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.

Poland & Hungary

Led by Cantor Sufrin

Join Cantor Sufrin in Budapest, Hungary, and Krakow and Warsaw. In addition to exploring these historic Jewish cities, filled with memorable moments, we will also spend time at Auschwitz-Birkenau. The trip includes the Jewish Culture Festival, a huge Jewish music festival in Krakow. For those who love to ride, the trip includes the possibility of joining thousands of others on the Ride for the Living. Learn more about the trip. View the trip itinerary.

Dates: June 24-July 2, 2019

Learn more: Cantor Sufrin, [email protected] or 781.235.8419


Exploring Israel

Led by Rabbi Sisenwine

Explore Israel from North to South, seeing the highlights, the must-see places that explain our connection to the land and peoples. Share Shabbat with our partner Reform congregation in Haifa, and see Israel through Rabbi Sisenwine's eyes—a place of deep spirituality, history and wonder. A great trip for those who have never been to Israel or have not visited in the last five years. View the flip book and itinerary

Dates: November 3-12, 2019

This trip is currently full. Please contact Rachel Maillet, [email protected] for additional information.


Family trip to Israel

Led by Rabbi Saphire

Interested in going to Israel on a TBE family trip? Currently, we’re planning for February, 2020—and yet, we would love to respond to the needs of the community. Explore, laugh, eat, hike, swim and fall in love with Israel. Rabbi Saphire will lead this family adventure designed to connect us to the land of Israel and each other. Families are also invited to celebrate their child's Bar or Bat Mitzvah with us in Israel!

Dates: February 2020

Learn more: Kristine Potter, [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! 

We are partnered with Kehillat "Ohel Avraham" as part of the DOMIM-aLike project- the Israel-Diaspora relations project of the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism.

DOMIM– aLike  was established together with the Israel Ministry of Diaspora Affairs. It fosters partnerships between Reform and Progressive congregations in Israel and around the world.

For more information, contact Alison Kur, Executive Director, Jewish Living.





Heritage Trip to Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania

Congregant Led

Latvia, Lithuania, and Belarus. Optional 2 night extension to Warsaw (returning Sept 22, 2019). Professional experienced guides provided by MIR Travel Corporation. 

If you have a family link to Latvia, Lithuania, or  Belarus or are simply interested in Jewish life in these areas of the Pale of Settlement before WWII and after, this is the trip for you.  Shtetels,  Castle towns, Jewish Museums, and beautiful forests as well as the histories  of them will be featured.  There is a two night optional trip to Warsaw to visit the main Jewish sites, including the world famous Polin Jewish History  Museum.  The group returns either September 20 from Minsk or September 22, 2019  from the optional Warsaw extension. MIR Travel Corp  organized the TBE Heritage trip to Russia and the Mountain Jews of  Azerbaijan and the congregant organizer has traveled several  additional times using MIR guides who are specialists in this region of the world.  We have 4 places still available.

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Dates:  September 5-20, 2019

Learn more: Sue Vernon-Gerstenfeld, [email protected] or 617.965.3577


Women's Trip to Israel, March 2015 

2014 Family Trip to Israel!