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.

  • A Special Hanukiyah

    Thank you to Cantor Linda Sue Sohn for lighting up the front of our property during Hanukkah.  Cantor Sohn designed and built this solar powered out door hanukiyah for our synagogue.

  • Staying Connected

    Those who attended our October Square Dance danced the night away and burned up quite a few calories while having a lot of fun. 

  • Gan Aliyah Preschool

    We are now enrolling 2's, 3's, and 4's for Fall 2017. Our integrated Judaic and secular curriculum is taught by exceptional early childhood educators. Email or call for a tour.

  • “Who is wise?  One who learns from every person,” Ben Zoma, Pirkei Avot (Ethics of our Ancestors). 

    As part of our commitment to lifelong learning, Temple Aliyah offers a wide range of opportunities for our adult members and others to enrich their Jewish lives throughout education, including classes explaining our High Holiday and Shabbat services, discussing Jewish values, meditation and yoga, and much more.  

    Click here to see all of our current Adult Education offerings.

  • 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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Friday, January 20, 6:15 pm

Help us welcome Cantor Jamie Gloth, a candidate for the clergy position atTemple Aliyah, and his wife Bina Carr, as they join us for a Kabbalat Shabbat service led by Cantor Gloth. The service will be followed by a delicious Shabbat dinner for all ages in the Social Hall.  Click here to RSVP.



Saturday, January 21, 8 pm

Learn about the vast and marvelous world of Jewish Music and enjoy an evening of fascinating entertainment. Dessert and All-You-Can drink coffee delights from Espresso Dave! Click here for tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door.



Sunday, January 22, 9:15 am - 12:30 pm

MItzvah Day 2017 is a day of activities and learning about "The Modern Day 10 Plagues," as we explicate the parasha that week, which deals with the plagues.  Watch ComingUp for details.  Registration not required.



Sunday, January 22, 4:15 - 5:15 pm

Warm up Winter starting Sunday, January 22! Click here to register.



Click here to see pictures of our youth collecting food for the Kol Nidre Food Drive and helping to create decorations for our Sukkah!  Click here to see our youth enjoying Sushi in the Sukkah.

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


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 2016-17.


Shabbat This Week:


Upcoming Events




Youth at Temple Aliyah

(See Photos of TA Youth in action! Click here and here)

New for kids K through 12.

   Welcome (left to right) to Kayla Reisman, our new Director of Youth Engagement, Ben Hyman, our new Senior Youth Advisor, and Josh Satok, our new Junior Youth Advisor!





Calendar of Events (check back often!)

Perachim Girls Group January 7, 12:30 pm  
NERUSY Freshman Kinnus January 13-14  
NERUSY Snowball January 14  
Dave & Buster's January 21, 6 pm Jr & Sr [email protected]
Lounge Night January 23, 5:15 pm Jr. [email protected]
Tu B'Shevat Seder January 29, 12:30 pm Kochavim
TACOS January 29, 5:45 pm Sr [email protected]


Contact Ben (Senior [email protected]), Josh (Junior [email protected]) or Kayla 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.