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

Shana Tova-- happy new year!

We are looking forward to celebrating the holidays with you!  Please click here for High Holiday information about Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

 

PARENTING THROUGH A JEWISH LENS

Join us for Parenting Through a Jewish Lens this fall!  Six Monday evenings, beginning on November 7.  Click here to register. $30 rebate for TI members & JGNS families who sign up by Rosh Hashanah.

sukkot

Beginning on Sunday, October 16, with Sukkah building and decorating, and evening minyan at 7:30 PM. Click here for service & candle-lighting times.

Join us for our Sukkot Family Service on Monday, October 17 and Pizza in the Hut on Wednesday, October 19

BOSTON MASSACRE TOUR WITH HAZAK

Sunday, October 16, 10:30 AM: Hazak (TI's group for 50+) goes on a tour of the Boston Massacre! Here is the flyer

simchat torah

Monday, October 24, 7:00 PM Join us for our Simchat Torah Festivities! Dance with the Torahs to klezmer music and enjoy ice cream! The fun continues Tuesday morning, October 25 as we dance, unroll the Torah, and honor Herb Daitch, Mitch Hollander, & Shirley Woods. Click here for Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah service & candle-lighting times.

STRATEGIES FOR CREATING SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS

Sunday, October 23, 10:30 AM Workshop with Dan Levine of Engaging Minds

HEBREW SCHOOL REGISTRATION

Register online for our Education Program for 2016-7! Here's a video with some of the end-of-year projects in action!

JUDY GORDON NURSERY SCHOOL

We are now enrolling for 2016-7! Here is a flyer, and here is the application.  First-come, first-serve; limited spaces currently available. Flexible early drop-off and extended day options, 7:00 AM-6:00 PM, and 7:00 AM-5:00 PM on Fridays!

 

 

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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.

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, click here.  

HAKOL NEWSLETTER

TI's HaKol ("the voice"): October/November Newsletter

SHOP WITH SCRIP

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

JUDY GORDON NURSERY SCHOOL

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) and signing up for next year. Here is a flyer, and here is an application.  

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!

 

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)! Here is a form for a standing order.