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

safam concert

Saturday, December 10, 8:00 PM  Advance ticket sales are no longer available. Ticket sales at the door begin at 7:00 pm. Doors open for seating at 7:30 pm. See you at the concert!

 

nursery school open house

Tue., 12/13, and Thurs., 12/15 at 10:00 AM: Do you need daycare hours but want a preschool environment? Come to a Judy Gordon Nursery School Open House!

synaplex!

Saturday AM, December 10: Join us for a Hanukkah-themed Synaplex, with music, movement, and learning, family, adult, & kids' activities! Legos, chocolate, discussion, & more! Here is the full Schedule. Here are suggested activities for adults, 6th-12th graders, 3rd-5th graders, and preK-2nd graders.

divorce through a jewish lens

Tuesday, December 13, 8:00-9:00 PM: Join Rabbi Dan Liben and Jodi Comins for a taste of this new 4-session class offered through Hebrew College

family dinner

Friday, December 16, 5:30 PM: Special pre-Hanukkah Friday night dinner! Chicken & latke dinner, catered by the Butcherie. Our usual Friday night service will be 5:45 PM in the chapel.

youth services

Saturday, December 17, 10:30 AM: All Youth Services: Tot Shabbat, Mini-Minyan, & Jr Congregation

parents' night out

Saturday, December 17, 5:30 PM: Parents' Night Out! Movie Night for kids. Here's the flyer for the USY Hanukkah Candle Sale

ISRAEL FILM CLUB

Monday, December 19, 8:00 PM: Free Israeli film screening with popcorn: the award-winning film The Kind Words! Upcoming films on Jan. 23 & Feb. 27.

hazak dinner

Friday, December 23, 5:45 PM: Friday night services, followed by a Hazak Dinner (for TI members 50+)

carwash fundraiser

Sunday, December 25, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM: Carwash fundraiser at Clean Machine in Framingham

wise aging

Thursday, January 5, 7:00 PM: Not Getting Younger...Getting Better! A Taste of Wise Aging. Join the next cohort!

 

 

 

 

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FAMILY FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER

Friday, November 18: Family Friday Night dinner! RSVP by 11/11

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.

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 or to re-subscribe, click here.  

HAKOL NEWSLETTER

TI's HaKol ("the voice"): December/January 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.  Upcoming Open Houses on December 5, 9, 13 & 15.

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. To purchase tickets or sponsor the Safam Concert, please click here.

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!