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

JUDY GORDON NURSERY SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE

Wednesday, June 1:  Join us for an Open House or call (508-650-3521, ext. 122) or email for more info or to set up a tour! Note our new extended hours, 7:00 AM- 6:00 PM! And until 5:00 PM on Fridays.

Shefa gold: late Friday

Friday, June 3, 8:00 PM: Late Friday night service with special musical guest Rabbi Shefa Gold. (there will also be a 5:45 minyan that night)

synaplex shabbat

Saturday, June 4: Lots of great shabbat options and activities! Here is the Schedule (in process). 

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

 

Shavuot

We are hosting the 2nd annual Metrowest Tikkun Leyl Shavuot on Saturday evening, June 11! We'll begin with a storyteller and a dinner, followed by learning into the night! Here is the Google Form to sign up for dinner!  We are hosting congregations from Framingham, Sudbury, & Wayland. The Shavuot celebration continues on Sunday, June 12, also the culminating day of Religious School, and Monday, June 13.

YOUTH SERVICES

Saturday, June 18, 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. 

TI Golf Tournament

Monday, June 20: Join us for the 12th Annual TI Golf Tournament!  You can golf, volunteer, and/or sponsor!

 

 

 

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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 House on 6/1!  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 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)!