The schedule of services for Shabbat Hol Hamoed, Hoshanah Rabbah, Shmini Atzeret, and Simhat Torah can be found here.
RABBI'S HIGH HOLIDAY SERMONS
Pdfs of Rabbi Perkins's sermons for both days of Rosh Hashanah are available (as well as video files of the Rosh Hashanah sermons) for you to view by clicking on these links:
Kol Nidrei: text
Yom Kippur: text
VIDEO STREAMING OUR SERVICES
Our services in the sanctuary throughout the year will be streamed. The streaming page is located here.
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. Some are one-time tasks, 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.
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!
Donations made to Temple Aliyah are now listed every month, on a special donations received page. This replaces the prior listing in the "Shofar," which for the past few years has only come out annually. There you can find donations for December, 2018-August, 2019 and for the month of September, 2019, and they will be added to that page on a monthly basis.
Want to learn more fun facts about Aliyah? Click here!
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 on 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.
Shabbat This Week
Click here to view the October calendar as a pdf file.
The file will either be downloaded to your computer or open in a new browser window or tab, depending on your computer browser settings.
An informal Jewish education program at Temple Aliyah for grades 8-12!!
At Yallah Aliyah, Temple Aliyah Teens Move Onward and Upward!!
Imagine your Toddler or Preschooler immersed in an engaging, educational, and play-based environment -- right here at Gan Aliyah Preschool. Spaces open for September 2019! "Yellow Room" (5 days/week) - do you have or know a 4 or 5 year old who could use an extra year of discovery, growth and love before kindergarten? "Green Room" 3's and 4’s (5 days/week), a preschool program full of opportunities for making friends, learning how to be in a group, and learning about the world around them as they explore and discover; "Purple Room" for 2's and almost 2's (3 or 4 days/week) is a room full of loving and nurturing experiences, "Blue Room" for younger toddlers ages 18-23 months (2 or 3 days/week) will open in January 2020. This is the perfect opportunity for little ones to have time away from their grownups. We have limited space for your child, so don't delay, sign up today!
Call Debbi Fendell, our Director of Early Childhood Education, at 781-444-8522 or send her an email.
Please support our
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Projects!
All of our bar and bat mitzvah students engage in "mitvah projects" throughout the year.
Many of these projects may benefit from resources donated by members of the Temple Aliyah community.
Each of these requests will also be listed once in an edition of [email protected].
Requests for donations for this year's students are listed here.
Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project
You may have recently noticed a new logo at the bottom of our web pages, that of the Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project (along with those of the Synagogue Council of MA, the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, and our web hosting service Jvillage).
Temple Aliyah is proud to be a participant in the RSIP, a partnership between CJP and the Ruderman Family Foundation that supports synagogues in creating communities where people of all abilities are valued equally and participate fully. The RSIP offers access to local and national inclusion experts, consultations to develop innovative synagogue inclusion strategies, and opportunities for congregational communities to teach, network, and share best practices.
If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about the program, please contact Sharon Katz.