• 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

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Religious School at Habonim 


Nursery School Admissions for 2019-2020 School Year

 

Meet Our Clergy, Staff and Board

Rabbi Lisa Gelber

Messages from Rabbi Gelber

Rosh Hashanah 5779 Message 

The Time Is Now (6/21/18) Sign onto a Declaration of a State of Moral Emergency – you can add your name to thousands of other Jewish individuals across the country and well over 80 local and National Jewish organizations, synagogues and communities to champion the basic humanity of all people.

Support the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and on Facebook (2/21/18). 

Erev Shabbat message about the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and on Facebook. (2/16/18)

Yom Kippur Sermon, Honoring our Past; Building Our Future (9/30/17).

 

Cantor Bruce Halev 

Mazel tov and yasher koach to Cantor Bruce Halev, who was awarded the distinguished honor of Doctor of Music, Honoris Causa by the Jewish Theological Seminary this past April. Cantor Halev has served as the Cantor of Congregation Habonim since 1983. A graduate of the School of Sacred Music of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (UAHC), he also holds MA degrees in Near Eastern Studies and in Jewish Education from New York University, as well as an MSW from Yeshiva University. In 2011 he received a Doctorate of Music, Honoris Causa, from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion for 25 years of service to his synagogue and to the Jewish community. Read more

 

 

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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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.

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.

Community Shabbat Dinner - A Post-Pesach Mimouna Feast!

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.

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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