vibrant, inclusive and community-centered

Rabbi Daniel Liben

Rabbi Daniel Liben was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1983, and became the spiritual leader of Temple Israel in 1991. His warm, friendly and caring approach make all who enter the Temple feel at home. The Rabbi is committed to a vision of Temple Israel that supports the needs of Jewish families at every stage of life. In addition to counseling and guiding individuals and families as they face life cycle events, he brings energy and enthusiasm to his role as teacher in a wide range of settings. The Rabbi leads Family Education programs in the Nursery School, discusses the weekly Torah portion with our Religious School students, teaches adults from the bima or in Adult Education classes, and leads Israeli Folk Dancing on Thursday evenings. Rabbi Liben's leadership has brought focus to Temple Israel's mission to provide individuals and families with opportunities to learn and grow Jewishly in a nurturing and supportive community.  Click here to email Rabbi Liben.

In March, 2016, we celebrated Rabbi Liben's 25th year with us in Natick! You can view the Photo Book here.  (click on Full Screen to view it at Full size)

Rosh Hashanah 2018: The Better Angels of Our Nature

Yom Kippur 2018: Praying Across the Aisle

Rosh Hashanah 2018 Rabbi David Ebstein: A World Without Jews

Yom Kippur 2018 Rabbi David Ebstein: A World Without Humility

Rosh Hashanah 2017: Feel the Love   [And here is Rabbi David Ebstein's sermon: The Redemptive Self]

Yom Kippur 2017: The Broken Tablets   [And here is Rabbi David Ebstein's sermon: Like Dreamers, Herzl & Ahad Ha'am]

Rosh Hashanah 2016: Loving the Stranger

Yom Kippur 2016: Leading with Chesed

Rosh Hashanah 2015: Sheep, Mountain Hikers, & Soldiers

Yom Kippur 2015: Cry Me A River

From Israel: Rosh Chodesh in Jerusalem, April 2015  Yom Hashoah in Jerusalem, April 2015

Rosh Hashanah 2014: Long Hot Summer

Yom Kippur 2014: Lev Chadash: A New Heart

Rosh Hashanah 2013: What's Love Got to Do With It?

Yom Kippur 2013: Seeing the Forest for the Trees 

Other Divrei Torah 2013-4:  

January 10: Beshalach 

January 3: Bo 

December 27: Va'eira 

December 20: Shemot 

Rosh Hashanah 2012: Sarah Laughed 

Yom Kippur 2012: Am I a Jew?

Blogs and Divrei Torah 2012:

May 15: Rabbi Liben's Blog on counting the omer from Ask a Rabbi!

March 23 online Parshat Hashavua for Vayikra 

March 16 online Parshat Hashavua for Vayakhel/Pekudei

Rosh Hashanah 2011: listen to mp3 

Yom Kippur 2011: listen to mp3