My heart is in the East, while I am at the edge of the West. – Yehuda Halevi

At Temple Beth El, we place central importance on our connection to Israel. Our goal is bring Temple Beth El members to Israel and bring Israel to Temple Beth El.


Summer Congregational Trips to Israel

Join congregants of all ages as we explore the history, culture, and land of Israel. Explore the Old City, visit Masada, raft down the River Jordan, and celebrate a Temple Beth El B’nei Mitzvah as we connect with our Holy Land and build community with one another.

TBE Israel Trip 2017 Flyer

Informational Sessions for the 2017 Trip:

·Friday, September 23rd @ 5:00 PM at Temple Beth El  – Come meet Doron Harel, Temple Beth El’s Tour Guide for this trip. Doron is an exceptional Israel Educator. He will talk about the trip, what your family will experience, and answer questions.


· Sunday, November 6th @ 11:00 AM at Temple Beth El – Meet with Rabbi Knight, who will share information about the trip and answer questions.


· Tuesday, November 8th @ 7:00 PM- Meet with Rabbi Knight, who will share information about the trip and answer questions.

For questions about the trip, contact Doron Harel, For registration, contact Hilary Pelcman, or (972) 961 8930. You can also register on this website.

For more information on our congregational trips to Israel, contact Debora Gluick, Executive Assistant to the Rabbis.


The Israel Committee plans programs: to educate our congregants about the issues confronting Progressive Jewish in Israel; to develop an ongoing and supportive relationship with Birkat Shalom, our sister congregation located on Kibbutz Gezer; and to sponsor one or more yearly trips to Israel, involving Temple Beth El youth as well as adult congregants.
To find out more information about Temple Beth El and Israel contact our Israel Committee Co-chairs, Sis Kaplan, or Kelly Wilson.