[email protected] - Youth at Temple Aliyah

Our reimagined youth programming, now known collectively as Youth At Temple Aliyah ([email protected]), engages the youth and teens of Temple Aliyah (2nd – 12th grade) in order to enrich their Jewish identities and their connection to our congregation. Through leadership opportunities, participation in United Synagogue Youth (USY), social action initiatives, and education, we cultivate experiences that foster a sense of belonging in the greater Jewish community.


OUR AMAZING STAFF have planned an exciting year for everyone. Read on to learn about each of our programs!

Eitan Bloostein
Director of Youth Engagement

David Solkowitz
Jr. [email protected] advisor

Wilma Sack-Poyer
Kochavim/Kadima advisor

Our Youth Committee chair is Karen Levin.

Click here for a complete calendar of our youth activities.

Here are some photos of our kids engaged in their activities.


TEFs (Teen Engagement Fellows)

The TEFs (Teen Engagement Fellows) serve as the leaders of social engagement, social events, and other leadership within the teen community and the larger community at Temple Aliyah.  TEFs events and teen social programming run under the name [email protected] USY. The TEFs have a special focus on building relationships with other teens in an effort to build and organize a community of teens. Additionally, the TEFs take on roles within he congregation in effort to integrate teens into our synagogue's daily life. The TEFs meet as a group with their advisor weekly and individually with their advisor as needed.


TACOS (Temple Aliyah Community Opportunities and Service)

In our TACOS program, students in grades 9-12 meet with their advisor at a service site on two Sundays a month to perform volunteer work. TACOS students also help out with synagogue-wide events throughout the year, such as Hannukah Happening and the Purim Carnival. In the past, the TACOs students have visited with the elderly residents of Coleman House and prepared dinners both for the Temple Aliyah Hesed Committee and Family Promise.  Temple Aliyah membership is not required to participate.

TACOS2 New this year!

This year we will be offering two TACOS tracks: TACOS for students in grades 9-12 and TACOS 2 for students in grades 7-8.  This year, TACOS2 will focus on the issues of hunger and homelessness.  Over the course of the program, students will visit several different local sites to perform their service and to learn about hunger and homelessness and the many ways they can help.


Teens enrolled in our Madrichim program work wither as Mercaz Aliyah teachers' aides or one-on-one with students as peer tutors.  Students may request the age group (grades k-7) and the days (S,M,Th) that they prefer to volunteer, and they will receive placement per the needs of Mercaz Aliyah. In addition to their time in the classroom, Madrichim attend monthly training workshops during the year.  Our Madrichim program is a wonderful way for our post-B'nei Mitzvah teens to connect with and mentor the younger children in our congregation.  The Madrichim program is open only to Temple Aliyah Members.


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...?

Did you know that Gan Aliyah Preschool is a fabulous place for young children and families? Do you or someone you know have a young child between the ages of 18 months and 5 years old?  Gan Aliyah seamlessly integrates secular and Judaic early childhood learning in deeply meaningful ways that support a love of Judaism, family and community. To set up a time to visit, email or call Director of Early Childhood Education Debbi Fendell at 781-444-8522.

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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 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.