Summer Schedule: Tuesday/Thursday at 7:30 pm, and Monday morning at 7 am.
We are still on our summer evening schedule through Labor Day. Minyan will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm, and will include Mincha and Ma’ariv, to allow recitation of Mourner’s Kaddish on two separate days. There will be no Sunday morning minyans, but Monday morning minyan will continue weekly at 7:00 am. Teams are not assigned to summer minyan services, so we rely strictly on volunteers to ensure that a minyan is present. Please click HERE to sign up. Advance signup is not required but helps us monitor expected attendance and recruit attendees when a minyan is uncertain.
We are updating our member directory through ChaverWeb, a secure portal through which members can manage their personal information, view bills, and make electronic payments for bills, events and donations. ChaverWeb also provides a membership directory, where each member controls how much information is made available - including opting out completely. The email with instructions to review and update your information was sent on May 30th. Click here or on the ChaverWeblogo above to access the ChaverWeblogin page after you receive your initial password. If you did not receive the email with instructions or have questions, please email [email protected].
FREE ANNUAL WELCOME BACK BBQ PARTY!
Join Temple Tots and Gan Aliyah Preschool on Sunday, August 19 (Rain Date: August 26), from 11 am - 2 pm at a private home in Needham (address to be Provided with RSVP).
Spend a sunny Sunday with us to welcome everyone back for the coming year of activities! Enjoy delicious kosher BBQ, water tables, kiddie pools, games and more! Bring your bathing suits/ towels/ sunscreen and blankets/chairs/booster seats to sit on.
All are welcome! Invite friends who are new to the community, or who have preschool-age children. We would love to introduce them to Temple Tots programming and to Gan Aliyah Preschool with a warm welcome!
Please RSVP by August 15th. Register Your Family HERE for FREE!
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, 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.
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 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).
Call Debbi Fendell, our Director of Early Childhood Education, at 781-444-8522 or send her an email.
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...?
In celebration of Rabbi Perkins’ more than 25 years at Temple Aliyah, here is this week's question: Did you know that more than 30 adults at Temple Aliyah have participated in one of the five past Adult Bar and Bat Mitzvah classes? If you are interested in becoming an adult Bar or Bat Mitzvah, please contact Rabbi Perkins.
Want to learn more fun facts about Temple 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 2017-18.
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.
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.