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Adult Education at Temple Israel

Temple Israel of Natick offers a diverse and expansive series of programming. We have an exciting year in store! Classes are listed below and will be updated as more are added.  For questions, to register, or to help, please contact Carole Lechan in the office or our Adult Ed chair Burt Marmer.  

Making Payer Real: October 10, 17, 24, 31, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., with Rabbi Liben
Lunch & Learn: Israelis & American Jews, October 22, 29; November 5, noon – 1:30 p.m., with Larry Lowenthal
The Tribes of Israel: A Shared Homeland for a Divided People, November 7, 14, 28; December 5, 12, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., with Rabbi Liben
Lunch & Learn: Is God Real?, December 3, 10, 17, noon – 1:30 p.m., with Rabbi William Kaufman
Israeli Dancing meets Thursday evenings, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. All are welcome!

ongoing classes

Talmud Study with Dr. Alan Avery-Peck-- Saturday afternoons, 4:45-5:30 PM, studying tractate Rosh Hashanah

Israeli Folk Dancing:  Thursday evenings, 8:00-9:00 with Sherrie Barlas & Rabbi Dan Liben

An Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah Class: Meeting Wednesday nights through spring of 2018. Contact Irit Tau-Webber if you would like to join the group.


Email Dubi Gordon to receive Israeli Film Club emails about our popular monthly Israeli Film Club series, with free popcorn, surround sound, & camaraderie!  We also post upcoming movies on our home page.  

RSVPs are needed for all classes; classes may be canceled if not enough people sign up in advance.     

 Metrowest Jewish Mindfulness Community INVITES YOU TO "Enter the Gates"  

We welcome you to join us for any/all of these learning sessions. No  previous mediation experience is necessary. Each session will be led by Rabbi Louis Polisson, Rabbi Dan Liben and  Cantor Lorel Zar-Kessler, who welcome you to the Metrowest Jewish  Mindfulness Community. In creating the MJMC, our purpose is to strengthen  individual and communal growth by offering Jewish mindfulness meditation  training and practice opportunities in Metrowest. In a rapidly changing world, Mindfulness practice (focusing on meditation, chant, text study and prayer), can be a key Jewish tool in helping people to act from a thoughtful, centered place.  For Place, Date and Times Click Here