Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 19, 7:30-9:00 pm*
A History of Israel—The Prequel
with Rabbi Bob Orkand
*PLEASE NOTE: This program runs for six sessions.  It was incorrectly listed as a 3-session program in a prior communication.

“A History of Israel—The Prequel” will take participants to the beginning of the history of modern Israel—to the birth and transformation of an ideal that came to be called “Zionism.” Each of the course’s six sessions will be devoted to an individual and his understanding of what was needed to establish a homeland for the Jews: Theodor Herzl, Chaim Weizmann, Vladimir Jabotinsky, David Ben-Gurion, Rav Abraham Isaac Kook and Menachem Begin. By understanding what drove these six individuals we can then understand the people and ideas that made the founding of the State of Israel possible. The story is a fascinating one! No prior knowledge is necessary. Each session will stand alone. This program will also be held on April 26, May 3,10, 17 and 24. Click here to register.


Friday, April 28, 7:00-9:00 pm
Blue (jeans) & White Dinner and Concert and with Banot

We celebrate Yom HaAtzmaut, Israeli Independence Day, with a group of exceptionally talented Israeli musicians who comprise the group, Banot.  Learn more


Sunday, April 30, 11:30 am
ICEP with Tamar Rosman, The Israeli Legal System and Prosecuting Economic Crimes

Tamar will be speaking about her experiences as a prosecutor and leader in the Israeli legal system. Learn more


Monday, May 1, 7:00 pm
Orchestra of Exiles -
The Story of Bronislaw Huberman

Orchestra of Exiles is the suspenseful chronicle of how Bronislaw Huberman helped save Europe's premier Jewish musicians from obliteration by the Nazis during World War II. In three years, Huberman transformed from a world-renowned violinist to a humanitarian racing against time.

His fascinating story touches many of the major themes of the 20th century and the unfolding drama of his life is riveting. During the darkest days of a Europe being torn apart by anti- Semitism and Nazi aggression, Huberman's extraordinary efforts saved hundreds of Jewish families from the approaching holocaust and his achievements changed the landscape of cultural history. Before the Nazis came to power Huberman was focused only on building his own monumental career but witnessing Hitler's agenda was a call to action that Huberman could not ignore. Learn more 

Sunday, May 7, 9:30 am
Special TBE Screening of Hate Spaces. Followed by a Post Film Discussion with Avi Goldwasser, followed by the film's Executive Producer, Director and Writer

This powerful new documentary folmy examines how anti-Semitism is being made fashionable at many American universities.

Presented by Americans for Peace & Tolerance at TBE. Learn more. Space is limited please RSVP [email protected]


















Sunday, May 7, 5:30 Reception and 7:00 Program
AIPAC New England Leadership Dinner
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 415 Summer Street, Boston

To register visit: http://www.aipac.org/act/attend-events/events/new-england-leadership-dinner

Please contact Lisa Wallack at [email protected] with questions or if you are interested in joining other TBE members at the dinner.


Wednesday, May 17, 8:30 am
Breakfast Briefing with Sharon Abraham Weiss

The Progressive Israel Committee and The New Israel Fund welcome Sharon Abraham-Weiss who is the Executive Director of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI). Learn more


Thursday, June 1, 7:30-9:00 pm
The Six Day War and its Impact:  A Three Session Conversation

Join Rabbi Bob Orkand for a three-session conversation about the Six Day War and its impact. June, 2017, marks the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War. There is no question that Israel’s decisive victory marked a turning point in how Israelis viewed themselves, their neighbors, and their relationship to Diaspora Jewry. ​This program will also be held on June 8, and 16. Watch for registration details.


Tuesday, June 6, 7:30 pm
Special ICEP with Ephraim Segoli

Brig. General (ret) Ephraim Segoli will speak about The Middle East. We will have an interactive discussion of Israel, ISIS and the Future. Learn more


Upcoming TBE trips:

NEW!   July 2018
TBE Family trip to Israel with Rabbi Sisenwine

Interested in going to Israel on a TBE family trip with Rabbi Sisenwine?  Contact Rachel Maillet for more information [email protected].


NEW! June 2018
Second TBE Women’s Trip to Israel with Dr. Avnery

Interested in going to Israel with other women from TBE? Contact Dr. Avnery at [email protected] for more information. There will be an information meeting on Monday, May 15 from 7:00-8:30 pm.  

NEW! June/July 2018
New and nearly Empty Nesters Trip to Israel

Interested in going to Israel with other TBE new and nearly empty nesters? Contact Susan Karon at [email protected] for more information.  


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].







Please check the TBE Israel Connection Website under Community for more details and any updates. https://tbewellesley.org/IsraelConnection