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Purim Fundraiser 2021

This year, in addition to funds raised to support Congregation Habonim, the Sisterhood of Congregation Habonim was pleased to sponsor another Purim mitzvah, matanot l'evyonim -- giving gifts to the poor through support of charitable organizations.

Thank you to the many generous donors who made this year's Purim Fundraiser a success:


Paul & Janet Cord

Renee Edelman

Neil Goldstein

Joseph & Nita Gottesman

Ellen Mendel

Saul & Mary Sanders

Robert & Abigail Schlaff

Joshua & Jessica Zatulove

Queen Vashti

David & Rachel Berger

Stephen Berman & Amy Foster

Elliot & Vicki Brown

Norbert Fruehauf & Dail Stolow

Alan & Wendy Halperin

Lewis Krulwich

Marc & Jill Mehl

Jeffrey & Deborah Moelis

Bob & Vivien Newman

Jason & Mindy Sickle


Alan Danzig & Jocelyn Wilk

Michael Harwayne & Alison Fried

Richard & Amy Kargauer

Beth Lawrence & Jerold Nashban

John & Deborah Meer

David & Robin Singer

Daniel & Wendy Stein

Richard Verner & Jean Hellering

Phyllis Waldmann

Robert & Elaine Witkoff

Lori-Ann Wynter


Jared Averbuch & Ilana Ettinger

Zachary & Beth Bornstein

Assaf & Lindsey Gal

Hilda Jaffe

Stephen & Claire Lewin


Linda Adler

Debra Bernstein

Jessica Boar

Sandy Brod

Michael & Eileen Dolfman

Rabbi Lisa Gelber

Debra Karlstein

Stanley Lewin

Alan & Danielle Kaufman

Elisa Milkes

Daniel & Melissa Paretsky

Scot & Sara Raff

Alan & Alison Rubenfeld

Dan Schwarz & Rina Cohen Schwarz

2021 Torah Fund Pins

Torah Fund supports the institutions that educate Conservative rabbis, cantors, and educators including the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) in New York, Ziegler School of Rabbinical Studies at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles, Zacharias Frankel College at the University of Potsdam in Germany, Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem and Seminario Rabinico Latinoamericano, in Buenos Aires. Jewish Theological Seminary (New York, NY), Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies (Los Angeles, CA), Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies (Jerusalem), Seminario Rabinico Latinoamericano (Buenos Aires, Argentina), and Zacharias Frankel College (Potsdam, Germany).

Please contact Amy Kargauer at for more information.


Helping Habonim carry on tradition while re-energizing Habonim women!

Download your Sisterhood Application and join us now!

Our Sisterhood is affiliated with Women's League for Conservative Judaism (WLCJ), which is the umbrella organization for Conservative synagogue women's groups worldwide. Through our association with WLCJ, Habonim Sisterhood members have access to educational, cultural and leadership development programs here at Habonim at 103 West End Avenue, and also beyond the walls of Habonim. 

There is always something new and interesting for us to participate in along with our "sisters" from all over the Metropolitan Area and beyond. For further information, contact Sisterhood Board at

Unless otherwise noted, all events are open to all. While the building is closed, events take place on Zoom.

Habonim Sisterhood Board

President Janet Cord
Immediate Past President Amy Kargauer
Treasurer Linda Salomon
Torah Fund Chair Amy Kargauer
Recording Secretary Abigail Schlaff
VP Financial & Corresponding Secretary Mindy Sickle
At Large Board Members  
Deena Ecker  
Elisa Milkes  
Alison Rubenfeld  
Honorary Sisterhood Board Members  
Eva Bergmann, z"l Hilda Bondi, z"l
Renate Elias, z"l Marianne Falkenstein
Lilo Grant, z"l Lotte Marshall Landes, z"l
Hannah Lewin, z"l Lore Mayer, z"l
Grace Neumark Marga Walter, z"l


**Please note that most services and events now require registration for zoom information.**

Sun, April 11 2021 29 Nisan 5781