Welcome to Temple Aliyah

  • Welcome

    Temple Aliyah is a dynamic and egalitarian congregation with a warm and inviting atmosphere.   We are a dynamic and diverse community that embraces people of all ages, backgrounds and lifestyles.  We encourage our members to enrich their Jewish lives, to enhance their Jewish identifies, and to engage in lifelong learning.

  • To Life, To Life, L'Chaim!  

    Come experience the TRADITION!  See Temple Aliyah's Jubilee Year production of the classic "Fiddler on the Roof."  

    January 31 at 8:00 PM and February 1 at 1:00 PM, Newman Elementary School in Needham.  

    Click here for tickets!

    (Illustration by Dan Gilman/iClickMedia)

  • Gan Aliyah Preschool

    IMAGINE your child….feeling right at home, surrounded by caring educators and a supportive staff.  Exploring and growing in an environment  infused with Jewish values. 

    Where each teacher knows that your child is a unique individual developing, at his or her own pace, a positive sense of self and others, and learning how to negotiate the world around them.


  • Community

    It's our Jubilee Year! Fifty years of creating Jewish community and celbrating Jewish tradition.  We have a wonderful schedule of holiday gatherings, a congregational trip to Israel in February, a special Shabbaton weekend, a Gala Purim Ball, social action projects, concerts for kids, and much, much more.  Click here to learn more.

  • Music

    Music is a very important part of community life at Temple Aliyah.  Supported by Cantor Bogomolni, our building is often filled with spiritual and joyful singing and chanting -  by our children in our new Gan Aliyah Preschool and in our Mercaz Aliyah religious education program; by adults in Nashir, our adult chorus, and by everyone at holidays and during all of our services.

  • Worship

    "Becoming closer to Torah inspires us to connect with our tradition, Judaism, God, and one another in ways that are illuminated by the light of Torah." - Rabbi Carl Perkins

    Join us for Shabbat services or for minyan Sunday morning, Monday morning and Monday through Thursday evenings.

  • Learning

    Through our toddler and preschool programs, our innovative Mercaz Aliyah religious education program that makes the synagogue the center of their Jewish lives and learning, and our adult education programs, we encourage our members to enrich their Jewish lives through lifelong learning.

  • Social Action

    We encourage members of the synagogue to participate in a variety of opportunities to learn about, and inspire action, in response to Jewish issues of social justice that occur on local, national and international levels.  This past year, our annual Mitzvah Day focused on issues relating to homelessness.

Click here to see our Photo Gallery.  Click to read articles about our 50th Anniversary in the Needham Hometown Weekly, the Needham Times and the Jewish Advocate.

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To Life, To Life, L'Chaim!      Purchase your tickets now for "Fiddler On the Roof" January 31, 7:30 pm and February 1, 1:00 pm. We also need volunteers to help with costumes, build sets, do makeup, and more. Details.  Click here to place an ad or well-wishes in the program.


COME WITH US TO ISRAEL! February 11-22, 2015  Click here for more information and to register. Click here to watch a beautiful video about Israel.


Sunday Brunch Series: Trees, Teva and Tots 

December 21, 10 am.  Register.


Community Shabbat Dinner and Sisterhood Shabbat - January 9-10 - Guest Speaker: Rabbi Abby Sosland, Spiritual Advisor of the Solomon Schechter School of Westchester. Click here for the flyer.  Click here for more information and here to RSVP.


Join us for Temple Aliyah's Jubilee Progressive Dinner on Saturday, January 24, 7:00 PM

We're planning a groovy evening of food, friendship and fun!  

Click here for the flyer.

Click here to RSVP

music with margie 2014  

Temple Tots & Gan Aliyah Preschool welcome you back to Music with Margie this fall. Choose Friday mornings or Sunday afternoons! Register and info.

Temple Aliyah Welcomes You!

Temple Aliyah Lobby ArtworkTemple Aliyah is an egalitarian Conservative congregation in 
Needham, Massachusetts, with a warm and inviting atmosphere.  We are a dynamic and diverse community that embraces people of all ages, backgrounds and lifestyles.  With the guidance of Rabbi Carl Perkins and Cantor Gaston Bogomolni, we encourage our members to enrich their Jewish lives, to enhance their Jewish identifies, and to engage in lifelong learning.

Join us for Shabbat services and schmooze during kiddush following services. Check out the exciting Temple Tots programming for our youngest members.  Attend the Rabbi's Adult Education classes. Participate in one of our many Social Action projects. Become a member of our Sisterhood or Men's Club. Or join Nashir, our choir led by Cantor G.   

Not a member?  We invite your family to join our family!

Join Us


For information about each of our services, click on the links below. 

Shabbat Morning Services  9:15 am
Weekday Minyan (Mon - Th) 7:30 pm
Sunday Morning Minyan 9:00 am
Monday Morning Minyan   6:45 am
Kabbalat Shabbat (Friday)* 6:15 pm
Youth Services  
*Check the calendar for dates.

Mercaz Aliyah

Shopping for Religious School? Learn why families love Mercaz Aliyah, Temple Aliyah’s innovative new Jewish education program for kindergarten through seventh grade.  Read about Mercaz Aliyah in the national USCJ magazine here. Follow us on Facebook. 


Saturday mornings are musical, full of movement and fun for our youngest friends (ages 0-5)! With singing, marching, silliness and stories, our Shabbat Yeladim services are held on Saturdays during the school year, starting at 10:30 am. Our services finish in time to join the rest of the community in the main sanctuary, and for our delicious congregational Kiddush. Drop in to join us any time!

Shabbat Mornings:

November 22, December 13, January 10, January 24, February 28, March 14, March 28, May 9


Shabbat This Week:

Upcoming Events

 Join us as we celebrate
Temple Aliyah's 50th Anniversary!


Click here to register for events.

Click here to Come With Us to Israel!



Shabbat in the Home Dinner 5
Jubilee Chefs - Rosh Hashanah Challah (PHOTOS) 7
Boston Duck Tour (PHOTOS) 14
Community Barbecue (PHOTOS) 21
Rosh Hashanah Get Together (Slideshow) (PHOTOS)(Videos) 28
Sisterhood Wine Series 6

In the Sukkah - Maariv and Dinner (Sukkah Building PHOTOS)

In the Sukkah - Shpilkes Klezmer Band and Israeli dancing (PHOTOS) (Shpilkes on Facebook) 12
Sisterhood Women's Dinner - Guest Speaker: Lora Brody  22
Shabbat Guest:  Yehuda Yaakov, Consul General of Israel to New England (9:15 am) 1
Shabbat Guests:  Needham Clergy Association (9:15 am) 8
Jubilee Chefs - Knaidel and Kugel (PHOTOS)  9
Men's Club Annual Dinner - Guest Speaker: Celtics Great Tommy Heinsohn (PHOTOS 18
Pray, Eat, Love - In the Home Shabbat Dinner 21
Shabbaton Weekend - Scholar-in-Residence: Rabbi Brad Artson (PHOTOS) 12-14
Community Dinner and Sisterhood Shabbat: Guest Speaker Rabbi Abby Sosland 9-10
Jubilee Chefs - Challah for Shabbat 11
Jubilee Progressive Dinner 24
"Fiddler on the Roof" 31, Feb. 1
Congregational "Come With Us to Israel" Trip 11-22