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 @ TI

 Shababa

Friday mornings at 9:00 AM: Join us each Friday for Shababa, a pre-shabbat celebration for young children and their caregivers

singing in Temple Israel's Choir, R'nana

Interested?  - Click Here

Israeli Dancing

Meets most Thursday Evenings, 8:00 pm:  Email Ellen Miller to be on the list for updates.

Hazak Presents a Musical Program with Art Finstein

Sunday, January 6, 2:00 – 4:00 pm:  in the Social Hall. TI’s 50+ group will learn about Leonard Bernstein, as West Side Story turns 61. Light refreshments will be served. A $5 admission can be paid at the door.

Classical Music Group Meet-up

Tuesday, January 8th at 7:00 -  For more  information, and to RSVP, contact Robert Oakan  

 

360Five listening tour - TempLe ISrael

Thursday, January 10 at 7:00: Join Rabbi Marc Baker, CJP’s President and CEO, for his 360Five listening tour, an exciting opportunity to share your perspective about important issues in the Jewish community.  Register Here   

Men's Club Shabbat

Saturday morning, January 12  9:15AM 

YOUTH SERVICES AT TEMPLE ISRAEL

 January 19  at 10:30 AM: For more details Click Here

NERUSY Winter Dance- Snowball    

Saturday Night - January 19 8-11 PM:  For more details Click Here. To Register Click Here.

USY Shabbaton - With Dr. Seuss 

Friday and Saturday - January 25-26: Celebrate Shabbat with Natick USY and Dr. Seuss. For more details Click Here. To Register for Friday night dinner on January 25, Click Here.

5WITS - Kadima & JRUSY

Sunday January 27: Join 3rd-8th graders from all over the New England Region for an afternoon at Patriot Place. Become a spy who has to save the world or take an adventure under the sea solving puzzles along the way.  For more details Click Here. To Register Click Here.

THE WORLD WIDE WRAP! 

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 5 10:00 AM: THE WORLD WIDE WRAP! ALONG WITH MEN'S CLUBS AROUND THE WORLD, OUR MEN'S CLUB IS SPONSORING THE BUILD-A-PAIR PROGRAM (FOR 5TH GRADE FAMILIES) AND A PROGRAM FOR 6TH GRADE FAMILIES TO WHICH ALL ARE WELCOME WHO WISH TO LEARN ABOUT, TALK ABOUT, AND PUT ON TEFILLIN. WE'LL ALSO HAVE SOME TEFILLIN PAINT HANDY IF YOU HAVE A PAIR THAT NEEDS TOUCHING UP.

Judy Gordon Nursery School  Family Shabbat Dinner

Friday, February 8th at 5:30pm:  For informantion Click Here. To RSVP Click Here 

 

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About TI

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.

INCLUSION

We strive to be an inclusive community in every way possible and are proud to be a part of the Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project.  We welcome people with all abilities to our programs, events and services. It is our goal that everyone who enters our building may participate as fully as they wish. Our building is wheelchair accessible and hearing assistance devices are available when needed.  Please reach out to us with any special need requests.

THE "TI TIMES"

To receive our weekly emails or to re-subscribe, click here.  Email Carole in the office at [email protected] or call 508-650-3521 with questions or if you would like more information about the temple.

PreSchool at Temple Israel

Interested in learning about the Judy Gordon Nursery School at Temple Israel?  Flexible early drop-off and extended day options! 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 2018-9 year!  Click here to email our director, Robin Kahn. Subscribe to our blog to read about what's happening in the school.

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.

HAKOL NEWSLETTER

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

Brick Campaign

"Leave Your Mark"; help us repave our courtyard with engraved bricks in honor of the 75th anniversary of Temple Israel!  Click here to participate

Israel NewsFeed

Click here for an Israel NewsFeed

SHOP WITH SCRIP

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

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!

CJP Warmline

The CJP Warmline is available for those in financial distress. Here is a flyer.

THE TI WEBSITE

We welcome comments and questions. The website is currently updated by Ari Silverman, in collaboration with Cantor Ken, Adam Wilen and others.

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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!