vibrant, inclusive and community-centered

Welcome to Temple Israel - Natick

  • Welcome

    Temple Israel of Natick is a vibrant, inclusive, community-centered congregation serving MetroWest Boston. We welcome newcomers, interfaith couples & families, and people of all abilities, ages, backgrounds, & sexual orientations.  Please stop by!

  • Family Friendly

    With the Judy Gordon Nursery School, Ida & Charles Gilvarg Religious School, fun activities for young and old, and engaging clergy - we provide great communities for Jewish families of all varieties!

     

     

  • Prayer

    Temple Israel of Natick is proud to host the most reliable daily minyan in Metrowest Boston. Our Shabbat & Holiday services are warm and participatory, with lots of singing

  • Learning

    The Judy Gordon Nursery School, Ida & Charles Gilvarg Religious School, Prozdor, and robust Adult Education program offer lifetime learning for students of all ages

  • Community

    Our temple and its members are involved in social action and tsedaka throughout the community, volunteering at local food pantries and soup kitchens, teaching literacy, supporting the community through our caring committee, and working for other good causes locally and in Israel.

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Upcoming Events

rummage sale

Sisterhood's spring rummage sale: drop-off Sunday, May 1, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM. Sale Monday, May 2, 9:00 AM- 7:00 PM and Tuesday, May 3, 9:00 AM-noon.

yom hashoah

Wednesday, May 4, 7:30 PM:  We are hosting the annual MetroWest Holocaust Commemoration program this year: Remembering the Shoah Through the Arts.

first friday with rabbi kushner & the TI Singers

Friday, May 6, 7:45 PM:  First Friday with Rabbi Kushner & the TI Singers! Click here for more info.

FAMILY SHABBAT DINNER

Friday, May 13, 5:45 PM

Join us for a delicious Family Friday Night Dinner! Early RSVP by 4/29

YOUTH SERVICES

Saturdays, May 7 & 21, 10:30 AM-noon

Shabbat Youth Services!  Tot Shabbat for preschool age, Mini-Minyan for grades K-2, and Jr Congregation for grades 3-7. 

Fighting anti-semitism on campus

Tuesday, May 10, 7:30 PM:  Program featuring Tammi Rossman-Benjamin. More info coming soon.

besa: the promise

Thursday, May 12, 7:45 PM: Film about the Albanian Muslims who rescued Jewish during the Holocaust. Click here for more info.

israel film club

Monday, May 16, 8:00 PM: Join us for the award-winning film A Place in Heaven

Accept U: inside the admissions office

Wednesday, May 18, 7:00-8:00 PM:  Accept U: Inside the College Admissions Office

healing of body, healing of spirit

Sunday, May 22, 9:45 AM-noon:  Rabbi Herman Blumberg teaches on Caring for the Gravely Ill

Geshelin gala & Sigalove award

Sunday, June 5, 6:00-9:00 PM:  Join us as we honor Rabbi Harold & Suzette Kushner for 50 years of service to Temple Israel and present Steven Karas with the Geshelin Award. Here is the invitation and card for sponsorships and RSVPs

 

 

 

 

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WELCOME!

Temple Israel welcomes newcomers, interfaith couples & families, and people of all abilities, ages, backgrounds, & sexual orientations.  Please stop by!

FOLLOW TI (TEMPLE ISRAEL)

Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or JewishBoston.com. We also have a closed Facebook group for temple members.

THE "TI TIMES"

See the weekly news and latest updates in the TI Times.  To receive our weekly emails, click here.  

HAKOL NEWSLETTER

TI's HaKol ("the voice"): May/June Newsletter

SHOP WITH SCRIP

Help support the temple by purchasing gift cards!  

JUDY GORDON NURSERY SCHOOL

Join us for an Open Houses!  Thursday, April 28, 9:30-11:00 AM.

 We are now enrolling for 2016-7! Here is the application.  First-come, first-serve; limited spaces currently available in most classes. Flexible early drop-off and extended day options, 7:00 AM-6:00 PM!

Also, here is the flyer for our 2016 Summer Program, with application and early drop-off form.

TI'S IDA & CHARLES GILVARG RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

You can now register online here! Questions? Please visit, call, or email Director Robin Kahn. Subscribe to our blog to see what's happening in our Education Program!

ADULT EDUCATION! 

Click here to see our Adult Ed offerings, including weekly Talmud study and Israeli dancing, weekly and one-time classes, and other exciting events!  Here is our Spring 2016 Course Booklet!

TI is "nut aware" 

Temple Israel is "nut aware".  Please do not bring any nuts or nut products (peanuts or tree nuts) into the building.  Please be aware that food "may contain traces of nuts."

TI COOKBOOK 

Order your TI Cookbook!  Organized by the Gilvarg Religious School PA!

THE TI WEBSITE

We welcome comments and questions. The website is generally updated by Cantor Ken, in collaboration with Adam Wilen and a number of congregants.

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Support TI

DONATE TO TI

Here is our donation page and TI donation form.  Thank you for your generosity!  You can also use this button to donate online through PayPal.

marketplace: Amazon & more!

Click here for our online Marketplace-- shop at Amazon and other online destinations, and a percentage goes to support the temple!

TD BANK AFFINITY PROGRAM

If you have an account at TD Bank, please tell them that you are a TI member (or say code A2000) and help us qualify for a large grant!

 

SCRIP PROGRAM   

Use gift cards purchased through Scrip for your favorite stores, and a portion of your purchase supports TI.  You can even buy an Amazon or Staples gift card through Scrip - then use that to pay for a purchase made through our online Marketplace (will be posted soon)!