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

Torah Tots  will not meet on Saturday, September 18.

But join us for Sukkot Torah Tots -  Tuesday, September 21, 9:30 am

Families with children 5 and under are encouraged to attend our joyful Torah Tots.  Bring an instrument to play or shaker to shake.

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Apple Picking and Sukkot Celebration with Congregation Habonim Sunday, September 26
 

Meet at Dr. Davies Farm, Congers, NY at 10:00 am
Open to all!

Please reserve your 10:00 am booking to pick apples at Dr. Davies for your family here  

Please RSVP to rina@habonim.net so we can bring a sweet treat to share with you.

$12 per person for 1/2 peck bag  or $47 for up to 6 people for 1/2 bushel bag.

Please note: Dr. Davies only takes CASH - please bring enough with you to cover your apples and any other activities you want to do there:

 https://www.drdaviesfarm.com/hay-ride-pumpkin

Religious School 5782/2021-2022 School Year

Click here for 2021-2022 registration form

A Message from Education Director Rina Cohen Schwarz:

We are all looking forward to new beginnings in 5782, back to more normalcy with in-person learning in our Religious School.   We are in the process of planning for our  coming academic year.  You will find basic information below, and we will update you as more details develop.  We are working with the lay leadership to refine our plan for a safe in-person opening and our day-to-day operations.  Of course, we will follow all health and safety guidelines from the local health authorities and our own synagogue lay leadership.   

One of our core Jewish values is that of Talmud Torah – the study of Torah.  We strive to provide content-rich joyful lessons and programs for our students and families at Habonim.  In order to plan safely for our incoming Religious School classes, we ask that you register your child by Friday, July 16 for returning families.  Please note that tuition has not been increased for the coming year, but for those families who register after July 16, there will be an additional $100 Administrative Fee per child added to your bill.  Once you have completed your enrollment forms, the tuition charges will be added to your ShulCloud statement, and then you have 30 days to pay or make payment plans.  New this year is our refer-a-friend bonus tuition incentive program.  We know that our member families are the BEST source of bringing in new members to our congregation.  If your family brings in a new member family and they enroll their child(ren) in our Religious School, your family will get $180 off of your total tuition bill, and you can earn more than one bonus if you bring in more than one family (earn up to 3 bonuses).  Only one bonus can be earned per new family brought in.  Please email me if you have any questions, or want to connect me with potential members.

 If for some reason your child is not returning to our Religious School, please alert us now.

 Please complete the registration form for 2021-22 at this link.  The form allows for entry of information for up to 3 children per family.  Membership in the synagogue is required to enroll your child in our Religious School.  If you have any administrative questions about synagogue membership, please reach out to Malkie Grozalsky at mgrozalsky@habonim.net.

 Pre-Gan (Pre-K): First day of school is Tuesday, October 5 

· Class is on Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:10pm with Community Tefillah 5:15-5:30pm*

· Tuition is $1950 per student (enroll by 7/16 to avoid an additional $100 admin fee)

Gan (Kindergarten):  First day of school is Tuesday, October 5

· Class is on Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:10pm with Community Tefillah 5:15-5:30pm*

· Tuition is $1950 per student  (enroll by 7/16 to avoid an additional $100 admin fee)

Aleph (1st Grade) & Bet (2nd Grade): First day of school is Tuesday, October 5

· Class is on Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:30 pm (including Community Tefillah 5:15-5:30pm)*

· Tuition is $1950 per student, (enroll by 7/16 to avoid an additional $100 admin fee)

 Gimmel (3rd Grade): First day of school is Monday, October 4

· Class is on Mondays, 4:00 – 5:50pm*

· One online Hebrew session per week for the year (24 total sessions)

· Tuition is $2500 per student (enroll by 7/16 to avoid an additional $100 admin fee)

Dalet (4th Grade) & Hei (5th Grade): First day of school is Monday, October 4

· Class is on Mondays, 4:00 – 5:50pm*

· One online Hebrew session per week for the year (24 total sessions)

· Tuition is $2500 per student  (enroll by 7/16 to avoid an additional $100 admin fee)

Vav (6th Grade) & Zayin (7th Grade): First day of school is Monday, October 4

· Class is on Mondays 6:05 - 7:35 pm*

· One online Hebrew  session per week (24 total sessions)

· Tuition is $2500 per student (enroll by 7/16 to avoid an additional $100 admin fee)

· With Bar/Bat Mitzvah on the horizon for all of these students, we want your family to become more familiar with our Shabbat services, and be fully connected to the Habonim community.  As such, we require your family (your Vav/Zayin student together with at least one parent) to attend a minimum of 1-2 Shabbat services every month at Habonim (a minimum of ten Friday evening or Saturday morning Habonim services plus our Bar/Bat Mitzvah services).  We expect that our Vav/Zayin families will celebrate the B’nai Mitzvah of Habonim, and will plan to attend (in person or virtually) our Bar/Bat Mitzvah services through the year (full schedule to follow).

* Exact timing of classes may be adjusted slightly based on Covid & health safety protocols. 

More information about the online Hebrew tutoring for students in 3rd-6th/7th Grades will come out late in the summer.

 Teen Lomdim (8th -12th Grades)

·       Meets monthly (schedule will be finalized later in the summer)

·       Tuition is $450 per student

Congregation Habonim fully supports that every member child should be able to have a Jewish education.  We have financial assistance available for families who need it.  Please contact Malkie Grozalksy (mgrozalsky@habonim.net), our Director of Administration, who will provide you with the necessary form to fill out. 

 If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, or concerns, please reach out to me, rina@habonim.net.

L'shalom,

Rina 

rina@habonim.net

Winter 2021 Registration is now open for Hillel: Birthright Israel 10-day winter trips for your student or recent grad. They can travel with friends from their college campus, or discover Israel on one of Hillel's national trips -- the choice is theirs!

Find out more about a gap year in Israel after high school:  Nativ, The College Leadership Program & Gap Year in Israel

USY High is a partnership between USY and Tichon Ramah Yerushalayim (TRY), where 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students make Jerusalem their home for either two or four months as participants in a fully accredited academic program within a setting of joyful Conservative Jewish living. Students are provided with a continuation of their required and elective courses, as well as an outstanding program in Israeli and Jewish history. And college admissions officers consistently report that they view a semester abroad during high school as an impressive experience demonstrating independence and initiative.

TRY/USY HIGH 2022 Spring Classic: *January 24-May 29, 2022*

TRY/USY HIGH 2022 Quarter: *January 24- March 20, 2022*F

  • Immerse yourself in Israeli society
  • Travel and explore Israel
  • Be your best self
  • Experience Jewish life, Shabbatot, and holidays in Israel
  • Meet other teens from across North America
  • Receive high school credit at TRY's accredited high school 
Financial aid is available.
Fri, September 17 2021 11 Tishrei 5782