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.

  • 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.

  • Gan Aliyah Preschool

    We are now enrolling 2's, 3's, 4's and 5's for Fall 2018. Flexible Extended Day & early drop-off hours. Our integrated Judaic and secular curriculum is taught by exceptional early childhood educators. Email or call for a tour.

  • 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.

  • Community

    Staying Connected offers educational and solcial opportunities for congregants 50 and older.  Those whoo attended the Fall Square Dance danced the night away.  

  • Community

    Temple Aliyah Sisterhood members enjoy a wide variety of social and educational events throughout the year like Pizza and Bingo night. Laugh, learn, and have fun as you make new friends and spend time with old ones!

  • 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.

It's almost Sukkot - Be Happy! ושמחת בחגך והיית אך שמח

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SUKKOT IS NEAR!

For a complete listing of the schedule of Sukkot services, click here.  Check out our Sukkot Resource page, complete with information, activities, and recipes.

Please remember to bring coats for the Social Action Sukkot Coat Drive which runs from Sept. 23rd through Oct. 31st.


HARVEST PICNIC

Sunday, Sept. 23rd, 11:30 am

Fun and food for all ages. Decorate the sukkah, games for children, and lunch available for a small fee. RSVP encouraged - click here.


SIP IN THE SUKKAH WITH SISTERHOOD

Wednesday 9/26, 7:30 pm

Join us for an alternative, spiritual minyan prayer service. Afterwards, we will convene in the Sukkah at 8 pm for snacks and drinks. Feel free to come to both or just one!


DINNER IN THE SUKKAH

Friday, Sept. 28th, 5:30 PM and 6:15 PM (two seatings)

Back by popular demand! There will be two services and seatings for dinner: a 5:30 service geared to younger families (but open to everyone) followed by dinner, and a 6:15 Kabbalat Shabbat service open to all followed by dinner. Click here to register by Tuesday, Sept. 25th


PIZZA AND POKER IN THE SUKKAH

Thursday, Sept. 27th,  7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Join the Men's Club for Minyan, then sit in the sukkah for food, drinks, and cards! Full details can be found in the recent email.


VIDEO STREAMING OUR SERVICES

Our Shabbat and Yom Tov services in the Main Sanctuary throughout the year will be streamed. We had a very successful inauguration of this service on the High Holidays, which was open to all. Streaming of services for the remainder of the year will require a password. Please call the Temple at 781-444-8522 before Shabbat or the Holiday to receive your password. The streaming page is located here.


ChaverWeb is a new online system which can help you better connect with the Temple Aliyah community. On ChaverWeb you can enter and edit your personal information and that of family members (you get to control what information can be seen by others); check your account and pay your Temple bill; make donations; sign up for events, and check on those events for which you have signed up; and find other Temple members in the directory.  Most of the features of ChaverWeb are already in place, including the Directory and online Donations. The remainder should be fully implemented by the end of 2018.

You use your email address and a password you select to log into ChaverWeb. Current members should have been assigned a temporary password when the system was implemented, so if you never got that notification, or if you forgot or misplaced that password, you can click on the link at login to get a new password sent to you.

Please check out ChaverWeb now and log in to the future of TA!


jamie_gloth_thumb.jpgALIYAH 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.


Shopping for Religious School? Learn why families love Mercaz Aliyah, Temple Aliyah’s innovative new Jewish education program for kindergarten through seventh grade.  Check out the latest edition of Ma Chadash.  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

Did you know...?

Although both his parents were from Massachusetts, Cantor Gloth grew up in Akron, Ohio as a Browns, Indians and Cavaliers fan? The Indians and Browns can boast winning lifetime records over New England teams; however the last time the Browns won a championship (pre-Super Bowl Days) was in 1964, the same year that Temple Aliyah was formed.

Want to learn more fun facts about Temple Aliyah? Click here!

If you have a fun fact about Temple Aliyah you’d like to share with our community, please email [email protected].


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 Tuesday and Thursday evenings.


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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 2018-19.


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Upcoming Events

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A new informal Jewish education program at Temple Aliyah for grades 8-12!!

 

At Yallah Aliyah, Temple Aliyah Teens Move Onward and Upward!!

Building on the success of TACOS (Temple Aliyah Community Opportunities and Service), our teen community service program, we are pleased to introduce even more ways for our 8-12 graders to reach new heights!

On Sunday evenings throughout the year, Yallah Aliyah offers a number of different sessions to choose from.  All programs will begin with a meal.  Temple Aliyah membership is not required.  Click here for details.


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 2018 in our "Purple Room" for 2's and almost 2's (3 or 4 days/week); and our "Green Room" for 3's (5 days/week); and our "Yellow Room" for 4's and 5's (5 days/week).  And our new classroom ("Blue Room") for younger toddlers ages 18-23 months is available in November 2018. We have limited space for your child! 

Call Debbi Fendell, our Director of Early Childhood Education, at 781-444-8522 or send her an email.


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.


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.