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.

  • Gan Aliyah Preschool

    Join us for our Open Days this Fall: Meet our exceptional staff, observe our toddler and preschool classes, and enjoy a personal tour of our beautiful spaces. 


  • Community

    Temple Aliyah just celebrated its fiftieth year of creating Jewish community and celebrating Jewish tradition. Square Dancing is just one example of the many events planned throughout the year to bring our community together, to learn, to pray and to have fun!

  • 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.

  • Neighbors

    During Sukkot, Temple Aliyah hosted the Needham Clergy Association in our congregational Sukkah, one of the many community-wide events in which we participate.

  • 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 honoring those who serve.

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December 11-12  "Jewish Wisdom for Growing Older" with Scholar in Residence Rabbi Dayle Friedman. 

Friday Kabalat Shabbat and Community Dinner - "Finding Our Grit and Grace Beyond Midlife"

Saturday Shabbat morning  - "Not By Might, But By Spirit" 

Saturday evening Dessert and Discussion - "Looking Back, Looking Ahead: Life Story Midrash"

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Where would you like your toddler to spend a few mornings a week? 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 2015. 

Come learn more about 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).

Special tuition incentives available for 2-year olds! Call or email Jennifer Rudin at 781-444-8522, [email protected] for a personal tour.


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.


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, 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. Or join Nashir.   

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

Join Us

Shabbat and Weekday Services

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


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 2015-16.


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Upcoming Events




Youth at Temple Aliyah

New for kids K through 12.

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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.