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HIGH HOLIDAYS 2019 – 5780

Rosh Hashanah September 29, 30, October 1 · Yom Kippur October 8 & 9

Schedule of Services can be found HERE

Form for Memorial Book listings, Bookplates, Leaves for the Tree of Life, & Memorial Plaques can be found HERE

Members wishing to purchase additional tickets click HERE 

Non-members wishing to purchase tickets click HERE 

Non-members wishing to purchase tickets to Youth Services ONLY click HERE

 

HONEY FROM THE HEART ANNUAL FUNDRAISER

We are selling honey again this year via a third party for Rosh Hashanah. Forty percent of the sales go to profit Habonim directly, and the other monies collected over cost go to benefit Israel's Hodayot youth village, part of World ORT Kadima Mada (Science Journey.) Last year we sold 146 jars of honey!

Order by September 4th for delivery by Rosh Hashanah.

Click here to order.

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REGISTER FOR FALL 2019 RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

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Questions? Contact Education Director Rina Cohen Schwarz at [email protected]

 

CLICK HERE for the 2019-2020 schedule of Shabbat Morning Youth Services at Congregation Habonim

 

CLICK HERE for the 2019-2020 Family Education Schedule (for 3rd - 7th Grade Families)



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

Passover 5779

Rosh Hashanah 5779 Message 

Yom Kippur/ Kol Nidre Sermon 5779 - This Year I Stand With You

 

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

 

 

Rina Cohen Schwarz, Education 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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Kabbalat Shabbat Service, Kristallnacht Remembrance with Guest Speaker Dr. Shira Kohn

Guest Speaker Dr. Shira Kohn. Dr. Kohn will speak during our Kabbalat Shabbat service. Dr. Kohn will offer remarks entitled, Saving the "Cream of German Jewish Youth," Student Refugees in America's Jewish College Fraternity System, 1936-1940. The talk stems from a paper entitled From German Jews to Jewish Greeks, Jewish student refugee programs in America's Jewish Frats and Sororities. The paper will be published in 2018. Dr.

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.

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