• 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 2018-2019 School Year


Meet Our Clergy, Staff and Board

Rabbi Lisa Gelber

Messages from Rabbi Gelber

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 





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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