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Adult Education

At Habonim, education isn't just for kids!

Our Adult Ed committee offers a wide variety of programming designed to bring the community together in lifelong learning about Judaism, New York, and the greater world. Exciting guest speakers and our own members cover a range of topics, including: Torah, Jewish Life, ritual, arts, entertainment, and popular culture. Past programs have addressed New York architecture, immigration, policing, and the Middle East. 

Adult Education Calendar 2023-24

Fall 2023

Community Sukkot Dinner – Sunday October 1st at 6pm on the roof of the JCC
Please join us for Habonim’s annual Sukkot dinner! Early bird sign-up is $36 for adults and $18 for kids under 12. Spaces are limited for this members only event. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Email to be added to the waitlist. 

Commemoration Service for the 85th anniversary of Kristalnacht – Thursday November 9th at 6:30pm at Habonim
Come together for this meaningful commemoration, marking the roots of our synagogue and community here in New York, and join the community afterwards for some light refreshments. 

A Discussion and Tasting of Iconic New York Jewish Foods – Sunday December 10th at 11am at Habonim
Cookbook author June Hersh will share her stories and observations of iconic New York Jewish dishes followed by tastings of some of these delicious foods.  

Spring 2024

Writing for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – Sunday, January 28th at 5pm at Habonim
Habonim member, Jay Katsir will discuss his unique career as an Emmy Award winning comedy writer for the always scintillating show, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.  

Israel and the Middle East – A Political Update – Friday, February 9th after services at Habonim
Join us for Friday night services followed by Shabbat dinner and our annual Middle East update by Howard Stoffer.

Broadway & Musicals on Sunday April 14th at 5pm at Habonim
Tony Award-winning lyricist/composer and Habonim member, Maury Yeston, will discuss his career including hits such as Titanic and Nine.  Light refreshments will be served after the talk. .

Join Rabbi Gelber for a variety of classes, in person and online - learn all about them here!

Sat, September 30 2023 15 Tishrei 5784