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 kids attend public schools, Jewish day schools, and independent 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 Temple Aliyah families are welcome, and encouraged to invite new families to any of our events!  

What's happening this year?

TA-K26 is back in the groove, and we have several winter and spring programs for kids and families! See the calendar below. If you would like to share your ideas or learn more, email our TA-K26 Board Representative, Reva Winston or [email protected]





Winter/Spring 2019 Event Calendar

Saturday, January 11: Shabbaton & Melaveh Malkah 

Shabbat morning - enjoy Shabbat-friendly board games with [email protected] staff - no advance registration required

Saturday evening 5:30pm - 6:30pm - Melaveh Malkah party, celebrating Havdalah with Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi David Jaffe and a FREE dinner 

Friday, January 25: Shabbat @ Home

Fun, informal small group Shabbat dinners. Dinners are potluck in members' homes, so each group can decide on details like timing and food that works for all. Email Sarah Burns at [email protected] if you'd like to be a guest or a host.

Saturday, February 2: Family Movie Night

Enjoy the warmth of Havdallah, a yummy dinner and a cozy family-friendly movie on a cold winter night. Pizza, popcorn & PJ's will be happening, too! 5 pm

Register here!

Saturday, February 9: Shabbat B'Yachad

Bring the whole family to shul for Shabbat morning services. After the Torah comes out, the kids will enjoy games and stories related to the parsha while parents participate in the main service. Lots of opportunities for kids and adults to participate in the service, and everyone can stay for community kiddush including ice cream sundaes! Contact Alisa Levine [email protected]

Friday March 8:  Shabbat Dinner at Temple Aliyah

Shabbat dinners are more fun with friends! Bring the whole family for a festive meal with the TA community. 6 pm

Register here!

Sunday, March 17: Temple Aliyah Purim Carnival!

Our annual carnival is a classic--games, prizes, costumes, and Purim food galore! 11 am - 1 pm

Details here!

Sunday March 24: Maple Sugar Tour at Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, Sharon

Field trip time! Get your family outdoors and experience an early spring tradition in New England, of learning about (and tasting!) maple syrup.

Register here!

Saturday March 30 - Shabbat B'Yachad

See Feb 9 event description.

Saturday April 6 - Afternoon of Fun & Games

Get your game on! Come to Temple Aliyah with your family's favorite card games and board games to play together with other families. 

Saturday May 11 - Shabbat B'Yachad

See Feb 9 description.

Friday May 17 - Shabbat @ Home

See January 25 event description.






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...?

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.