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

Synaplex!

Saturday, February 28, 8:45 AM through lunch

Join us for Synaplex shabbat!  Family and traditional services, meditation and Torah study!  Here is the schedule.

movie night!

Saturday, February 28, 6:30-9:00 PM

Join us for Movie Night!  For 3rd grade and up.  Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

purim carnival!

Sunday, March 1, noon-2:30 PM

Join us for our annual Purim Carnival!

purim eve celebration!

Wednesday, March 4

5:30 Purim Puppet Show and Songs (for families with young kids)

6:00 Purim Dinner by Reservation

7:00 Megillah Readings!  Full reading upstairs and abridged reading in the sanctuary.  Order your Passover wines at Sisterhood's wine tasting! 

TOT SHABBAT, MINI-MINYAN & JR CONGREGATION!

Saturdays, March 7 & 21, 10:30 AM

Join us for our youth services!  Tot Shabbat for preschool age, mini-minyan for K-2, and Jr Congregation for 3rd-6th grade.

COMMUNITY SPECIAL NEEDS HAVDALAH

Saturday, March 7, 5:30- 7:00 PM

Join us for a community special needs Havdalah program!

congregational annual breakfast meeting

Sunday, March 8 10:00 AM

Voting for the new slate of officers and board, update on our strategic plan, recognizing membershp anniversaries, & more! All over a delicious breakfast.

hazak square dance

Sunday, March 8, 3:00-6:00 PM

Circle to the left with Hazak and join us for Square Dancing! Light pizza supper will be served.  Use this flyer to make your reservations by February 25.  For TI members 50 and up.

Shabbat Across America dinner

Friday, March 13, 5:45 PM

Join us (and the rest of the country) as we celebrate Shabbat Across America!  Klezmer-infused service at 5:45, followed by a delicious dinner!  This should be a terrific intergenerational evening!  Here is the sign-up form!

Religious school open house

Sunday, March 15, 11:00 AM - noon

Especially for parents of new incoming students in kindergarten and other grades

parents' night out

Sunday, March 15, 4:30-7:30 PM

Parents' Night Out, sponsored by our Youth Committee!  Dinner, games, activities, & crafts for children ages 3-12. Proceeds go to USY's Tikun Olam charity.

Yom Ha'atzmaut

Wednesday evening, April 22

SAVE THE DATE! Wednesday evening, April 22nd--Yom Ha'atzmaut Community Celebration at Temple Israel!   Send your best photos of Israel (no more than 10 please) to Shai Fuxman

 

 

 

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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!

Yossi Klein Halevi!

You are invited to a very special event!  On Thursday, March 5, 7:00 PM, Internationally acclaimed author Yossi Klein Halevi will speak on his book "Like Dreamers" and lead a powerful discussion: "Understanding the Divergent Views in Modern Israeli Society."  Free for TI members who RSVP by Feb. 20.  Limited seating-- we are now taking names for the waiting list!  Here is the schedule of all One Book Read events.  Click here for info on other TI 70th anniversary events (past and future)!

cafe achshav: april 19!

Save the new date: Sunday evening, April 19 for our 5th annual Cafe Achshav, our Jewish World Music Cafe! 

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 February 20 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"): Jan/Feb Newsletter

Here is the (2-page) paper Mishloach Manot Form for sending Purim Greetings

Read about our TI T-shirt Contest! Designs due March 15.

JUDY GORDON NURSERY SCHOOL

Join us for an upcoming Open House!  Next one is Thursday, February 26, 9:30-11:00 AM, featuring music with Cantor Ken & Stacey Peasley!

Enrollment is open now for 2015-6 and classes are filling up quickly.  Reserve your spot now!  Here are the applications for 2015-6 and 2016-7.  Flexible early drop-off and extended day options. 

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.  Open House for families of new students on Sunday, March 15, 11:00 AM-noon.

ADULT EDUCATION! 

Click here to see our Adult Ed offerings, including weekly Talmud study and Israeli dancing, weekly and one-time classes, and information about our One-Book Read!  Author Yossi Klein Halevi will speak at Temple Israel on Thursday, March 5, 7:00 PM.  Here is our study guide.

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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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)!