SUMMER MINYANS - PLEASE SIGN UP AND JOIN US
Weekday services will take place every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7:30 pm through the end of August. We will conduct both a mincha and ma’ariv service, enabling the recitation of kaddish for Tuesday or Wednesday on Tuesday evening and for Thursday or Friday on Thursday evening. We rely strictly on volunteers to ensure a minyan at every service as no teams are assigned.
To help us anticipate attendance, click here to sign up for the dates you can attend.
We will continue conducting our Monday morning shacharit service at 7 am, but we DO NOT hold Sunday morning services during the summer. Please contact the office for information regarding local Sunday services.
VIDEO STREAMING OUR SERVICES
Our services in the sanctuary throughout the year will be streamed. Streaming of Shabbat services will require a password. Please call the synagogue office at 781-444-8522 to receive your password. 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!
Did you know that Gan Aliyah Preschool is a fabulous place for young children and families? Do you or someone you know have a young child between the ages of 18 months and 5 years old? Gan Aliyah seamlessly integrates secular and Judaic early childhood learning in deeply meaningful ways that support a love of Judaism, family and community. To set up a time to visit, email or call Director of Early Childhood Education Debbi Fendell at 781-444-8522.
Want to learn more fun facts about 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.
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.
Shabbat This Week
An 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 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.
As part of Temple Aliyah's participation as a congregation, we are asking all congregants to take very brief (2-3 minute) online survey. This will help assess the current state of our congregation in the area of inclusion and give us direction for future action.
If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about the program, please contact Sharon Katz.