Union for Reform Judaism Member Congregation

Retreats and Trips

Day Trips

DSC_0418-web-slideshowThroughout the year, Union Temple sponsors out of town trips on Jewish themes. We’ve traveled to:

In 2016-17 we will travel to Baltimore, MD for our 5th Annual Getaway for a Jewish Heritage Tour. To see more and to register click here.

Israel Trips

Temple members take trips to Israel, led by our Rabbi who adds a unique personal perspective, drawing on her own frequent travels there and association with the Shalom Hartman Institute. Trips are coordinated with Keshet: The Center for Educational Tourism in Israel which creates a personalized educational itinerary that is designed to deepen participants understanding of and connection to the people, land and culture of Israel. Trip are staffed by very knowledgeable Keshet Israel Tour educators and focus on historical, political and social themes in Israel.

UNION TEMPLE ~ Journey to Israel
April 23-May 4, 2017

Join Rabbis Linda and Stephen Goodman for an unforgettable experience


Together we will explore:

Jerusalem – eternal capital

Tel Aviv/Jaffa – the (other) city that never sleeps

Masada – desert fortress, heroic last stand

The Sea of Galilee – in the footsteps of Jesus

Giv’at Haviva, V’nislach – Palestinian-Jewish partnerships

Wadi Ara – conflicts of interests

The Jordan River – waters of peace

The Dead Sea to Mount Scopus – from the depths to the heights

The Golan Heights – the mountains, the water, the history, the neighbors

The Burma Road—saluting our congregant, Colonel David Marcus

Yad Vashem – Memorial to the Shoah

The Shalom Hartman Institute – center of transformative thinking and study

Sderot—life on the edge

And personal conversations – with Israelis and Palestinians, Jews and Christians, scholars and students….

Keshet: The Center for Educational Tourism
Daniel Ehrlich, VP and Educational Director
Tel: 972-2-671-3518 www.keshetisrael.co.il


$5,610 per person. Land package without airfare: $4,295. $500 deposits are due by November 15.

Our tour includes:

  • Round-trip airfare, nonstop on United from Newark Liberty (includes airline taxes and fuel surcharge).
  • 11 days on the ground, 10 nights, + travel; 4-star deluxe hotels in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and the Galilee
  • All breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners.
  • An outstanding licensed tour educator
  • Prices based on double accommodations; single supplement is an additional $995
  • Tips and gratuities are an additional $145
    Please note that safety and security are of utmost importance at all times. The Keshet staff is in constant touch with Israeli authorities throughout the trip, and changes will be made if necessary.

View the full itinerary here.

Please contact Rabbi Goodman for further information: 718-638-7600 Ext 2.

Registration and complete payment information can be viewed and downloaded here.