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.

  • Gan Aliyah Preschool

    We are now enrolling students for 2016-17! 2's & almost 2's, 3's and 4's and Pre-K. Flexible, extended day, and early drop-off hours.

  • “Who is wise?  One who learns from every person,” Ben Zoma, Pirkei Avot (Ethics of our Ancestors). 

    As part of our commitment to lifelong learning, Temple Aliyah offers a wide range of opportunities for our adult members and others to enrich their Jewish lives throughout education, including classes explaining our High Holiday and Shabbat services, discussing Jewish values, meditation and yoga, and much more.  

    Click here to see all of our current Adult Education offerings.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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Consider enhancing your engagement with Temple Aliyah. Please see our list of Volunteer Opportunities.



Dance, Sing, Rejoice, Toast and Cheer as we honor our beloved teacher, Bill Lichtman Monday, October 24, 2016 at 6:30 PM

Refreshments following services, Scotch tasting from 8:30 PM 

Sandwiches available from 6:00-6:30, $10/ind, $30/fam (RSVP for dinner to Ellyn Shriber)


[email protected] ALIYAH IN ACTION!

Click here to see pictures of our youth collecting food for the Kol Nidre Food Drive and helping to create decorations for our Sukkah!  Click here to see our youth enjoying Sushi in the Sukkah.

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 2016 in 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).  

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.   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

Shabbat and Weekday Services


Shabbat Morning Services  9:15 am
Sunday Morning Minyan 9:00 am
Monday Morning Minyan   6:45 am
Weekday Minyan  7:30 pm


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 2015-16.


Shabbat This Week:


Upcoming Events




Youth at Temple Aliyah

(See Photos of TA Youth in action! Click here and here)

New for kids K through 12.

   Welcome (left to right) to Kayla Reisman, our new Director of Youth Engagement, Ben Hyman, our new Senior Youth Advisor, and Josh Satok, our new Junior Youth Advisor!





Calendar of Events (check back often!)

United Skates of America (NERUSY) 9/25 1-6 pm Senior [email protected]
Sushi in the Sukkah 10/19 4-5:30 pm Senior [email protected]
Pizza in the Hut 10/20 6-8 pm Junior [email protected]
NERUSY Regional Lounge 10/26  
Rock Wall 10/30 12:30-2 pm Kochavim/Kadima
TACOS (Community Service) 10/39 6 pm  
Sr. [email protected] Board Meeting  11/1 7-8 pm Senior [email protected]


Contact Ben (Senior [email protected]), Josh (Junior [email protected]) or Kayla for more information.


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.