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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: October 17-22

Critical Race Theory - an Interactive Case Discussion
Thursday, October 21, 7:45 - 9:15 pm
In this session, we will consider a case study involving the teaching of critical race theory in an Iowa middle school seeking to educate its students by helping them think critically about the ways that power and privilege manifest in our society. What are the risks and benefits of the school district offering this class in the face of legislation prohibiting the teaching of systemic racism, among other so-called “controversial theories”? Join Professor Meira Levinson of the Harvard Graduate School of Education in an interactive discussion of this hot topic, in-person at Temple Aliyah, with a Zoom component complete with break-out rooms for discussion. So that we can properly prepare, please register here for either in-person or remote attendance. This event is co-sponsored by the Social Action Committee and Temple Beth Shalom's Tzedek Committee.


Coming Up Next Shabbat: October 22-23

Sha-La-Lom Shabbat
Friday, October 22, 5:30 pm 
We will welcome Shabbat with joyful singing, prayers, and a story. We are planning on holding this event INSIDE at Temple Aliyah, so spaces are limited! In the event of inclement weather, we will be holding this event on Zoom. Please RSVP here.
Kabbalat Shabbat
Friday, October 22, 6:15 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat will meet every week on Zoom
Click here to join us on Zoom
Click here for Siddur Sim Shalom
Live, IN-PERSON Shabbat Morning Services
Saturday, October 23, 9:15 am
Join us for Shabbat morning services in person.
OR Click here to join us on Zoom. 
To watch the service via Livestream please click here:
Kiddush Conversations
Saturday, October 23, 12:00 pm
Fred Ledley, Presenter
At the Intersection of Science and Spirituality. Come hear about Fred’s Jewish journey from growing up in a culturally Jewish, but antireligious, home to becoming a member of our conservative synagogue. Hear about how Fred became a bar mitzvah at age 31, jointly with his wife, Tamara, and how Jewish music impacts his identity. A scientist by trade, Fred has an abiding interest in the intersection of spirituality and science, which informs his understanding of Judaism. Learn about how Fred’s journey has been guided by rabbis, teachers, friends, family, and by his overwhelming sense of radical amazement and wonder at the world around us.
Click here to join us on Zoom. 


Coming Up Next Week: October 24-31

Kesher Movie Night
Sunday, October 24, 7:00 pm
A Taste of Daf Yomi with Rabbi Perkins
Monday, October 25, 8:00 - 9:00 am
What distinguishes a Jewish holiday from Shabbat is that we can cook on Yom Tov. But for whom?? Join us this coming Monday morning after Minyan to find out.
Click here to join us on Zoom.
 The Foundations of Judaism: Faith, Peoplehood, Practice and Ethics
Tuesday, October 26, 7:45 - 9:15 pm (2nd class)
What are the foundations of Judaism? Many of us would probably identify religious faith as a central foundation. Judaism is, after all, a religion, right? And it’s common to say that believing in one G-d is a Jewish foundational belief. Curiously, even doubt plays a role in the foundation of Judaism. And argument – even arguing with God – has an important role to play as well. In this class, Rabbi Perkins will share portions from a curriculum developed by The Hartman Institute designed to highlight how Jewish peoplehood, practice and ethics – along with faith – form the underpinnings or ‘foundations’ of Judaism. This course is appropriate for all interested in adult Jewish study, regardless of experience. To register please click here.
Havdalah and Owl Prowl
Saturday, October 30, 6:45 - 8:30 pm
Join us for Havdalah followed by an Owl Prowl at 7:00 pm at Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary. We will embark on a guided night hike and learn how to look for wildlife after dark. Please be sure to wear close-toed shoes! Click here to register. Spots are limited to only 15, so sign up ASAP!
Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel: Where Start-Up Nation Meets the Green Revolution
Sunday, October 31, 10:00 - 11:15 am
From state-sponsored aid of decades past to the private entrepreneurship of today, Israeli eco-innovation has been changing the face of the developing world. Jay Shofet, Director of Partnerships and Development at the Society for the Protection of Israel (SPNI), will explore the special qualities that have allowed Israel to lead innovation in solar power, agriculture, urban nature, water management, public transportation apps, and more. Click here to join us on Zoom as we explore how Israeli eco-innovation is driving the market and changing societies. Sponsored by the Kesher Committee.


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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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Saturday, October 23 2021 17 Cheshvan 5782