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.

  • Gan Aliyah Preschool

    We are now enrolling students for 2016-17! 2's & almost 2's, 3's and 4's and Pre-K. Flexible, extended day, and early drop-off hours.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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Tickets will be mailed by mid-September to each member family in good standing, along with the High Holiday booklet. To purchase all extra tickets for extended family and friends, click here. For New to Temple Aliyah/Not Currently Members, click here

See our detailed schedule of all of our High Holiday programming.



Can't attend the High Holiday services in person? Click here for live streaming info.



Consider enhancing your engagement with Temple Aliyah. Please see our list of Volunteer Opportunities.



Join us on October 21 for Temple Aliyah's Community Shabbat Dinner in the Sukkah with a Mediterranean menu.  We'll start at 5:45 pm with a Kabbalat Shabbat service for all ages, followed by dinner in the Sukkah at 6:30.  Click here to register.

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 2016 in 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).  

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.   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!

Join Us

Shabbat and Weekday Services


Shabbat Morning Services  9:15 am
Sunday Morning Minyan 9:00 am
Monday Morning Minyan   6:45 am
Weekday Minyan  7:30 pm


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 2015-16.


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Upcoming Events




Youth at Temple Aliyah

New for kids K through 12.

   Welcome to Kayla Reisman, our new Director of Youth Engagement, and Ben Hyman, our new Senior Youth Advisor!

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Calendar of Events (check back often!)

 [email protected] Board Meeting  9/13 7-8 pm Senior [email protected]
TACOS Nights (Community Service) TBA Senior [email protected]
United Skates of America (NERUSY) 9/25 1-6 pm Senior [email protected]
Pizza in the Hut 10/20 6 pm Junior [email protected]
Rock Wall 10/30 12:30-2 pm Kochavim/Kadima


Contact Kayla or Ben for more information


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.