Welcome to Temple Beth Israel in Waltham.
We are a small, egalitarian, traditional, friendly, unaffiliated synagogue, serving the Jewish community in the Waltham area for nearly 100 years.
We are pleased to announce that Rabbi Tracy Nathan will be joining us as our new Rabbi, beginning August 1. Rabbi Nathan received her ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, in 2003.
After serving at Congregation Beth Sholom in San Francisco, Rabbi Nathan and her family moved to the Boston area in 2006. She has taught at the Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston; at Genesis, Brandeis University’s summer program for high school students; and Tufts University, where she also facilitated interfaith programs. She lives in Brighton with her husband Rabbi Scott Slarskey, who is on the faculty at the Solomon Schechter Day School in Newton, and their five-year-old son.
Your first opportunities to meet Rabbi Nathan will be at our Monday and Thursday morning minyan services that she attends in August. We will welcome her at our congregational meeting on Sunday, August 22; her first Shabbat morning service with us will be August 28, and you will also have a chance to meet Rabbi Nathan during the Selichot program and service on Saturday evening, September 4. After the High Holidays, we will organize several informal gatherings where you can meet Rabbi Nathan in a smaller setting.