Upcoming Events

Taste of Israel: Israeli Chefs, Boston Restaurants
Sunday, February 24 - March 2

Taste of Israel, Boston’s first Israeli restaurant week, is an opportunity for diners to enjoy a taste of Israel without the airfare. Boston area Israeli chefs are collaborating with local restaurants to create special additions to their menus for the week. These special items will be featured at the restaurants of both chefs. This week is inspired by a culinary tour of Israel that chefs Michael Leviton and Tony Maws took in 2018. Come get a taste of what they brought back with them!         

Learn more


In Between by Ibrahim Miari
Tuesday, March 5, 7:00 pm 

On the precipice between two cultures stands Ibrahim Miari, son of a Palestinian Muslim father and Jewish Israeli mother. In this riveting and thought-provoking one-man show written and performed by Miari, he recalls his childhood in Israel and brings us into the complexities and contradictions that define his life “In Between” two worlds. With deftness, wit, and humor, Miari transcends today’s political distractions and reminds us of the deeper inner struggles and bonds that link us all. The performance is followed by a talk back. Register today!

Fee: $10/Temple Emanuel member, $15/non-member



ICEP: The Upcoming Israel Elections
Sunday, March 17, 11:30 am

Join us to hear Arbel Astrachan, Legal Advisor to the Knesset House Committee, talk about the upcoming elections in Israel. Arbel is currently a student at the Harvard Kennedy School (MC/MPA, A Wexner Fellow). For the past 20 years she has worked at the legal department of the Knesset, recently as the legal advisor of the Knesset House Committee. Arbel is not politically affiliated but works closely with all parties and Knesset Members. She was born and raised in Haifa, moved to Jerusalem to study law at the Hebrew University (LL.B. and LL.M.)


Israel Elections 2019:  A Community Briefing
Monday, March 18, 7:30 pm

Join CJP for a community briefing about Israel’s upcoming elections in April. Shmuel Rosner, Senior Fellow at the Jewish People Policy Institute, Senior Political editor at LA’s The Jewish Journal and contributing writer to The New York Times, will give us some insights on the changing political map and emergence of new candidates.

Back Bay Events Center, 180 Berkeley St, Boston.

Register (the program is free but registration is requested)


AIPAC Policy Conference 2019
Sunday, March 24 – Tuesday, March 26

Join other members from the TBE community, along with 18,000 others from around the country, to learn and to show bipartisan support for Israel. The AIPAC Conference is where pro-Israel activists influence policy, strengthen the bond between the United States and Israel, and ensure that Israel remains strong, vibrant and free

Please contact Lisa Wallack, [email protected] with questions or if you want to join other TBE members at the conference.

Learn more


Israel Public Opinion and the 2019 Elections
Wednesday, March 27

16th annual Connie Spear Birnbaum Memorial Lecture at Congregation Kehillath Israel with Keynote Speaker Dr. Dahlia Scheindlin. 

Learn more & register


Modern Israel: A History & Conversation
Thursday, March 28, 7:30 pm

This course will explore the history of Israel from the Yom Kippur war of 1973, including the various attempts at peace and present day social and religious issues. There will also be opportunities for group conversation about what it means to be a supporter of the Jewish State today. No prior knowledge is needed. Readings will be provided. Apr 4, 18 & 25, May 2 & 9.

Register: Contact Lynn Burke, (781) 235-8419 x211


Ilan Troen Lecture on Contemporary Israel Affairs
Sunday, March 31, 3:00-5:00 pm

Brandeis University’s International Business School and the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies are pleased to offer this This annual lecture that will feature a discussion with Karnit Flug, former governor of the Bank of Israel. 

Learn more


Innovation in Israel: Economy and Society Conference
Monday, April 1, 8:30 am-2:45 pm

Brandeis University’s International Business School and the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies are pleased to offer this upcoming conference. This day-long conference will allow Israel studies practitioners to explore the history and future direction of Israel’s innovation economy through workshops and lectures.

Learn more


If you would like the latest news on Israel delivered to your inbox every morning you can sign up for CJP’s Daily News Roundup. They scour leading Israeli, U.S., and international news sources to find the stories that matter most. Get all the critical issues, events, and headlines compiled and delivered by 9 a.m. each weekday. 

Sign up


Check the TBE Israel Connection Website under Community for more details and any updates.

If you're interested in joining any of the Israel related committees, please contact Seth Stier, [email protected].

Travel with TBE in 2019

Click here to view our trips

Already have plans to visit Israel? Put Haifa on your itinerary! 

Thanks to CJP’s Boston Haifa initiative, TBE has relationships with the Gavrieli school, Leo Baeck Education Center and its congregation, Ohel Avraham, and Oranim College. Let us introduce you to some of our Israeli friends who will enhance your experience in Haifa, our sister city.  Our partnerships strive to create people-to-people relationships – TBE can help match you with a family in Haifa. Join in Shabbat services that feel a lot like home, enjoy home hospitality for Shabbat dinner, make new friends, feel the embrace of community. When you are in Israel, visit Haifa! Enjoy the wonderful hospitality of our friends from Congregation Ohel Avraham and experience all this amazing city has to offer.  Let us help you make new connections! For more information, contact Alison Kur, Executive Director, Jewish Living.

Interested in traveling to Israel on a TBE trip? We are in the process of planning our next trips and would love your input. Let us know what type of trip you are interested in. Please contact Sue Gerstenfeld at [email protected].