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Congregation Habonim Board of Directors

Message from the President 


Welcome to Congregation Habonim!  We are so glad you want to learn a little more about what makes us a true Jewish home and family.  And as a life-long member of the synagogue, I would love to answer any questions you may have (at

A little background. We are an egalitarian Conservative synagogue located at 103 West End Avenue (at 64th Street).  Our members come from a wide range of Jewish traditions and hometowns, and our mission is to provide a community filled with nourishment for the soul, the heart and the stomach. (As a former president says, ‘Feed them and they shall come!’)

Habonim means "the builders," especially appropriate as we plan for our new home on 65th Street near Central Park West, close to the synagogue built by our founders over 60 years ago.  And for our members, Habonim means even more:

Habonim is where we “build” deep connections to Judaism, to each other and to the broader community - in our thriving Nursery and Religious Schools, in our memorable B’nei Mitzvot, in our exceptional family, teen and adult services and programming, and in our community outreach programs. 

It is where we “build” strong relationships among our congregants, who regularly learn together, cook and bake together, share a simcha or a story, check in on a sick friend, and comfort those facing challenges. 

And Habonim is where we “build” engaged and active members through meaningful volunteer opportunities and pathways to leadership.

We invite you to see for yourself what makes Habonim and our members our Jewish home and family –

  • Come to our Shabbat services on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings and to our High Holiday and other holiday services.
  • Find out more about our wonderful Nursery School or Religious School, and our dynamic teen (lomdim) group.
  • And learn with us at our excellent adult educational programs.

In these unsettling times, we would love to be your ‘sanctuary,’ the place where you can feel part of a warm, vibrant, caring Jewish community!

Lehitra’ot ( לְהִתְרָאוֹת ) – See you soon!




Susan I. Grant

Lindsey Gal
Vice President

Debra Karlstein
Vice President

Marc Mehl

Mindy Sickle


Beth Bornstein

Alan Danzig

Alison Fried

Daniel Hamermesh

Danielle Kaufman

Lewis Krulwich

Michael Malbin

Carol Mosesson-Teig

Jennifer North

Melissa Paretsky

Gary Sokolow

Deborah Winokur

Fri, July 12 2024 6 Tammuz 5784