ZERO TOLERANCE ON THE SOUTHWEST BORDER: IT'S 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.
FIRST SHA-LA-LOM SHABBAT OF THE YEAR
Friday, November 16th at 5:30pm
At the end of a busy week, say “Shalom” to Shabbat, reconnect with your family, and make new friends. Sing, groove, shake and relax during our tot-friendly Sha-la-lom Shabbat service followed by a family friendly dinner hosted at the Temple. Register your family today!
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 which 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 Temple bill; make donations; sign up for events, and check on those events for which you have signed up; 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. Current members should have been assigned a temporary password when the system was implemented, so if you never got that notification, or if you forgot or misplaced that password, you can click on the link at login to get a new password sent to you.
Please check out ChaverWeb now and log in to the future of TA!
GAN ALIYAH OPENING 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!
ALIYAH 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!
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.
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
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.