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

Thanksgiving

The office is closed, but we will have minyan on Thursday (9:00 AM & 7:30 PM) and Friday (9:00 AM & 5:45 PM)  Happy Thanksgiving!

 

december FRIDAY NIGHT EVENTS!

Friday, December 5, 7:45 PM:  A late First Friday, featuring Rabbi Harold Kushner speaking and the TI Singers singing Hanukkah-themed music.  Details here!  

Friday, December 12, 5:45 PM: Hanukkah-themed Family Dinner on December 12! Here is the full program of Family services and dinners for the year. 

 

breakfast with the ark builders

Join together for a special breakfast program on Sunday, December 7 @ 10 am sponsored by the Ark Builders with a multimedia presentation by co-authors David and Jay Ball entitled, Building Community: Sacred and Secular.  RSVP by December 3.  Special craft activity for kids-- bring the whole family! 

TOT SHABBAT, MINI-MINYAN & JR CONGREGATION

Saturday, December 6 & 20, 10:30 AM

Join us for our various fantastic youth and family services

 

special program through the 92nd st y

Sunday, December 7, 3:00 PM at Beth Sholom

Our Adult Ed Committee invites you to World Religions; Spotlight on Judaism, A conversation with Jack Miles, Susannah Heschel, & David Biale.  

Scrip gift cards

Order by December 1

Order Scrip Gift Cards for Hanukkah or general purposes!  This fundraiser earns the temple thousands of dollars each year at no cost to you, and we hope to do even better this year!

SPECIAL FILM SCREENING

Monday, December 15, 8:00 PM:  Body & Soul; the State of the Jewish Nation

 

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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 November 26 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! 

Lots of fanastic Adult Ed! Here are the fall course listings.  

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)!