Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

February 25-February 28
J Street’s National Conference

At the J Street Conference, you will learn about what’s going on in the region from world-class experts, strategize with innovators and activists working to solve the conflict, connect with other committed supporters from around the country and join us as we send a strong message to Congress! Visit www.jstreet.org/ for more information. For general information about J Street contact Deborah Goldstein, [email protected].

Sunday, February 26th, 7:45-9:30 pm
Global Antisemitism on Campus, Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward Street, Newton

Lecture by Dr. Charles Small, Executive Director of Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP) & Visiting Professor at Tel Aviv University. Free admission with dessert reception to follow. RSVP Here 


Tuesday, February 28, 10:30–11:45
TBElle - A Brief History of Israel
from Intifadas to the Present Day with Rabbi Bob Orkand

Rabbi Bob Orkand will continue his popular course on Israeli history, beginning with first Palestinian Intifada, the Persian Gulf War and the Middle East Peace process, the second Intifada and Ariel Sharon's ascent to power, and events of recent years. Learn more>

Wednesday, March 1, 7:00–8:30 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
A Tribute to Shimon Peres (z”l)
tTemple Israel of Boston, 477 Longwood Avenue, Boston

Join Greater Boston’s Jewish community as we launch the CommUNITY Israel Dialogue with a tribute to the life and legacy of former Israeli president and prime minister, Shimon Peres (z”l). Featuring Nadav Tamir, former Consul General of Israel to New England and a senior advisor to President Peres.

A member of Israel’s founding generation and an eloquent spokesperson for his country and the Jewish people, Shimon Peres was a champion of peace, tolerance, and respect who was known for putting his strong sense of common humanity into action.

The CommUNITY Israel Dialogue seeks to engage Boston’s Jewish community in a thoughtful and respectful dialogue across diverse perspectives, while expressing support for a secure and democratic Jewish State of Israel.

Register Here

Sunday, March 19, 11:30 am
ICEP – American Friends Magen David Adom

Gary Perl, Director, American Friends of Magen David Adom, will talk about Magen David Adom Health Innovations, New Technology & Saving Lives in Israel. Learn more

March 26-March 28
AIPAC Policy Conference 2017
- Washington DC

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. Join Rabbi Sisenwine and others from the TBE community, along with 16,000 others from around the country, to learn and to show bipartisan support for Israel.

TBE EXCLUSIVE: We have invited Jeffrey Goldberg to speak to the TBE delegation on Sunday, March 26 from 12:00-1:15 pm.

Visit www.policyconference.org for more information. Contact Lisa Wallack at [email protected] with questions or if you are interested in joining other TBE members at the conference.


Friday, March 31, 7:15 pm
Shishi Israeli Dinner

Join Israeli families from the Boston area for a festive Friday night dinner after services. Registration required. Contact Bob Orkand, [email protected] for more information or if you would like to be part of the committee.


Thursday, April 6, 7:30 pm
Special ICEP with Avner Golov  

Avner Golov, PhD Candidate and Harry S. Truman Scholar at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University and a research fellow at INSS​ US-Israel Relations Under the Trump Administration.  Learn more


Wednesday, April 19, 7:30-9:00 pm
A History of Israel—The Prequel
with Rabbi Bob Orkand

“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. Watch for registration details.


Friday, April 28, 7:00-9:00 pm
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


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.

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].

Heritage Trip to Russia and Mountain Jews of Azerbaijan----June 10-22, 2017      
The trip will visit Moscow’s main Jewish and non-Jewish cultural sites and have a Jewish Heritage tour of Peter the Great’s city, St Petersburg, and see other main sites. Learn more >

Study trip to Hartman Institute, Jerusalem----June 21-28, 2017 
Participants join senior Institute scholars in Jerusalem to explore foundational Jewish ideas and central dilemmas of contemporary Jewish life. Learn more >