Thank You for an Amazing Fall 2020!

Thank you so much to our outstanding community for adapting to the challenges of the time and being dedicated to Jewish education. We ran a whole semester of classes online and it was a ton of fun! 

A few things that we did:

  • Started the year by making our own lulav and etrog along with setting our intentions for the year
  • Learned about midrashim (stories used to fill in parts of Torah stories) and wrote our own
  • Led the congregation in a successful Out of the Cold clothing drive by learning about homelessness and making posters
  • Read stories about children in the Holocaust and connected their values and experiences to our own lives
  • Explored the connection of many religions around the world
  • Made sure we were familiar with the aleph-bet and incorporated Hebrew words into our everyday life – we can all now say “I know a little Hebrew”
  • In our Jewish Art elective, we learned about Jewish artists, explored imagery, and made our own art which we displayed for our families
  • In our Jewish Music elective, we listened to music from centuries ago, explored the evolution of Jewish music, and made a new song together with original lyrics and beats 
  • Celebrated Chanukkah together by lighting the candles, presenting our electives projects, and playing dreidel
  • Did a Chanukkah Drive-Thru Party with sufganiyot, gift donations to Chai Lifeline, and magic from DooDoo the Clown!

We have more fun planned for 2021, and are so excited to continue learning together!



Teaching kids about Labour Day

Today is Labour Day, and although we’re probably focused on our kids heading back to school, it’s a good opportunity to talk to our kids about the Labour movement and the role that Jewish people have played in its history.

Here is an excellent article from Tablet Magazine: Teaching Kids About Labour Day: The best children’s books about the labor movement—and the part Jews have played in it by Marjorie Ingall. It’s a few years old, but still worth checking out, if you’re looking for ways to introduce your children to the Labour movement and the connections to Jewish history.

Need High School Volunteer Hours?

The Jewish Heritage School at Congregation Habonim is looking for friendly and responsible students starting September 2019. Duties would include assisting teachers in the classrooms, helping with set-up and clean-up for activities, preparing the recess snack, etc. Knowledge of Hebrew is not essential, but welcomed and could lead to working with smaller groups of students on Hebrew Language learning. Hours would be from 9:00 AM to Noon/12:30 on Sunday mornings. If interested, please contact

Chanukah Celebration 2018/5779

Our annual Chanukah Celebration will be on Sunday, December 9 from 10AM – Noon.  Please join us for latkes, crafts, music, games and so much more!  This year our own Bnai Mitzvah students will be spearheading some fun activities as well.


If you are able to contribute some homemade latkes, please contact Cathy Rechtshaffen at


Extended family and friends, as well as members of Congregation Habonim are encouraged to join us.  Please contact Cathy Rechtshaffen at to RSVP to ensure there is enough food and other items.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you all!