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

Pizza in the Parking Lot

Tuesdays, July 25, August 8 & 22, 5:00-6:00 PM: Pizza & Popsicles!

International folk dancing

Wednesday, July 26, 7:30-10:00 PM: We're hosting the Framingham International Folk Dancing group here at TI! All are welcome. We also have Israeli dancing most Thursday nights at 8:00 PM.

Hazak at Elm Bank

Thursday, July 27: Join Hazak for an Evening of Music & Art at Elm Bank in Wellesley

Men's Club Dinner @ Jack's Abby

Thursday, July 27, 6:30-10:00 PM: Join us for a kick-off dinner, combined with other local Men's clubs. RSVP to Jay Salinger.

Shabbat on the Green

Friday, July 28, 6:30 PM: Shabbat on the Greeen! Enjoy an outdoor summer evening with kiddush and music from the Beatles at the Framingham Green

Tish'a B'av Commemoration

Monday night, July 31, 9:00 PM at Temple Israel: this flyer has the full schedule

Tuesday, August 1, 6:45 AM Shacharit and 1:00 PM Mincha with break-fast

Meditation Through a Jewish Lens

Sunday, August 13, 7:00-8:15 PM at elements3yoga: Join Rabbi Liben for meditation out in the community at elements3yoga, 1 Edgell Rd. Find the class on this page and register! Free. 

BBQ & Bar'chu & Open House

Friday, August 25, 5:45 PM: Join us for a BBQ & Bar'chu & Open House! Click here to RSVP

Meet Rabbi Ebstein

Monday, August 28, 8:00 PM: Meet our new High Holiday rabbi, David Ebstein

 

JNF Breakfast @ TI

Sunday, September 10: Click here for details

 

 

 

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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! 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. Here are the rates for 2017-8, including new options for school vacation weeks and Jewish holidays.

Religious School Registration is Live

Click here to register for the Ida & Charles Gilvarg Religious School 2017-8 year!  Click here to email our director, Robin Kahn. Subscribe to our blog to read about what's happening in the school.

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"

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"): July/August Newsletter

SHOP WITH SCRIP

Help support the temple by purchasing gift cards!  Here is a form for a standing monthly order.

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!

Syrian Refugee Update

Click here for an update on the Syrian refugees that we are helping to settle and a request for volunteers

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