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 Shcool, 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

tot shabbat, mini-minyan & Jr Congregation

Saturday, November 1, 10:30 AM

Join us for our various fantastic youth and family services

"Jews in the pews" with rabbis Art green & Daniel Lehmann

Sunday, November 9, 7:00 PM

Next special event in our celebration of our 70th Anniversary is: an evening with Rabbi Daniel Lehmann, president of Hebrew College, and Rabbi Art Green, Founder of Hebrew College's Rabbinical School: Jews in the Pews: A Portrait of American Jewry.  Don't miss it! 

November Friday night events!

Friday, November 7: Klezmer-infused Service with a Band, followed by a Hazak Dinner

Friday, November 14: Family Friday!  Service & dinner

        Here is the flyer for the 11/14 dinner: early RSVP by 10/31.  Here is the full program of Family services and dinners for the year.

Friday, November 21: Community Dinner: Welcoming New Members & Honoring TI's Sisterhood.  Deadline 11/12

Parenting through a jewish lens

10 Sundays throughout the year, 10:00-11:30 AM, starting November 9
Join Rabbi Liben & Cantor Ken for Parenting Through a Jewish Lens, a great opportunity to study Jewish texts and share ideas about parenting!  Here is the PTJL website & you can register here.  Here are the class dates.

sisterhood rummage sale

Drop-off Sunday November 2, sale Monday & Tuesday
Details and hours on this flyer

Yiddish concert with cantor ken & Rabbi shira

Saturday, November 1, 8:00 PM at the Workmen's Circle
Here is the flyer

Order "like dreamers" by 11/11 for one-book read

Join our first ever temple one-book read by ordering the award-winning book by Yossi Klein HaLevi.  Details here on special bulk order price!

wine & Dessert night with Chaverim

Saturday, November 15, 8:00 PM
For 20, 30, and 40-somethings.  More info here.

Men's Club events

Sunday, November 16: Texas Hold' Em & Patriots Game!

Sunday, November 23, 9:45 AM: Men's Club Brunch featuring speaker Ralph Korenstein: From Cuba to the Space Shuttle.  Open to the entire temple community (of all genders)!

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WELCOME!

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

celebrating 70 years

Click here for upcoming special events for our 70th anniversary celebrations and photos and videos from past events!

FOLLOW TI (TEMPLE ISRAEL)

Like us, join our Facebook group, follow us on Twitter, or JewishBoston.com 

THE "TI TIMES"

See the weekly news and latest updates in the October 31 TI Times.  To receive our weekly emails, click here.  That's also a great way to let us know if you were here on shabbat and would like more information!

HAKOL NEWSLETTER

TI's HaKol ("the voice"): Sep/Oct Newsletter

TI'S IDA & CHARLES GILVARG RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

Please call or email to inquire about enrolling or re-enrolling for 2014-2015!  Here is the registration form as a PDF, and here it is in Excel.  

ADULT EDUCATION! 

Lots of fanastic Adult Ed! Here are the fall course listings, including November 9 with Rabbis Art Green & Danny Lehmann, basic Hebrew, Lunch & Learns, & evening classes.  

JUDY GORDON NURSERY SCHOOL

Open enrollment now for JGNS in 2014-5. Here is the application.   Flexible times 8:00 AM- 6:00 PM! New: Friday-only toddler class.  

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!

DINE IN AT TI FUNDRAISER!

Instead of going out, dine in with friends and contribute to the temple!

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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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.

 

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)!