Welcome to Temple Aliyah

  • Welcome

    Temple Aliyah is a dynamic and egalitarian congregation with a warm and inviting atmosphere.   We are a dynamic and diverse community that embraces people of all ages, backgrounds and lifestyles.  We encourage our members to enrich their Jewish lives, to enhance their Jewish identifies, and to engage in lifelong learning.

  • Community

    Temple Aliyah just celebrated its fiftieth year of creating Jewish community and celebrating Jewish tradition. Our annual community-wide picnic is just one example of the many events planned throughout the year to bring our community together, to learn, to pray and to have fun!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Social Action

    We encourage members of the synagogue to participate in a variety of opportunities to learn about, and inspire action, in response to Jewish issues of social justice that occur on local, national and international levels.  This past year, our annual Mitzvah Day focused on honoring those who serve.

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GA Hands on Challah 2014

Seeking 2's, 3's, and 4's! Our innovative Gan Aliyah preschool program is waiting for you. Click here for more information and to register.

Youth High Holidays

The High Holidays are almost here. See the full calendar of services for young families and youth, and register today!

Baking 2014 

Want to learn more about Temple Aliyah? Check out our photos from recent events. We've got some great programming planned for 2015-16. See our calendar.

Summer 2015 eShofar cover

Thank you to all who have contributed their time and support to Temple Aliyah. See the list of our most recent donors in the summer issue of eShofar.


Where would you like your toddler to spend a few mornings a week? 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 2015. 

Come learn more about our "Purple Room" for 2's and almost 2's (3 days/week); and our "Green Room" for 3's and 4's (5 days/week).

Special tuition incentives available for 2-year olds! Call or email Jennifer Rudin at 781-444-8522, [email protected] for a personal tour.


Mercaz Aliyah

Shopping for Religious School? Learn why families love Mercaz Aliyah, Temple Aliyah’s innovative new Jewish education program for kindergarten through seventh grade.  Read about Mercaz Aliyah in the national USCJ magazine here. Follow us on Facebook.


Temple Aliyah Welcomes You!

Temple Aliyah Lobby ArtworkTemple 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. Or join Nashir.   

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

Join Us

Summer Services

Between June 9 and August 31, we change to a summer services schedule with limited times for weekday minyan. Please click here to learn more. Our regular minyan schedule resumes on Tuesday, September 1 at 7:30 pm.

Shabbat Morning Services  9:15 am
Monday Morning Minyan   6:45 am
Weekday Minyan (Tuesday and Thursday only)
7:30 pm
*Check the calendar for dates.


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.

Shabbat This Week:


Upcoming Events


Click to read articles about our 50th Anniversary in the Needham Hometown Weekly, the Needham Times and the Jewish Advocate.



Jubilee Chefs - Rosh Hashanah Challah (PHOTOS)
Boston Duck Tour (PHOTOS)
Community Barbecue (PHOTOS)
Rosh Hashanah Get Together (Slideshow) (PHOTOS)(Videos)

In the Sukkah - Maariv and Dinner (Sukkah Building PHOTOS)

In the Sukkah - Shpilkes Klezmer Band and Israeli dancing (PHOTOS) (Shpilkes on Facebook)
Jubilee Chefs - Knaidel and Kugel (PHOTOS)
Men's Club Annual Dinner - Guest Speaker: Celtics Great Tommy Heinsohn (PHOTOS
Shabbaton Weekend - Scholar-in-Residence: Rabbi Brad Artson
Sisterhood Weekend - Guest Speaker: Rabbi Abby Sosland
Jubilee Progressive Dinner (PHOTOS)
"Fiddler on the Roof" (PHOTOS)
Jubilee Chefs - Hamentashen for Purim (PHOTOS)
Jubilee Purim Gala (PHOTOS)
Mitzvah Day
Sisterhood Donor Dinner - Guest Speaker: Anita Diamant
Ellen Allard Concert (PHOTOS)
Maccabeats Concert (PHOTOS)