Youth Advisors

Our Youth Group advisors for 2019-2020 are:

Senior USY - Eitan Bloostein

Junior USY - David Solkowitz

Kochavim/Kadima -  Wilma Sack-Poyser

(Click any of the names to email)

 

Director of Youth Engagement/Senior USY Advisor

Eitan Bloostein is excited to be leading [email protected] (Youth @ Temple Aliyah) as the Director of Youth and Teen Engagement. Eitan spent a year at Yeshivat Ma’aleh Gilboa before attending Tufts University, where he studied Religion, graduating in June, 2019. At Tufts, Eitan has been a leader within the Jewish community, working on topics related to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and religious and spiritual life. In his free time, Eitan plays guitar, attends concerts, runs, and takes long walks. Last year Eitan was the Senior Youth Advisor for our 8-12 grade cohort. In this role, he advised the Teen Engagement Fellows, supervised TACOS, Temple Aliyah's teen community service program, and taught in Mercaz Aliyah. He is excited to expand this role and continue working with the youth and teens at Aliyah!

Junior USY Advisor

Originally from Bethesda, MD, David Solkowitz joins Temple Aliyah's staff following his graduation from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. A Jewish Studies major and Hebrew minor, David looks forward to continuing his journey to becoming a Jewish educator and starting grad school at Hebrew College. 

A proud Jew and avid sports fan, David is always happy and eager to talk Judaism, sports, or just schmooze. 

David looks forward to working with and getting to know the community at Temple Aliyah and is excited to be moving back east.

Kadima/Kochavim Advisor

Wilma Sack-Poyser has been at Temple Aliyah for 5 years and teaches during the day at Solomon Schechter in Newton. Wilma made Aliyah with her family as a young girl and spent 15 years in Israel. During her years in Israel, Wilma attended school, served in the IDF, traveled across the country hiking, camping, climbing and exploring Israel.

Wilma's loves spending time with her new husband Wayne, her 2 daughters May-Tal (23) and Elli-Ann (19) and her amazing Pomchee dog Oreo.  Wilma holds a BS in Business management and is currently finishing up her Masters in Jewish Education at Hebrew College.

Wilma has also been a teacher in our Gan Aliyah for 5 years. She loves the Temple Aliyah community and looks forward to sharing her love of Israel and Hebrew with the youth at Temple Aliyah.

 

 

 

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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.    

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Did you know...?

Did you know that Temple Aliyah is a member of Mayyim Hayyim, a beautiful mikveh in Newton? Did you know this entitles a limited number of congregants to a free immersion gift certificate? To learn more about the benefits and reasons behind an immersion, please visit the Mayyim Hayyim website. To schedule an immersion 1) request your immersion appointment online  2) wait 24 hours for a response, 3) show up at the designated time, and 4) let them know you are a member of Temple Aliyah.

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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 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.


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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.