Teens will be discussing the mitzvah of Bal Tashchit - our responsibility to protect the earth, and not wasting, in honor of the upcoming holiday of Tu B'shvat (which falls on January 21 this year).
Will meet in Conference Room.
Celebrate Shavuot at the Paul Feig z'l Tikkun Leil Shavuot at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan
Join Congregation Habonim at 8:15 pm on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the JCC, 334 Amsterdam Avenue @ 76th Street for an Interactive Study Session for our community members with Rabbi Gelber, Rina Cohen Schwarz and Sara Beth Berman. Watch the e-blasts for more information!
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.
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.
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.
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.
USY Event in Central Park.
For the entire community. Kabbalat Shabbat service at 6:30 pm, followed by dinner. Join us to celebrate Mimouna, a North African Jewish holiday held after the end of Pesach. Dinner will feature traditional Moroccan food: couscous, chicken, specialty salads and other goodies, plus burger & hotdogs for our more "picky" eaters. $18 per person, $54 maximum for families of 3 or more, children under age 5 free.