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Bake & Pack Hamentaschen With Us!
Beginning at 9:00am on Sundays, February 25th, March 3 & 10th; packing on March 17th

Hamentaschen baking begins on February 25th - get ready for Purim by baking with us! Additional baking sessions on March 3rd and March 10th, or help us pack on March 17th.

Sign up here!

Celebrate & Learn from Member Hilda Jaffe
Saturday, March 2nd

Join us for Shabbat Morning services and Kiddush luncheon as we celebrate Hilda Jaffe -- Mother, Grandmother, Great-grandmother, NYPL Docent, active Sisterhood and Adult Education Committee member and longtime Habonimer  -- as we learn from her about strategies for living a long and full life. This event is presented by Habonim's Sisterhood and Adult Education Committee.

Community Shabbat Dinner
Friday, March 8 at 6:00pm

Friday night services will be led in person by our 4th & 5th grade religious school students at the special time of 6:00pm, followed by a community Shabbat dinner!

Register here.

Presentation by Michael Cohen of the Wiesenthal Center
Wednesday, March 20th at 7:00pm

Join us for a presentation by Michael Cohen, Eastern Director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, about the history and work of the Wiesenthal Center and its relevance in today's world. The Simon Wiesenthal Center is a global Jewish human rights activist organization that confronts anti-Semitism, hate, defends the safety of Israel and Jews worldwide, and teaches the lessons of the Holocaust for future generations.

Register here.

Purim Shpiel and Seudah Shlishit
Saturday, March 23rd

6:15pm Purim Shpiel and Seduah Shlishit - registration required - Register here

Casting Call for All Ages!
"Esther in the Spotlight"
This year we are putting on award-winning playwright’s Rich Orloff’s "Esther in the Spotlight." We are looking for actors/dancers/participants of ALL AGES! We will be casting in early March. There will be 1-2 rehearsals in March; we will do our best to work around everyone’s schedules!

Please respond by Friday, February 23rd.

Email Cantor Jessica to sign up

Megillah Reading and Costume Contest
Saturday, March 23rd at 7:45pm

Megillah Reading and Costume Contest for all ages
In-Person at Habonim! Zoom available for those unable to attend in person

Remember to bring sealed boxes of uncooked pasta to use as groggers. All boxes of pasta will be donated to fulfill the mitzvah of matanot la'evyonim/gifts for the poor and help fight hunger, so bring as many as you can!

Purim Carnival
Sunday, March 24th from 11:00am - 1:00pm

Our immensely popular Purim Carnival returns on Purim day. Featuring: Games, Bouncy Shushan Palace, Photo Booth, Arts and Crafts, Prizes, Pizza & Snacks...and much more!
Come in costume! For ages 0-9.

Register here

Save the Date:

Save the Date

A selection of upcoming events:

Wednesday, March 20th at 7:00pm -  A presentation by Michael Cohen, Eastern Director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Register here.
Thursday, April 11th - Inter-synagogue Women's Seder at Sutton Place Synagogue
Sunday, April 14th - Tony Award-winning lyricist/composer and Habonim member Maury Yeston will discuss his career, including hit shows such as Titanic and Nine.
Tuesday, April 23rd  - Communal Second Night Seder. Registration link coming soon!

Recurring Events:

Torah With a Twist
Join the Habonim community in the social hall at Habonim for drinks and drashas at Torah With a Twist - all adult members 21+ welcome!

·      Mon March 4th 4:50pm

·      Mon April 1st 4:50pm

·      Mon May 6th 4:50pm

RSVP helpful for each session! Links will be provided closer to each event.


Book Group
Select Mondays at 7:15Pm - In person at Habonim AND on

Contact for the Zoom link, or to let us know if you'll be attending in person!

Upcoming books:
February 28: The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store by James McBride

NOTE: The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store is a tough one to get a hold of, so please get your name on a list asap - it's a long book but a terrific story based on real characters.

April 8: The Women of Rothschild  by Natalie Livingstone

Further dates and books TBD!

Building Bridges with Rabbi Gelber & Rabbi Uhrbach

Join members of Gesher: The Bridge Shul and Congregation Habonim as these colleagues and friends learn Torah together. Brief Q&A to conclude each session. Free to members of either sponsoring synagogue; $36 for non-members (Price is for the entire series)

Register here!

7:45 - 8:45pm, on Zoom:
Tuesday, March 26
Monday, April 15
Tuesday, May 14

Kol Haneshama with Cantor Jessica

Let’s lift up our voices in song: sacred, secular, Hebrew, English - whoever and wherever you are in life. This is your time and space to unwind, relax, and sing together with your Habonim friends and community. We want anyone who loves to sing, (truly, even if it’s just in the shower) to join! Open to all adults and teens. RSVP here!

  •     Mon Feb 26 - 4:45pm
  •     Mon Mar 11 - 4:45pm
  •     Mon Mar 18 - 4:45pm
  •     Mon Apr 8 - 4:45pm

Parshat Hashavuah with Rabbi Gelber

Every Thursday, we'll delve into the weekly Parsha via Zoom. Beginning October 19th.

Register for the Zoom here - same Zoom link each week!

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