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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!
Save the Date: Red Cross Blood Drive
Tuesday, May 11, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
We anticipate slots will fill quickly since there are fewer drives due to COVID restrictions. One donation can save 3 lives and every 2 seconds someone in the US needs blood! So please sign up today HERE.
Count the Omer every evening. Check out our brand new blog featuring essays by our Temple Aliyah clergy & staff.
May 16-18

Coming Up This Week: May 9-14

A Taste of Daf Yomi
Monday, May 10, 8:00 am
We’re supposed to put up a mezuzah on the doorposts of our “house” and upon our “gates”. What’s a house? What’s a gate? Join us to find out. Click here to join on Zoom. Meeting ID: 976973375. Email Elissa to receive the text study sheet we will be using.
Red Cross Blood Drive
Tuesday, May 11, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
We anticipate slots will fill quickly since there are fewer drives due to COVID restrictions. One donation can save 3 lives and every 2 seconds someone in the US needs blood! So please sign up today HERE.
Sisterhood Without Walls: Spring Tour
Thursday, May 13, 7:45 pm
Please join us for an exciting virtual tour of the Jewish Museum of Milwaukee! The museum's education director will "walk" us through a tour of The Settlement Cookbook, written by a group of German Jewish women to respond to the needs of Eastern European Jews coming to Milwaukee at the turn of the 20th Century. The Settlement Cookbook tour offers us an opportunity to explore issues of immigration, acculturation, and the politics of inner Jewish conflict. For more information and registration for this free, interactive, and thought-provoking program, please click here.
Coming Up This Shabbat: May 14-15
Kabbalat Shabbat Service
Friday, May 14, 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. We are looking forward to celebrating with you and your family! Click here to join us on Zoom. Meeting ID: 155728025.
Shabbat Morning Services
Saturday, May 15, 9:15 am
Join us for Shabbat services. Click here to join us on Zoom. 
Click here for the Torah and the Haftarah portions.
To watch the service via Livestream please click here:
Pirkei Avot with Rabbi Perkins
Saturday, May 15, 11:30 am
When is a good time to comfort a friend or colleague — and when is it NOT a good time to do so? And is Schadenfreude ever OK? Please join us for Pirkei Avot this coming Shabbat as we try to figure out the answers to these and other curious questions. (We’ll define that word, and explore it together.) Neither Hebrew literacy nor any previous study of Pirkei Avot is necessary or assumed.
Click here to join us after Shabbat services on Zoom. Meeting ID:997 7815 4162.


Shavuot Services & Information

 Conservative/Masorti Tikkun Leil Shavuot 
Sunday, May 16, 12:00 pm - Monday, May 17, 12:00 pm
Sponsored by the Rabbinical Assembly in partnership with United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ), the Cantors Assembly (CA), the Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs (FJMC), and Seminario Rabínico Latinoamericano. Join teachers from around the country as we learn for 24 hours. Access to the experience is FREE to all. A full schedule of the learning is available here! Join the live event here.
Mishpacha Aliyah Shavuot Celebration
Sunday, May 16, 2:30 - 4:00 pm
Join Grades K-5 for a Mishpacha Aliyah Shavuot celebration in the Temple Aliyah back parking lot! We will celebrate the receiving of the Torah and the wheat harvest with a make-your-own Ten Commandments craft activity and a "49 days of the omer" relay race. In case of rain, get ready to celebrate dairy with a mug-cake cheesecake Zoom event! RSVP here.
Shavuot Evening Service & Tikkun Leil Shavuot
Sunday, May 16, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Join four of Temple Aliyah’s senior staff for an evening of learning on Shavuot. As we celebrate the holiday of receiving the Ten Commandments at Mt. Sinai, we offer FOUR opportunities to study Torah, each lasting approximately fifteen minutes. Click here to learn more. Individually wrapped cheese danishes will be available for pickup on Sunday, May 16th to eat during the program. Stop by the synagogue between 9:00 am - 4:00 pm to pick yours up while supplies last!
Meeting ID: 863 3175 0516
Shavuot Morning Services, including the reading of the Ten Commandments
Monday, May 17, 9:15 am
Meeting ID: 858 9209 4111
Shavuot Evening Services, including the reading of the Book of Ruth
Follow along with the Book of Ruth.
Monday, May 17, 7:30 pm
Meeting ID: 814 8557 4596
Shavuot Morning Services, including Yizkor
The Yizkor booklet is available by clicking here.
Tuesday, May 18, 9:15 am
Meeting ID: 848 6158 9365


Save the Date!

Annual Meeting
Monday, May 24, 8:00 pm
The Temple Aliyah annual congregational meeting will be conducted over Zoom.  All members of the congregation are invited and encouraged to attend.
Click here to join us.


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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Sunday, May 9 2021 27 Iyyar 5781