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.

Check out our Hanukkah Resource Page! Click here.

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Spotlight

ZERO TOLERANCE ON THE SOUTHWEST BORDER:  ITS HUMAN CONSEQUENCES
Sunday, November 18, 2018, 2:00-4:30 pm

This program will go behind the headlines to discuss one of the hottest issues of the day. The Immigration Committee will present Alexandra Peredo Carroll, an attorney who has volunteered in one of the detention centers; Dr Ron Molin, a child psychologist and a member of Temple Aliyah with a wealth of experience in child abuse cases; and Susan Church, one of the senior attorneys who filed a lawsuit in the Federal District Court, seeking reimbursement of remediation costs from the government for damages claimed by the children and parents who have been forcibly separated. Learn from the experts. The program is free to all. RSVP to [email protected] (not required, but would be helpful).  Click here for flyer.


IT'S HAPPENING AGAIN! A HANUKKAH HAPPENING
Sunday, December 2, 2018, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
(11-11:30 especially suitable for toddlers and young families)

Bring your friends to celebrate Hanukkah with latkes, soufganiyot, pizza, games and make a giant community menorah.  Bring your tzedakah boxes for a community tzedakah dump!  Free and fun for all ages!!  Click here for flyer.


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.


ChaverWeb is a new online system that can help you better connect with the Temple Aliyah community. On ChaverWeb, you can enter and edit your personal information and that of family members (you get to control what information can be seen by others); check your account and pay your synagogue bill; make donations; sign up for events; and find other Temple members in the directory.  Most of the features of ChaverWeb are already in place, including the Directory and online Donations. The remainder should be fully implemented by the end of 2018.

You use your email address and a password you select to log into ChaverWeb. All current members were assigned a temporary password.  If you never got that notification or you forgot or misplaced your password, click on the link at login to have a new password emailed to you.  Please check out ChaverWeb now and log in to the future of TA!


GAN ALIYAH OPENS NEW TODDLER CLASSROOM: On November 6th Gan Aliyah Preschool at Temple Aliyah opened a brand new classroom designed for children who were 18-22 months as of September 2018. It meets on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. If you (or your friend, neighbor or relative!) have a child who is ready for a first 'away from my grown up' program, please give our Director, Debbi Fendell, a call at 781-444-8522 to schedule a tour. Limited spaces available!


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!

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Did you know...?

Did You Know that one of Temple Aliyah's havurot has been meeting for more than 16 years?  Three years ago Temple Aliyah established new havurot -- bringing people together in small groups for celebration, learning and fun -- one for young families, one for families with school-aged children, and three for adults in their 50's, 60's and 70's.  Looking for a meaningful activity for the coming year? Contact Alan Teperow [email protected] for information about joining a havurah.

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.


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Upcoming Events

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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 2018 in our "Purple Room" for 2's and almost 2's (3 or 4 days/week); and our "Green Room" for 3's (5 days/week); and our "Yellow Room" for 4's and 5's (5 days/week).  And our new classroom ("Blue Room") for younger toddlers ages 18-23 months is available NOW. We have limited space for your child! 

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.