WHAT ARE YOU DOING MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND?
How about joining us for the Temple Aliyah Community Retreat? May 24-26 at Camp Avoda!
For a taste of the Retreat, join us at an informational meeting in the library at 7:00 pm on Monday, April 29 or Tuesday April 30. RSVP by email to Alisa Levine. S'mores will be served! Register for the Retreat that evening and take home a copy of, "The Art of Jewish Living" by Dr. Ron Wolfson. For the flyer including fees, click here. For answers to commonly asked questions, click here. For a tentative outline/schedule, click here. To register using Chaverweb, click here (if you encounter any problems registering, please email Caroline and she will assist you.)
LEARN ABOUT AGING, MEMORY AND ALZHEIMER'S
Final session Tuesday, May 7, 7-8:30 pm, at the Temple
Join us for our final session of our three-part series on Aging, Memory and Alzheimer's. Learn about how to maximize brain-healthy behaviors from experts from the Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment at Brigham and Women's Hospital. No attendance at prior sessions necessary. Learn more here.
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.
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!
Major League Baseball season opens this week, the earliest in history! Did you know that Temple Aliyah’s B’nai Mitzvah Tutor, Hazzan Linda Sue Sohn, had the honor of singing the Star Spangled Banner at Fenway Park on Mother’s day in 2009? And listed among his most exciting moments as a sports fan, Temple Aliyah President David Farbman savors the memory of being at Fenway Park for Jon Lester’s no-hitter on May 19, 2008. And, if that's not enough Jewish baseball trivia, Rabbi Gordon’s favorite way to unwind after a busy day is to watch the Red Sox. Why not share your favorite baseball moments today?
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
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 2019 in our "Blue Room" for younger toddlers ages 18-23 months, our "Purple Room" for 2's and almost 2's (3 or 4 days/week), our "Green Room" for 3's (5 days/week); and our "Yellow Room" for 4's and 5's (5 days/week). 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.