Upcoming Events

Israel Current Events Program:  Leadership in the IDF with Lt. Col. Hotovely
Sunday, January 27 I 11:30 am-12:30 pm

Join us to hear and share thoughts with Lt. Col. Eli Hotovely. Eli serves as head of the Northern Command Technology & Maintenance Branch of the IDF. He is responsible for planning and executing maintenance and technology support in the Northern Command. Eli joined the IDF in 1995 and served in various command and staff positions.

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Boston Partners for Peace
Monday, January 28 I 7:45-9:15 pm
Temple Emanuel, 365 Ward Street, Newton

Temple Emanuel and Boston Partners for Peace invite you to join them as Shadi Abu Awwad and Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger share their personal stories of transformation and cross-cultural partnership toward nonviolence and reconciliation. 

Boston Partners for Peace (BPP) is an initiative of Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) and Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC). BPP is aimed at fostering a climate of tolerance and trust between Israelis and Palestinians through economic and social partnerships that create the conditions on the ground to advance the cause of peace.

A dessert reception will follow the program. Kosher dietary laws observed.

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Jewish Family Services and Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees
Wednesday, January 30 I 7:00-8:30 pm

Join Jewish Family Service (JFS) of Metrowest, The Multifaith Alliance (MFA) and TBE’s Syrian Refugee Resettlement Team for an in-depth presentation about the humanitarian crisis, reports from the region, and important information about how you can become involved in this life saving effort. No cost to join.

Questions? Contact Julie Kreiss, [email protected] or Larry Tobin, [email protected]

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Hot Topics with Rabbi Sisenwine
Sunday, February 3 I 11:30 am-12:30 pm

Recently, Rabbi Sisenwine joined a small group of rabbinic leaders to meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu in Israel. Then last month, he had the opportunity to meet with Jason Greenblatt at the White House to discuss matters concerning American Jewry. Join the February 3rd Hot Topics to learn more. No cost to join.

Register: contact Lynn Burke, [email protected] / (781) 235-8419 x211

Israel Ride Information Session
Monday, February 4 I 7:00-9:00 pm

Learn about the experience of cycling 175-350 miles from Jerusalem to Eilat. Hear from representatives and alumni about the Arava Institue and Hazon and how the Israel Ride is much more than a ride.

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Boston Israeli Film Festival
February 7-14, 2019

Join us February 7-14 for the best new Israeli cinema. With documentaries, comedy, drama, and even a movie for the littlest film-goers, the Boston Israeli Film Festival brings you up close to one of the hottest film industries in the world.

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Shabbat Service, Dinner and Program with Maura Connelly, former US Ambassador to Lebanon*
Friday, February 8 I 6:00 pm

Join us for Shabbat service followed by dinner and learning with Maura Connelly, former Ambassador to Lebanon. Ambassador Connelly was, until her recent retirement, a career member of the US Senior Foreign Service. She served as the US Ambassador to the Republic of Lebanon and prior to that, has postings throughout the Middle East including Jerusalem, Damascus, and Amman. Ambassador Connelly will share her insights on the turmoil in the Middle East as well as prospects for peace. 

*Shabbat service followed by Shabbat dinner and a special program at 8:00 pm. You do not need to attend dinner to join at 8:00 pm.

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Modern Israel: A History and Conversation with Rabbi Bob Orkand
Thursday, March 28 I 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. No cost to join.

Additional dates offered: April 4, 18 & 25, May 2 & 9.

Register: contact Lynn Burke, [email protected] / (781) 235-8419 x211

AIPAC Policy Conference, Washington, D.C.
March 24-26, 2019

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 18,000 others from around the country, to learn and to show bipartisan support for Israel.

Questions? Want to connect with other TBE members at the conference? Contact Lisa Wallack, [email protected]

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Travel with TBE in 2019

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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].