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

TOT SHABBAT & YOUTH SERVICES:

Saturdays, April 1 & 29, 10:30 AM: All youth services: Tot Shabbat (0-5), Mini-Minyan (K-2), & Jr Congregation (3rd grade & up).

Abrahamic Trialogue

Sunday, April 2, 3:30 PM, at the Common St. Church. Confronting our Fear of the Other with Rev. Markman, Shaheen Aktar, & Dr. Jonathan Klawans.

Ta'am China

Friday, April 7: Join us for a pre-Passover dinner from Ta'am China! Use this link to RSVP by March 31.

Passover Links

The Rabbinical Assembly 5777 Passover Guide

Passover Schedule

Seder Sharing Form

Hametz Drive

Form for Selling Hametz

Passover Music & Videos

Honoring Fran Elovitz

April 21, 7:00 AM: Friday morning minyan honoring Fran Elovitz. RSVP to the office if you will be joining us for breakfast.

Yom Hashoah

Sunday, April 23, 7:30 PM Program at Beth Sholom, with minyan at 7:15 PM (no minyan at TI that night).  There will also be a Sunday morning commemoration at Fanueil Hall. Thank you to our Men's Club for sending out the yellow candles, which are traditionally lit Sunday night.

Cafe Achshav with Point & Swing

Sunday, April 30, 7:15 PM

This year's café will feature the 16-piece Point n' Swing Big Band!  Here is the flyer and the form for ticket orders and sponsorships.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

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"): April 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!

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