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 recently renovated our sanctuary to make it accessible. 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

summer at TI!

Here's a flyer with some of the fun summer events that we are organizing!  

solarize natick

By August 1!  If you sign up for a solar visit with Solarize Natick by August 1 and enter TEMPLE as the promo ID on the referral page, Temple Israel will receive a donation. The temple will receive a further donation if you order solar panels.

shabbat on the framingham green!

Friday, July 29, 5:45 PM: Join us for some shabbat songs, grape juice, & challah on the Framingham Green before the 6:30 concert!  Email Ellen Koltenuk with questions or to RSVP

EXERCISE CLASS THROUGH JFS

Thursdays in July at 10:30 AM: Here is the flyer

PIZZA & POPSICLES!

Tuesdays August 9 & 23, 5:00-6:00 PM: Join us for Pizza & Popsicles! Pizza, Popsicles, & Water Play!

SUMMER D'VAR TORAH SERIES

Here is our Summer D'var Torah schedule  

hebrew school registration

Register online for our Education Program for 2016-7! Here's a video with some of the end-of-year projects in action!

JUDY GORDON NURSERY SCHOOL

We are now enrolling for 2016-7! Here is a flyer, and 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, and 7:00 AM-5:00 PM on Fridays!

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

parenting through a jewish lens

Join us for Parenting Through a Jewish Lens on Wednesday mornings, this fall!  Discover how compelling Jewish texts can enrich your family!  Click here to register.

tish'a b'av

Saturday night, August 13 and Sunday, August 14 Here is the flyer with the schedule of ma'ariv (at Beth Sholom) and shacharit, mincha, and break-fast at Temple Israel

israel film club

Monday, August 15, 8:00 PM: Film TBA. Join us for a free film, with popcorn, surround sound, & good company!

BBQ & BAR'CHU!

Friday, September 9, 5:45 PM: Join us for a summer BBQ & Bar'chu! Festive service in our courtyard with musical instruments followed by a delicious BBQ dinner. Co-sponsored by our Membership team and our Men's Club! Early RSVP by August 26

 

 

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WELCOME!

Temple Israel welcomes newcomers, interfaith couples & families, and people of all abilities, ages, backgrounds, & sexual orientations.  Please stop by! Click here to read our vision statement.

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    July/August Newsletter

SHOP WITH SCRIP

Help support the temple by purchasing gift cards!  

JUDY GORDON NURSERY SCHOOL

We are now enrolling for 2016-7! Here is a flyer, and 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, and 7:00 AM-5:00 PM on Fridays!

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 schedule of recent courses.

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 and can use the Memo line for any notes. Please note that donations or payments to "arms" of the temple (Sisterhood, Men's Club, USY, Hazak...) should be made by check directly to these groups.

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)!