Congregational Tour, August 2015:  Our Danube adventures will begin August 12 aboard AMA Waterways’ AmaSerena in Budapest.  We’ll continue on to historic Bratislava, spend one and a half days in fascinating Vienna, experience the wine-growing region of the Wachau Valley (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), explore the Austrian Lake district, visit 2,000 year-old cobblestoned cities, celebrate Oktoberfest-style with locals and disembark in medieval Vilshofen on August 19.  From there, we will travel to Prague by way of historic Regensburg.   Travelers may choose to extend their pre and post- cruise stays in Prague and/or Budapest for 1,2, or 3 days.  Hotels in both cities are top-rated and well located, featuring discounted rates and additional amenities.   Each day of our trip includes a choice of wonderful excursions including many special Jewish heritage sites, walking tours, guided bike touring, wine tasting, and more – all included without additional charge.  We expect to have our own transportation exclusively for TEBH travelers. You can read the full packet here

BJE Adult March of the Living:  In 2016, BJE will conduct a March of the Living program for L.A. adults. The journey begins after Passover, with one week in Poland followed by a week in Israel. This transformative experience features an itinerary, accommodations and enrichment programs tailored to adults, alongside sharing with teens and survivors in the cornerstone events of the International March of the Living.

Next Step Travel, National Peace Corps Associatation: In 2012, Next Step Travel, a department of the National Peace Corps Association, introduced volunteer vacations to Guatemala and the Dominican Republic. Participants ranged in age from 44 to 77.

Skilled Volunteers for Israel

Israel Tours for 50+  

“Birthright for Boomers”  

Spiritual Senior Citizen Program-Trekking in Nepal  

Amizade Global Service-Learning

Big Beyond


Global Volunteers

Greenheart Travel

Road Scholar

Vaughan Town

Girlfriend Circles  


Volunteer Vacations: Short-Term Adventures That Will Benefit You and Others by Bill McMillon, Doug Cutchins, Anne Geissinger

Volunteer: A Traveler’s Guide to Making a Difference Around the World by Charlotte Hindle, Nate Cavalieri and Rachel Collinson

The 100 Best Volunteer Vacations to Enrich Your Life by Pam Grout



Upcoming Events

Save the Dates for Our 2018 Wisdom Circles:

Wednesday, February 14

Wednesday. March 14

Wednesday, April 11

Wednesday, May 9

Wednesday, June 13

Wednesday, July 11

Wednesday, August 8

Wednesday, September 12

Wednesday, October 10

Wednesday, November 14

Wedneday, December 12

*RSVP to Lynn@tebh.org prior to each event, so we know how much food to order and to confirm dates, times, and locations, which are subject to change.

In the News

Next Avenue: Rabbi Laura Geller Talks About Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills’ Role In Inventing Rituals Related To Retirement

ReformJudaism.org: Be a Place Where God Is — Davar Acher by Rabbi Laura Geller

Jewish Journal: Rabbi Laura Geller’s Comforting Word’s Echoed Through Irina Bragin’s Mind, “She Wants to Die with Her Boots On,” As She Sat By Esther Lowy’s Side

Jewish Journal Rabbi Laura Geller Featured In “The 613,” One of the Must-Have Books For Book Lovers This Hanukkah

Rabbi Laura Geller Speaks About How Temple Emanuel Will Remember & Honor First Woman Rabbi, Regina Jonas This October

Jewish Journal: Young Girl Reconnects with Judaism at Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

Jewish Journal: Rabbi Laura Geller’s Memorable Yom Kippur Kol Nidre 2015/5776 Sermon Return, Reboot, Reload

The Girl with Purple Hair: Temple Emanuel Congregant Shares Her Moving High Holy Day Experience: Reboot, Restart, Reconnect, Rediscover

Santa Monica Mirror: From Strength to Strength, Rabbi Laura Geller Talks New Beginnings and Second Chances As the New Year Approaches  

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills Receives Cutting Edge Grant for “The Synagogue Village” From the The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles

340 American Rabbis Who Support the Iran Nuclear Deal

Cedars-Sinai Partners with Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills to Help People Better Plan for Their Futures

Rabbi Laura Geller of Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills Gets Creative In Helping Members Understand New Life Stages

Rabbi Laura Geller of Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills Provides A Promising Approach to Post-Midlife Passage

Temple Emanuel Hosts Straight Talk About End-of-Life Decisions

Rabbi Laura Geller Attends Retirement Luncheon Honoring Richard Siegel, Director of the Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management

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