Community Building in Kenya

December 21 - 28, 2020

Experience daily life and culture with the Maasai Mara, immersing yourself in the beauty of Kenya. Build a legacy among loved ones, fellow travelers, and Wilshire Boulevard Temple members — connecting with the community as you volunteer together on a sustainable development project. On this trip with Rabbi Joel Nickerson, there is a role for everyone from ages 5 to 95, as we embark on a partnership between Wilshire Boulevard Temple and the We charity in Kenya.

This is far more than a vacation, it is an opportunity to change the destiny of an entire village with your hands and your heart and an opportunity to change your life forever.

For information on pricing and details of the trip, contact Jodi Berman at (424) 208-8970 or by email at

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"This December you have an opportunity to permanently change peoples' lives for the better. We went on the Temple's first trip to Africa with Rabbi Leder and invite you this year to join Rabbi Joel Nickerson on an important Wilshire Boulevard Temple “Tikkun Olam” project to help one special Masai village in Kenya. When we arrived in the village, over 100 villagers, young and old, greeted our small group of 11 with jubilant song and dance because we just came to say hello. We saw firsthand how much just a little time and money can do, and to appreciate our very blessed life. Finally, it was an opportunity to see a fascinating part of the world and to do it as part of what became our extended Wilshire Boulevard Temple family.”

- Chip Goodman and Ron Nasch, Africa 2018

Volunteering in Africa gave me a new understanding of my own blessed life and how much I could do to change the lives of others for the better. Africa is also the lushest, most colorful, vibrant, music- and dance-filled place on earth. A place of beautiful, welcoming people who need our help to build better lives for themselves and their children. - Rabbi Leder

Our morning prayers offer thanks to God for opening the eyes of the blind, clothing the naked, and giving strength to the weary. It’s one thing to offer those blessings from the comfort of our sanctuaries and homes here in Los Angeles; it’s quite another to offer them through meaningful action and loving embrace. Join me for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to find deeper personal purpose through acts of service to others. Explore a part of the world we tend to ignore and together, let’s embody our tradition’s command to ‘love the stranger, for you too were strangers in a foreign land’. - Rabbi Joel Nickerson, Group Leader Africa 2020