Welcome to TA-K26 at Temple Aliyah!


Who is TA-K26?

TA-K26 is Temple Aliyah's community of families with children in kindergarten (the “K”) through grade 6 (the “6”). Our families have children who attend Jewish day schools, independent schools, and public schools. Together with Temple Aliyah staff, we host programs designed to create social connections, celebrate Jewish family life, and have fun.   TA-K26 is a wonderful way for kids and parents to meet new families and experience Jewish learning side-by-side.  All families are welcome and encouraged to invite new families to any of our events!

Share your ideas, send us questions by email [email protected], or join us anytime at a TA-K26 Committee Meeting. We meet monthly at the Temple or a private home (sign up here to be on our email list for reminders of meeting dates/locations).  

Download our 2017-18 Calendar of Events here We look forward to seeing you this year!

Karen Kajmo, Chair, TA-K26 Committee

Committee Meeting Dates:

2017: Sunday, Oct 1, 9:30 am; Wednesday, Nov 1, 7:30 pm; Sunday, Dec 3, 9:30 am--Mix, Mingle & Nosh! Open Meeting to Welcome Families

2018: Wednesday, Jan 3, 7:45 pm; Sunday, Feb 4, 9:30 am; Wednesday, March 7, 7:45 pm; Sunday, April 8, 9:30 am; Wednesday, May 2, 7:45 pm

2017 - 2018 Event Calendar

as of 11/30/17


New Year's Kickoff and Shmooze

Wednesday, September 20, 2017  

5:15 pm 

Under the Tent at Temple Aliyah


Shabbat Morning Family Services 

November 18, 2017 

January 20, 2018 

10:30 am in the Chapel


Friday Evening Kabbalat Shabbat  

Services and Dinner 

October 20, 2017 

RSVP for 10/20 Dinner here


December 15, 2017-Chanukah!


RSVP for 12/15 Dinner here


April 27, 2018 

Arrive for 5:30 pm



December 25th - Family Day 

CocoKey Resort, Danvers 

10:00 am - 9:00 pm 


Moms' Night Out 

 with Preschool & Temple Tots 

Location & time TBD 


An Evening with Cantor Jamie Gloth and Bina Carr

co-sponsored with Preschool & Temple Tots 

Saturday, January 6, 2018 

6:30 – 8:00 pm 

Parents Only - At a Private Home in Needham

Location with RSVP here


Tu B'Shevat Program 

January 28, 2018 

Volante Farm


Spaghetti & Movie Night-Beit Midrash 

February 10, 2018 


Purim Carnival 

Sunday, March 4, 2018 

11:00 am


Guys’ Night 2018 

with Preschool, Temple Tots,  

& Men’s Club 

March 14, 2018

7:00 pm


Parents' Night Out  

with Preschool & Temple Tots 

Saturday, March 17, 2018 

7:30 pm @ private home 


End of Year Event 

May 12, 2018 

Location & time TBD 




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!

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Did you know...?

In celebration of Rabbi Perkins’ more than 25 years at Temple Aliyah, here is this week's question: Did you know that more than 30 adults at Temple Aliyah have participated in one of the five past Adult Bar and Bat Mitzvah classes? If you are interested in becoming an adult Bar or Bat Mitzvah, please contact Rabbi Perkins.

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.