Travel with TBE

We have several unique opportunities to discover and explore with the TBE community.  Find your place!    

Build Community ~ Meet New Friends ~ Learn ~ Explore ~ Have Fun!

If you have any ideas for a community trip, domestic or international, contact Sue Vernon-Gerstenfeld, [email protected], for help in brainstorming next steps.

We welcome community involvement in suggesting or planning trips.


TBE Family Trip to Israel with Rabbi Sisenwine*
February 15-25, 2018

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

*This trip is currently full.

Learn more: Rachel Maillet, [email protected]


TBE Women's Trip to Israel​ with Dr. Avnery   
May 13-24, 2018

Explore 70 Years of Challenges & Achievements by the Women of Israel. 

Learn more: Judy Avnery, [email protected]


Partners in Reform: Exploring our Past & Building Our Shared Future
July 3-12, 2018

Building on Rabbi Sisenwine’s Yom Kippur sermon, this Israel travel and learning experience explores ways in which American and Israeli Jews think about Judaism and live their lives as Jews, given that we are shaped by different cultural and national values. Despite our differences, there is an underlying commonality that binds us. We have a shared past and a shared stake in the Jewish future. We will learn and travel with members of congregation Ohel Avraham in Haifa to explore our common ground and our differences and use what we learn to think about the meaning of Jewish peoplehood in our time. Alison Kur will lead the program and Rabbi Sisenwine will join in teaching and some travel.

Learn more: Alison Kur, [email protected] 


New and Nearly Empty Nesters Trip to Israel
July 8-17, 2018

Interested in going to Israel with other TBE new and nearly empty nesters? Join us on our upcoming Empty Nesters trip to Israel by clicking HERE

Learn more: Susan Karon, [email protected]

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

TBE Women's Trip visit the Gavrieli School
TBE women visited the Gavrieli School during their 2015 trip

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.










Women's Trip to Israel, March 2015 

2014 Family Trip to Israel!