Welcome to Temple Aliyah

  • Welcome

    Temple Aliyah is a dynamic and egalitarian congregation with a warm and inviting atmosphere.   We are a dynamic and diverse community that embraces people of all ages, backgrounds and lifestyles.  We encourage our members to enrich their Jewish lives, to enhance their Jewish identifies, and to engage in lifelong learning.

  • Join us for A Day of Concerts 

    Ellen Allard at 10 AM for our youngest music lovers, ages 0-7.

    Click here for tickets to the Ellen Allard concert.

    Maccabeats at 4 PM for the whole family.

    Click here for tickets to the Maccabeats concert.

  • Gan Aliyah Preschool

    IMAGINE your child….feeling right at home, surrounded by caring educators and a supportive staff.  Exploring and growing in an environment  infused with Jewish values. 

    Where each teacher knows that your child is a unique individual developing, at his or her own pace, a positive sense of self and others, and learning how to negotiate the world around them.

     

  • Community

    It's our Jubilee Year! Fifty years of creating Jewish community and celbrating Jewish tradition.  We have a wonderful schedule of holiday gatherings, a congregational trip to Israel in February, a special Shabbaton weekend, a Gala Purim Ball, social action projects, concerts for kids, and much, much more.  Click here to learn more.

  • Music

    Music is a very important part of community life at Temple Aliyah.  Supported by Cantor Bogomolni, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Social Action

    We encourage members of the synagogue to participate in a variety of opportunities to learn about, and inspire action, in response to Jewish issues of social justice that occur on local, national and international levels.  This past year, our annual Mitzvah Day focused on issues relating to homelessness.

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Spotlight

 

Preparing for Pesach Click here for information about preparing for Pesach and special Pesach programs.

 

Hakarat HaTov, the mitzvah of acknowledging goodness, is the theme for this community morning of learning and activities on Sunday, May 3.  What does this mean?  Inspirational speakers who serve others in various capacities, and activities to acknowledge our appreciation of them.  Mark your calendars for an uplifting morning of fun!

 

Sisterhood Donor Dinner 
Wednesday, May 13  Guest Speaker: Anita Diamant, Author of The Red TentThe Boston Girl and other books. 

 

A Day of Concerts to Celebrate

50 Years

Sunday, May 17

Ellen Allard at 10 am for our youngest music lovers.

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Maccabeats May 2015  

... and the Maccabeats - A Capella in Concert - at 4 pm

Purchase tickets. More info.

For Temple Aliyah members only (non-members, on your honor), use this code: TACOMMUNITY.

 


IMAGINE your child….feeling right at home, surrounded by caring educators and a supportive staff.  Exploring and growing in an environment  infused with Jewish values. 

Where each teacher knows that your child is a unique individual developing, at his or her own pace, a positive sense of self and others, and learning how to negotiate the world around them.

NOW ENROLLING FOR SEPTEMBER 2015!

Temple Aliyah Welcomes You!


Temple Aliyah Lobby ArtworkTemple 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 Gaston Bogomolni, we encourage our members to enrich their Jewish lives, to enhance their Jewish identifies, 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. Or join Nashir, our choir led by Cantor G.   

Not a member?  We invite your family to join our family!

Join Us

Services

For information about each of our services, click on the links below. 

Shabbat Morning Services  9:15 am
Weekday Minyan (Mon - Th) 7:30 pm
Sunday Morning Minyan 9:00 am
Monday Morning Minyan   6:45 am
Kabbalat Shabbat (Friday)* 6:15 pm
Youth Services*  
*Check the calendar for dates.

Mercaz Aliyah

Shopping for Religious School? Learn why families love Mercaz Aliyah, Temple Aliyah’s innovative new Jewish education program for kindergarten through seventh grade.  Read about Mercaz Aliyah in the national USCJ magazine here. Follow us on Facebook. 


     

Saturday mornings are musical, full of movement and fun for our youngest friends (ages 0-5)! With singing, marching, silliness and stories, our Shabbat Yeladim services are held on Saturdays during the school year, starting at 10:30 am. Our services finish in time to join the rest of the community in the main sanctuary, and for our delicious congregational Kiddush. Drop in to join us any time!

Shabbat Mornings:

March 28; May 9  


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.

Shabbat This Week:

 

Upcoming Events

 
 Join us as we celebrate
Temple Aliyah's 50th Anniversary!

 

Click here to register for events.

Click to read articles about our 50th Anniversary in the Needham Hometown Weekly, the Needham Times and the Jewish Advocate.

 

           JUBILEE SCHEDULE

           September    
Shabbat in the Home Dinner 5
Jubilee Chefs - Rosh Hashanah Challah (PHOTOS) 7
Boston Duck Tour (PHOTOS) 14
Community Barbecue (PHOTOS) 21
Rosh Hashanah Get Together (Slideshow) (PHOTOS)(Videos) 28
  October
Sisterhood Wine Series 6

In the Sukkah - Maariv and Dinner (Sukkah Building PHOTOS)

10
In the Sukkah - Shpilkes Klezmer Band and Israeli dancing (PHOTOS) (Shpilkes on Facebook) 12
Sisterhood Women's Dinner - Guest Speaker: Lora Brody  22
  November
Shabbat Guest:  Yehuda Yaakov, Consul General of Israel to New England (9:15 am) 1
Shabbat Guests:  Needham Clergy Association (9:15 am) 8
Jubilee Chefs - Knaidel and Kugel (PHOTOS)  9
Men's Club Annual Dinner - Guest Speaker: Celtics Great Tommy Heinsohn (PHOTOS 18
Pray, Eat, Love - In the Home Shabbat Dinner 21
  December
Shabbaton Weekend - Scholar-in-Residence: Rabbi Brad Artson (PHOTOS) 12-14
  January
Community Dinner and Sisterhood Shabbat: Guest Speaker Rabbi Abby Sosland 9-10
Jubilee Chefs - Challah for Shabbat 11
Jubilee Progressive Dinner (PHOTOS) 24
"Fiddler on the Roof" (PHOTOS) 31, Feb. 1
  February
Congregational "Come With Us to Israel" Trip 11-22
  March
Jubilee Chefs - Hamentashen for Purim (PHOTOS) 1
Men's Club Shabbat - Guest Speaker Marc Gary 7
Jubilee Purim Gala 14
Pray, Eat, Love - In the Home Shabbat Dinner 20
  May
Ellen Allard Concert 17
Maccabeats Concert 17