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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!


Rabbi Perkins' 2020 Annual Report
The Rabbi's report, which was delivered on Monday, May 18, at the annual Congregational meeting (conducted via Zoom, attended by over 75 "screens"), can be found here (pdf file).


Coming Up This Week: May 31-June 5

***Summer Weekday Evening Virtual Minyans:
Tuesday and Thursday Evenings only at 7:30 pm***
Parashat Ha-Shavua Reflecting on the Weekly Torah Portion
Friday, June 5 at 11:00 am
Join us on Zoom as Rabbi Perkins reviews selections from this week's parashah, Nasso.


Coming Up This Shabbat: June 5-6

Sha-Za-Zoom Shabbat
Friday, June 5, 5:00 pm
Join together (virtually) as a Temple Tots community to welcome Shabbat with singing, blessings and prayer. BYOS- Bring Your Own Shakers!
Kabbalat Shabbat
Friday, June 5, 6:15 pm
Click Here to welcome in Shabbat with us on Zoom!
 Shabbat Morning Services
Saturday, June 6, 9:15 am

Click Here to join us for Shabbat programs.

Living an Ethical Life: Lessons From Pirke Avot
Saturday, June 6, approx. 11:30 am
By popular demand, Rabbi Perkins will continue teaching selections from Pirke Avot. You need not have attended previously to participate now. Pirke Avot is a marvelous collection of ethical aphorisms that we address in an open discussion in our weekly class. Zoom link (Same link and dial in as above for Celebrating Shabbat)
Saturday, June 6, 9:00 pm (please note new time!)
To conclude Shabbat, please join us at 9:00 pm, hosted by Gil and Margie Brodsky, for a brief, musical Zoom Havdalah service. Mourner's Kaddish is recited after the service. You can follow along in your siddur or download a pdf file of the service to end Shabbat here.


TA-Zoom with Us!

You can attend many classes, services, and other programs via Zoom.
here for a complete list, with links and instructions.

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 Marie.

Spotlight — Important Notices

Due to current public health concerns, all in-person gatherings, programs, and services, whether scheduled to take place in or outside the synagogue, are canceled. We are, however, continuing with a host of online and virtual activities:

  • Visit our Family Resources page for some helpful resources to keep your family entertained and engaged during this time at home!
  • Check out Mercaz Aliyah's website with resources, videos, and more.
  • Many of our Adult Education sessions can now also be attended virtually online. Check out our available classes and instructions on how to log on.

Questions? Please call 781-444-8522 and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Wishing you continued good health. Please follow the advice of medical experts and public health officials.

L'hitraot! Be patient, and we will soon be able to meet and see each other again.

Check out our Youth Programs and Activities:

Kids 0-5 and
their families

Kids 0-5 and their families

Jewish Education

K-12 Jewish Education

Youth & USY


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


Friday, June 5 2020 13 Sivan 5780