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Temple Aliyah Welcomes You!

Temple 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 Jamie Gloth,
we encourage our members to enrich their Jewish lives, to enhance their
Jewish identities, and to engage in lifelong learning.
Not a member? We invite your family to join our family! Join Us!
We had a great time celebrating Purim with everyone!
Click here to watch the Purim Shpiel!

Coming Up This Shabbat: March 5-6

Kabbalat Shabbat
Friday, March 5, 6:15 pm

Ease into Shabbat by joining us for our weekly virtual Kabbalat Shabbat service. It’s a calming and comforting way to put the cares and worries of the week behind us and enter into Shabbat with serenity. Click here to join us for services.

Shabbat Yeladim
Saturday, March 6, 9:00 am
Join the Temple Tots community and our Shabbat Educator, Ben Einsidler.
Click here to join us.
Shabbat Meditation with Naomi Litrownik
Saturday, March 6, 9:00 am
Join fellow congregants and let yourself enjoy the peacefulness of Shabbat. This monthly
meditation is open to all, regardless of experience, and concludes in time to join the
main service at the beginning of the Torah service. For further information contact
Naomi at 
Shabbat Services
Saturday, March 6, 9:15 am
 We look forward to celebrating Shabbat with you!
Click here to join us for Shabbat morning services on Zoom.
Click here for the Torah and the Haftarah portions.

To watch the service via Livestream please click here:

Refugee Resettlement
Saturday, March 6 during services
This Shabbat has been designated “Refugee Shabbat” by HIAS -- the Jewish Immigration Aid society. On that day we will join more than 400 congregations nation-wide in setting aside time to study and reflect on the important Jewish values underlying an ethical immigration policy. Please join us as we hear from our own Judy Sacks, who began her career working with refugees in 1980 and who directed Jewish Vocational Service’s Refugee Employment Program for over 20 years. Subsequently she directed JVS’s Professional Career Services and currently, in her part-time role, she is JVS’s Jewish Community Liaison.
View JVS's refugee panel presentation, A Stranger No More: Refugee Resettlement 2.0 here:
Pirkei Avot
Saturday, March 6, 11:30 am
Does righteous behavior always bring along its own reward? 

Do people always get what they “deserve” or what’s "coming to them”? What do we do with that disconnect between what we may wish would happen with what we may see when we look around us? Join us as we discuss these and other thorny questions in our weekly Pirkei Avot class this coming Shabbat morning at 11:30 am. Click here to join after Shabbat services on Zoom.


Coming Up Next Week: March 7-12

Kesher: Israeli Election 2021 Primer
Sunday, March 7, 10:00 am
Hosted by Howard Kaufman
Click here to join us.
MHI Program:A Congregant’s Journey: Living with Anxiety and Depression
Sunday, March 7, 7:00 pm
Mental illness does not have to define you. Please join us as Deb Steinberg shares her personal story of navigating anxiety and depression. Deb will discuss what it is like to grow up living with mental illness as well as her professional career as an attorney who focuses on mental health parity.  Join TA's Mental Health Initiative as we hear Deb’s story on Zoom.
Click here to join us.
A Taste of Daf Yomi with Rabbi Perkins
Monday, March 8, 8:00 am
This week, we will explore the question: Why were the Jews exiled to Babylonia? (We’re in the middle of the tractate called “Pesachim,” which is all about the laws and customs of Passover.) Passover, as we know, is the holiday of freedom. On Passover we were freed in the past, and for centuries we Jews nourished the hope that we would one day be freed on a future Passover from exile. It’s therefore not surprising that the rabbis (sitting in Babylonia) wondered why it was that a diaspora community arose there in the first place. Please join us! Email Elissa to receive the text study sheet that we’ll be using. Click here to join us via Zoom.
Rosh Chodesh Women's Study Group
Monday, March 8, 7:15 pm
Connect with a small group of women through monthly group learning. Discussions are in English, and women with any level of Jewish knowledge are welcome. This year, the group will continue discussing Pirkei Avot: A Modern Commentary on Jewish Ethics, by Leonard Kravitz and Kerry Olitzky. Please contact Lori Resnick for Zoom or other information. 
Love, Despair, Intrigue: Stories of Jewish Renaissance Women 
With guest speaker Elisheva Carlebach
Monday, March 8, 7:45 pm
Sponsored by the Jillian Segal Memorial Fund and co-sponsored by Sisterhood, join us for this one-hour lecture where Professor Elisheva Carlebach will present the lives, intrigues, and accomplishments of Jewish women in the age of the Renaissance in their own voices, at least to the extent possible! This lecture will also explore the cultural context of these very human examples and examine why more material about their lives is available than material about Jewish women from earlier times. A beloved cousin of Jill Segal, Professor Carlebach is the Salo Wittmayer Baron Professor of Jewish History, Culture and Society at Columbia University.  Click here to join us.
Poses D'Zimra
Friday, March 12, 12:30 pm
Prepare for Shabbat on Friday with a gentle vinyasa flow practice and enhance your observance with the beautiful voice of Deborah Wollner, certified yoga instructor and Zamir Chorale member. This session is open to all tween, teen, and adult members of our community, regardless of yoga or davening experience. Zoom here. For more contact Kayla Reisman.

Zoom with Us!

Please note that all services and programming Zoom sessions are password protected for our security. All members have received an email for video Zoom sessions.  If you are not a member or are dialing in by phone only (which requires a separate password) and would like to join us, please contact Elissa.

Check out our Youth Programs and Activities:

Kids 0-5 and
their families

Kids 0-5 and their families

Jewish Education

K-12 Jewish Education

Youth & USY


Temple Aliyah  • 1664 Central Avenue  •  Needham, MA 02492  •  781-444-8522   

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