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

Happy Hanukkah!

First night is Tuesday, December 12!  Weekday morning minyan will be at 6:30 AM on Wed-Fri., 12/13-15 and Mon.-Wed. 12/18-20. Click here for Hanukkah songs & songsheets.


Friday morning, 9:00 AM, December 15: Join us for Shababa MetroWest

Community Dinner

Friday, December 15, 5:45 PM: Community Dinner honoring Michelle Nelson & USY, & welcoming our new members. The dinner is now sold out. We will dedicate our new Torah covers at services this evening.


Saturday, December 16 is our next Shabbat Youth Services: Tot Shabbat, Mini-Minyan, & Jr Congregation. 

Hanukkah Celebration & Interfaith Dialogue

Saturday, December 16, 6:30 PM at the Common St. Church: Click here for more info

Sisterhood Paid-Up Supper

Tuesday evening, December 19: Join Sisterhood for a festive Hanukkah evening!


Wednesday, December 20 at 7:00 PM: TI Meet-Ups presents Mah Jong Club! (a monthly daytime and monthly evening game will be ongoing)


Click here for info about our Purim Spiel, led by Sharon Winn & Samantha Goldenblatt

USY Candle Drive

Click here to order Hanukkah Candles

Challah Fundraiser

The Judy Gordon Nursery School invites you to sign up for our Challah Fundraiser on a rolling basis, with prorated prices. Email Esther Cohen. You can also donate a "mitzvah challah" to a resident of Shillman House.







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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

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.


Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or We also have a closed Facebook group for temple members.


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. To view the artist's rendering of the design, click here.


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


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


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."


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

CJP Warmline

The CJP Warmline is available for those in financial distress


We welcome comments and questions. The website is generally updated by Cantor Ken, in collaboration with Adam Wilen and a number of congregants.


Support 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!


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!


We strive to be an inclusive community in every way possible and are proud to be a part of the Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project