Fri., Jan.11 & Shabbat Jan.12, 2019
“Loving Peace, Pursuing Peace, A Jewish Owner’s Manual” Learn what our Jewish texts have to say about managing conflict and peacemaking in these turbulent times.
Building on our synagogue-wide theme of Ohev Shalom v'Rodef Shalom (Love Peace and Pursue Peace), enjoy a Shabbat designed to fill your soul and your stomach. Join Rabbi David Jaffe, our Scholar-in-Residence, your friends, and fellow congregants at the following services and discussions.
The weekend will include a Friday evening dinner and talk with Rabbi Jaffe (register here), Shabbat morning d'var and Kiddush Conversations with Rabbi Jaffe, and on Saturday evening Rabbi Jaffe will lead a Havdalah and Melave Malka program geared specifically to families with children in Grades 3-5, but open to all families (Free, register here). For full details, please click here. We are also planning, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm, babysitting for toddlers and activities for the children in Grades 2-12.
***If you would like to help sponsor our Shabbaton, at a minimum contribution of $180, please contact Jill Jacobs, Shabbaton Committee Chair.
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.
GAN ALIYAH OPENS NEW TODDLER CLASSROOM: On November 6th Gan Aliyah Preschool at Temple Aliyah opened a brand new classroom designed for children who were 18-22 months as of September 2018. It meets on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. If you (or your friend, neighbor or relative!) have a child who is ready for a first 'away from my grown up' program, please give our Director, Debbi Fendell, a call at 781-444-8522 to schedule a tour. Limited spaces available!
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!
Did you know...?
Did You Know that Cantor Gloth met his wife, Bina Carr, in USY? We join in wishing Cantor Gloth and Bina a very happy 24th anniversary this year and thank USY for bringing them together! Temple Aliyah is a member of NERUSY – the New England Region of United Synagogue Youth, one of the largest regions in North America. “If you’re interested in learning more about our youth programs for grades 2-12, contact Alex Maslow, Temple Aliyah’s Director of Youth Engagement.
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 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 NOW. 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.
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.