• 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 2017. 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.

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mark-2-1507731668_medium.jpg“Predicting Is Difficult Especially When It Comes To The Future!”

Mark Sokoll, Guest Speaker

Saturday December 16 (during services) 

What do Hanukkah, the Grateful Dead, and Fiddler on the Roof have in common? And what do they have to do with the future of the American Jewish community (which is really difficult to predict!)? Come find out.  Click here to let us know you will be joining us.

menorah.gifHANUKKAH HAPPENING - For All Ages   

Sunday, December 17, 11 am - 1 pm  

Oh Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah, come light the GIANT menorah and spin the GIANT dreidel,  and more! Face painting, Hanukkah crafts, games, latkes, soufganiyot, pizza, even an olive oil tasting! And Hanukkah songs led by Cantor Gloth! See flyer for more details.  


Beginning in January 2018, we will offer a new Teen Israel Education Program for students in Grades 8-12.  This program is open to students whose families belong to Temple Aliyah as well as non-Temple Aliyah members.  For details and to register, click here.


January 7, 7:45 pm

During the first session, we explored the legal, moral, and ethical issues relating to immigration and refugees.  The second session will focus on whether we should become engaged on these issues and if so, how?  Click here to register.

jamie_gloth_thumb.jpgALIYAH ASSIST is TA's new online sign-up system that makes volunteering easy!  Volunteers may choose  from many different synagogue-related projects for which assistance is needed. Some are one-time tasks with "no strings attached," while others are short-term or recurring.  Pick one that fits your interests and your availability! Just click here to peruse our 'help wanted' list of tasks. Thank you for exploring ways to connect with and support our synagogue community.


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 2017 in our "Purple Room" for 2's and almost 2's (3 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).  

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

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

Shabbat and Weekday Services


Shabbat Morning Services  9:15 am
Sunday Morning Minyan* 9:00 am
Monday Morning Minyan   6:45 am
Weekday Evening Minyan 7:30 pm

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


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 2017-18.

(Please be sure to refresh this page regularly, to be sure this information is up-to-date).

Upcoming Events



Youth at Temple Aliyah - For kids K through 12.

  Kayla Reisman, our Director of Youth Engagement, Jonathan Marx, our Senior Youth Advisor, and David Solkowitz, our Junior Youth Advisor!



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TA-K26 at Temple Aliyah is family programming designed to connect all our kids and parents in the elementary school age group.  We warmly welcome member and non-member families.  Everyone joins in the fun:  Day School, Mercaz Aliyah, and those new to our community--parents and kids enjoy getting to meet new friends at our events all year long. Our parent volunteers along with Temple Aliyah staff host programs to celebrate Shabbat and holidays together as families, and as a community.  Click here to learn more about TA-K26.