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

Kids 4Peace

Thursday, May 25, 7:00 PM: Join us for an evening with Kids 4Peace, celebrating Jerusalem with a light dinner, activities, and fantastic speakers! Click here to RSVP.

Minyan Times

On Friday, May 26, minyan is at 6:30 AM for Rosh Chodesh. On Monday, May 29, minyan will be at the regular 6:45 AM time. Click here for more minyan info.

Shavuot

Here is the full three-day schedule

Tuesday evening, May 30, 5:30 PM-midnight: The 3rd Annual MetroWest Community Tikkun Leyl Shavuot, hosted this year by Beth El of Sudbury

Wednesday, May 31, and Thursday, June 1: Festive Shavuot services back here at Temple Israel

TOT SHABBAT & YOUTH SERVICES:

Saturdays, June 3 & 17, 10:30 AM: All youth services: Tot Shabbat (0-5), Mini-Minyan (K-2), & Jr Congregation (3rd grade & up).

Celebrate Israel with CJP

Sunday, June 11, 2:00 PM in Watertown: Celebrate Israel

Healthy Aging: Decluttering

Tuesday, June 13, noon: JFS's Healthy Aging Lunch & Learn will be here at TI, focusing on Decluttering

Golf Tournament

Monday, June 19, 9:00 AM: The 13th Annual TI Golf Tournament

We're also holding in conjunction a Father's Day Mini-Golf Tournament on Sunday, June 18, 1:00-4:00 PM.

 

Pizza in the Parking Lot

Tuesdays, July 11 & 25, August 8 & 22, 5:00-6:00 PM: Pizza & Popsicles!

 

 

 

 

 

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TI News

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.

PreSchool at Temple Israel

Interested in learning about the Judy Gordon Nursery School at Temple Israel?  Flexible early drop-off and extended day options, 7:00 AM-6:00 PM, and 7:00 AM-5:00 PM on Fridays! Inquire about ongoing enrollment (18 months and up).  Click here to learn all about it. Here are the rates for 2017-8, including new options for school vacation weeks and Jewish holidays.

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 or to re-subscribe, click here.  

Tiferet Torah: Adorn the Torah Project

Here is a flyer for our Torah Cover campaign, and a form with complete sponsorship information.

HAKOL NEWSLETTER

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

SHOP WITH SCRIP

Help support the temple by purchasing gift cards!  Here is a form for a standing monthly order.

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!  

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!

Soccer Field Mitzvah Project

Click here to read about Adelfo and Noah's project.

Syrian Refugee Update

Click here for an update on the Syrian refugees that we are helping to settle and a request for volunteers

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 grant!

 

Inclusion

We strive to be an inclusive community in every way possible and are proud to be a part of the Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project