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

happy hanukkah!

Check out this page on our website for Hanukkah songsheets, recordings, and guide to candle-lighting.  See below for our various Hanukkah celebrations.  Wishing you and your loved ones a Happy Hanukkah!

TOT SHABBAT, MINI-MINYAN & JR CONGREGATION

Saturday, December 20, 10:30 AM

Join us this time for Hanukkah-themed youth and family services

HANUKKAH party

Sunday, December 21, 10:30 AM

Join us for an Israel-themed Family Hanukkah Party!  Stations for families of children 2nd grade and younger starting at 10:30; the whole community is invited starting at 11:10 for Israeli dancing, Menorah-lighting and Latkes, and at noon, a Skype party with our friends in Ra'anana, Israel!

PERSONAL CARE ITEMS DRIVE FOR JFS

JGNS is collecting personal care items for JFS.  Bring your item to the nursery school by 12/19 or to our Family Hanukkah Party on 12/21.

ISRAEL FILM CLUB

Monday, December 22, 8:00 PM: Free movie with popcorn!  Film TBA

xmas day brunch & Blankets

Thursday, December 25, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Join us for this annual mitzvah project!  Make fleece blankets for local shelters and decorate cookies for senior living facilities!  And enjoy a delicious brunch! 

breakfast for dinner!

Friday, January 9, 5:30 PM

Join us for our first Family dinner of 2015, co-sponsored by the Judy Gordon Nursery School!  Breakfast for dinner; kids wear your PJs!  Here is the full program of Family services and dinners for the year. 

tropical trivia!

Saturday, January 10, 7:30 PM

Join us for Tropical Trivia!  (for adults) A fun fundraiser for our youth programs.  $18/person and $160/ table of ten.

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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!

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 December 12 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"): Nov/Dec Newsletter

Support our Youth Program through our Hanukkah Candle Sale!    

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! 

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 19, 7:00 PM.  Here is our study guide.

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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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.

 

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)!