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 2017. 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.

Purim is coming! Check out our new Purim Guide under Resources Ritual.

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purimcarnivalflyer2018_landscape_2.jpg TEMPLE ALIYAH'S ANNUAL PURIM CARNIVAL

Join the fun at Temple Aliyah's annual Purim Carnival!  Games and crafts for kids of all ages.  Hamentashen and lunch available for purchase.  11-11:30 is ideally suited for toddlers and pre-K. Click here to register - but registration is not required.  Just stop by and have a great time!  

kripalu_welcome_sign.jpgKRIPALU RETREAT

Plan to join your fellow congregants Sunday and Monday, March 11-12 for an event you will be talking about—and feeling the benefits of—long after you leave! Choose from a variety of group activities, yoga, and movement classes at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in the Berkshires.  Click here for more information and to register.


Beginning in February 2018, we will offer a new Teen Israel Education Program for students in Grades 8-12.  This program is open to students whose families belong to Temple Aliyah as well as non-Temple Aliyah members.  Watch for details.


jamie_gloth_thumb.jpgALIYAH ASSIST is TA's new online sign-up system that makes volunteering easy!  Volunteers may choose  from many different synagogue-related projects for which assistance is needed. Some are one-time tasks with "no strings attached," while others are short-term or recurring.  Pick one that fits your interests and your availability! Just click here to peruse our 'help wanted' list of tasks. Thank you for exploring ways to connect with and support our synagogue community.


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 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).  

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.  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...?

Did you know that the most popular adult first name of Temple Aliyah members is David? If you happen to be a Deb, Debra or Debby, you have the second most popular name. The Kehillah Committee wishes to encourage each of you to always introduce yourself to other members, no matter what your name is.

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.


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 2017-18.

(Please be sure to refresh this page regularly, to be sure this information is up-to-date).

Upcoming Events



Youth at Temple Aliyah - For kids K through 12.

  Kayla Reisman, our Director of Youth Engagement, Jonathan Marx, our Senior Youth Advisor, and David Solkowitz, our Junior Youth Advisor!



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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.