• 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

Congregation Habonim welcomes you to the Upper West Side!

Religious School at Habonim 

Nursery School Admissions for 2017-2018 School Year


Meet Our Clergy, Staff and Board

Rabbi Lisa Gelber

Read Rabbi Gelber's message about supporting the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School here. Find it on our Facebook page here. 

Read Rabbi Gelber's Erev Shabbat, February 16 message about the February 14 shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School here. Find it on our Facebook page here

Read Rabbi Gelber's Yom Kippur Sermon, Honoring our Past; Building Our Future, here.

Register for Rabbi Gelber's class, From Where Does My Strength Come, here.


Cantor Bruce Halev 





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 Lobel

Tina Lobel, Nursery School Director





Ann Obsatz, Associate Nursery School Director




Welcome from President Neil Goldstein

Elaine Witkoff

On behalf of Congregation Habonim I am pleased to extend a hearty greeting.  Our mission and goal is to provide a Jewish spiritual home for members and our community and to provide an environment in which we can learn and grow and share important life-cycle events, knowing that we are joined and supported by a caring community in a warm and welcoming environment.


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Adult Education Presentation: Jews in Arab Countries

With Joseph Levy. Joseph Levy was born in Cairo, Egypt in 1957. He and his family left Egypt that same year in what he calls the Second Jewish Exodus from Egypt.  They arrived in the United States in 1958. Mr. Levy grew up in Deal, New Jersey and he received his higher education in New York City, attaining a law degree in 1984. For more than 35 years, Mr. Levy has had a passionate interest in the subject of the Jews from the Arab countries. He considers them to be the forgotten people of the longstanding Arab-Israeli dispute.


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