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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!
Coming Up This Week: Now Through December 3
Sisterhood Swap and Sufganiyot
Thursday, December 2, 8:00 pm
Celebrate Hanukkah with Sisterhood! We will gather at Temple Aliyah to light the menorah for the 5th night, schmooze and swap gifts. Sufganiyot will be available as a take-home treat! To join us for this fun, free evening, simply click here to RSVP by November 30th AND bring a wrapped gift of no more than $10.
Torah on Two Feet with Eitan Bloostein
Friday, December 3, 12:00 pm
Do we as Jews judge Egypt and the Pharaoh too harshly? Who were the Egyptians before they enslaved the Israelites? Bring your lunch and come explore how the Torah portrays ancient Egypt and Joseph’s ascension to Egyptian power in this land in this week’s Torah on Two Feet on Parashat Miketz. No Hebrew skills required. Click here to join us on Zoom.

Coming Up This Shabbat: December 3-4

Kabbalat Shabbat
Friday, December 3, 6:15 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat will meet every week on Zoom
Click here to join us on Zoom.
Click here for Siddur Sim Shalom.
Shabbat Meditation
Saturday, December 4, 9:00 am
Creating sacred space in our lives encourages us to be more fully present (i.e., able to say, “Hineni,” or “Here I am” with full consciousness). What better time to engage in this creative and contemplative practice than on a Shabbat morning? Join fellow congregants virtually and let yourself enjoy the peacefulness of Shabbat. This monthly meditation is open to all, regardless of experience, and concludes in time to join the main service at the beginning of the Torah service. For more information and the Zoom link, contact Naomi Litrownik.
Live, IN-PERSON Shabbat Morning Services
Saturday, December 4, 9:15 am
Join us for Shabbat morning services in person.
Rosh Chodesh and Hanukkah
Click here to join us virtually via LiveStream.
Or click here to join via Zoom.
Click here for the Torah portion and Haftarah portions.
Temple Tots PJ Havdalah & Candle Lighting
Saturday, December 4, 4:30 pm
Join us at Temple Aliyah for PJ Havdalah! We will celebrate havdalah to mark the end of Shabbat, as well as Hanukkah in our comfy pajamas, featuring live music by Josh Shriber. This event is for families with children up to 8 years old. Goodie bags will be available for pickup prior to the event.  Click here to sign up!
Pirkei Avot
Saturday, December 4, 12:00 pm
In what way should we be like a lion, a leopard or a deer?
Please click here to join us on Zoom about a half hour after the conclusion of Shabbat morning services to find out.


Coming Up Next Week: December 5-10

Sunday Morning Minyan
Sunday, December 5, 8:30 am
*Please note Minyan will begin at 8:30 this Sunday morning*
Celebrate Community, Together: A Happy Hanukkah Happening
Sunday, December 5, 2:00 pm
Let’s gather together and celebrate our community. We deserve it! Stop by for an afternoon of socializing, a time to see people in real life and not just in a Zoom box. Come and enjoy live music by the Zach Mayer Band, coffee and cocoa from Espresso Dave, dessertcommunity menorah lighting, and most of all, friendship. Bundle up since we hope to be in the tent for part of the day. But if it’s too cold, we’ll move everything indoors. Following the Temple’s health protocols, masks and proof of vaccinations required for all adults.
Daf Yomi
Monday, December 6,  8:00 am
Rain is a symbol for Torah in our tradition. In what way is Torah like rain? In what way is it like fire? Please click here to join us on Zoom after Minyan to find out.
Rosh Chodesh Women's Study Group
Monday, December 6, 7:15 pm
Join Women of Temple Aliyah for this study group where we explore how Torah and Talmud apply to women's issues in today's world. This month we will be studying Chapter 9 from Chapters of the Heart: Jewish Women Sharing the Torah of Our Lives by Sue Levi Elwell and Nancy Fuchs Kreimer. No prior knowledge is required. The discussion is led by group members. For more information, contact Lori Resnick.
Cantor's Class: The Times They Are A-Changin'
Tuesday, December 7, 7:45 pm
Trends & Innovations in Jewish Music: As far back as the 16th century, Jewish music has adapted and transformed to changing musical interests and tastes. Today is no different. The emergence of technology has accelerated the process of change by providing easy access to platforms for unique personal expressions and participation. This two-part class will look at music created in Jewish summer camps, youth groups, experimental congregations, concert venues, and new forms of media, showing the dynamic and evolving developments of Jewish music today.  Click here to register.

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.

Temple Aliyah  • 1664 Central Avenue  •  Needham, MA 02492  •  781-444-8522   

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