Travel to Israel


israel_img2“As your Rabbi, on Rosh Hashanah, I am telling you that going to Israel is the single most urgent mitzvah you can do this year. If I can get you to do only one mitzvah this year, go to Israel.”
– Rabbi Wes Gardenswartz – Rosh Hashanah 5772 Sermon


“…Go to Israel, to connect for ourselves and show our children the nation at the core of the Jewish soul.” 
– Rabbi Michelle Robinson – Rosh Hashanah 5772 Sermon


We encourage all of our members, of all ages, to travel to Israel.  Whether you travel with the synagogue, as part of the Myra and Robert Kraft Passport to Israel Program, alone or with friends or family, on a sightseeing, study or volunteer mission…we hope you will go to Israel soon!israel_img1

We had synagogue trips to Israel in 2006, 2009 and 2013, and many of our 9th graders traveled on a Teen Trip to Israel in December 2016. Since 2011, groups of our members traveled to Jerusalem every summer as part of our Hartman Learning Intitiative. We will travel there again this summer to take part in the Shalom Hartman Institute’s Annual Summer Retreat.

We have put together Israel Travel Resources to help you find a trip that’s perfect for you! We hope you’ll visit Israel soon…Nesi’ah Tovah!

Already have plans to visit Israel?

israel_img3Boston/Haifa Shabbat Dinner Exchange – Let us introduce you to some friends who will help you experience a typical Israeli Shabbat dinner in Haifa, our sister city.  The Boston-Haifa Connection’s Living Bridges Group –  which furthers people-to-people relationships – and Temple Emanuel can match you with a host in Haifa.  For more information, contact Merle Hass, merlehass@gmail.com.