News & Upcoming Events

 

Join your neighbors for an afternoon with:

New York State Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal

Sunday, January 26, at 2 pm, at Congregation Habonim

 

She will be speaking about her legislative plans and proposals for the 2020 session, including all that she is doing to advocate for safety in our Upper West Side neighborhood. Following her presentation there will be a Q & A period. Please join us at:

Congregation Habonim, 103 West End Avenue (at West 64th Street)

Click here to register (by Thursday, January 23rd, please).

 


Join us at the annual Nursery School Fundraiser

Thursday, February 6, 2020

6:30 - 9 PM

50 Riverside Boulevard

 

Click here for more information

 



Please help us bake more than 2,000 Hamantashen for our Habonim Community.

All ages welcome, no experience necessary!


Baking is from 9 AM to 2 PM on the following dates:
January 19
January 26
February 2
February 9
March 1


Please sign up here: Hamantashen Baking 2020
If you have any questions, please contact Sisterhood at [email protected]



Havdalah in Pajamas for Families with Children Up to 5 Years Old

Join Rabbi Gelber in pajamas for games and fun followed by Havdalah

Saturday, January 25, 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm.


There is no charge, but registration is required: Sign up here.


All are welcome to stay on for Youth and Family Community Havdalah immediately following, with pizza and movies. $18/family.

Register here.


To register for Youth & Family Community Havdalah go to https://bit.ly/39BY8Xi


Next Tot Shabbat:

Friday, February 7

 

Come sing, dance, pray and celebrate Shabbat

5:15pm Tot Shabbat service

5:45pm Light dinner for the children

 

Upcoming Friday dates for Tot Shabbat:

March 6

April 3

May 1

June 5

 

Questions? Contact [email protected] or [email protected]



IMPORTANT CALENDAR ANNOUNCEMENT

We are rescheduling two of Habonim's signature events:


The annual Gala is moving from Thursday, February 6, 2020 to Sunday, May 17, 2020. This move will help ensure that the Gala is a fitting commemoration of our 80th Anniversary, capping our year at a time that will allow more of our members to attend.


The Nursery School Fundraiser is moving from Thursday, December 12, 2019 to Thursday, February 6, 2020. This move puts the Fundraiser back to its traditional spot on the Habonim calendar and avoids conflicts with other year-end events.


We look forward to seeing you at both of these fun and meaningful events, which recognize and honor members of our community and help support all of the wonderful programs offered by Habonim.


FALL 2019 RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

 

For registration and other information, contact Education Director Rina Cohen Schwarz at [email protected]

 

CLICK HERE  for the 2019-2020 Religious School Calendar

 

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

We recently commemorated the 81st anniversary of Kristallnacht, and the 80th anniversary of the founding of Congregation Habonim. Read Rabbi Gelber's sermon here.

 

Rabbi Lisa Gelber is among the rabbis featured in this October 11, 2019 article in the Forward: "Rabbis Share Their High Holiday Sermons." Click here to read.

 

 

 

Cantor Bruce Halev 

 

 

 

 

 

                   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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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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