Family Israel Exploration


ISRAEL - JUNE 29 to JULY 9, 2020

From Rabbi Stein:

I am very pleased to announce that registration is now open for our TBK Family trip to Israel.  This intergenerational experience will take place from June 29 to July 9, 2020.  This will be an amazing trip that will include an exploration of all regions in the country;  learning about history, religion, and culture; experiencing fantastic natural beauty; and the chance to have personal interactions with a variety of people of different identities in Israel. 

The trip is open to children and families as well as adults of all ages, and is open not only to TBK members but to friends and family of our members.  Modest scholarships are available for TBK members. 

Please speak with me with any questions you have about the trip.  Even if you are not able to sign up immediately, please let me know of your interest if you haven’t already so that I can include you in future direct emails. 

Follow this link: http://www.keshetisrael.co.il/groups/2252, which will give you the registration form (online or offline) as well as the latest version of the itinerary and all the information about pricing and payments. 

 I am excited about this extraordinary opportunity!  Please register for this trip of a lifetime!

In addition to opening registration for the Israel trip, I am delighted to announce a Save the Date.  Please mark your calendars as TBK travels to Morocco!  Trip dates are tentatively set for early October 2021.  Save the date and ask me for more information!

  Questions?  Call Rabbi Stein at (585) 244-7060 or click here to e-mail him




Parashat Vayetzei
December 7, 2019

In this Torah portion, Jacob has a dream in which angels go up and down a ladder connecting earth to heaven. God appears before Jacob and renews the covenant that God had made with Abraham. Jacob sees Rachel, Laban’s daughter, tending sheep and wishes to marry her. Laban tricks Jacob into marrying his eldest daughter, Leah, after seven years of labor. In exchange for another seven years of work, Jacob is allowed to marry Rachel. Jacob has many sons with Leah, but Rachel is unable to conceive. Finally, God blesses Rachel, and she has a son, whom she names Joseph.