Welcome to Temple Aliyah

  • 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.

  • Our Mission

    We invite people with diverse backgrounds and interests within the Jewish community to join us in Torah, avodah, and gemilut hasadim–lifelong study, service to our own and the greater community, and performance of good deed and acts of lovingkindness.

  • 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 2019. 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. 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.

Hag Sukkot Sameach! Please note that due to the holiday schedule, the [email protected] email will come out on Fridays, October 18 and 25, instead of Thursdays.

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Videos and annotated pdfs of Rabbi Perkins's sermons for both days of Rosh Hashanah are available for you to view by clicking on these links:

Rosh Hashanah Day 1: video  text

Rosh Hashanah Day 2: video  text


Our services in the sanctuary throughout the year will be streamed. The streaming page is located here

Shopping for Religious School? Learn why families love Mercaz Aliyah, Temple Aliyah’s innovative new Jewish education program for kindergarten through seventh grade.  Follow us on Facebook.


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.jamie_gloth_thumb.jpg


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

Did you know...?

Donations made to Temple Aliyah are now listed every month, on a special donations received page. This replaces the prior listing in the "Shofar," which for the past few years has only come out annually. There you can find donations for December, 2018-August, 2019 and for the month of September, 2019, and they will be added to that page on a monthly basis.

Want to learn more fun facts about Aliyah? Click here!

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 on 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.

Shabbat This Week

Upcoming Events

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An informal Jewish education program at Temple Aliyah for grades 8-12!!


At Yallah Aliyah, Temple Aliyah Teens Move Onward and Upward!!

Imagine your Toddler or Preschooler immersed in an engaging, educational, and play-based environment -- right here at Gan Aliyah Preschool. Spaces open for September 2019! "Yellow Room" (5 days/week) - do you have or know a 4 or 5 year old who could use an extra year of discovery, growth and love before kindergarten? "Green Room" 3's and 4’s (5 days/week), a preschool program full of opportunities for making friends, learning how to be in a group, and learning about the world around them as they explore and discover; "Purple Room" for 2's and almost 2's (3 or 4 days/week) is a room full of loving and nurturing experiences, "Blue Room" for younger toddlers ages 18-23 months (2 or 3 days/week) will open in January 2020. This is the perfect opportunity for little ones to have time away from their grownups. We have limited space for your child, so don't delay, sign up today! 

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.

Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project

You may have recently noticed a new logo at the bottom of our web pages, that of the Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project (along with those of the Synagogue Council of MA, the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, and our web hosting service Jvillage).

Temple Aliyah is proud to be a participant in the RSIP, a partnership between CJP and the Ruderman Family Foundation that supports synagogues in creating communities where people of all abilities are valued equally and participate fully. The RSIP offers access to local and national inclusion experts, consultations to develop innovative synagogue inclusion strategies, and opportunities for congregational communities to teach, network, and share best practices.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about the program, please contact Sharon Katz.