Travel with LBT


The foundational story of Judaism — which is remembered, celebrated and relived every single day — is the story of a journey. In fact, everything that is important to our spiritual development as a people happens along the way. Traveling is a reminder that all of life is an extraordinary adventure. Traveling awakens curiosity and wonder, bringing those qualities to every stage of life.

As a temple community, congregational travel has enabled us to discover the world through the lens of our Jewish heritage, and to encounter one another so much more deeply along the way. For all of these reasons – and more! – we are excited to announce the return of Leo Baeck Temple congregational journeys in 2023-2024! We can’t wait to get out and explore the world together, with that unique perspective that traveling as a congregational community brings to the experience.

Upcoming Trips

A Women's Journey to Israel

Led by Cantor Sara Hass & Allison Lee
December 10-19, 2023

Calling all mothers, sisters, daughters, aunts, girlfriends, and female identifying Leo Baeckers… we’re going on a trip to Israel like no other. Spend 10 days immersed in the music, the culture, the food, the wine, and the nature of Israel. Meet with prominent female leaders and activists for social justice and democracy. Celebrate Chanukah in Israel (and sample all the sufganiyot!). Welcome Rosh Chodesh with Women of the Wall at the Kotel. Explore Jerusalem, the Negev and Tel Aviv. This trip is for women only and is designed for ages 18+ with good mobility (there will be lots of walking and a few optional hikes). Land packages begin at $5,120 per person/double occupancy.

 H I G H L I G H T S
  • Immerse in the music, art and culture of Israel 
  • Discover the culinary wonders of Mahane Yehuda open-air market 
  • Welcome Rosh Chodesh with Women of the Wall 
  • Hike in the heart of the Wilderness of Zinn 
  • Meet with inspiring female leaders and activists for social justice and democracy 
  • Take a jeep tour off-road in Makhtesh Ramon 
  • Visit Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip 
  • Go wine tasting at local wineries in the Judean Hills 
  • Explore Tel Aviv fashion and visit with Israeli designers in their studios 
  • Celebrate Chanukah in Israel and taste all of the sufganiyot 
  • And much more…

Journey to Morocco

Led by Rabbi Ken Chasen & Allison Lee
March 31-April 9, 2024

Morocco is a country drenched in color and brimming with mystery, with its whitewashed seaside towns, green valleys, red mountain backgrounds, blue streets, orange rugs, and rainbow-colored spices. Join us for a journey to Morocco’s four imperial cities, which all played a crucial role in Morocco’s history. Take in the sites, sounds and smells, of the medina in Fes. Celebrate Shabbat with the Jewish community of Marrakech and explore Morocco's rich history of Arab-Jewish coexistence. Experience the world of the Berbers, an indigenous people of North Africa, and get your hands dirty throwing clay in a ceramics workshop or weaving a colorful kilim with local women. This trip is for those aged 18+ with good mobility and an adventurous spirit. Land packages begin at $6,355 per person/double occupancy.

 H I G H L I G H T S
  • Visit the famous Mosque of Hassan II, one of the largest mosques in the world 
  • Guided visit through the Arab world's only Jewish museum 
  • Explore Fes’s Medina, a dense maze of alleyways and streets and the largest car-free pedestrian zone in the world 
  • Discover the Chouara Tannery where traditional ways of making leather are still practiced 
  • View Rabat’s Royal Palace, the primary (although certainly not the only) residence of the current king Mohammad VI 
  • Meet students from Association Mimouna, an organization of Muslim students who honor the country’s Jewish traditions 
  • Spend time in the French Quarter and visit the enchanting Majorelle Garden in Marrakech 
  • Tour the Yves St. Laurent Museum 
  • Explore the Mellah (Jewish quarter) of Marrakech 
  • Explore Djemaa El Fna Square, an enormous marketplace, which is one of Africa’s most astonishing sites 
  • Enjoy a spectacularly different view of Morocco in the lush and dramatic Atlas landscapes of the Ourika Valley 
  • And much more…

Coming in Summer 2024

Leo Baeck Temple
Intergenerational Trip to Israel

Led by Rabbis Lisa Berney and Josh Knobel and featuring Shifra and Shiloh Berney Knobel
Summer 2024 (Dates TBD)

If you’ve never traveled to Israel before, or have gone and now want to show the sites to the rest of your family, this trip is for you! We’ll hit all of the major attractions. Pray at the Kotel, walk in the footsteps of our ancestors on Masada, float in the Dead Sea, hike in the Golan Heights, take in the beach scene in Tel Aviv – and so much more! We will spend Shabbat with local Reform congregations, and host a celebratory Bnei Mitzvah group ceremony for those in 7th-8th grade (and interested adults!) This trip is geared for families of all configurations – from 3 to 83 and beyond! Exact dates will be announced shortly!