Meet Our Clergy, Staff and Board

Rabbi Lisa Gelber

Messages from Rabbi Gelber

Rosh Hashanah 5779 Message 

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

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.

 

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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