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

metrowest selichot with Rabbi Kushner

Saturday, September 5, 8:15 PM

Join us for our annual Metrowest Selichot service, featuring Rabbi Harold Kushner speaking about his new book, Nine Essential Things I've Learned About Life.  You can use this form to pre-order a signed book!  

Happy labor day!

Please note that Monday morning minyan will be at 9:00 AM.

K-1 family Apple-Picking trip!

Sunday, September 13, 10:00 AM-noon

K-1 Family Apple-Picking Trip to Belkin Farm!

family dinners early bird package

We now have posted our 2015-16 calendar including Friday night dinners, tot shabbat and youth services, and holiday celebrations! For the first time, we are offering an early bird package if you sign up in advance for multiple dinners!  Your forms and payments must be received by September 11.   

pathways to judaism class

Classes begin September 9.  More info here!  Rabbi Liben is happy to be a sponsoring rabbi if you are considering joining the Jewish people.

RELIGIOUS SCHOOL ONLINE REGISTRATION

Religious School registration is now online and live! Here it is in PDF form as well. Welcome to our new Director of Eductation and Teen Engagement: Robin Kahn, who started work in mid-June! Here is more info and a link to register for our teen Madrichim program!

Registration for Youth Programming

Click here for information about registerig for youth programming, grades 3-12 for the 2015-6 year!

 

 

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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!

FOLLOW TI (TEMPLE ISRAEL)

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High Holidays 2015

Full details on this year's High Holiday services are now available.  Please be sure to check out the Forms section and be sure to get in any necessary responses by the requested dates.

THE "TI TIMES"

See the weekly news and latest updates in the September 4 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!

bima accessibility plan

Here is the presentation made at the Annual Meeting about the Bima Accessibility Plan.

HAKOL NEWSLETTER

TI's HaKol ("the voice"): September Newsletter

JUDY GORDON NURSERY SCHOOL

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.  Here is a flyer!

TI'S IDA & CHARLES GILVARG RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

Please call or email with questions about the school or about enrolling or re-enrolling for 2015-2016!  You can now register online here!

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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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)!