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Adult Education at Temple Israel

Temple Israel of Natick offers a diverse and expansive series of programming. We have an exciting year in store! Classes are listed below and will be updated as more are added.  For questions, or to help, please contact Carole Lechan in the office or our Adult Ed chair Burt Marmer.  Click here for the spring 2017 Adult Ed Course Pamphlet


Not Getting Younger...Getting Better!  Wise Aging: Thursdays, 7:00 PM-8:30 PM, beginning February 23. Wise Aging, is a renowned national program, led here by Sheila Wolfson & Rabbi Liben. This class is now full.

The Ethical Life; Jewish Values in an Age of Choice: Thursdays at noon, beginning March 16, with Rabbi Liben. The Ethical Life is a Turnkey curriculum from JTS.

The Judaic Roots of Christianity; or How Jesus the Rabbi evolved into Christ the Christian God: Thursdays at 7:00 PM, beginning April 20, with Dr. Larry Lowenthal.

ongoing classes

Talmud Study with Dr. Alan Avery-Peck-- Saturday afternoons, 4:45-5:30 PM, studying tractate Rosh Hashanah

Israeli Folk Dancing:  Thursday evenings, 8:00-9:00 with Sherrie Barlas & Rabbi Dan Liben

An Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah Class: Meeting Wednesday nights through spring of 2018. Contact Irit Tau-Webber if you would like to join the group.


Email Dubi Gordon to receive Israeli Film Club emails about our popular monthly Israeli Film Club series, with free popcorn, surround sound, & camaraderie!  We also post upcoming movies on our home page.  

parenting through a jewish lens

In cooperation with CJP & Hebrew College. Class is ongoing, but please contact the temple office or Cantor Ken or Rabbi Liben if you are interested in joining the next cohort.


Honor thy Children; Jewish Parenting through a Divorced Lens

at Hebrew College with Jody Comins, MSW and Rabbi Dan Liben, March 2017

This 4 part series is for people at any stage of their divorce and  will cover practical and emotional aspects of a family going through a divorce in a Jewish context. 



RSVPs are needed for all classes; classes may be canceled if not enough people sign up in advance.