TBK Spring 2016 Israel Trip
Rabbi Peter Stein is leading a trip in May 2016 – in time to celebrate Yom Ha’Atzmaut (Israel Independence Day) in Israel! Registration is now closed, but you can see the itinerary here http://www.keshetisrael.co.il/groups/4776 .
Israel and World Jewry Committee
The Israel and World Jewry Committee has ongoing connections in several parts of the world and many of our members have participated on TBK and other trips to Israel.
Take a look at this picture, from La Festividad de Januka (Chanukah) in Guantanamo, Cuba. We are connected to the Cuban Humanitarian Educational Project (cubahep.net) which assists the Jewish Communities in the Central and Eastern regions of Cuba with projects that address their social, economic and educational needs. Our Religious School has embarked on a Backpack Project to send backpacks and school supplies to assist these communities.
We support Ethiopian Jewry and the North American Conference on Ethiopian Jewry (NACOEJ). We were very pleased that Barbara Ribakove Gordon, Executive Director of NACOEJ, visited TBK in November and educated us through a variety of formats about the successes and challenges that these immigrants face, as well as the difficulties in ensuring that all of these Jews have been given the opportunity to make aliya to Israel. Visit their website at NACOEJ to discover opportunities to support this community in Israel.
Our friends from Hameln, Germany are thriving in their new synagogue, built on the site of the one destroyed during Kristallnacht (jghreform.org.)
Our committee meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Our next two meetings will be January 28 and February 25 at 7:30 p.m. We are always looking for people to help us to develop programs for TBK, to encourage linkages with Israel and World Jewry and to review current events in the Jewish world.
The Gift of Israel
Plan your teen's trip to Israel. Your commitment to save for it will be matched by the Federation and TBK.
Teen Travel to Israel - Temple Can Help
NFTY (the North American Federation of Temple Youth) offers a range of summer or semester programs for 9-12th graders go to Israel. At TBK we believe experiencing Israel is an essential part of lifelong involvement with Judaism. Believe it or not, it’s not too early to start planning for the travel experience of a lifetime!
Please visit NFTY in Israel’s website, www.nftyisrael.org, to learn more about opportunities for Reform Jewish teens to go to Israel in the Summer of 2014.