Welcome to Temple Aliyah

  • Welcome

    Temple Aliyah is a dynamic and egalitarian Conservative congregation with a warm and inviting atmosphere. We encourage our members to enrich their Jewish lives, to enhance their Jewish identifies, and to engage in lifelong learning. No matter what your interest or age, there is a wide range of engaging Jewish and social programming that forms, and informs, our community at Temple Aliyah.

  • 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.

  • Gan Aliyah Preschool

    We are now enrolling 2's, 3's, 4's and 5's for Fall 2018. Flexible Extended Day & early drop-off hours. Our integrated Judaic and secular curriculum is taught by exceptional early childhood educators. Email or call for a tour.

  • 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.

  • Community

    Staying Connected offers educational and solcial opportunities for congregants 50 and older.  Those whoo attended the Fall Square Dance danced the night away.  

  • Community

    Temple Aliyah Sisterhood members enjoy a wide variety of social and educational events throughout the year like Pizza and Bingo night. Laugh, learn, and have fun as you make new friends and spend time with old ones!

  • Music

    Music is a very important part of community life at Temple Aliyah.  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.

Watch this space for information regarding winter weather-related cancellations!

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Spotlight

COME TO THE PURIM CARNIVAL!

Sunday,  March 17, 11 AM - 1 pm

Join in the fun at Temple Aliyah's annual Purim Carnival!  Games and crafts for kids of all ages! Hamentashen and lunch available for purchase.  11-11:30 is special time for toddlers and pre-K!  Registration encouraged  (click here) not required, so feel free to just stop by!


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Join us for a special learn-to-bake event: "Challah & Hamantaschen: Two Sessions to Explore Judaism Through Food.” Attend one or both sessions with baking expert Sara Shapiro: Challah, Sunday, March 3 from 3:30-6:00 pm, with learning session about Shabbat with Alisa Levine; Hamantaschen, Sunday, March 17 from 3:30-5:30 pm, with learning session about Purim with Sarah Burns. Go home with delicious goodies and skills and knowledge to keep baking. Open to all. Cost: $10/one session, $18/two sessions.  Program funded in part by a grant from the National Center for Encouraging Judaism and sponsored by Temple Aliyah’s Kehillah Committee.  Advance registration required (click here).


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Sunday and Monday, March 24 and 25, 2019

Plan now to join your fellow congregants for an event you will be talking about long after you leave! Choose from a variety of group activities, yoga, and movement classes at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in the Berkshires. Click here for details.


VIDEO STREAMING OUR SERVICES

Our services in the sanctuary throughout the year will be streamed. Streaming of Shabbat services will require a password. Please call the synagogue office at 781-444-8522 to receive your password. The streaming page is located here


jamie_gloth_thumb.jpgALIYAH ASSIST is TA's online sign-up system that makes volunteering easy! Volunteers may choose from many different synagogue-related opportunities made available by various programs, including Social Action, Gan Aliyah, and Temple Tots. Some are one-time tasks, while others are short-term or recurring. Pick one that fits your interests and your availability! Just click here to peruse our continuously updated 'help wanted' list of tasks. Thank you for exploring ways to connect with and support our synagogue community.


Shopping for Religious School? Learn why families love Mercaz Aliyah, Temple Aliyah’s innovative new Jewish education program for kindergarten through seventh grade.  Check out the latest edition of Ma Chadash.  Follow us on Facebook.


 


 

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, we encourage our members to enrich their Jewish lives, to enhance their Jewish identities, 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.    

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

Join Us

Did you know...?

Did you know that Cantor Linda Sue Sohn, Temple Aliyah’s B’nai Mitzvah Tutor, has been a contributor to the Torah Stitch by Stitch, a world-wide project the goal of which is to cross stitch by hand the five books of the Torah. Among her contributions to TSBS is Exodus 15:5-8, Parshat Beshalah. You can see a picture of her work here (popup window).

Want to learn more fun facts about Aliyah? Click here!

If you have a fun fact about Temple Aliyah you’d like to share with our community, please email [email protected].


Shabbat and Weekday Services

 

Shabbat Morning Services  9:15 am
Sunday Morning Minyan* 9:00 am
Monday Morning Minyan   7:00 am
Weekday Evening Minyan 7:30 pm

* During the summer, minyan meets on Monday morning, and Tuesday and Thursday evenings.


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Under the direction of our Adult Education Committee and as part of our commitment to lifelong learning, Temple Aliyah offers a wide range of opportunities for our members and others to enrich their Jewish lives throughout education.  Click here to see all of our current Adult Education offerings.


Sisterhood welcomes all women of our community, sharing our passion for Judaism, our families and ourselves. We invite you to learn more about becoming part of our amazing community. Whether you're looking for camaraderie, spiritual connection, social action, or the opportunity to get involved, Sisterhood is here for you. Click here to see our full calendar of events for 2018-19.


Shabbat This Week

Upcoming Events

To see a full calendar view of this month's calendar as a pdf file with links, click here. For next month's calendar, click here.

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A new informal Jewish education program at Temple Aliyah for grades 8-12!!

 

At Yallah Aliyah, Temple Aliyah Teens Move Onward and Upward!!

Building on the success of TACOS (Temple Aliyah Community Opportunities and Service), our teen community service program, we are pleased to introduce even more ways for our 8-12 graders to reach new heights!

On Sunday evenings throughout the year, Yallah Aliyah offers a number of different sessions to choose from.  All programs will begin with a meal.  Temple Aliyah membership is not required.  Click here for details.


Imagine your Toddler or Preschooler immersed in an engaging, educational, and fun environment -- right here at Gan Aliyah Preschool in Needham. Spaces open for September 2019 in our "Blue Room" for younger toddlers ages 18-23 months, our "Purple Room" for 2's and almost 2's (3 or 4 days/week), our "Green Room" for 3's (5 days/week); and our "Yellow Room" for 4's and 5's (5 days/week). We have limited space for your child, so don't delay, sign up today! 

Call Debbi Fendell, our Director of Early Childhood Education, at 781-444-8522 or send her an email.


Please support our
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Projects!

All of our bar and bat mitzvah students engage in "mitvah projects" throughout the year.

Many of these projects may benefit from resources donated by members of the Temple Aliyah community.

Each of these requests will also be listed once in an edition of [email protected]

Requests for donations for this year's students are listed here.