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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!
Join Us for Live, IN-PERSON Services!
Weekday Evening Minyan
Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm
Shabbat Morning Services
Saturday at 9:15 am

Coming Up This Week: July 25-30

Live, IN-PERSON Evening Minyan
Tuesday, July 27, 7:30 pm
Thursday, July 29, 7:30 pm


Coming Up This Shabbat: July 30-31

Kabbalat Shabbat Service
On Hiatus Until September!
Welcoming Shabbat Meet Up 
Friday, July 30, 5:00 pm
Join Temple Tots and Gan Aliyah at the DeFazio Park Playground. Challah and grape juice will be provided; be sure to bring your own picnic food to enjoy as well!
Ben Einsidler
Director of Young Family Programming
Live, IN-PERSON Shabbat Morning Services
Saturday, July 31, 9:15 am
Join us for Shabbat morning services in person!
OR Click here to join us on Zoom. 
Click here for the Torah and the Haftarah portions.
Shabbat Morning Services: Guest Darshanit (Speaker) - Karen Cohen
Karen has been a member at Temple Aliyah since 2002, when she and her young family moved to Needham. Karen is in the field of early childhood education, teaching 2 and 3 year olds at Temple Beth Shalom in Needham. During her summers, Karen has spent the last ten years at Camp Ramah in New England, usually as the camp photographer, but this summer working in the Gan (day camp for staff children). Karen grew up in South Florida and attended college at Brandeis University followed by University of Pennsylvania and Gratz college where she obtained an MSW and a MA in Jewish Communal Service.
When her children were little, Karen was instrumental in the creation and early years of Temple Tots and led services for our youngest members for many years.  Karen is married to Jeffrey Cohen and together they have four children, Shosh (20 years old attending Ithaca College), Jonah (17 years old at Needham High School), Ezra (13 years old at The Rashi School) and Levi (9 years old at The Rashi School). Karen enjoys baking and taking nature walks with Jeffrey and their dog, Rosie. 
To watch the service via Livestream please click here:


Coming Up Next Week: August 1-6

A Taste of Daf Yomi with Rabbi Perkins
Monday, August 2, 8:00 am

The world has changed since Biblical days. The descendants of Jewish priests and the descendants of Jewish kings no longer exercise leadership. And we no longer look up to them as we once did. Who do we look up to, and what renders them worthy of our attention? Please join us for our Daf Yomi study on Monday morning -- our last class before our July hiatus.  Email Elissa to receive the text study sheet we will be using.
Click here to join on Zoom. Meeting ID: 976973375.
Live, IN-PERSON Evening Minyan
Tuesday, August 3, 7:30 pm
Thursday, August 5, 7:30 pm

Zoom with Us!

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.

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   

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