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.
Travel with TBE in 2018
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] or 781.235.8419 x213
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] or 781.235.8419 x243
Travel with TBE in 2019
First Timer’s Trip with Clergy
Final dates TBD
Led by Cantor Jodi Sufrin
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 partner Reform congregations in Haifa and Jerusalem. Learn from progressive organizations what is being done to diminish the divisions among Israelis and between Israelis and Palestinians.
Learn more: Cantor Jodi Sufrin, [email protected] or 781.235.8419 x202
Israel in Depth: People and Peoplehood
January 15-27, 2019
Led by TBE Congregants, Sue Vernon-Gerstenfeld & Rabbi Bob Orkand
This unusual trip is perfect for folks who want to permeate the cultures of Israel and understand the complexity of the people and the issues. We will meet people of diverse life styles, political views, races, and cultures. We’ll ask the hard questions about survival of the Jewish State as it struggles with those diverse threads. We will also visit some key tourist areas where we will learn that anything that seems obvious probably is not. Among the issues we will explore are what to do about non-jewish refugees, how can the concerns of settlers be reconciled with the needs for security and peace in the long run, how can Palestinians and Israelis find a mutual path forward, what is the role of advanced technologies in the economic life of the country. We will learn about how the several religions of Israelis or the different threads of Judaism can co-exist and even how the most conservative Jews are beginning to deal with the educational needs of their children in the secular state. Our Shabbatot will be spent
Cost: Land only (exclusive of air fare) - $4,349
Learn more: Sue Gerstenfeld, [email protected]
Join Sue Gerstenfeld and Rabbi Bob Orkand for an information session about the Israel In-depth: People & Peoplehood trip.
Dates: Tuesday May 8 and Thursday, June 14, 7:00 pm
Learn more: Sue Vernon-Gerstenfeld, [email protected]
Led by Rabbi Joel Sisenwine
Following the success of last November’s inaugural Men’s Trip to Israel led by Rabbi Sisenwine, we are excited to announce a second Men’s Trip to Israel in April 2019.
This unique 6-day trip to Israel has been planned to require a shorter amount of time away from work and family. This unique experience will not be like any other tour of Israel. Each day will be filled with adventure, learning and spirituality. Due to the small size of the group, once again led by Rabbi Sisenwine, we will be able to meet with a variety of national politicians, top notch educators and successful social activists.
Space is limited. The memories and friendships will last forever.
- Helicopter ride from Tel Aviv to the Syrian border to Jerusalem
- Meeting in the Knesset in Jerusalem
- Day in Ramallah with representative of the Palestinian Authority
- Security updates and meetings with Israeli military
- Mixing fun and learning with Rabbi Sisenwine
Cost: Land only (exclusive of air fare) - $6,295
Learn more: Guy Forman & Tom Bloch, [email protected]
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.