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

BBQ & Bar'chu and Open House

Friday, July 10, 5:45 PM

Join us for festive service in our courtyard and delicious BBQ dinner!  Here is the form

cooking for one

Monday, July 13, noon

Join JFS for this Health Aging Program: Shopping & Cooking for One, with dietician Leslie Sanford.  Kosher lunch $3 in advance, $5 at the door.

botanical garden with hazak

Sunday, July 19, 1:45 PM

Tour the Tower Hill Botanical Garden in Boylston, MA with Hazak.  $12/person includes tour with a docent.  RSVP by July 6.

metrowest Tish'a b'av commemoration

Saturday, July 25, 9:00 PM here at Temple Israel

Our combined Metrowest Tish'a B'av Commemoration will be here at TI this year.  The observance will continue on Sunday, July 26, with a 9:00 AM morning service and 1:00 PM mincha and (optional) break-fast. 7:30 PM Ma'ariv on Sunday.  Here is the full schedule.

sisterhood honey sale

Order High Holiday Honey for yourself or as a gift, through Sisterhood!  Orders due by July 29. 

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!

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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WELCOME!

Temple Israel welcomes newcomers, interfaith couples & families, and people of all abilities, ages, backgrounds, & sexual orientations.  Please stop by!

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 June 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!

bima accessibility plan

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

HAKOL NEWSLETTER

TI's HaKol ("the voice"): July/August 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!

And the JGNS Summer Program runs through August 7.  Flexible Enrollment!

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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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)!