70 years and then transition into a reading of Israel's Declaration of Independence. Rabbi Gelber will be teaching on Faith and Affirmation.

Upper West Side Celebrates Israel

On Sunday, April 15, Celebrate Israel on the Upper West Side! Join Congregation Habonim and partner-schools, synagogues, and Jewish organizations of the UWS as we come together for a neighborhood-wide celebration of Yom Ha'atzmaut, featuring a concert by the renowned Yemen Blues, a Street Fair with lots of family fun, tastings, talks, and more.

From Where Does My Strength Come - class with Rabbi Gelber

Join Rabbi Gelber to read Option B together and to explore the Jewish themes and values that emerge as guideposts for building resilience as individuals and community. Using the book's chapters as our guide, we'll reflect, share stories and insights, sing, pray, and develop strategies and practices for strength and compassion - all within sacred community. No charge. RSVP here


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