Travel with TBE
“…Return to the land of your soul.”
What will you discover?
Jewish living extends far beyond the walls of the synagogue; so too does Jewish learning! Explore the richness of Jewish heritage and peoplehood through the immersive learning and deep relationship-building experience of traveling with our TBE community, whether abroad or closer to home.
Civil Rights Journey
Adult Trip: November 9-12, 2023
Intergenerational Trip (8th grade & older): November 16-19, 2023
Explore the poignant history of the Civil Rights Movement and the continuing legacy of slavery, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, and mass incarceration today. We’ll visit important cultural sites, attend services at Montgomery’s Temple Beth Or and MLK’s Ebenezer Baptist Church.
TBE Kripalu Retreat
May 5–7, 2024
Join Rabbi Sisenwine, Cantor Zell, Cantor Emerita Jodi Sufrin, and Noah Aronson to experience transformation of mind, body and spirit at the Kripalu Center For Yoga & Health. As you embrace the serene surroundings of the Berkshires, participate in yoga, reflection, spiritual practice, and learning as a community at the tenth annual TBE Kripalu retreat. All are welcome and no prior experience is required to participate.
Hartman Institute Community Leadership Program
June 26–July 3, 2024
Led by Rabbi Joel Sisenwine
Join Rabbi Sisenwine and other TBE adult learners at the Hartman Institute 2024 Community Leadership Program in Jerusalem. While the theme for the 2024 program has not yet been set, we know that past themes are always connected to the then current events in Israel and in the Diaspora. All lectures and group discussions are in English so don’t be put off if your Hebrew speaking is minimal to none.
While attending Hartman is not for first-time trippers to Israel who look to see the sights (and the holy sites!), you can extend your stay either before or after the program and visit Haifa, Tel Aviv, Safed, Tiberias; connect with friends and family; attend Shabbat services, and form new, lasting friendships with TBE congregants.
If interested in more details as our plans develop, please contact Michael Gilman.
Family Trip to Israel
December 19-29, 2024
Led by Rabbi Rachel Saphire
Join TBE families for trip of a lifetime, exploring holy sites, hiking Masada, swimming in the Dead Sea, jeeping in the Golan, digging for ancient artifacts, exploring the markets, meeting the people, eating delicious food and celebrating Shabbat in Haifa with our sister congregation (option to become b’mitzvah on the trip)!
Learn more & register
Early Bird Discount: Register by December 1, 2023 & save $125 per person!
Informational meeting with Rabbi Saphire on Monday, October 16 at 7:00 pm
Rabbi Rachel Saphire
Traveling to Israel on Your Own?
When you are in Israel, visit Haifa! 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 help you make new connections in Haifa! Join in Shabbat services that feel a lot like home, enjoy home hospitality for Shabbat dinner, make new friends, and feel the embrace of community.