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.

  • 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, including photos of our Jubilee celebration.

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COME WITH US TO ISRAEL! February 11-22, 2015  Click here for more information and to register.


Temple Aliyah welcomes Yehuda Yaakov, the Consul General of Israel to New England, for Shabbat services on November 1. He will talk about his journey from New York to Israel where he made aliyah and served in the IDF, and he will share his rich background in public diplomacy, counter-terrorism and media relations. Click here for his biography.


Help us also celebrate the  religious diversity in Needham and the work of members of the Needham Clergy Association, who we have invited  to join us at Shabbat services on November 8 and to participate in an informal Q&A following Kiddush. Please take part in this unique program and help us welcome our local religious leaders.


Come see Celtics Great Tommy Heinsohn at the Men's Club Annual Sports Dinner. November 18, 6:30 pm.  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.

  Jubilee Shabbaton Weekend - December 12-14, with Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Brad Artson.  Watch for details!

Parenting Thru Jewish Lens
  Parenting through a Jewish Lens at Temple Aliyah, Sunday mornings,  beginning November 2. For more information click here or email
  Click here to read past issues of e-Shofar, a semi-annual electronic publication of Temple Aliyah.

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. 


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  (PHOTOS) 7
Boston Duck Tour (PHOTOS) 14
Community Barbecue (PHOTOS) 21
Rosh Hashanah Get Together (Slideshow) (PHOTOS) 28
Sisterhood Wine Series 6

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

In the Sukkah - Klezmer Band and Israeli dancing (PHOTOS) 12
Sisterhood Women's Dinner - Guest Speaker: Lora Brody (6:00 pm) 22
Shabbat Guest:  Yehuda Yaakov, Consul General of Israel to New England (9:15 am) 1
Men's Club Annual Dinner - Guest Speaker: Tommy Heinsohn (6:30 pm)  18
Shabbaton Weekend - Scholar-in-Residence: Rabbi Brad Artson 12-14